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Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP Joins Forces with Richard A. Stoloff PLLC

Hudson Valley law firm Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP and Sullivan County Catskills law firm Richard A. Stoloff PLLC have announced an of Counsel relationship in which they will provide services to each other, bringing together two of the area’s most reputable law firms. The new affiliation will allow both firms to better serve the needs of their clients. Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP clients will benefit from a convenient location in Monticello, N.Y. to meet with the firm’s attorneys….

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Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone Partner Published in WealthCounsel Magazine

Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP Partner Richard J. Shapiro’s article, Domestic Asset Protection Trusts v. Prenuptial Agreements, was recently published in the October 2016 issue of the WealthCounsel Quarterly. Shapiro collaborated on the article with fellow estate planning attorneys Randall H. Borkus and James W. Collins. The article takes a detailed look at the differences between the more common prenuptial agreement and an alternative, the domestic asset protection trust (DAPT), that can be used by couples who want to protect their…

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Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone Attorneys Recognized On 2016 Upstate NY Super Lawyers List

Once again, Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP Partners Gardiner “Tad” Barone and Richard J. Shapiro have been named to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list. Barone was recognized in the field of Business Litigation for the fifth straight year, while Shapiro was named in the field of Estate Planning & Probate for the third straight year. Joining them is Austin F. DuBois, the firm’s newest partner, who was recognized for the third year in a row on the Rising Stars…

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Enjoy Classic Sullivan County Catskills Romance This Valentine’s Day

The Sullivan County Catskills is the perfect place to find whimsical romance this Valentine’s weekend, and the Sullivan County Visitors Association wants to make sure everyone knows it. The organization has put together a digital resource, available on its website at SCVA.net/valentines-day, to help couples avoid the commonality of boxed chocolates and supermarket flowers this year, and plan a truly memorable Valentine’s Day instead. Visitors can use the information available to plan out an entire day – or weekend – from start…

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SCVA Celebrates Successful 2015 at Annual Meeting

The Sullivan County Visitors Association celebrated a fruitful 2015 at its Annual Meeting and Holiday Celebration at The Sullivan in Rock Hill on Thursday, December 4th. The agency hosted representatives from over 180 member businesses, to whom the SCVA presented information on its successes from the past year. Those successes included an estimated revenue of $372.1 million spent by visitors in Sullivan County in 2015 to date, which generated $24.6 million in local taxes for the year. “The success we celebrate today…

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OC Citizens Foundation to Host Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus

The Orange County Citizens Foundation will host an open forum with Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus on Thursday, January 7th, 2016. Neuhaus, who was elected to office in 2013, will speak to attendees about his plans for Orange County before the end of his first term. Topics scheduled for discussion include water infrastructure, land use, economic development, transportation, recreation, waste management, cultural affairs, and healthcare. The “Moving Orange County Forward Forum” will be held at The Seligman Center at the Orange County…

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OCCF Accepting Nominations for 8th Annual Placemaking Conference & Awards

 The Orange County Citizens Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2016 Placemaking Awards, which will recognize individuals, organizations, projects, and festivals that have contributed to the creation or transformation of public “places” to improve the local community, and have exemplified placemaking concepts and practices. Awards will be presented at the Citizens Foundation’s Eighth Annual Orange County Placemaking Conference & Awards on Friday, June 3, 2016. Nominations can include self-nominations, as well as nominations of others. Nominations can be submitted through December…

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SCVA Leader Recognized by NYS Tourism Industry Association

Sullivan County Visitors Association President/CEO Roberta Byron Lockwood was recently chosen by her peers to receive a New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) Excellence in Leadership Award. The award recognizes leaders in New York State’s tourism industry who have achieved a high level of excellence and accomplishment. The winning individuals or organizations are selected on the basis of demonstrated commitment, leadership, and accomplishment in travel and tourism. The 2015 Winners were honored at the NYSTIA Annual Meeting Awards Dinner on Thursday,…

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SCVA Launches Second Annual Fall Foliage Photo Contest

The Sullivan County Visitors Association is pleased to announce the launch of its second annual Fall into Fun Fall Foliage Photo Contest, where visitors and residents are invited to submit their most autumn-centric photos from around the Sullivan County Catskills. Submissions are being accepted through the SCVA’s website at http://www.scva.net/fall-foliage/fall-foliage-photo-contest/. “Because of last year’s success, this contest has already attracted some outstanding prize contributions from Sullivan County’s business community, including ticket packages to area venues, gift certificates, locally distilled spirits, and river…

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2016 Sullivan County Catskills Travel Guide Advertising Opportunities Available to Members

Members of the Sullivan County Visitors Association are encouraged to reserve their ad space in the 2016 Sullivan County Catskills Travel Guide as soon as possible. Complete details and relevant forms are available by visiting scva.net/promotional-opportunities. The Travel Guide is placed in information centers inside and outside the county and state, and is also accessible in a digital format, ads included, via the association’s website at www.SCVA.net. The website hosts more than 50,000 visitors each year from across the U.S. The SCVA…

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