New Partner Announcement

Morgenstern DeVoesick PLLC is pleased to announce that Cameron Betterley, Christine Szpet, and Maura McGuire have become partners of the firm as of January 1, 2022.

The promotion of these new partners reflects Morgenstern DeVoesick’ s commitment to growth and advancing lawyers who have achieved the highest level of professional development and are devoted to quality work and extra effort on behalf of our clients.

“These three hardworking attorneys have distinguished themselves with commitment to quality work and extra effort on behalf of our clients and the firm. We look forward to seeing their continued successes and all they will accomplish,” said Kristen L. Cavatassi, Managing Partner of Morgenstern DeVoesick.

Cameron G. Betterley represents institutional and non-institutional real estate investors, developers, operators, lenders, and borrowers in negotiating and structuring real estate joint ventures, acquisitions, sales, developments, and financings. He also represents mobile home park and hotel owners and operators in connection with acquisitions, and financings. Additionally, Cameron assists clients with corporate formations and general corporate counseling.

Christine A. Szpet focuses her practice on estate administration/probate, estate planning, and elder law. She works with clients to prepare basic estate planning documents, complicated trusts to provide for long-term care and nursing home costs and advises individuals to on how to administer an estate and handle fiduciary responsibilities. Christine also represents clients in the purchase, sale, financing, and development of residential and commercial real estate. 

Maura C. McGuire maintains a general litigation practice with an emphasis on commercial and real estate disputes.  She has experience in all aspects of litigation including managing discovery, preparing witnesses, taking and defending depositions, managing experts, drafting pleadings, motions, and trial documents, arguing in court, and negotiating settlements. Maura also maintains a legal compliance practice providing guidance to real estate investors and developers, and mobile home park owners on New York’s changing statutes and regulations. 

The Firm

Morgenstern DeVoesick PLLC has grown from two forward-thinking attorneys to a passionate firm of twenty attorneys and team members that serve the legal needs of clients from the greater Rochester area throughout New York State and across the country. The firm’s award-winning attorneys have decades of experience practicing in areas including:

  • Real Estate Acquisition, Disposition, Development and Compliance
  • Commercial Lending and Private Equity Finance
  • Corporate and Business Transactions
  • Estate Administration and Probate
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property

To learn more about Morgenstern DeVoesick PLLC, our attorneys, and how we can assist you, please visit our website at or call us at (585) 672-5500.

Kristen Cavatassi is the Managing Partner of Morgenstern DeVoesick PLLC.  In addition to her role as Managing Partner, Kristen is an attorney that concentrates her practice on real estate, financing, and corporate matters.  She can be reached at or (585) 672-5500.