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Bacon Wilson announces eight attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America 2022, including Peter MacConnell as Lawyer of the Year

Bacon Wilson is pleased to announce that eight of the firm’s attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America® 2022: Attorney Kenneth J. Albano, the firm’s managing partner, was recognized in Best Lawyers for business organizations including LLCs and partnerships; Michael B. Katz for bankruptcy and reorganization; Stephen N. Krevalin for family law; Hyman G. Darling for elder law; Gary G. Breton for banking/finance law and business organizations; Gina M. Barry for elder law; Mark A. Tanner for real estate litigation; and Peter W. MacConnell for real estate law. In addition to being named a Best Lawyer, Peter W. MacConnell was also named as 2022 Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate Law in Springfield, a designation presented to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area for each region.


Founded in 1895, Bacon Wilson, P.C. is one of the largest Pioneer Valley firms, with 43 attorneys, and approximately 80 paralegals, administrative assistants, and support staff. From five locations – Springfield, Amherst, Hadley, Northampton, and Westfield – Bacon Wilson represents clients throughout Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut with comprehensive legal services. For more information, visit


First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is regarded as one of the definitive guides to legal excellence. There is no opportunity to pay for a listing in Best Lawyers; rather, lists are based entirely on peer review, and as such, inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® is considered an honor.