We are please to announce that
Emily Franchina, Esq.
will receive the
Rona Seider, Esq. Award
at our Annual Installation Dinner
Emily F. Franchina is a founding shareholder of the firm, Franchina & Giordano, P.C., an A.V. ratedlaw firm. She is an A.V. rated, super lawyer and limits her practice to elder law, wills, trusts, estate planning, estate administration and adoption.
After graduating from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in 1989, Ms. Franchina immediately became involved in legal organizations centered around pro-bono work and community improvement through the New York State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, a group that she chaired in 1998-1999. Ms. Franchina has continued her involvement in the New York State Bar Association into the present day. She served multiple terms as an appointedmember of the Nominating Committee, the Judicial Nominations Review Committee, a member of the House of Delegates, the decision making body of the State Bar, and as a Vice President of the Association and is active in Section membership relating to her areas of practice. She serves as the Vice Chair of the Fellows and the Chair of the Marketing Committee of the New York Bar Foundation in Albany.
Ms. Franchina’s commitment to the community is evidenced by participation and membership in the Mineola Garden City Rotary, the Advisory Board of St. Johnland Nursing Home, and the Legal Advisory Board of the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF). She was appointed by Chief Judge Jonathon Lippman to a statewide committee on Access to Justice and Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau to the Advisory Committee to the Public Administrator.
A member of the Nassau County Bar Association, Ms. Franchina has served on the Executive Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association since 2004. She was the fifth female President in the Association’s 107 year history and served in that capacity from 2009-2010. She is active in many of the committees including her service as past chair and member of Committee on Elder Law, Social Services and Health Advocacy, Surrogate’s Court Estates and Trusts Committee, Advisory Board of the Nassau Academy of Law and WE CARE fund Advisory Board. In 2006, Ms. Franchina was honored with the distinguished service award by the Nassau County Bar Association’s WE CARE Fund, Inc, the charitable arm of the association.
Emily F. Franchina was named one of Long Island’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2008 and 2010. Ms. Franchina is the 2009 recipient of the Juliette Low Award of Distinction for the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, and the Annual Business Leadership Award for her volunteer activities from the Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology, (ACIT). Ms. Franchina was awarded the HERstory Award from Hofstra University in 2010, and she is the recipient of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association Courage Award, in 2011 and was named a New York Super Lawyer in the area of Elder Law, and the Arthritis Foundation “Woman on the Move” in 2013.