We would like to introduce the 2nd of our 3 Summer Associates for 2017. Katie Silvestri, an Endwell native, just finished her 2nd year at Penn State Law School. She is most interested in Litigation and Family Law. When asked what drew her to the Law she said, "What I find most exciting about practicing law are the responsibilities that come from being an advocate for someone else. It motivates you to work as hard as possible, because your clients are coming to you for help, and they trust you to [...]
LGT would like to introduce the first of our 3 Summer Associates for 2017. Jordan Charnetsky, a Vestal native, just finished his 2nd year of law school at the Syracuse University College of Law. The areas of law he is most interested in are Litigation, Medical Malpractice, and Criminal Defense. When asked what drew him to the law he said "Every case is a giant puzzle. I like figuring out how all the pieces fit together." In his spare time, Jordan likes to snowboard, hike, read and [...]
Each day about 1,000 U.S. citizens visit the emergency room for treatment related to a dog bite injury.1 For pit bulls or other dangerous breeds, one in six bites requires medical attention. In the last ten years, dangerous dogs have killed over 200 Americans and have accounted for roughly two-thirds of total recorded animal related injuries.2 Indeed, a 2012 study concluded that more than 27,000 people underwent facial reconstructive surgery in that year alone as a result of being [...]
Four Provisions People Forget to Include in Their Estate Plan Even if you've created an estate plan, are you sure you included everything you need to? There are certain provisions that people often forget to put in in a will or estate plan that can have a big impact on your family.1. Alternate BeneficiariesOne of the most important things your estate plan should include is at least one alternative beneficiary in case the named beneficiary does not outlive you or is unable to claim under the [...]
In recognition of her service to our community, LGT Partner Heather M. Cornell was awarded the Community Service Award at the Broome County Bar Association's Annual Law Day & Dinner last night May 11th, 2017. Congratulations Heather and thank you for all you do!