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Walter L. Meagher named in Best Lawyers

1965

Walter L. Meagher named in Best Lawyers

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that Walter L. Meagher, Jr. has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2020. Mr. Meagher is a partner in the Litigation Practice and has over 40 years of experience in the areas of personal injury, premises liability, automobile liability, construction accidents, and products liability litigation. He is a former Managing Partner of the Firm. 


Richard W. Cook named in The Best Lawyers in America

1975

Richard W. Cook named in The Best Lawyers in America

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that Richard W. Cook has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2020. Mr. Cook is a partner at the Firm and leader of the Banking & Finance Practice and a member of the Corporate Practice. 


D'Ambrosio Jr. Named in Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers

1980

D'Ambrosio Jr. Named in Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers

Nicholas D'Ambrosio Jr., Member at Bond, Schoeneck & King, was selected for inclusion in the 2018 Upstate New York Super Lawyers in the category of employment and labor, and the 2019 Best Lawyers in America in the categories of employment law-management; labor law-management; and litigation-labor and employment.


Steven R. Shaw named in Best Lawyers

1982

Steven R. Shaw named in Best Lawyers

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that Steven R. Shaw has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2020. Mr. Shaw is a partner in the Firm’s Real Estate Practice and has served as a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. He focuses his practice on commercial real estate sales and purchases. 


Alan J. Pierce named in Best Lawyers

1984

Alan J. Pierce named in Best Lawyers

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that Alan J. Pierce has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2020. Mr. Pierce is a partner in the Litigation Practice and Leader of the Appellate Practice. Mr. Pierce concentrates his practice in the areas of appellate practice, insurance coverage, defamation and civil and commercial litigation.


Dove named practice group leader

1984

Dove named practice group leader

Barclay Damon announces, effective January 1, Jeff Dove, a co-chair of the Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights and member of the Corporate Practice Area, will serve as the Business Services Practice Group leader. He is taking over the role from Bob Heary, who has become Labor & Employment Practice Area chair.


Timothy P. Murphy named in Best Lawyers

1989

Timothy P. Murphy named in Best Lawyers

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that Timothy P. Murphy has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2020. Mr. Murphy is the Firm’s Managing Partner and a member of the Executive Committee. 


COL (R) James R. McKee selected Senior Civilian Attorney

1991

COL (R) James R. McKee selected Senior Civilian Attorney

COL (R) James R. McKee, Class of 1991, was selected to be the Senior Civilian Attorney for the 902D Military Intelligence Group, Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Meade, MD, which is the Army’s premiere counterintelligence organization, focusing his efforts on counterintelligence and counterespionage investigations, operations, collection, and analysis on foreign intelligence entities, international terrorism, and insider threats to U.S. Army Forces. 


John F. Corcoran named in Best Lawyers

1993

John F. Corcoran named in Best Lawyers

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that John F. Corcoran has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2020. Mr. Corcoran is the leader of the Firm’s Education and Municipal Practices, and formerly served as Chair of the Labor & Employment Department. 


John G. Powers named in Best Lawyers

1996

John G. Powers named in Best Lawyers

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that John G. Powers has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2020. Mr. Powers is a Partner in the Litigation Practice and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. 


Patrick Di Domenico joins Jackson Lewis P.C.

1996

Patrick DiDomenico has joined national workplace law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. as Chief Innovation Officer.  As Chief Innovation Officer, Mr. DiDomenico will develop and implement strategies driving innovation and technology within the firm.


Joseph T. Mancuso named in Best Lawyers

1997

Joseph T. Mancuso named in Best Lawyers

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that Joseph T. Mancuso has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2020. Mr. Mancuso is a partner in the Banking & Finance and Corporate Practices. He is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Mancuso represents clients on matters involving business formations, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, commercial transactions and other general corporate matters. 


Joe Mancuso Name in Best Lawyers

1997

Joe Mancuso Name in Best Lawyers

Joseph T. Mancuso has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2020. Mr. Mancuso is a partner in the Banking & Finance and Corporate Practices. 


Oliver Blaise elected NYS Supreme Court Justice

1997

Oliver Blaise elected NYS Supreme Court Justice

Oliver Blaise was elected on November 5, 2019 as a NYS Supreme Court Justice for the Sixth Judicial District, which covers ten counties in the Southern Tier of New York. 


Suzanne O. Galbato named in Best Lawyers

1998

Suzanne O. Galbato - Commercial Litigation has been named for inclusion in 2020 New York Best Lawyers in America


Erin McCrady Head of Dorsey & Whitney Missoula office

1999

International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that it has named Corporate Finance and Public Finance Partner Erin McCrady as head of the Firm’s Missoula office effective January 1, 2020. 


Andrea Barraclough appointed Federal Administrative Law Judge

2001

In August of this year, Andrea Rachiele Barraclough, Class of 2001, was appointed and sworn in as a federal Administrative Law Judge for the United States Department of Health and Human Services. She serves in the Seattle, WA field office. 


Shannon Tahoe appointed Acting Commissioner of Education

2001

The New York State Board of Regents has appointed Shannon Tahoe as acing commissioner of education. 


