SHATZ, SCHWARTZ AND FENTIN, P.C., established in 1969, is a firm of thirteen lawyers specializing in business and estate planning, commercial and tax-exempt bond financing, real estate, litigation and bankruptcy.

Our attorneys provide efficient, cost-effective counseling and advocacy services to clients ranging from individuals and closely-held family enterprises to multinational companies. With offices in Springfield and Northampton, MA and Albany, New York, we are able to service clients throughout the Northeast.

Our familiarity and experience with regulatory matters — whether they deal with issues related to aging, real estate development, business purchases, or charitable organizations — have long been recognized in the communities we serve. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide the highest-quality legal and business counseling to our clients, promptly and responsively.

Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. Has Been Selected as “Best Law Firm” for 2015 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

  • Real Estate
    We represents diverse clients in the development, leasing, permitting and financing of real estate
  • Not-For-Profit
    We have represented a variety of nonprofit companies whose main focus has been the development and financing of assisted housing, community development projects, neighborhood community centers, and economic development efforts
  • Commercial Financing
    The Commercial Finance group represents banks, governmental agencies, insurance companies, and other lenders in commercial finance transactions of all types
  • Bankruptcy, Reorganiztion and Workout
    The bankruptcy team provides counseling and representation encompassing all areas of business and personal bankruptcy*, workout, and reorganization
  • Estate Planning
    We have a comprehensive estate planning practice tailored to individuals, professionals, and owners of closely-held business enterprises
  • Elder Law
    Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. has devoted itself to counseling and representation of elders and younger individuals with disabling illnesses and their families, and our attorneys are recognized as leaders in this field in Massachusetts
  • Business Organizations
    We provide advice and counsel to business clients at all stages of development and in all types of transactions
  • Probate
    The goal of the Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin probate practice group is to facilitate the settlement of simple and complex estates
  • Tax Exempt Finance
    We are the leading firm in the region in the area of tax-exempt finance and the only firm west of Worcester approved as eligible bond counsel to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency
  • Litigation
    At Shatz, Schwartz, and Fentin we view litigation as a problem-solving mechanism. We counsel clients in the beginning phases of a conflict to explore all options for reaching optimal result
  • Exit Planning for Business Owners
    Exit planning is a comprehensive analysis of all the factors that impact a business owner looking ahead to changes in his or her career