As Of Counsel at Nikolaisen & Associates, John Nikolaisen practices in the areas of special needs estate planning, guardianship, and disability law. John has been a highly-regarded lawyer in private practice for more than 30 years, half of that time in New York City and half in Boston at Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, LLP, Peabody & Arnold, LLP, and White & Williams, LLP.
John is a passionate advocate for his clients, including people who have family members with special needs. He and his wife have a severely autistic son who is now a young adult, living at home, so he understands how to navigate the system and what parents go through. John has been very active in Special Olympics, founding Wellesley’s Special Olympics track team (part of Wellesley S.T.A.R.S.), is a member of the Adult Services Committee of AFAM (Advocacy for Autism Massachusetts) and is on the board of Camp Starfish, a camp for children with emotional and behavioral issues. He is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
With over 20 years of leadership in the fields of elder law, special needs planning, and estate planning, Nikolaisen & Associates works with its clients to find the best possible solution for each client’s unique situation and goals.
We bring to this effort our experience and a commitment to providing the highest level of personalized service.
Tell us about your special needs issue and we will put you in touch with John Nikolaisen