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 picking all the Musicians and Bands to play on each of the stages on each of the 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 privlidged 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".
APRIL 2017: PRO BONO ATTORNEY OF THE MONTH: MARIA SCHEURING-ELBERT
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!