A Tribute to Douglas Wolinsky

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Douglas J. Wolinsky died on January 29, 2021, following a long illness, which despite its best efforts, could not prevent him from continuing to be an important member of our team. Not only was he an invaluable member of our Board of Directors for the past six years, but he was a respected and cherished colleague to all. Doug was smart, but equally importantly, he was also pragmatic and an ardent realist. At first blush, Doug was quiet, thoughtful, and unassuming, but scratch the surface, and you quickly discovered that he had a wonderful sense of humor and an unparalleled ability to empathize. While Doug was a delightful conversationalist, he did not take himself too seriously. He was the first person to get down on the floor to greet a visiting dog or an incoming toddler, who could soon expect to see Doug’s Stooge Brothers impressions.

We could fill pages with what Doug accomplished as an insolvency attorney and bankruptcy trustee, with a national reputation, but we will remember Doug as a fiercely loyal colleague who was a cherished member of our firm’s family. Doug’s contributions to the firm, its clients, and the Northern New York and Vermont legal communities are immeasurable.

In friendship and sympathy with his wife, Anne McClellan, and son, Max Wolinsky, both of Burlington, Vermont.

The Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer Family