Partner Aven Rennie presented at the
Bar Association of Erie County's continuing legal education seminar this past fall on "Legal, Medical and Ethical Aspects of
End-of-Life and Palliative Care Planning: What Every Lawyer Needs to
Know." She presented on the Family Health Care Decisions Act, and New
York law permitting medical decision-making for incapacitated hospital, nursing
home and hospice patients by family members and others in certain
circumstances. Ms. Rennie represents hospitals, nursing homes, assisted
living residences and physician practices in health law and related matters.