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BSR&B Attorney First In Region to Earn Certified Elder Law Attorney Status

Richard Shapiro, J.D., a partner with the Hudson Valley law firm Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP, has become a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA). With this designation, Shapiro becomes the only Certified Elder Law Attorney whose primary office is based in Orange, Sullivan, Dutchess, or Ulster counties. “I’ve dedicated my legal career to helping families secure their futures so that their long-term care needs can be met and their legacies can be protected,” said Shapiro. “Earning this certification will provide a measure of…

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Seminar to Help Seniors Plan for Long-Term Care

Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP Partner Austin DuBois and 1 Call Care Management President Barbara Wilhelmy are hosting a free workshop, “Seniors: How to get the Care you Need Without Going Broke,” on Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the BSR&B Education Center in Goshen. “The rising costs of long-term care can be crippling to those in need, as well as their families,” said DuBois, an experienced estate planning attorney who helps people protect their assets from…

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OC Citizens hosts OC Executive Candidates’ Debate

The Orange County Citizens Foundation has announced that the 2017 County Executive Candidates’ Debate, moderated by Larry Force, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Twin Towers Middle School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening will feature incumbent Steve Neuhaus and challenger Patrick Davis (biographies below). The candidates’ debate – presented by the Orange County Citizens Foundation in cooperation with the Orange County Arts Council, Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Land Trust, Leadership Orange, and Orange County…

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AIM at MMC Draws Collectors, Enthusiasts, Hall of Famers

The second annual Art In Motion Concours d‘Elegance of Speed and Power at Monticello Motor Club Oct. 6-Oct. 8 drew an exclusive crowd of notable collectors, restorers, racing legends, and enthusiasts to the Sullivan County Catskills. Some of the most significant and prestigious sports and racing cars ever produced joined the concours field, including cars from Bruce Canepa, a legend in the worlds of both racing and collector cars, and Sergio de la Vega. Even Horacio Pagani, the founder of the Italian…

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EverCare Website Wins Gold DotCOMM Award

EverCare, a non-profit providing Managed Long-Term Care Plan, Certified Home Health Agency, and Adult Social Day Program services in the Hudson Valley, has been honored with a Gold DotCOMM award for its new website design. The dotCOMM Awards, administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, is an international competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication. The competition is unique in that it re􀃓ects the role of creatives in the dynamic web that is transforming how we market and…

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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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