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Rachel is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Nourse Farms, Inc. Rachel grew up in a farming community and began working at Nourse at the age of 14. She stayed with Nourse through college summers handling tasks varying from Christmas tree sales, to office and lab work and eventually running the Pick Your Own Berry operation. Rachel respects and understands the importance of agriculture to the community and is proud to be a part of the Nourse Farms team.


Prior to working at Nourse, Rachel was an Associate Attorney at Legacy Counsellors, P.C. where she developed an understanding of Estate and Business Planning. Rachel returned to Western Massachusetts after building unique insight and skills in the Probate and Family courts, as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Justice Spencer Kagan at the Middlesex Probate and Family Court in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Prior to joining Legacy Counsellors, P.C., Rachel worked as an attorney in the Boston area for Family Law Practitioners, P.C. and Enfield Family Law & Associates, where she handled various aspects of domestic relations and probate matters.


 As an undergraduate student, Rachel first studied Criminal Justice/Pre-Law at SacredHeartUniversity in Fairfield, Connecticut and went on to graduate first in her major at Westfield State College in Westfield, Massachusetts.  Rachel was a Merit Scholar at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts where she earned her Juris Doctor.


Rachel is a good listener and a caring counselor.  She works closely to help clients make the most informed decisions possible and employ the best overall strategy to achieve the clients’ desired outcome.  


Rachel lives in Deerfield, Massachusetts with her husband and their two dogs and are expecting their first child in October. Together they enjoy spending time outdoors in the beautiful Pioneer Valley, the Berkshires and southern Vermont.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Employment: 40%
  2. Agriculture: 35%
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    5 years
  4. Probate: 5%
    5 years
  5. Family: 5%
    8 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    Ms. Colon is a skilled attorney whom I have come to know through a professional association. She has always impressed me with her focused energy, quick intellect and insight. She is both professional and caring. I would recommend her without hesitation.

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Contact info

Nourse Farms, Inc.

41 River Road
South Deerfield, MA, 01373

Legacy Counsellors, P.C.

117 Pleasant Street
Easthampton, MA, 01027

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive200904/17/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyLegacy Counsellors, P.C.2012 - Present
Contract AttorneyEnfield Family Law2011 - 2012
Assistant AttorneyFamily Law Practitioners, P.C.2008 - 2011
Legal InternLiberty Mutual Legal Counsel2007 - 2008
Legal InternInverness Medical Innovations2007 - 2007
Legal InternUnited States Attorney's Office2006 - 2007
Judicial Law ClerkThe Honorable Spencer M. Kagan, Middlesex Probate and Family Court2006 - 2006
Intern and Public Advocacy AssistantHampden County District Attorney's Office2004 - 2004
InternUnited States Attorney's Office2002 - 2002
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
ElderCounselAttorney Member2013 - Present
MA NAELAAttorney Member2013 - Present
WealthCounselAttorney Member2012 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Westfield State College (Westfield)Criminal Justice/ Pre-LawBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Sacred Heart UniversityCriminal Justice/ Pre-LawBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A