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Steven M. Cohen

Partner and Chair, Elder Law


Steven Cohen is a Partner in the firm’s Trusts and Estates and Private Client and Elder Law practice groups. For over 20 years, he has been dedicated to educating professionals and the community on the intricacies of elder law.

Steven is a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Steven was co-chair of the elder and disability law committee of the Boston Bar Association from 2006 to 2012. And he is co-author of the Nursing Home Medicaid Eligibility Chapter in Estate Planning for the Aging and Incapacitated Client in Massachusetts, published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

Steven speaks regularly before senior and professional groups, including the Boston Tax Institute, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, and Harvard Medical School, as well as to healthcare professionals in hospitals and nursing homes.

Areas of concentration:

  • Elder Law
  • Special Needs Trust Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Elder Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Recognition and Awards

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America ©, Elder Law, 2023-2024
  • Named, Boston magazine, Top Lawyers, Elder Law, 2022-2023
  • Selected, Massachusetts Super Lawyers List, 2006-2023
  • Rated, Boston’s Top Rated Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbel, 2011-2022
  • Rated, Avvo (’s legal review website)

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member, Boston Bar Association, Elder and Disability Committee

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Conversations with Caregivers,” Estate Planning: Peace of Mind for You and Your Family Mass General Hospital (June 2021 and July 20, 2022)
  • Speaker, “Elder Decisions Mediation Training,” Agreement Resources, LLC (March 17, 2021 and June 28, 2022)
  • Speaker, “Medicaid & Health Planning Update 2022,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (June 16, 2022)
  • Co-Author, “Nursing Home Medicaid Eligibility,” Estate Planning for the Aging or Incapacitated Client in Massachusetts, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education