“Your Goals. Your Plan. I think these four words really capture the key principals that my practice is built on: That every client has unique goals, dreams and concerns; That there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” solution when it comes to estate planning; that my most important job is to listen to and learn from my clients to understand what they want their estate plan to accomplish. It is through this learning process that I can then create a customized estate plan designed to meet the personalized goals of each and every client.” Attorney Kenneth J. Simmons, Jr. is one of the founding partners of Simmons & Schiavo, LLP. He has been helping families with their estate planning needs for almost fourteen years. Ken handles all levels of estate planning ranging from basic plans requiring Wills, Health Care Proxies and Durable Powers of Attorney to more complex, multi-million dollar estates involving marital deduction trust planning, irrevocable life insurance trusts, stretch IRA inheritance trusts, multi-generational dynasty trusts and intentionally defective grantor trusts. Ken’s estate planning work also involves the use of limited liability companies to implement gifting programs, charitable remainder trusts, supplemental needs trusts and a number of other complex trust planning vehicles. Over the past decade, Ken has expanded his practice to include Elder Law and Probate Administration. Ken counsels his clients in all aspects of long term care planning, including advising on how to properly protect assets from the costs of long term care, explaining the benefits of Irrevocable Income Only Trusts, and helping to understand the implications of gifting assets. Ken’s Elder Law work also includes completing and filing MassHealth Long Term Care Applications for clients entering or already in a nursing facility. Ken obtained his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School in 2001 where he graduated Cum Laude in the top 6% of his class.