Frequently Asked Questions

February 28, 2023

Why Driving While Impaired is Never a Good Idea

Matthew V. Mirabile, Partner at McCabe and Mack LLP, recently reflected on how misguided many people are when it comes to driving under the influence of […]
February 28, 2023

Guardianship: Frequently Asked Questions

Ellen L. Baker, Of Counsel Ellen L. Baker, Of Counsel at McCabe and Mack, has become a well-recognized practitioner in the areas of law that she […]
January 6, 2023

Get Your Essential Forms Organized

By Rebecca M. Blahut, Partner, McCabe and Mack LLP Looking for a productive way to spend a peaceful winter day? Here is an idea: review your […]
January 6, 2023
Communication Skills for the Courtroom and Life

Communication Skills for the Courtroom and Life

By Kimberly Hunt Lee, Partner at McCabe and Mack LLP If there is one piece of advice I might offer to an aspiring attorney, it is […]
November 10, 2022

Vacation Home Considerations + Closings

By Richard J. Olson, Partner at McCabe and Mack LLP If you have crunched the numbers and feel that you are ready to invest in a […]
August 28, 2022

Quasi Contracts: Frequently Asked Questions

Thomas J. Cummings, Associate at McCabe and Mack LLP Among other areas of practice at McCabe and Mack, Associate Thomas J. Cummings represents businesses and individuals […]
August 15, 2022

Leaving an Inheritance: Protecting Wealth and Wishes

With Rebecca M. Blahut, Partner at McCabe and Mack LLP McCabe and Mack LLP has been serving clients throughout New York State and beyond for over […]
June 4, 2022

Five Tips for Aspiring Attorneys

At McCabe and Mack LLP, we celebrate the achievements of young people throughout our community and region this time of year. Many family members of clients, […]
June 4, 2022

FAQ: Which Corporate Entity is Right for You?

Among many experiences at McCabe and Mack LLP, our corporate attorneys find great fulfillment in helping clients bring dreams of entrepreneurship to life. Daniel C. Stafford, […]
April 26, 2022
What to Do if Wrongfully Accused of a Crime

FAQ: What to Do if Wrongfully Accused of a Crime

Our attorneys at McCabe and Mack LLP were recently discussing how crime drama is a genre that seems to be growing exponentially in popularity, both on […]
April 7, 2022

FAQ: Buying Your First Home

With Mary E. Tokarz, Esq., McCabe & Mack, LLP At McCabe and Mack LLP, our real estate department works with people from all walks of life […]
April 7, 2022

A Day in the Life of our Administrative Team

An Interview with Matthew V. Mirabile, Partner at McCabe and Mack LLP At McCabe and Mack LLP, we join companies and organizations everywhere in celebrating Administrative […]
February 15, 2022

Thomas J. Cummings: FAQ – Contract Disputes

For over 125 years, McCabe and Mack LLP has provided legal expertise to clients throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. Among many areas of practice, commercial […]
January 14, 2022
Real Estate Law Questions Answered

Real Estate Law: Answers to Common Questions

The real estate market in the Hudson Valley continues to soar as we move into 2022 – and here at McCabe and Mack LLP, we’re not […]
January 14, 2022
Mediation Attorney Hudson Valley

The Honorable Albert M. Rosenblatt on Mediation & Arbitration

At McCabe and Mack LLP, we have worked with many clients for whom mediation or arbitration has provided a streamlined, satisfying legal outcome. The Honorable Albert […]
December 9, 2021
Online Legal Form Services: What You Need to Know

Online Legal Form Services: What You Need to Know

At McCabe and Mack LLP, we’ve received calls from many clients after they’ve discovered the hard way that using “DIY” online legal form services was not […]
November 24, 2021
Richard R. DuVall on Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation: What You Need to Know

Richard R. DuVall, Partner at McCabe and Mack LLP, spends most of his time at our Hudson Valley firm overseeing, and in many cases acting as […]
November 10, 2021

Liquor Licenses: What You Need to Know

At McCabe and Mack LLP, we’ve spent decades helping clients navigate the paperwork required to successfully launch their businesses. Our location in New York State – […]
October 15, 2021
Daniel C. Stafford on Corporate Formation

Corporate Formation: Frequently Asked Questions

An Interview with Daniel C. Stafford, Partner at McCabe and Mack LLP Are you getting ready to start your own business, or bring an existing corporation […]
October 15, 2021

Medicaid Planning – Rebecca Blahut

Rebecca M. Blahut, Partner at McCabe and Mack, works with clients from all over the Hudson Valley region on estate planning, guardianships, trust and estate administration, […]
September 16, 2021

Automobile Accidents: Frequently Asked Questions

McCabe and Mack LLP has been providing legal services for over 125 years, and for countless clients we’ve served, an automobile accident was what prompted their […]
September 16, 2021

Ellen L. Baker, Of Counsel, McCabe and Mack LLP: Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

Ellen L. Baker, Of Counsel here at McCabe and Mack LLP, has long given back to the Hudson Valley community, and has done so in a […]
September 16, 2021

Kimberly Hunt Lee, Partner at McCabe and Mack LLP, On Volunteering with Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Kimberly Hunt Lee, Partner at McCabe and Mack LLP, has been volunteering for various organizations in her home Mid-Hudson region of New York State since she […]
June 18, 2021
Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt on McCabe and Mack History

Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt on McCabe and Mack History

As part of our 125th anniversary celebration at McCabe and Mack LLP, we thought it would be great to showcase the extraordinary career history of the […]
June 17, 2021
Residential Real Estate Law

Mary E. Tokarz – Residential Real Estate Law

The real estate market is booming these days – so we thought it’d be a great time to catch up with Mary E. Tokarz, Of Counsel […]
June 3, 2021

Rick DuVall and The Art Effect

At McCabe and Mack LLP, Attorneys at Law, we all make time to give back to our community. Our lawyers not only represent clients, but also […]
May 26, 2021
J. Joseph McGowan: Reflecting on Past, Present, and Future

J. Joseph McGowan: Reflecting on Past, Present, and Future

Partners of McCabe and Mack LLP recently announced that longtime Poughkeepsie resident and attorney J. Joseph McGowan, Of Counsel, has retired from the Firm after 56 […]
May 10, 2021
Charged with a Crime: What Now?

