A partner in the firm, Pam has been admitted to practice law in Massachusetts since 2005 and concentrates her practice in the areas of sophisticated trust and estate planning, estate administration, and residential real estate transactions. As part of her probate and estate planning practice, she provides advice and guidance on matters including the use of trusts for estate and gift taxes and advance long term care planning. Pam believes strongly in providing compassionate, thorough advice to clients coping with the long-term illness of a loved one, or loss of a family member. Pam also enjoys working with first-time home buyers and people looking to buy their dream home in the Berkshires.
Pamela served as Managing Editor of the Law Review at Western New England College School of Law and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in World Politics from The Catholic University of America.
In 2013, 2014, and 2015, Pamela was named to Boston Magazine’s “Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars” list, an honor limited to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys practicing in the state.
Publications and Presentations
Pamela has co-authored two book chapters with Virginia Stanton Smith for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., including a chapter on “Deeds of Fiduciaries” in the venerated real estate treatise Crocker’s Notes on Common Forms, which has been in continuous publication since 1883. They also co-authored “Devolution of Title by Death and by Incompetents” in Real Estate Title Practice in Massachusetts. While in law school, Pamela published an article on interstate wine shipments entitled “The Grape March on Washington: The 21st Amendment, the Dormant Commerce Clause, and Direct Alcohol Shipments” 26 W. NEW ENG. L. REV. 343 (2004). She has also made numerous presentations on long-term care issues, estate planning, and probate matters for several local organizations, and has led continuing legal education seminars for fellow attorneys.
Pamela and her husband have chosen to make their home in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, since 2005 and have been active members of the community. Pam has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation since 2016, and presently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board. She has also been a member of the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority (PEDA) Board of Directors since 2012, also presently serving as Vice-Chair of that Board. She has also served on the Hancock Shaker Village Audit Committee since 2014 and the EforAll Berkshire County Advisory Board since 2019.
Her past service included ten years as the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum’s General Counsel and Special Events Manager and Chair of the Estate Planning Council of Berkshire County from 2016 – 2019. In 2016, Pamela was in the inaugural class of the Berkshire County 40 Under Forty award recipients for her professional achievements and community involvement.