SPRINGFIELD — Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. has added the Northampton law firm Etheredge & Steuer to its regional law practice. Attorneys Edward Etheredge and Shelley Steuer bring a wealth of talent, knowledge, and expertise to Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin’s business, real estate, land-use planning, permitting, estate planning, and estate administration practice areas. Both firms have deep roots in Western Mass. and similar approaches to providing service to clients.
Etheredge, whose practice is principally in real estate, land use, planning, and development, began practicing law in Northampton in 1976. He is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Notably, he was the first assistant district attorney for Hampshire and Franklin counties and has served as an expert witness and mediator in zoning and contract cases in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties, in addition to trying cases in U.S. District Court, the Supreme Judicial Court, the Appeals Court, the Land Court, and the Superior and Probate Courts in Western Mass.
Etheredge has served as a trustee of Frank Newell Look Park for nearly 40 years and served for many years as a director of Greenfield Cooperative Bank and a trustee of Cooley Dickinson Hospital. He enjoys an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.
Steuer, whose practice focuses on estate planning and estate and trust administration, has practiced in Northampton since 1990. She is a member of the Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council, the Hampshire County Bar Assoc., and the Massachusetts Bar Assoc. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York, and California, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She previously served as an attorney advisor for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. and an assistant regional attorney for the Department of Health and Human Services.
Steuer has served on the board of directors of Hospice of Hampshire County, the VNA and Hospice of Cooley Dickinson, Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Health Care Corp., and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. She has been selected as a Super Lawyer in estate planning and probate since 2018.
Steuer and Etheredge are looking forward to having members of the Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin team join them and their staff in their office space at 64 Gothic St., Northampton. The firm will continue to provide services to clients at 1441 Main St., Springfield.