Paul D. Bishop

Of Counsel

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Paul Bishop is an estate planning attorney who has spent four decades helping clients with estate and tax planning, estate and trust administration, charitable gifting and foundations, and succession planning for family businesses.


Paul’s expansive practice includes a particular focus on structuring charitable gifts and creating charitable foundations. Throughout the process, he helps clients meet present and deferred goals in ways mutually beneficial to both the client and their charities. Committed to the community in which he serves, Paul also counsels the boards of several charitable foundations, helping guide them to long-term strategies to meet their goals.


Paul has lifelong experience in advising clients how to plan for the needs of their families, and in providing comprehensive counseling to lower transfer tax burdens, protect family members and meet other specific objectives. Additionally, he serves as executor and trustee for many of his clients, advising them on maintenance and disbursements.


Prior to joining Gilmore Rees & Carlson, Paul was formerly a member of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC and is a former director of the World Relief Corporation.


His interests range from opera to Byzantine history, from gardening to gourmet cooking. He and his wife, Camille, live in Wakefield. Paul is based in our Wellesley office. Call or email Paul directly to discuss your estate planning, living trusts, will or probate needs. Paul is based in the firm’s Wellesley office, but also meets with clients in the Franklin office.

Representative Experience

  • Help clients create appropriate trust structures to meet long-term goals while executing upon specific intentions both during life and post-mortem.
  • Establish and analyze family goals and objections in order to recommend the most effective strategy for decreasing tax exposure.
  • Serves as a trustee for clients and their beneficiaries to advise about assets and oversee appropriate distributions.
  • Work with clients to create charitable foundations for the benefit of future generations.


Paul D. Bishop

Of Counsel

Related Practices

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Trust Administration


  • Massachusetts, 1970


  • Harvard College, A.B., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa 1966
  • University of London, Sheldon Fellow, read law,
  • Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude, 1970

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • American Law Institute, Life Member
  • Boston’s Park Street Church, Member, Elder, Trustee, Treasurer and Volunteer
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Rated Preeminent
    A certification mark indicating that the lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers