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BSF&B Partners Earn Upstate New York Super Lawyers Recognition

Four Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP partners have recently been named to the 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list in recognition of their high achievements and standards within their respective legal fields.   “This recognition is representative not only of our partners’ efforts, but the efforts of everyone who works within the firm,”…

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Partner Shapiro featured on Mission Matters: Business podcast

Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP Partner Rich Shapiro joined Adam Torres on his podcast, “Mission Matters: Business” recently to offer his insights into how to structuring a law practice for maximum productivity. In this episode, Adam and Richard explore the ins and outs of effectively running a law practice.

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BSF&B Partners Recognized by Upstate New York Super Lawyers

Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP Managing Partner Michael S. Blustein, as well as Partners Richard J. Shapiro, Gardiner “Tad” Barone, and William A. Frank have all been included on the 2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list. Recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in each state, Super Lawyers is a national and…

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The Increasing Relevance of Estate Planning

The Increasing Relevance of Estate Planning with legal paperwork

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented changes to our daily lives. For many people, this relentless health crisis has raised awareness as to how fragile life can be, and has shed new light on the critical importance of planning for the unknown. One of the most important steps you and your family can take…

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Estate Planning In Times of Uncertainty

Estate Planning in Times of Uncertainty

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has many wondering if they are prepared for the unpredictable future. People are taking this time to get organized, assess their situations, and address their needs. An important part of this analysis is the need for a comprehensive and coordinated estate and asset protection plan. A comprehensive estate plan will…

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Paying For A Nursing Home

Nursing Home costs in the Hudson Valley

When you or someone you love requires nursing care, the sudden responsibility to cover the costs can be distressing. So what are your options? PAY OUT OF POCKET. Nursing home care costs an average of $12,500 PER MONTH in the Hudson Valley. Some local homes are closer to $15,000, and even as high as $28,000!…

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SECURE Act: Problem or Opportunity?

Secure Act: Problem or Opportunity?

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. The SECURE Act, which took effect January 1, 2020, is the most impactful retirement legislation of the past decade. The act repeals the age restrictions to traditional retirement accounts, meaning the age for required minimum distributions from retirement…

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Why do we care about cap?

Why do we care about Council of Advanced Practitioners?

WHAT IS NAELA’s PRESTIGIOUS COUNCIL OF ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS (CAP)? In the field of law, many attorneys dedicate their time to specialize in certain fields. One of those fields, becoming particularly common as the Baby Boomer demographic continues to age, is the area of elder law. Elder law is a specialized area of legal practice, covering…

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