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NY pays $1.6M to bicyclist hit by trooper in WP
3/17/2016 -- New York state has paid $1.6 million to a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who was injured after being struck by a state trooper's vehicle while riding her bicycle in Whitney Point.

2/18/2016 -- On Thursday February 25th, our Elder Care Coordinator Maria Motsavage will be presenting on 'Understanding Long Term Levels of Care' at the Countryside Community Center (9 Sheldon Road, Owego). Please call 607-687-4120 Ext. 331 to reserve your spot for this free presentation!

1/26/2016 -- Attorneys Sabrina Moldt and Amanda Giannone, and our Elder Care Coordinator Maria Motsavage gave a presentation at Action for Older Persons regarding the Importance and Purpose of Powers of Attorneys, Health Care Proxies, Living Wills, the MOLST form, and DNRs.

12/17/2015 -- Come join us as attorney Caroline Vadala speaks on Guardianship on January 5th, 2016 at 12 pm at the First Ward Senior Center in Binghamton!

12/2/2015 -- On Wednesday December 2nd, attorney Karen McMullen will be speaking on Medicare, Medicaid & Other Government Benefits at 12 pm at the First Ward Senior Center in Binghamton.

11/17/2015 -- Partner Jamye Lindsey will be teaching a class on Guardianship Education to parents with special needs children. This will be given at the Southern Tier Independence Center, contact them at (607) 724-2111 for details!

11/5/2015 -- Attorney Al Kukol spoke to the Broome County Bar Association on "To Trust or Not to Trust."

10/28/2015 -- Attorney Lana Sturdevant will speak on Wills, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxies & Living Wills on October 28th, at 12 pm at the First Ward Senior Center in Binghamton.

10/21/2015 -- Attorney Heather Cornell will speak on Business Formations on October 21st, 2015, at 11am to the Binghamton University Small Business Development Center.

Scott Kurkoski Addresses NARO Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada
10/16/2015 -- On October 16, 2015, Scott Kurkoski was a featured speaker in Las Vegas, Nevada at the National Association of Royalty Owners Annual Convention. Mr. Kurkoski gave a national perspective of municipal efforts to regulate oil and gas development. The National Association of Royalty Owners is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year, exclusively representing oil & gas royalty owner interests.

Come join us next Tuesday October 13th as attorney Greg Catarella speaks on 'Medicaid & Nursing Home Planning'.
10/13/2015 --
Session 2 will run from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Countryside Community Center in Owego, NY.

Call Tina Barto - Tioga Opportunities, Inc's Department of Aging at 607-687-4120 Ext. 331 to reserve your seat!

Tioga County Tioga Opportunities Program
Location: 9 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego, NY 13827

Attorney Sabrina Moldt ran a Negotiation Skills and Techniques Workshop for students at Binghamton University
10/9/2015 -- Sabrina is a 2010 BU Alumni. "Negotiation is an essential skill for many professions. This practical, interactive workshop will improve students' ability to negotiate effectively by sharpening existing skills and deepening their knowledge of fundamental principles of successful negotiation. Through exercises, role playing, and discussion, students will be introduced to preparing for and conducting negotiations to maximize the potential for making favorable agreements."

Levene Gouldin & Thompson Attorneys Scott Kurkoski and Lana Sturdevant speak at the Broome County Bar Association's Mortgage Foreclosure CLE Seminar
9/29/2015 -- On September 29, 2015, Levene Gouldin & Thompson attorneys Scott Kurkoski and Lana Sturdevant spoke to the Broome County Bar Association on Mortgage Foreclosures. Scott Kurkoski chaired the program. He also spoke about the entire foreclosure proceeding from initial default through the sale. Lana Sturdevant spoke on deeds in lieu of foreclosure.

18 at LG&T Listed in 2016 Best Lawyers®
9/10/2015 -- Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP, is proud to announce that 18 of its lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) and 3 partners have been named "Lawyer of the Year" in their respective practice areas. more...

13 at LG&T Listed in the 2015 Super Lawyers® publications!
9/10/2015 -- LEVENE GOULDIN & THOMPSON, LLP is proud to announce that partner Kathryn Grant Madigan was listed as one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Upstate New York for 2015. more...

People news: American Bar Association appoints Madigan as committee chair.
9/9/2015 -- Kathryn Grant Madigan, a partner with the law firm of Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP in Binghamton, has been appointed as chair of the Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services (SCOBAS) of the American Bar Association (ABA). more...

Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP congratulates two partners recognized by the Broome County Bar Association.
5/21/2015 -- Patricia M. Curtin received the Ted Sommer Award and John F. Artman was awarded the Attorney for the Child Award. more...

