Fratar, Kern & Kelly LLC

ATTORNEY PROFILES

ROBERT N. FRATAR

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East Longmeadow, MA
phone (413) 734-3119
fax (413) 736-0670
e-mail E-mail me

A partner in Fratar, Kern & Kelly, LLP and a lifelong resident of the greater Springfield, Massachusetts area, Attorney Fratar graduated from American International College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1968 and from Suffolk University Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 1974. He frequently lectures on various aspects of commercial and residential real estate law, and is a lecturer at the National Retail Tenants Association's annual conference.

Attorney Fratar has been awarded the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell, a nationally ranked attorney rating service, and was recently named to Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers. A thirty year member of the East Longmeadow, Massachusetts Rotary Club, he has also been named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International for service rendered to Rotary, his country and his community.

Attorney Fratar is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Areas of Practice:

Commercial Real Estate Law
Residential Real Estate Law
Zoning
Business Law
Estate Planning and Estate Administration

Bar Admissions:

Massachusetts, 1974
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Education:

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts,
  1974 - Juris Doctor
American International College, Springfield, Massachusetts,
   1968 - Bachelor of Arts

Published Works and Lectures:

Real Estate Law Lectures:

Springfield Redevelopment Authority First Time Home Buyer
  Programs
Various Greater Springfield Lending Institution First Time
   Home Buyer programs
Greater Springfield Association of Realtors, now
   Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley, Inc. programs

Lecturer: National Retail Tenants Association
Lecturer: Lorman Education Services

Representative Clients:

Friendly Ice Cream Corporation
McDonald's Corporation
Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House, Inc.
Dan Roulier & Associates, Inc.
Massachusetts Learning Systems, Inc.
B&D Petroleum Sales, Inc.
Greater Springfield Credit Union
Ed Speight & Co., Inc.

Past Employment Positions:

Real Estate Counsel, Friendly Ice Cream Corporation

Military Experience:

101st Airborne Division, Vietnam War, decorated infantry
  combat veteran

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Massachusetts Bar Association
Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts
Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell
Member, National Retail Tenants Association (NRTA)
Advisor & Contributor, Commercial Tenants Lease Insider,
   Vendome Group, LLC
Past member, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts Planning Board
Past member, East Longmeadow Housing Partnership Committee
Past member, Enhancing East Longmeadow Strategic Planning
   Committee
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts Rotary Club

WILLIAM F. KERN

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Springfield, MA
phone (413) 734-3119
fax (413) 736-0670
e-mail E-mail me

A lifelong resident of Springfield, Massachusetts, Attorney Kern graduated from Saint Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1961 and from Western New England College School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree in 1969. Over the years, he has taught undergraduate level courses in business law and estate administration to pre-law and paralegal students, respectively. He has served as real estate title counsel for a locally-based credit union engaged in residential mortgage lending, and for a local petroleum products distributor which owns and operates self-service outlets and convenience marts.

Attorney Kern, a partner in Fratar, Kern & Kelly, LLP, has been awarded the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell, a nationally ranked attorney rating service. Attorney Kern is a member of the American Bar Association and its Senior Lawyers Section, and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Areas of Practice:

Real Estate Title Law
Estate Planning
Probate and Estate Administration

Bar Admissions:

Massachusetts, 1972
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1972

Education:

Western New England College School of Law, Springfield,
  Massachusetts, 1969 - Juris Doctor
St. Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont, 1961 -
   Bachelor of Arts

Representative Clients:

Greater Springfield Credit Union
B&D Petroleum Sales, Inc.

Past Employment Positions:

Chicopee High School, Chicopee, MA - Biology teacher and coach
   of the Debating Team
Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT - Dean of Men and
   Lecturer in Business Law
Massachusetts State Department of Education - Supervisor
   in drug education

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Bar Association, Senior Lawyers Section
Martindale-Hubbell, Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers (av)

Daniel M. Kelly

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Springfield, MA
phone (413) 734-3110
fax (413) 736-0670
e-mail E-mail me

A lifelong resident of the greater Springfield, Massachusetts area, Attorney Kelly graduated from St. Anselm's College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Dean's List in 1968 and from Suffolk University Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 1972. He is a partner in the law firm of Fratar, Kern & Kelly, LLP.

Attorney Kelly has been awarded the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a nationally ranked attorney rating service, from which the following profile is quoted: For the past thirty years, Daniel M. Kelly has been known as the most prominent trial attorney in his section of the state. Detailed evaluation of the individual client and his presentation of the case have resulted in an extremely high success rate during all this time.

Areas of Practice:

Civil and Criminal Trial Law Practice before all State
   and Federal Courts
Personal Injury Law
Products Liability Law
White Collar, Criminal Litigation
Medical Malpractice Law
Arbitration, Mediation

Bar Admissions:

Massachusetts, 1972
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Education:

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts,
   1972 - Juris Doctor
St. Anselm's College, Manchester, New Hampshire,
   1968 - Bachelor of Arts, Dean's List

Published Works and Lectures:

Quintessential Cross Examination, Massachusetts Continuing
   Legal Education, Inc.
Effective Defense Planning for the Automobile Accident Case,
   Nat'l Business Institute

Lecturer: Lorman Education Services
Lecturer: Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
Lecturer: National Business Institute
Instructor: Criminal Justice Program; Criminal and Constitutional
   Lawand Criminal Evidence, Holyoke Community College

Past Employment Positions:

Assistant District Attorney, Hampden County, Commonwealth
   of Massachusetts
Counsel, Hampden County Commissioners
Counsel, Arbella Mutual Insurance Company

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Member, Hampden County Bar Association
Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
Mediation and Arbitration Panel Member, Hampden County
   Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Past Member,
   Board of Governors
Member, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

 

NEWS WORTHY

Attorney Robert N. Fratar, Esq. co-presented an educational course on the topic of Estoppels and SNDAs and also served as facilitator of a discussion group titled Small Tenant Leasing Practices during the National Retail Tenants Association> (NRTA)’s 2011 Annual Conference, held Sept. 11th-14th in Orlando, Florida.


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