LAW FIRM NEWS
2018 - DATE: EXECUTIVE MUSIC DIRECTOR - ALIVE AFTER FIVE FESTIVALS, PATCHOGUE, NY
Since 2018, I have been the Executive Music Director for the Alive After Five Festival in Patchogue, New York. I was personally responsible for reviewing and selecting all the Musicians and Bands to play on each of the stages on each of the four nights of the Summer Festival. As a Member of the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, and an Attorney who is also a Musician, I was asked to and privileged to take on this task. I worked closely with the Executive Board at the Chamber and Blue Point Brewery to chose bands that represented the themes of the festival: Pride, Military and Veterans, Women in the Arts and Cultural Diversity. As an attorney I personally negotiated, drafted and executed all the contracts between the Musicians and the Sponsors. Each of the Festival nights were heavily attended and averaged 20,000 to 30,000 attendees.
Shortly after my first Alive After Five involvement, the Village of Patchogue was named one of only four in the United States, "2019 Great Neighborhoods" by the American Planning Association, and received such recognition for demonstrating the importance of creating a "vibrant and sustainable community".
2017, 2018 and 2019: PRO BONO AWARD RECIPIENT
The Suffolk County Bar Association, Nassau Suffolk Law Services and the Suffolk County Pro Bono Foundation, have honored me with Awards for each of the years 2017, 2018 and 2019, for the Pro Bono work I have done with Matrimonial Clients. I have been particularly inspired to assist my clients that have been victims of domestic abuse and violence, and helping them seek freedom, peace and justice.
APRIL 2017: PRO BONO ATTORNEY OF THE MONTH
I am extremely grateful and honored to be named "PRO BONO ATTORNEY OF THE MONTH" by The Suffolk County Bar Association, Nassau Suffolk Law Services and the Suffolk County Pro Bono Foundation. It's humbling to be recognized for just doing what I can to help those in need, but hoping to be an example of service to others. Thank you!