Greenwich-based law firm Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan welcomes new partner

Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan, a Greenwich-based law firm, welcomes Jevera Kaye Hennessey as a partner in its Trusts & Estates practice.

She joins the law firm of Kaye and Hennessey in Greenwich.

“It is a privilege to welcome our friend and former colleague to the firm. Jevera’s in-depth knowledge of the law and well-known commitment to client service and professionalism will enhance the firm’s ability to provide legal services to our clients, whether in the context of planning, administration of estates and trusts or probate disputes,” said Charlie Pieterse, co-manager at Whitman Breed.

“I worked at WBAM’s predecessor firm years ago, with many of the same attorneys I will now have the pleasure of working with again,” Hennessey said. “Since then, we have collaborated on many projects, which is a testament to the wonderful relationship we have. I am excited to serve my clients in my new firm and to offer them the extensive platform of legal services available at WBAM.

Hennessey practices in all areas of estate and trust planning and administration and breaks down complex issues into digestible bites for her clients. She advises on inheritance and gift tax issues as well as on the creation of documents to carry out her clients’ projects. For many years, she has taught estate planning regularly as part of the City of Greenwich Continuing Education Program.

Hennessey has also lectured on probate and estate planning topics through the Greenwich Bar Association, Fairfield County Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and other private groups.

“We are delighted to have Jevera join the firm. Jevera is an extremely talented Trusts and Estates lawyer who will bring additional depth and leadership to our Trusts and Estates department. The addition of Jevera is another reminder of the firm’s continued commitment to the area of ​​trusts and estates,” said Kevin Walsh, Whitman Breed’s other co-managing partner.


Whitman Breed is a full-service law firm with a history dating back more than a century. The firm’s legal team is made up of lawyers and advisers providing legal services to businesses and private clients in a wide range of practices and industries from their offices in Greenwich.

Tarrytown concert benefits Ukraine

“A Show of Caring – A Concert to Benefit Ukraine,” held at Tarrytown Music Hall in Westchester County, NY, raised nearly $28,000 for charities providing humanitarian and medical aid to Ukrainian citizens.

The March 27 event entertained an audience of over 700 with a poignant program of songs, visuals and stories reflecting the vibrant culture of the country which was invaded by Russia in late February.

A variety of musical genres were performed on a stage decorated with sunflowers, the national flower of Ukraine. Performers included pianist Irena Portenko; the more than 30 members of New York’s Ukrainian Dumka Chorus who were recently seen on “Saturday Night Live”; pianist Svetlana Gorokhovitch; countertenor Jeffrey Palmer; and Metropolitan Opera bass Stefan Szkafarowsky.

Portenko opened the program with “Toccata,” a lively song by Arkady Filipenko, performed against the backdrop of photographer Jerome Strauss’ colorful aerial views of a peaceful kyiv photographed before the war.

Bjorn Olsson, Executive Director of Tarrytown Music Hall, then introduced U.S. Representative Mondaire Jones, Westchester County Executive George Latimer and Greenburgh City Supervisor Paul Feiner.

“My heart is heavy like all of yours, and I am very angry. But we should also be heartened by the incredible force we have seen the people of Ukraine mustering, as well as the United States, leading not only our NATO allies, but the rest of the free world to lower the pressure on Vladimir Putin. and Russia. We have a long way to go, but I sincerely believe that when all is said and done, Ukraine will be free,” said Jones, DN.Y.

The Russian military has taken away “the freedom of the Ukrainian people”, Latimer said.

“This concert reminded us that music is a universal language. All over the world, music unites us, even if our languages ​​are not the same. The Ukrainian people want the same thing as all of us, freedom. We believe in freedom. We pray for the Ukrainian people and stand by their side,” he said.

Feiner said it was probably the most inspirational event he had “ever attended as a city overseer.”

“I kept thinking that I wanted to do more to help. I’m sure other people who attended the concert also left with a desire to do more for the cause,” he said. declared.

The concert ended with the shout of “Slava Ukraini!” which means “Glory to Ukraine!”

Portenko has set up a fund to help musicians made homeless by the conflict at www.gofundme.com/f/help-support-displaced-ukrainian-musicians.

Purchase College honors five local students

Purchase College celebrates the achievements of more than 1,250 students who have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2021 semester, including five local students.

The honored students are Sophia Catalano, Ryan Fabacher and Aidan Flaherty, all from Greenwich; Riverside’s Andrew Alford; and Kelsey Donovan of Old Greenwich.

Students in Bachelor of Arts and Science programs who have earned this academic honor have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. For the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music Performance programs, a semester GPA of 3.75 is required.

Purchase College in Purchase, NY, is part of the State University of New York network.

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Laura J. Boyer