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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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

Aspland & Elmen Attend Annual DRI Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar

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Partners John Aspland and Lawrence Elmen attended the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) annual civil rights and governmental tort liability seminar in San Diego on January 29th and 30th. The seminar included nationally recognized speakers addressing the successful defense of municipalities against claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, to include allegations of excessive force by law enforcement, in-custody inmate injuries, and ... Read More

FMBF Employees Give Back

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During the month of December, the Sunshine Club, a wonderful group of employees of FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth, sponsored a family of four for the holidays and provided them with stacks of beautiful gifts. In addition, the Club sponsored five senior citizens and provided each with gifts from their wish lists. During the FMBF employee holiday party on December 18th, … Read More

Carl Baker to Present on Ethics at NYSBA CLE

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Carl Baker, Managing Partner in the Estate & Trusts practice group at FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth, will be presenting "Ethical Considerations and Attorney's Fees" at the Practical Skills - Probate and the Administration of Estates CLE offered by the New York State Bar Association in Albany, New York on Friday, December 12, 2014. This recurring, popular educational offering will explore ... Read More