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Eleven Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin Attorneys Honored

SPRINGFIELD — Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. announced that eight attorneys have been selected to the 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list, and three attorneys have been selected to the 2015 Massachusetts Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the honor, while no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Massachusetts are selected as Rising Stars.

• Shareholder Michele Feinstein concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, elder law, probate litigation, health law, and corporate and business planning, including all aspects of planning for the succession of business interests, representation of closely held businesses and their owners, and representation of physicians in their individual and group practices. She was selected to the 2015 Super Lawyers list in the field of closely held business.

• Shareholder Gary Fentin concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and real-estate finance and development, industrial revenue bonds, affordable housing, estate planning, business law, and business foreclosures and workouts. He manages the firm’s tax-exempt bond practice and has acted as bond counsel and/or purchaser’s counsel in hundreds of such issues since 1978. He was selected to the 2015 Super Lawyers list in the field of government finance.

• Shareholder Carol Cioe Klyman concentrates her practice in the areas of elder law, estate planning and administration, special-needs-trust planning, estate settlement, guardianships, and trust and estates litigation. She was selected to the 2015 Super Lawyers list in the field of elder law.

• Managing Partner Timothy Mulhern concentrates his practice in the areas of family-business planning, taxation, corporate law, commercial real estate, and estate planning. He was selected to the 2015 Super Lawyers list in the field of tax law.

• Shareholder Steven Schwartz concentrates his practice in the areas of family business planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, and estate planning. His practice involves representation of principals in family-business planning (including exit planning for business owners), representation of individuals and corporations in the purchase and sale of business enterprises, strategic planning for the future of clients’ businesses, and providing advice on alternatives in financing through loans and venture capital. He was selected to the 2015 Super Lawyers list in the field of business and corporate law.

• Shareholder James Sheils concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial finance law, creditors’ rights, banking law, and telecommunications siting matters. He was selected to the 2015 Super Lawyers list in the field of banking law.

• Shareholder Ann Weber concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, probate, and elder law. She has a particular interest in creative estate planning for authors, artists, farmers, and landowners. She was selected to the 2015 Super Lawyers list in the field of elder law.

• Shareholder Steven Weiss concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and consumer bankruptcy, reorganization, and litigation. He supervises the firm’s bankruptcy, reorganization and workout practice, and represents creditors, debtors, and others in both commercial and consumer bankruptcy cases throughout Massachusetts. He was selected to the 2015 Super Lawyers list in the field of bankruptcy and business law.

To be selected as a Rising Star, an attorney must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for no more than 10 years.

• Attorney Michael Fenton concentrates his practice in the areas of business planning, commercial real estate, estate planning, and elder law. He represents principals in business formation and succession planning, businesses in the purchase and sale of enterprises, developers in the acquisition and permitting of projects, and high-net-worth individuals in establishing comprehensive and sophisticated estate plans. He was selected to the 2015 Rising Stars list in the field of business and corporate law.

• Attorney L. Alexandra Hogan concentrates her practice primarily in business, litigation, and bankruptcy law. She was selected to the 2015 Rising Stars list in the field of bankruptcy and business law.

• Attorney David Webber practices in the areas of business transactions, estate and succession planning, taxation, and nonprofits. He was selected to the 2015 Rising Stars list in the field of closely held business.

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