Jeffrey I. Fialky

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Jeffrey I. Fialky

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Location:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Phone:
413-693-2787
Fax:
413-739-7740
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"I have a practical approach to counseling my clients, which derives from the results-oriented nature of my practice. Working with business owners and lending institutions, my greatest professional satisfaction is directly related to the successes of my clients."

Jeffrey is the Chairperson of the firm's corporate and commercial department, and is also a member of the firm's municipal department, and specializes in sophisticated business, financing and commercial real estate transactions. He represents the interests of business owners and lending institutions, as well as municipalities and landowners. A former Assistant District Attorney in Hampden County, Jeffrey joined the firm after nearly a decade in Eastern Massachusetts where he held senior attorney positions within some of the country's most prominent Fortune 100 telecommunications and cable television companies. He has extensive experience in business, banking, commercial, real estate, estate planning, municipal, and telecommunications law.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2006

Areas of Practice

  • Banking & Finance
  • Business & Corporate
  • Municipal
  • Real Estate & Zoning

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1995
  • Maine

Education

  • Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of New Hampshire
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Major: English/Philosophy

Published Works

  • The Massachusetts Benefit Corporation A New Entity Has Been Created for Socially Responsible Businesses, BusinessWest, December 17, 2012
  • Factors in Determining Whether to Incorporate, Westfield Evening News, May 31, 2012
  • Protecting Personal Information - New Law Affects Virtually Every Business in the Commonwealth, BusinessWest, August 17, 2009
  • High-Tech Startup Businesses in a Recession - Why now is the right time for opportunistic entrepreneurs, BusinessWest, July 6, 2009
  • From Bootstraps to Banking - There are Many Ways to Finance a Startup Business, BusinessWest, June 2, 2008
  • New Lease on Life (and the Balance Sheet) - Why Sale-leaseback Arrangements Make Sense for Many Business Owners, BusinessWest, December 7, 2007
  • Starting a Small Business in Your Retirement - Reviewing Your Options, Prime, September 17, 2007
  • Reading Between the Lines - The Many Issues in Negotiating Commercial Real Estate Leases, BusinessWest, September 7, 2007
  • Handing over the Reins - Succession Planning for Businesses Poses Challenges, BusinessWest, March 2, 2007
  • What Brownfields Can Do for You - How Some Developers are Spinning Environmental Contamination into Gold, BusinessWest, December 3, 2006
  • Tripping over the Fine Print - How to Avoid Pitfalls When Negotiating Vendor Agreements, BusinessWest, October 19, 2006

Classes/Seminars

  • Franchise Ownership as a Career Alternative, Investment, or Both, November 16, 2011 - Present
  • Generation Next is here: Are You Ready?, April 27, 2011 - Present
  • Ethics, Legal Issues and the New 990, October 28, 2009 - Present
  • ­Ask the Experts - Legal Issues Regarding Non-Profit and Charitable Corporations, Association of Fundraising Professionals, 2008 - Present
  • Preparing for Franchise Re-negotiations/Cable Companies & PEG Funding, 2008 - Present
  • Successfully Starting a Small Business, MCLE, 2007 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Judge, BusinessWest Forty under 40, 2013 - Present
  • Young Professionals Award, Massachusetts Non-Profit Network (MNN), 2011 - Present
  • Business West "Difference Makers", YPS Board, 2009 - Present
  • BusinessWest Forty Under 40 Award, 2008 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Chairman, Board of Directors, 2013 - Present
  • Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, 2011 - 2013
  • Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, 2007 - Present
  • Young Professionals Society of Greater Springfield (YPS), President
  • Young Professionals Society of Greater Springfield (YPS), Board of Directors, 2009 - 2011
  • The Springfield Museums, Chairman, Development Committee, 2010 - Present
  • The Springfield Museums, Trustee, 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Telecommunications Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Hampden County, Assistant District Attorney

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, United Way of Pioneer Valley, Board of Directors, 2010 - Present
  • Member, Jewish Federation of Pioneer Valley, 2010 - Present
  • Member, Springfield Technical Community College - Scibelli Enterprise Center Advisory Board, 2007 - Present
  • Member, Steering Committee of Leadership Pioneer Valley, 2010 - 2011
  • Member, (Diversity) OnBoard, Board of Directors, 2009 - 2011
  • Member, Omar Pace Gala Event Committee, American Cancer Society, 2006 - Present
  • Member, YMCA Campaign Breakfast Committee, 2010 - 2011
  • Corporator, Mason Wright Foundation, 2009 - Present
  • Member, EDC Tourism Development Committee, 2009 - 2011
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Red Cross, Pioneer Valley Chapter, 2006 - 2009

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Education

  • Western New England College, J.D., 1994
  • University of New Hampshire, B.A. English/Philosophy, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Maine

Awards, Achievements & Appointments

  • Designated as Best Lawyer2016 in Best Lawyers in America
  • Judge, BusinessWest Forty under 40, 2013
  • Young Professionals Award, Massachusetts Non-Profit Network (MNN), 2011
  • BusinessWest Difference Makers Award, YPS Board, 2009
  • BusinessWest Forty Under 40 Award, 2008

Professional & Community Activities

  • Chair: Board of Directors, Springfield Chamber of Commerce, 2013 - Present
  • Vice Chair: Board of Directors, Springfield Chamber of Commerce, 2011 - 2013
  • Member: Board of Directors, Springfield Chamber of Commerce, 2007 - Present
  • Trustee, Assistant Treasurer: Board of Trustees, Springfield Museums, 2012 - Present
  • Chair: Development Committee, Springfield Museums, 2010 - 2015
  • President: Board of Directors, Young Professionals Society of Greater Springfield (YPS), 2009 - 2011
  • Member: United Way of Pioneer Valley, Board of Directors, 2010 - Present
  • Member: Jewish Federation of Pioneer Valley, 2010 - Present
  • Member: Springfield Technical Community College - Scibelli Enterprise Center Advisory Board, 2007 - Present
  • Member: Steering Committee of Leadership Pioneer Valley, 2010 - 2011
  • Member: (Diversity) OnBoard, Board of Directors, 2009 - 2011
  • Member: Omar Pace Gala Event Committee, American Cancer Society, 2006 - Present
  • Member: YMCA Campaign Breakfast Committee, 2010 - 2011
  • Corporator: Mason Wright Foundation, 2009 - Present
  • Member: EDC Tourism Development Committee, 2009 - 2011
  • Member: Board of Directors of the Red Cross, Pioneer Valley Chapter, 2006 - 2009

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Telecommunications Bar Association

Seminar: Franchise Ownership as a Career Alternative, Investment, or Both November 16, 2011

Seminar: Generation Next is here: Are You Ready? April 27, 2011

Seminar: Ethics, Legal Issues and the New 990 October 28, 2009

Lecturer: ­Ask the Experts - Legal Issues Regarding Non-Profit and Charitable Corporations, Association of Fundraising Professionals, October 2008

Lecturer: Preparing for Franchise Re-negotiations/Cable Companies & PEG Funding, March 2008

Lecturer: Successfully Starting a Small Business, MCLE, 2007

Jeffrey has spoken on a number of industry panels regarding municipal rights-of-way issues arising out of telecommunications and cellular tower location, state telecommunications regulation, and the privacy implications arising out of the USA Patriot Act.