Sunser named practice group leader

2001

Sunser named practice group leader

Barclay Damon announces, effective January 1, the following new practice group leadership change: Heather Sunser, Financial Services Practice Group leader. A member of the Real Estate, Financial Institutions & Lending, and Telecommunications Practice Areas as well as the energy and cannabis teams, Sunser will serve as the Financial Services Practice Group leader. She is taking over the role from longstanding firm leader and partner Ned Trombly.


Mastroleo elected Member

2006

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2020, Adam P. Mastroleo from the firm’s Syracuse office has been elected as a member (partner) of the firm. Adam, a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law (J.D. 2006) and Syracuse University (B.A. 2004), is an attorney in the firm's labor and employment practice with extensive experience representing employers in a variety of labor litigation matters.


Schein named Partner

2006

Evan Schein became a named partner with my firm, Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP. His individual practice focuses on litigation and the representation of high net worth individuals including athletes and entertainers.


Natalie Hempson Elected as Member

2008

Natalie Hempson Elected as Member

Bousquet Holstein PLLC is pleased to announce that Natalie P. Hempson-Elliott has been elected as Member of the firm. Natalie joined Bousquet Holstein in 2014 and is part of the firm's Real Estate, Business, and Public Finance Practice Groups. Natalie has over 10 years of experience representing clients in various business, real estate, and public finance transactions. She has served and advised clients in matters relating to real estate development, commercial lending and financing, leasing, and the acquisition and sale of real property interests.


Senlet named Partner

2008

Senlet named Partner

Barclay Damon announces, effective January 1, Ekin Senlet, previous counsel, has been elected to the law firm’s partnership. Senlet is a member of the Regulatory Practice Area as well as the Energy, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, and Cybersecurity Teams. She is based in the Albany office.


Wright Elected Partner

2010

Wright Elected Partner

Andrew Wright was elected partner at Hodgson Russ, where he focuses his practice on state and local tax matters.


Cominolli elected as partner

2010

Cominolli elected as partner

Barclay Damon announces, effective January 1,  Liz Cominolli, previous counsel, has been elected to the law firm’s partnership. Cominolli is a member of the Branding, Trademarks & Copyrights; Intellectual Property Litigation; and Corporate Practice Areas as well as the Outdoor & Wildlife Team. She is based in the Syracuse office.


Kate I. Reid Elected Member of Bond, Schoeneck & King

2011

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2020, Kate I. Reid from the firm’s Syracuse office has been elected as a member (partner) of the firm. Kate, a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law (J.D. 2011) and Miami University (B.A. 2008), concentrates her practice in school law. 


Scott R. Leuenberger Elected Member of Bond, Schoeneck & King

2011

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2020, Scott R. Leuenberger from the firm’s Syracuse office has been elected as a member (partner) of the firm. Scott, a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law (J.D. 2011) and St. Lawrence University (B.A. 2003), is a business law attorney and member of the firm’s exempt organizations and tax law practices.


Joshua O'Neill joins Bond, Schoeneck & King

2016

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Joshua M.C. O’Neill has joined the firm’s Rochester office as an associate in its litigation department.


Nugent Joins Bond, Schoeneck & King

2017

Nugent Joins Bond, Schoeneck & King

Daniel Nugent joined Bond, Schoeneck & King as an associate attorney in the firm's employee benefits and executive compensation practice.


Megan Thomas joins Mackenzie Hughes LLP

2017

Megan Thomas joins Mackenzie Hughes LLP

Megan Thomas has joined Mackenzie Hughes LLP as an associate attorney and will concentrate her legal practice on civil litigation, including medical malpractice, construction and architectural defense, and appeals.


David Hutter joins Barclay Damon

2017

David Hutter joins Barclay Damon

Barclay Damon announces David Hutter has joined their Syracuse office as an associate. Hutter is a member of the Torts & Products Liability Defense and Professional Liability Practice Areas. In addition to his role at Barclay Damon, he serves as a first lieutenant in the NY Army National Guard.


Adam Kuhn guest on "Law You Should Know"

2017

Adam Kuhn guest on

Adam Kuhn appeared as a guest on the radio talk show “Law You Should Know” on WHPC 90.3 FM to explain why a Qualified Domestic Relations Order is necessary, which assets it applies to, and the steps for the practitioner to supervise its preparation


Jerauld joins Bousquet Holstein

2019

Jerauld joins Bousquet Holstein

Bousquet Holstein PLLC is pleased to announce that Nathan M. Jerauld has joined the firm. He joins the firm’s Litigation Practice group, with a focus on estate litigation. He has extensive experience operating in high-stress environments and delivering tailored analysis of complex issues. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served worldwide, including Afghanistan and South Korea. 


Zumpano joins Bousquet Holstein

2019

Zumpano joins Bousquet Holstein

Bousquet Holstein PLLC is pleased to announce that Maria C. Zumpano, MBA, CPA has joined the firm. Maria joins Bousquet Holstein representing both businesses and individuals that run them in the areas of business formation and structure, transactions and compliance, tax planning, strategy and advocacy, and business succession planning. After graduating summa cum laude with both her MBA and BS in Professional Accountancy from Le Moyne College, Maria became a licensed CPA.