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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The NYSBA House of Delegates Meet

          On November 7, 2015, attorneys from across the State of New York met in Albany, New York, to participate in the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates Meeting. These Delegates represent the legal community from local bar associations and districts and come together several times a year to discuss important issues impacting the legal profession and the greater community. At this meeting, the Delegates discussed preparation for a possible New York State Constitutional Convention, changes to the manner in which the legal community addresses professional discipline, modification of how members of the judiciary may receive retirement benefits and other important topics.

 

          Bashian & Farber Partner, James L. Hyer, Esq. commented on the meeting:
“It was an honor to have been appointed as a delegate to represent the Westchester County Bar Association and to have the opportunity to participate in such an important body. We discussed some very important issues pertaining to the legal community, which discussions will continue during this next week, and I look forward to continuing my service with the House of Delegates in the future.”

Bashian & Farber Participates in the New York State 2015 High School Mock Trial Tournament

The New York State Bar Association, Westchester County Bar Association and Pace Law School collaboratively held the New York State 2015 High School Mock Trial Tournament last month. Students were provided with materials including rules of procedure, evidence and pleadings, pertaining to a fictitious case wherein they were assigned to represent one of the parties. Bashian & Farber was pleased to support the event by having James L. Hyer serve as a competition judge at the Westchester County Courthouse. Following the mock trial, Mr. Hyer noted that “It was remarkable to see how prepared the students were and they had worked to develop their advocacy skills. I can’t wait to participate again next year.”

 

New York State Bar Association Trusts & Estates Law Section

Long-recognized as a leader in Estate and Trust litigation as well as sophisticated estate and tax planning, Gary Bashian currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and he recently attended the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Section in New York City. At the meeting, Mr. Bashian discussed new developments within the laws pertaining to Surrogate’s Court advocacy and Federal and State tax changes. Mr. Bashian noted, “Taking part in these professional events is one of the efforts that our firm engages in to remain at the forefront of any new developments in the law so that we are better able to provide our clients with the best representation available.”

Mr. Bashian also plans to attend the next two-day seminar of the New York State Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Law Section on the topic of “Providing For and Protecting the Children (No matter what life throws at them).”