Since its founding in 1994, Legacy Counsellors, P.C. has focused solely on helping families create a lasting legacy. We understand that your loved ones are important to you, and we want to help you provide for them even after you are gone through proper estate planning measures. Because you want to make sure your future heirs receive as much of your estate as quickly as possible, it is important that you enlist the legal guidance of a probate and estate planning lawyer to help you with tax-effective strategies that can reduce the length of the probate process.
Our legal team prides itself on listening to clients' goals and then creating unique estate plans that help to accomplish their desires. We also make sure that your plans are actually executed should you become incapacitated or pass away. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in the many areas of probate and can help you and your family address estate planning issues. We also provide counsel to business owners to enable them to pass family-owned businesses to their children and grandchildren.
We know that talking about death and aging is never easy, but it is important to make plans for possible nursing home and Medicaid care. In addition to creating a plan for your unique goals for the future, we work to protect your assets from taxes and creditors so you can provide your family with as much of your estate as possible. If you are currently serving as a personal representative, our firm can efficiently guide you through the probate and estate administration process.
With 25 years of combined experience, we are here to assist you with all of your probate needs. We offer seminars to our clients, including continuing education courses, which can teach you more about how to manage your money. Contact us if you are interested in working with an experienced estate planning attorney; we proudly have offices in
Easthampton, MA, and Bloomfield, CT. We also offer a free case evaluation so you can learn more about the estate planning options available to you.
Massachusetts Estate Planning Attorney Kevin D. Quinn, J.D.
President & Founding Attorney
Mr. Quinn is the founder and president of Legacy Counsellors, P.C., an estate and business planning law firm serving successful individuals and families throughout the country from offices in Easthampton, Massachusetts, and Bloomfield, Connecticut. He is admitted to the bars of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Connecticut.
An accomplished Estate and Wealth Strategies Planners®, Mr. Quinn is a full Fellow of the Esperti-Peterson Institute and has completed the institute's three-year post-doctoral program in Wealth Strategies Planning®. Attorney Quinn is a member of the WealthCounsel, LLC. Mr. Quinn is a former member of the National Counsel on Planned Giving and the Connecticut Planned Giving Group. He is a co-founder of the Wealth Legacy Development Project, an organization dedicated to helping non-profit organizations develop planned giving programs.
Mr. Quinn is the founder and an instructor of the Wealth Strategies Institute, LLC, a professional education institute that provides continuing education to certified public accountants, certified financial planners, attorneys, development officers, and insurance professionals. He is a former Adjunct Professor of the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State University and has taught classes for Lorman Education Services, Wealth Counsel, LLC, and the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys.
Attorney Quinn is a Contributing Authority to "GIVING for Everyone", a seminal treatise on planned giving. In addition to the "GIVING" project, Attorney Quinn is a Contributing Authority to "GENERATIONS, Planning Your Legacy", a complete discourse of thought-provoking answers to America's most frequently asked estate planning questions, and "STRICTLY BUSINESS", an authoritative text on business planning, succession strategies, and wealth strategies planning for business owners. Mr. Quinn is also a contributing editor of Conspectus, an on-line estate planning periodical of the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State University.
In addition to a Degree of Juris Doctor from Western New England School of Law, Mr. Quinn obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Legacy Counsellors, PC, assist clients in Easthampton, MA as well as the cities of Southampton, Northampton, Florence, Holyoke, South Hadley, Leeds, Granby, Chicopee, Hatfield, Haydenville, Hatfield, Westfield, Woronoco, Huntington, West Springfield, Deerfield, Whately, Sunderland, Conway, Amherst, Greenfield, Williamsburg, Shelburne Falls, Turners, Hampden County, Franklin County, Berkshire County, and Hampshire County, etc. Legacy Counsellors, PC also assists clients in Bloomfield, CT as well as the cities of Hartford, Tolland, Windham, Litchfield, Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, and New London.
Massachusetts Estate Planning Attorney Christopher P. Roy, Esq.
Attorney Christopher P. Roy earned his Juris Doctor from Western New England University School of Law in 2014, and is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Connecticut. Attorney Roy was a member of the Moot Court Board at Western New England University School of Law, and had the privilege of representing his alma mater in four Moot Court competitions from 2013-2014.
Attorney Roy is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), ElderCounsel, WealthCounsel, and the Estate Planning Council of Hampden County, Inc. He is also a VA Accredited Attorney.
Attorney Roy focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, tax planning, estate administration, Medicaid, and VA benefits. He is also a frequent speaker at meetings and seminars held by Legacy Counsellors, P.C., and various financial institutions.
