SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Crear, Chadwell, Dos Santos & Devlin, P.C., a leading legal firm based in Springfield serving all of New England, today announced that Attorney Nicholas P. Lata Jr., has joined their firm.

“We are delighted to have Nick on board,” said Attorney Antonio E. Dos Santos, a partner at Crear, Chadwell, Dos Santos & Devlin. “His experience, education, and determination make him an excellent fit, and will allow us to continue to grow while still providing exceptional, personalized, cost-effective service to our clients.”

Lata is experienced representing startup companies and established businesses in corporate and business counseling as well as energy law, taxation, and commercial lending. He has been in practice since 2010 with a large firm in Springfield; prior to that, he was a tax consultant for Ernst & Young in Hartford, Conn.

A graduate of The University of Connecticut School of Law, and Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., Lata is a former all New England and all state rugby player.

Lata is a member of the Massachusetts, Connecticut and Hampden County bar associations. He is also a member the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce and its Legislative Steering Committee on Energy Law.