Thanks to the Ride for Roswell Participants

Many thanks to the BSAW team participants in the Ride for Roswell. The “Above the Bar” team enjoyed the day and helped raise funds for research at Roswell Park. Our riders rode various routes with some along the river and others out in the country.

TIDA Marketing Committee

Attorney Will was appointed to Chair the TIDA Marketing Industry and Engagement Committee.

TIDA Annual Seminar

BSAW’s Insurance Defense department is to attend the TIDA 25th Annual Seminar, October 25-27 in Las Vegas, NV.

Great West Casualty Hog Roast

Joel Schechter will be attending the annual Great West Casualty Insurance Company hog roast in Bloomington, IN, May 11-12. Great West Counsel from around the country are invited to attend.

TIDA Seminar in Tempe, AZ

Attorney Peter Cantone attended the TIDA 2017 Cargo & Skills Course Seminar in April, in Tempe, AZ.

Canisius College Alumni Board

Attorney Pauline Will was appointed as President of the Canisius College Alumni Board of Directors for the 2017-18 term.

Super Lawyers

BSAW is proud to report that all partners have been named Super Lawyers for 2017.

TIDA Seminar in Orlando

Joel Schechter attended the TIDA 2017 Advanced Seminar in February. This year the seminar was held in Orlando, FL.

West Seneca Softball

BSAW is a proud sponsor of West Seneca Magic Girls Softball.

The Ride for Roswell

Again this year, BSAW will have a team in the Ride for Roswell. The BSAW team name is “Above the Bar.” The ride is on Saturday, June 24th and there are varying distances that you can select to ride. The river routes and country routes start at UB and the Canada routes start at Roswell. It is a great event, […]

Ashley M. Emery, Esq. has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section as the Eighth District Representative.

Attorney Ashley C. Blahowicz

Bennett Schechter Arcuri & Will is excited to announce that Ashley C. Blahowicz, Esq. has successfully passed the New York State Bar exam and has been admitted to the New York State Bar.  

Partner Arcuri attending AAML Annual Meeting

Partner Kristin Arcuri will be attending the AAML Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL from November 7, 2017 to November 11, 2017.

Kristin Arcuri, Esq. to attend upcoming AAML meeting

Kristin Acruri, Esq. is scheduled to attend the NY Chapter AAML meeting in New York City on May 6, 2017.

Attorney Arcuri attended WBASNY Meeting

Attorney Kristin Arcuri attended the WBASNY Board Meeting held in New York City on January 28, 2017.

Attorney Cantone attending TIDA Seminar

Attorney Peter Cantone will be attending the Trucking Industry Defense Association’s (TIDA) Cargo & Skills Seminars in Tempe, Arizona, from April 5th through 7th, 2017.

Charitable Contribution Made by BSAW

BSAW is pleased to announce a donation of $660 to the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter with their weekly wear jeans to work day in 2016.

Attorney Schechter attending ABA Conference

Attorney Joel Schechter will be attending the American Bar Association Transportation MegaConference in New Orleans, La. March 8-10, 2017.

Attorney Schechter attending TIDA seminar

Attorney Joel Schechter will be attending the Trucking Industry Defense Association’s Advanced Seminar Program in Orlando, Florida Feb. 2-3, 2017.

BSAW Welcomes Attorney Ashley Emery

We are pleased to announce that Ashley Emery, Esq. has joined our firm. Ashley will be practicing in the Defense Litigation and Matrimonial and Family Law departments.

Partners, Joel B. Schechter and Pauline C. Will, will be attending the annual Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) conference in Baltimore, MD from October 12th through 14th, 2016.

Attorney Will to attend Arkansas Trucking Seminar

Attorney Pauline Will is attending the Arkansas Trucking Seminar scheduled for September 14th through 16th, 2016.

New Law Clerk Joins BSAW

Bennett Schechter Arcuri & Will is excited to announce that Ashley C. Blahowicz has joined the firm as a Law Clerk and will be practicing in the Family Law and Wills & Estates Departments.

BSAW Celebrates Third Anniversary

BSAW celebrates its third anniversary on July 1, 2016.

