May 3, 2010: Finkelstein & Partners Supports Red Cross Haitian Relief Efforts

Newburgh, NY – Super-sized ceremonial check in hand, Andrew Finkelstein, managing attorney of Finkelstein & Partners LLP, presented representatives from The American Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/GNY) with a donation of $1,500. The funds will be directed toward the Red Cross’ ongoing relief efforts in Haiti. The money donated was raised, in part, from contributions from law firm employees and community members. Finkelstein & Partners supported those fundraising efforts with a matching donation for local relief efforts. 

“Our firm has a long tradition of giving back to the community we serve,” said Finkelstein. “After the earthquake in Haiti, we had many employees who wanted to do something to help. Knowing what a huge role the Red Cross has in the relief efforts in Haiti, we felt that a donation to our regional chapter would have the greatest impact to help both here and abroad,” Finkelstein continued.

A banner announcing the firm’s fundraising effort was hung in front of Finkelstein & Partners’ headquarters on Route 300 in Town of Newburgh, inviting the community to get involved. It was this banner that caught the eye of Wallkill sixth grader Kelly Fosler. Inspired to make a difference, Kelly raised $16 from her classmates which she donated to the law firm’s fundraiser.

“It’s our privilege to have Kelly join us in presenting this donation to the Red Cross,” said Finkelstein. “Her generous heart should serve as an inspiration to others, both young and old. I am also proud of our many employees at Finkelstein & Partners who gave generously to support those in need in Haiti,” Finkelstein continued.

Donations came from Finkelstein & Partner offices in Newburgh, Hempstead, Albany, Binghamton, Syracuse, and Middletown.

May 21, 2010: Finkelstein law firm donates to Red Cross 

In addition to supporting the international relief efforts of the Red Cross, The American Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/GNY) plays an important role closer to home. Serving as a key humanitarian partner, they are a vital participant in New York’s plans and programs to help more than nine million people in New York City and Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Sullivan counties prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. The Chapter responds to an average of 7 emergencies a day—fires, floods, building collapses—and provides immediate humanitarian aid to as many as 100,000 people affected by these emergencies each year. The American Red Cross in Greater New York is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, not a government agency, and relies on donations to fund its free humanitarian services. For more information about how you can help, call 1-877-RED CROSS (1-877-733-2767), or visit www.nyredcross.org.

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Cutline: From left, left, Assistant Comptroller Lenore Dumas, Trial Attorney George Levy, Wallkill sixth grader Kelly Fosler, Managing Attorney Andrew Finkelstein, Bonnie Fletcher, Director, Community Development, Lower Hudson Valley, American Red Cross in Greater NY, Teri Walker, Assistant Director, Community Development American Red Cross in Greater New York, Dean Ianazzi, Volunteer, American Red Cross in Greater NY Orange/Sullivan Fundraising Committee and Dr. Carl Gold Human Resources Director.

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