Attorney Michele J. Feinstein, a shareholder at Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., a nationally recognized law firm primarily serving New England and eastern New York, will present “A Will Is Not Enough” with Attorney Hyman G. Darling from Bacon Wilson, PC., as part of the 16th Annual Public Forum, The Asset Protection Series. This free presentation will be held on Wednesday, June 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Western New England University, Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield.
“Many people think a will is all they need, when in fact a durable power of attorney and health care proxy may be critically needed to care for them while they are alive. Some will need a trust to ensure their loved ones are taken care of and their wishes are carried out,” said Feinstein. “Discussing issues around disability and death with your family can be difficult, so it is easy to postpone. However, advance planning can allow you to have more options. Even if long-range planning is no longer an option, there are often steps that can be taken with little time to plan.”
The evening will begin with a “Trust Boot Camp,” presented by Attorney Debra L. Purrington, from Bulkley Richardson and Gelinas, LLP, followed by Feinstein and Darling discussing family asset protection with regard to Medicaid planning.
Feinstein, a Longmeadow resident, concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, elder law, probate litigation, health law, corporate and business planning. She is a cum laude graduate of the Western New England University School of Law and Boston University, where she first earned her Bachelor of Science summa cum laude and later a Master of Laws in taxation.