“My mother died long before her time, bringing home the fact that immortality does not run in the family. When I decided to start my own practice, I felt that estate planning and settlement was an area where I could offer people something special.”
Admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts, Barbara is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York.
Barbara speaks frequently on estate planning matters and charitable giving to a wide variety of professional & community audiences. In the past seminar venues have included:
- WNYC (New York Pubic Radio)
- PPGGNY (Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater NY)
- United Hospice of Rockland County
- American Cancer Society
- NAPFA (National Association of Financial Advisors)
- UJA Federation of Westchester
- NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)
- Abyssinian Baptist Church
- Transplants Save Lives
- The Yiddish Book Center
Barbara writes widely, and has had pieces to entertain and inform the public in a column entitled “Willpower” and to inform financial advisors in the pages of “Financial Planning” magazine. She has been honored for service to her local community by United Hospice of Rockland County in 2000 for service, by the Rockland Development Council in 2007 and by the JCC of Rockland in 2011.
Barbara H. Cane is a graduate of Harvard College, magna cum laude, and a cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School. She holds a master degree in African history from Columbia University. Following a judicial clerkship in the Massachusetts Appeals Court, she was an associate at Brown, Rudnick, Freed and Gesmer in Boston. Before starting her own practice in 1991, she worked as in-house counsel for several corporations and served as Vice President of Legal and Environmental Affairs for an international manufacturing company. Barbara is married, has two grown children and is an enthusiastic grandmother.
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