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April 28, 2020

Webinar - What Every Estate Plan Should Include

Join Moira Laidlaw for a free webinar review of fundamental estate planning documents, when they are used, and why they are necessary to protect you and your family. The webinar is hosted by the Mark Boyland Real Estate Team in Bedford, as part of its “Knowledge Is Power” webinar series.

Thursday, April 30, 2020
3pm EDT

Click Here to View the Replay

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Moira S. Laidlaw

Managing Partner

April 16, 2020

WCBA Hosts CLE Webinar

April 16, 2020 — The Trusts and Estates Section of the Westchester County Bar Association hosted a Continued Legal Education webinar, “IT CAN BE DONE! Best Practices in the Virtual Practice of Law in T&E and Real Estate.”

Presented by Kimberly Bliss and Anne Aicher, and moderated by Moira Laidlaw, the webinar reviewed the new executive orders relating to essential legal work (what counts and what doesn’t) and outlined best practices for remote notarization and witnessing for Will signings and Real Estate closings.

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Kimberly S. Bliss

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Anne R. Aicher

Partner

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Moira S. Laidlaw

Managing Partner

March 27, 2020

Legal and Financial Planning for Families Impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

Moira Laidlaw presents two video talks on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association* on legal and financial issues relating to persons impacted by dementia and their families.

VIDEO PART I in this series provides an overview of legal and financial planning that should be put in place as soon after an initial diagnosis as possible. VIDEO PART II in the series focuses on the payment of long term care expenses and the resources available to families to cover these costs.

For more information, please also consider calling the Alzheimer’s Association hotline at (800) 272-3900 or visiting their website at www.alz.org.

*The Alzheimer’s Association does not endorse any specific law firm.

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Moira S. Laidlaw

Managing Partner

October 27, 2019

Hollis Laidlaw & Simon Sponsors the 4th Annual Kensico 5K Run/Walk Event

Hollis Laidlaw & Simon served as a sponsor for the 4th Annual Kensico 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Kensico to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Hudson Valley.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world leader in Alzheimer’s research and support. It is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to advancing research for the prevention, cure and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and to providing expert support and assistance to millions of afflicted Americans and their families.

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David Simon & Michele Celentano at the Kensico 5K Run / Walk

September 29, 2019

Team Hollis Laidlaw & Simon Participates in the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Westchester County, NY

Members of Team Hollis Laidlaw & Simon walked as far as 3 miles at this year’s Alzheimer’s fund raising event at SUNY Purchase.

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

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September 16, 2019

Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw, P.C. is now Hollis Laidlaw & Simon P.C.

Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw, P.C. has changed its name to Hollis Laidlaw & Simon P.C., ushering in a new era with new leadership, a growing team, and expanded services.

Thirty-year partner Dan Hollis, managing partner Moira Laidlaw and partner David Simon comprise the new leadership team. Mr. Simon, who joined the firm in 2018, has bolstered the litigation and land use practices, expanded the corporate practice, and added an employment practice. “I am honored to take a leadership role at such an exceptional firm,” said Mr. Simon. “I was drawn to the firm because of the collaborative nature of our attorneys and the obvious benefit to the client when we put our minds together.”

Hollis Laidlaw & Simon has recently welcomed new hires, expanding the team to 15 attorneys. “We’ve been fortunate to attract incredible talent over the years,” said Ms. Laidlaw, who has overseen the growth in her own trusts and estates practice and across the firm. She appreciates the strength that a larger team affords. “We love the challenge of working with any client who walks in our door,” she said. “With a deeper bench, we are positioned to provide a broader range of legal services to our existing clients and cater to an even wider clientele as we move into the future.”

Mr. Hollis appreciates that while the firm has evolved, it still honors the values of the past. “Our concentration has always been on providing excellent service and surrounding ourselves with the smartest people with the highest ethical standards,” he said. “With our new leadership team, this will still be our theme, and we will continue to thrive.”

Hollis Laidlaw & Simon looks forward to continuing to provide their clients with the highest level of excellence and personalized counsel in their core areas of practice: litigation & dispute resolution, land use & zoning, corporate, employment, real estate, trusts & estates, guardianship, specials needs planning, and elder law and Medicaid planning.

September 9, 2019

SMHAL Welcomes New Associate Sara O'Shea

Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw is very pleased to introduce Sara O’Shea, who has joined the Firm as an Associate, focused on Land Use & Zoning and Litigation. A recent graduate of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, Sara is knowledgeable in the requirements of the State Environmental Quality Review Act, Clean Air Act, and Clean Water Act. She is also experienced in handling matters before the New York State Public Service Commission, and in matters concerning compliance in international “green procurement” programs.

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Sara O'Shea

Associate

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May 20, 2019

SMHAL Welcomes New Partner Lee J. Lefkowitz

Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw is very pleased to introduce Lee J. Lefkowitz, who has joined the Firm as a Partner, focused on Litigation. Lee is experienced in complex commercial litigation throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. He advises clients on the prosecution and defense of cases in both federal and state court, and has a particular interest in legal writing and oral advocacy.

Most recently, Lee worked at a regional law firm where his focus was commodity and antitrust class action litigation. He also worked for two national firms with focuses on general commercial litigation and liability cases.

