SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Regional law firm, Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., which serves clients throughout western New England and New York as well as nationally and internationally, today announced Attorney Michele J. Feinstein, a shareholder of the firm, was selected to the 2022 Massachusetts Super Lawyers® list for the 16th time in the field of estate planning and probate.
A lifelong resident of Longmeadow, Attorney Feinstein concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, elder law, probate litigation, health law, corporate and business planning. She is a cum laude graduate of Western New England University School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review and where she is currently a Senior Adjunct Professor of Estate Planning and Elder Law. Prior to law school, she earned her Bachelor of Science summa cum laude and later a Master of Laws in taxation, both from Boston University.
Attorney Feinstein is a valuable community resource for legal expertise and a frequent lecturer throughout the Pioneer Valley for organizations that include the Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and numerous other civic and professional associations on business, health law and estate planning topics. She was recently certified as an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP) by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (NAEPC). In 2014, she was the only attorney from western Massachusetts to earn the distinction of Top Women of Law, a prestigious list of elite female legal professionals by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Attorney Feinstein maintains active memberships in the Hampden County and Massachusetts Bar Associations, American Health Lawyers Association and National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. In addition, she serves on numerous professional advisory committees, including the Investment Committee of the Jewish Endowment Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Springfield, the professional advisory committee to Western New England University, and the board of directors for JGS Lifecare.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.
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About Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C.
The nationally recognized attorneys at Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., concentrate their practices in the areas of business planning, estate planning, elder and special needs law, estate settlement, commercial lending and tax-exempt bond financing, commercial real estate transactions, environmental law, zoning and permitting, trust and estates litigation, commercial litigation, tax law and bankruptcy. The firm’s institutional clients range from nonprofit corporations and closely held family enterprises to multinational corporations with operations throughout New England and eastern New York. The firm’s philosophy is to place the client’s needs first by providing tailored, results-oriented, cost-effective approaches to problem-solving and keeping current with innovative strategies. Founded in 1969 by two legal services attorneys, the firm of 14 attorneys has offices in Springfield and Northampton, Mass., and Albany, N.Y. Additional information about Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin can be found on its website, ssfpc.com.