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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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