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Ten McNamee Attorneys Named to 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers® List


McNamee Lochner 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.

Michelle L. Haskin, Family Law

Michelle L. Haskin practices exclusively in the field of matrimonial and family law, concentrating on matrimonial and family law, custody, domestic violence, and interstate issues. Ms. Haskin has extensive experience in representing clients in both Supreme and Family Court.

Kevin Laurilliard, Construction Litigation

Mr. Laurilliard practices in the areas of construction and surety law, commercial law, bankruptcy law, and creditors’ rights law. He has successfully mediated, arbitrated and litigated a variety of construction, bankruptcy, and commercial law matters in state and federal courts. Mr. Laurilliard has extensive experience negotiating public and private contracts and addressing the multiple issues that arise during a construction project, thereby being instrumental in bringing the construction of a large chip manufacturing plant, a new train station, and the area’s first “green” library to fruition.

John J. Privitera, Environmental Litigation

Mr. Privitera assists clients in assessing risk, achieving compliance, solving problems, defending enforcement actions, developing projects, and resolving challenging environmental issues.  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.

Timothy B. Thornton, Estate Planning & Probate

Mr. Thornton’s areas of concentration are trusts and estates, wills, estate planning and administration, and estate litigation. His practice encompasses all aspects of trusts and estates law, including: financial and estate planning; drafting of trusts, wills and other instruments for wealth transfer; elder law; and probate and administration of estates and trusts. Mr. Thornton has represented numerous CEOs and professionals, business owners and their families, as well as local and national trust companies.

Bruce J. Wagner, Family Law

Mr. Wagner practices exclusively in the field of matrimonial and family law, and represents clients in the negotiation and litigation of pre-nuptial agreements, separation, and divorce. His areas of concentration include divorce, high net worth property cases, prenuptial agreements, interstate support, and international custody.

David J. Wukitsch, Business Litigation

David J. Wukitsch practices in the areas of civil litigation, labor and employment law, municipal law, and government procurements. In addition to having conducted several jury trials, he has represented individuals, governmental entities, and corporate clients before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Mr. Wukitsch also provides advice and counsel to local and national businesses on issues of labor law and employment law compliance.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor.