Stan Parese

Stan Parese attorney

Stan Parese

Stan Parese is a Williamstown attorney. His practice is concentrated in advising a wide array of privately held businesses. For the past ten years he’s had extensive experience representing hospitality and resort development companies. His practice also includes over twenty years of experience in real estate-related transactions.

Stan is a “recovering litigator” having spent the first five years of his career as a full time trial attorney and an additional ten years thereafter actively engaged in jury trial and appellate practice. “I would not have traded my litigation background and experience for any other. I have great admiration for trial attorneys. Trial work is incredibly demanding and exacting. Litigation is a crucible and one learns the art of reducing matters to their essential elements in the heat of that process. At the end of the day, however, litigation is a form of fighting; a highly technical and very precise form of fighting, but fighting nonetheless. As the years went by, my appetite for the fighting diminished and I found myself increasingly drawn to transactional work, advising work, where, in the best of circumstances, with good legal work being done on all sides, the goal truly is ‘win-win’ where the outcome of the deal works well for all concerned. That’s where my heart lies now in the practice of law. It is not always easy – indeed it’s rarely easy – but it is very rewarding when it’s done well.”

Stan has been a resident of Williamstown since 1988 and served as the Williamstown Town Meeting Moderator for twelve years. Over the years he has been an active member of numerous local volunteer boards including: the Williamstown Affordable Housing Trust, the Berkshire Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Berkshire Chapter of Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, Williamstown Cal Ripken Baseball, WilliNet (local cable access TV), the Williamstown Rotary Club, the First Congregational Church of Williamstown, and the Taconic Golf Club.

Stan received a B.A. from Williams College in 1979 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1983.