Regional Law Firm Attorney Receives Prestigious Award

March 13, 2009

Attorney
Michael B. Katz, Esq.

Springfield, MA - The Springfield-based regional law firm of Bacon Wilson P.C. is pleased to announce that partner, Michael B. Katz, Esq. has recently received the prestigious Sadowsky Visionary Award from the Jimmy Fund. This award is periodically given to "Someone who demonstrates extraordinary commitment to the Jimmy Fund and the mission of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute by conceiving, leading or dedicating themselves to an event or activity that delivers annual financial support and/or long-term volunteer commitment." Katz was presented with a trophy, and his name is being engraved on a permanent award that is displayed in the lobby of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

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 chaired the Capital Campaign for 2007. He is also a past president and current member of the board of directors of the Jimmy Fund Council of Western Massachusetts, and he serves on the Jimmy Fund Advisory Committee for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Katz earned his JD from Boston College Law School and his BA from the University of Massachusetts. He lives in Longmeadow.

Bacon Wilson, P.C. has a total of 38 lawyers plus 65 paralegals, secretaries and other support staff. The firm's has four offices 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, Esq.