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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 Sunday's 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.

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.

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Attorneys Lahti, Lahti & O’Neill Join Fletcher Tilton

JULY 1, 2017 - Join us in welcoming attorneys Michael T. Lahti, Mia H. Lahti, and Stephen T. O’Neill.  We are delighted that Michael, Mia and Steve have joined the Fletcher Tilton team, adding more capability to our robust Trust & Estate department. Their offices in Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA will become additional Fletcher Tilton offices as of July 1, 2017. Check back for more news and updates.

Fletcher Tilton Boosts Elder Law Division

As seen in Worcester Business Journal, June 2017:

As Worcester law firm Fletcher Tilton nears its 200th year of serving clients, the business has gotten increasingly complex in order to serve its clients throughout their entire lives. The latest move came in April when it brought the two-person Medfield practice of Jack McNicholas and Mary Proulx into the firm, to augment Fletcher's already robust elder law division.  

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Atty. Joseph Bartulis Speaks With Tim Murray

Watch Tim Murray, President and CEO of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce interviewing Chair of Fletcher Tilton’s Employment & Labor practice group, Joseph T. Bartulis, Jr., Esq. regarding how new marijuana legislation affects the workplace. On June 1, 2017.

The Metrowest YMCA presents Community Champion Award to Fletcher Tilton PC

Flanking Fletcher Tilton attorney/partner and honoree Faith Easter (holding the plaque) are (from left): Rick MacPherson, President and CEO of the MetroWest YMCA, Fletcher Tilton real estate attorneys Adamantia Giannakis, Nelson Santos and Sarah Tricot, and Celia MacPherson. To Faith’s right are: Fletcher Tilton commercial real estate attorney and honoree Peter Barbieri, along with immigration attorney Mary Attia and Fletcher Tilton partner/chair of the Immigration practice, Kirk Carter.

The MetroWest YMCA held its Annual Dinner Wednesday, May 17 where Fletcher Tilton received the Community Champion Award. This award is presented to businesses or organizations who have actively partnered with the Y to improve the lives of children and families in the MetroWest community through philanthropic and volunteer support. Community Champions lead by example, demonstrating the power of collaboration and the desire to give back. Their investments of time, talent and treasure improve the quality of life in our community.

YMCA Board Chair Rev. Emmett Price III, presented the award and shared that, for decades, Fletcher Tilton has been a part of the MetroWest Y family providing key leadership on their Board of Directors and various committees. “Passionate, well-respected and caring leaders like attorneys Faith Easter and Peter Barbieri have helped make our Y what it is today by generously giving of their personal time, talent and treasure.”

He shared that Fletcher Tilton has been with the Y from the beginning in support of their Annual Charity Auction leading the way as a Presenting Sponsor and as a recognized community leader. This sponsorship raises critical dollars to support their LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program for Cancer survivors and their High Flight program for at risk teens.

“The Y has truly come to depend on the Fletcher Tilton team. Regardless of the situation we know that when we reach out to Faith or Peter they will always be there to provide the support the Y needs or connect us to the right person at the firm who will provide counsel and expertise in any area to make sure our YMCA effectively and efficiently serves our community”.

Attorneys Faith Easter and Peter Barbieri work out of the Fletcher Tilton Framingham office located at The Meadows.

The YMCA of Central Massachusetts presents Strengthening Foundations of Community Award to Fletcher Tilton PC

From left: Sumner B. “Tony” Tilton, Esq. of Fletcher Tilton PC; Paula Green, Chair of the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Central Massachusetts; Kathryn Hunter, President and CEO of the YMCA of Central Massachusetts; Mark L. Donahue, Esq. partner at Fletcher Tilton PC (holding award plaque). The YMCA of Central MA honored Fletcher Tilton PC with the “Strengthening Foundations of Community” award at its 153rd Annual Meeting on April 26, 2017. Photography by John Lenis Photography of Worcester, MA.

At its 153rd Annual Meeting on April 26, 2017, Paula Green, Chair of the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Central Massachusetts, presented the Strengthening Foundations of Community Award to Fletcher Tilton PC.

The commemorative plaque prepared by the YMCA states “We are so fortunate to live in a community with a legal institution that employs men and women committed to strengthening the foundations of our community for all who live here. …… That [legal] institution, and honored Mission Partner, is Fletcher Tilton PC Attorneys at law…..”

Accepting the award were Fletcher Tilton partners Sumner B. “Tony” Tilton and Mark L. Donahue. In his acceptance speech, Mr. Tilton reminisced about his happy times at Camp Morgan, saying “the people and the fellowship” there remain among his most formative memories.

Attorney Donahue says “It is truly an honor to be held in high regard by Paula Green and Kathy Hunter,” President and CEO at the Y. “Their intelligence, compassion and drive are the true inspirations here.”

Fletcher Tilton has served as counsel to the YMCA of Central MA since 1979.

Jess Oyer Joins the Advisory Board of The Venture Forum

Congratulations to attorney Jess Oyer who recently joined the Advisory Board of the Venture Forum. To see more:

Atty. Mark Donahue Moderates C9 Legislative Breakfast

Fletcher Tilton attorney Mark Donahue moderates the Corridor 9 Chamber's annual Legislative Breakfast on January 26, 2017. Legislators include, from left to right: State Senators Harriet Chandler and James Eldridge, State Representatives Carolyn Dykema, Hannah Kane, (Harold Naughton--missing), Danielle Gregoire, and David Muradian, Jr.

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Attorney Ruran Elected Officer of the Firm

Trust & estate attorney Dani Ruran has been elected officer of Fletcher Tilton PC.

After working at large firms in and around Boston for nearly 20 years, Mr. Ruran joined Fletcher Tilton in July, 2016.

The firm's trust and estate department has over $450 million of trust assets under management. The firm provides fiduciary services to estates, trusts and individuals with portfolios of every size.

Mr. Ruran received his law degree from Boston University School of Law, his bachelor's degree in math and music from Amherst College, and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Florida. He works from the firm's Framingham and Worcester offices.

Congratulations, Dani!

Congratulations to The 2016 Super Lawyers

Six attorneys from Fletcher Tilton PC made this year’s Super Lawyers list. Richard C. Barry, Jr., Estate & Probate; Mark L. Donahue, Real Estate; Robert Dore, Jr., Business & Corporate; Marisa W. Higgins (Rising Star), Family Law; William D. Jalkut, General Litigation; and Samantha P. McDonald (Rising Star), Business & Corporate/Real Estate.

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using peer nominations and evaluations, combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

Congratulations to all!

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