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Smith named Best Lawyer

1960

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Lynn Smith was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Corporate Law


Hubbard named Best Lawyer

1971

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Peter Hubbard was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law


John M. Caster Obituary

1973

John Michael Caster passed away Jan. 4, 2021. Mike was a survivor. Brain stem tumor in '82, stroke '92, bladder cancer '09, brain surgery '11. Although his body increasingly failed him, the spark in his bright blue eyes never faded until he passed away Jan. 4. He received a B.S. in physics; minor in philosophy from Hobart and his J.D. from Syracuse College of Law. He is survived by wife Jan and his "kiddos" - Amy, Bryan, Rory and Andy. 


Rudnick named Best Lawyer

1973

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Jack Rudnick was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Corporate Law


McAuliffe named Best Lawyer

1976

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Kevin McAuliffe was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Project Finance Law


Knickmeyer named Lawyer of the Year

1978

Thompson Coburn attorney, Kent Knickmeyer, has been recognized by the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (by BL Rankings). Kent was named as one of the 2022 Lawyers of the Year, Litigation - Securities.


Gilberti named Best Lawyer

1978

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Bill Gilberti was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Environmental Law


Ciardullo named Best Lawyer

1979

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Fran Ciardullo was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Health Care Law


Stack named Best Lawyer

1979

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Gerry Stack was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Tax Law


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.


D'Ambrosio named Best Lawyer

1980

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Nicholas J. D'Ambrosio, Jr.: Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management and Litigation; and Litigation - Labor and Employment has been selected for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America. 


Fish included in 2021 Super Lawyers

1980

Fish included in 2021 Super Lawyers

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that Marion H. Fish has been selected for inclusion in “Upstate New York Super Lawyers” for 2021.  Ms. Fish is a partner in the Trusts & Estates, Family Business Succession Planning, Tax, Corporate and Elder Law & Special Needs Practices. 


Pietruszka selected for Flaschner Award

1981

It is with great pleasure that the American Bar Association Judicial Division National Conference of Specialized Court Judges (NCSCJ) has selected you to receive its 2021 Franklin N. Flaschner Award. You have been nominated for this award by Col. Linda Strite Murnane (Ret.). The Flaschner Award is given to a judge who embodies the high ideals, personal character and competence in performing judicial duties that were exemplified by the late Chief Justice Franklin N. Flaschner of the District Court of Massachusetts who has made significant contributions on local, state and national levels to continuing education of the judiciary and in other ways improved the quality of justice in courts with special and limited jurisdiction.


Fernandez included in 2022 Best Lawyers

1981

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce Hermes Fernandez L'81: Administrative/Regulatory Law, and Health Care Law has been selected for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America. 


Palumbo elected President of NY Bar Foundation

1982

The New York Bar Foundation has announced that Carla M. Palumbo has been elected president for the Foundation. Palumbo will begin her term as the president of the Foundation’s Board of Directors effective June 1 and will serve a term of up to three years. She has served on the board for 15 years and has been active on the Foundation’s grants review, nominating, and personnel committees, while also serving as vice president since 2018. Palumbo has been a Fellow of the Foundation since 2004 and is currently in the Cardozo Circle of Giving. Palumbo has served as President and CEO of the Legal Aid Society of Rochester since 2014 and recently celebrated her 37th anniversary with the organization, where she began as a staff attorney in 1984. 


Barrer named Best Lawyer

1982

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Robert Barrer was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Commercial Litigation


Barrer named Super Lawyer

1982

Barclay Damon is proud to announce that Robert Barrer: Prof. Liability: Defense has been named a 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyer. 


Berman included in 2021 Super Lawyers

1982

Berman included in 2021 Super Lawyers

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that Daniel B. Berman has been selected for inclusion in “Upstate New York Super Lawyers” for 2021. Mr. Berman is a partner in the Litigation Department and has more than 35 years of experience litigating cases throughout New York.   


Alcott named Best Lawyer

1984

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Lee Alcott was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Commercial Litigation


Dove named Best Lawyer

1984

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Jeff Dove was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law


Dove named Super Lawyer

1984

Barclay Damon is proud to announce that Jeff Dove i: Bankruptcy: Business has been named a 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyer. 


