Lessons Learned: Frank Gifford’s Estate Planning

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends, So your estate planning is in order. You have a will; every loved one is accounted for; and your estate will be passed on in accordance with your wishes. Or will it? The great Frank Gifford died on August 9, 2015. He was 84 years old. He was a football player for the New York Giants, and then a television sports announcer and commentator. He was a resident of Greenwich, Connecticut at his death. He […]

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Controlling Your Facebook Digital Legacy

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends, Twelve years ago, Ellen’s mother passed away after 96 wonderful years of life. She was not the wealthiest of persons, but her life was rich with memories of her children growing up, watching them raise their children, and even getting to know her great-grandchildren. This could not have been more evident than when Ellen went to her mother’s fourth floor New York walk-up to clear out her mother’s belongings, and was met by countless photos […]

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Yes, It Can Happen To You

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends, Legal Malpractice. It lurks in the darkness, waiting to pounce on naïve, unsuspecting lawyers, and yes, even the great ones too. These are two of the most terrifying, haunting words, and in abject terror, we shape our entire professional careers to avoid any situation that could lead us into the deep hole of exposure. We agonize over our daily choices as we feel forced to tiptoe around combative clients, race against looming deadlines and unreasonable […]

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