SUPREME COURT’S 7-2 DECISION in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Posted On: June 05, 2018

This anticipated decision that many thought would follow up on the Court's decision nationally legalizing same sex marriage maybe view by some as a defeat to the LGBTQ community; however it merely underscores the rights of each person to their own religious beliefs. As stated in the article "Today's decision is remarkably narrow, and leaves for another day virtually all of the major constitutional questions that this case presented," said Steve Vladeck, CNN Supreme Court analyst and professor at the University of Texas School of Law. "It's hard to see the decision setting a precedent."

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Concetta G. Spirio, Esq. is the Spotlight Member at Tai’s Club Business Lunch .

Posted On: May 09, 2018

I had the honor of being the Spotlight Member to speak at Tai’s Club Business Lunch  At Mario's Italian Restaurant in East Setauket, on Friday, May 11th 12:00 – 2:00.

My discussion was on Why More People Are Using Alternative Methods To Obtain A Divorce: Collaborative Divorce and/or Mediation Verses Traditional Divorce Litigation.

It was a great time with an interactive audience discussing the differences and benefits of alternative methods to divorce and the impacts to families and their financial future. Questions also lead us into Wills Trusts and Estates.  Thanks to all who participated

 

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Kids Clubhouse of Suffolk Inc.

Posted On: May 08, 2018

Had the honor of attending a wonderful charity event on behalf of a great organization the Kids Clubhouse of Suffolk Inc.   What a great event supporting a valuable organization that keeps our children safe serving youth at the Elementary, Junior High and High School age levels. It was an honor helping this organization continue to care for children with great programs.



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Great Alternatives to Divorce Litigation

Posted On: April 21, 2018

Educating professionals and the public about Collaborative Divorce.  Concetta and her esteemed colleague Elizabeth Vaz, Esq. speaking at the 2018 Annual Meeting of NALS of Suffolk County, the association for legal professional


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Hard to handle Topics: Here Are Steps to Confront Them Now

Posted On: December 18, 2017

2017 is coming to an end.  Here are somethings to think about going into the New Year: How are the important relationships in my life?  Such as: How is my business partnership?  How is my marriage?  Have there been significant changes in these relationships or their status?  And, while you may not like to think about it, if either is heading for a major change or break up you need to take action to protect yourself and your assets.

If you are facing a divorce or just received a letter from your spouse's attorney you are heading for the most challenging time in your life; so as hard as it may be, now is the time to take inventory of your life, your family and your assets and to know how best to protect not only yourself, your children, but your future.

Divorce can wreak havoc and destruction on not only your family but your financial security for the future.  Although this is an extremely emotional and devastating time, it is vital not to let important things fall through the cracks.

You may not believe it now, but there is light at the end of the tunnel and things will be better on the other side.

Click Here to Read Full Article From the January 2018 Great South Bay Magazine

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Nassau-Suffolk Law Services Honor

Posted On: June 16, 2017

On June 22nd, Concetta G. Spirio was honored at a lunch hosted by the Nassau Suffolk Law Services Committee for her excellence in Pro Bono work.

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Save the Date: NALS 2016 Northeast Legal Education Symposium

Posted On: April 22, 2016

Save the Date: May 14, 2016

Featured Speaker: Concetta Spirio, Esq.

Join us at the 2016 Northeast Legal Education Symposium
Hosted by NALS of New York and NALS of Suffolk County at the Courtyard by Marriot Republic Airport Long Island in Farmingdale, NY

Click Here to Read More and Register

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage: President Obama Calls It ‘Victory for America

Posted On: June 26, 2015

According to the ABC News website today:

“In a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that gay and lesbian couples across the country have a constitutional right to marry.

The 5-4 decision caps a long and often contentious battle over what many have called the “defining civil rights challenge of our time.”

While the ruling, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, recognizes a centuries-old “understanding” of marriage as “a union between two persons of the opposite sex,” it says “the history of marriage is one of both continuity and change.”

“That institution — even as confined to opposite-sex relations — has evolved over time,” the Supreme Court’s ruling says.

“Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court.”

At least 36 states plus the District of Columbia currently recognize gay marriage in some form. The other states, meanwhile, passed state laws banning same-sex marriage.

Read the full story here: Supreme Court Ends Same Sex Marriage Ban

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