Kathleen Donelli lectured on Ethics & Professionalism at the Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown, New York on December 5, 2008 for the Committee on Attorney Professionalism of the New York State Bar Association.
Gail M. Boggio lectured on “Preparing for Estate Administration” and “Alternative Forms of Letters” as part of an all-day program in Mount Kisco, New York on October 23, 2008 entitled "Practical Skills: Probate and Adminstration of Estates" for the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
Frank W. Streng was the moderator of an all-day program in Mount Kisco, New York on October 23, 2008 entitled "Practical Skills: Probate and Adminstration of Estates" for the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
For the second straight year, Joe Brophy was selected as a Super Lawyer in the New York Metropolitan area in the field of Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have been recognized by their colleagues as having the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers has a rigorous selection process; only five percent of all lawyers in each state are eligible for consideration, and far fewer are selected. Brophy was one of only two lawyers in his practice area in Westchester to achieve this distinction in 2008.
Frank W. Streng participated in a mock examination of an attorney draftsperson in a prospective will contest in Manhattan on October 7, 2008 in a program sponsored by Calvary Hospital entitled "Ethics For Breakfast: 'Who Is Your Client?' — Ethical Considerations When Representing Multiple Parties in Estate Proceedings".
L. William Fishman was elected to the Board of Directors of the Clay Art Center in Portchester, New York (7/08).
Norma Silfen was interviewed by Lawyers USA in a June article about Norma's participation in the New Directions program at Pace University School of Law. The New Directions program is a program designed to give lawyers the substantive law updates, professional skills and the practical experience they need to return to the legal workforce. Norma spoke of the New Directions Program in the interview: "For me, personally, it was an amazing experience. . . . I feel my life experience has added a lot to my ability." (6/30/08).
Hon. Sondra M. Miller was interviewed by the New York Law Journal as a spokesperson for various state and local bar groups who lobbied Albany legislators for an amendment of divorce law to permit "no fault" divorce. Judge Miller, who is also the Director of the Office of Family Services for the Office of Court Administration, organized the event in Albany, to remind legislators of the need to change the divorce laws and to highlight the near-unanimous support that the no-fault option has among bar groups. In her interview, Judge Miller also spoke of the difficulties the no-fault option faced in the current legislative session, since no-fault divorce is just one of a myriad of items vying for attention. In the interview, Judge Miller said: "They are not focused on this issue. And we, as a group, are at a disadvantage because we are not lobbyists."
Frank W. Streng presented in White Plains, New York on June 12, 2008 for the Westchester County Bar Association (Trusts & Estates Section) on "How to Win in Surrogate's Court through CPLR Prehearing Discovery."
Frank W. Streng was the moderator of a program in Tarrytown, New York on June 3, 2008 entitled "Successfully Handling an Examination under SCPA 1404" and presented on "Ethical Considerations" for the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
L. William Fishman lectured on May 14, 2008 in White Plains, New York for Lorman Education Services on S Corporations.
Frank W. Streng was a state-wide moderator of a program entitled "Representing a Political Candidate (And Winning!)" for the New York State Bar Association. The program, offered in six locations (Albany [5/14/08], Buffalo [4/23/08], Manhattan [5/7/08], Melville [5/16/08], Syracuse [5/16/08] and Tarrytown [4/25/08]), was the first-ever election law program offered by the New York State Bar Association.
Dolores Gebhardt was featured in the Westchester Business Journal’s March 2008 supplement, “Working Women of Westchester.” In her interview, Dolores had this to say about her background and experiences: "My grandfather was a union shop steward and I naturally gravitated toward labor law. I graduated from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Hofstra Law School and immediately went to work as a field attorney at the National Labor Relations Board. I switched to matrimonial law after I went through my own divorce. It was a painful, difficult experience and I believed that I could prevent what happened to me from happening to clients of mine."
Kathleen Donelli lectured on January 3, 2008 in New York, New York on "Protecting Assets Before a Divorce” for the Planned Giving and Endowments Department of UJA Federation of NY. For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.
Philip C. Landrigan we are pleased to announce that Phil has been named a partner of the firm. Phil will continue to practice in the area of Business Litigation.