Our History

Founded in 1863, McNamee Lochner P.C. is now one of the Capital Region’s largest and most experienced law firms.  Since our beginning as Shepard & Stedman, the firm has been a stable and enduring legal presence in the shaping and growth of the Capital Region.

McNamee Lochner P.C. has been doing business in downtown Albany for over 150 years. Today, the firm offers a statewide practice with over thirty attorneys and has concentrations in several areas of law, including:  Banking, Construction, Corporate & Taxation, Employment and Labor Law, Environmental & Land Use, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Matrimonial & Family Law, Real Estate and Trusts, Estates and Elder Law. Our diverse clientele includes individuals, closely-held businesses, publicly traded companies, banking institutions, entrepreneurs, philanthropic organizations, municipalities, and governmental entities.

The strength of our firm is our people. Individually leaders in their respective practice areas, our Partners, Associates, and Of Counsel Attorneys form a full-service team capable of handling substantial issues at the state, local, and national levels. Additionally, our attorneys are leaders in the community, serving in business, government, and professional associations throughout the Capital Region.

Grounded by experience, the firm’s commitment to innovation affirms our vision of growth, excellence and discovery. Throughout our history, McNamee Lochner P.C. has provided clear and relevant guidance to our clients while adapting to the changing face of law and preparing for future challenges. As a result, our clients have access to attorneys who have grown bigger minds for solving bigger problems. The firm’s high standards are demonstrated by the number of our attorneys who are named by their peers to receive awards and designations in Best Lawyers® in America, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and many other distinguished organizations.