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14 Hodgson Russ Partners Named to Business First's WNY Legal Elite

Press Release
September 29, 2014

Kevin Kearney Honored as a “Top Ten” Attorney

Fourteen Hodgson Russ attorneys are featured in Buffalo Business First and Buffalo Law Journal’s prestigious 2014 Western New York Legal Elite, including partner Kevin Kearney, who is named a Top Ten “Best of the Best.” Our listed attorneys are:

  • John Amershadian, President, Banking & Finance Practice; John was cited in Business First as a law firm leader honored with inclusion on the list
  • Brad Birmingham, Business Tax Practice
  • Paul Comeau, State & Local Tax Practice
  • Jodyann Galvin, Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Leader
  • Terrence Gilbride, Real Estate Development, College & University, and Public-Private Partnerships Practices Leader
  • Garry Graber, Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Litigation Practice Leader
  • Julia Hilliker, Business Litigation Practice
  • Kevin Kearney, Business Litigation Practice; Buffalo Law Journal published an interview with Kevin and the other Top Ten listed attorneys
  • Robert Lane, Securities/Directors & Officers Litigation Practice Leader, Professional Services Industry Leader
  • Daniel Oliverio, Chairman; False Claims Act; Whistleblower Representation; and Business Crimes, Regulatory Offenses & Corporate Investigations Practices Leader
  • Hugh Russ, III, Torts, Insurance & Products Liability Practice
  • Jeffrey Stravino, Business Litigation Practice
  • John Zak, Securities Regulation & Corporate Compliance Practice Leader
  • Benjamin Zuffranieri, Litigation Practice Area Leader, Business Litigation and Construction Practices Leader

To arrive at this listing, 1,100 nominations were made by local attorneys for their peers, and 161 attorneys are included, representing 81 firms and other organizations.