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Fifty-two Hodgson Russ Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers Listing, Five Included in “Lawyer of the Year” Categories

Press Release
August 15, 2017

Fifty-two Hodgson Russ attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018.  In addition, two Hodgson Russ attorneys were listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018. Because Best Lawyers is based on an in-depth, peer-review survey in which attorneys cast votes on the legal abilities of lawyers outside their firm who practice in the same legal and geographic areas, inclusion in Best Lawyers may be considered a singular honor.

Hodgson Russ is also pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have been honored as 2018 “Lawyers of the Year” in Buffalo: Joseph L. Braccio, Litigation – Labor and Employment; Richard F. Campbell, Tax Law; Rick W. Kennedy, Environmental Law; Robert J. Olivieri, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; and Thomas R. Hyde, Trusts and Estates.

The names of all 52 of Hodgson Russ’s included attorneys follow, along with the practice area or areas in which they are listed in the guide.

John P. Amershadian
Banking and Finance Law

Joseph L. Braccio
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment (Lawyer of the Year)

Peter K. Bradley
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Jane Bello Burke
Health Care Law

Richard F. Campbell
Corporate Law
Tax Law (Lawyer of the Year)

Katherine E. Cauley
Trusts and Estates

Paul R. Comeau
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates

Robert B. Conklin
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation

John B. Drenning
Corporate Law

Catherine B. Eberl
Trusts and Estates

George Eydt (Best Lawyers in Canada)
Corporate Law
Franchise Law

David A. Farmelo
Education Law
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law – Management

Amy J. Fitch
Real Estate Law

Carol A. Fitzsimmons
Tax Law

Robert B. Fleming, Jr.
Antitrust Law
Corporate Law

Kenneth P. Friedman
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Terrence M. Gilbride
Construction Law
Real Estate Law

Kevin K. Gluc
Trusts and Estates

Peter C. Godfrey
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

Garry M. Graber
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Pamela Davis Heilman
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Non-Profit / Charities Law

Timothy W. Hoover
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Thomas R. Hyde
Trusts and Estates (Lawyer of the Year)

Daniel P. Joyce
Immigration Law

Ranjana Kadle, Ph.D.
Patent Law

Richard W. Kaiser
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Kevin M. Kearney
Commercial Litigation

Rick W. Kennedy
Environmental Law (Lawyer of the Year)

Mark S. Klein
Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Tax Law

Robert J. Lane, Jr.
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Litigation – Securities

Alan J. Laurita
Real Estate Law

Ryan J. Lucinski
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Lance J. Madden
Immigration Law

Arthur A. Marrapese III
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation – ERISA

Michael E. Maxwell
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Michael C. O'Neill
Insurance Law

Daniel C. Oliverio
Commercial Litigation

Robert J. Olivieri
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Lawyer of the Year)
Securities / Capital Markets Law

Mario J. Papa
Corporate Law

Adam W. Perry
Commercial Litigation

Bonnie A. Redder
Health Care Law

Hugh M. Russ, III
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Victoria J. Saxon
Banking and Finance Law (also in Best Lawyers in Canada)
Real Estate Law

Gary M. Schober
Corporate Law

A. Joseph Scott, III
Public Finance Law

John L. Sinatra, Jr.
Commercial Litigation

Jeffrey C. Stravino
Commercial Litigation

James C. Thoman
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Paul J. Vallone
Corporate Law

James M. Wadsworth
Trusts and Estates

Amy P. Walters
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Sujata Yalamanchili
Real Estate Law

John J. Zak
Corporate Law

Benjamin M. Zuffranieri, Jr.
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Construction
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Hodgson Russ attorneys facilitate the U.S. legal aspects of transactions around the world. The firm practices in every major area of law and uses multidisciplinary work teams to serve the specific, often complex, needs of clients, which include public and privately held businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit institutions, and individuals. In addition to Buffalo, Hodgson Russ has offices in Albany, Saratoga Springs, and New York; Toronto, Ontario; and Palm Beach, Florida.

For further information on the firm, visit http://www.hodgsonruss.com/ or call 716-856-4000.