Regional Law Firm Adds Five Attorneys

August 15, 2006

Springfield, MA - The Springfield based law firm of Bacon & Wilson, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of five attorneys, two in Springfield, one in Westfield and two in their Northampton office.

Attorney Maltby is a former prosecutor for the Northwestern District Attorney's Office with extensive jury trial and court room experience. His practice concentrates on litigation, employment and family matters, and he also handles personal injury and product liability. He received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and his B.A. cum laude from the University of Massachusetts. Maltby lives in Longmeadow with his wife.

Attorney Fialky is a member of the firm's corporate, commercial, and municipal departments. A former Assistant District Attorney in Hampden County, Fialky joined the firm after nearly a decade of holding senior attorney positions within some of the country's most prominent telecommunications and cable television companies. He has extensive experience in business, commercial, real estate, municipal, and telecommunications law. He earned his J.D. from Western New England College School of Law and his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. Fialky lives in Longmeadow with his fiancé.

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 Work Opportunity Center, Inc and a former Assistant City Solicitor of the city of Westfield. He earned his J.D. from Western New England College School of Law and his B.S. from the University of Connecticut. Bevilacqua lives in Westfield with his wife.

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 is currently a member of the Citizens Actions Committee, (Northampton State Hospital Reuse,) and also has been a solicitor for Hampshire Regional YMCA, Clarke School for the Deaf, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary and Hampshire County United Way. He is listed in Who' s Who in American Law. Fogel earned his LL.M. in Tax from Boston University School of Law, his J.D .from Western New England College School of Law, and his B.A. from Columbia College. He lives in Northampton with his wife and two sons.

Attorney Halbert is a member of the firm's estate planning, elder and real estate departments. She is especially focused on matters relating to asset protection. She is a volunteer for Habitat For Humanity and a former member of the Board of Directors of the The Montessori School of Northampton. She earned her J.D. from Western New England College School of Law and her B.A from Amherst College. Halbert lives in Haydenville with her son.

Bacon & Wilson, P.C. has a total of 33 lawyers plus 65 paralegals, secretaries and other support staff. The firm's main office is located in Springfield, with additional offices in Westfield and Northampton. The firm was founded in 1895, and Bacon & Wilson provides legal services in almost every area of the law to clients throughout Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut.

by: Kevin V. Maltby, Lisa L. Halbert, Jeffrey I. Fialky, Gary F. Bevilacqua, and Bruce M. Fogel