Betsy Ferling-Hitriz joined SFMS in 2004. At SFMS, she concentrates her work on assisting institutional investors and other clients in staying abreast of legal developments and ensuring that their legal rights are protected and enforced. Betsy also plays a critical role in implementing and improving the Firm’s systems of quality and internal controls. Betsy has a diverse employment background, having worked as a copy editor and editorial assistant at a weekly newspaper, as well as having worked as an executive assistant and clerk in the public sector, before beginning her legal career approximately 15 years ago. She is a graduate of Bacon Academy and has studied in the fields of general business and business law at Middlesex Community College. Betsy also has been appointed a notary public by the Connecticut Secretary of State. Betsy resides in East Haddam, Connecticut with her husband, Steve, and son, Sage. She is active in community affairs, is a member of the Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress and actively supports a number of other worthy charities, including the Connecticut Food Bank.