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Kevin Laurilliard, an attorney who practices construction law at McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Willaims, P.C., obtained an important precedential decision that applies to New York State private construction projects.

The New York State Appellate Division for the Third Department ruled that a contractor may have the legal right to opt for expedited arbitration in lieu of litigation, notwithstanding an express provision in the written construction contract that mandated litigation. Expedited arbitration can allow a contractor, subcontractor and supplier to settle disputes in a more efficient and timely matter.

Based upon this precedential decision, contractors, suppliers and subcontractors, who provide labor and/or material to private construction projects in New York State where the aggregate costs exceeds $150,000 can now decide to pursue expedited arbitration.

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McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. is pleased to announce that 10 of its attorneys have been named to the 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list. The McNamee attorneys receiving this recognition are:

Richard D. Cirincione, Estate Planning & Probate

Mr. Cirincione’s practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, estate litigation, and guardianship law, including appeals. He provides planning for high net worth individuals including the creation of charitable planning devices. He has experience forming and administering family entities and has prepared sales to defective grantor trusts. Mr. Cirincione handles all phases of the administration of estates and trusts, including the preparation of estate tax returns and fiduciary accountings.

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McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. announced today that ten of its attorneys have been named to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list as top attorneys for 2014.

The McNamee, Lochner, Titus & William’s attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list are:

  • Glen P. Doherty — Employment and Labor