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Regional Law Firm Attorneys Honored as 2009 SuperLawyers & Rising Stars

Christine Pilch, Marketing Director • 2009-11-16
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 five …

Planning to Care for Your Special Needs Child Seminar

Christine Pilch, Marketing Director • 2009-11-10
Springfield, MA – The Springfield-based regional law firm of Bacon Wilson, P.C. is pleased to announce that attorney Julie A. Dialessi-Lafley will present a seminar about special needs planning on …

Regional Law Firm Releases Revolutionary Website

Christine Pilch, Marketing Director • 2009-11-09
Springfield, MA – The Springfield-based regional law firm of Bacon Wilson, P.C. is pleased to announce the launch of a new website www.BaconWilson.com that revolutionizes the way law firms present information. …

Regional Law Firm’s Attorney Named to American Cancer Society’s Nationwide Gift Planning Advisory Council

Christine Pilch, Marketing Director • 2009-11-06
Springfield, MA – The Springfield-based regional law firm of Bacon Wilson, P.C. is pleased to announce that partner, Hyman G. Darling has been selected to serve as a volunteer member …

Ups and Downs – How the Recession Has Hurt – and Helped – the Legal Industry

George O’Brien • 2009-10-12
The Great Recession has impacted virtually every sector of the economy, and the legal profession is certainly no exception. Overall, business is down for many as companies and individuals put …

Making a Case for Technology – It Has Improved Client Service, but Made the Law Almost a 24/7 Business

George O’Brien • 2009-08-17
“Blessing and a curse.” “Double-edged sword.” These are just some of the things those in the legal profession are saying about ever advancing telecommunications technology. Sophisticated phone systems and handheld, do-it-all devices like …

Personal bankruptcies up nearly 60% in Mass., real estate publisher reports

Jim Kinney • 2009-07-21
Debtors are filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in order to escape debts they can’t otherwise pay. The number of Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings increased statewide by 58.12 percent from 2,839 …

Group urges hearings before foreclosures

Jim Kinney • 2009-06-20
People working to help homeowners avoid foreclosure pushed Friday for every foreclosure to require a hearing before a judge in Superior Court. Now, foreclosing on a mortgage is a paperwork …

Western Mass. dealerships try to keep positive attitude in wake of General Motors’ reorganization filing

Jim Kinney • 2009-06-01
Local dealers are saying it’s business as usual even as General Motors filed the fourth largest bankruptcy in U.S. history Monday. “I hate to say it’s a sign of the …

Getting Out from Under – Bankruptcy Filings Tell the Story of This Recession and Its Impact

George O’Brien • 2009-05-25
Bankruptcy filings are on the rise locally and across the country — some experts predict 1.5 million people will file this calendar year — and the end seems nowhere in …

The Class of 2009 – Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Announces Its Latest Additions

George O’Brien • 2009-05-11
Tom Goodrow knew the day would come – he just didn’t know when. Since Springfield Technical Community College started erecting plaques in the Scibelli Enterprise Center connoting inductees to its …

Gina M. Barry – BusinessWest 40 Under Forty Honoree

George O’Brien • 2009-04-27
Gina Barry wasn’t one of those kids who always knew she’d be a lawyer. In fact, she was more interested in marine biology or horse training — until a guidance …

Springfield-Based Attorney is Appointed to National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Board

Hyman G. Darling • 2009-04-17
Springfield, MA – The Springfield-based, regional law firm of Bacon Wilson, P.C. is pleased to announce that attorney Hyman G. Darling recently attended the annual program of the National Academy …

Springfield-Based Attorneys Educate About Foreclosures

Justin H. Dion and Francis R. Mirkin • 2009-04-02
Springfield, MA – The Springfield-based, regional law firm of Bacon Wilson, P.C. is pleased to announce that attorneys, Francis R. Mirkin and Justin H. Dion spoke at a Massachusetts Bar …

Regional Law Firm Attorney Receives Prestigious Award

Michael B. Katz, Esq. • 2009-03-13
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 …

Bankruptcy bill could result in ‘tsunami’ of filings

Julia Reischel • 2009-03-02
Local practitioners predict that a bill currently wending its way through Congress will be passed, granting bankruptcy judges the power to modify home-mortgage terms and prompting a deluge of new …

On the Firing Line – Employers Must Take Steps to Protect Themselves During Workforce Reductions

George O’Brien • 2009-02-16
Kevin Maltby says he’s been getting a number of phone calls lately from individuals who have found themselves on the wrong end of workforce-reduction measures taken in response to worsening …

Bankruptcy filings spike

Jim Kinney • 2009-02-13
SPRINGFIELD – The number of Hampden County residents who turned to Chapter 7 bankruptcy as the only way to get out from under their debts jumped 51.5 percent last year. …

Foreclosure assistance planned

Jim Kinney • 2009-02-10
SPRINGFIELD – Homeowners fearing that their homes will be the next ones lost to the foreclosure crisis have two opportunities this week to reach out for expert help. Volunteer lawyers …

In Praise of the Paralegals – Their Work Has Evolved, and It’s Now Vital to the Success of Any Firm

George O’Brien • 2009-02-02
The paralegal is hardly a recent phenomenon in the operation of a law firm, but these trained professionals are becoming an evermore-important factor in the success and growth of many …

Regional Law Firm Adds Attorney

2009-01-22
Springfield, MA – The Springfield-based regional law firm of Bacon Wilson P.C. is please to announce attorney Richard T. O’Connor, Esq. has joined their firm. He is a member of …