Brown included in 2022 Best Lawyers

1984

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce Dennis C. Brown L'84: Litigation and Controversy - Tax; and Tax Law has been selected for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America. 


Pierce included in 2021 Super Lawyers

1984

Pierce included in 2021 Super Lawyers

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that Alan J. Pierce has been selected for inclusion in “Upstate New York Super Lawyers” for 2021.  Mr. Pierce is a Partner in the Litigation Practice and Leader of the Appellate Practice.  He has more than 30 years of litigation experience, concentrating on appellate practice, insurance coverage, defamation and civil and commercial litigation. 


Roe named Best Lawyer

1985

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Kevin Roe was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Environmental Law


Robinson Dembs named Super Lawyer

1985

Barclay Damon is proud to announce that Marcy Robinson Dembs: Estate & Probate has been named a 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyer. 


Weiner named president of MAJ

1987

On June 1, 2021, Attorney Ronald K. Weiner began his tenure as the 69th President of the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ). Weiner’s one-year term runs from June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022. Steve Pontoni, MAJ Executive Director, made the announcement. “I am incredibly honored that my fellow trial lawyers have entrusted me with the task of guiding MAJ as the 69th president of our organization,” Weiner stated. “This is the proudest moment of my legal career.” Weiner, a partner at Lipton Law Center, PC, in Southfield, handles cases involving medical malpractice, nursing home neglect and automobile/no-fault. He joined MAJ in 1996 and has served as an officer in the association for the past four years. Weiner also co-moderates MAJ’s annual Seminar in the Snow in Bellaire, Mich. 


Daley included in 2022 Best Lawyers

1987

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce Stephen C. Daley L'87: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law has been selected for

inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America. 


Foster named Best Lawyer

1988

​Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Bill Foster was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Insurance Law


Foster named Super Lawyer

1988

Barclay Damon is proud to announce Bill Foster: PI - Products: Defense has been named a 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyer. 


Domagalski named Best Lawyer

1990

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Jim Domagalski was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Commercial Litigation; Construction Law


Leja named Best Lawyer

1990

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Andrew Leja was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Environmental Law


Reichel named Lawyer of the Year

1990

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Paul W. Reichel has been named the 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America for Tax Law. Only one lawyer in any practice area in a city is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."  Paul is a tax attorney who concentrates his practice in public finance transactions and taxation of business and non-profit organizations. He has extensive public finance experience, regularly serving as bond counsel to municipalities, school districts and public agencies. 


Domagalski named Super Lawyer

1990

Barclay Damon is proud to announce that Jim Domagalski: Business Lit has been named a 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyer. 


Reichel included in 2022 Best Lawyers

1990

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce Paul W. Reichel L'90: Public Finance Law; and Tax Law has been selected for

inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America. 


Schwab included in 2022 Best Lawyers

1990

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce Martin A. Schwab L'90: Trusts and Estates has been selected for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America. 


Sciotti named Best Lawyer

1991

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Michael Sciotti was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment


Sciotti named Super Lawyer

1991

Barclay Damon is proud to announce that Michael Sciottii: Employment & Labor has been named a 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyer. 


Kinsella appointed Judge

1995

Chief Judge Debra Ann Livingston of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit announced today that the Court of Appeals will appoint Wendy A. Kinsella as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of New York in Syracuse. Chief Judge Livingston stated, “Wendy Kinsella is a great addition to an excellent court. We are thrilled to welcome her to the bankruptcy court in the Northern District and look forward to working with her. This is a happy day.” Ms. Kinsella is a partner and the leader of the Financial Restructuring, Bankruptcy, and Creditors’ Rights practice group at Harris Beach PLLC. Kinsella will officially assume her duties on June 7 in a private ceremony. 


Cohen appointed to D.C. Commission

1995

The D.C. Bar Board of Governors has unanimously approved the appointment of Vincent H. Cohen Jr., a partner at Dechert LLP, to the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission (JNC).

Cohen has a long history of service to the District. A former acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Cohen also served as that office’s principal assistant U.S. attorney for five years. He helped establish and expand its Cyber Unit and served as a member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his professional accomplishments and is recognized as a leading attorney in the area of white-collar crime and government investigations.


