Reprint by permission from NABTalk, Journal of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Fall 2010, pp. 44-52, 55.
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SPRINGFIELD, MA – Attorney David Webber, of Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. of Springfield, was one of eight local attorneys who volunteered his time to answer legal questions from veterans at the Holyoke Soldiers Home on June 17th. Veterans from Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin County turned out to ask personal legal questions. In addition, the veterans received information on particular Massachusetts laws and appropriate court procedures.
Attorney Webber plans to take part in future visiting lawyer programs, which are sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Department of Veteran Services. Webber, a resident of Amherst and member of the Amherst planning board, currently practices law in the areas of business transactions, estate and succession planning, taxation, and nonprofits. Attorney Webber has been with Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. since 2008.
About Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C.
Established in 1969, Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. specializes in business law, estate planning, commercial and municipal finance, real estate law, litigation and bankruptcy. The firm’s clients range from closely-held family enterprises to multinational companies with operations in western New England and eastern New York State. The attorneys at Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin provide efficient, cost-effective counseling and advocacy services which frequently involve innovative techniques. The firm consists of thirteen attorneys with offices in Springfield and Northampton, MA and Albany, NY. Additional information about Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin can be found on its website, www.ssfpc.com.
SHATZ, SCHWARTZ AND FENTIN, P.C. ATTORNEYS TO RIDE IN PAN MASSACHUSETTS CHALLENGE
Gary Fentin and Tim Mulhern Embark on 192 Mile Ride, While Having Raised More Than $150,000 to Date
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SPRINGFIELD, MA – In 2009, over one million Americans were diagnosed with cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. For Gary Fentin and Timothy Mulhern, partners at Shatz, Schwatz and Fentin, they know the disease all too well. Gary Fentin, who resides in Conway, MA has seen both friends and family member’s battle cancer. Most recently, his 23 year old niece was diagnosed with the disease. In 1986, Tim Mulhern of Longmeadow, MA lost his father to pancreatic cancer.
Fentin and Mulhern know while they may not be able to cure cancer, they are diligently working to support cancer research. On August 7th and 8th, Fentin and Mulhern, will once again challenge themselves by biking 192 miles in the 31st Annual Pan Massachusetts Challenge. They will join 5,000 other bikers on the journey from Sturbridge to Provincetown. Whether it is raining or 100 degrees out, Fentin and Mulhern will bike for two days to raise money in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
This year will be Mulhern’s 17th year riding in the Pan Mass Challenge and Fentin’s 8th year. Since they began riding, they have raised $150,000 collectively. Last year, riders and supporters raised $30 million, 100% of which went directly to support cancer research. The Pan Mass Challenge raises more money than any other charity.
“I ride because I can,” says Gary Fentin, Partner of Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. “I am riding for those who lost their parents, children, partners and friends. We are making a major difference in the lives of so many people and together we can help keep hope alive.”
“Taking part in this ride is surreal,” says Tim Mulhern, Partner of Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. “The route is lined practically the whole way with cancer survivors and their families. Over the sixteen years I have ridden, the event has gotten larger and raised millions of dollars. But people are still getting sick and dying of cancer, by doing this I hope to reverse the trend.”
In addition, there are thousands of volunteers who make the fundraiser happen. Jim Sheils, Partner of Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin will once again be volunteering at the event. Sheils, an East Longmeadow resident will be helping out at the “Family Finish” in Provincetown for his third year.
For more information on how to support Fentin go to www.pmc.org/profile/GF0022 and to donate to Mulhern’s ride visit www.pmc.org/profile/TM0017. For further information on the Pan Mass Challenge visit www.pmc.org.
About Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C.
Established in 1969, Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. specializes in business law, estate planning, commercial and municipal finance, real estate law, litigation and bankruptcy. The firms’ clients range from closely-held family enterprises to multinational companies with operations in western New England and eastern New York State. The attorneys at Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin provide efficient, cost-effective counseling and advocacy services which frequently involve innovative techniques. The firm consists of thirteen attorneys with offices in Springfield and Northampton, MA and Albany, NY. Additional information about Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin can be found on its website, www.ssfpc.com.
Springfield, MA: Attorneys Ann I. Weber and Michele J. Feinstein, shareholders of Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. spoke on the topic of “Planning for Long-Term Care: New Laws and Regulations” at the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA.) The two hour intensive workshop focused on a multitude of issues individuals face when planning for long-term care. Attorneys Weber and Feinstein educated the audience on numerous topics from Mass Health Basics of community based care vs. institutional care; medical and financial eligibility; countable and non-countable assets; transfer disqualification rules; annuities, and imminent planning for the individuals and couples. Both attorneys are past presidents of The Estate Planning Council of Hampden County, Inc. which advances education in the estate planning field for professionals and the community and fosters cooperation between life underwriters, trust professionals, lawyers and accountants who practice estate planning. Attorneys Weber and Feinstein are highly regarded attorneys, educators and frequent lectures before numerous civic and professional associations on the subjects of estate planning, estate administration, probate and elder law.
Springfield/Northampton, MA: Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. of Springfield and Northampton, MA and Albany, NY has announced that 7 of the firm’s 14 attorneys have been selected as Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2009. Massachusetts Super Lawyers are selected based upon ballots sent by Law & Politics to over 31,000 Massachusetts attorneys who have been in practice for five years or more. Independent research is then conducted on each of the nominees followed by a panel review process. The seven attorneys have been chosen as Super Lawyers based on professional achievement and a high level of peer recognition.
Stephen A. Shatz – real estate development, real estate finance, and commercial leasing.
Steven J. Schwartz – family business planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, and estate planning.
Gary S. Fentin – commercial and tax-exempt finance, real estate, reorganization and workout.
Timothy P. Mulhern – Taxation Law.
Ann I. Weber – estate planning and taxation, estate administration, probate, and elder law.
Carol Cioe Klyman – estate planning, estate settlement, elder law, guardianships, and probate litigation.
Steven Weiss – business bankruptcy, workout, and reorganization.
Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. has been serving individuals, families and businesses in Western Massachusetts since 1969.