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
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
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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