Raymond H. Young

Of Counsel

  • 617-557-9741
  • 617-227-0781
  • 75 State Street
  • Boston, MA 02109

Raymond H. Young

Of Counsel

  • 617-557-9741
  • 617-227-0781
  • 75 State Street
  • Boston, MA 02109

Practice Focus

Raymond H. Young concentrates his practice on estate and trust administration, tax planning, fiduciary litigation, and expert witness matters. His clients include individuals, families, fiduciaries and beneficiaries involved in trust and estate administration or in disputes over wills and trusts.

Ray has been active in probate and trust reform, including enactment of the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code and the Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code.

Representative Clients

Ray represents a full range of private clients and their extended families, located across the U.S.


  • Richard V. Wellman Award, ABA/ALI/ULC Joint Editorial Board for Trust and Estate Acts
  • Lawyer of the Year, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • Estate Planner of the Year, Boston Estate Planning Council
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers in America: Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates Litigation
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America
  • Awarded the “Legacy Leader Award” by the Salvation Army

Activities and Publications

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Director, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation
  • Fellow, American Law Institute
  • Boston Bar Association, Past President
  • Boston Estate Planning Council, Past President
  • Boston Probate and Estate Planning Forum
  • Member, ABA/ALI/ULC Joint Editorial Board for Trust and Estate Acts
  • International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, Past President
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Probate Section Council Member; Past Chair, Joint Committee on Uniform Probate Code
  • Massachusetts Probate and Family Court
  • Massachusetts Ad Hoc Committee on Uniform Trust Code
  • Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation
  • Massachusetts Prudent Investor Act Committee
  • National College of Probate Judges, various Commissions
  • National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
  • Yale Law School Association of Massachusetts, past President

Community Involvement

  • Watertown Community Foundation

Ray Young’s Comment on Trusts and Estates

“Creative and effective service to my clients, their families, and their shifting needs and priorities has always been the hallmark of my career. Additionally, I am grateful to have played a significant role in shaping the law – especially probate and trust reform. In this way I have been able to serve not only my own clients, but help lead the entire society that benefits from legal evolution – all trustees, beneficiaries and the full complement of attorneys and judges throughout the legal community.”


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