“EVERY STUDENT DESERVES AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN, FREE OF DISTRACTIONS AND BULLYING. WE CAN HELP PARENTS NAVIGATE THE COMPLICATED AND OFTEN CHALLENGING LEGAL ASPECTS OF OBTAINING THE MOST APPROPRIATE SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES FOR THEIR CHILD.”
Prior to joining McCabe & Mack LLP, Andrea served as general counsel to approximately 55 school districts in the Hudson Valley handling a variety of student driven litigation matters. Andrea lives in Hyde Park with her husband, David. In her spare time, Andrea bikes the Hudson Valley and hikes the Adirondacks.
S P E C I A L E D U C A T I O N / S T U D E N T D R I V E N L I T I G A T I O N
Representing students and their parents in Committee on Special Education meetings (CSE or IEP Meetings), 504 meetings, impartial hearings, suspension hearings, manifestation determinations, appeals to School District Boards of Education, appeals to Commissioner of Education, and appeals to State and Federal Courts.
G U A R D I A N S H I P S
Applications for appointment of guardians for incapacitated and developmentally disabled individuals under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law and Article 17-A of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act. Assist guardians with all aspects of the management of guardianship estates.
E L D E R L A W
Development of plans for possible incapacity, or need for nursing home care, including preparation of Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Living Wills and Medicaid Trusts. Applications for appointment of guardians for the incapacitated and developmentally disabled under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law and Article 17A of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act.
E S T A T E P L A N N I N G
Development of Estate Plans for individuals and the preparation of estate planning documents, including Wills, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Supplemental Needs Trusts, Life Insurance Trusts, Generation Skipping Trusts and Charitable Trusts. Creation of Estate and Gift Tax Plans to reduce or avoid taxation. Assist business owners to plan for the transfer of businesses to a younger generation.
New Jersey, 2013
New York, 2014
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2014
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2017
Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York
J.D. cum laude - 2013
Stony Brook University
B.A. - 2010
Professional Associations and Memberships:
New York State Bar Association
Dutchess County Bar Association
Mid-Hudson Women’s Bar Association
Hudson Valley Young Professionals’ Society
Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council
Pro Bono Activities:
Mid Hudson Bike Club, Vice President
Greystone Foundation, Inc., Board Member, Finance Committee Member
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