Charged with a Crime: What Now?

By Matthew V. Mirabile, Partner at McCabe and Mack LLP You have the right to remain silent, the right not to incriminate yourself, and the right […]
December 23, 2020
Personal Injury plaintiff

Questions About Personal Injury Lawsuits

By Scott D. Bergin. When it comes to personal injury lawsuits, depending on whether the client is a plaintiff or defendant, the frequently asked questions can […]
December 14, 2020
Charitable Giving in 2020

Charitable Giving in 2020

By Ellen L. Baker. This has been a difficult year for many people and charities have been stretched thin. Charities are dependent upon our generosity. It […]
October 20, 2020
traffic law moving violations

What Should I Do With My Traffic Ticket?

By Tristan Smith, We all like to think that we’re good drivers, but despite our best intentions, traffic tickets happen. If you’ve received a moving violation […]
July 9, 2020
Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy

What are My Rights as a Creditor in a Bankruptcy Filing?

By Lance Portman. What are your creditor rights in New York bankruptcy filings? Despite Federal initiatives to support businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and […]
February 23, 2020
Healthcare proxy and Power of Attorney

Why Do I Need a Power of Attorney and Healthcare Proxy NOW?

By Rebecca M. Blahut. Do you have a Healthcare Proxy and Power of Attorney in place? Few people want to think about what will happen to them […]
December 22, 2019

Four Common Estate Planning Questions

By Rebecca M. Blahut. I have a Will; why do I need an estate plan? A Will is part of an estate plan, but an estate […]
October 28, 2019
being sued

Someone is Suing Me! What Should I Do Now?

By Kimberly Hunt Lee. While it is certainly distressing to learn that you are being sued – and there are many reasons it could happen – […]
August 29, 2019
arbitration and mediation

When Disputes Arise, Consider Arbitration or Mediation

By Hon. George D. Marlow. Research shared by the American Arbitration Association, also known as the AAA (not to be confused with the automobile service), has shown […]
August 8, 2019

What You Must Know About Recent Changes to New York State’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Laws

By David L. Posner. In 2018 New York State strengthened its anti-sexual harassment laws, which included a new requirement that employers provide annual, interactive training to employees, […]
August 8, 2019

How to Minimize Employer Liability for Personnel Decisions

By David L. Posner. With unemployment at near record high rates, there has been a marked increase in the number of recently terminated employees who are […]
July 8, 2019

I’ve Been in an Accident. Now What?

By Matthew V. Mirabile. Accidents happen… and in the moment, it can be hard to know what to do next. We hope you will never need […]
June 9, 2019
Neighbors arguing over a fence

Handling a Boundary Line Dispute with Your Neighbor

By Richard R. DuVall. While it is not unusual to have improvements, plantings, or the like encroaching from one parcel of property onto a neighboring parcel, […]
May 9, 2019

How Can I Protect My Assets in Retirement?

By Ellen L. Baker. Like many people, you’ve probably worked hard, planned and saved over the years with the goal of living comfortably in retirement and […]
April 5, 2019

Business Legal Concerns: Address These Now to Save Time, Money and Heartache!

By Richard R. DuVall. Many business owners go into business with an idea, a dream and perhaps a few partners. With the excitement of a new […]
April 2, 2019

When Your Business Partner or Shareholder Quits

Business partnerships are complicated, especially when an owner, partner or other key member decides that it’s time to leave. Whether friendly or acrimonious, you will have […]
October 16, 2018

Tax-Savvy Ways to Maximize Your Charitable Giving

By Ellen L. Baker. New tax laws implemented in 2018 have changed some of the tax benefits of philanthropic giving. Here are some common questions and […]
May 3, 2018

Solving Disputes Through Arbitration or Mediation

By the Honorable Albert M. Rosenblatt. When disputes arise in business and in personal matters, litigation may not be your best course of action. Arbitration and […]
May 1, 2018

If You are Arrested, Keep Calm, Keep Quiet and Call Us

By Matthew V. Mirabile. Even a momentary lapse in judgment can result in a person being arrested and charged with a crime. Sometimes innocent people are […]
April 25, 2018

In Case of Fire, Stay Cool

By Phillip Shatz. The fire itself may not be your only problem. Beware of anyone who promises you something for nothing. Imagine the chaos when your […]
March 25, 2018
Stacked coins with toy houses on top of the stacks

Should I Appeal My Property Tax Assessment?

By J. Joseph McGowan (Retired). No one likes receiving tax bills — least of all those in excess of your fair share. If you own property […]
February 25, 2018

The Importance of Estate Planning

By Ellen L. Baker. If you have not prepared an estate plan or have not recently updated your plan, ask yourself the following questions: Do you […]
January 25, 2018

What Does a Bankruptcy Notice Mean to Me?

By Lance N. Portman. The mail arrives and instead of a check in payment of your well aged receivable, it is a bankruptcy notice concerning someone […]
November 24, 2017

What Does It Mean When One of Your Customers Files Bankruptcy?

By Lance Portman. You just found out that one of your customers has filed for bankruptcy.If you obtained this knowledge from receipt of a notice from […]