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Preparation is the key to securing a family’s future as area experts offered their expertise at a forum that provided answers to questions about trusts, long term care insurance, Medicaid, retirement benefits, veteran’s benefits, reverse mortgages, etc. Securing Your Family’s Future—Long-Term and Asset Protection Planning was the topic of the forum that included area experts, including Michele J. Feinstein of Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. of Springfield, MA and Northampton, MA.
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Michele J. Feinstein spoke to the Jewish Family Services Caregivers Support Group on Tuesday, May 24th at the Jewish Community Center in Springfield. Attorney Feinstein addressed the concerns that caregivers face when supporting an ill or disabled child, parent or spouse.
Michele J. Feinstein will be speaking at the Wales Senior Center for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s 2011 Elder Law Education Program. The seminar is scheduled for July 12th at 12pm. The event is free and open to the public. Attorney Feinstein will discuss a wide range of legal issues affecting the lives of seniors.
Monday May 16, 2011
STOCKBRIDGE — Voters at this Tuesday’s annual town election will see several contested races on the ballot, but not for Selectman.
After three terms on the board, George Shippey is passing the torch to attorney Stephen Shatz, who is now chairman of the Conservation Commission and is running unopposed.
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In this day of concern about operating costs, tenants should be wary of hidden expenses in leases.
Basic rent is not the only cost. In fact, the items often labeled as “additional rent” may approach, if not exceed, basic lease payments.
Additional rent expenses such as real estate taxes, special district taxes, insurance, and other operating expenses are often charged and apportioned based on a tenant’s proportionate share of the square footage of a building. There are several items of concern with additional rent. Here are some that all business owners should be aware of, and they are often in the form of questions that must be answered
For business owners and nonprofit managers, there is a way to finance your next capital project from your own bank, on the same terms you would obtain conventionally — but at a reduced interest rate.
The vehicle is a tax-exempt bond issued by the Mass. Development Finance Agency (“MassDevelopment”), a product that comes in several forms, including industrial revenue bonds (IRBs), bonds for nonprofit organizations (501c3 bonds), and bonds for other eligible entities.
But what is a tax-exempt bond? What do they cost? How do you get one? Who is eligible? Are they more trouble than they’re worth? These are all commonly asked questions.
Attorney Ellen W. Freyman has been named the 2011 winner of the Springfield Leadership Institute’s Community Service Award. The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield Inc. and Western New England College School of Business made the announcement. The award is given annually to a member of Greater Springfield who exemplifies outstanding leadership and service to the community. Freyman joined Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. in 1988. She is active in several professional and civic organizations and most recently worked with the Springfield Planning Department to revise the Springfield Zoning Ordinance.
March 23, 2011
LOCAL ATTORNEY NAMED SPRINGFIELD, MA, REAL ESTATE LAWYER OF THE YEAR IN “2011 BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA” LISTING
SPRINGFIELD, MA – Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Stephen A. Shatz of Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. as the “Springfield, MA, Best Lawyers Real Estate Lawyer of the Year” for 2011. After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is known for its careful selection of lawyers in high-profile specialties to (more…)