5@55

Bay Ridge law firm kicks off educational campaign

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Hon. Joanne Seminara
A local law firm organized a launch party at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Monday, June 22 to commemorate its own legal advice book and kick start an educational campaign to raise awareness for legal documents it says people should have.

Grimaldi & Yeung LLP, a Bay Ridge law firm, organized the cocktail party at the Rotunda in Borough Hall to celebrate the launch of 5@55: the 5 Essential Legal Documents You Need by Age 55, which argues why everyone should have a will, health care proxy, living will, power of attorney, and a digital diary before the age of 55.

About 100 people attended, including Councilmember Vincent Gentile and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who both gave proclamations marking the book’s debut.

“I think the party was a success,” said Pierre Lehu, who helped draft the book. “This is an educational campaign, and that’s why these proclamations were made; it wasn’t just to pat someone on the back.”

Joanne Seminara, Lehu’s wife, and Judith Grimaldi wrote 5@55 because they found that many Americans don’t get the documents and end up in precarious legal situations when they die or are incapacitated.

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