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G. Kimball Williams received the President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the Third Judicial District on behalf of the NYS Bar Association on May 1, 2018. This award is extended to individuals and entities that have rendered extraordinary pro bono service.  The NYS Bar Association presents such awards to publicly recognize and thank those who provide such service and also to convey a message to the profession and the public about the importance of pro bono efforts in achieving equal access to justice.

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April M. Dalbec was appointed to the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Third Judicial Department for a five year term. The Committee on Character and Fitness is comprised of practicing attorneys who investigate and make recommendations regarding the character and fitness of applicants for admission to the bar. The Third Judicial District consists of Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties. Ms. Dalbec’s practice focuses primarily on family law, matrimonial law and serious personal injury.

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Jeremy H. Speich was a speaker for the “Buying or Selling a Small Business” Continuing Legal Education program of the New York State Bar Association (http://www.nysba.org/SmallBusinessECM/). This CLE program was held on December 6, 2017 at the Bar Association’s Center in Albany, New York before both a live and statewide webcast audience. Jeremy presented on business and tax issues relating to contingent and other compensation in stock and asset purchase agreements and state and local tax planning issues in sale transactions.

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ALBANY, NY— McNamee Lochner P.C. is pleased to announce that J. Rochelle Cavanagh has joined the firm as an associate, working in the Firm’s Matrimonial and Family Law Department.

Ms. Cavanagh is an experienced civil litigator who has been practicing since 2009. She has focused her practice in matrimonial law, family court matters, including custody, support and divorce actions. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Cavanagh worked as a Lead Litigator for an international law firm and focused on all areas of family law practice.

Ms. Cavanagh received her J.D. degree from Albany Law School of Union University in 2009. She received her B.A. degree in Political Science and Sociology from Syracuse University in 2006.  She is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

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– The 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ”Best Law Firms” named McNamee Lochner P.C a Tier 1 and 2 firm in eight different practice areas on the metropolitan level. “We are very proud to receive this recognition and especially grateful to our clients whose continued support of our firm has played such a pivotal role in this honor,” said Scott A. Barbour, co-managing partner of McNamee Lochner.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process, including the collection of client and attorney evaluations, peer review by leading attorneys in their fields, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. The firm’s “Best Law Firm” rankings are in the following practice areas:

Tier 1: Commercial Litigation; Elder Law; Family Law; Trusts & Estates

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Bruce J. Wagner will be the opening speaker for the Court Attorney Legal Update Program at the NYS Judicial Institute, White Plains, on October 3, 2017, and will present “Matrimonial Update” to both a live and statewide webcast audience.

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McNamee Lochner is pleased to announce that shareholder Michelle L. Haskin has been ranked in the Top 25 Women on the 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list.

Haskin practices exclusively in the field of matrimonial and family law, concentrating in complex matrimonial matters, custody, support, domestic violence, and interstate family law issues. She has over 20 years of experience advocating for clients in both Supreme and Family Court.

She is a past President of the Capital District Women’s Bar Association, and is co-chair of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York’s matrimonial committee. Haskin has previously been awarded recognition for her reputation in Family Law as a recipient of the 2015 New York State Bar Association’s Attorney Professionalism Award and received the Albany 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” award in the area of Family Law by The Best Lawyers in America©.