Gary G. Breton

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Gary G. Breton

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Location:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Phone:
413-693-2787
Fax:
413-739-7740
Email:

"As a member of the firm's Business/Financing Department, my primary concern and ultimate goal is to provide professional and competent legal services to my clients, in both a timely and cost effective manner, which will translate into satisfactorily addressing the unique needs of each particular client."

Gary is a member of the Business and Financing Department whose major emphasis of practice includes representation of numerous financial lending institutions, as well as both individual and business owners. Gary also represents numerous business clients in the startup, purchase and sale of various types of businesses.

His specialties include: Corporate; Financing; Acquisitions and Mergers.

Areas of Practice

  • Banking & Finance
  • Business & Corporate

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Vermont
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1982

Education

  • Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Saint Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont
    • B.A. - 1973

Published Works

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor: "How to Start Your Own Business", U.S. Small Business Administration and Bay Path College, 1982 - 1994
  • Lecturer: "How to Incorporate and Counsel a Business", MCLE, 1992 - 1998
  • Lecturer: "Annual Practical Skills" Seminar, MCLE, 1992 - 1998
  • Lecturer: "Advising Small Businesses", MCLE, (Boston), 1994 - 1998
  • Lecturer: "Federal and State Taxation Institute", Western New England College, 1994
  • Lecturer: "LLC's and LLP's: Practical Advice", MCLE, 1996 - 1997

Honors and Awards

  • Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences, Major Thesis Presentation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts, President, Board Member and Sponsorship Committee Member, 2007 - Present
  • Board of Directors, City Stage and Symphony Hall, Chairman, 2010 - Present
  • Kiwanis Club of Springfield Inc., Board of Directors Member, 2003 - 2005
  • St, Michael's College Fire and Rescue Inc., Board of Directors Member and Secretary, 2004 - Present
  • St. Michael's College Board of Advisors, Winooski, VT, Legal Counsel , 1983 - 2004
  • Hampden District Mental Health Clinic, Inc., President, 1986 - 1988
  • Kiwanis Club of Springfield, Inc., President, 2001 - 2002
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Participant: Springfield School Volunteers Read Aloud Program, 1997 - Present

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Education

  • Western New England College, J.D., 1981
  • St. Michael's College, B.A., 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Vermont

Professional & Community Activities

  • President, Board Member and Sponsorship Committee Member, The World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts, 2007 - Present
  • Chairman: Board of Directors, City Stage and Symphony Hall, 2010 - Present
  • Board of Directors Member, Kiwanis Club of Springfield Inc, 2003 - 2005
  • Board of Directors Member and Secretary, St, Michael's College Fire and Rescue Inc., 2004 - Present
  • Participant: Springfield School Volunteers Read Aloud Program, 1997 - Present
  • Legal Counsel: St. Michael's College Board of Advisors, Winooski, VT, 1983 - 2004
  • President: Hampden District Mental Health Clinic, Inc. 1986 - 1988
  • President: Kiwanis Club of Springfield, Inc. 2001 - 2002

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association

Show Me the Money
Valley Business Outlook, November 15, 2003

Instructor: "How to Start Your Own Business," U.S. Small Business Administration and Bay Path College, 1982-1994

Lecturer: "How to Incorporate and Counsel a Business," MCLE, 1992-1998

Lecturer: "Annual Practical Skills" Seminar, MCLE, 1992-1998

Lecturer: "Advising Small Businesses," MCLE, (Boston), 1994-1998

Lecturer: "Federal and State Taxation Institute," Western New England College, 1994

Lecturer: "LLC's and LLP's: Practical Advice," MCLE, 1996-1997