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Mark M. Christopher



Mark Christopher is a trusts and estates attorney who concentrates on all facets of estate planning and trust and estate administration. Mark develops long-term relationships with many of his clients and their families, often serving as a professional executor and/or trustee for them. He also helps clients select wealth transfer tax planning strategies that intersect with related income tax planning.

Mark’s practice includes substantial in-depth planning for partners with interests in private equity funds, for families with members who have complex special needs (Mark is a parent of a young adult with special needs) and for families with cross-border planning issues. He also handles fiduciary litigation.

Prior to joining Goulston & Storrs, Mark was a partner at an Am Law Top 50 U.S. law firm.


  • Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) 
    • Individual Ranking, 2017-2023 (Band 1)
    • Firm Ranking, 2017-2023 (Band 2)
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates, 2006-2024
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2005-2016, 2019-2022
  • Top 100 New England Super Lawyers, 2007-2020
  • Citation of Distinguished Service, BBA, 2002


    • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
      • Chancellor, New England Fellows Institute
      • Past Massachusetts State Chair
      • Past Regent of the College
    • Member, Boston Bar Association
      • Past-Chair, Trusts and Estates Section, Boston Bar Association Council


    • Massachusetts


    • University of Virginia  (J.D., 1985)
    • Boston University  (LL.M., magna cum laude, 1989)
    • Brown University  (B.A., magna cum laude, 1982)