Attorney Suzanne R. Sayward is a top rated attorney for wills and trusts and partner with the firm 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 has been a member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys since the 1990’s and served on the Board of Directors for many years. She also served as the Chapter’s President in 2009 and received both the Outstanding Chapter Member award and Most Valuable Member award. She is also active with the Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys, Inc. where she served as a member of the Board of Directors for many years and as president of the organization in 2013.
“Working with Suzanne and her team could not have been more pleasant. The entire process was very professional, organized, efficient and thorough. Follow up items were clearly explained. My final estate plan was organized and presented beautifully. I would highly recommend her.”
-Erica Kapalis Bond
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. Attorney Sayward has been named to Boston Magazine’s annual list of “Massachusetts Super Lawyers” for the years 2010 through 2021.
Attorney Sayward lives in an empty nest in Franklin with her husband Kevin. When she is not busy helping her clients with their Wills and inheritance planning, Attorney Sayward enjoys cheering on the Patriots, traveling (when we’re not in a pandemic), and trying out new restaurants with her husband.
*National Elder Law Foundation is private organization whose standards are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Areas of Practice
- Estate Planning
- Estate Tax and Gift Planning
- Elder Law
- Estate and Trust Administration
- Fiduciary Representation
- 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
- Massachusetts, 1985
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