Category Archives: News

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

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?

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

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 -->

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day

“International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug -->

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 -->

Case Results Recognized by Orange County Chamber

Thank you to the Orange County Chamber for recognizing a recent case settlement. Our client suffered a preventable, serious injury at her Dutchess County High school.  A jury awarded our client $1,500,000. Click here to read more case results.  oc_chamber_07.17.jpg

Dear Friends and Clients,

In furtherance of our firm’s culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP