Julie A. Dialessi-Lafley

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Julie A. Dialessi-Lafley

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

"There are many practitioners in the legal industry, and I know as a member of the legal profession, the best way in which I can differentiate myself from my peers is through the high quality of my representation and the level of service which I offer to my clients. My philosophy is that I am here for my clients and it should not be the other way around. I strive to service my clients in the most professional and efficient manner from both a time and cost perspective, while ultimately achieving the desired end result. A successful attorney/client relationship is one of trust, hard work, communication, service and accomplishment. By establishing long term relationships with my clients and with the community through civic involvement, I am able to give back to each individual and the community as a whole."

Julie is a multi-faceted business lawyer with experience in all aspects of corporate, business, real estate and general legal matters.

Her additional specialties include: Probate, Estate Planning, Family, Commercial and Civil Litigation.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1997
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Education

  • Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1996
  • Bryant College
    • B.S.B.A. - 1993

Published Works

  • Do You Need a Trust? - Perhaps to Your Surprise, the Answer Is Probably ‘Yes’ , Healthcare News, December 1, 2010
  • Long-term Care Insurance - How to Protect Your Nest Egg and Provide for Your Care , Healthcare News, April 1, 2010
  • Estate Planning for Women , Healthcare Ledger, November 1, 2009
  • The Sandwich Generation - What to Do When You’re Caught in the Middle of Caring for Children and Parents , BusinessWest, September 28, 2009
  • Reverse Mortgage - It Could Be the Most Useful Tool in Your Financial Toolbox , Healthcare News, May 1, 2009
  • Your Child's Education - Navigating and Advocating for Families with Special-needs Children , BusinessWest, December 22, 2008
  • Estate Planning from the Male Perspective , Healthcare Ledger, December 1, 2008
  • New Laws of Marriage Life Planning - Are Crucial for Non-traditional Couples , Healthcare Ledger, August 28, 2008
  • HIPAA: Understanding Its Effect on the Medical Community - and the Patient Since 1996 , Healthcare Ledger, August 22, 2008
  • Caring for the Caregiver: A Real Dilemma Families Face in an Age of Living Longer , Healthcare Ledger, August 22, 2008
  • Veterans Pension and Benefits: A Little Secret That Veterans Need to Know , Healthcare Ledger, June 2, 2008
  • Artificial Conception: Legal Issues Addressed during Artificial Insemination or In-vitro Fertilization , Healthcare Ledger, March 25, 2008
  • Who's Your Momma? A Review of Surrogacy Rights of Partners in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Helps to Answer This Question. , Healthcare Ledger, December 27, 2007
  • The Family Medical Leave Act and Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act Provide Time at Home for New Moms , Healthcare Ledger, November 16, 2007
  • Advanced Directives - A Way To Speak For Yourself When Your Voice Cannot Be Heard , Healthcare Ledger, October 26, 2007
  • Reverse Mortgages Demystified - Borrowing the Equity in Your Own Residence Can Provide Financial Security , Healthcare Ledger, September 7, 2007
  • New Family Plan? New Estate Plan, Healthcare Ledger, June 27, 2007
  • I'll Trade You? - Avoiding Taxes Through Like Kind Exchanges , Healthcare Ledger, March 16, 2007
  • Special Needs Require Special Planning , Healthcare Ledger, March 10, 2007
  • Be Careful with Handshake Deals - The Recipe for Business Agreement Success Calls for More Than a Pinch of Trust , BusinessWest, August 21, 2006
  • Your Will Means Your Way - A Look at the Most Overlooked and Undervalued Estate Planning Tool , Healthcare Ledger, June 26, 2006
  • License to Chill - 'Tis the Season for Liquor-serving Establishments to Act Responsibly , BusinessWest, May 30, 2006
  • The Power Of Planning: Legal Tools You Can Use To Avoid Guardianship and Conservatorship , Healthcare Ledger, April 19, 2006
  • Shaking The Money Tree - There Are Many Options for Finding Cash for Your Strapped Business , BusinessWest, April 19, 2006
  • Guardians And Conservators: Who are They? What Do They Do? Can You Avoid Them? , Healthcare Ledger, March 7, 2006
  • Medicaid Proposals Will Strain Everyone , Healthcare Ledger, February 17, 2006
  • My Home Sweet Home - How to protect your personal residence from Medicaid Recovery , Healthcare Ledger, January 17, 2006
  • Identifying the Perfect Location - Many Factors Go into the Process of Choosing a Site for Your Business , December 5, 2005
  • Five Steps to Follow On the Path of Long Term Care Planning , Healthcare Ledger, October 17, 2005
  • 1031 Like-kind Exchanges , BusinessWest, October 25, 2004
  • Employers - The Allowance Of Same-Sex Marriages Affects You Too! , Face the Fax, Knowledgeservice.com ENewsletter, March 19, 2004
  • A New World of Marriage - Life Planning Is Crucial for Non-Traditional Couples , BusinessWest, December 29, 2003
  • Business Real Estate Acquisition - A Deal That You Can Grow With , Valley Business Outlook, June 5, 2003
  • Telemarketing Law Loopholes May Disappoint Consumers , BusinessWest, April 14, 2003
  • Advanced Directives - When Individuals Cannot Speak To Their Own Healthcare Decisions , Healthcare News, October 31, 2002

