Calvary Hospital hosted its 15th annual Trusts and Estates Conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City on October 3. This invitation-only event attracted more than 300 of New York’s most experienced trusts and estates attorneys. Over the past decade, Calvary’s attorney conference has earned a reputation as a must-attend event for trusts and estates practitioners.
This year’s “Ethics for Breakfast” program, moderated by Surrogate, Bronx County, Hon. Nora S. Anderson, was titled “You Did What? The Ethical Considerations in Dealing with Clients’ (and Others’) Difficult and Sometimes Unusual Decisions.” The distinguished panel comprised Brian P. Corrigan, Esq., partner, Farrell Fritz, P.C.; Peggy Sheahan Knee, Esq., member, The Knee Law Firm, LLC; and Martin M. Shenkman, Esq., principal, Martin M. Shenkman, P.C.
The conference is organized by Calvary’s Professional Advisors Council (PAC). The PAC was established by the Calvary Fund, Inc. in 2001 to assist the board of directors and staff in securing the financial support required to operate the country’s only acute care specialty hospital dedicated to the palliative care of patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting diseases. PAC members are volunteers from the legal, investment, accounting, insurance, and banking professions.
The conference was co-chaired by Leah D. Hokenson, Esq., Fiduciary Trust Company International, and Erin Gilmore Smith, U.S. Trust. All attendees qualified to receive two CLE (Continuing Legal Education) credits in Ethics and Professionalism.