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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 -->

Fatal Middletown Tractor Trailer Crash Shuts Down 84

Police are still investigating a tragic accident that resulted in multiple fatalities on Wednesday, June 1st. According to authorities a 29 year old woman driver, her 9 year old daughter, another adult, and two dogs were traveling on Interstate 84 in Middletown, New York when their vehicle ran out of gas. The driver called 9/11 -->

Our Chenango County Motor Vehicle Accident Client on his Experience with Finkelstein and Partners

Our client, a New Jersey resident, was involved in a serious crash in Oxford New York, a small town roughly 40 minutes from Binghamton, New York. Below is his account of his experience with Finkelstein and Partners. “After I was in a car accident in NY, I needed a great lawyer. I checked online and -->

Senators aim to strip commanders’ control over sex assault cases

By Travis J. Tritten: A group of senators led by New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand will make another attempt this week to strip military commanders of the power to decide whether sexual assault cases are prosecuted. Read more here: http://www.stripes.com/news/senators-aim-to-strip-commanders-control-over-sex-assault-cases-1.411092?utm_source=Stars+and+Stripes+Emails&utm_campaign=Daily+Headlines&utm_medium=email

VA Chief: ‘I Deeply Regret’ Wait-Time Comparison to Disney

NY Times:  Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Tuesday he regrets remarks he made comparing long wait times at VA health care sites to waiting in line at a Disney amusement park. Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/05/24/arts/ap-us-veterans-affairs-disney.html?login=email&_r=0&mtrref=undefined

Walden Man Seriously Injured in Kingston Excavator Accident

A Walden, New York construction worker was directing traffic on Broadway St. in Kingston on May 13th when he was struck by an excavator. The workers were repairing a Central Hudson Gas & Electric gas main when the incident occurred. According to authorities the excavator was backing up when it struck the Walden worker. The -->

Veteran Groups Sue Federal Agency Over Lejeune Water Claims

 NY Times: Three veterans’ groups have sued the Department of Veterans Affairs over its handling of claims about contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.  Read more here:  http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/04/28/us/ap-us-toxic-tap-water-lawsuit.html?_r=1

Serious Accident Shuts Down the Taconic

On Tuesday, April 26th a serious crash occurred on the Southbound side of the Taconic in Hopewell Junction. The incident occurred at approximately 5:30pm at the Route 82 intersection.  Authorities have yet to divulge the details of the crash, however categorized the incident as a “serious accident.” The Taconic Parkway is arguably one of the -->

Two Injured, One Killed in Separate Upstate Motorcycle Crashes

On Sunday, April 30th two upstate New York men were involved in serious motorcycle crashes. The two incidents were completely unrelated. Sadly one of the cyclists did not survive the crash. The surviving motorcyclist was severely injured. The first of the two incidents occurred in North Tonawanda, New York when a motorcyclist struck a utility -->

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