Valerie Vignaux

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Valerie Vignaux

Location:
Northampton, Massachusetts
Phone:
413-584-1287
413-693-2787
Fax:
413-584-0453
Email:

"In addition to practicing law, my professional life has included work for non-profits such as the International Institute of Boston and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. As an attorney, my focus is on a different type of service - estate planning and elder law - which allows me to serve my community here in Western Massachusetts. I sympathize deeply with my clients, many of whom may be in the midst of family crises, and I feel fortunate that I can use my professional knowledge to help them make informed choices to protect themselves and their loved ones."

Valerie is an associate attorney and a member of the firm's estate planning & elder law team. She assists clients with all manner of estate planning and provides representation for guardianship and conservatorship matters. Valerie also spent a year serving as Superior Court Clerk to the justices of the Massachusetts Trial Court.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Education

  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2003
  • Hamilton College
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Northampton Conservation Commission, Member, 2009 - 2011
  • Hampden County Bar Association, Member
  • Hampshire County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Justices of the Massachusetts Trial Court, Superior Court Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • International Institute of Boston
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Education

  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 2003
  • Hamilton College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Awards, Achievements & Appointments Include:

  • Recipient, Partner in Care Award, Linda Manor, 2017

Professional & Community Activities Include:

  • Member, Board of Directors, Highland Valley Elder Services, 2017-Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Hampden County
  • Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Northampton Conservation Commission, 2009-2011

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • Women Business Owners Alliance
  • Estate Planning Council of Hampden County
  • Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council

Publications & Lectures Include:

  • “Estate Planning & Overcoming Challenges of Blended Families” Linda Manor, February 27, 2018
  • “Your Estate Plan” Amherst Senior Center, June 28, 2016
  • “The Legalities of Life’s End” Jones Library, Amherst, March 24, 2016
  • “Guardianship Basics” Multicultural Community Center, Holyoke, October 7, 2015
  • Healthcare Proxy vs. MOLST—Do I Need Both Documents to Ensure My Wishes Are Carried Out?, BusinessWest, October 2015
  • Marijuana Use in Elder Facilities—Individuals are Caught Between a State and a Federal Place, Healthcare News, June 2015
  • “Understanding Guardianships and Conservatorships” Jericho, Holyoke , May 15, 2015
  • Progress Comes Marginally—Paternity Leave Becomes Law in Bay State; Hold the Applause, Healthcare News, May 2015