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Hyman G. Darling - Springfield, MA

33 State Street Springfield, MA 01103

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Updated: 06/23/2022

Springfield Estate Planning and Elder Law Lawyer

Overview

"I get tremendous satisfaction from knowing that my clients are well-advised before making important decisions. While consistently accomplishing client objectives, assisting with tax savings, preserving assets for the next generation, and maintaining family harmony, I meet my clients' goals. I strive for each client's satisfaction and comfort with his or her plan."

Hyman, chair of the estate planning and elder law department, is recognized as the area's preeminent estate planner...

"I get tremendous satisfaction from knowing that my clients are well-advised before making important decisions. While consistently accomplishing client objectives, assisting with tax savings, preserving assets for the next generation, and maintaining family harmony, I meet my clients' goals. I strive for each client's satisfaction and comfort with his or her plan."

Hyman, chair of the estate planning and elder law department, is recognized as the area's preeminent estate planner. He has extensive experience with all aspects of estate planning, trusts, tax law, probate and estates, guardianships, special needs trusts and planning, elder law, and long-term care planning. Additional specialties include adoption and real estate.

About Hyman G. Darling

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Other Affiliations

  • President, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2017-Present; Vice President 2015-2016; Board Member 2007-2017
  • Instructor, Bay Path College, Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Probate, 1999-2019
  • Adjunct Professor, Western New England University School of Law, LLM Program, 2005-2022

Classes and Seminars

  • Presenter, “Advocacy for Client in Nursing Homes,” Massachusetts Association of Social Workers, June 2021
  • "Alternatives to Guardianship”, Estate Planning for the Ageing or Incapacitated Client in Massachusetts, MCLE, 5th Edition, 2021
  • "Estate, Gift, an Income Tax Planning for the Advanced Planning Program,” NAELA, 2021, 2022
  • Webinar Presenter, “Estate Planning in Uncertain Times” Boston University Alumni Association, May 27, 2020
  • “IRA Contributions,” National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, December 2019
  • “Elder Law: My Life, My Choice,” Western New England Law Review, 2019

Pro Bono Activities

  • Reader, Mass Mutual Children Center Kindergarten/Pre K class, 2004-Present

Education

  • Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1977
    J.D.
  • Boston University, 1972
    A.B.

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Presenter, "Advocacy for Client in Nursing Homes,” Massachusetts Association of Social Workers, June 2021
  • “Alternatives to Guardianship”, Estate Planning for the Ageing or Incapacitated Client in Massachusetts, MCLE, 5th Edition, 2021
  • “Estate, Gift, an Income Tax Planning for the Advanced Planning Program,” NAELA, 2021
  • Webinar Presenter, “Estate Planning in Uncertain Times” Boston University Alumni Association, May 27, 2020
  • “IRA Contributions,” National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, December 2019
  • “Elder Law: My Life, My Choice,” Western New England Law Review, 2019

Office Information

Address

33 State Street Springfield, MA 01103

Fax

  • 413-739-7740

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Hyman G. Darling

Included on the 2024 Massachusetts list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Hyman G. Darling on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Recipient, Best Lawyer in Republican/MassLive ReaderRaves poll, 2014-2020
  • Recipient, SuperLawyers Massachusetts and New England Award, Boston Magazine, 2005-2021
  • Quoted, When Heirs Collide, Wall Street Journal, September 2014
  • Quoted, Estate Planning: Put a Plan in Place to Ensure Pets' Care, Kiplinger's Retirement Report, June 2013
  • Quoted, Market Watch, 10 Things Estate Sales Won’t Tell You, Wall Street Journal, June 2013
  • Quoted, Childless and Aging? Time to Designate a Caregiver, New York Times, September 11, 2012
  • Guest, When Disaster Strikes—Couples Divorcing to Pay Medical Bills, TodayShow, March 13, 2010
  • Chapter Auto – MCLE – Estate Planning for the Incapacitated Client, 2021

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