FMBF Sponsors “5K Run for the Ages” Once Again

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FMBF 5K Sponsor

FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth is proud to once again be a corporate sponsor for Tackett Chiropractic’s 5K Run for the Ages, an Adirondack Runners Grand Prix race to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Glens Falls Senior Center. The race is happening on Saturday, June 17, 2017; registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at Tackett Chiropractic, 19 Homer Avenue, Queensbury. There … Read More

FMBF Proud to be a Sponsor of YMCA Golf Classic

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YMCA Golf Classic

FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth is once again supporting the Family YMCA of the Glens Falls Area’s Annual Golf Classic, being held on Monday, June 5th, 2017 at the Glens Falls Country Club. Proceeds from the Annual Golf Classic benefit the YMCA’s Annual Campaign. The fund allows the YMCA to offer memberships and programs to children, teens, families, and individuals who … Read More

FMBF Acquires Patterson Law Firm, Cambridge and Salem Offices

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The law firm of FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth (“FMBF”) continues its growth with the announcement of a recent acquisition of The Law Offices of John R. Patterson, Jr. FMBF and its predecessor firms have been providing a full range of legal services to individuals and institutions throughout the greater Glens Falls area and the North Country since 1936. Attorney Kathleen … Read More

Geoffrey Rafalik Joins FMBF

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FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth, P.C. (FMBF) is pleased to announce that Geoffrey A. Rafalik has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney in the Trusts and Estates practice group. Geoff received his Juris Doctor, with a concentration in tax law, from Albany Law School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Siena College. Geoff is admitted … Read More

FMBF Gives Thanks

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The staff, attorneys, and partners of FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth have established a tradition of celebrating an “office Thanksgiving” each year. For our seventh annual celebration, we were pleased to have several retired employees join us, as well as our two retired founding partners – Peter FitzGerald and Peter Firth. The employees of FMBF are dedicated professionals who enjoy sharing in the … Read More

Aspland Presents to PRIMA Institute for 2nd Year

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Managing Partner John D. Aspland, Jr. was once again invited to be a presenter at the 2016 PRIMA Institute conference, which took place October 24-28 In Pittsburgh. John led discussion in his session titled “The Due Diligence of Employment Practice”, which focused on “identifying the magnitude of the responsibilities associated with protecting the employees’ rights while providing risk management mechanisms to ensure that the … Read More

James D. Horwitz Joins FMBF

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James D. Horwitz Joins FMBF

FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth, P.C. (FMBF) is pleased to announce that James D. Horwitz, Esq. has joined the firm in an Of Counsel capacity. Mr. Horwitz concentrates his practice in all areas of healthcare law. He served as Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and General Counsel at Glens Falls Hospital for 23 years. In this capacity, Jim was responsible for … Read More

FMBF Proud to Sponsor LTC Clark Outing

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Clark Outing sponsorship

FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth (FMBF) is proud to have once again been a sponsor of the LTC Todd J. Clark Memorial Golf Outing held on Saturday, September 10th at Van Patten Golf Course. Hosting more than 100 golfers, the tournament is held in memory of Lt. Col. Todd J. Clark, who was killed by small arms fire in 2013 while … Read More

FMBF Welcomes Jessica Coombs to the Firm

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FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth is pleased to announce the hiring of Jessica R. Coombs as an Associate Attorney in the firm’s Trusts and Estates practice group. In her position at FMBF, Ms. Coombs works with clients to aid in Medicaid eligibility questions, estate planning, asset protection and long-term care planning. Ms. Coombs comes to FMBF from Burke & Casserly, P.C. … Read More

Third Department Rules Against Litigation Requirement

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Litigation can’t be the sole remedy when parties don’t agree. In a decision handed down on April 14, 2016, the New York State Appellate Division, Third Department determined that the General Business law prohibits contract provisions mandating litigation as the sole remedy for contract disputes. In the case, an agreement between a contractor and a subcontractor contained a provision expressly mandating … Read More