Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

Meet Skoler, Abbott & Presser P.C.

Meet Skolar, Abbott & Presser, P.C.

Erica E. Flores on behalf of Skolar, Abbott & Presser, P.C.

Tell us about your business:
Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Springfield, Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. specializes in the practice of employment law and labor relations exclusively for management.  Our attorneys' counsel businesses of all sizes, in many different industries, helping them ensure their compliance with state and federal employment laws, craft effective policies and employment contracts, work with unions, address performance and disciplinary issues, manage employee leave, resolve workplace disputes and defend legal actions.  Skoler Abbott is also proud to be the long-time editor of the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter and a member of both the Worklaw® Network and the Employers Counsel Network (ECN), giving our attorneys ready access to employment lawyers in respected firms across the country.

How does your business give back to the community?
Outside the office, Skoler Abbott is deeply embedded in the Western Massachusetts community.  The firm has a long-standing working relationship with the Employers' Association of the Northeast, has provided training and seminars to members of a number of other chambers of commerce, and our attorneys sit on the boards of directors of numerous local non-profit organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County, the Gandara Center, the Girls Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

Why did you join the Chamber?
We have a number of clients in the Westfield area, but we decided that we want to get more involved in the business community as a whole.  There are many fantastic businesses in Western Hampden County, and we think the services we provide can help them grow and succeed.  We also hope to become a true asset to the Chamber and to build mutually beneficial relationships with the many other business leaders who are members.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I moved to Western Massachusetts with my partner five years ago on a whim, with no friends or family anywhere near here.  We are now raising our son in Westfield and we cannot imagine being anywhere else.

Do you have an offer for other Chamber Members?
Many businesses don't realize that getting legal advice from an attorney does not always require upfront payment of a retainer.  I invite Chamber members to contact our office and to speak with one of our attorneys about their employment-related legal needs and how we can help them meet those needs without breaking the bank.

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