In January 2013 I received an alarming phone call at my home in New Zealand informing me that my sister had fallen seriously ill with a brain tumour and was in the hospital in Providence for surgery. I immediately rushed to her side. When asked, Amy Stratton came right away to the hospital to help Barbara with the will and the legal side of my sister’s health problems. While Barbara was recovering, Amy explained to us the need to properly handle her estate, assets which included three properties in Rhode Island and New York. I had absolutely no previous knowledge nor experience with the laws in the US and those states. Amy proved to be invaluable in providing me with both advice and council regarding the will and estate planning, guiding us through all the legal intricacies. After my sister succumbed to her disease in March 2014, I felt again or even more so overwhelmed by all the incurring tasks and obligations, also as executer of Barbara’s will. Amy supported me in all regards and helped ably with the distribution of the estate to the 18 beneficiaries, many of them residing overseas. At all time in this difficult period Amy’s profound knowledge and professionalism and her calm way and compassion became indispensable for me.