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Child Victims Act in New York: Bringing Justice to Survivors
- Jan 18 2019
New York State is on the cusp of finally allowing justice for the thousands of New Yorkers who were victimized as children by sexual predators. Legislation will soon be enacted ...
Jeffrey Siegel Named Managing Partner at O’Connell and Aronowitz
- Jan 14 2019
O’Connell and Aronowitz is pleased to announce that Jeffrey A. Siegel has been named Managing Partner effective Jan. 1, 2019. He assumes the role from predecessor Pamela Nichols with whom ...
Don’t Let Frozen Pipes Burst Your Real Estate Transactions
- Jan 2 2019
Are you away for the winter? Or selling a home that you have already moved out of? It’s getting cold outside and, as we well know, Northeast winters can be ...
O&A Sponsors Fall Conference of SUNY Student Assembly
- Dec 10 2018
For the third consecutive year, O’Connell & Aronowitz and Student Defenders, a division of O&A’s Criminal Defense practice, were sponsors of the State University of New York Student Assembly 2018 ...
2018 Safe Toy Buying Guide
- Dec 7 2018
Pam Nichols’s December Newsletter Whenever we buy something – especially toys for our children – we hope that someone is making sure these products are safe. But since 1974, the ...
Myths and Mistakes In Estate Planning: Do-it-Yourself Wills
- Dec 3 2018
Though online Will ‘forms’ may seem better than having no Will at all, they could later be found invalid leaving your family and your last wishes at the mercy of ...
Real Estate Lingo: Common Terms Explained
- Nov 30 2018
The terminology of real estate is seldom used in every day life. This infographic elaborates on some of the jargon home buyers and sellers may encounter in the real estate ...
Buying a New Home? Read This Before You Start the Process
- Oct 30 2018
This infographic outlines helpful steps to take before beginning the home buying process that can make it easier to get into your dream house.
How Do You Know if There is Lead in Your Home?
- Oct 22 2018
If your home was built before 1978, there is a good chance it has lead-based paint. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint, but some states ...
Life After Divorce: Spousal Support and Post-Divorce Maintenance in NY
- Oct 18 2018
When a marriage ends, questions arise on how the divorce will impact overall lifestyle during and after the divorce process. Post Divorce Maintenance, spousal support and alimony are meant to ...
Every Person, Regardless of Age, Susceptible to Unintentional Falls
- Oct 12 2018
Pam Nichols’s October Newsletter According to the National Safety Council, over 34,000 Americans died in 2016 from the common and preventable injury of falling. Even more worrisome is that this ...
The Importance of Emotional Support During a Divorce
- Sep 26 2018
Finding ways to manage the stress of divorce is essential to making the best of this emotional, life-changing event.
What is the Difference Between Mortgage Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval?
- Sep 23 2018
If you’re thinking of purchasing a home, you may have heard that Sellers will want to see that you’re pre-qualified or pre-approved before you submit an offer. Sometimes mortgage lenders ...
Kurt Bratten to Present at Cybersecurity Symposium
- Sep 7 2018
Kurt Bratten is slated to present at the 6th Annual Cybersecurity Symposium hosted by GreyCastle Security. The event, entitled “Cybersecurity Bipedalism: The Next Evolution of Risk, Resilience and Reality”, combines ...
What Happens If You Die Without a Will in New York?
- Aug 27 2018
If you die without a Will, known as dying ‘intestate’, the New York Estates Powers and Trusts Law provides a process which allows your assets to pass to your closest ...
Four O’Connell & Aronowitz Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List
- Aug 23 2018
O’Connell & Aronowitz is pleased to announce that four lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, ...
The culture of teamwork and collaboration at O’Connell and Aronowitz helps our four office locations assist clients in a myriad of legal disciplines and harness the talents of O’Connell and Aronowitz attorneys across New York State. We offer the experience, resources, and skills to help you protect your rights and your best interests.