Springfield-Based Attorney is Appointed to National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Board
April 17, 2009
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 of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) in Washington, D.C. where he was elected to the National Board of Directors. Darling, a certified elder law attorney accredited by the National Elder Law Foundation, presented two topics to the academy’s lawyers. One was an annual update regarding income tax, gift tax and estate tax recent changes. The second topic was entitled “Do or I Don’t – How to counsel an elder client whether to marry or not.” Of the 4000+ NAELA members across the county, less than 10% are certified.
Attorney Darling is chairman of the Estate Planning and Elder Law Departments, and he is recognized as the area’s preeminent estate planner. His areas of expertise include all areas of estate planning, probate and elder law. Darling is President of the Hampden County Estate Planning Council, a past president of the Hampden County Bar Association, he teaches law at Bay Path College and is an adjunct professor at Western New England College School of Law – LLM program, teaching Elder Law. He is a frequent lecturer on various estate planning and elder law topics at both the local and national levels. He earned his JD from Western New England College School of Law and his AB from Boston University. Darling lives in Longmeadow.
Bacon Wilson, P.C. has a total of 39 lawyers plus 65 paralegals, secretaries and other support staff. The firm’s has four offices located in Springfield, Westfield, Northampton and Amherst. Founded in 1895, Bacon Wilson provides legal services in almost every area of the law to clients throughout Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut.
by: Hyman G. Darling