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Bay Ridge Lawyers Association makes strong showing at Pioneer awards

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October 29, 2018 By Charles F. Otey, Esq. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Photo courtesy of Merchants of Third Avenue
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Bay Ridge Lawyers Association members made a strong showing at the Merchants of Third Avenue’s 25th Annual Pioneer Reception at which Ray Ferrier was honored. Shown are (standing, (left to right) Simon Shamoun, Anna Tepedino, Steve Chiaino, Chuck Otey, Joann Monaco, Immediate Past President Margaret Stanton, MaryAnn Stathopoulos, (seated, left to right) Fran Ferrier with husband Ray and Kings County Surrogate Margarita Lopez Torres. 


Barrister Ray Ferrier Honored for Outstanding Civic Service 

Ray Ferrier was one of the city’s leading trial lawyers before he founded a firm with an added focus on wills and estates, and over the years he has been one of the top civic volunteers in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst. That is why he was singled out as one of the Civic Award honorees at the Merchants of Third Avenue’s 25th Annual Pioneers Reception on Oct. 22.

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This event is held annually thanks to the efforts of Merchants President Bob Howe, an attorney who has described the Merchants of Third Avenue as a “collaborative endeavor in which we join the energies of hundreds of businesses with the needs and causes of our broader communities.” 

Howe told a packed assemblage at the Bay Ridge Manor that “Ray’s professionalism, combined with his civic leadership serving on our [Bay Ridge] Community Council, the Bay Ridge Forum, our planning board and our local school board, make him the epitome of the cutting-edge ‘pioneer’ – one of those gifted men who bring out the best in our volunteer-minded community.”

Ferrier is a past president of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association, which will pay him the honor of being designated the association’s “Fellow of Legal Distinction” at its upcoming holiday party.


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