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James J. Sisto

Of Counsel to the firm

Contact Information
Office: 413-664-7700
Email: jim@belatty.com

Areas of Practice
Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate Administration and Real Estate

James J. Sisto, Esquire, LLM (Tax) is the founder of Berkshire Elder Law Center PC, an elder law and estate planning firm established in 2005.  Jim began his career as a tax consultant and CPA working for a large accounting firm on the 101st floor of the World Trade Center. Having no great love for the stress and pace of working and living in NYC, he decided to move from the Bronx to the Berkshire mountains in 1990.

Prior to starting his own practice in 1998, Jim worked for 7 years as an estate planning and real estate attorney for a small Pittsfield law firm but he also did divorces, litigation, bankruptcy and debt collection. “When I decided to start my own practice, I promised that I would only practice in areas I enjoyed.” 

Duquesne University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1986
New York University School of Law
LLM (Taxation), 1990

Professional Experience
Martin Hochberg & Cianflone, PLLP
Of Counsel, 2023 - Present

Berkshire Elder Law Center, PC
North Adams, MA
Owner, 1998 – Present

Aaronson & Fuster, PC
Pittsfield, MA
Associate, 1991-1998

Deloitte, Haskins & Sells
CPA, 1986 -1990, CPA

Professional Affiliations
National Academy of Elder Attorneys
Real Estate Bar Association (REBA) of Massachusetts