SOURCE: Fletcher Tilton

February 28, 2011 15:02 ET

Fletcher Tilton Announces Name Change

WORCESTER, MA--(Marketwire - February 28, 2011) - The law firm formerly known as Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple, P.C. announces that it has changed its name to Fletcher Tilton, P.C.

"We've progressed over our firm's 190-year history as the nature of legal practice has changed and we think this shorter name is a contemporary reflection of our broad range of core and specialty legal services," noted Frederick M. Misilo, Jr., officer of the firm. As a result of that decision, the firm will launch an expanded outreach program that includes a new local advertising campaign and a new corporate identity program.

Since its founding in 1822 by Ira Moore Barton, the firm's name has evolved throughout the years. The name Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple came into use in 1974 when the law firm of June, Fletcher and Whipple merged with Tilton, Erskine and Berkeley. Partner Robert Whipple retired from the firm in 1996.

Today, the firm has 48 attorneys, 25 paralegals, and a dedicated staff. Over the past year, seven new attorneys have joined the firm, bringing additional expertise in special needs, immigration, elder law, real estate, corporate matters, commercial lending and bankruptcy. In addition to its Worcester office, the firm also has an office in Framingham and another in Hyannis on Cape Cod.

The firm was traditionally known for its leadership in the area of estate and trust administration, a practice that is still strong today. As the legal needs of individuals and businesses have evolved, Fletcher Tilton has exhibited strong leadership and depth with its business practice, helping Massachusetts companies with matters ranging from family business and partnership issues, immigration and financing to mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, intellectual property and corporate affairs. Its real estate and land use practice helps individuals and businesses with purchase & sales, financing, environmental requirements, local government regulations and the many other challenges facing property owners. The civil litigation practice not only serves businesses, but also helps individuals deal with personal injuries and other harms.

Fletcher Tilton has also developed a strong statewide reputation in the growing areas of elder law and special needs planning. The practice group provides personalized legal counseling, advocacy, and innovative solutions on behalf of individuals and their families throughout their lifetimes.

"Our clients turn to us to help them plan for and manage their own healthcare, home, financial and estate planning, as well as that of their parents," said Richard C. Barry, Jr., president. "Our attorneys help clients anticipate lifetime challenges and create structures to help them live and age with confidence and security."

"As clients' needs have changed over our nearly 200-year history, so has Fletcher Tilton. We have evolved to meet those needs, and we will remain nimble and responsive to whatever the future holds," Misilo said.

Fletcher Tilton's office locations
Worcester: The Guaranty Building, 370 Main Street, 12th Floor, Worcester, MA 01608

Framingham: The Meadows, 161 Worcester Road, 5th Floor, Framingham, MA 01701

Hyannis: Cape Cod, 171 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601