FMBF Acquires Patterson Law Firm, Cambridge and Salem Offices


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

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


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


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

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

Baker to Co-Chair NYSBA Trusts & Estates Spring Meeting Program

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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

Firm-Sponsored Rugby Club Wins Home Opener

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Foothills Rangers

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!

Student Loans and Protecting Your Credit

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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 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