Barclay named Best Lawyer

1995

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Will Barclay was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Corporate Law


French named Best Lawyer

1995

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Dan French was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Criminal Defense: White-Collar


McLane joins Duane Morris

1995

Daniel B. McLane has joined as partner in Duane Morris LLP’s Pittsburgh office as part of the firm’s Trial Practice Group. McLane serves as lead trial counsel in commercial litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts and before the American Arbitration Association. Recently, McLane was lead counsel, teaming with Sanchez, before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a landmark decision declaring that a “no-hire”/”no-poach” contract provision constituted an unreasonable restraint in Pennsylvania. McLane represents corporations in complex litigation including closely held shareholder disputes and custodian proceedings. He also represents oil and gas exploration companies in litigation throughout Pennsylvania. 


Melvin named Best Lawyer

1996

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Buster Melvin was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Labor and Employment


Laudadio named Lawyer of the Year

1996

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Brian Laudadio has been named the 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America for Litigation – Municipal. Only one lawyer in any practice area in a city is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."  Brian is an experienced litigator bringing business, trust and estates, and employment lawsuits to verdict for clients. His reputation as an aggressive litigator with a focus on commercial cases has helped him successfully handle a wide range of matters, including cases related to real estate and commercial leases, business contracts and torts and corporate dissolution proceedings. 


Melvin named Super Lawyer

1996

Barclay Damon is proud to announce that Buster Melvin: Employment & Labor has been named a 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyer. 


Butler included in 2022 Best Lawyers

1996

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce Brian J. Butler L'90: Commercial Litigation has been selected for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America. 


Dixon included in 2022 Best Lawyers

1996

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce Cressida A. Dixon L'96: Trusts and Estates has been selected for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America. 


Laudadio included in 2022 Best Lawyers

1996

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce Brian Laudadio L'96: Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Labor and Employment and Litigation - Municipal has been selected for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America. 


McGuire included in 2022 Best Lawyers

1996

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce George R. McGuire L'96: Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent; and Patent Law has been selected for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America. 


Powers included in 2021 Super Lawyers

1996

Powers included in 2021 Super Lawyers

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that John G. Powers has been selected for inclusion in “Upstate New York Super Lawyers” for 2021.  Mr. Powers is a Partner in the Litigation Practice and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.     


Harshbarger included in 2022 Best Lawyers

1997

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce Laura H. Harshbarger L'97: Education Law, Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; and Litigation - Labor and Employment has been selected for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America. 


Galbato included in 2022 Best Lawyers

1998

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce Suzanne O. Galbato L'98: Commercial Litigation has been selected for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America. 


Burns selected Super Lawyer

1999

Henson Efron is pleased to announce that Christopher J. Burns has been selected as a 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyer for his work in Estate Planning Trust and Probate. 


Harrigan named Best Lawyer

1999

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Chris Harrigan was included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Labor and Employment 


Burns named Best Lawyer

1999

Burns named Best Lawyer

Henson Efron would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2022 The Best Lawyers in America list: Christopher J. Burns - Elder Law, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, and Trusts and Estates Recognized 5 Years 


Harrigan named Super Lawyer

1999

Barclay Damon is proud to announce that Chris Harrigani: Employment & Labor has been named a 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyer. 


Flood named Partner

2000

Brian T. Flood – Class of 2000, has been named Partner at the law firm of DeWitt LLP of Green Bay, Wisconsin. For many of his clients, Brian takes on the role of corporate counsel, advising them on all aspects business law.  His practice focuses on business transactions, banking, litigation, real estate, and employment law. 


Disel Allman receives award

2000

Amy Disel Allman, Director of Advocacy for Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS), Managing Attorney of the VLAS Foreclosure Prevention & Consumer Protection Project, and VLAS representative within the ACES Justice Project of the Virginia Legal Aid Community, has received the Virginia State Bar 2021 Legal Aid Award honoring excellence in legal aid society work. Allman was nominated by David B. Neumeyer, executive director of the Virginia Legal Aid Society, who noted that Allman “..has been a strong advocate and program leader since she began work for VLAS in 2008, but she has accelerated her impact since the start of the pandemic.”


