Margaret A. Pappalardo is a Certified Public Accountant who serves as the accountant/bookkeeper for Farber Pappalardo & Carbonari. Mrs. Pappalardo joined the firm in 2008. In addition to her position at the firm, she also serves as the accountant for several other Westchester and Putnam-based companies. Mrs. Pappalardo's previous employers include KPMG Peat Marwick and Citicorp. She also served as the PTA treasurer for her local elementary school for 4 years and the fundraising coordinator for her local little league organization.
Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Here are a few to get you started:
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