Attorney Suzanne R. Sayward is a partner with the law firm of Samuel, Sayward & Baler LLC in Dedham, Massachusetts, where she concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, and elder law. She is certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation.* Attorney Sayward is also an accredited attorney with the Veterans Administration. Attorney Sayward is an active member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys where she served on the Board of Directors for many years and as the Chapter’s President in 2009. She was named as the Outstanding Chapter Member of the Massachusetts Chapter in 2008 and Most Valuable Member in 2011. She is also active with the Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys, Inc. and served as president of the organization in 2013.
Attorney Sayward received her undergraduate degree from Boston University, and her J.D. from Suffolk University, where she was a published member of the Law Review. She contributes a newspaper column on estate planning and elder law issues to the Dedham Transcript on a regular basis, answers questions about estate planning and elder law for the Westwood Council on Aging’s monthly newsletter, and speaks on these topics to local community groups. Attorney Sayward was named to Boston Magazine’s annual list of “Massachusetts Super Lawyers” for the years 2010 through 2015.
Areas of Practice:
Estate Tax and Gift Planning
Estate and Trust Administration
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, J.D. 1984
Honors: Cum Laude
Law Review: Suffolk University Law Review, 1984
Boston University, Boston, MA, 1981 B.A.
Honors: Cum Laude
Professional Associations and Memberships:
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter
Bar Association of Norfolk County
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
Norfolk-Plymouth Estate Planning Council
*National Elder Law Foundation is private organization whose standards are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.