BSAW Proud Sponsor of Mash Bash

BSAW was a proud sponsor of the Mash Bash again this year.  The Mash Bash was held June 3, 2016 at the American Red Cross building on Delaware Avenue.  It is a wonderful fundraising event for the American Red Cross.

BSAW Welcomes Attorney Peter Cantone

We are pleased to announce that Peter Cantone, Esq. has joined our firm. Pete will be practicing in the Defense Litigation department.

BSAW is a proud sponsor for the 2016 season of the Lancaster/Depew Ponytails Softball League.

The Ride for Roswell

Bennett, Schechter, Arcuri & Will, LLP is again sponsoring a team in the Ride for Roswell.  The ride will be held on Saturday, June 25th and starts at the University of Buffalo.  Rides of varying distances are offered.  You can ride for as little as four miles or as many as one hundred miles.  Our team name is “Above the […]

BSAW Sponsors Mixer

On April 27, 2016 BSAW sponsored the “Mix and Mingle” at the Larkin Center of Commerce.  This is a monthly event for the tenants, clients and friends of tenants at 701 Seneca Street.  Food and entertainment are provided at this monthly event and a good time was enjoyed by all attendees.

BSAW Proud Sponsors of Lawyers for the Arts

BSAW was a proud sponsor of the Lawyers for the Arts 5th anniversary celebration and charity fundraiser on February 20, 2016.  

Attorney Will Named in 2016 Super Lawyers

Attorney Pauline Will has been listed in the Transportation section of the 2016 Annual Directory of Super Lawyers.

Attorney Bennett Serves as Speaker and Presenter

Attorney Jim Bennett was one of the speakers and presenters at the Town of Clarence Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner held on February 25, 2016.  This dinner honors the outstanding citizen, lifetime achiever, business and organization in the Town of Clarence.

Attorney Joel Schechter will be attending the DRI Trucking Law Conference in Chicago from April 14th to April 15th, 2016.

Charitable Contribution Made by BSAW

BSAW proudly raised over $500 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2015 with their weekly wear jeans to work day.

Super Lawyers

Attorney Jim Bennett is listed in the Business and Transactions section of the 2015 Annual Directory of Super Lawyers Business Edition.  Jim has been listed as a New York Super Lawyer in that directory for many years.

Jim Bennett Elected Chairman of the Board

Jim Bennett was recently elected to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Clarence, NY Chamber of Commerce.  The Clarence Chamber of Commerce has 600 members.  It offers a wide variety of programs for the benefit of businesses and the community.  Jim’s term in office will commence on January 1, 2016.

Attorney Bennett Serves as Moderator

Jim Bennett served as moderator for the Clarence Chamber of Commerce “Meet the Candidate” night.  The event was held on Monday, October 19th.  Ten state, county and local political candidates were in attendance and responsed to questions posed by the moderator.

Attorney Pauline Will is scheduled to speak at the CLM Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida from April 6th through 8th, 2016.  She will be speaking on the following topic: “Dancing on the head of a pin: Ethical issues which arise as a result of the Tripartite Relationship.” https://www.theclm.org/allevents    

Attorneys Kristin Arcuri and Pauline Will will be attending the American Management Conference in New York City on November 12, 2015. http://www.amanet.org/training/special-events/Women-Taking-Risks.aspx        

Attorney Pauline Will is scheduled to attend the Women in Trucking Conference & Expo from September 20-22, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. http://womenintrucking.org/conference-expo/    

Attorney Joel Schechter will be attending the 23rd annual TIDA conference in San Antonio, Texas from October 26-28, 2015.

Attorney Schechter will be presenting at the Safe Trucking and STIL Fall Pre-Workshop Seminar and Risk Control Workshop, October 20-22, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On September 17, 2015 attorney Schechter will be speaking at the Arkansas Trucking Seminar in Rogers, Arkansas.  He will be presenting on Rules, Decisions & Regulatory Update.