Scott Kurkoski Addresses NARO Convention in State College, Pennsylvania
3/27/2015 -- On March 27, 2015 Scott Kurkoski was a featured speaker in State College, Pa. at the Annual Meeting & Convention of the National Association of Royalty Owners, Pennsylvania Chapter. Mr. Kurkoski discussed "Real Property Severances of Oil, Gas & Mineral Rights".

Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP, has been named a Tier 1 "Best Law Firm" in Binghamton for eight of its practice areas by US News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" in 2015
11/3/2014 -- Firms included in the 2015 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. more...

2014 Super Lawyers Business Editon
10/21/2014 -- Seven lawers from Levene, Gouldin & Thompson will be published in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. more...

Scott Kurkoski speaks at the Texas State Bar Association's 32nd annual Advanced Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law Course
10/3/2014 -- Oil & Gas Chair Scott Kurkoski will be a speaker at the Texas State Bar Association's 32nd annual Advanced Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law Course on October 3, 2014.  Mr. Kurkoski will give a presentation on Municipal Home Rule and Zoning as they affect Oil & Gas development throughout the country. more...

Levene Gouldin & Thompson Received Certificate for 50 Plus Years of Chamber Membership
9/9/2014 -- As the Greater Binghamton Chamber celebrates Chamber Week, Levene Gouldin & Thompson was among 39 businesses to receive a certificate for 50 Plus Years of Chamber Membership. more...

20 at LG&T Listed in 2015 Best Lawyers®
8/18/2014 -- (Binghamton, NY) Twenty attorneys from Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP, in Binghamton, have recently been selected by their peers for inclusion in The 2015 Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). link

Thirteen attorneys from Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP, in Binghamton, have been listed in the 2014 Super Lawyers® magazine, Upstate New York Edition, September 2014
8/11/2014 -- Thirteen attorneys from Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP, in Binghamton, have been listed in the 2014 Super Lawyers® magazine, Upstate New York Edition, September 2014. Additionally, two Levene Gouldin & Thompson attorneys were chosen for listing in the Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition 2014. more...

Levene Gouldin & Thompson Attorneys, Kathryn Grant Madigan, the Hon. Eugene Peckham and Scott Kurkoski speak at the Broome County Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education Seminar
6/27/2014 -- On June 27, 2014, Levene Gouldin & Thompson attorneys Kathryn Grant Madigan, Chair of the Firm's Elder Law Group; the Hon. Eugene Peckham, former Broome County Surrogate's Court Judge; and Scott Kurkoski, Chair of the Firm's Oil & Gas Group, spoke to the Broome County Bar Association updating attorneys on developments in their respective areas of practice.  Kathryn Grant Madigan presented on "New Strategies and Pitfalls in Elder Law". The Hon. Eugene Peckham's presentation was entitled "New York Estate Tax Changes Provide Planning Opportunities". Scott Kurkoski spoke on the "State of Oil & Gas in New York" and "Real Property Severances of Oil, Gas & Minerals".

No. 130 Matter of Wallach v Town of Dryden / No. 131 Cooperstown Holstein Corporation v Town of Middlefield
6/3/2014 -- Watch Scott Kurkoski argue a landmark case before New York State's highest court. link

New York Estate Tax Changes Provide Planning Opportunities
5/6/2014 -- Major changes to New York Estate and Gift Tax were made by the Executive Budget adopted by the Legislature and effective April 1, 2014. Planning to take advantage of the New York changes is essential for persons with assets greater than $2,000,000. link

LGT Runs!
5/4/2014 -- On Sunday May 4th, just several months after her milestone birthday, Attorney Sharon Dyer ran the Binghamton Bridge Run Half Marathon. She not only crushed her time from the previous year by 9 minutes, beat her own personal goal for the race by 5 minutes, but also finished 3rd of all women in her age group. Meanwhile Attorney John Perticone, just a few months shy of his milestone birthday, ran the Binghamton Bridge Run 5K and also finished 3rd in his age group. A program in the LGT Wellness Program, the LGT Bridge Runners featured 10 runners who made it to the starting line, all of whom finished their race; 2 in the half marathon and 8 in the 5K with 6 completing their first 5K race ever.

Lifetime Planning and Estate Planning
4/5/2014 -- In a two part series, LGT Attorneys Albert Kukol and George Patte, along with Investment Services Manager Anne Catalano of Tioga State Bank, gave a presentation on Lifetime Planning and Estate Planning at Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Spencer, New York, Saturday, April 5, 2014 and Saturday, April 12, 2014.

LGT Attorney Caroline Vadala addressed the New York Propane Gas Association
4/1/2014 -- LGT Attorney Caroline Vadala addressed the New York Propane Gas Association on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in Troy, New York on Estate Planning, 130 people attended.