Sujata Yalamanchili Receives 40 Under Forty Award


Sujata Yalamanchili, a partner in Hodgson Russ LLP's Real Estate & Finance Practice Group, was acknowledged as one of Buffalo's young leaders by being named to Buffalo Business First's 14th annual 40 Under Forty list for 2005.

The 40 honorees, nominated by Business First readers and selected by an independent committee, are chosen to recognize their outstanding achievements as well as their commitment to the Western New York community. The winners are young leaders in various segments of the Buffalo Niagara business community, including law, government, health care, nonprofits, and more. Ms. Yalamanchili and the other honorees received the award at a luncheon November 3 at the Buffalo Convention Center.

Ms. Yalamanchili's practice includes multi-state leasing, purchase/sale, and financing matters. She has served as the primary outside real estate counsel for national retailers, franchisees, and Fortune 500 firms and also has represented regional and national developers and financial institutions. 

Ms. Yalamanchili serves as vice chair of the Amherst Youth Board, which provides programs and services for nearly 3,000 families each year. She is a member of the board of directors of the University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association and currently serves as vice chair of the board's program committee.  For the past three years, she has organized that group's Smart Business Practices seminar, which focuses on issues and topics of interest to the business community.  

With more than 220 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. The Firm, which was established in 1817 and is among the oldest law firms in the United States, is the only law firm that can count two former U.S. presidents, Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland, among its alumni. Hodgson Russ has offices in Albany, Buffalo, Johnstown, and New York, New York; Boca Raton, Florida; and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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