Local law firm, Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., serving Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York, today announced Founding Attorney Steven J. Schwartz was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, and Corporate Law. Attorney Schwartz was also named a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in the field of Business Organizations.
Attorney Schwartz 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 Schwartz is a graduate of the Boston University School of Law and Babson College. Regularly selected to both the Super Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America lists, he is known as a veteran and leader of the law.
Attorney Schwartz is a member of the Hampden County, Massachusetts and New York State Bar Associations. He is also a member of several civic and community organizations including: the William J. Gould Associates, Inc., residential therapeutic community; Pioneer Valley Council Boy Scouts of America; Berkshire Hatchery Foundation; and Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises.
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers’ peer-reviewed listings are published in dozens of countries around the world. The 2022 edition includes more than 67,000 attorneys in 148 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 9.4 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”