Experienced Guidance

When Life Gets Legal SM

Gary G. Breton

  • Of Counsel

"As a member of the firm's Business/Financing Department, my primary concern and ultimate goal is to provide professional and competent legal services to my clients, in both a timely and cost effective manner, which will translate into satisfactorily addressing the unique needs of each particular client."

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  • Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Saint Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont
    • B.A. - 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Vermont
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1982

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Chairman, Board of Directors, City Stage and Symphony Hall, 2010 to Present
  • Board of Directors Member, Kiwanis Club of Springfield Inc, 2003 to 2005
  • Board of Directors Member and Secretary, St, Michael's College Fire and Rescue Inc., 2004 to Present
  • Participant, Springfield School Volunteers Read Aloud Program, 1997 to Present
  • President, Kiwanis Club of Springfield, Inc., 2001 to 2002

Classes & Seminars

  • Instructor: "How to Start Your Own Business", U.S. Small Business Administration and Bay Path College, 1982 to 1994
  • Lecturer: "How to Incorporate and Counsel a Business", MCLE, 1992 to 1998
  • Lecturer: "Annual Practical Skills" Seminar, MCLE, 1992 to 1998
  • Lecturer: "Advising Small Businesses", MCLE, (Boston), 1994 to 1998
  • Lecturer: "Federal and State Taxation Institute", Western New England College, 1994 to 1994
  • Lecturer: "LLC's and LLP's: Practical Advice", MCLE, 1996 to 1997

Professional Associations

  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts, Chair, Sponsorship Committee, 2019 to Present
  • World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts, President, 2008 to 2016
  • World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts, Board Member, 2008 to 2017
  • Springfield Performing Arts Development Corporation/CityStage/Symphony Hall, Chair, Board of Directors, 2010 to 2016
  • Kiwanis Club of Springfield Inc., Member, Board of Directors, 2000 to 2005
  • Kiwanis Club of Springfield, Inc., President, 2001 to 2002
  • Saint Michael's College Fire and Rescue Inc., Board of Directors, 2004 to Present
  • St. Michael’s College Board of Advisors, Winooski, VT, Legal Counsel, 1983 to 2004
  • Hampden District Mental Health Clinic, Inc., President, 1986 to 1988
  • Springfield School Volunteers Read Aloud Program, Volunteer, 1997 to Present


  • Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences, Major Thesis Presentation

Published Works

  • Financing Your Business: Look Beyond Interest Rates and Consider the Global Picture, BusinessWest, July 21, 2014
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis: Thinking About Moving Your Business Financing Across the Street?, BusinessWest, November 5, 2012
  • Explore Your Options: Many Alternative and Supplemental Financing Sources Exist for Business, BusinessWest, October 10, 2011
  • Ten Points About: Obtaining Business Credit, BusinessWest, June 8, 2009
  • Business Credit - How to Get It - A "Snapshot" That's in Focus and a Solid Business Plan Are Some of the Keys, BusinessWest, June 2, 2008
  • Looking Good - on Balance - How to Make Your Business a Better Candidate for Financing , BusinessWest, August 21, 2007
  • Capital Ideas - Business Financing in a Rising-interest-rate Environment, BusinessWest, June 19, 2006
  • Effective Planning to Transition a Business, Chamber Channels, August 12, 2004
  • Show Me the Money, Valley Business Outlook, November 15, 2003
  • Financing - It's Not All About Interest, Valley Business Outlook, January 20, 2003