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Virginia Stanton Smith

Virginia Stanton Smith

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate

About Me

I have offices in Pittsfield and Williamstown, and focus my practice in the areas of estate planning (Wills, Trusts, Medicaid planning, elder law, etc.) and estate administration. I have 26 years of experience guiding families and individuals through difficult decisions and helping them with good tax planning to achieve their goals.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Estate Planning: 45%
    31 years, 10 thousand cases
  2. Probate: 40%
    31 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    31 years, 4.5 thousand cases



Hourly ($295-310/hour)

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Contact Info

Parese, Sabin, Smith & Gold, LLP

75 North St
Suite 400
Pittsfield, MA, 01201




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Massachusetts SUper LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2011
New England Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2010
Massachusetts Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2009
Massachusetts Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2008
New EnNew England Super LawyersN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerParese, Sabin, Smith & Gold, LLP2011 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Berkshire Taconic Community FoundationBoard Chair2009 - Present
Berkshire Taconic Community FoundationVice-Chair2006 - 2009
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts chapter)Member1998 - Present
Berkshire County Estate Planning Councilco-president1985 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionAdvance Medical Directives, Durable Powers of Attorney, Homestead Declarations, Fiduciary Selection and Ethical IssuesN/A
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. ("MCLE")Liens Arising Upon DeathN/A
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. ("MCLE")Devolution of Title by Death and IncompetentsN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Estate Planning/ Elder LawEstate planning and Elder Law2010
Elder Law MonthEstate Planning2008
Real Property Probate and Trust section of ABAAdvance Medical Directives, Powers of Attorney and fiduciary selection1997
planning for your futureestate and financial planningN/A