Eight Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin attorneys honored by Best Lawyers®

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Local law firm, Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., serving Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York, today announced eight attorneys were listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. In addition, Attorney Ann I. Weber was recognized as a 2018 Lawyer of the Year.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 79,000 leading attorneys are eligible to vote and more than 12 million votes have been received to date on the legal abilities of lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

The following attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018:

  • Shareholder Ann I. Weber, in the field of Elder Law
  • Shareholder Michele J. Feinstein, in the fields of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates
  • Shareholder Gary S. Fentin, in the fields of Banking and Finance Law and Commercial Transactions/UCC Law
  • Shareholder Carol Cioe Klyman, in the field of Elder Law
  • Managing Partner, Timothy P. Mulhern, in the fields of Corporate Law and Tax Law
  • Shareholder Steven J. Schwartz, in the fields of 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/UCC Law
  • Shareholder Steven Weiss, in the field of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Attorney Weber, a resident of Granville, concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, probate and elder law. She has a particular interest in creative estate planning for authors, artists, farmers and landowners, as well as federal and Massachusetts estate tax planning.

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.

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.

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. Weiss has been a member of the private panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the District of Massachusetts since 1987.