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Internet Sales Tax Law Changing

Tax Attorney Michael Duffy’s article about the new sales tax requirements appears in the August 6, 2018 issue of Worcester Business Journal. Click here to read in the Worcester Business Journal.

To read more in-depth, click here.

Atty. Frederick Misilo Elected Chairman of the Board for Fallon Health

We are pleased to announce that Fletcher Tilton attorney Frederick M. Misilo, Jr. has been elected as Chairman of the Board for Fallon Health, the nationally recognized, non-profit health care services organization. In a press release issued by Fallon Health, Fallon’s President and CEO, Richard Burke said “Fred’s commitment to improving the lives of those who live and work in the community strongly aligns with the mission of Fallon Health. In addition to providing business acumen, Fred will be a passionate and tireless advocate for all those we serve.”

Click here to view press release.

15-40 Connection Gala and Auction

FT Trust & Estate Attorney, Collin Weiss and friend at the 15-40 Gala and Auction in June.

Fletcher Tilton Tax Seminars

Fletcher Tilton attorneys Michael Duffy and Dennis Gorman speak to a sellout crowd at Tax Planning seminars for CPAs and Financial Professionals, hosted on June 21 & 26. Comments from attendees included: “Good, clear discussion of the issues,” “Great seminar! Very informative,” “Very, very good presentation,” “Both Dennis and Michael are terrific presenters,” “Well done. Exceptional value.”

Stay tuned for future Tax Planning seminars from this team.

Home Buyers Seminar in Hudson, MA

Fletcher Tilton Real Estate Attorney Chris Yates speaks during a homebuyers seminar on June 26 in Hudson, hosted at Medusa Brewing Company.

Fletcher Tilton is Pleased to Welcome Anthony M. Serdynski, Jr. to the Firm

Anthony M. Serdynski, Jr. is an Associate who concentrates his practice in residential and commercial real estate financing, land use law, leasing, permitting, and zoning. Mr. Serdynski garnered his interest in real estate prior to attending law school where he worked for over five years at a title company, assisting mortgage companies in real estate refinance and purchase transactions. In the summer of 2013, while in law school, he also interned at the Massachusetts Land Court for the Hon. Robert Foster and Recorder Deborah Patterson. Click here to read more about Anthony. 

Fletcher Tilton is Pleased to Welcome Michael P. Duffy to the Firm

Michael is a tax attorney and former “Big 4” state and local tax manager who supports Fletcher Tilton’s Corporate, Tax, and Trusts and Estates practice groups on a variety of matters. Michael has extensive experience advising clients on the tax consequences of forming, operating, restructuring, and liquidating business entities with an emphasis on tax-efficient succession planning. Michael also works on issues related to the formation and management of nonprofit entities, executive compensation, federal and state tax controversies, mergers and acquisitions, and the taxation of gifts, trusts, and estates. Click here to read more about Michael. 

A Night at the Museum

A quartet of Fletcher Tilton attorneys attended and supported the Ecotarium’s annual fundraising event “A Night at the Museum” on Saturday, May 12.

Shown here, from left to right are: Christopher P. Yates, Real Estate Attorney; Scott E. Regan and Jess D. Oyer, Civil Litigation Attorneys; and Collin A. Weiss, Trust & Estate Attorney. They are posing in front of the evening’s special guest, "Racket" a live macaw who, according to one of the attorneys, “Looked hungry, so we didn’t dare pose for long.”

New England Best Lawyers 2018

New England’s Best Lawyers – 2018 Edition was recently released and we would like to congratulate the attorneys from Fletcher Tilton that made that prestigious list.

FT Attorney Fred Misilo on the air with Mindy Todd

On April 19, 2018, radio host Mindy Todd discussed Options for Adults with Developmental Disabilities—options for personal, financial and health care decision making as children with developmental disabilities come of age.

Joining Mindy Todd in the studio was Susan Senator whose adult son Nat was diagnosed with autism at age 3. Her books include Making Peace with Autism, The Autism Mom’s Survival Guide and her latest book is Autism Adulthood: Insights and Creative Strategies for a Fulfilling Life. Also in studio is Attorney Fred Misilo, considered one of the nation’s leading elder law and special needs attorneys, he focuses on the areas of elder law, special needs planning, estate planning and trust administration, guardianship and adult service advocacy.

Click here to listen.

Meet the Mayor and Framingham City Councilors

Fletcher Tilton was pleased to sponsor the MetroWest Chamber’s “Meet the Mayor and City Councilors” event on Monday, April 23 at Volturno, Framingham.

