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McNamee Lochner Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year

Two McNamee Lochner attorneys, Amy S. O’Connor and John J. Privitera, have received the Albany 2018 award “Lawyer of the Year” in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. O’Connor was selected “Lawyer of the Year” in Trusts and Estates, and Privitera was selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Environmental.

Amy S. O’Connor is Chair of the firm’s Trusts, Estates & Elder Law Department. With a concentration in elder law, estate planning, and trust and estate administration, her practice encompasses all aspects of trusts and estates law and elder law, including estate tax planning, probate and administration of estates and trusts, establishment of revocable and irrevocable trusts, wills, health care proxies, living wills, and powers of attorney.

John J. Privitera is Chair of the firm’s Environmental Law Department. He is active in all areas of environmental law including land use, environmental litigation, enforcement, citizen suits, regulatory affairs, compliance matters, hazardous wastes and natural resource damages. He also provides advice and counsel regarding the environmental aspects of business transactions and energy matters.

Best Lawyers is one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Annually, Best Lawyers names a single lawyer in each metropolitan area as a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice area. Those honored have received particularly outstanding ratings in the more than 6.7 million confidential peer-review surveys, earning a high level of respect among other leading lawyers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.



About McNamee Lochner P.C.

McNamee Lochner P.C. is full-service law firm with offices in Albany and Saratoga Counties. Our firm serves individuals, families, and businesses across New York State in most areas of law. Our reputation has been built on providing the highest level of legal representation for our clients in and out of the courtroom. Ranked as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and World Report, our attorneys are widely recognized among the best in their respective fields by independent third parties such as Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyers®, and Best Lawyers in America®, and many have achieved prestigious positions in industry, the legal community, and public service.

About Best Lawyers

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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