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Nancy Morgan, Esq. and Christine Clemens, Esq., Presented CLE on Veterans Law

VSG Attorneys, Nancy Morgan and Christine Clemens, presented a CLE on behalf of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Veterans on Wednesday June 15, 2016 entitled “From Discharge Upgrades to VA Benefits.” The CLE was hosted by Orrick, Herrington, and Suttcliffe, LLP in their Manhattan office. The CLE was well attended by approximately -->

Newburgh Illuminated

We are counting down the days to the Newburgh Illuminated festival! When: Saturday, June 18th 12-10pm Where: Broadway & Liberty Street, Newburgh NY Finkelstein & Partners has been a proud member of the Newburgh community since 1959 when Howard Finkelstein opened the first firm location on Liberty Street in the city of Newburgh. The firm -->

Veteran’s Services Group in the News

Finkelstein & Partners attorneys Nancy Morgan and Christine Clemmens made news this month after being invited to present at the 2015 Military Law Symposium hosted by the New Jersey State Bar Association. The purpose of the symposium was to assist other attorneys in their comprehension of VA laws and disability benefits. Learn more about Finkelstein -->

Former Department Of Veterans Affairs Official Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Taking $1.2 Million In Kickbacks

TRENTON, N.J. – A former Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employee who worked as a supervisory engineer at the VA’s campus in East Orange, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for accepting more than $1.2 million in kickback payments in connection with VA contracts awarded to companies with which he had -->

Court Rules in Applebee’s Favor After a Man was Burned by a Sizzling Fajita he was Praying Over.

A New Jersey Court dismissed a lawsuit filed against Applebee’s after a man lowered his head to pray and was burned by a splash of hot oil. It was claimed by the man that the waitress failed to mention that the dish was hot, and in his panic of being burned knocked over the dish -->

Fairway Market recalls its Brand Raw Hazelnuts due to Possible Salmonella Contamination.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Fairway market is recalling its brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts) due to possible contamination with Salmonella. Salmonella can cause serious and even fatal infections in young children, elderly or others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with the bacteria can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and -->

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