S. Donald Gonson

Retired Partner

Gonson, S. Donald

Donald Gonson concentrated his practice on domestic and international corporate and commercial matters. Mr. Gonson retired from active practice in 2000.

Mr. Gonson's board memberships have included a New York Stock Exchange-listed insurance company, and the largest savings bank in New England. He was the first chairman of the Massachusetts Community Development Finance Corporation, a state economic development agency.

Mr. Gonson is Adjunct Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He has been an instructor of law at Boston University School of Law and a visiting scholar at Oxford University.

Publications & News


May 1, 1999

Family Business Report

The allocation of ownership among family members inside and outside the business. The importance of starting estate planning early. Recognizing family limited partnerships and limited liability companies as estate planning vehicles.

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JD, Harvard Law School, 1961

Fulbright Scholar, University of Bombay, 1962

AB, Columbia University, 1958

Bar Admissions


New York

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