Berkshire County, Massachusetts Estate Planning Lawyers

Barbara Markessinis
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Berkshire County, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(413) 446-9277 PO Box 2028
Pittsfield, MA 01202
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Albany Law School
I started out studying biochemistry but after a year on the morgue collecting tissue samples and doing autopsies I decided to go in a different direction which, was computer programmer/analyst. Then I finally bit the bullet and went to law school. After working in firms and for the NYS Attorney General, I opened up my own practice in 2006 in the Berkshires. This has been the biggest and most rewarding challenge of my life. Most notably, I once appeared in front of Judge Judy Scheindlin in Manhattan Family Court. What a long strange trip...
Lynn Morelli
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Berkshire County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(413) 822-9360 75 South Church Street
6th Fl Ste 21
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Estate Planning
Berkshire County, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 64 years experience
(413) 499-2244 75 S Church St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Elder
Harvard Law School
Berkshire County, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(413) 499-3520 69 E Housatonic St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Estate Planning
Berkshire County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 52 years experience
(413) 664-1073 87 Marshall St
North Adams, MA 01247
Estate Planning
Berkshire County, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(413) 663-6375 22 Eagle St
North Adams, MA 01247
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Berkshire County, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(413) 458-9100 38 Spring St
Williamstown, MA 01267
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Berkshire County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(413) 443-4771 66 West St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Berkshire County, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(413) 663-5277 85 Main St
North Adams, MA 01247
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Real Estate
Berkshire County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 51 years experience
(413) 644-0200 785 Main St
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Berkshire County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(413) 499-4437 28 Bartlett Ave
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Berkshire County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(413) 443-4445 65 Bartlett Ave
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Estate Planning, Business, Consumer and Real Estate
Berkshire County, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 61 years experience
(413) 445-5711 100 Wendell Ave
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Berkshire County, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(413) 637-5075 One West Street
Lenox, MA 01240
Estate Planning
Berkshire County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(413) 443-7337 106 Wendell Ave
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Estate Planning and Business
Berkshire County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years experience
(413) 447-9619 29 Wendell Ave
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Berkshire County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 years experience
(413) 664-9002 66 Summer St
North Adams, MA 01247
Estate Planning
William O'Neil
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Hampden County, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(413) 224-2694 280 N. Main St.
Ste. 6
East Longmeadow, MA 01103
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Western New England University School of Law
William O’Neil has practiced law in the greater Springfield area for 32 years. He specializes in criminal defense of major crimes. Attorney O’Neil also has experience in advising his clients on estate planning, will drafting, and probate matters. He has defended hard working citizens who have been harassed by debt collectors by defending them in court against those creditors and in filing for bankruptcy protection. Receiving compassionate legal advice from our experienced professionals will prevent you from getting lost in the corporate shuffle.
Douglas R. Peterson
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Hampden County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer
(413) 525-3222 280 North Main Street Suite 7
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Elder
University of Pennsylvania Law School
I have been providing legal services for your personal, family and professional needs in the metropolitan Springfield area and beyond for over 25 years concentrating in estate planning, elder law, estates and probate, divorce and family law and real estate. For many years I volunteered as board member and counsel for the local area agency on aging and received their distinguished service award. I continue to volunteer my time for consultations to needy elders at local senior centers and speak frequently at senior centers and other community organizations and non profit groups on elder law, estate planning and family law...
Isaac J. Mass
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Franklin County, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(413) 768-8500 289 Main Street
Suite 201
Greenfield, MA 01301
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Western New England University School of Law
Picture Isaac Mass is a dedicated and zealous advocate for clients throughout Massachusetts and Vermont. He brings his knowledge and practical experience to bear inside and outside of the courtroom on behalf of his clients. Committed to providing excellent legal representation with responsiveness and communication, Attorney Mass works candidly with clients at the outset of any matter to identify the clients objectives and chart a strategic course to optimize the chance of achieving those goals.
John L. Roberts
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Hampden County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(413) 567-5600 1200 Converse Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Estate Planning, Elder, Real Estate and Social Security Disability
Western New England University School of Law
Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning. Probate of Estates in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Guardianships and Conservatorships under the Massachusetts Probate Code. Advance Directives that avoid the need for Guardianship - Conservatorship: Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy. Real Estate Purchase and Sale. Supplemental Needs Trusts. Obtaining and coordinating benefits covered by Mediciad, Medicare, VA, Social Security, private insurance, and other resources. I prepare and coordinate estates and trusts for people who plan for succession of their assets and property, and protect benefits eligibility for themselves and for disabled family members. I serve as legal counsel, and provide estate administration services, to...
V. Van Johnson III
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Hampden County, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(413) 746-4400 265 State St
Springfield, MA 01103
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
Western New England University School of Law
Marie Jablonski
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Hampden County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(413) 205-2912 P. O. Box 80482
springfield, MA 01138
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Attorney Marie T Jablowski
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Hampden County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer
(413) 594-5994 10 Center St.
Suite 200
Chicopee, MA 01013
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Western New England University School of Law
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Attorney Daniel Karpman
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Hampden County, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(413) 734-5700 135 State Street
2nd floor
Springfield, MA 01103
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Western New England University School of Law
The Law Office of Daniel Karpman, established in 1992, is a full service law firm with offices in Springfield, Massachusetts and Northampton, Massachusetts. We offer personal and cost-effective legal solutions to individuals and businesses. Attorney Karpman received his law degree from Western New England College School of Law, and has an M.B.A. in Management and Finance from New York University Graduate School of Business. You can expect the highest quality in legal counsel through personal, responsive, and individualized service. We strive to develop and sustain long-term relationships with our clients by earning their trust and through our steadfast commitment to...
Andrew Peter Bass
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Hampshire County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 3 years experience
(866) 259-7447 245 Russell St.
Ste. 14
Hadley, MA 01035
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Construction, Consumer and Landlord Tenant
Ave Maria School of Law
Jay Nathaniel Michelman
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Hampden County, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(413) 737-1166 1333 E. Columbus Ave
Springfield, MA 01105
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
Justin R. McCarthy
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Hampden County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer
(413) 525-5600 310 North Main Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Roger Williams University
Kevin D. Quinn
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Hampshire County, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(413) 527-0517 117 Pleasant Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
Estate Planning
Anthony Martin Keane
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Hampden County, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(413) 222-2672 2020 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Estate Planning, Divorce, Insurance Claims and Juvenile
Western New England University School of Law
Carmina D. Fernandes
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Hampden County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer
(413) 583-2060 One Swan Ave.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Estate Planning
Hampden County, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(413) 781-2820 1500 Main Street Suite 2700
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01115
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Hampden County, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(413) 567-8411 138 Longmeadow St
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Estate Planning
Hampshire County, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 53 years experience
(413) 586-0264 86 Masonic St
Northampton, MA 01060
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Hampden County, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(413) 263-6460 1414 Main St
Springfield, MA 01103
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
Hampden County, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(412) 534-4214 641 Grattan St
Chicopee, MA 01020
Estate Planning, Municipal and Real Estate
Hampshire County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(413) 582-1225 78 Main St
Northampton, MA 01060
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Hampden County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(413) 732-4305 95 State St
Springfield, MA 01103
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Business
Hampden County, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(413) 788-6674 95 State St
Springfield, MA 01103
Estate Planning and Real Estate
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.