We are pleased to announce that Michael S. Kutzin has joined the firm as a partner and is a member of our Trusts & Estates, Surrogate’s Court Litigation, Appellate Practice, Exempt Organizations, Taxation and Charitable Gift Planning groups. Michael joins McCarthy Fingar from Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP, where he had been a partner for 17 years. Michael has extensive experience with all forms of Surrogate’s Court and Guardianship proceedings, from the most routine to the most complex and contentious. He has appeared in Westchester matters for years, as well as Surrogate’s Court and Guardianship cases in New York City.
With the expected legalization of marijuana in New York, McCarthy Fingar is gearing up to represent clients as to the legal issues presented by such legalization. Natalie S. Felsenfeld, a member of our Cannabis Law, Trusts & Estates, Charitable Gift Planning, Exempt Organizations, Taxation and Surrogate's Court Litigation groups, co-authored an article in the February, 2020 issue of Westchester Lawyer, published by the Westchester County Bar Association, entitled, "Resources for Cannabis Fans with Professional Interests".
James K. Landau, a member of our Cannabis Law, Business Litigation and Appellate Practice groups, spoke on "Commercial Litigation Issues to Date, Enforcement Issues, and Experience in Other Jurisdictions", in a program entitled, “Budding Cannabis and CBD Litigation: Are You Ready for the Green Wave Heading Towards New York?”, sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association. Jim's presentation and the presentation of other speakers are in the news, as the New York State Bar Association adopted a report from its Committee on Cannabis Law that supports the legalization of adult recreational marijuana use in New York.
James K. Landau, a member of our Cannabis Law, Business Litigation and Appellate Practice groups, spoke on "The Developing Commercial Cannabis Case Law", in a program sponsored by the Committee on Cannabis Law of the New York State Bar Association.
We are pleased to announce that Susan Taxin Baer has joined the firm as a partner and is a member of our Trusts & Estates, Exempt Organizations, Taxation and Charitable Gift Planning groups. Prior to joining the firm, Sue was the principal attorney of her own firm, which she opened in 1993 with offices in Westchester and New York City. Sue concentrates in estate planning, trust and estate administration, and charitable giving, representing high net worth individuals as well as those of modest means.