Your Family’s Attorney for Over Thirty Years
We are both Advocates and Counselors at Law — once we have worked with you on your Will or Real Estate Closing, we welcome you to contact us for the next legal matter you are presented with. It you were pleased with our representation, please refer your family, friends, and co-workers to us. Further, we commit ourselves to respect and support gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals and families.
Over Thirty Years of Every Day Experience Solving Your Legal Problems
Mark NeJame and Julie Kling, a husband and wife team of attorneys, would like you to feel comfortable contacting us for any legal issue which might arise in your life or in your business. To this end, we will promptly return phone calls and/or emails, keep you informed as to the progress of your legal matter and try to eliminate the “legalese” to allow you to understand your legal matter.
In most cases we offer a free, initial consultation, reasonable fee rates, expanded hours upon appointment. We represent Small Businesses, All Individuals and All Families.
- Estate Planning
- Residential and Commercial Real Estate
- Probate Proceedings
- Business Law
- Nonprofit Law
- General Practice
Meet Mark NeJame
Mark NeJame has been practicing law for 32 years, but he doesn’t feel like the practice has made “perfect”…yet. Mark grew up in Lenox, Massachusetts, and attended Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, and Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts — which is where he met Julie, his future wife and legal partner!
Mark and Julie moved west to the Northampton area in 1986 to work with the Springfield law firms of Bacon, Wilson, and Cooley, Shrair. In 2002, Mark formed the Law Offices of Mark A. NeJame which became NeJame & Kling Law Offices in 2008. While in Northampton, Mark served on the Conservation Commission, Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals, before leaving to take on his biggest challenge…Board Membership in Northampton Little League.
Mark’s practice areas of concentration include Residential Real Estate, Business Law, Estate Planning and Commercial Real Estate. “My mission in a real estate closing, whether commercial or residential, is to get my client from the Offer to the Closing with the least amount of effort and worry as possible, while at the same time getting my client everything she or he has bargained for in the Real Estate Contract.”
Come in for a free, 45 minute initial consultation and we can discuss whether you should incorporate, become a limited liability company (LLC) or simply act as a simple sole proprietor.
Julie and I take great pride in announcing the expansion of our Estate Planning and Probate practice. While I can work with you on a simple Will, Power of Attorney and/or Health Care Proxy, I can at the same time address your real estate properties of any level of complexity.
Meet Julie Kling
Julie is a native of New Hampshire who grew up in the Lakes Region town of Gilford. From there she made her first long term visit to Hampshire County as a student at Smith College where she earned her A.B. in English Literature in 1978. In 1983, Julie and her classmate Mark NeJame graduated from Suffolk University Law School and were admitted to the Massachusetts bar. Married in 1984, Julie and Mark moved permanently to Western Massachusetts in 1985.
Julie spent some years away from her practice while rearing the couple’s two sons, Elias (Temple University 2016) and Robey (Northeastern University 2020). She volunteered in the boys’ Northampton public school classrooms and was actively involved with the Parent Teacher Organizations in their schools. She sat on the board for the Northampton Education Foundation for 10 years and was one of the original founders of the Support Our Schools Plant Sale. Julie volunteered for Northampton Little League for many years. Julie is also a member of the Western Massachusetts Association of Master Gardeners. She currently sits on the Membership Committee of the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce.
Julie Kling’s law practice is concentrated largely in estate planning & probate: wills, trusts, special needs trusts, strategic planning for assets, lifetime gifts, powers of attorney, health care proxies. Her goal is to assist people from all walks of life in making informed decisions about their healthcare and business concerns during their lifetimes and in planning for end of life. Julie works through every family’s challenge, dysfunction and complication. Her approach to probate practice is designed to help families to work cooperatively to settle estates with the least amount of procedure and expense during times of crisis and grief.
Julie has experience in the courtroom as well as the conference room, and she has handled matters ranging from evictions to pre-nuptial agreements to contract negotiation to complicated trust matters. She further has had success for 20 years in helping small local nonprofit organizations establish themselves with bylaws, incorporate with the Massachusetts Secretary of State, register as public charities with the Attorney General, apply for and obtain tax-exempt status with the IRS, and assist with state and federal filing as well as provide general counsel.