New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section: Annual Meeting 2021

January 27, 2021

Speaker: Kristen M. Walsh

Garfunkel Wild’s Kristen M. Walsh will present at the New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section: Annual Meeting 2021 on January 27, 2021.

Ms. Walsh will be a panelist on the session “Estate Planning for the Young Professional.”

Every young professional, shortly after landing his or her first job, and especially if starting a family, must engage in estate planning. The decision to execute estate planning documents can be stressful and overwhelming but doing so is essential for the personal and financial well-being of a young professional. The goal of this program is to educate young lawyers on various planning documents, the benefits of having these safeguards in place, and the potential consequences of being without them under New York law. We will cover the following estate planning tools: Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Living Will, Last Will and Testament, and Beneficiary Designations.

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Hartford Hospital Residency Program Webinar

December 9, 2020

Speaker: Barry B. Cepelewicz

Garfunkel Wild Partner/Director Barry B. Cepelewicz will present at the Hartford Hospital Residency Program Webinar on December 9, 2020.

Mr. Cepelewicz’s presentation is entitled “Don’t Let Your Medical Records Be Used as a Weapon Against Your License and Practice.”


Burton Weston, Partner/Director and Group Chair of the Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy practice group, was recognized in The Island Now’s 2020 Best of the North Shore 2020, which recognizes the best businesses of North Shore, New York, as selected by readers.

Mr. Weston represents debtors, creditors and creditor constituencies in all aspects of the Chapter 11 process.  He is also a member of the firm’s Business Practice Group, which advises clients on a broad array of corporate and transactional matters.

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About Garfunkel Wild

Garfunkel Wild was founded almost 40 years ago with a single purpose in mind – attend to the specific business and legal needs of our clients in the health care industry. With nearly 80 attorneys representing more than 60 hospitals plus health care systems and other health care facilities, organizations and practitioners, Garfunkel Wild has kept this focus. The firm has offices in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. For more information, visit


In the October 2020 issue of Thomson Reuters 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers magazine, Barry Cepelewicz, M.D. Esq.was quoted in the article entitled “The World Turned Upside Down.”

The article discusses how New York Lawyers are dealing with a pandemic that’s put the law on hold and how various practice areas were affected.  In the article Mr. Cepelewicz stated, regarding health care matters  and questions from health care providers and practitioners, “Whenever you have hospitals that have people on the front lines and working around the clock in a pandemic like this what every location is trying to do is take care of patients in a safe way, as well as make sure that staff are as safe and protected as they can possibly be.”

Regarding telemedicine, Mr. Cepelewicz stated “A lot of physicians who historically had not used telemedicine started using relatively simple forms of telemedicine,” and “There are quite a few doctors who have been very happy with the way telemedicine was working.”

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2020 New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Membership Meeting – Virtual Event

November 9, 2020
8:30pm – 9:00pm EST

Speaker: Roy W. Breitenbach

Garfunkel Wild Partner/Director Roy W. Breitenbach presented at the 2020 New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Membership Meeting – Virtual Event – November 9, 2020. 

Mr. Breitenbach’s presentation “How to Win in NY’s IDR Process: Legal Considerations” provided an overview of the IDR process.

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