Boston Magazine Distinguishes 9 SuperLawyers from Regional Law Firm

November 6, 2006

Springfield, MA - The Springfield-based regional law firm of Bacon & Wilson, P.C. is pleased to announce that nine of their attorneys have been distinguished as "SuperLawyers" in the November 2006 issue of Boston Magazine. Determined by the results of 31,000+ ballots distributed to Massachusetts lawyers, only 5% of Massachusetts lawyers were honored. The following attorneys were distinguished:

Paul R. Salvage
Gary L. Fialky
Michael B. Katz
Paul H. Rothschild
Stephen N. Krevalin
Hyman G. Darling
Francis R. Mirkin
Bruce M. Fogel
Gary F. Bevilacqua

Attorney Salvage is the co-chairman of the firm's Insolvency Department. His practice deals with sophisticated workout and bankruptcy matters, representing both creditors and individuals or companies facing financial difficulties. His additional specialties include creditor's rights, business/corporate and real estate. Salvage is a member of the executive committee and former chairman of the board of Jewish Geriatric Services, Inc. He lives in Longmeadow.

Attorney Fialky is chairman of the firm's Corporate Department. His practice is concentrated in business and banking law, with an emphasis on business formations, mergers and acquisitions. Additional specialties include health care, trusts and estates and real estate. Fialky is a past president and current member of the board of directors of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, and he currently serves on the board of trustees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He lives in Springfield.

Attorney Katz is Co-Chairman of the firm's Bankruptcy Department. His practice is concentrated in business and insolvency law, and he has played a significant role in numerous successful reorganization cases. He also handles sophisticated healthcare law matters, and is General Counsel to many businesses including medical practices and individual physicians. His additional specialties include creditor's rights, commercial and corporate law. Katz is an officer of the United Way of Pioneer Valley and serves on the board and chairs the Professional Division of the 2006 Campaign. He is also a past president and current member of the board of directors of the Jimmy Fund Council of Western Massachusetts. He lives in Longmeadow.

Attorney Rothschild is Chairman of the firm's Litigation Department. His practice is concentrated in general litigation, as well as personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and employer/employee disputes. He also represents a number of employers in general business and higher education, providing advice on issues relating to termination, discrimination, and avoidance of disputes. His additional specialties include personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice and employment law. Rothschild is the sitting president of the of the Hampden County Bar Association and a past president of the Springfield Jewish Community Center. He lives in Longmeadow.

Attorney Krevalin is presently serving as the firm's Managing Partner. His areas of expertise include general business matters, real estate, domestic relations, and he has extensive experience in the area of shopping center/mall representation. Krevalin is a past chairman of the board of Jewish Geriatric Services. He lives in Longmeadow.

Attorney Darling is chairman of the Estate Planning and Elder Law Departments, and he is recognized as the area's preeminent estate planner. His areas of expertise include all areas of estate planning, probate and elder law. Darling is a past president of the Hampden County Bar Association, and he teaches law Bay Path College and is an adjunct professor at Western New England College School of Law - LLM program, teaching Elder Law. He is a frequent lecturer on various estate planning and elder law topics at both the local and national levels. Darling lives in Longmeadow.

Attorney Mirkin's areas of practice include commercial and residential real estate, as well as consistent involvement in commercial loan documentation, representing numerous area financial lending institutions and business borrowers. In addition, he handles zoning and subdivision issues. as well as commercial and banking law. Mirkin is a former president of the board of directors of the Western MA Division, American Heart Association and a current co-chair of the Baystate Children's Hospital Golf Tournament. He lives in Longmeadow.

Attorney Fogel is a member of the firm's estate planning and elder, real estate and zoning and business and corporate departments. He has extensive experience in matters relating to income, gift and estate taxes, and he focuses on the tax implications of all legal transactions. He serves on the board of directors of the United Way of Hampshire County and is a member of the Citizens Actions Committee. He also hosts a weekly radio show called "Taxes and Assets." Fogel lives in Northampton.

Attorney Bevilacqua's primary area of practice is real estate, both residential and commercial. He also does estate planning as well as banking and finance work. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Work Opportunity Center, Inc. and a former Assistant City Solicitor for Westfield. He lives in Westfield.

Bacon & Wilson, P.C. has a total of 36 lawyers plus 65 paralegals, secretaries and other support staff. The firm's four offices are located in Springfield, Westfield, Northampton and Amherst. Founded in 1895, Bacon & Wilson provides legal services in almost every area of the law to clients throughout Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut.

by: Michael B. Katz, Paul R. Salvage, Hyman G. Darling, Paul H. Rothschild, Stephen N. Krevalin, Gary L. Fialky, Gary F. Bevilacqua, Francis R. Mirkin, and Bruce M. Fogel