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52 Hodgson Russ Attorneys Named to Various Best Lawyers Listings

Press Release
August 20, 2019

Hodgson Russ is pleased to announce that 52 attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of “Best Lawyers in America” listings. Inclusion in Best Lawyers may be considered a singular honor because selection is based on an in-depth, peer-review survey in which attorneys cast votes on the legal abilities of lawyers outside of their firm who practice in the same legal and geographic areas. According to Best Lawyers, for the 2020 year, 5% of the attorneys in private practice in the United States were accorded this recognition.

Hodgson Russ is further pleased to announce that four of its attorneys have been honored as 2020 “Lawyers of the Year.” Attorneys receive this designation “based on their extremely high overall feedback within specific practice areas and metropolitan regions.” Benjamin M. Zuffranieri, Jr., Daniel C. Oliverio, James M. Wadsworth and Rick W. Kennedy have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” for the 2020 listing.

The names of all selected 52 Hodgson Russ attorneys are noted below, along with the practice area or areas in which they are listed in the Best Lawyers guide.

John P. Amershadian
Banking and Finance Law

Joseph L. Braccio
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Peter K. Bradley
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Jane Bello Burke
Health Care Law

Richard F. Campbell
Corporate Law
Tax Law

Katherine E. Cauley
Trusts and Estates

Paul R. Comeau
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates

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

Catherine B. Eberl
Trusts and Estates

Amy J. Fitch
Real Estate Law

Carol A. Fitzsimmons
Tax Law

Robert B. Fleming, Jr.
Antitrust Law
Corporate Law

Robert J. Fluskey
Litigation - Intellectual Property

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
Nonprofit / Charities Law

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

Thomas R. Hyde
Trusts and Estates

Ranjana Kadle
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

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

Elizabeth D. McPhail
Employment Law - Management

Daniel C. Oliverio
Bet-the-Company Litigation (Lawyer of the Year) 
Commercial Litigation

Robert J. Olivieri
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law

Michael C. O'Neill
Insurance Law

Mario J. Papa
Corporate Law

Adam W. Perry
Commercial Litigation

Hugh M. Russ, III
Commercial Litigation
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Gary M. Schober
Corporate Law

Joseph Scott, III
Public Finance Law

John L. Sinatra, Jr.
Commercial Litigation

Daniel A. Spitzer
Cleantech Law

Jeffrey C. Stravino
Commercial Litigation

Melissa N. Subjeck
Gaming Law

Jeffrey F. Swiatek
Education Law

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

Paul J. Vallone
Corporate Law

James M. Wadsworth
Trusts and Estates (Lawyer of the Year) 

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 (Lawyer of the Year) 
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Hodgson Russ attorneys facilitate the U.S. legal aspects of transactions around the world. Our attorneys practice in every significant area of law and use multidisciplinary work teams to serve the specific, often complex, needs of our clients, which include public and privately held businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit institutions and individuals. Hodgson Russ has offices in Albany, Buffalo, New York City, Palm Beach, Saratoga Springs and Toronto. To learn more, visit www.hodgsonruss.com.