Julia Satti Cosentino
Julia Satti Cosentino is a partner in the Nutter's Private Client Department and co-chair of the Nonprofit and Social Impact practice group. She is experienced in complex estate and tax planning, probate and trust administration and guardianship, as well as in advising exempt organizations. Julia focuses on counseling both public charities and private foundations on organizational structure and operation, including fundraising, grantmaking, tax compliance and reporting, and strategic planning. She also advises philanthropists on all aspects of charitable giving. Julia serves as trustee or director of a number of private trusts and foundations.
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. She is a lecturer on 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, as well as Boston Philanthropic Advisors Roundtable (BPART).
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.
Julia is past chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee and is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Section, and co-chair of the Section’s Retention and Advancement Committee. In 2011, Julia co-chaired the selection committee for the Boston Bar Association’s Beacon Award. She is chair of the board of directors of Nonprofit Net, Inc., an all-volunteer organization that offers capacity-building seminars for small charities. Julia is also active in her local community, serving as a representative town meeting member since 2000. In November 2012, Julia was elected as a new Member of the Corporation at the Perkins School for the Blind Annual Meeting.
During law school, Julia was an executive editor of The Tax Lawyer.
- Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship Foundation
Tom Jalkut, Julia Cosentino and Tom Rockwell 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
- Nutter’s Nonprofit and Social Impact Practice Group Sets Its Sights on Achieving Maximum Social Change11.13.2017
- Nutter Partners Julia Satti Cosentino, Melissa Sampson McMorrow Honored as ‘2016 Trusts & Estates Trailblazers’ by The National Law Journal03.31.2016
- Julia Satti Cosentino and Melissa Sampson McMorrow Named to NLJ’s Inaugural ‘Divorce, Trusts & Estates Trailblazers’ List03.23.2016
- Julia Satti Cosentino quoted extensively in the Antiques Roadshow Insider “Antiques, Art, and…Taxes”June 2012
- Women's Business, 04.01.2009
- Julia Satti Cosentino and Melissa Sampson McMorrow publish “Is Your Charity Ready for the New Form 990”In-House Counselor, February 2009
- Julia Satti Cosentino participates in “Principal for a Day” program hosted by Boston Plan for Excellence11.06.2008
- Nutter hosts Boston Philanthropic Advisors Roundtable (BPART) 6th Annual Luncheon “Passing the Torch: Next Generation Philanthropy”12.06.2013
- Nutter hosts Boston Philanthropic Advisors Roundtable (BPART) 5th Annual Luncheon “Beyond Grants: Using Program Related Investments (PRI) to Make an Impact”10.24.2012
- Writing for Law360, Julia Satti Cosentino and Nick Stabile Discuss How to Serve Clients Who Are Blind Effectively02.02.2018 | Article
- Julia Satti Cosentino and Sara Goldman Curley Co-Author Chapters in Guardianship and Conservatorship Practice Under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code12.05.2017 | Article
- Nutter's Nonprofit and Social Impact Practice Group Sets Its Sights on Achieving Maximum Social Change11.13.2017 | Legal Update
- 08.01.2016 | Blog
- 05.31.2016 | Blog
- 04.27.2016 | Blog
- Writing for Social Innovation Forum’s Blog, Julia Satti Cosentino Reflects on March 2016 Social Issue Talk Series03.24.2016 | Article
- 01.28.2016 | Blog
- 12.18.2015 | Legal Advisory
- 07.10.2013 | Legal Advisory
- 11.14.2012 | Legal Advisory
- Generation to Generation, 11.28.2017
- Generation to Generation, 10.24.2017
- Generation to Generation, 09.28.2017
- Generation to Generation, 11.01.2016
- Generation to Generation, 08.01.2016
- Generation to Generation, 05.31.2016
- Generation to Generation, 04.27.2016
- Generation to Generation, 04.14.2016
- Generation to Generation, 03.22.2016
- Generation to Generation, 01.28.2016
- Generation to Generation, 01.27.2016
- The Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2019
- Boston Business Journal, "40 under 40"
- Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004, 2006-2011, 2017
- The National Law Journal, “2016 Trusts & Estates Trailblazer”
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, “2018 Top Women of Law”
Education & Admissions
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
Boston College, B.S., magna cum laude
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.
The Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2019
Boston Business Journal, "40 under 40"
Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004, 2006-2011, 2017
The National Law Journal, “2016 Trusts & Estates Trailblazer”
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, “2018 Top Women of Law”