On May 23rd, 2024, 3 LGT Attorneys were awarded Broome County Bar Association Awards at the Annual Law Day Dinner.We would like to congratulate Albert Kukol on winning the Stephen D. Smyk Mentoring Award, Amanda Giannone on winning the Pro Bono Service Award and Bruce Beckman on winning the Young Lawyer of the Year!


We are very proud to announce that attorney Karen McMullen has been awarded the President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the Sixth Judicial District by the New York State Bar Association! She accepted her award at the Annual Law Day Meeting last evening. This award is presented to attorneys who have made an exceptional commitment to serving the public good. More Information: Chief Judge Rowan Wilson Addresses New York State Bar Association Pro Bono Honorees on Law Day - New York [...]


By Shuyuan Tian, Esq.Are you applying for a green card in the United States? You'll need to complete Form I-693, the Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. This critical form is your proof that you meet the health standards required for U.S. entry, ensuring you are not inadmissible on medical grounds.Key Points About Form I-693:Completion by a Designated Civil Surgeon: Only a doctor authorized by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) and listed on [...]


By David O’NeillA skilled and experienced Elder Law Attorney at LG&T can help you and your family navigate the complexities of a Medicaid application for a resident of a nursing home in New York State.   In order to qualify for Medicaid to assist in paying for the cost of a nursing home, an applicant must meet certain eligibility requirements for his or her “resources” and “income”.  The Medicaid rules differentiate between exempt assets and countable [...]


The Deadline for Most New York Property Owners to Contest Their Assessment is Tuesday, May 28, 2024 By Nicholas J. Scarantino, Esq.Grievance Day falls on the 4th Tuesday in May every year, and in most New York Counties, that deadline has not changed for 2024.  The real property tax grievance process has returned to pre-pandemic procedures, which means that you now have full access to the assessor’s office to review assessment records, pick up and drop off grievance forms, and [...]


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