SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Local law firm Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, serving Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York, today announced seven of their attorneys were listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022. Two of their attorneys were also named a “Lawyer of the Year.”
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers’ listings are published in dozens of countries around the world. The 2022 edition includes more than 67,000 attorneys in 148 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 9.4 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
The following attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2022:
- Shareholder Michele J. Feinstein in the fields of Litigation–Trusts and Estates, Elder Law, and Trusts and Estates
- Shareholder Gary S. Fentin in the fields of Banking and Finance Law and Commercial Transactions/Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Law
- Shareholder Carol Cioe Klyman in the fields of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates
- Managing Partner Timothy P. Mulhern in the fields of Corporate Law and Tax Law
- Shareholder Steven J. Schwartz in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, as well as Corporate Law
- Shareholder James B. Sheils in the field of Commercial Transactions/Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Law
- Shareholder Steven Weiss in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Attorney Feinstein, a resident of Longmeadow, concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, elder law, probate litigation, health law and corporate and business planning, including all aspects of planning for the succession of business interests, representation of closely held businesses and their owners, and representation of physicians in their individual and group practices.
Attorney Fentin, a resident of Conway, concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and real estate finance and development, industrial revenue bonds, affordable housing development and finance, business law, and business foreclosures and workouts. He manages the firm’s tax-exempt bond practice and has acted as bond counsel and/or purchaser’s counsel in hundreds of such issues since 1978.
Attorney Klyman, a resident of Westhampton,concentrates her practice in the areas of elder law, estate planning, special needs trust planning, estate settlement, guardianships, trust and estates litigation and MassHealth appeals. This year, Attorney Klyman was also named a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in the field of trusts and estates.
Attorney Mulhern, a resident of Longmeadow, concentrates his practice in the areas of family business planning, taxation, corporate law, commercial real estate and estate planning.
Attorney Schwartz, a resident of Monterey, concentrates his practice in the areas of family business planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and estate planning. His practice involves 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. This year, Attorney Schwartz was also named a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in the field of business organizations.
Attorney Sheils, a resident of Dennis, concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial finance law, creditors’ rights, banking law and telecommunications siting matters.
Attorney Weiss, a resident of Longmeadow, concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and consumer bankruptcy, reorganization and litigation. He supervises the firm’s bankruptcy, reorganization and workout practice and represents creditors, debtors and others in both commercial and consumer bankruptcy cases throughout Massachusetts. Attorney Weiss has been a member of the private panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the District of Massachusetts since 1987.
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.