About Us

Our Beginnings

In early 1966, a group of Greater Springfield lawyers, trust officers, life insurance representatives and accountants joined to form the "Estate Planning Council of Hampden County." The original roster of members was comprised of 23 professionals from these five groups.

Council members are life insurance professionals, bankers, fiduciaries, lawyers, accountants, planned giving professionals, and other select financial service providers engaged in the planning, settlement and management of estates. Expertise is not a criterion for membership in the Council. Therefore, membership in the council by any member does not imply expertise.


The Estate Planning Council of Hampden County is organized merely to provide a forum for current, accurate and authoritative information in regard to estate and financial planning. Neither the officers nor directors of The Estate Planning Council of Hampden County, nor any particular speaker is engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional service. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.