Attorney Roy is a native of Agawam, Massachusetts, where he currently lives with his wife Katie, son Weston and two dogs Wesley and Boris. Attorney Roy is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys hiking the local mountains with his two dogs during his free time.
Client Services Coordinator Christine M. Biegner
Christine M. Biegner has been providing caring, reliable, and dedicated service to the attorneys and clients of Legacy Counsellors, P.C. since 1998. Her organizational skills, ability to establish and meet goals and deadlines, and leadership have made Christine an asset to the attorneys, the clients, and the firm.
As a Client Services Coordinator, Christine has developed long-term relationships with her client base handling all aspects of their estate and business plans including document creation, asset funding, corporate compliance issues, Continuous Care Program, and trust settlement. Christine serves as the liaison for high net worth clients and their attorneys across the county for whom Attorney Quinn serves as co-counsel.
She also serves as the key assistant to Attorney Kevin Quinn, participates in forecasting and planning to meet cash flow goals, and performs many administrative functions of the firm.
Christine earned a B.A. in Psychology from St. John’s University. She resides with her husband, Michael in Easthampton, MA where they enjoy spending time with their 4 grown children and grandson. She is an active member of her church and participates in the Mission Committee, Cot Shelter Annex, and Take and Eat Programs.
Client Services Coordinator Emily Sorbi
Emily Sorbi is the Team Leader of the firm, serving as an intermediary between the attorneys and staff. Emily assists the staff and attorneys on all types of client files and focuses much of her time of Estate Settlement. Emily grew up in Colebrook, Connecticut, earned her Associate’s Degree at UMass Stockbridge, and her Bachelor’s Degree at Post University. Emily has a life-long love of horses and transitioned from her previous career as an Equine Veterinary Technician to Client Services Coordinator at Legacy Counsellors, P.C. in early 2016. She lives in South Hadley with her husband, two sons, and her dog, Gronk. Emily spends her free time horseback riding, hiking, biking, fishing, and spending time with her family.
Client Services Coordinator Heather Kinan
Heather Kinan joined Legacy Counsellors, P.C. in 2019 as a Client Services Coordinator. She works alongside Christine Biegner to support Attorney Kevin Quinn. Heather provides the attorneys and clients of Legacy Counsellors with support in the areas of financial management and analysis, trust tax return preparations, financial modeling, document creation, and asset funding. Heather grew up in Pembroke and graduated from Lasell College with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She currently lives in Palmer with her husband, Jon, and their two cats.
Client Services Coordinator Lisa Belz
Lisa Belz is a Client Services Coordinator at Legacy Counsellors. Some of Lisa’s responsibilities include document drafting and creation, trust funding, billing, assisting with client maintenance, and acting as the CT Notary Public when needed. She grew up in Western Massachusetts and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Elms College. She lives in Connecticut with her husband Mike where they enjoy spending a lot of time outdoors and traveling – especially to New Orleans to watch the Saints play at the Superdome!!
Client Services Coordinator Christine Frenette
Christine Frenette provides the attorneys and clients of Legacy Counsellors, P.C. with support in the areas of our Continuous Care Maintenance program, Continuing Education seminars, and marketing. She earned her associate degree in business administration at Springfield Technical Community College, and her bachelor’s in marketing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst – Isenberg School of Management. Christine grew up and still resides, in Palmer, Massachusetts. Through school, she worked at Tractor Supply Co. as a Team Leader, and happily made the transition to Client Services Coordinator at Legacy Counsellors, P.C. in September of 2019.
Client Services Coordinator Tressa Anson
Tressa has her Bachelor’s Degree from Bay Path University and her Master’s degree from Cambridge College. After 20 Years in Early Childhood Education, she became interested in administrative work, finally landing at Legacy Counsellors, P.C. in the summer of 2020. Tressa grew up in Southampton and currently lives in Shelburne Falls. When not snuggling with her cat, Tressa is gardening, cooking, baking, quilting and enjoying the outdoors. She is active in many networking groups and can often be found at Chamber of Commerce events around the Pioneer Valley.
Client Services Coordinator Sarah whiteley
Sarah Whiteley joined Legacy Counsellors, P.C. in 2020 as a Client Services Coordinator. She drafts new client’s estate planning documents. In addition to providing the attorneys with daily administration assistance, she also assists with estate settlements. As a lifetime resident of the Easthampton area, Sarah thoroughly enjoys being able to work within her community and provide invaluable services to its members. Sarah earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Elms College and her Master’s Degree from Walden University. She has always held interest and admiration towards the legal field. While life’s journey initially took her elsewhere, Sarah is thrilled to have found her way into the legal world. Outside of the office, Sarah and her partner, Ben, co-run a small farm in Westfield, Massachusetts. In addition to dairy and beef cattle, they also have a small flock of chickens.