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Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin Appoints David Webber as Shareholder

SPRINGFIELD — Local law firm Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. announced that David Webber has been appointed as a shareholder of the firm. The firm’s shareholders voted unanimously to extend the offer to Webber, demonstrating the level of respect his work and professionalism have earned.

“As a founding partner of Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, it has been my distinct pleasure to invest in the next generation of leadership,” said attorney Steven Schwartz. “I work closely with David and can attest to his professional and legal acumen that will continue to uphold our firm’s strong reputation and quality of work for years to come.”

Webber joined Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin as a law clerk in May 2007 and was immediately offered a position as associate after passing the bar exam in August 2008.

“I have been working toward this for a long time, and it’s the most significant event in my career so far,” Webber said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to advance and for the confidence of my fellow shareholders.”

Webber concentrates his practice in the areas of closely held business, corporate law, real estate, trusts and estates, and bankruptcy. He has regularly been selected to the Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars for his work with closely held business. He is a graduate of the Western New England University School of Law, where he interned with Justice Francis Spina at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and served as note editor of the Western New England Law Review. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from UMass, where he graduated cum laude. He is admitted to practice before the Massachusetts Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the Bureau of Veterans Affairs.

In addition to his legal career, Webber serves on the advisory boards of the Mason-Wright Foundation, and his alma mater as a member of the advisory committee for the UMass Student Legal Services Office. He serves as a mentor to entrepreneurs and startup businesses with Valley Venture Mentors. He is also an active member of the Hampden County Bar Assoc. and Real Estate Section, the Massachusetts Bar Assoc., the Real Estate Bar Assoc. of Massachusetts, and the Estate Planning Counsel of Hampden County.

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