Hodgson Russ Partner Michael B. Risman to Join Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo Board of Directors


Michael B. Risman, a partner in Hodgson Russ's Business Litigation and Municipal Law Practice Groups, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo is a non-profit umbrella organization that serves both the local and global Jewish communities. Its many organizations include youth and adult education programs, missions to U.S. cities and Israel, social and family services, and charity work.

Mr. Risman's practice is focused on litigation and municipal law, and prior to joining Hodgson Russ he served as chief counsel for the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Board of Education. His involvement with the community extends to various other organizations; he was formerly a board member and is currently legal counsel for the North Buffalo Community Development Corporation.

With more than 230 attorneys practicing in all major areas of law, Hodgson Russ is among the 200 largest law firms headquartered in the United States. It is one of approximately 100 firms in the country listed in America's Greatest Places to Work With a Law Degree. In June 2005, Hodgson Russ received the Carol S. Knox Family-Friendly Employer Award from the Capital District Women's Bar Association. Established in 1817, Hodgson Russ is among the oldest law firms in the United States. Hodgson Russ has two offices in New York, New York, and offices in Albany, Buffalo, and Johnstown, New York; Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Florida; and Toronto, Ontario.


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