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Jeffrey I. Fialky

  • Managing Shareholder

"I have a practical approach to counseling my clients, which derives from the results-oriented nature of my practice. Working with business owners and lending institutions, my greatest professional satisfaction is directly related to the successes of my clients."

Jeffrey is chair of the firm's corporate and commercial department, and is also a member of the municipal department. He specializes in sophisticated business, financing, and commercial real estate transactions, representing the interests of business owners and lending institutions, as well as municipalities and landowners. A former Assistant District Attorney in Hampden County, Jeffrey joined the firm after nearly a decade in Eastern Massachusetts where he held senior attorney positions within some of the country's most prominent Fortune 100 telecommunications and cable television companies. He has extensive experience in business, banking, commercial, real estate, estate planning, municipal, and telecommunications law.

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  • Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of New Hampshire
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Major: English/Philosophy

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1995
  • Maine
  • Connecticut

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Chair, 2013 to 2016
  • Springfield Museums, Board of Trustees, Assistant Treasurer, Trustee, 2012 to Present
  • United Way of Pioneer Valley, Board of Directors, Member, 2010 to 2016
  • Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Member, 2007 to Present
  • Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Vice Chair, 2011 to 2013
  • Springfield Museums, Development Committee, Chair, 2010 to 2015
  • Young Professionals Society of Greater Springfield, Board of Directors, President, 2009 to 2011
  • Jewish Federation of Pioneer Valley, Member
  • Springfield Technical Community College, Scibelli Enterprise Center Advisory Board, Member
  • Leadership Pioneer Valley, Steering Committee, Member
  • American Cancer Society, Omar Pace Gala Event Committee, Member
  • YMCA Campaign, Breakfast Committee, Member
  • Mason Wright Foundation, Corporator
  • EDC Tourism, Development Committee, Member
  • Red Cross, Board of Directors, Pioneer Valley Chapter, Member

Classes & Seminars

  • Franchise Ownership as a Career Alternative, Investment, or Both, 11/16/2011
  • Generation Next is here: Are You Ready?, 04/27/2011
  • Ethics, Legal Issues and the New 990, 10/28/2009
  • Lecturer, ­Ask the Experts - Legal Issues Regarding Non-Profit and Charitable Corporations, Association of Fundraising Professionals, 2008
  • Lecturer, Preparing for Franchise Re-negotiations/Cable Companies & PEG Funding, 2008
  • Lecturer, Successfully Starting a Small Business, MCLE, 2007

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Telecommunications Bar Association


  • Recipient, Young Professionals Award, Massachusetts Non-Profit Network (MNN)
  • Recipient, BusinessWest Difference Makers Award, YPS Board
  • Recipient, 40 Under Forty Award, BusinessWest
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial & Finance, Best Lawyers of America
  • Judge, BusinessWest Forty under 40

Published Works

  • The Massachusetts Benefit Corporation: A New Entity Has Been Created for Socially Responsible Businesses, BusinessWest, December 17, 2012
  • Factors in Determining Whether to Incorporate, Westfield Evening News, May 31, 2012
  • Protecting Personal Information - New Law Affects Virtually Every Business in the Commonwealth, BusinessWest, August 17, 2009
  • High-Tech Startup Businesses in a Recession - Why now is the right time for opportunistic entrepreneurs, BusinessWest, July 6, 2009
  • From Bootstraps to Banking - There are Many Ways to Finance a Startup Business, BusinessWest, June 2, 2008
  • New Lease on Life (and the Balance Sheet) - Why Sale-leaseback Arrangements Make Sense for Many Business Owners, BusinessWest, December 7, 2007
  • Starting a Small Business in Your Retirement - Reviewing Your Options, Prime, September 17, 2007
  • Reading Between the Lines - The Many Issues in Negotiating Commercial Real Estate Leases, BusinessWest, September 7, 2007
  • Handing over the Reins - Succession Planning for Businesses Poses Challenges, BusinessWest, March 2, 2007
  • What Brownfields Can Do for You - How Some Developers are Spinning Environmental Contamination into Gold, BusinessWest, December 3, 2006
  • Tripping over the Fine Print - How to Avoid Pitfalls When Negotiating Vendor Agreements, BusinessWest, October 19, 2006

Past Positions

  • Hampden County, Assistant District Attorney