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  • Brophy Gets $4.5 Million Dollar Settlement in Middle of Trial of Car Accident Case

    December 19, 2005

    On December 19, 2005, Joseph J. Brophy obtained a $4.5 million settlement in the case of Barilla v. Giangrasso et al., after three weeks of trial in Nassau County Supreme Court. The client, who was 18 years old at the time, suffered multiple injuries when the car in which he was a passenger crashed at high speed into the rear end of a tractor trailer truck which was stopped on the roadway at night. Mr. Barilla's injuries included a severe stretch injury to the brachial plexus, rendering his right arm mostly paralyzed despite surgery, chronic severe pain from a torn nerve root in his neck, and a closed head injury. The settlement was one of the largest ever achieved for such injuries, and one of the largest for a motor vehicle accident in Nassau County in recent years.

  • Donelli Lectures for NYSBA on Professional Ethics for Lawyers

    Kathleen Donelli, White Plains Divorce LawyerDecember 09, 2005

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on Professional Ethics at the Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown, New York on December 9, 2005 for the Committee on Attorney Professionalism of the New York State Bar Association.

  • Greenawalt Joins Firm as Counsel and is Part of Business Litigation Group

    December 01, 2005

    We are pleased to announce that William S. Greenawalt has joined our Firm as Counsel. Bill is a member of the Firm's Business Litigation group.

  • Donelli Received Alumni Leadership Award from Pace Law School

    Kathleen Donelli, White Plains Divorce LawyerNovember 03, 2005

    Kathleen Donelli was an honoree at Pace University School of Law's Alumni Leadership Awards Dinner on November 3, 2005. Click at photograph for a photo from the event.

  • Streng Interviewed on Hiring Practices of Westchester Law Firms

    Frank W. Streng, White Plains Estate Litigation LawyerNovember 01, 2005

    As one of the firm's administrative partners, Frank W. Streng was interviewed by the Westchester County Business Journal on whether legal business for Westchester law firms has been negatively impacted by law firms from New York City or elsewhere that have established offices in Westchester. Frank's comments were reported in the October 31, 2005 issue of the Journal. “I think local firms, like our firm, have entrenched relationships in the business community and it's because of our long-standing and historic reputation that we've established historic relationships. . . . . As for competitiveness, we have a pretty terrific Web site and pride ourselves in being involved in the community and promoting what we do. . . . There are some firms in the city who come here for economic reasons, to get better rent deals than they could get in the city but their practice remains the same. . . . They become a firm in the city that happens to be in a position to continue their New York City work up here.”

  • Streng Lectures for NYSBA on Surrogate's Court Discovery Proceedings

    October 27, 2005

    Frank W. Streng lectured in Mount Kisco, New York on October 27, 2005 for the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association on Surrogate's Court Discovery Proceedings.

  • Streng is Moderator of Election Law Program

    October 20, 2005

    Frank W. Streng was the moderator for a program in White Plains, New York on October 20, 2005 sponsored by the Westchester Women's Bar Association entitled "Anatomy of an Election: Issues for Election Law Lawyers".

  • Streng Lectures on Ethical Issues for Trusts and Estates Lawyers

    October 05, 2005

    Frank W. Streng lectured in Mount Kisco, New York on October 5, 2005 for the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association on Ethical Issues as part of a program entitled Practical Skills: Introduction to Estate Planning. For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Temple Lectures on Charitable Fundraising after 9/11

    September 23, 2005

    Philip T. Temple lectured on September 23, 2005 in New York City for the Committee on Non-Profit Organizations of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York on "Charitable Fund Raising and Solicitations in the Post 9/11 World". For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Redis Lectures on Cameras in the Courtroom

    September 16, 2005

    Robert M. Redis lectured in White Plains, New York on September 16, 2005 on “The Freedom Of Information: Cameras In The Courtroom” for Lorman Education Services as part of a seminar entitled "Open Records Law."

  • Temple Lectures on the Charitable Lead Trust

    September 15, 2005

    Philip T. Temple lectured on September 15, 2005 in New York City for UJA Federation of NY’s 36th Annual New York Estate, Tax and Financial Planning Conference on "The Charitable Lead Trust". For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Morrissey Joins the Firm as Associate

    September 01, 2005

    Rachel A. Morrissey has joined the firm as an associate and is now a member of the Firm’s Commercial Finance and Real Estate Transactions groups.