Solages nominated to NYS Court of Claims

2000

Solages nominated to NYS Court of Claims

Philippe Solages, Law/MPA 2000, was nominated by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the New York State Court of Claims on May 25, 2021.  Philippe Solages was confirmed by the New York State Senate as a Judge to the New York State Court of Claims on June 8, 2021. Solages is a 2000 graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law.  Philippe Solages is also a 2000 graduate of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.  While at the Maxwell School, Philippe earned a Master of Public Administration degree.   


Nocilly included in 2022 Best Lawyers

2000

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce David L. Nocilly L'00 has been selected for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America. 


Palao-Ricketts joins Goodwin

2003

Global law firm Goodwin announced June 1st that Cisco Palao-Ricketts joined the firm's ERISA and Executive Compensation practice as partner in the Silicon Valley office. Palao-Ricketts handles the full range of executive compensation and benefits matters, with a particular focus on the executive compensation and benefits aspects of M&A, IPOs, and SPAC transactions. He is experienced in advising startup, emerging growth, and public companies regarding compensation and employee benefit issues. In his prior role, Palao-Ricketts co-led a global law firm’s U.S. Executive Compensation and Benefits practice. 


Vargas elected Chair of State Bar of Texas

2004

Vargas elected Chair of State Bar of Texas

Santos Vargas was selected chair-elect of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors during the board’s quarterly meeting held April 16. Vargas, a shareholder at Davis & Santos in San Antonio, will take office in June and will  serve as chair until June 2022.


King included in 2021 Super Lawyers

2004

King included in 2021 Super Lawyers

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that Mary C. King has been selected for inclusion in “Upstate New York Super Lawyers” for 2021.  Ms. King is a partner in the Trusts & Estates, Elder Law & Special Needs, and Family Business Succession Planning Practices.  


Tartaglia named to Best Lawyers

2006

Tartaglia named to Best Lawyers

Rivkin Radler is pleased to announce that Syracuse Law Alum Stanley Tartaglia has been named to the Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch in 2022 list


Wickstrom named Best Lawyer: Ones to Watch

2007

Wickstrom named Best Lawyer: Ones to Watch

Heidi L. Wickstrom (J.D. 2007) has been included in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Ms. Wickstrom is currently an attorney at the Illinois law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard where she focuses her practice on personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability.


Bennett named Rising Star

2007

Barclay Damon is proud to announce that Teresa Bennett: Business Lit has been named a 2021 Upstate New York Rising Star. 


Senlet recognized by Chambers

2008

Senlet recognized by Chambers

Chambers listed Ekin Senlet, Partner at Barclay Damon, as a notable practitioner in Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market. She was ranked for the first time this year. 


Hubbard named Top Lawyer

2008

Hubbard named Top Lawyer

Downey Brand, a prominent law firm with offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, Stockton, and Reno, is delighted to announce that Tyson E. Hubbard was named a Top Lawyer by Sacramento Magazine for his work in Estate Planning & Probate. Hubbard, a partner with the firm, is an experienced litigator who focuses on trust and estate disputes. Tyson's clients rely upon him to steer an efficient and effective path. He draws from more than a decade of litigation experience across a wide range of matters, as well as from his personal experience as a trustee of a family trust.


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.


Young promoted to Senior Counsel

2010

Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman is pleased to announce the promotion of Stacy Young, an alumna of Syracuse University School of Law, to Senior Counsel effective June 1, 2021. Senior counsel is a promotion given to select associates who have consistently demonstrated strong legal skills and case handling ability, maintain excellent client relationships, and serve as contributing members of the WSHB team. Please join us in congratulating Stacy on this accomplishment!


Steckler joins Warshaw Burstein

2010

Steckler joins Warshaw Burstein

Warshaw Burstein, LLP, a full-service law firm in New York City, on May 20, 2021 announced Sarah A. Steckler has joined the firm as a partner in the Trusts and Estates and Fertility Law groups. She will also launch an Elder Law Practice with Peter L. Lese, Partner and Chair of the firm’s Trusts and Estates Group.


Tice included in 2022 Best Lawyers

2010

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce Sunny I. Tice L'10: Real Estate Law has been selected for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch. 


Lawrence named Rising Star

2011

Barclay Damon is proud to announce that Brittany Lawrence: Business Lit has been named a 2021 Upstate New York Rising Star. 


Reid included in 2022 Best Lawyers

2011

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce Kate I. Reid L'11: Education Law has been selected for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch. 


