Fitzgerald Law Welcomes New Attorneys Daryl M. Johnson, Kevin J. Hassett Jr. and Rachel M. Fancy

Fitzgerald Law recently announced that attorneys Daryl M. Johnson, Kevin J. Hassett Jr. and Rachel M. Fancy have joined the firm.

“We are so happy to welcome Daryl, Kevin and Rachel to our team,” noted Seth Stratton, a shareholder with the firm. “We love the energy they are bringing to our work and our clients have been delighted with their services.”

Daryl M. Johnson has a broad business law practice advising clients on matters of commercial real estate, corporate finance, succession planning and trust and estates. She has eight years of experience practicing as an attorney and has served as corporate counsel for an international importing business.

A resident of Hampden, Massachusetts, Daryl graduated summa cum laude from Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts and cum laude from the University of Massachusetts School of Law in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, where she earned her Juris Doctorate. She is a Trustee of Springfield International Charter School, regularly fundraises to benefit Empty Arms Bereavement Support, and has served as a volunteer for Girls on the Run and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County.

Kevin J. Hassett Jr. focuses his business law practice on the areas of contract drafting and negotiation, commercial loans, commercial real estate development including acquisition and sale, regulatory and government enforcement actions and investigations, and employment law.

A resident of Springfield, Massachusetts, Kevin is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies, and Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he earned his Juris Doctorate. He is a member of the Hampden County Bar Association New Lawyers’ Section Executive Board and a member of the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield.

Rachel M. Fancy advises business owners and leadership teams on the resolution of commercial disputes, litigation tactics and procedure, and land use, zoning and permitting. She is particularly skilled at legal research and writing, as well as oral advocacy and negotiation.

A resident of Agawam, Massachusetts, Rachel graduated magna cum laude from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned a Bachelor of Science, and cum laude from Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she earned her Juris Doctorate. She represents the firm with the Westfield Chamber of Commerce. She also has volunteered with a small business clinic while in law school where she worked with local startups.


Businessowners expect in-depth expertise and strong representation from their legal advisors. They deserve to have a legal team that has strong relationships with the community and its leadership, is respected in the business community as a whole, and which approaches all relationships and business dealings in an empathetic and fair way. Representation at a fair price is also an expectation, but harder to find.

The attorneys at Fitzgerald Law understand and respect each of those expectations. For decades, we have been serving our clients to meet if not exceed them. We are a business advisory firm that is focused on the areas of commercial finance, real estate development, dispute resolution, regulatory affairs, contract negotiation, as well as zoning, permitting and licensing, among a variety of other legal needs serving the business owner and leadership team.

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