Farina Law Firm celebrating 10th year of practice
September of 2019 will see the start of the 10th year of practice for the Farina Law Firm of Daniel Island. To celebrate and thank the greater Charleston community over the course of the coming year, the firm will be donating to five different charitable organizations on behalf of its clients. Charitable giving and support of local communities and institutions has been part of Farina Law Firm’s DNA since its inception.
Principal attorney and founder Allison R. Farina, Esq. says, “From the beginning, the firm’s mission has been ‘Planning for Tomorrow Today,’ to help families make smart planning decisions to prepare for whatever challenges – usually unexpected - life may bring. Supporting organizations that are helping people overcome even greater challenges aligns perfectly with that mission.”
“When I started Farina Law Firm in 2010, I naturally hoped it would be successful, but I honestly didn’t anticipate the scope of the positive reaction from the Charleston community in such a relatively short amount of time,” continued Farina. “I’m profoundly grateful to everyone who has placed their trust in us over the past several years, and I just felt the greatest gesture of thanks and respect I could show them would be to support these groups in their name.”
Farina Law Firm’s practice is focused almost entirely on estate planning, helping design how a client’s legacy gets handed forward to others, including helping people with incapacity/disability planning using health care powers of attorney and durable powers of attorney, designing and creating trusts to avoid the probate processes and costs, and drafting will-based estate plans to be efficient and helpful for surviving family and loved ones- protecting future inheritances from creditors and predators with asset protection planning measures.
The charitable organizations who will be receiving donations from Farina Law Firm in honor of their 10th year of practice are:
My Sister’s House, Inc.- A full-service domestic violence organization committed to ending the cycle of abuse in the Lowcountry. They empower victims of domestic abuse, and their children, to lead lives free from violence through programs such as an emergency shelter, therapeutic services, community support groups, and court advocacy. To learn more, visit www.mysistershouse.org.
Camp Rise Above - Camp Rise Above is a unique non-profit organization that provides fun, life changing camp experiences to children with serious illnesses, life challenges, and disabilities. The phrase the non-profit lives by says it best: “Giving kids strength for the journey by providing free customized programs that teach our campers to overcome obstacles and grow in confidence and capabilities.”
East Cooper Meals on Wheels - East Cooper Meals on Wheels was established in 1985 and for the past 34 years has been serving daily nutrition to homebound individuals in its service area, regardless of age or income, and without ever placing anyone on a wait list. They serve residents in Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, and parts of Cainhoy and Wando. The organization is 98% privately funded through donations.
Fordham University’s Center for Community Engaged Learning - The Center for Community Engaged Learning connects faculty leaders to community leaders to develop student leaders to build the capacity of communities in NYC and 20 sites globally.
Charleston Animal Society - Since 1874, the mission of Charleston Animal Society has been the same – to prevent cruelty to animals. Through various shelter, outreach, and disaster relief efforts, the organization touches the lives of 20,000 animals every year. Charleston Animal Society’s commitment to remaining a “No Kill Community” involves spaying/neutering over 11,000 animals annually, providing over 20,000 humane education lessons to children, investigating dozens of animal cruelty cases, administering over 65,000 vaccinations, and so much more.
For more information, visit www.farinalaw.com.