From left to right:
Peter R. Barbieri, Esq. real estate attorney at Fletcher Tilton PC
Faith V. Easter, Esq. partner at Fletcher Tilton PC
Yvonne Spicer, PhD. The People’s Mayor of Framingham
Meredith H. Greene, Esq., special needs attorney at Fletcher Tilton pc
Paul R. Joseph, President and CEO MetroWest Chamber of Commerce

Photo courtesy of Charlie Pasewark

See Attorney Misilo's article in The Arc's Spring Newsletter

The Arc of the United States April 2018 newsletter contains an article by Fletcher Tilton attorney Fred Misilo Has Your Estate Plan Kept Up with Your Life?

Mr. Misilo is the chair of the firm’s Trust & Estate department and Special Needs Practice Group. He also serves as Vice President of The Arc of the United States.

Click here to read the article. 


Fletcher Tilton gets on-air Shout-out from 96.1 iHeart Radio

Greg and Suzanne from iHeart media visited the Fletcher Tilton booth at the Corridor 9 Business EXPO on Wednesday April, 4 2018. The next day, they gave Employment Group chair, attorney Joe Bartulis a shout-out on the air! They also singled out attorney Nelson Santos, and Marketing Assistant Celia MacPherson. You can line up for autographs now.

Depicted in the photo is Fletcher Tilton attorney Mark Donahue, chair of the firm’s real estate division and firm president for 2018. He is chatting with Ben Colonero of The willows at Westborough.

Click here to listen

Fletcher Tilton Welcomes Collin Weiss to the Firm

Collin A. Weiss is an associate attorney who concentrates his practice in estate planning. Mr. Weiss represents individual clients in all aspects of estate planning from trusts, estates, and their administration to elder law and special needs planning. Additionally, Mr. Weiss advises clients on the income, estate, and gift tax consequences of utilizing certain estate planning vehicles. He has extensive experience with the probate courts in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island representing trusts, estates, minors, and the incapacitated. Lastly, Mr. Weiss handles matters relating to Medicaid planning and MassHealth. He works from our Worcester office and can be reached at


Congratulations to Our New Officers!

Fletcher Tilton's Management Committee is proud to announce that attorneys Meredith Greene, Amanda Risch and Sarah Tricot have been elected to Officer status. Congratulations to all three!

Fletcher Tilton Welcomes Brian J. Coughlin to the Firm

Brian Coughlin focuses his practice on U.S. immigration and global workforce mobility. He counsels established and emerging corporate clients on immigration issues related to employment authorization, company policy drafting, employee training, and general enforcement and regulatory compliance issues. He also advises on immigration due diligence and risk management in connection with corporate mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, and startups.
Click here to see Brian's entire biography. 

Brian works from the firm's Framingham office and can be reached at 508.532.3527.


Fletcher Tilton Director Anthony J. Salvidio, Esq. Elected to Board of Worcester Regional Research Bureau

The law firm of Fletcher Tilton PC is pleased to announce that a director of their firm, Anthony J. Salvidio, Esq. has been elected to the board of the Worcester Regional Research Bureau. The Research Bureau is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to serve the public interest of Greater Worcester by conducting independent research and analysis of public policy issues to promote informed public debate and decision-making. The Bureau’s annual “Worcester Almanac” is eagerly awaited each March by business people and politicians alike as it helps them frame their plans for the coming years.

Timothy J. McGourthy, Executive Director of the Worcester Regional Research Bureau says, “The Research Bureau is proud of the illustrious men and women who serve on its Board of Directors. It was in this spirit that we approached attorney Anthony J. Salvidio to serve on our board. Mr. Salvidio’s leadership role in helping to finance and build the Worcester of the future makes him a strategic addition to our organization.”

Attorney Salvidio also serves as the Commissioner of the Massachusetts State Lottery and as Chairman of the Worcester License Committee.

Warner Fletcher Receives T&G's Isaiah Thomas Award

Warner Fletcher was honored Saturday, December 16, 2017 with the Isaiah Thomas* award for distinguished community service. This award has been bestowed to one outstanding citizen each year since 1950. Previous recipients include our own Sumner “Tony” Tilton in 2007.

We congratulate both Warner and Tony who have given so much of their time and energy to better the community that surrounds us. While they can each win the award only once, their community work continues year after year.

*Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831) was the foremost printer of the generation that came of age during the American Revolution. He was instrumental in starting the Revolution and once the new nation was founded he became its principal and most successful printer, publisher, and bookseller.

Attorney Nisha Koshy Returns to Fletcher Tilton After a Five-Year Hiatus.

Previously having served for ten years in the firm’s Litigation practice group, Ms. Koshy now brings this background to the firm’s Real Estate & Commercial Lending practice groups where she uses her experience and insight as a litigator to assist clients with their complex real estate leasing, transfer, development and financing projects.

Ms. Koshy graduated from Bates College and Northeastern University School of Law. She works out of the firm’s Framingham office and currently resides in Holliston, MA.

