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
Carl T. Baker, managing partner of FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth, P.C. and head of the firm’s Trusts and Estates practice group, will serve as Program Co-Chair for the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Law Section Spring Meeting being held in Arizona from May 5th to May 8th, 2016. The subject of this year’s meeting is “Avoiding Attacks … Read More
FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth, P.C. is proud to sponsor the Foothills Rangers Rugby Club, a local club serving the youth of the greater Glens Falls area. The Rangers won their home opener on Sunday, April 17th. Special thanks to Ben Bernard for allowing East Field to serve as the home of the Rangers. Congratulations to all the players!
The following presentation was created for the Warren County Bar Foundation’s Legal Symposium, offered to area high school students each year. According to the Foundation, “The purpose of the program is to allow these individuals to make informed decisions by providing a casual, entertaining and non-judgmental setting regarding a broad spectrum of legal issues confronted by them. Topics include criminal … Read More
Carl T. Baker, Managing Partner of FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth, P.C. has been listed as the Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Albany in The Best Lawyers in America® for 2016. Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. Attorneys considered for listing must be nominated by clients and/or peers, … Read More
Kara Lais, past president of the Adirondack Women’s Bar Association, a former New York State Delegate for the Warren County Bar Association, and an attorney with more than a decade of experience was named a partner at FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth, P.C. Ms. Lais joins Carl T. Baker, John D. Aspland, Jr., and Lawrence Elmen as partners in the firm … Read More
Senior Partner John D. Aspland, Jr. has been added to the faculty of the 2015 PRIMA Institute conference taking place November 4 – 6 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. John will be leading the discussion in a session titled “Civil Rights and the Reality of Public Governance”, which will focus on “identifying the magnitude of the responsibilities associated with protecting the … Read More
Carl Baker, Managing Partner of FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth, P.C., will be Program Chair for the New York State Bar Association’s Trust and Estates Law Section Spring Meeting in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The program will take place from April 23rd to April 25th, with a theme of “Providing for and Protecting the Children (No matter what life throws at them)”. … Read More