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Lee J. Lefkowitz

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December 11, 2018

SMHAL Wins Judgment Against Town of Bedford

This matter is a combined Article 78 proceeding and Declaratory Judgment action challenging a local law adopted by the Town of Bedford Town Board that regulates the preservation of historic buildings outside of the existing historic districts in the Town. As part of the local law, the Town Board adopted criteria for identifying “historic” properties and regulations requiring review by a historic building commission of any proposed demolition or alteration of the buildings on those identified properties. The Town Board also incorporated into the law a survey identifying hundreds of properties in the Town that it determined should be subject to the local law.

Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw was retained by Mr. and Mrs. Santomero, who own property in the Town affected by the local law. On behalf of the Firm’s clients, the Firm sought court review of both the constitutionality of the law and the procedure undertaken by the Town Board to adopt the law. In particular, the Firm urged the Court to find that the adoption by the Town Board of an inventory of historic properties en masse, without notice and public hearing as to each property, was in violation of the property owners’ due process rights. The Town sought dismissal of the constitutional claims and the remaining causes of action.

By Decision and Order of the Court (Hon. Anne E. Minihan), dated December 11, 2018, the Court denied the Town’s motion to dismiss the constitutional claims, and remanded to the Town Board “for a hearing, upon due notice, as to each property listed on the Survey.” The remaining causes of action of the proceeding were dismissed.

For additional reading, please see this article that appeared in the December 14, 2018 edition of the Record Review.

Associated Attorneys

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P. Daniel Hollis III

Partner

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David Simon

Partner

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December 3, 2018

SMHAL Welcomes New Partner David Simon

Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw is very pleased to introduce David Simon, who has joined the Firm as a Partner, focused on Litigation, Land Use & Zoning and Corporate. Mr. Simon is an accomplished litigator who has extensive experience in commercial, employment, construction and tort claims. He also counsels individuals and businesses on a variety of corporate and workplace issues.

Most recently, Mr. Simon was a Partner at a regional law firm, where his areas of focus included litigation, employment law and commercial transactions.

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David Simon

Partner

November 6, 2018

Moira S. Laidlaw is Recognized by Martindale-Avvo

Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw is pleased to announce that Moria S. Laidlaw is the recipient of Martindale-Avvo’s Platinum Client Champion award. The award is an exclusive recognition that demonstrates an attorney’s commitment to client service based on the quantity and quality of their scores on Martindale-Hubbell client reviews. Fewer than 1% of all attorneys have qualified to receive the award.

Platinum Client Champion, the top award, recognizes those attorneys who have received 10 or more client reviews and an average score of 4.5 or higher (out of 5.0).

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Moira S. Laidlaw

Managing Partner

October 21, 2018

Four SMHAL Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers in 2018

Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys have been selected to the 2018 Super Lawyers list.

John S. Marwell, Land Use & Zoning, P. Daniel Hollis III, Business Litigation and Moira S. Laidlaw, Estate Planning & Probate, have been named to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Gianna O. Corona, Estate Planning & Probate, has been named to the New York Metro 2018 Rising Stars list.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of “outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” Each year, no more than 5 percent of the attorneys in New York State are named to Super Lawyers. Results of the rigorous selection process are published nationally, and honor a diverse list of exceptional attorneys.

Associated Attorneys

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Moira S. Laidlaw

Managing Partner

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P. Daniel Hollis III

Partner

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Gianna O. Corona

Senior Associate

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John S. Marwell

Partner Emeritus

November 12, 2017

Moira S. Laidlaw Chairs NYSBA Elder Law Conference

Moira S. Laidlaw served as Chair for the New York State Bar Association Basics of Elder Law Conference. Ms. Laidlaw also presented the lecture “Ethics in Trusts & Estates” at the conference.

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Moira S. Laidlaw

Managing Partner

October 21, 2017

Three SMHAL Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers in 2017

Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys have been selected to the 2017 Super Lawyers List.

P. Daniel Hollis III, Business Litigation; Moira S. Laidlaw, Estate Planning & Probate; and John S. Marwell, Land Use & Zoning have been named to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers List.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of “outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” Each year, no more than 5 percent of the attorneys in New York State are named to Super Lawyers. Results of the rigorous selection process are published nationally, and honor a diverse list of exceptional attorneys.

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P. Daniel Hollis III

Partner

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Moira S. Laidlaw

Managing Partner

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John S. Marwell

Partner Emeritus

June 8, 2017

P. Daniel Hollis III Receives Prestigious WCBA Award

P. Daniel Hollis III was honored at the Westchester County Bar Association’s 11th annual Above the Bar Awards. Mr. Hollis, last year’s WCBA President, received the Pace Setter Award which recognizes overall excellence in professional and community work, prominence in the Westchester legal profession, fierce determination and success at being the best.

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P. Daniel Hollis III

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January, 2016

SMHAL Welcomes New Partner Anne Aicher

January, 2016 – Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw, P.C. is pleased to announce that Anne Aicher has been named a Partner of the Firm. A graduate of the Albany Law School of Union University and St. Lawrence University, Ms. Aicher focuses on commercial and residential real estate, estate planning and estate administration. Anne can be reached at (914) 666-5600 ext. 306 and aaicher@hollislaidlaw.com.

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Anne R. Aicher

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