Attorney Joseph Bartulis Speaks to The Worcester Chamber of Commerce

Fletcher Tilton attorney Joseph T. Bartulis, Jr., Chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group, gives an employment law update to HR professionals at a seminar hosted by The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce on November 14, 2017.

Warner Fletcher to Receive T&G's Isaiah Thomas Award

For his service to the community, Warner Fletcher has been named recipient of the Isaiah Thomas Award, presented by the Telegram & Gazette.

Warner will be honored Dec. 16 at Mechanics Hall during “A Legendary Evening,” a benefit to raise money for the Telegram & Gazette Santa. The award is named for a Colonial-era printer, patriot and philanthropist.

Click here to read the entire article from the Sunday Telegram.

Fletcher Tilton Welcomes Attorney Erin Gibbons to the Firm

Erin N. Gibbons is an Associate Attorney, focusing on real estate and corporate transactions. She represents buyers, sellers and lending institutions in both commercial and residential real estate transactions. She also represents landlords and tenants in commercial and residential leases, and counsels businesses on various corporate matters including corporate formation. Erin prides herself on being a strong advocate for her clients to ensure their individual needs are met and their transaction goes smoothly.

Erin works from our Framingham office and can be reached at

Special Needs Team Front and Center

Attorney Fred Misilo, chair of the Trust & Estate Department and Special Needs Practice Group speaks at the firm's annual seminar "How to Administer a Special Needs Trust." Special Needs team members are, from left to right: Attorney Theresa Varnet, Trust Administration Manager Tim O'Malley, Attorneys Meredith Greene, David Guarino, Dani Ruran, paralegal and special needs trust officer Jen Zaparaskas.

Fletcher Tilton Serves as Counsel to Honey Farms in Recent Sale of Company

In a press release dated October 18, 2017, Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc announced the successful sale of Honey Farms, Inc. to Global Partners LP. Headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts, the Iandoli family has owned Honey Farms since 1969, and the family’s retail food operations spans back to the 1920s.

Current President and CEO of Honey Farms, David Murdock, commented, “I want to thank ….our legal counsel, Fletcher Tilton, who did a wonderful job advising the company and the family through this process.” Mark Donahue and Amanda Risch of Fletcher Tilton PC served as legal counsel for Honey Farms.

Click here to read all about it in Convenience Store News.

Dennis Gorman, lead attorney representing Honey Farms and the Iandoli family for the past 18 years says “It has been my pleasure working with Honey Farms and many of the extended Iandoli family members including Wilfred & Betty Iandoli, Louis & Ann Iandoli, Charles & Betty Iandoli and many of the next generation. The Iandoli family was very loyal to Worcester, and Honey Farms was a great corporate citizen.”

Employment Law Seminar

It was a beautiful day at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston, MA for Attorney Joe Bartulis' Employment Law seminar on October 17.  Joe drew a big crowd for this year's "Managing a Changing Workplace: The Trump Effect, Pot and more" and Cyprian Keyes served a scrumptious hot breakfast.


Michael & Mia Lahti Receive Pro Bono Award

Congratulations to FT attorneys Michael & Mia Lahti, recent recipients of the 2017 Pro Bono Award given by the Bristol County Bar Association and the South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.

Attorney Bartulis Talks to Worcester Chamber President Tim Murray

In this segment from the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Exchange President and CEO Tim Murray talks with attorney Joseph Bartulis, Chair of our Labor and Employment Law Practice Group:

Fletcher Tilton Attorneys Speak at Venture Forum Event

Four FT attorneys take you through some of the basic legal issues you will face as an entrepreneur starting a company. See our recent presentation at The Venture Forum in Worcester:

Attorney Frederick Misilo Speaks to Commerce Bank Royal 50's Members

Attorney Fred Misilo presents a seminar "Staying Healthy, Wealthy & Retired" for the Commerce Bank Royal 50's Club members at Holy Cross College on September 13, 2017 with Steven Boyce, Outreach Manager, Summit ElderCare®, Fallon Health.

Fletcher Tilton Welcomes Attorney Scott Regan

Scott Regan is an associate attorney who concentrates his practice in commercial and employment litigation. Mr. Regan represents corporate entities and individuals in all aspects of litigation, from pre-litigation counselling through trial and appeal. He defends and prosecutes claims involving a wide-variety of business disputes. Attorney Regan works out of our Worcester office and can be reached at

Click here to see his entire biography.

Fletcher Tilton Attorney Frederick Misilo, Jr. co-authors article

Just released! Fletcher Tilton attorney and Group Practice Chair Fred Misilo co-authored article “Intellectual Disability Policy as Developed, Expressed, and Evaluated in AAIDD/The Arc Joint Statements: The Role of Organization Position Statements” with Ruth Luckasson, Marty E. Ford, Elise D. McMillan, and Margaret A. Nygren, August 2017.

Click here for introductory video.

Click here to read the entire article.

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