Carl Baker Inducted as Fellow of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

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Carl T. Baker, Managing Partner of FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth, P.C., has been inducted as a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). ACTEC is a nonprofit association of lawyers and law professors skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; and probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors ... Read More

Michael Crowe, Esq. Joins FMBF

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FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth, P.C. (FMBF) is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Crowe, Esq. as an Associate Attorney in the firm’s Litigation practice group. In his position with FMBF, Mr. Crowe handles civil litigation, insurance defense, and foreclosure matters. Mr. Crowe is a 2012 graduate of the Pace University School of Law, having graduated Cum Laude. He served ... Read More

Carl Baker Named Best Lawyers® 2016 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Albany

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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 Named Equity Partner at FMBF

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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

Aspland to Present at PRIMA Institute

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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

Baker to Chair NYSBA Trusts & Estates Spring Meeting Program

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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

Elmen & Lindy Obtain Personal Injury Award of Over $1.1 Million

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Partner Lawrence Elmen and associate Joshua D. Lindy obtained a personal injury award over $1,100,000.00 for their clients. The clients received serious and life-threatening burns as a result of diesel fuel flames created when a tractor trailer lost control on Interstate 88 during August 2012. Both clients were air evacuated to the Regional Burn Facility at Westchester Medical Center for ... Read More

Baker Attends NYSBA Annual Meeting

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Partner Carl Baker, head of the firm’s Trusts and Estates practice group, attended the New York State Bar Association's annual meeting in New York City from January 27th to the 29th.  On Wednesday, the Trusts & Estates Law Section held its Continuing Legal Education Program entitled “Revocable Trusts: Administration & Litigation in New York”,  with segments dedicated to planning strategies, ... Read More

Facebook After Death

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Facebook has now addressed the issue of what can happen to your account after you die. WSJ.com has more information here. Share this Post

Aspland Named Vice Chair of ARCC Executive Committee

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FMBF Partner John D. Aspland, Jr. has been named Vice Chair for the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce's Executive Committee. Founded in 1914, the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC) is a 1,000-member strong organization representing in excess of 23,000 people predominantly in New York State's Washington, Warren and Northern Saratoga Counties. The mission of the Chamber is to "help ... Read More