Hospital Event Brings in New York’s Top Trusts & Estates Attorneys

BRONX, NY, October 2018 – Calvary Hospital hosted its 15th Annual Trusts and Estates Conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. 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 New York County Surrogate, Hon. Nora S. Anderson, was entitled “You Did What? The Ethical Considerations in Dealing with Clients’ (and Others’) Difficult and Sometimes Unusual Decisions”.

The distinguished panel was comprised of:

  • 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.


Calvary’s 15th Annual Trusts and Estates Conference in New York City on October 3rd attracted more than 300 of New York’s most experienced trusts and estates attorneys.  This year’s program, moderated by New York County Surrogate, Hon. Nora S. Anderson, was entitled You Did What? The Ethical Considerations in Dealing with Clients’ (and Others’) Difficult and Sometimes Unusual Decisions.”

Pictured (left to right) are: Brian P. Corrigan, Esq., Partner, Farrell Fritz, P.C., Erin Gilmore Smith, Esq., U.S. Trust Co-Chair, Hon. Nora S. Anderson, New York County Surrogate’s Court, Peggy Sheahan Knee, Esq, Member, The Knee Law Firm, LLC, Leah D. Hokenson, Esq., Co-Chair, and Martin M. Shenkman, Esq., Principal, Martin M. Shenkman, P.C.


The attendees at Calvary’s 15th Annual Trusts and Estates Conference.


Judge Anderson moderating at Calvary’s recent 15th Annual Trusts and Estates Conference.


Members of the Calvary’s Professional Advisors Council (PAC) attended the Hospital’s 15th Annual Trusts and Estates Conference in New York City.  Pictured (left to right): Timothy M. Paul, Esq.; Alan D. Seget, Esq.; Diahn W. McGrath, Esq.; Frank W. Streng, Esq.; and Richard J. Bowler, Esq.

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