Ken W. Shulman

One International Place
Boston, MA 02110
T: (617) 345 4789
F: (617) 206 9357

Ken W. Shulman – Partner

Professional Experience

Ken Shulman assists individuals and families with estate planning and related issues for elders and families with disabled children. He frequently represents clients in guardianship matters and serves as a trustee for families.

Ken's work in disabilities planning has led him to volunteer with organizations that provide services to persons with special needs. Currently, he chairs the Disabilities Committee of Combined Jewish Philanthropies and he recently completed two terms on the Board of Directors of the Asperger's Association of New England. He previously served as a board member for several human service agencies, including the Greater Boston ARC. He has also served as a consultant to the Massachusetts Office of Handicapped Affairs, the Massachusetts Disability Law Center, and the Massachusetts Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee.

Ken speaks to consumer groups, professionals in the field and others interested in issues related to estate planning, aging, disability, advocacy, financial planning and the preservation of government entitlements. He is also a frequent presenter for lawyer training sessions and regular contributor to publications of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), including serving as a featured speaker on Medicare and Medicaid liens in personal injury cases at several MCLE Elder & Disability Law Conferences. He is the co-author of the widely acclaimed book, Managing a Special Needs Trust: A Guide for Trustees.

In addition to his estate planning practice, Ken has extensive experience handling real estate and business matters for his estate planning clients.

Practice Areas

News, Publications & Presentations


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1974
  • Northwestern University, B.A., with Distinction, 1971


  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Professional Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association, Elder and Disability Planning Committee, Co-Chairman
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter, former Board Member
  • Special Needs Alliance

Outside Interests

  • Asperger's Association of New England, Board of Directors
  • Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Disabilities Committee
  • Committee for Caring and Social Justice of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, 2013-2015

Awards and Achievements

  • Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2005-2015

  • Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Elder Law, 2013-2015

  • Recipient of a Day Pitney Coleman Award for his commitment to pro bono and public service, 2010