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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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Albany, NY
– 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©.

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McNamee Lochner P.C. is pleased to announce that Mathew P. Barry (Banking), Jacob F. Lamme (Business Litigation), and Jeremy H. Speich (Business & Corporate Law) have been named to the 2017 Upstate New York Rising Stars list.

Mathew P. Barry is a member of the firm’s Banking, Real Estate and Business Litigation practice groups and was recently named a Rising Star in banking law.  Mr. Barry represents business owners and financial institutions in all facets of commercial lending and real estate transactions.  Mr. Barry routinely handles multi-lender and multi-million dollar financing transactions throughout New York State.

Jacob F. Lamme is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Land Use & Zoning practice groups, and was recently named a Rising Star in business litigation.  Mr. Lamme provides litigation and corporate counsel to local, statewide, national and international businesses in a variety of matters, including commercial litigation, labor and employment disputes, real property tax assessment challenges, and Article 78 proceedings.  Mr. Lamme practices in state and federal courts, and he also provides advice and counsel to clients seeking to avoid litigation.

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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.

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McNamee Lochner P.C. is pleased to announce that 11 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018, the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.

The McNamee attorneys receiving this recognition are: Richard D. Cirincione (Trusts and Estates); Glen P. Doherty (Employment Law – Management); William S. Haase (Trusts and Estates); Michelle L. Haskin (Family Law); Richard A. Langer (Employee Benefits [ERISA] Law); Christopher Massaroni (Commercial Litigation); Amy S. O’Connor (Elder Law, Trusts and Estates); Peter A. Pastore (Commercial Litigation); John J. Privitera (Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental); Timothy B. Thornton (Trusts and Estates); and Bruce J. Wagner (Family Law).

The Best Lawyers in America list is the result of more than 6.7 million confidential peer-reviews. Rankings reflect ability, professionalism, and integrity; attorneys named to this list have earned the highest levels of respect among other leading lawyers within the same practice areas and among clients within their communities.