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Bertine - Obituary

1966

Bertine - Obituary

Peter Kellogg Bertine, 83, devoted husband, father, grandfather, lawyer, athlete and advocate, passed away from heart complications on May 18, 2020 in Tucson, Arizona. Peter attended Kent School (’54), Williams College (’58), served three years of active duty in the U.S. Navy as an LTJG Officer and then matriculated at Syracuse University College of Law (’66) where he met and married Diane Bassett Bertine in 1965. 

Throughout his 35-year law career at Bertine, Hufnagel, Headley, Zeltner, Drummond and Dohn in Bronxville & Scarsdale, NY, he specialized in estate planning, taxation, family, business and real estate law. His deep love of the Adirondack Mountains and conversation led to a 1998 Supreme Court victory that protected specific non-navigable rivers for preservation in Upstate New York. The landowners and wildlife clapped enthusiastically.

In 2001, Peter retired from law and earned a financial planning degree from Pace University, establishing Kellogg Consulting, LLC to “problem solve and provide advice to people seeking help and guidance” on financial matters, family trusts and compassionate caregiving to elderly clients during their final phase of life. Empathy, generosity and kindness were cornerstones of his character." 


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.


Van Dyke elected to NALEA

1987

Joanne Van Dyke has been elected to the position of Region 2 representative to NALEA, the National Association of Legal Advocacy Educators. 


Roddy joins Butzel Long

1998

Roddy joins Butzel Long

Butzel Long, a leading Detroit-based law firm announced today that it has expanded its Intellectual Property (IP) Practice Group with the addition of Kevin T. Roddy (Of Counsel) in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.   Kevin Roddy has more than 15 years of experience in patent law and has advised a wide range of clients in developing patent portfolios for a variety of technologies and industries. He also has experience in IP due diligence, especially with merger and acquisition transactions. 


Burns Named in Super Lawyer

1999

Henson Efron is pleased to announce Syracuse University College of Law Alumni, Christopher Burns (grad year 1999), has been selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyer Honoree.


Chang starts own firm

2006

Chang starts own firm

Charles K. Chang started his own tax, trusts and estates law practice, CHARLES CHANG LAW LLC (www.charleschanglaw.com), in July 2020.


Wickstrom "chair-elect"

2007

Wickstrom

Heidi L. Wickstrom (J.D. 2007) has been elected “chair-elect” of the American Association of Justice’s Professional Negligence section.  As chair-elect, Ms. Wickstrom will assist in overseeing the Professional Negligence newsletter and online content, help plan the group’s CLE for the next year’s conventions, schedule webinars, and assist the chair of the group with anything she needs. Next year, she will become the chair of the section. Ms. Wickstrom is currently an associate attorney at the Illinois personal injury law firm Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard. 


Senlet named co-chair of Regulatory Practice Area

2008

Senlet named co-chair of Regulatory Practice Area

A member of the Regulatory Practice Area as well as the Energy, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, and Cybersecurity Teams, Senlet will serve as the Regulatory Practice Area co-chair. 


Hubbard named to Rising Stars

2008

Hubbard named to Rising Stars

Downey Brand, a prominent law firm with offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, Stockton, and Reno, is pleased to share the news that Tyson Hubbard was selected as a 2020 Northern California Rising Star for his legal work in the area of estate and trust litigation.


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.


Baginski joins Foreign Service

2011

Baginski joins Foreign Service

Daryl Baginski joined the Foreign Service at Department of State as a Specialist in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.


Lundborg named in Rising Stars

2013

Lundborg named in Rising Stars

Pamela Lundborg has been recognized as a 2020 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars in the field of Business / Coporate. 


Yaghi named Rising Star

2014

Yaghi named Rising Star

​Lana Yaghi has been named a National Law Journals’ Rising Stars/DC.Ms. Yaghi joined Miller Canfield in June 2019 as a Senior Attorney, Corporate/Transactions group in their Washington DC office. 


Sohl joins Murray Guari

2015

Murray Guari Trial Attorneys is pleased to announce that Rudolph Wm. Sohl has joined their West Palm Beach based personal injury and wrongful death law firm as an Associate Attorney. He will continue to handle personal injury cases at his NY law firm as well. 


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.


Szopinski Named to Board

2018

Szopinski Named to Board

Girls Education Collaborative, a Buffalo-based nonprofit working to bring social change through gender-equity education in underserved regions of the developing world, is pleased to welcome a new board member, Brianne Szopinski of Buffalo.