Hunsicker included in 2021 Super Lawyers

2011

Hunsicker included in 2021 Super Lawyers

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that Jaime J. Hunsicker has been selected as an “Upstate New York Super Lawyer – Rising Star” for 2021.  Ms. Hunsicker is Counsel in the Elder Law & Special Needs, Tax and Trusts & Estates Practices. Ms. Hunsicker assists clients with trusts, estate planning and retirement planning matters.     


Jacobson included in 2022 Best Lawyers

2014

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce Nicholas P. Jacobson L'14: Labor and Employment law - Management has been selected for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch. 


Lafferty included in 2022 Best Lawyers

2014

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce Riane F. Lafferty L'14: Labor and Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment has been selected for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch. 


Arias named Rising Star

2015

Barclay Damon is proud to announce that Kayla Arias: Business Lit has been named a 2021 Upstate New York Rising Star. 


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.


Lawyer named Deputy Chair

2017

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Amber Lawyer (J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 2017) will become deputy chair of its Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice.  Lawyer advises clients on cybersecurity and data privacy compliance issues, including state, federal and international cybersecurity and data privacy laws. She conducts technology and software contract review, data protection risk management assessments, privacy and cybersecurity diligence review for mergers and acquisitions, policy drafting, trainings, data audit and compliance reviews. She also advises her clients on response to data subject requests and complaints, security incidents and data breaches under various state, federal, and international cybersecurity laws including NY SHIELD Act. Lawyer has broad experience with various data privacy regimes including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and maintains a certification as a CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe) attorney.


Fedorka included in 2022 Best Lawyers

2017

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce Stephanie H. Fedorka L'17: Labor and Employment Law - Management has been selected for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch.  


Lawyer included in 2022 Best Lawyers

2017

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce Amber L. Lawyer: Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law has been selected for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch. 


Middlebrook included in 2021 Super Lawyers

2017

Middlebrook included in 2021 Super Lawyers

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that Emily A. Middlebrook has been selected as an “Upstate New York Super Lawyer – Rising Star” for 2021. Emily A. Middlebrook is an Associate in the Labor & Employment Department. She represents both private and public employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.


Snyder joins Maynard Cooper

2018

Snyder joins Maynard Cooper

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Snyder has joined the Firm’s Cybersecurity & Privacy Practice office in its New York office.Snyder is an experienced lawyer who assists clients across a broad industry spectrum with privacy obligations, including those under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). She helps clients navigate the changing compliance and regulatory requirements in the United States and internationally. Snyder also leverages her due diligence experience to provide privacy, security, and intellectual property subject matter expertise in merger and acquisition negotiations.


Rezvani joins Higgs Fletcher & Mack

2018

Rezvani joins Higgs Fletcher & Mack

Higgs Fletcher & Mack (HFM) is proud to welcome attorney Sofia Rezvani, who will join the Firm’s Healthcare Law, Business Litigation and Professional Liability Practice Groups. Rezvani previously worked at a New York-based litigation boutique, where her practice focused on defending physicians, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other medical professionals in malpractice litigation and various licensing and disciplinary proceedings. She has also represented companies and individuals in a variety of general business litigation matters. Rezvani earned her Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University College of Law and previously earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Davis. 


Katz named Rising Star

2018

Barclay Damon is proud to announce that Danielle Katz: Business/Corp has been named a 2021 Upstate New York Rising Star. 


Marino joins Addelman Cross & Baldwin, PC

2019

Marino joins Addelman Cross & Baldwin, PC

Addelman Cross & Baldwin, PC (Buffalo, NY) is pleased to announce the addition of Elaina Marino ‘19 as an associate. Ms. Marino’s areas of practice include Professional and Medical Malpractice, Trucking and Transportation, Municipal Law, Insured and Self-Insured Litigation, and Commercial Litigation.  Ms. Marino received her B.A. from State University of New York at Geneseo in 2016 and her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law in 2019.


