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Shareholder April Dalbec, a member of McNamee Lochner’s matrimonial and family law, criminal defense, and personal injury departments, has been named to the Executive Committee of the Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association, representing the Third Judicial District.

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The Executive Committee of the Trial Lawyers Section is comprised of 4 Officers, Section Delegates to the NYSBA House of Delegates, former section chairs, and two representatives from each Judicial District in the State. The Trial Lawyers Section provides support to all trial attorneys and law students in the New York State Bar Association.

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Bruce Wagner will give an accredited 1 hour CLE presentation on the topic of “Matrimonial & Family Law” for the New York State Bar Association’s UPDATE 2016 program on October 31, 2016, in Albany, and again on November 2, 2016, in Manhattan.

Update 2016 is one of the New York State Bar Association’s most anticipated annual educational offerings. This CLE will cover all new rulings and case law in Matrimonial & Family Law that have transpired over the past year. The presentation is geared toward those who concentrate in the field of Matrimonial and Family Law, as well as general practitioners.

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Bruce Wagner will give an accredited CLE at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers New York Chapter Annual Upstate Meeting on Saturday October 8, 2016.

This presentation will cover significant developments in Matrimonial & Family law that have transpired over the last 6 months. The presentation is tailored to leading practitioners across New York State who are Certified Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

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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. is pleased to announce that 11 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, 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.

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Nicholas L. ZappThe Law Firm of McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. is pleased to announce that Nicholas L. Zapp has joined the firm as an associate, working in the firm’s Family Law, Environmental Law, Trusts and Estates, Civil Litigation and Criminal Defense practice areas.

Mr. Zapp is a graduate of Hobart College (magna cum laude) 2013, where he also played Division III Football, serving as Team Captain during his senior year. During his tenure at Hobart, the football team completed their first undefeated season in in almost 60 years.

After completing his Bachelor’s, Mr. Zapp attended Albany Law School of Union University, graduating magna cum laude in 2016. While in law school, Mr. Zapp served as Associate Editor for the Albany Law Review and participated in the Pro Bono Scholars program, a 12 week acceleration program which enabled him to work full time in the Columbia County Public Defender’s office while completing the academic requirements for his Juris Doctor. Through this program, Mr. Zapp was able to take the Bar Exam early. He was admitted to practice in the Third Department in June 2016.

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The shareholders of McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. are pleased to announce that Mathew P. Barry and April M. Dalbec have been made shareholders in the Firm effective July 1, 2013.

Mathew P. Barry practices in the firm’s litigation and commercial lending groups with a focus on commercial litigation and real property disputes for businesses and individuals. Mr. Barry has been involved in numerous complex litigation cases and he is an experienced trial attorney in the state and federal courts in both New York and Massachusetts.

April M. Dalbec is a member the of firm’s matrimonial, family law, personal injury, and criminal defense practice groups. Ms. Dalbec is an experienced civil and criminal litigator who litigates in both state and federal matters. She has extensive trial and litigation experience, including high profile criminal matters, and has handled successful civil matters resulting in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for her clients.

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McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams is pleased to announce that shareholder Michelle L. Haskin has been selected by the New York State Bar Association to receive the 2015 Award for Attorney Professionalism at its Annual Meeting, January 31, 2015.

“We congratulate Michelle on her recognition for outstanding professionalism and dedication of service to her clients,” said co-managing partner Richard D. Cirincione.

The Award for Attorney Professionalism, presented by The Committee on Attorney Professionalism, honors attorneys for outstanding professionalism, which is defined as dedication to service to clients and a commitment to promoting respect for the legal system in pursuit of justice and the public good, characterized by exemplary ethical conduct, competence, good judgment, integrity and civility. Each year, only one attorney out of the NYSBA’s 50,000+ members is recognized with this prestigious award.

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The Law Firm of McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. is pleased to announce that Megan B. Van Aken has joined the firm as an associate, working in the Firm’s Matrimonial and Family Law department.

Ms. Van Aken is an experienced civil litigator who has been practicing since 1999. She has focused her practice on matrimonial law, family court matters, plaintiff’s personal injury, and civil defense. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Van Aken had worked as a Senior Associate/Legal Administrator, a Staff Attorney, and as a Mediation Specialist with the New York State Capital Defender’s Office.

Ms. Van Aken received her J.D. degree from Albany Law School of Union University in 1999. She received her B.A. degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Hartford in 1994. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Albany County Bar Association, the Capital District Women’s Bar Association, and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

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Nine McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C., attorneys have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015.

The firm is pleased to announce that Christopher Massaroni was selected for inclusion in the practice area of Commercial Litigation, John J. Privitera for inclusion in the practice area of Litigation – Environmental, and that Amy S. O’Connor has been selected for inclusion in the practice areas of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates.

The nine McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 are: