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 [...]

Past LGT Attorneys Sanford P. Tanenhaus and Carlton F. Thompson (posthumously) were honored yesterday with the first installment of an award in their names. The Carlton F. Thompson/Sanford P. Tanenhaus Ethics & Civility Award was presented for the first time last night, May 11th, 2017 at the Broome County Bar Association's Annual Law Day and Dinner. This new annual award will be given to attorneys that have demonstrated the highest standard of ethical conduct while maintaining an [...]

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