Harley Michael Sacks

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Harley Michael Sacks

Of Counsel
Location:
Northampton, Massachusetts
Phone:
413-584-1287
413-693-2787
Fax:
413-584-0453
Email:

"Zealous and aggressive representation can exist comfortably and harmoniously with the delivery of quality and timely legal representation while upholding the highest ethical standards of practice. I strive to make these harmonious philosophies in my practice of law. My relationship with my clients is generally one of an old style family or general counsel where I am called upon for guidance and consultation. My greatest satisfaction comes from seeing people move on with their lives happily and prosperously."

Harley's practice consists of estate & elder planning, estate settlement, zoning and family business.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning & Elder
  • Domestic Relations & Family
  • Real Estate & Zoning

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1971
  • Massachusetts, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1971
  • Bentley College of Accounting and Finance
    • B.S. - 1968
    • Honors: Accounting

Published Works

  • Author: Medicaid Planning Update, written materials presented at Forum sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Foundation, December 1995-1998

Representative Cases

  • Cummington School of the Arts vs. Town of Cummington (1978)

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer: Medicaid Planning Update, workshop sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Foundation, December 1995
  • Lecturer: Pro Bono Publico Presented workshop at Massachusetts Conveyancer’s Association Meeting on Pro bono opportunities and obligations for lawyers, May 1989

Honors and Awards

  • Award, Paul Harris Fellow, by the Rotary Club of Northampton

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chairman of the Board, The Clarke School for the Deaf, 2003 - Present
  • Trustee & Member of the Executive Committee, The Clarke School for the Deaf, 1995 - Present
  • Member and Director, National Development Council, The Clarke School for the Deaf, 1984 - 1994
  • Director, American Red Cross, Northampton Chapter, 1981 - 1995
  • Director, Hampshire Regional YMCA, Northampton, 1988 - 1997
  • Member, Rotary Northampton, 1976 - Present
  • Past President and Board Member, Rotary Northampton
  • Member, Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council, 1976 - Present
  • Past President and Trustee, Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Director, American Cancer Society, Northampton Chapter, 1978 - 1981
  • Vice-President & Director, Children's Aid & Family Services, 1976

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Education

  • Suffolk University, J.D., 1971
  • Bentley College of Accounting and Finance, B.S., in Accounting, 1968

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for Massachusetts
  • New York

Awards, Achievements & Appointments

  • Award, Paul Harris Fellow, by the Rotary Club of Northampton: awarded to an individual who has made a significant and continuing contribution to the community over an extended period of time.
  • Notable Case: Cummington School of the Arts vs. Town of Cummington (1978) Represented town in case dealing with claim for real estate tax abatement by a non-traditional school. Established criteria for measuring such entitlement.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Chairman of the Board, The Clarke School for the Deaf, 2003-Present
  • Trustee & Member of the Executive Committee, The Clarke School for the Deaf, 1995-Present
  • Member and Director, National Development Council, The Clarke School for the Deaf, 1984-1994
  • Director, American Red Cross, Northampton Chapter, 1981-1995
  • Director, Hampshire Regional YMCA, Northampton, 1988-1997
  • Member, Rotary Northampton, 1976-Present, also Past President and Board Member
  • Member, Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council, 1976-Present, also Past President and Trustee
  • Director, American Cancer Society, Northampton Chapter, 1978-1981
  • Vice-President & Director, Children's Aid & Family Services, 1976

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member, Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association, (formerly Massachusetts Conveyancer’s Association,) & former director

Author: Medicaid Planning Update, written materials presented at Forum sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Foundation, December 1995-1998

Lecturer: Medicaid Planning Update, workshop sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Foundation, December 1995

Lecturer: Pro Bono Publico Presented workshop at Massachusetts Conveyancer's Association Meeting on Pro bono opportunities and obligations for lawyers, May 1989