Monday, June 4, 2012

Animal Law For The Pet Lover Seminar & Discussion (complimentary)

By Carol Ryder, Attorney-At-Law Thursday June 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at: Northport Library, 275 Laurel Ave, Northport, 11768 (just north of 25A/Ft. Salonga Rd. @ Scudder Ave)-25A west is last exit on Sunken Meadow Pkwy [SM5W]; Go approximately 5 lights west. When you see McDonalds, make right @ next light onto Laurel Ave. You’ll see a Dunkin Donuts on left, Stop-n-shop FAR left. If you go too far (e.g. pass Stop-n-Shop), make right at next light then another right at light @ Scudder Ave *Seminar is 7:00-8:30 BUT attorney will be there 5ish to set-up Power Point and discuss subjects of interest to attendees • Subjects include important things every pet owner should know including: animal ownership laws, rules and regulations, licensing, dog bite situations, what to do if you purchase a sick pet (Animal Lemon Law), landlord/tenant laws/regulations regarding pets, the Americans With Disabilities Act and Service Animals, pets in elder facilities, Estate Planning with Pets (incl Pet Trusts done RIGHT), ways to economize on pet care and still get great care, balancing Western and Eastern veterinary medicine, animal abuse laws pending in Congress (NYS and U.S. Congress, federal and on Long Island), how you can adopt any breed and/or age pet you want, the animal abuse : human violence connection (incl. FBI info and the Gilgo Beach Serial Killer(s), and what you can do to help the police and prevent being victimized), what can be done to help animals in need even if you are super busy/what can also be done in one’s spare time, Q&A, and so much more. • If you want a specific topic of interest to you covered, or you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carol Ryder, Esq. at (631) 848-1204. Additional animal law information is available on Note: Information &/or opinions expressed at the seminar/discussion, websites, telephone and in any other form or context is not to be construed, interpreted as or inferred as legal advice, although we welcome the opportunity to meet with you and, as applicable, sign a written Retainer. Information is provided in a general context to form a basis for you to seek legal services as necessary. Our office also handles, with an eye on animals in the family where applicable, of course: family law/divorce, foreclosure defense, estate planning, including Pet Trusts & wills, obtaining Medicaid & other funds to pay for home care and/or nursing homes, litigation, real estate, personal injury, criminal defense & more

Harold M. Somer ’83 named June 2012 Alum on the Month

Touro Law Center's Office of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications is proud to announce that Harold M. Somer ’83 has been selected as the alum of the month for June 2012. Mr. Somer is a leader in his profession, is president of Touro Law Center’s Alumni Association and is an active member of the Law Center’s Alumni Council. His accomplished career is highlighted in the bio below. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to Harold M. Somer. Harold M. Somer received his J.D. from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center as a member of the first graduating class in 1983 and currently serves as president of Touro Law Center’s Alumni Association and as a member of the Alumni Council. As a member of the Alumni Council, Mr. Somer meets with current and accepted students and volunteers to help judge student competitions. Mr. Somer has his own law office which he opened in July 2002 where he practices mainly in the area of bankruptcy law representing both debtors and creditors. He also handles mortgage foreclosure defense matters. To read his complete bio, please visit