Branching Out - Bacon & Wilson Expands With Northampton Office

February 15, 2005

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Francis R. Mirkin

Steve Krevalin was talking about the word 'presence.' He told BusinessWest that many Springfield-based law firms are trying to create a presence in Northampton these days because they realize that Hampshire County is the fastest growing area in Western Mass.

But for many, 'presence' means a phone number and maybe a conference room or desk in a downtown office building that is occupied when an attorney has reason to be in Northampton, said Krevalin, noting that Bacon & Wilson, which he serves as managing partner, wanted much more.

That's why the firm moved late last year to acquire the firm Morse & Sacks, which has been doing business in Northampton for more than a century. The acquisition gives Bacon & Wilson more than a mailing address, said Krevalin, who noted that Morse & Sacks has a solid reputation... Steve Krevalin was talking about the word 'presence.' He told BusinessWest that many Springfield-based law firms are trying to create a presence in Northampton these days because they realize that Hampshire County is the fastest growing area in Western Mass.

But for many, 'presence' means a phone number and maybe a conference room or desk in a downtown office building that is occupied when an attorney has reason to be in Northampton, said Krevalin, noting that Bacon & Wilson, which he serves as managing partner, wanted much more.

That's why the firm moved late last year to acquire the firm Morse & Sacks, which has been doing business in Northampton for more than a century. The acquisition gives Bacon & Wilson more than a mailing address, said Krevalin, who noted that Morse & Sacks has a solid reputation...

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by: Stephen N. Krevalin and Francis R. Mirkin

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