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

Press Release
January 8, 2019

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, 2019.

They are:

Jill A. Apa – Jill focuses her practice on U.S. immigration law, including business related non-immigrant (temporary) and immigrant (green card) matters. Jill has successfully handled employment-based cases for foreign nationals in a wide variety of industries, including health-care, information technology, engineering and manufacturing, and professional sports.

Nathan W. G. Berti – Nate, a second-generation estates and trusts lawyer, concentrates his practice in all aspects of estates and trusts law.  He helps clients construct complex estate plans, often with a multi-generational, multi-jurisdictional (including international), and creditor protection focus, and counsels fiduciaries and beneficiaries on all aspects of estate and trust administration, including contested matters.

Carmine J. Castellano – Carmine handles a wide variety of litigation, including financial services, intellectual property, bankruptcy, general commercial, and ADA matters. His practice also includes the representation of clients in litigation involving auto dealer management software. 

Craig M. Fischer – Craig has represented domestic and international corporate clients in a range of industries on a variety of business transactions and general corporate issues, with a particular focus on public and private securities offerings, compliance with the U.S. securities laws, investment management matters, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance issues.

Nathaniel W. Lucek – Nathaniel assists clients with intellectual property, contract, and corporate matters. Much of Nathaniel’s practice focuses on patent law, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, due diligence projects, and opinion work. Nathaniel also works with European companies expanding into the U.S.

Andrew D. Oppenheimer – Andy focuses his practice on federal and international tax matters involving partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations. He advises businesses in a wide range of industries in connection with their domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, financings, restructurings, reorganizations, spinoffs, joint ventures and other business transactions. He also represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities.

Patricia C. Sandison – Trish focuses her practice on nonprofit law, advising nonprofit organizations in matters relating to legal requirements and best practices in connection with governance and operational matters, with particular emphasis on issues involving formation of nonprofit organizations, obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, intermediate sanctions, donor-advised funds, board governance, joint ventures, mergers and restructuring.

Andrew W. Wright – Andrew focuses his practice on state and local tax matters and manages many different types of tax matters before the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and New York City Department of Finance from audit through appeal, with a particular focus on New York residency audits.

Hodgson Russ is also pleased to announce the following attorneys will advance from Associate to Senior Associate as of January 1, 2019:

Ariele R. Doolittle - Ariele is a member of the Tax Practice.

Kinsey O’Brien - Kinsey is a member of the Labor and Employment Practice.

Craig Reilly – Craig is a member of the Tax Practice.

Karalyn M. Rossi – Karalyn is a member of the Business Litigation Practice.

Aaron M. Saykin – Aaron is a member of the Business Litigation Practice.

Hodgson Russ attorneys facilitate the U.S. legal aspects of transactions around the world. The Firm practices in several significant areas 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. Hodgson Russ has offices in Albany, Buffalo, Saratoga Springs and New York City, New York.  Our Florida office is located in Palm Beach. The Firm also maintains an office in Toronto, Ontario. To learn more about Hodgson Russ, please visit the Firm’s website,