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"What if something happens to me? Are my affairs in order?" These are the questions that clients want to address. With adults living well past retirement age, it is important to consider these questions to plan for potential incapacity and disability, as well as, for traditional estate planning. Protecting yourself and your assets with proper planning is just as important as making sure that your family will be protected once you are no longer with them. For those that do not plan, the State of New York will decide, which could lead to a complete stranger making decisions for you if you are no longer able to decide for yourself.

To truly assess a client's needs, I feel it is important to take the time to get to know families and really listen. That is what I enjoy most about my work - developing friendships while addressing concerns. I offer home visits for those with mobility challenges, as well as, a mobile office for those that require immediate responsiveness. I provide the benefit of 21st Century knowledge plus early 20th Century personal attention. And, for the Italian-speaking members of the community, I am fluent in spoken and written Italian.


Education

Juris Doctorate, Pace University School of Law
White Plains, NY      

Master of Library Science, Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT                                       

Bachelor of Arts, College of Mt. St. Vincent
Magna Cum Laude, English Literature & Communications
Riverdale, NY                                                                                                                           

Bar Admissions
New York State

Professional Certifications
Article 81 Law Guardian Certification
Transformative Mediation Certification

Professional Memberships
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Dutchess County Bar Association
Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (Mid-Hudson Chapter)

Civic Associations
Mediation Center of Dutchess County
Dutchess County Elder Coalition