Classes/Seminars

  • Seminar, Legal Issues for Small Business Workshop, 2014 - Present
  • Seminar, The Probate Process From Start to Finish, 2013 - Present
  • Seminar, Now is the time to invest in rental property , 2013 - Present
  • Seminar, Getting Your Financial House in Order, 2012 - Present
  • Seminar, An Evening of Information About Estate Planning, 2012 - Present
  • Seminar, Financial Planning for Families of Special Needs Children, 2012 - Present
  • Seminar, How to develop a successful retirement plan , 2011 - Present
  • Seminar, Simple estate planning techniques - "Estate Planning: What You Need to Know" , 2010 - Present
  • Seminar, Special Needs Planning, 2010 - Present
  • Seminar, Special Needs Workshop:Financial and Legal Considerations for Families with Special Needs Dependents, 2010 - Present
  • Seminar, Special Needs Trusts, 2010 - Present
  • Seminar, Estate Planning, 2009 - Present
  • Seminar, Medicaid Law, 2009 - Present
  • Seminar, Common Debt and Credit Issues / Debt in a Down Economy, 2009 - Present
  • Contributor, Family Law Bits, Healthcare Ledger, 2008 - Present
  • Lecturer, Successfully Starting a Small Business, MCLE, 2007 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Bay Path College, Legal Studies Division, 2004
  • Adjunct Professor: College of Our Lady of the Elms, Litigation Principles; 2000-Present
  • Lecturer, Massachusetts Association of Public Accountants, Institute of Managerial Accountants, 2000-Present
  • Lecturer, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Foundation - Organization of a Small Business, 2001-Present, Category D - Guardian Ad Litum Training, 2004
  • Lecturer, Holyoke Community College; First Time Buyer Continuing Education Series
  • Lecturer, Estate Planning, Hampden County Sheriff's Department and Correctional Center, May and October 2002, September 2003
  • “Smart Women Finish Rich” Seminar, September 2002-Present

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyers Rising Star Award Boston Magazine, 2007
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star Award Boston Magazine, 2006
  • SuperLawyers Rising Stars Award, Boston Magazine, 2005
  • Top 10 Lawyers Under 40 Distinction, BusinessWest, August 2002
  • CALI Excellence For The Future Award in Law and Economics
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Estate Planning
  • Certified Mediator, Dispute Resolution Services, Inc.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Bay Path College, Legal Studies Division, Adjunct Professor, 2004 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Mediator: Hampden County Probate and Family Court Mediation Services Program, 1999 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney: Western MA Legal Service, 1998 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney: Western MA Family Violence Legal Project, 1998 - Present
  • Member: Estate Planning Council
  • Chairperson, Human Rights Committee, Goodwill Services of Hartford and Springfield, 1997 - Present
  • Trustee: Georgetown Condominium Trust, 2001 - Present
  • Secretary: Wilbraham’s Children Museum, 2009 - 2013
  • Trustee: Top Floor Learning Center, 2007
  • Co-President, Italian Cultural Center, 2007
  • Member: Advisory Group, Lighthouse, 2007
  • Corporator: Ludlow Boys and Girls Club, 2004
  • Member: Alzheimer's Association Steering Committee, 2004 - Present
  • Member: Commercial Investment Division Committee and the Affiliate Task Force, Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley, 2003 - Present
  • Member: Board of Directors & Executive Committee, Chicopee Chamber of Commerce, 1997 - Present, Past Chairman, 2000
  • Member: Women's Partnership
  • Member : Women's Business Owner's Alliance of the Pioneer Valley, Inc.

