As some mature, it seems that life can become less exciting and imaginative, in so many truly meaningful ways. What we believe keeps a person youthful and vital is the continuous search for new experiences, interests and relationships. Many of our baby boomer colleagues are retiring, but not all, and the ones that are – and who wish to remain vital- are remaining engaged in life.
Happily, we firmly believe that our law firm fits into the “remaining vital and engaged” category, and we are happy to announce that Clara G. Schwabe, Esq. has joined our firm. The new expanded office will be called Kordes & Schwabe, PLLC. Both attorneys will concentrate in the areas of trusts and estates and elderlaw, as Linda has for decades. Linda is thrilled to have Clara as her partner; with her calm, dignified thoughtfulness. Clara retired as the Managing Attorney at the Legal Referral Service of the New York City Bar Association this past June, but is not ready to retire from the profession, and we are grateful for that.
More From Clara
Retirement is not part of Clara’s vocabulary! Rather, embracing change and new challenges has been the best formula for living an exciting and productive life at any age. To quote Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof – “Life has a way of blessing and bruising us…Drink L’Chaim To Life!”
Unlike Linda who has devoted decades to practicing in the field of trusts and estates Clara’s career started in private practice concentrating in family law and probate matters. After many wonderful years it was time to change and take care of her children and aging mother – fulltime. When the children grew more independent it was time for change again and her career turned to public service, working with Legal Services for New York, Brooklyn Branch, then with the Legal Referral Service of the New York City Bar Association, and, continuing even now, as the Chair of the Committee on Legal Services for Persons of Moderate Means. These years of public service have been among the most rewarding professional years of Clara’s life. In the process of hearing people’s stories and advising them where to get help, thousands of stories of joy and tragedy led her to embrace the opportunity of working with Linda, a chance to work not just as a conduit to help, but to actually help people navigate the problems and challenges life has given them. It is a privilege to make the reservoir of knowledge of sources of assistance and the advocacy skills accumulated in over 30 years of legal practice available to you.
You have come to expect the best professional service from Linda, and we look forward to the opportunity to expand the firm to continue the history of quality services, passionate and caring advocacy and to earn your trust.
Our office is now in the elegant Graybar building at 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 300, New York, New York 10170 between 42nd and 43rd Streets. The telephone number remains the same at 212.829.0535; the new fax number is 212.986.1952. Look for our Winter 2015 Newsletter, wherein our substantive focus will return to how and when to apply for Social Security benefits.
The above list is for general information purposes only. It is not intended to constitute individual legal advice or a specific recommendation to any particular client.
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