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Who we are

Our firm is unique in that our services extend beyond the realm of the law. Our team of professionals includes a social worker, a Medicaid specialist, a probate/fiduciary specialist, and an estate planning paralegal so we can provide expert legal, financial, and social services for elders and their families.

Our Mission

To provide efficient, intelligent and compassionate assistance for elders and their families regarding long-term care planning, asset protection, Medicaid applications, guardianship, estate planning and fiduciary services.


Michael Hooker has written extensively on a variety of topics on Elder Law. Click here to access some of his articles from his Life Becomes More Complicated column and answers to questions you may have.

Featured in the NY Times July 28, 2017Your Money by Ron Lieber: Riding Out the Senate Debate With a Massachusetts Medicaid Guru

Read more about Michael Hooker:

The Daily Hampshire Gazette - Lifestyle 2014

Beetle Press - The Big Reach 2016


We are the only law firm based in Hampshire County that works exclusively in elder law and estate planning.

  • We are the only Western Massachusetts law firm with a licensed social worker on staff.

  • We have one of the top Medicaid specialists in Massachusetts on our team.

  • You will never be connected to a phone tree. If you leave a message you will get a call back.

  • Our team of experts has more than 80 years of combined experience and provides a quick turnaround time on legal documents.

  • Attorney Hooker’s experience as guardian, trustee, power of attorney, conservator, and executor for hundreds of elders provides him with an insider’s view on vexing legal, financial, and clinical issues, often involving life and death.

  • We work closely with area providers including nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, hospitals, elder agencies, Social Security, the Veteran’s Administration, Medicaid/MassHealth, area banks, and other community resources.

  • We have strong relationships with professionals such as geriatricians, psychiatrists, financial advisors, and accountants.

We are big enough to accommodate your needs but small enough to provide individualized attention.

The Team

Meet the Team

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Michael Hooker
Estelle Stasz
Medicaid Specialist
Jake Hooker
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Katia Torres
Estate Planning Paralegal
Jill Turati
Social Worker/Case Manager
Jodi Turati
Fiduciary Specialist
Sally Reardon
Finance Assistant Paralegal
Marianne Swiatek
Administrative Assistant
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