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

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Education

  • Western New England College, J.D., 1996
  • Bryant College, B.S.B.A., 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Awards, Achievements & Appointments

  • Recipient: SuperLawyers Rising Star Award Boston Magazine, 2007
  • Recipient: SuperLawyers Rising Star Award Boston Magazine, 2006
  • Recipient: SuperLawyers Rising Stars Award, Boston Magazine, 2005
  • Recipient: Top 10 Lawyers Under 40 Distinction, BusinessWest, August 2002
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Recipient: CALI Excellence For The Future Award in Law and Economics
  • Recipient: CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Estate Planning
  • Certified Mediator, Dispute Resolution Services, Inc.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Secretary: Wilbraham’s Children Museum, 2009 - 2013
  • Trustee: Top Floor Learning Center, 2007
  • Co-President, Italian Cultural Center, 2007
  • Member: Advisory Group, Lighthouse, 2007
  • Corporator: Ludlow Boys and Girls Club, 2004
  • Member: Alzheimer's Association Steering Committee, 2004 - Present
  • Member: Commercial Investment Division Committee and the Affiliate Task Force, Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley, 2003 - Present
  • Member: Board of Directors & Executive Committee, Chicopee Chamber of Commerce, 1997 - Present, Past Chairman, 2000
  • Member: Women's Partnership
  • Member : Women's Business Owner's Alliance of the Pioneer Valley, Inc.
  • Trustee: Georgetown Condominium Trust, 2001 - Present
  • Chairperson, Human Rights Committee, Goodwill Services of Hartford and Springfield, 1997 - Present
  • Member: Estate Planning Council
  • Volunteer Attorney: Western MA Family Violence Legal Project, 1998 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney: Western MA Legal Service, 1998 - Present
  • Volunteer Mediator: Hampden County Probate and Family Court Mediation Services Program, 1999 - Present

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association

Do You Need a Trust? - Perhaps to Your Surprise, the Answer Is Probably ‘Yes’
Healthcare News, December 1, 2010

Long-term Care Insurance - How to Protect Your Nest Egg and Provide for Your Care
Healthcare News, April 1, 2010

Estate Planning for Women
Healthcare Ledger, November 1, 2009

The Sandwich Generation - What to Do When You’re Caught in the Middle of Caring for Children and Parents
BusinessWest, September 28, 2009

Reverse Mortgage - It Could Be the Most Useful Tool in Your Financial Toolbox
Healthcare News, May 1, 2009

Your Child's Education - Navigating and Advocating for Families with Special-needs Children
BusinessWest, December 22, 2008

Estate Planning from the Male Perspective
Healthcare Ledger, December 1, 2008

New Laws of Marriage Life Planning - Are Crucial for Non-traditional Couples
Healthcare Ledger, August 28, 2008

HIPAA: Understanding Its Effect on the Medical Community - and the Patient Since 1996
Healthcare Ledger, August 22, 2008

Caring for the Caregiver: A Real Dilemma Families Face in an Age of Living Longer
Healthcare Ledger, August 22, 2008

Veterans Pension and Benefits: A Little Secret That Veterans Need to Know
Healthcare Ledger, June 2, 2008

Artificial Conception: Legal Issues Addressed during Artificial Insemination or In-vitro Fertilization
Healthcare Ledger, March 25, 2008

Who's Your Momma? A Review of Surrogacy Rights of Partners in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Helps to Answer This Question.
Healthcare Ledger, December 27, 2007

The Family Medical Leave Act and Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act Provide Time at Home for New Moms
Healthcare Ledger, November 16, 2007

Advanced Directives - A Way To Speak For Yourself When Your Voice Cannot Be Heard
Healthcare Ledger, October 26, 2007

