The staff at a law firm is intimately engaged with its community. We’re there in the best of times, the challenging times and everything between.

And so the efforts of a community to improve the lives of its residents are efforts that are meaningful to us, too. Here are a few examples of what we’ve been up to in our communities:

Heart Walk at Dutchess Community College

April 23, 2019

And Team Mackey Butts & Wise is off!! The sun is peeking out and we are so happy to be part of the Heart Walk !

Sponsor of Forty Under 40

April 8, 2019

Let’s hear it for the 2019 “Movers and Shakers” who give so much to our dynamic community! This is our third year sponsoring Forty Under 40, and we never cease to be impressed by the talent and generosity of the recipients 🥂!

The Nuts and Bolts of Preparing for Medicaid

January 28, 2019

This past Friday our attorneys Robert Dietz and Kyle Steller teamed with Dutchess County Medicaid and Dutchess County Office for the Aging to offer a CLE (Continuing Legal Education) for Dutchess County Bar Association members. Titled “The Nuts and Bolts of Preparing for Medicaid”, their presentation informed other local attorneys who practice Elder Law. If you have a loved one who has questions about Medicaid or Elder Law we’re happy to help.

Robert Dietz and Kyle Steller at the Dutchess County Medicaid and Dutchess County Office speaking at the podium

Supporting Sustainable Farming at Obercreek Farm

November 3, 2018

Earlier today, at historic Obercreek Farm, MBW Partner Joshua Mackey learned about Scenic Hudson’s initiative to support sustainable farming in the Hudson Valley.

Sustainable Farming at Obercreek Farm

Abilities First Signature Event 2018

October 20, 2018

The mission of Abilities First is to provide people with disabilities and their families support to attain independence, self-determination, integration and acceptance by others through education, exploration and experience. At their annual Signature Event held last night, CEO Dr. Jeffrey Fox introduced the newly-formed Foundation for Abilities First NY board, FAFNY, and its first President, MBW partner Joshua Mackey.

Abilites SIgnature Event

Sen. Sue Serino’s Senior Golden Gathering

September 24, 2018

Kyle Steller, Esq. and Bob Dietz, Esq. participated in Sen. Sue Serino’s Senior Golden Gathering where seniors from across the region gathered to learn about services specific to their needs. Our Elder Law and Estate Planning attorneys view client interaction as more than a transaction. We know our clients on a personal level which allows us to provide more tailored advice and counseling.

Senator Sue Serino Senior Gathering Event

Kiwanis Golf Tournament

September 22, 2018

According to its website,, Kiwanis International is a “global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time.” We recognize the tremendous impact that Kiwanis has had for children in our community and support their efforts. Mackey Butts & Wise Partner Robert Dietz played in the Kiwanis Golf Tournament at College Hill in Poughkeepsie on September 21, 2018 where the firm sponsored a tee sign.

Kiwanis Golf Tournament

Vassar Brothers Medical Center Foundation Diamond Gala

September 20, 2018

In celebration and support of the outstanding health care resources in our community, Mackey Butts & Wise, LLP Partner Joshua Mackey (center) attended the Vassar Brothers Medical Center Foundation Diamond Gala on September 15, 2018 at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, NY. (with Danielle Mackey and Scott Sweeney of Marshall & Sterling)

Vassar Brothers Medical Center Foundation Diamond Gala

Dutchess County Bar Association Honor Luncheon

September 18, 2018

Congratulations to Mackey Butts & Wise Partner Robert Dietz, Esq., Hon. George Marlow, Hon. Damian Amodeo, Hon. Ralph Beisner, Edward Haas, Esq. and Hon. Gerald Hayes on being honored for 50 years (or more) in legal practice by the Dutchess County Bar Association at a well attended luncheon on September 13, 2018 at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel.

Dutchess County Bar Association Honor Luncheon

Business After Hours Event 2018

September 8, 2018

We enthusiastically support the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. The local business community has truly benefited from the promotional efforts of the Chamber. For several years, Mackey Butts & Wise LLP has sponsored the Business After Hours Event held annually at the Millbrook Winery. The Event which was held this year on August 29th was another memorable experience. We hope you can join us again next year for this important event at one of the most picturesque venues in the region!

Business After Hours Event

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