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Jan 23, 2017

Commentary: We don’t have to be flat broke in retirement

Of the many proposed legislative changes that might occur during the presidency of Donald Trump, the one with the highest probability of actually becoming law is a reduction in corporate tax rates. While we are considering making changes to the tax laws, I have a modest, related proposal that won’t cost very much and has […]

Jan 5, 2017

How to redefine a life in the law as you age

We met in the early ’90s, as student and adjunct faculty member at Suffolk University Law School. A few years later we became colleagues, for five years, as sole practitioner and associate at a law firm specializing in elder law. We recently were reunited, after 20 years, and are now working together as partner and […]

Jan 3, 2017

Money Management: How much can you take and make it last?

After a lifetime of work you have finally reached the finish line, that of retirement. This is a time in life that can be scary. Not only do you have to develop new habits, but you need to ensure that your savings will last for your duration. Life expectancies have extended and many will spend […]

Dec 22, 2016

Keeping Your Balance: A look at retirement plans employers can offer

Both existing and start-up companies routinely seek to analyze whether they should offer a retirement plan and in doing so look to gain an understanding of what options are available and which best suit their current situation, budget or priorities. Retirement Plans are generally divided into two main categories: Defined Benefit Pension Plan or a […]

Nov 25, 2016

Divided America: Easy retirement? Only for a privileged few

NEW YORK — The American dream of a blissful retirement, free of financial worries, is dying. Most U.S. households are heading for a worse lifestyle in retirement than they had while they were working, because they simply aren’t saving enough, experts say. Thirty-five percent of households in their prime earning years or later have nothing […]

Jun 2, 2015

More older Americans buried by housing debt

WASHINGTON — Al and Saundra Karp have found an unconventional way to raise money and help save their Miami-area home from foreclosure: They’re lining up gigs for their family jazz band. They enjoy performing. But it isn’t exactly how Al, an 86-year-old Korean War vet, or Saundra, 76, had expected to spend their retirement. Of […]

Apr 9, 2015

Commentary: Transition: The long goodbye, Part I

  Short and sweet, or long and tearful? Which kind of goodbye fits your typical modus operandi? If you like the short and sweet variety, you’ll have to rethink your habits when it’s time to say goodbye to your law practice. Whether you are retiring completely or merely selling your practice to delve into another […]

Jun 22, 2014

Making the pitch for pro bono help

Providing pro bono legal services is a good way for attorneys who believe they will be bored at the prospect of full-on retirement and want to continue practicing but who also are looking to ease out of practicing full time. To help match the attorney with the right fit of pro bono opportunity is one […]

May 28, 2014

Surrogate’s Court judge prepares for next step

Sooner or later, the walls will be bare and large desk emptied. There is a pen-and-ink drawing of the old Earl’s Grill in Rochester, given to Monroe County Surrogate’s Court Judge Edmund A. Calvaruso back in the days before he was elected to the bench, when he represented the eatery as it fought evictions brought […]

Mar 19, 2014

Scholar calls for Ginsburg’s retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was still celebrating her 81st birthday Saturday when a prominent liberal legal scholar issued the newest call for her retirement. Writing on the Los Angeles Times website, Erwin Chemerinsky looked at the potential for Republicans winning control of the Senate in the November elections and said only Justice […]

Feb 10, 2014

McCall reflects on a full career as a recruiter

A British accent tends to stand out a bit in Rochester’s legal community, and Jennifer McCall believes that factored into her success as a professional recruiter. “The accent helps people remember you,” she shared when talking about her career, community involvement and personal life. “And I was destined to a career of talking. In preschool, […]

Jan 14, 2014

Onondaga County sheriff announces retirement

SYRACUSE — Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh said he won’t seek re-election to a sixth term and will retire at the end of 2014, ending a 20-year run in office. Local media outlets report that the 69-year-old Republican announced his retirement Monday morning. The Syracuse Post-Standard reported that Republican candidates already had begun lining up […]

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