$80,000,000 Plus in Financing Transactions

In the last twelve months, Bennett Schechter Arcuri & Will, LLP has closed more than $80,000,000.00 in client financing transactions.  Bennett Schechter Arcuri & Will, LLP continues to service the financing needs of the Western New York commercial and residential interests.

Attorney Jim Bennett was recently installed as an Officer in the Clarence, NY Lions Club to serve during the 2015-2016 club year.

Favorable Appellate Decision

On appeal to the 4th Department, Attorney Andrew Emborsky was successful in convincing the Appellate Division to vacate an Order of the Erie County Supreme Court in a post-matrimonial proceeding.  The vacated Order would have allowed for a significant modification of a divorce judgment.  The matter is being remitted to the Supreme Court for further proceedings.  

Attorney Joel Schechter will be attending a Trucking Industry ( TIDA) Board of Directors meeting in Detroit, Michigan on July 11, 2015.

The Council promotes career development, networking opportunities and advancement of women leaders at the college.  

The Transportation Conference is in Omaha, NE June 18 and 19, 2015. https://www.theclm.org/Event/ShowEventDescription/2888  

The ABA LP Division Spring Meeting is in Orlando, FL June 3-6, 2015. http://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?productId=185828671

BSAW is happy to sponsor the Lancaster Depew girls softball league. https://www.lancasterdepewponytails.com/LMS/league.php  

BSAW Now Accepts PayPal

In an effort to help make paying a BSAW invoice even easier, we now accept payments through PayPal via our firms website. Just click here.

WBASNY WNY Carol A. Condon Outstanding New Lawyer Award   Striving to recognize the outstanding contributions of the next generation of attorneys, WBASNY WNY is pleased to announce the establishment of the WBASNY WNY Carol A. Condon Outstanding New Lawyer Award, which will be awarded annually.  This award will be given to a WBASNY member who, as of December 31st of the current membership […]

BSAW to Participate in Mini Business Expo

BSAW is participating in the Clarence Mini Business Expo being held at the Clarence Town Park Clubhouse on June 10, 2015 from 7:45am to 10:00am.  Many businesses will be displaying and presenting at this event.  All are welcome to attend.

BSAW Appointed Title Insurance Agent

Bennett Schechter Arcuri & Will LLP was recently appointed a title insurance agent by the Stewart Title Insurance Company.

Bennett Schechter Arcuri & Will LLP will again field a team for the Ride for Roswell.  The ride will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 and various distances are offered.  The name of the BSAW team is “Above the Bar”.  Anyone interested in joining the “Above the Bar” team is more than welcome.  It’s a funfilled day, great experience, […]

Jim Bennett is a Director of the Clarence Academy of Business & Finance, Inc.  The Academy assists Clarence High School students interested in accounting, law and business with internships, mentoring and networking, among other programs.  Internship opportunities continue to be sought by Clarence High School and any companies in the Clarence, New York area offering such internship possibilities should contact […]

Jim Bennett Clarence Chamber Seminar

Jim Bennett will be chairing a two hour seminar for business on March 30, 2015.  It will focus on Wage and Hour Issues and Employment Practices for Small Businesses. It will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Lecture Room at the Clarence Library in Clarence, New York.

Kristin Arcuri, co-chair of the Collaborative Practice Committee, will be attending the WBASNY Board meeting in NYC Saturday, March 28, 2015.

ABA Mega Conference

Joel Schechter will be a presenter at the 2015 American Bar Association Mega Conference on Trucking Litigation from March 11-13 in New Orleans.

Clarence Chamber Presentations

Jim Bennett is chairing presentations for businesses in Clarence with programs on January 22nd and February 19th. The programs are sponsored by the Clarence Chamber of Commerce.

Partner Will to Attend CLM Conference

Pauline will be attending the CLM 2015 Annual Conference on March 25th-27th.

Partner Schechter to Attend TIDA Events

Joel Schechter will attend the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) Advances Seminar and Board of Directors Meeting in Tampa January 29th & 30th.

Pauline Will Named to Bar Association Group

Partner Pauline Will was named as a member of the American Bar Association Law Practice Division Evolving Business Task Force. For more information, please click here.

