SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., a firm serving clients throughout New England and New York, today added the respected Northampton firm of Etheredge & Steuer to its regional law practice. Attorneys Edward D. Etheredge and Shelley Steuer bring a wealth of talent, knowledge and expertise to Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin’s business, real estate, land use planning, permitting, estate planning and estate administration practice areas. Both firms have deep roots in western Massachusetts, and similar approaches to providing exceptional service to clients.
Attorney Etheredge, whose practice is principally in real estate, land use, planning and development, began practicing law in Northampton in 1976. He is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Notably, he was the First Assistant District Attorney for Hampshire and Franklin Counties, and has served as an expert witness and mediator in zoning and contract cases in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties, in addition to trying cases in U.S. District Court, the Supreme Judicial Court, the Appeals Court, Land Court and the Superior and Probate Courts in western Massachusetts. He has served as a Trustee of the Frank Newell Look Park for nearly forty years, and served for many years as a Director of the Greenfield Cooperative Bank and a Trustee of the Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Attorney Etheredge enjoys an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.
Attorney Steuer, whose practice focuses on estate planning and estate and trust administration, has practiced in Northampton since 1990. She is a member of the Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council, Hampshire County Bar Association and Massachusetts Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York and California as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She previously served as an Attorney Advisor for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and an Assistant Regional Attorney for the Department of Health and Human Services. Additionally, she has served on the Board of Directors of Hospice of Hampshire County, the VNA and Hospice of Cooley Dickinson, Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Health Care Corporation and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Attorney Steuer has been selected as a Super Lawyer in estate planning and probate since 2018.
Attorney Steuer and Attorney Etheredge are looking forward to having members of the Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin team join them and their staff in the office space at 64 Gothic Street, Northampton. The firm will continue to provide services to clients at 1441 Main Street, Springfield.
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.