  • Santoro Joins Firm as Associate

    Michele L. Santoro, White Plains Commercial Finance & Real Estate LawyerAugust 01, 2005

    Michelle L. Santoro has joined the firm as an associate and is a member of our Business Litigation and Matrimonial and Family Law groups.

  • Temple Lectures at Planned Giving Conference

    July 12, 2005

    Philip T. Temple participated on July 12th through July 14th, 2005 in the 11th Annual Summer Conference on Planned Giving for Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont.

  • Kiggins Lectures on Electronic Signatures and Records

    June 27, 2005

    Robert J. Kiggins lectured on “Resolving Conflicts between Federal and State Law Regarding Use of Electronic Signatures and Records” at the National Association for Variable Annuities Regulatory Affairs Conference being held in Washington, D.C. from June 27 to June 28, 2005.

  • Kiggins Lectures on Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs in New York

    June 10, 2005

    Robert J. Kiggins lectured in White Plains, New York on June 10, 2005 on "Advanced Partnerships, LLCs And LLPs: Organization and Operation In New York" for Lorman Education Services. Click on Family Limited Partnerships and Hedge Funds for Bob's Power Point presentations.

  • Temple Lectures on Charitable Gift Planning Issues

    June 02, 2005

    Philip T. Temple lectured in Akron, Ohio on June 2, 2005 for the Jewish Community Board of Akron on Charitable Gift Planning issues. For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Bramson Lectures on Current Strategies Using Family Limited Partnerships

    Howell Bramson, White Plains Business & Tax LawyerMay 26, 2005

    Howell Bramson lectured on May 26, 2005 in White Plains, New York for UJA Federation of NY’s 15th Annual Westchester Estate, Tax and Financial Planning Conference on "Current Strategies Using Family Limited Partnerships.” For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Temple Lectures on Advising a Philanthropic Client on Charitable Lead Trusts

    May 26, 2005

    Philip T. Temple lectured in White Plains, New York on May 26, 2005 for UJA Federation of NY’s 15th Annual Westchester Estate, Tax and Financial Planning Conference on "Advising Your Philanthropic Client: The Charitable Lead Trust”.

  • Temple Lectures on Tax and Legal Strategies for Professional Advisors

    May 24, 2005

    Philip T. Temple lectured for the American Red Cross, Cincinnati Area Chapter on May 24, 2005 on "Charitable Tax and Legal Strategies for Professional Advisors". For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Streng Lectures on Attorney Ethics

    Frank W. Streng, White Plains Estate Litigation LawyerMay 19, 2005

    Frank W. Streng lectured in Tarrytown, New York on May 19, 2005 for the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association on Ethical Considerations as part of a program entitled Estate Planning and Will Drafting. For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Boggio Elected Treasurer of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York

    May 14, 2005

    Gail M. Boggio was elected Treasurer of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York.

  • Donelli Eelected to Board of Directors of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York

    Kathleen Donelli, White Plains Divorce LawyerMay 14, 2005

    Kathleen Donelli was elected to the Board of Directors of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York.

  • Temple Lectures on Charitable Giving on Tangible Personal Property

    May 04, 2005

    Philip T. Temple lectured on May 4, 2005 on "Demystifying Gifts of Tangible Personal Property" at the Planned Giving Group of Greater New York in New York City.

  • The Firm is a Co-Sponsor of "Take Our Children to Work Day"

    Kathleen Donelli, White Plains Divorce LawyerApril 28, 2005

    The Firm co-sponsored the Fourth Annual "Take our Children to Work Day" on April 28, 2005, a program hosted in White Plains, New York by the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. One of our partners, Kathleen Donelli, President of the Westchester Women's Bar Association, spoke to approximately 60 children attending the program about the importance of our jury system.

  • Harrington Lectures on Commercial Lending issues

    Joseph P. Harrington, White Plains Commercial Finance & Banking LawyerApril 20, 2005

    Joseph P Harrington lectured on April 20, 2005 or Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York on Commercial Lending issues as part of a program on "Commercial Real Estate Transactions".

