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In Albany, an aggressive vertical lunge for Farrell Fritz

By GREGORY ZELLER // A Long Island law firm has made a bold thrust into the Capital District. Uniondale-based Farrell Fritz this week announced the launch of its new Regulatory & Government Relations Practice Group, to be located in the firm’s new downtown Albany office – located just a few strides from the State Capitol and state legislative offices. The new team of key specialists has been assembled specifically to “represent the firm’s clients before…

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Sahn Ward launches sustainability group

Three partners will form the backbone of a new Environment, Energy and Resources Practice Group at Uniondale law firm Sahn Ward Coschignano. Supported by two existing practice groups – Litigation and Appeals and Zoning and Land Use – the new group has been formed to keep the firm ahead of the curve on emerging sustainability trends that “give rise to policy decisions and regulatory developments dictating how energy needs will be met now and for…


Understanding the specifics of a business divorce

By CARL CORRY // Breaking up is hard to do, so Uniondale-based law firm Farrell Fritz has set up a practice group to make things as easy as possible for companies going through a business divorce. Led by partner Peter Mahler, the group counsels owners of privately held businesses in disputes with business partners and in corporate dissolutions. It’s an expansion of a business niche that the firm – which focuses on real estate, tax…


Harris Beach bulks up real estate practice

Harris Beach plans to add five attorneys to its new Suffolk County office, created this month via a merger with Melville firm Brown & Altman. The merger, completed last week, “positions us well to be at the forefront of new development in Suffolk County,” noted Thomas Garry, managing partner of Harris Beach’s Uniondale office, and the firm plans to press the advantage by beefing up staff by month’s end. The merger bolsters Harris Beach’s expertise…


Legal site for millennials powers up

LawNearMe.com, a website that helps mobile users quickly find local attorneys when necessary, is finding its deeper side. The millennial-focused startup, launched last year by Jericho native Samuel Shusterhoff, a graduate of Pennsylvania’s Widener School of Law, has unveiled a significantly beefed-up platform that includes what Shusterhoff calls “the most innovative technology in the industry.” For users, the basics are still there. Free access to a listing of local attorneys is still LawNearMe.com’s biggest sell…


Siegelman, Baronci joining RMF

Ruskin Moscou Faltischek has added veteran attorneys Jerry Siegelman and Anthony Baronci to its real estate practice, which is being reorganized and expanded under co-chairs Eric Rubenstein and Benjamin Weinstock. “Jerry and Anthony have worked together for the last several years, and we are excited to add these two seasoned attorneys whose talents and strengths complement each other and greatly enhances our ability to maximize the value of  our clients’ real estate investments,” Rubenstein said as part…


Creighton replacing Strain at Farrell Fritz

Robert Creighton has been elected managing partner of Farrell Fritz, replacing the long-serving Charles Strain, who will continue as a partner and member of the firm’s management committee. Creighton is scheduled to take over Jan. 1. The changing of the guard has made for a “challenging and nice time” at the Uniondale-based firm, according to Creighton, who joined Farrell Fritz in 1998 after serving as partner at neighboring firm Rivkin Radler. Strain, whose 15-year managing…