My husband and I moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina from New Jersey in 1993. I have practiced law in New York and New Jersey before being admitted to the North Carolina bar. I always wanted to practice in the area of Estate Planning ever since I served as an intern in Manhattan's Surrogate Court during law school. I was finally able to devote myself to estate planning when I joined the Strauss & Associates, P.A. firm. I established and currently manage the Hendersonville office of the firm in 2001. In addition to my praciceI have a strong interest in charitable organizations and have served on the boards of numerous charities in New York, New Jersey and now in North Carolina. I am currently serving on the boards of United Way, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and the Park Ridge Hospital Foundation.
We have one son who is a financial planner in New York City, he is married and he and his wife are expecting their first child, a boy, in May, 2009. In addition to the delicious prospect of the arrival of my first grandchild, I enjoy riding my horse, Smokey, playing golf and torturing myself with Pilates.
My husband is a non-practicing attorney who is the President of Summit Title, a real estate title insurance agency in Hendersonville. Anything else you want to know? Just ask.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Outstanding Contributions to the Student Community||Student Bar Association||1977|
|National Merit Scholarship||National Merit Scholarship Corporation||1969|
|Managing Attorney, Hendersonville||Strauss & Associates, P.A.||2000 - Present|
|Executive Director||Thoms Health Services Foundation||1994 - 1999|
|Executive Director||Blue Ridge Community College Foundation||1993 - 1994|
|Partner||Mulligan & Mulligan||1991 - 1993|
|Legal Director||Schering-Pough Corporation||1980 - 1991|
|Associate||Ladas, Perry, VonGehr, Goldsmith and Deschamps||1978 - 1980|
|New York Law School||Law||J.D.||2007|
|New York University||Fine Art History/ Political Science||BA||1972|
|See our website www.strausslaw.com||Estate Planning||N/A|