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Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone Attorney Conroy to Receive Bar Association Award

Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP Associate Attorney Megan R. Conroy, J.D. will be honored with the 2018 Outstanding New Lawyer Award from the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties (WBAOSC) at its Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner Thursday, April 26. The Outstanding New Lawyer Award is presented annually to a WBAOSC member who has been practicing fewer than 10 years and who has made noteworthy contributions to the WBAOSC, to the profession of law, and to the community at large. Ms. Conroy, an…

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Small Thanks, Big Rewards Now Available from Google

Google, long thought of the innovators of digital marketing, also has plenty of neat Easter Eggs available as rewards for businesses utilizing its services. A case in point is the “Small Thanks with Google” promotion, in which businesses can generate a multitude of images and promotional materials displaying some of their top user Google reviews. Entering your business on will display a customizable toolkit in which you can select specific snippets of your business’ reviews, customize a theme and color scheme,…

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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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