Joel Schechter to Attend Regional Meeting

Joel Schechter will be attending the Transportation Lawyers Association Regional Meeting in Chicago January 15th & 16.

Business Expo

Attorney’s Aaron Felmet and Jim Bennett represented BSAW at the Clarence Mini Business Expo on October 22, 2014. BSAW was one of fifty businesses that participated in this event. The event showcased those businesses products and services.

Jim Bennett Chairs Legislative Breakfast

Partner Jim Bennett chaired the September 6th Legislative Breakfast held at the studios of WBBZ-TV. The program was sponsored by the Clarence Chamber of Commerce.

Partner Arcuri Attending Conference in Chicago

Kristin Arcuri will be attending a conference in Chicago, IL with the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorney’s November 5-8, 2014.

22nd Annual TIDA Conference

Joel Schechter will be attending the 22nd Annual Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) conference in Las Vegas, October 22-24, 2014.

AAML Conference

Kristin Arcuri will be attending a conference in Niagara on the Lake with the NY Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys  October 10 & 11, 2014.

BSAW to Host Ken-Ton Chamber

BSAW will be hosting the Ken-Ton Chamber SuccessNet chapter on August 22, 2014 for their tour of the Larkin Center of Commerce.

BSAW Summer Outing

This year we chose to go to a Buffalo Bison’s game for our firm outing. Luckily for us, the weather cooperated and the Bison’s won! It was a great afternoon.

UB Law Alumni Association

Pauline Will was named to the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. For more information, please click here. As posted in Buffalo Business First.

Larkinville Events

Bennett Schechter Arcuri & Will greatly enjoys its presence in Larkinville. Among the many reasons are the wonderful events held in Larkin Square. We have “Food Truck Tuesdays,” Wednesday’s feature live music at “Live at Larkin,” and Thursdays (beginning in July) will be the “Larkin Square Market.” Bicycle races around Larkinville are held during the season and the Larkin Square […]

BSAW is a proud sponsor of the Lancaster Depew Ponytails girls softball.  

BSAW Sponsors The 16th Annual BASH

Bennett Schechter is proud to be a sponsor of The American Red Cross’ 2014 Mash Bash. The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. For more information, please click here.

In April, 2014, Partner Pauline Will spoke on the subject, “LITIGATION MANAGEMENT – Is Your Boilerplate Rusty?” Held each spring, the CLM Annual Conference features more than 80 collaborative educational sessions and keynote presentations designed by industry professionals to help attendees gain the knowledge they need to be on the forefront of the industry.  The 2014 CLM Annual Conference was […]

Join Our Ride for Roswell Team!

Bennett Schechter will have a team in the Ride for Roswell, taking place Saturday, June 28, 2014. You can choose to ride from a variety of distances. The event is extremely well organized, good fun and most importantly for a great cause. Our team name is “Above the Bar” and all are welcomed to join our team. Merely go to […]

Partner James Bennett has been selected as a 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyer in the Business/Corporate, Real Estate fields. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from many practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Kristin Arcuri to Travel to NYC for AAML

Partner Kristin Arcuri will be attending a meeting for the New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers on May 2, 2014 in New York City.

Joel Schechter to Attend DRI Program

Joel Schechter will attend the DRI Trucking Law 2014 program in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 19-20.

Partner Joel Schechter has been selected as a  2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyer in the field of Transportation. Selection is limited to no more than five percent of the attorneys within the state and recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice.

BSAW Joins the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce

Aaron J. Felmet is actively involved with the Ken-Ton Chamber events, including weekly meetings for the Success Net Chapter that meets Thursday mornings.  BSAW is also very actively involved with the Clarence Chamber of Commerce.

American Conference Institute

Joel Schechter will be speaking on the subject of “New York’s New Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act” at the 4th National Forum on Defending and Managing Trucking Litigation in Chicago, Illinois on March 31, 2014.

March 23-25, 2014, Partner Joel Schechter will be in Gaylord, Texas for the Conference. “Creating Solutions That Matter” is the theme of the 76th Annual Convention of the Truckload Carriers Association which Joel will be attending on behalf of the Trucking Industry Defense Association.