Reverse Mortgages Demystified - Borrowing the Equity in Your Own Residence Can Provide Financial Security
Healthcare Ledger, September 7, 2007

New Family Plan? New Estate Plan.
Healthcare Ledger, June 27, 2007

I'll Trade You? - Avoiding Taxes Through Like Kind Exchanges
Healthcare Ledger, March 16, 2007

Special Needs Require Special Planning
Healthcare Ledger, March 10, 2007

Be Careful with Handshake Deals - The Recipe for Business Agreement Success Calls for More Than a Pinch of Trust
BusinessWest, August 21, 2006

Your Will Means Your Way - A Look at the Most Overlooked and Undervalued Estate Planning Tool
Healthcare Ledger, June 26, 2006

License to Chill - 'Tis the Season for Liquor-serving Establishments to Act Responsibly
BusinessWest, May 30, 2006

The Power Of Planning: Legal Tools You Can Use To Avoid Guardianship and Conservatorship
Healthcare Ledger, April 19, 2006

Shaking The Money Tree - There Are Many Options for Finding Cash for Your Strapped Business
BusinessWest, April 19, 2006

Guardians And Conservators: Who are They? What Do They Do? Can You Avoid Them?
Healthcare Ledger, March 7, 2006

Medicaid Proposals Will Strain Everyone
Healthcare Ledger, February 17, 2006

My Home Sweet Home - How to protect your personal residence from Medicaid Recovery
Healthcare Ledger, January 17, 2006

Identifying the Perfect Location - Many Factors Go into the Process of Choosing a Site for Your Business
December 5, 2005

Five Steps to Follow On the Path of Long Term Care Planning
Healthcare Ledger, October 17, 2005

1031 Like-kind Exchanges
BusinessWest, October 25, 2004

Employers - The Allowance Of Same-Sex Marriages Affects You Too!
Face the Fax, Knowledgeservice.com ENewsletter, March 19, 2004

A New World of Marriage - Life Planning Is Crucial for Non-Traditional Couples
BusinessWest, December 29, 2003

Business Real Estate Acquisition - A Deal That You Can Grow With
Valley Business Outlook, June 5, 2003

Telemarketing Law Loopholes May Disappoint Consumers
BusinessWest, April 14, 2003

Advanced Directives - When Individuals Cannot Speak To Their Own Healthcare Decisions
Healthcare News, October 31, 2002

Seminar: Legal Issues for Small Business Workshop July 22, 2014

Seminar: The Probate Process From Start to Finish October 28, 2013

Seminar: Now is the time to invest in rental property September 21, 2013

Seminar: Getting Your Financial House in Order November 7, 2012

Seminar: An Evening of Information About Estate Planning September 12, 2012

Seminar: Financial Planning for Families of Special Needs Children May 8, 2012

Seminar: How to develop a successful retirement plan April 5, 2011

Seminar: Simple estate planning techniques - "Estate Planning: What You Need to Know" May 5, 2010

Seminar: Special Needs Planning April 15, 2010

Seminar: Special Needs Workshop:Financial and Legal Considerations for Families with Special Needs Dependents March 22, 2010

Seminar: Special Needs Trusts March 18, 2010

Seminar: Estate Planning December 9, 2009

Seminar: Medicaid Law November 18, 2009

Seminar: Common Debt and Credit Issues / Debt in a Down Economy October 28, 2009

Contributer: Family Law Bits

, Healthcare Ledger, August 2008

Lecturer: Successfully Starting a Small Business, MCLE, 2007

Adjunct Professor, Bay Path College, Legal Studies Division, 2004

Adjunct Professor: College of Our Lady of the Elms, Litigation Principles; 2000-Present

Lecturer: Massachusetts Association of Public Accountants, Institute of

Managerial Accountants, 2000-Present

Lecturer: Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Foundation - Organization of a Small Business, 2001-Present, Category D - Guardian Ad Litum Training, 2004

Lecturer: Holyoke Community College; First Time Buyer Continuing Education Series

Lecturer: Estate Planning, Hampden County Sheriff's Department and Correctional Center, May and October 2002, September 2003

“Smart Women Finish Rich” Seminar, September 2002-Present