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Hodgson Russ Announces Five Newly Elected Partners, Nine Attorneys Promoted to Senior Associate

Press Release
January 2, 2018

Buffalo, New York (January 1st, 2018) — The law firm of Hodgson Russ LLP is pleased to announce the following attorneys have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2018.

They are:

Michael J. Hecker- Mike has a broad-based environmental and energy-related practice, and has assisted regional, national, and international clients with their various environmental needs, including on a wide range of remediation-based projects, assisting clients with regulatory and criminal enforcement actions, permitting matters, transaction matters, and environmental risk counseling.

Charles W. Malcomb- Chuck concentrates his practice on environmental law, energy law, land-use law, municipal law, and real estate development. He works with both private and public clients on compliance with state and federal environmental requirements, permitting processes for development projects, environmental impact review, and environmental and land-use litigation.

Ryan M. Murphy- Ryan concentrates his practice in the area of employee benefits, with particular focus on qualified retirement plans and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. His practice includes drafting and reviewing plan documents, assisting clients in the administration of benefit plans, reviewing services agreements with plan service providers, preparing submissions under IRS and U.S. Department of Labor correction programs, and advising clients on reporting and disclosure obligations. 

Emina Poricanin- Emina counsels public and private sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She represents employers in arbitration proceedings and before the State Division of Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and federal and state courts, and has worked on cases before the National Labor Relations Board, the Public Employment Relations Board, and federal and state Departments of Labor. Emina also leads the firm’s Home Care Practice.

Charles S. Rauch- Charlie’s practice covers all aspects of patent, trademark, and design law, with a particular focus on U.S. and international patent prosecution and enforcement, transactional intellectual property diligence and licensing, patent validity and infringement opinions, and competitive analysis.

Hodgson Russ is also pleased to announce the following attorneys will advance from Associate to Senior Associate as of January 1, 2018:

Seth Calleri- Seth is a member of Hodgson Russ’s Business Litigation Practice.

Spencer L. Durland- Spencer is a member of Hodgson Russ’s Business Litigation Practice.

Daniel P. Kelly- Daniel is a member of Hodgson Russ's Tax Practice.

Michael T. Logan- Michael is a member of Hodgson Russ’s Municipal Finance & Special Districts Practice.

Lindsay M. McKenna- Lindsay is a member of Hodgson Russ’s Estates & Trusts Practice.

Cristin L. Murray- Cristin is a member of Hodgson Russ’s Corporate & Business Law Practice.

Lauren A. Suttell- Lauren is a member of Hodgson Russ’s Health Practice.

William S. Turkovich- William is a member of Hodgson Russ’s Federal/International Tax Practice.

Peter H. Wiltenburg- Peter is a member of Hodgson Russ’s Business Litigation Practice.

Hodgson Russ has New York offices in Buffalo, Albany, Saratoga Springs, and New York, Toronto, Ontario; and Palm Beach, Florida.