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The NY Collaborative Action Group, LLC is proud to announce that Rita Medaglio-Barrera, CDFA TM CSA® has joined the partnership as of January, 20, 2009. Ms. Barrera arrives on the Corridor with a 15 year background in finance working with matrimonial attorneys, divorcing couples in mediation, financial planning and investments and most recently, in the last two years working as a collaborative divorce financial specialist.

She brought her practice to the Paragon Capital Management Corp. in Smithtown four and a half years ago, which created Paragon Divorce Management, LLC. Ms. Barrera served in that capacity as senior financial planner, certified divorce financial analyst, mediator and collaborative divorce financial specialist.

She was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune in June, 2008 in an article about dividing retirement assets in divorce, and earlier, in December of 2003 by Bloomberg Wealth Manager in an article called “Gone To Pieces”.

Her emphasis is in mediation, collaborative financial neutral, divorce financial planning as a certified divorce financial analyst. Ms. Barrera is also a principal of the full service wealth management and financial planning firm, BMR Global Wealth Management Group, Inc.

Ms. Barrera’s offices are located at 555 Broad Hollow Rd., Ste. 424 in Melville. She can be reached at: 631-393-4456 or nycollactiongrp@aol.com.

RCJ Valuations, Inc. and Choice Appraiser Network, Inc. two local Long Island firms headed by Rick Cosenza and Patrick McEvoy, leaders in the the Real Estate appraisal industry have merged and created First National Appraisal Management Corp. which provides appraisal and consulting services nationwide to clients including mortgage brokers, credit unions, community banks, attorneys and private clients. This merger is due in part to a new government regulation called the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) which has established new requirements with respect to how real estate appraisals are ordered.

First National Appraisal Management Corp. creates a conduit between the loan officers ordering the appraisals and the field appraisers actually completing the assignments while maintaining government compliance with the HVCC.

Rick Cosenza and Patrick McEvoy have approximately 40 years of combined real estate appraisal experience and are members of numerous professional and charitable organizations in the community. They are both lifelong Long Islanders and are looking forward to working closely with the local Long Island community as well as clients from around the country.

They can be reached at: www.FirstNationalAppraisal.com or (866) 710-7786.

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