|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Owner||Felicity Hardee Law Practice||2014 - Present|
|Partner||Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas||1988 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Valley CDC||President||2013 - Present|
|Community Legal Aid||Treasurer||2012 - Present|
|Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA)||Member||2009 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||1981 - Present|
|Hampden County Bar Association||Member||1981 - Present|
|Real Estate Bar Association For Massachusetts||Preserving Affordability in "Expiring Use" Properties||2011|
|Emory Law Journal||Fullilove and the Minority Set Aside: In Search of an Affirmative Action Rationale||1992|
|Emory University School of Law||Law||JD||1981|
|Hampshire College||Government and International Affairs||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
Posted by Stephen
Attorney Hardee worked with our nonprofit board of directors over a period of several months to review, revise and update its By-Laws and Articles. She is a keen listener and provided great legal advice, while respecting the board's decisions about governance structures.
Posted by Mary
I recently used Ms. Hardee for the closing on the sale of my home. There were several tricky aspects of this closing including the fact that the attorney who handled a re-finance 20 years ago did not properly record the deed changes.
Ms. Hardee is the ultimate professional. She persisted in her follow up on this problem until it was solved. Of course, the bank in question had been absorbed four times due to mergers, so she had to follow this chain to get the necessary information.
There were other issues, including the buyer's attorney not understanding a special agricultural status of my property. Where I would have expressed my frustration, she continued to handle these issues with grace and the provision of the legal information needed to finally educate him.
Throughout, Ms. Hardee kept me informed, coordinated with my realtor and moved the process to the final conclusion, i.e., actually closing on the designated date and making sure that everything was in order.
While Real Estate closings are often routine, this one was not. Ms. Hardee's expert handling of this indicates to me that she is very intellligent, has wide ranging understanding of the legal process, the perseverance to explore all angles of an issue, and the ability to deal professionally with many different personalities. And her integrity is beyond reproach.
I highly recommend Ms. Hardee. I feel confident that my case was handled in a thorough, professional and intelligent manner.
I am sure that Ms. Hardee would be an asset to any legal process, including those much more complex than real estate closings.
Posted by Catherine
We had a refinance with a bank that became very difficult. Felicity stuck with us through to the end, even driving to our house to get things signed and recorded on the appropriate day, despite numerous bank delays. She made us feel confident during the process, and continued to update us as things changed.
George Marion, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Felicity has a wealth of experience in several different areas of the law. She practiced for many years at Springfield's largest firm, initially working as a litigator (actually trying cases, unlike some who call themselves litigators). She then concentrated for several years in environmental law before focusing more directly on real estate law. Given her wide and varied background, she can effectively and efficiently handle a great variety of legal matters. And she's a terrific person to boot!