The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York has named Kristin Arcuri a co-chair of the Collaborative Law Committee. Ms. Arcuri will serve with her co-chair Kathleen Donelli of Westchester Women’s Bar Association. Collaborative Practice is a voluntary dispute resolution process in which parties settle without resorting to litigation. This committee will act as a resource for practitioners […]

Joel Schechter will be attending the TIDA Advanced Seminar and Board of Directors meeting in Dallas, Texas on January 27,2014.

BSAW Announces New “Of Counsel”

Bennett Schechter Arcuri & Will LLP is pleased to announce that Carol A. Condon has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Ms. Condon brings to the firm over 30 years of extensive experience in Matrimonial and Family Law. Formerly a partner at Moriarty and Condon, Carol established a solo practice in 1993 with offices in the Liberty Building where she […]

Partner Kristin Arcuri will be in New York City on January 25, 2014 as co-chair of the new Collaborative Law Committee for the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York.

Jim Bennett Gives Estate Planning Presentation

On December 15, 2013, Jim Bennett gave an Estate Planning presentation to 40 attendees at St. John Lutheran Church in Williamsville, New York.

On December 10, 2013, Partner Pauline Will was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court at an admissions ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Born in Western New York to parents who were educators made giving back to the community a way of life for Jim Bennett.  After college at Bowling Green in Ohio, Jim served overseas in the Army for two years achieving the rank of Captain and receiving the Army Commendation Medal. Then it was law school at Ohio State that started […]

Kristin Arcuri’s November Involvement

Partner Kristin Arcuri will be attending the annual meeting of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in Chicago November 6th through the 9th, 2013.   On November 15, Kristin will be presenting at a mock financial trial for the NYS Bar at the Holiday Inn on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst.   Kristin will be a judge on November 16th […]

Jim Bennett’s Service in Lionism

Partner Jim Bennett was again elected as Officer in the Clarence Lions Club. This year marks his 35th year as a Lion.

Partner Pauline C. Will was appointed Vice-Chair of Commercial Transportation Litigation General Committee for the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and also to the American Bar Association Law Practice Division as a Committee member for the Women Rainmaker Career Paths Committee.

Partner Jim Bennett served as moderator of the “Meet the Candidates Night” on October 21, 2013. Candidates included those who ran for the Erie County Legislature, Family Court Judicial Candidates, Erie County Sheriff and Clarence Town Council. Jim will chair the presentation on the compliance issues and responsibilities of serving as a director of a Not-For-Profit. This program is available […]

“Leaving a Financial Legacy”

Attorney Aaron Felmet presented at a community education program entitled “Leaving a Financial Legacy” at Kenmore West High School on October 29th.  For more information, please click here.

Joel Schechter to be Named President of TIDA

On November 13, 2013 Joel Schechter will be installed as President of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) at the annual conference in Orlando, Florida.  TIDA has almost 2000 members nationwide and in Canada, and is comprised of  national trucking companies, insurance carriers and attorneys whose practices are dedicated to the defense of the trucking industry.  When Mr. Schechter takes […]

BSAW Featured in Business First

For a more in depth look at our move to Larkinville, please click here.

Pauline Will spoke at TIDA’s 21st Annual Industry Seminar on November 14, 2013 on the topic on “What You Need to Know About Coverage When Handling a Trucking Case.” She is also chairing the Young Professional Symposium at the conference on November 13, 2013. Please click here for more information.

Pauline Will attended the CLM Womens Leadership Forum in New York City on October 10, 2013. For more information, please click here.

Joel Schechter attended the Annual Arkansas Trucking Conference in Rogers, AR, September 25-27, 2013. Bennett Schechter Arcuri & Will was a proud sponsor of the seminar. Click here for more information.

Jim Bennett Named One of NY’s Super Lawyers

Jim Bennett was once again listed as an Upstate New York Super Lawyer in the Business/Corporate section. Jim has been included in  this list every year since 2009. Click here for more information.    

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