Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin attorneys pegged as ‘Best Lawyers’

Date: 9/4/2015

SPRINGFIELD – Local law firm, Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., serving Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York, today announced eight attorneys were listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 79,000 leading attorneys are eligible to vote and more than 6.2 million votes have been received to date on the legal abilities of lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

The following attorneys who are local residents were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016:
• Shareholder Michele J. Feinstein, in the fields of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates;
• Managing Partner, Timothy P. Mulhern, in the fields Corporate Law and Tax Law;
• Shareholder James B. Sheils, in the field of Commercial Transactions/UCC Law; and
• Shareholder Steven Weiss, in the field of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Feinstein, a resident of Longmeadow, 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.

Mulhern, a resident of Longmeadow, concentrates his practice in the areas of family business planning, taxation, corporate law, commercial real estate and estate planning.

Sheils, a resident of East Longmeadow where he also serves as town moderator, concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial finance law, creditors’ rights, banking law and telecommunications siting matters.

Weiss, a resident of Longmeadow, 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. Weiss has been a member of the private panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the District of Massachusetts since 1987 and also serves as a Chapter 11 Trustee.