Sacks, Harley Michael

57 Center StreetNorthampton, MA 01060

Updated: 08/28/2015


"Zealous and aggressive representation can exist comfortably and harmoniously with the delivery of quality and timely legal representation while upholding the highest ethical standards of practice. I strive to make these harmonious philosophies in my practice of law. My relationship with my clients is generally one of an old style family or general counsel where I am called upon for guidance and consultation. My greatest satisfaction comes from seeing people move on with their lives...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning & Elder
  • Domestic Relations & Family
  • Real Estate & Zoning

Representative Cases

  • Cummington School of the Arts vs. Town of Cummington , (1978)


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1971
  • Massachusetts, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Other Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association (Member)


  • Award, Paul Harris Fellow, by the Rotary Club of Northampton

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer: Medicaid Planning Update, workshop sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Foundation, December 1995
  • Lecturer: Pro Bono Publico Presented workshop at Massachusetts Conveyancer’s Association Meeting on Pro bono opportunities and obligations for lawyers, May 1989

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chairman of the Board, The Clarke School for the Deaf, 2003 - Present
  • Trustee & Member of the Executive Committee, The Clarke School for the Deaf, 1995 - Present
  • Member and Director, National Development Council, The Clarke School for the Deaf, 1984 - 1994
  • Director, American Red Cross, Northampton Chapter, 1981 - 1995
  • Director, Hampshire Regional YMCA, Northampton, 1988 - 1997
  • Member, Rotary Northampton, 1976 - Present
  • Past President and Board Member, Rotary Northampton
  • Member, Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council, 1976 - Present
  • Past President and Trustee, Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Director, American Cancer Society, Northampton Chapter, 1978 - 1981
  • Vice-President & Director, Children's Aid & Family Services, 1976


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1971
  • Bentley College of Accounting and Finance, 1968
    Honors: Accounting


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Author: Medicaid Planning Update, written materials presented at Forum sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Foundation, December 1995-1998

Office Information


57 Center StreetNorthampton, MA 01060


  • 413-584-0453


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