Records joins Bousquet Holstein PLLC

2019

Records joins Bousquet Holstein PLLC

Bousquet Holstein PLLC is pleased to announce that Aaron C. Records has joined Bousquet Holstein PLLC.  Records has joined Bousquet Holstein as an Associate Attorney in the firm’s Brownfield’s Practice Group. Aaron will guide clients in preparing and filing claims for the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) tax credits, as well as defending their claims through the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance’s (“DTF”) desk audit and full examination processes. Originally from New Hampshire, Aaron earned his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Creative Writing from Colby-Sawyer College. Aaron spent one semester abroad as a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He earned his law degree at Syracuse University College of Law where he served on the Pro Bono Advisory Board, contributed to the Syrian Accountability Project, and was the Editor-in-Chief of Impunity Watch and the Journal of Global Rights and Organizations. After graduating from law school, Aaron worked as an associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s New York City office in their State and Local Tax Income and Franchise department, assisting large clients with both income tax consulting and compliance services. Aaron currently resides in Syracuse with his family.


Fasoldt admitted to practice

2020

Fasoldt admitted to practice

Bousquet Holstein PLLC is pleased to announce that Jeffrey C. Fasoldt, Jr. has been admitted to practice law in New York State and is now an Associate Attorney in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, Jeff participated in the firm’s Summer Associate Program, following his second year of law school, where he assisted with a variety of complex real estate and land use matters.

Jeff graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law in 2020. During his time in law school, Jeff served as a Research Assistant to Professor Robin Paul Malloy, focusing on the interactions of land use, real estate, and disability law. In addition, Jeff worked as an Associate Notes Editor on the Syracuse Law Review. Jeff was also a member of the Justinian Honor Society during both his second and third year. During law school, Jeff worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable David N. Hurd in U.S. District Court. Jeff is also a cum laude graduate of St. Bonaventure University . He grew up in Avon, NY and now resides in Downtown Syracuse. 


Cazer joins Hodgson Russ LLP

2020

Hodgson Russ is pleased to announce that Carly J. Cazer has joined the firm’s Buffalo office as an associate. A member of the Trusts & Estates Practice, Carly assists clients on a wide range of estates and trusts matters including planning for complex estates, tax planning, and counseling fiduciaries and beneficiaries on estate and trust administration, including contested matters. Carly earned her BA at Emerson College and her JD at Syracuse University’s College of Law. During law school, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jonathan W. Feldman in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. She also spent two years in the Betty and Michael D. Wohl Veteran’s Legal Clinic as a student attorney where she represented veterans seeking to obtain VA benefits, and appeared before the Court of Federal Claims where she defended a client’s claim against the Department of Justice.


Talt joins Barclay Damon

2020

Talt joins Barclay Damon

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Margaret Talt has been admitted to the New York State Bar. The former law clerk is now an associate at the firm. Talt is a member of the Real Estate and Financial Institutions & Lending Practice Areas. She graduated from Syracuse University College of Law, and her experience includes serving as a Barclay Damon summer associate and a DJ & JA Cirando, PLLC law clerk. She is based in the firm’s Syracuse office. 


Rodriguez joins Barclay Damon

2020

Rodriguez joins Barclay Damon

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce Jade Rodriguez has been admitted to the New York State Bar. The former law clerk is now an associate at the firm. Rodriguez is a member of the Commercial Litigation and White Collar & Government Investigations Practice Areas. She graduated from Syracuse University College of Law, and her experience includes serving as a BellCornerstone, LLC legal analyst and a Securities Arbitration and Consumer law clinic student attorney. She is based in the firm’s Syracuse office.


Mattar joins William Mattar, P.C.

2021

William Mattar law offices is pleased to welcome William Mattar’s son, Peter Mattar, Esq., to the firm’s attorney staff. As a personal injury attorney, Peter will focus on helping people injured in motor vehicle accidents.   

Peter Mattar attended Binghamton University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 2021, where he graduated cum laude. He is admitted to practice law in New York.     

Just like his father, Peter Mattar is passionate about making a difference in the community and helping clients whose lives have been severely impacted after a car accident. He has watched the firm grow over the years and is able to step in with the passion for helping people that the firm is synonymous with. In speaking about why he decided to become a lawyer, Peter said, “Becoming a lawyer is in my blood. I have multiple lawyers in my family, and I’m a third-generation attorney. I grew up hearing stories from my family about how they helped their clients deal with very difficult issues. Those stories resonated with me. I became a lawyer so that I could continue that tradition of service.”