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Julia Satti Cosentino

Co-Chair, Nonprofit and Social Impact / Boston

Overview

Julia Satti Cosentino is a partner in Nutter's Private Client Department and co-chair of the Nonprofit and Social Impact practice group, and co-chair of Nutter’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is experienced in complex estate planning, tax planning, probate and trust administration and guardianship, as well as in advising exempt organizations. Julia focuses on counseling both family foundations and public charities on organizational structure and operation, including grantmaking, tax compliance and reporting, equity proceedings in the Massachusetts probate courts, fundraising and strategic planning. She also advises philanthropists on all aspects of charitable giving. Julia has been providing counsel and guidance to families and individuals for more than 30 years, and serves as trustee or director of numerous of private trusts and foundations.

A speaker on estate planning and nonprofit matters before the Federal Tax Institute of New England, Inc., the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the New England Museum Association, Julia is also a contributing author of Massachusetts Guardianship and Conservatorship Practice and Drafting Wills and Trusts in Massachusetts, both published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. She is a lecturer on tax and guardianship matters for MCLE and the Boston Bar Association, where she is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section. Julia is a member of the Boston Probate and Estate Planning Forum, where she serves on the Steering Committee and as Secretary.

Julia is a special counsel to BPE, formerly the Boston Plan for Excellence in the Public Schools Foundation. Her practice has also included obtaining probate court approval of the entertainment contracts of the children appearing in WGBH’s productions of “ZOOM,” “FETCH!” and “Design Squad.” In recognition of her work for children, the Boston Business Journal named Julia to its 2003 “40 Under 40,” acknowledging her as one of the outstanding young professional leaders in Boston.

In November 2020, Julia was elected to the Board of Trustees of Perkins School for the Blind, which is based in Watertown, MA, but serves those with visual impairment and multiple disabilities across the U.S. and around the world. She is currently a member of its Audit Committee and the Corporator Leadership Council. Julia also serves on the board of directors of Social Innovation Forum, a dynamic nonprofit that creates positive social change in greater Boston by strengthening leaders, organizations and networks, now chairing its Development Strategy Committee. For many years, Julia has co-chaired Nutter’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is a member of the Boston Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Section, having co-chaired the Section’s Retention and Advancement Committee, Group Mentoring Committee and, in 2011, the selection committee for the Boston Bar Association’s Beacon Award. Julia is also active in her local community, serving as a representative town meeting member since 2000.

During law school, Julia was an executive editor of The Tax Lawyer.

Experience

Experience

  • Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship Foundation

    Nutter worked closely with the directors, including a representative of Ms. DeLorenzo’s family, to identify the particular qualities in today’s students that Ms. DeLorenzo would most want to recognize and reward, principally a strong work ethic, care for others, and commitment to the Arlington community, and then developed an application and selection process that has allowed as many as 150 applicants to be carefully considered for awards ranging in size from $2,000 to $20,000 each spring season. This same team, along with Nutter’s Trust and Tax Accounting groups, has managed the Foundation’s corporate filings, federal and state nonprofit reporting, website development, on-line application support, award payments, accounting, and publicity. Nutter Investment Advisors has provided investment management services to the Foundation, as well.

News & Insights

News

Publications

Honors

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2021
  • Boston Business Journal, "40 under 40"
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004, 2006-2011, 2017-2018
  • The National Law Journal, “2016 Trusts & Estates Trailblazer”
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, “2018 Top Women of Law”

Education & Admissions

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
Boston College, B.S., magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Industries

Industry Expertise

A speaker on nonprofit matters before the Federal Tax institute of New England, Inc., the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the New England Museum Association, Julia is also a contributing author of Massachusetts Guardianship and Conservatorship Practice and Drafting Wills and Trust in Massachusetts, both published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.

Noteworthy

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2021
  • Boston Business Journal, "40 under 40"
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004, 2006-2011, 2017-2018
  • The National Law Journal, “2016 Trusts & Estates Trailblazer”
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, “2018 Top Women of Law”
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