Frank W. Streng was a state-wide moderator of a program entitled "Contested Accounting Proceedings in Surrogate's Court" for the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. The program was offered in seven locations (Latham (Albany) [12/3/09], Amherst (Buffalo) [11/17/09], Manhattan [12/10/09], Melville (Long Island)[12/8/09], Rochester [12/11/09], Syracuse [12/1/09] and Tarrytown (Westchester)[11/20/09]. Frank also partcipated in the Tarrytown session, where he lectured on the preparation of an estate and trust accounting.
For the third 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. Joe has also been selected as one of Westchester's top 25 lawyers.
John F. Gulbin has joined the firm as an associate and is a member of our Intellectual Property group.
Lisa Newfield lectured on October 24, 2009 at SUNY New Paltz for the Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council on Charitable Planning as part of the Council's Estate Planning Day. See Lisa's You Tube Interview on this program.
Lisa Newfield lectured on October 20, 2009 in Tarrytown, New York on Estate Taxes, Gift Taxes and Fiduciary Taxes for the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, as part of an all-day program entitled "Introduction to Estate Planning."
Frank W. Streng was a state-wide moderator of a program entitled "Introduction to Estate Planning" for the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. The program is offered in seven locations (Albany [10/20/09], Buffalo [10/20/09], Manhattan [10/19/09], Melville [10/20/09], Rochester [10/20/09], Syracuse [10/20/09] and Tarrytown [10/20/09]).
Jonathan T. Engel has joined the firm as a law clerk following his graduation from Pace University School of Law.
Michael J. Riolo has joined the firm as a law clerk following his graduation from Pace University School of Law.
Robert M. Redis is an attorney editor of the Ninth Edition of Black’s Law Dictionary (West 2009). Black’s is recognized as the most authoritative dictionary of legal words and phrases and is often cited by the courts in written decisions.
The firm is pleased to announce a joint venture with the Brazilian law firm of Brito & Sukiennik. Brito & Sukiennik, with offices in the federal capital of Brazil, Brasilia, is among the premier young law firms in Brasilia. The joint venture will practice international and local commercial law in matters involving both individuals and companies that engage in cross border transactions involving the United States and Brazil. The principal attorneys of the joint venture are fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Robert J. Kiggins is the lead attorney on the joint venture.
Lisa Newfield lectured on June 12, 2009 in White Plains, New York on "Taxes in a Nutshell" for the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, as part of an all-day program entitled "Everything You Wanted to Know About Estate Planning for the Middle Class Client (But Were Afraid To Ask)". Click at program for additional information.
Frank W. Streng was a state-wide moderator of a program entitled "Everything You Wanted to Know About Estate Planning for the Middle Class Client (But Were Afraid To Ask)" for the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. The program was offered in seven locations (Albany [5/20/09], Buffalo [5/27/09], Manhattan [6/9/09], Melville [5/30/09], Rochester [6/3/09], Syracuse [5/14/09] and White Plains [6/12/09]). Frank was also a course book author of the program materials for this program, entitled "Ethical Issues for Trusts and Estates Lawyers." Click on Seminar Outline for his course book materials.
Lisa Newfield lectured on June 2, 2009 at St. Luke's Hospital, New York, New York, on charitable planning with charitable lead trusts.
Frank W. Streng lectured in White Plains, New York on June 1, 2009 for the Westchester County Bar Association (Trusts & Estates Section) on "Ethical Issues in Estates and Trusts Litigation." For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.
Robert M. Redis heads the the Ninth Judicial District's pro bono Unemployment Insurance Litigation initiative for the Access to Justice Program, established by the Appellate Division, Second Department. The firm was honored for these activities during Pro Bono week in 2009
Howell Bramson lectured on May 21, 2009 in White Plains, New York on "Estate Planning Techniques Best Suited for the Current Economic Environment” for UJA Federation of NY’s 19th Annual Westchester Estate, Tax and Financial Planning Conference. For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.
Joel Martin Aurnou was the guest speaker at the annual banquet of the White Plains Bar Association on May 13, 2009 in White Plains, New York.
William S. Greenawalt was honored as a "Best Friend" by the Friends of Westchester County Parks at that organization’s 2009 Best Friends Awards Reception held on April 29, 2009 at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. Bill, a member of the Firm's Business Litigation group, is a long-time champion on parks issues, and serves as Chair of the Westchester County’s Citizen’s Task Force on Deer Management and Forest Regeneration. Bill is also Chair of the Westchester County Parks Board.
Kathleen Donelli has been appointed by the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, the Hon. A. Gail Prudente, to serve on the Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial District.
We are pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2009, the Manhattan law firm of Aufrichtig & Aufrichtig, P.C. has merged with McCarthy Fingar. As a result of the merger, the firm has opened a Manhattan office, enhanced our practice areas with a new Intellectual Property group and added the following attorneys: Peter D. Aufrichtig (Partner), Paul S. Aufrichtig (Counsel) and Reine H. Glanz (Associate)
Peter D. Aufrichtig has joined the firm as a partner and is a member of our Business Litigation, Corporate & General Business, Real Estate Transactions, Intellectual Property and Commercial Finance groups.
Reine H. Glanz has joined the firm as an associate and is a member of our Intellectual Property group.
Robert M. Redis, an Past President for Food Bank for Westchester (formerly known as Food Patch), continues his work for that organization by serving on its Executive Board. Food Bank for Westchester is the wholesale distributor of food to nearly 200 food pantries and soup kitchens throughout Westchester County.
Robert M. Redis is a member of the Access to Justice Program, established by the Appellate Division, Second Department. The committee's primary goal is to improve the delivery and responsiveness of the courts to pro bono and poverty clients in litigated matters and assist courts in dealing with these matters.