After spending tons of time meeting local folks on the campaign trail—and sharing a Main Street space with running mates—Andrew Falk wasn’t quite ready to leave Brewster.
The former New York State Assembly hopeful opened a law office at that same space, 4 Main, early this month. Before that, he ran the firm from his Patterson home.
“I liked the location, I liked the village,” he said. “… I felt there was a need.”
With specializations in personal injuries and estate planning, as well as a concentration in criminal laws, immigration and traffic laws, Falk’s goal is to serve the community. That could mean taking on a case, or pointing a walk-in to a different attorney who is better equipped to help, he told Patch.
“Anybody that I knocked on their door,” he said, referring to his time campaigning, “they’re welcome to knock on mine.”
He’s hoping folks will take him up on the offer, and stop in just to say hello. Many people already have, as Falk said he’s received a warm welcome from Brewster and Southeast residents.
Falk, who lost his bid to unseat Steve Katz in the assembly, shared the office with Justin Wagner and Sean Maloney during campaign season. The former lost to Greg Ball in a race for the New York State Senate, and the latter knocked Nan Hayworth out of office in US Congress.
Before that, the space was empty for sometime. It once housed Dottie Maguire's Celtic Imports, a gift shop specializing in all things Irish.