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New York College Students Working to End Cyber-bullying

New York College Students Working to End Cyber-bullying

According to Bullyingstatistics.org, more than half of all adolescents and teens report being cyberbullied. It’s important that as parents, educators, and role models we’re aware of the issues our teens are facing. We should strive to provide teens with a safe environment, and encourage their active involvement in maintaining a safe, bully-free environment. Siena College -->

Veterans Day 2017

Veterans Day 2017

The Finkelstein & Partners team spent Veterans’ Day cheering on the Army Black Knights football team at West Point’s final home game of the season. It is our honor to support the brave men and women who protect our great nation, whether it be showing our support at a football game or through our Veterans -->

Did You Purchase a Vehicle with an Open Recall?

Did You Purchase a Vehicle with an Open Recall?

A recent survey found that 27% (more than 1 in 4) of the vehicles for sale at CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, had a dangerous unrepaired safety recall.  “‘CarMax is selling huge numbers of unsafe, defective recalled cars that are ticking automotive time bombs. They pose a serious threat to the safety -->

International Day of Peace, Little Ways to Give Back to Your Community

International Day of Peace, Little Ways to Give Back to Your Community

The International Day of Peace was designated by the United Nations in the early 1980s and serves as a day for all people to commit to peace above differences. “From education to the arts, social justice to sports, health to the environment, neighborhood issues to service for others, there are many ways to participate in -->

Another Reason We’re Proud to Be Part of The Orange County Community

We recently had the pleasure of sponsoring and attending New Windsor community day (for the fourth consecutive year). During the event, we met new friends, provided information about the dangers of distracted driving, and dispersed hundreds of give-a-ways. We also ran into a few familiar faces; at several points throughout the day existing clients and -->

Congratulations to the Capital District Transportation Authority

The American Public Transportation Association has named the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) as 2017’s Best Mid-Sized Public Transportation System in North America. A comprehensive variety of services and the ability to provide transportation throughout Capital district cities and towns has resulted in record ridership in the last several years. The CDTA has provided Capital -->

Save the Date to Save an Animal in Need

On August 19th a North Carolina Animal Rescue will be bringing some of its dogs to the town of Ulster Petco for an adoption event. The Animal Rescue, Saving Grace Animals, “is a non-profit, 501-C3 organization dedicated to helping homeless animals in our community find permanent, loving homes where they will be treated as family -->

Thanks to Attorney Melody Gregory for Giving Back to Orange County Youth

For the past several summers, Personal Injury attorney Melody Gregory has sponsored a camper at the Town of Newburgh’s PBA (Police Benevolent Association) Junior Police Academy camp. This year Melody helped camp organizers set up the second annual Junior Police Academy Camp Olympics and spoke to the campers about the importance of giving back to -->

Steps towards Safer Sidewalks in Kingston

The Kingston City Council recently approved a proposal to use a laser scanning process to survey the condition of some of the city’s busiest sidewalks. According to the DailyFreeman.com “ Broadway, West O’Reilly Street, Mary’s Avenue and Andrew Street block in Midtown, as well as the Uptown area of John, Crown and North Front streets” will -->

Schenectady County Company Fined After Fatal Explosion

Last October two asphalt workers were killed on the job in a flash fire/explosion. A third worker survived the blast with non-life-threatening injuries. An investigation conducted by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s cited two serious violations: -Not taking precautions against having sources of ignition where flammable vapors are present -Not having employees wear -->

Rideshare Services Will Soon Be Available Upstate: Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein Helps to Prepare Attorneys

Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing companies were recently authorized to provide services starting.  This brings new issues for trial lawyers and Andrew Finkelstein will be teaching lawyers throughout New York State how to navigate the new laws.  New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, the teaching arm of the New York State Trial Lawyers asked Mr. -->

A Recap from Last Week’s Community Events

lshv_5.18_agf_award.jpg Since its founding Finkelstein and Partners has maintained a deep commitment to providing valuable legal services to the communities we live and work in, and also to supporting organizations and individuals dedicated to bettering our communities. On Thursday, May 18th managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein was honored by the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, -->

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley Honors Managing Partner, Andrew Finkelstein

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, is an organization that provides free, high quality counsel in civil matters for individuals and families who cannot afford to pay an attorney. Tonight LSHV will honor our managing partner Andrew Finkelstein and Finkelstein & Partners, LLP together with the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region.  The awards were -->

New York Cracks Down on Underage Drinking

Law Enforcement throughout New York State participated in a five-week crackdown on underage drinking and illegal alcohol sales. The crackdown resulted in more than 100 arrests. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, and about a quarter of those crashes involve an underage drinking -->

Congratulations Marist Interns

Finkelstein and Partners is dedicated to bettering the lives of those in the Hudson Valley, we do so in a number of ways, including providing exceptional legal services, and also by providing opportunities for the next generation of young professionals. We have had the opportunity to host several Marist College interns. Last week we attended -->