SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Regional law firm, Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., serving clients throughout western New England and New York as well as nationally and internationally, today announced Shareholder Steven J. Schwartz was selected to the 2022 Massachusetts Super Lawyers®list in the field of business and corporate law. This marks the 17th time he has been selected for this honor.
Attorney Schwartz concentrates his practice in the areas of family business planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and estate planning.His practice involves the representation of principals in family business planning (including exit planning for business owners), representation of individuals and corporations in the purchase and sale of business enterprises, strategic planning for the future of clients’ businesses and providing advice as to alternatives in financing through loans and venture capital. A graduate of the Boston University School of Law and Babson College, he also served as a medic in the U.S. Airforce Reserve.
A member of the Hampden County, Massachusetts and New York State bar associations, Attorney Schwartz is also a member of several civic and community organizations including the William J. Gould Associates residential therapeutic community, Pioneer Valley Council Boy Scouts of America, Berkshire Hatchery Foundation and Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises. In 2016, he was honored for his community service by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and was the recipient of their “Distinguished Advisor in Philanthropy” award.
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.
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.