  • Streng Lectures on Separation and Matrimonial Agreements Issues in Estate Litigation

    Frank W. Streng, White Plains Estate Litigation LawyerApril 18, 2005

    Frank W. Streng lectured in White Plains, New York on April 18, 2005 for the Westchester County Bar Association (Trusts & Estates Section) on "Separation and Matrimonial Agreements and Implication in Estate Litigation". For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Temple Lectures on Planned Giving for Charitable Organizations

    April 08, 2005

    Philip T. Temple lectured for the Association of Development Officers – Westchester Chapter on April 8, 2005 on "Overcoming Your Organization’s Objections to Planned Giving".

  • Temple Lectures on Using Charitable Gifts in Estate Planning

    March 24, 2005

    Philip T. Temple lectured for The New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, New York on March 24, 2005 on "Doing Well by Doing Good (Using Charitable Gifts in your Estate Planning)". For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Streng Lectures on SCPA 1404 Examinations in Will Contests

    Frank W. Streng, White Plains Estate Litigation LawyerMarch 15, 2005

    Frank W. Streng lectured in White Plains, New York on March 15, 2005 for the Westchester Women's Bar Association (Trusts & Estates Section) on "SCPA 1404: How to Examine the Witnesses to a Will and Defensive Estate Planning". For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Temple Lectures on Planned Gifts with Tangible Persona Property

    February 23, 2005

    Philip T. Temple lectured on "Demystifying Gifts of Tangible Personal Property" as part of a Virtual Learning Center on February 23, 2005 for the Financial Planning Association.

  • Temple Lectures on Split Interest Charitable Trusts

    February 10, 2005

    Philip T. Temple lectured at The Bank of New York in White Plains, New York on February 10, 2005 on "Creative Uses of Split Interest Charitable Trusts in Estate and Financial Planning (At Least for Right Now)". For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Newfield Lectures on Credit Shelter Trusts & Renunciations in Estate Planning

    February 07, 2005

    Lisa Newfield lectured in White Plains, New York on February 7, 2005 for the Westchester County Bar Association (Trusts & Estates Section) on "Estate Planning for the Small to Mid-Size Estate: To Credit Shelter or Not to Credit Shelter: Renunciation". For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Donelli Lectures on Professional Ethics

    Kathleen Donelli, White Plains Divorce LawyerFebruary 05, 2005

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on February 5, 2005 at Pace University School of Law on "Ethics and Professionalism". For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • McCarthy Fingar is Corporate Sponsor of The Hudson River Museum

    January 29, 2005

    As a Corporate Sponsor of The Hudson River Museum, located in Yonkers, New York, the Firm is pleased to be a co-sponsor of “Tiffany by Design”, a collection of the Neustadt Museum of Tiffany Art, in New York City. This exhibition explores the construction, fabrication, design and qualities of Tiffany lamps made between 1900 and 1925. The exhibition runs from January 29th through May 15th, 2005.

  • Brophy Joins Firm as Counsel & Leads Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Group

    January 01, 2005

    We are pleased to announce that Joseph J. Brophy has joined our firm as Counsel. Joe is a member of the firm's Business Litigation group and chairs the firm's newly established practice area, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury. Joe is best known as one of the leading plaintiff's medical malpractice litigators in the Hudson Valley. Joe's experiences also include notable cases in the areas of legal malpractice, commercial litigation and defamation.

  • Dennis is New Partner of Firm

    January 01, 2005

    Tracy J. Dennis we are pleased to announce that Tracy has been named a partner of the firm. Tracy will continue to practice in the areas of Commercial Finance and Real Estate Transactions.

  • Newfield Named Partner of the Firm

    January 01, 2005

    We are pleased to announce that Lisa Newfield has been named a partner of the firm. Lisa will continue to practice in the areas of Trusts and Estates, Charitable Gift Planning, Exempt Organizations and Taxation.

  • Redis Re-Elected President of Food Patch

    January 01, 2005

    Robert M. Redis was re-elected President and was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Food PATCH. The mission of Food PATCH, a certified affiliate of Second Harvest, the largest domestic hunger relief charity in the United States, is to alleviate hunger and minimize food waste in Westchester County.

  • Temple Selected by Westchester Magazine as one of Westchester's Best Lawyers

    January 01, 2005

    Philip T. Temple was selected by Westchester Magazine as one of Westchester's Best Lawyers.