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Local Lawyers Recognized as 2008 SuperLawyers & Rising Stars

Benjamin M. Coyle, Stephen B. Monsein, Michael B. Katz, Paul R. Salvage, Hyman G. Darling, Paul H. Rothschild, Mark A. Tanner, Gina M. Barry, Stephen N. Krevalin, Gary L. Fialky, Todd C. Ratner, Adam J. Basch, Justin H. Dion, and Francis R. Mirkin • 2008-11-21
Springfield, MA – The Springfield-based regional law firm of Bacon Wilson, P.C. is pleased to announce that eight of their attorneys have been distinguished as New England “SuperLawyers” and six …

Springfield-Based Law Firm Adds Attorney in Amherst Office

2008-11-07
Springfield, MA – The Springfield-based, regional law firm of Bacon Wilson, P.C. is pleased to announce that Greta LaMountain has joined the firm in its Amherst office. She is a …

Coming of Age – Young Professionals Society Helps Its Members Plant Roots

George O’Brien • 2008-09-29
Originally conceived roughly two years ago, the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield has made great strides since a get-together staged to gauge interest in such an organization wildly exceeded …

Bits and Hits – Estate-planning Blog Success Shows That Where’s a Will, There’s a Way Forward

George O’Brien • 2008-09-24
Hyman G. Darling, Esq. admits to being somewhat skeptical when he was first presented with the idea. He didn’t know much about blogging, and what he did know had him …

State of the Estate Tax – Beyond 2010: Uncertainty Reigns, but There’s Still Planning to Do

George O’Brien, Hyman G. Darling, Esq. is quoted within • 2008-09-17
It’s called the estate tax, although some in the legal and accounting fields call it simply the ‘death tax.’ And there are a lot of questions surrounding this controversial federal …

Local Attorney Helps Initiate Predatory Loan/Foreclosure Training Program for Area Attorneys

Eugene B. Berman and Justin H. Dion • 2008-06-24
Springfield, MA – As lawyers seeing our community devastated by foreclosure, and not having adequate government support, our local Hampden County Bar Association, (like many others throughout the county), in …

Full-scale Change – New Wage-and-hour Provision Will Test Employers

George O’Brien • 2008-06-20
Effective July 13, a new provision of the state’s wage-and-hour laws take effect. In terms of language, it’s a simple change — substituting the word ‘shall’ for ‘may’ when it …

Local Attorney Contributes to New Long Term Care Planning Book

Hyman G. Darling • 2008-05-27
Springfield, MA – The Springfield-based regional law firm of Bacon Wilson, P.C. is pleased to announce that Certified Elder Law Attorney, Hyman G. Darling is among the contributors to “The …

“Knock on Wood” – It’s Not Exactly Business as Usual in the Valley, but There’s No Panic, Either

George O’Brien • 2008-05-19
‘Survival mode.’ That’s a term being seen and heard with increasing frequency these days as the media covers the ongoing economic downturn and how individuals, families, businesses, and municipalities are …

Local Attorney Earns Distinction as a Certified Elder Law Attorney

Hyman G. Darling • 2008-04-21
The Springfield-based regional law firm of Bacon Wilson, P.C. is pleased to announce that Hyman G. Darling recently completed the training to earn his certification from The National Elder Law …

Regional Law Firm Hires New Associate

Melissa R. Gillis • 2008-03-25
Springfield, MA – The Springfield-based regional law firm of Bacon Wilson, P.C. is pleased to announce that Melissa R. Gillis has joined their firm as an associate. Working from their …

Regional Law Firm Announces New Partners

Peter W. MacConnell, Julie A. Dialessi-Lafley, Gina M. Barry, Gary F. Bevilacqua, and Bruce M. Fogel • 2008-01-18
Springfield, MA – The Springfield-based regional law firm of Bacon Wilson, P.C. is pleased to announce that five new partners have been named to their firm; Julie A. Dialessi-Lafley, Gina …

Odds Are – Experts Say the Nation Will Likely Skirt a Recession, but All Bets Are Off

George O’Brien • 2008-01-08
Michael Goodman is the managing editor of MassBenchmarks, a quarterly review of the state’s economy published by the Donahue Institute at the University of Massachusetts. He’s hard at work on …

The Write Stuff – Where There’s a Will, There’s a Right Way to Approach the Document

George O’Brien • 2008-01-03
Despite a mountain of evidence pointing to the need for a will, and some due diligence in crafting one, individuals across several generations haven’t heeded that message. Estate-planning specialists say …