Harris Beach

Appointees enrich Hofstra’s Center for Entrepreneurship

By GREGORY ZELLER // They’re powering up at Hofstra University’s three-year-old Center for Entrepreneurship, where a transfusion of fresh blood is kicking innovation to new levels. The center has tapped a diverse and experienced group of business and economic leaders to serve on a new Advisory Board, providing everything from financial support to program-development guidance to student mentoring. Mentoring, obviously, is also the primary focus of the center’s first-ever “mentor in residence.” Chris Lopinto, president…


Manetta merges with Harris Beach advisory

By GREGORY ZELLER // Long Island public affairs veteran Anthony Manetta has hitched his wagon to legal powerhouse Harris Beach. The former executive director of the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency has merged his Melville consulting company, Standard Advisors Group, with HB Solutions LLC, a non-legal consulting affiliate of Rochester-based Harris Beach. The law firm, which represents 10 of the Fortune 25 companies, was founded in 1856 and maintains offices across Upstate New York and…


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…