Massachusetts Attorney Skilled in Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
KNOWLEDGEABLE PITTSFIELD LAWYER DEDICATED TO RESOLVING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS If severe financial problems are leading you to consider bankruptcy, you need a lawyer by your side with the experience and know-how to analyze your situation and advise you on the optimal course of action. The same is true when dealing with the orderly transfer of your assets to family members, charities and other beneficiaries during your lifetime or afterward. At Richard I. Isacoff, P.C., I have for more than 40 years offered personal and comprehensive legal advice in the areas of debt relief and estate planning. Based in Pittsfield, I serve individuals, families and businesses throughout western Massachusetts. Clients who have entrusted me with their legal matters have found that I have: -Familiarity with all applicable laws -Compassion for the clients I counsel -A one-on-one relationship with my clients Whether I am counseling you on bankruptcy or estate planning, you can count on me always to negotiate effectively and act ethically in representing you. I work earnestly to solve my clients' problems and to secure the maximum benefits available in the areas of practice below: Areas of Practice -Banking and Finance Law -Bankruptcy Law -Business and Commercial Law -Business Organizations -Debtor/Creditor -Estate Planning -Probate and Estate Administration -Trusts -Wills Richard I. Isacoff, P.C. is ready to help you with your bankruptcy and estate planning needs. Schedule a free consultation today.
Richard I. Isacoff, P.C.
433-437 North St
Pittsfield MA 01201
Because of my business and banking background, financial work has always been an interest; from managing money in a family business, to my banking career including managing trust assets and running failed banks.
It is great for clients to become educated about the legal issues they face; just their gaining a sense of the vocabulary of an area of law makes my job easier. But, becoming educated as to the issues does not make a client a lawyer, any more than someone seeking medical advice on a potential problem who reads about possible causes and can describe the symptoms accurately to his/her physician becomes a doctor. That said, there are times when a client will suggest something that I hadn't thought of and it helps the client's case greatly. After all, I haven't "lived" the problem.
Generally speaking, I prefer clients not prepare "legal documents." However, I encourage potential clients to write a description of the issue, and the outcomes the person would like to have in the matter. Sometimes that means a detailed list of items like:
1. $10,000 for ruined property
2. $2,500 for lost wages
3. A no trespass order to keep my neighbor away
If the matter is beyond small claims, I urge people to get competent legal representation. I often refer potential clients to other attorneys who may be able to handle a specific matter on a sliding fee scale, or as all of us do, take the case on a pro-bono basis to keep the "client" from losing some of their rights.
Since November of 1991 Mr. Isacoff has maintained a general practice of law dealing with such matters as bankruptcy, wills, trusts, and estates. He has offices in Pittsfield and North Adams, Berkshire County, MA.
Mr. Isacoff is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Massachusetts Bar Association, the Berkshire Bar Association, the Berkshire County Estate Planning Council, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is also a Real Estate Title Agent for First American Title Insurance Company and a licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Broker (#138563).
Bar Number: 247760
Western New England College School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1977
Western New England College
Bachelor's Degree, 1972
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