Maureen Crush heads the corporate and commercial practice group of the firm and practices primarily general corporate and business transaction law, and trusts and estates. She also has extensive not-for-profit corporate law experience providing advice to her clients throughout the Hudson Valley on governance, compliance, formation, mergers and affiliations.
Ms. Crush worked for four years at the accounting firm of KPMG. She then began her legal practice at a boutique New York City Wall Street firm where for seven years she concentrated on corporate law, commercial transactions, commercial and institutional financing and trusts & estates law. Maureen’s clients cover a wide variety of businesses including technology companies, manufacturers (large and small), professional practices (physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and accountants), minority and women owned businesses (MWBE), not-for-profit social service agencies, charities, museums, and religious and social benefit organizations. She counsels her clients on negotiation and drafting of complex mergers and acquisitions, transaction structuring, due diligence and corporate governance, employment issues, contracts, leases, loans and financings, shareholder and member operating agreements, business succession planning and the admission/termination of partners. She also frequently provides estate and succession planning services for the key employees and owners of her business clients.
Ms. Crush is a frequent lecturer on corporate and not-for-profit law issues for the New York State Bar Association, National Business Institute and many local bar associations and organizations.
Areas of Practice:
2012 Root/Stimson Award - Commitment to Public Service - New York State Bar Association
2012 Golden Hammer Award - Habitat for Humanity
2011 Athena Award Honoree - Dutchess County
2010 Distinguished Attorney – Women’s Bar Association Orange/Sullivan Chapter
2010 Outstanding Service to the Profession – Orange County Bar Association
2010 Spirit of Empowerment Award - Professional Business Woman of the Year – Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce
New York State Bar Association
Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties (President 2006-2008)
Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (Vice President 2013-2015, Treasurer 2012-2013) Board Member, Co-Chair By-Laws Committee
Dutchess Tourism, Inc.
Independent Home Care, Inc., Independent Living, Inc. and Independent Strategy Group, Inc.
Women's Professional Network
Women's Leadership Alliance