Steven C. Goodwin



When clients need advice on estate and asset protection planning, settlement of estates, and the administration of trusts, they know they can count on Steve Goodwin’s thirty years of experience. Banks, trust companies and other professional fiduciaries in the administration of complex estates and trusts come to him to resolve their complex challenges.

Entrepreneurs rely on Steve for his particular experience with the estate planning problems faced by business owners whose wealth is principally in non-liquid assets. Family businesses can have especially intricate challenges, and he prides himself on navigating both the personal and professional aspects of those issues. Where competing interests must be weighed, judged and dealt, Steve provides reasoned and impartial counsel. He advises clients on the intricacies of purchase and sale agreements, funded irrevocable life insurance trusts, charitable remainder and similar split interest vehicles. He represents clients before federal and state tax examiners and has an excellent reputation in the settlement of complex audits.


J.D., Boston College Law School

B.S., Siena College



First Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Massachusetts

U.S. Supreme Court

honors & awards

AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

The Best Lawyers in America® Best Lawyer, Trusts & Estates (2013-2024)

National Law Journal – Divorce, Trusts & Estates Trailblazer (2017)