Bashian & Farber Hosts a Webinar on Successfully Contesting a Will

On October 14, 2015 the Law offices of Bashian & Farber, LLP were proud to host a live, 90 minute “webinar” presented by the New York State Bar Association entitled “Winning a Will Contest Using Medical Records to Support Lack of Capacity.”

Partners Gary E. Bashian and Irving O. Farber lectured in detail about the nature of Testamentary Capacity under New York law, the use of medical records to establish a Testator’s lack of capacity, and Continue reading

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Senior Law Day

On the afternoon of October 20, 2015, Andrew Frisenda, Esq. and Jordan Conger, Esq. of Bashian & Farber, LLP were pleased to attend Westchester County’s Annual Senior Law Day, and to provide pro bono legal advice to those who were in attendance.

Attorneys, Andrew Frisenda (left) and Jordan Conger (right)
Attorneys, Andrew Frisenda (left) and Jordan Conger (right)

As part of Bashian & Farber’s ongoing pledge to ensure that the greater Westchester County community, and senior citizens in particular, have open access to the highest level legal services, Andrew and Jordan met one-on-one with over a dozen local seniors to answer their questions, offer objective legal analysis, and provide guidance about the nature and necessity of Estate Planning.

The event, which took place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, was hosted by Westchester County’s Department of Senior Programs and Services and was designed to provide information and support to all senior citizens in Westchester County.  Bashian & Farber, LLP is pleased to have participated in this event and is eager to offer Estate Planning Services to the senior community at large regarding all of its Estate Planning needs.

Disinheriting a Spouse: Rules and Limitations in New York State     

 

An engraving created in 1894 by the artist Walter Dendy Salder called “The New Will: Everything to My Wife Absolutely!” vividly portrays an older man of wealth who has married a younger woman visiting an attorney to prepare their estate planning documents. The engraving stands for the assumption that a spouse would want to leave the other their entire estate. In reality, this is often not the case. There may be many reasons why one spouse may decide not to leave their entire estate to the other. Perhaps one spouse is on a second or third marriage and would like to leave a portion of their assets to Continue reading

Appellate Motion Practice

Bashian & Farber is pleased to announce that Andrew Frisenda, a Senior Associate and Appellate practitioner, was a featured lecturer at the Westchester County Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee’s recent Continuing Legal Education seminar, “Appeals: What’s it all About?”

Held at Pace Law School, the event included several speakers who practice in both the State and Federal Appellate Courts. Mr. Frisenda spoke at length about Motion practice at the Appellate level, focusing on both practical and procedural considerations when before the Court. Andrew has practiced extensively in the Appellate Division, Second Department, the Appellate Court for Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Putnam, Richmond, Kings, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties, and was recently involved in Motion practice before the New York State Court of Appeals which is New York State’s highest judicial authority.

This lecture was the first in a series hosted by the Westchester County Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee regarding Appellate practice, offering guidance to the Westchester legal community about this unique—and often complex—area of the law. Please contact Mr. Frisenda if you have any questions about this Continuing Legal Education series or Appellate practice in general.

 

B&F Attorneys Join Strategic Plan Committee

The Westchester County Bar Association (“WCBA”) is a professional organization including over two thousand attorneys as well as hundreds of other affiliate members involved in the legal community. A Strategic Plan Committee has been formed by the President of the Association to develop a blueprint for the future of the organization, including fundraising, membership, programs and services, as well as other key issues pertaining to the long-term goals of the organization. Bashian & Farber, LLP, is happy to announce that its attorneys, Andrew Frisenda and James L. Hyer, have been appointed to this Strategic Plan Committee.

The first meeting of the Strategic Plan Committee is scheduled for September and Bashian & Farber, LLP, is pleased to have Mr. Frisenda and Mr. Hyer participate in this very important committee which will help to plan the future of the Bar Association.