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July 13, 2012

Public Affairs Roundtable

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna’s Public Affairs Roundtable series, an extension of the Firm’s involvement in legal issues at the intersection of the public and private sectors, with a focus on businesses that are regulated or otherwise vitally affected by public policy and government, serves as a monthly forum for the interchange of ideas between various » Read More

October 20, 2014

Decision by State Supreme Court Appellate Division Approves Adirondack Club and Resort Project

The Appellate Division of the N.Y.S. Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from the January 2012 decision of the Adirondack Park Agency to issue permits for the Adirondack Club & Resort project in Tupper Lake, N.Y. The lawsuit raised twenty-eight substantive and procedural claims arising out of the lengthy approval process at the Adirondack Park » Read More

September 22, 2014

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP Welcomes Three New Associates

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 22, 2014) – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, proudly welcomes three new associates: Daniel Hubbell, Thomas J. (“T.J.”) Ruane and Claiborne Walthall. Mr. Hubbell, of Tivoli, N.Y. obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Albany Law School in May 2014. In addition, he graduated with a M.S. » Read More

August 13, 2014

Attorney at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP Named Super Lawyers’ New York Rising Star

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 12, 2014) – Leonard D’Arrigo a partner with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna in Albany, New York, was recently named one of Super Lawyers’ New York Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional » Read More

August 5, 2014

Seth Leech Presented with Congressman Paul Tonko at Immigration Roundtable – August 6, 2014

Seth Leech, a partner with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, recently joined Congressman Paul Tonko at an Immigration Roundtable held on Wednesday, August 6 at the College of St. Rose. On the heels of the recent consideration to provide a temporary housing facility in Albany for unaccompanied alien children, Congressman Tonko hosted this event and wants » Read More

July 10, 2014

Leslie Thiele Recently Presented at the International Distribution Institute in Italy on Agency and Distribution Law

Leslie K.L. Thiele, a partner at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, is the United States expert for agency and distribution law for the International Distribution Institute (“IDI”), based in Turin, Italy. At this year’s IDI annual conference in Turin, on June 13-14, Ms. Thiele presented on issues for foreign sellers establishing distribution channels in the United » Read More

July 10, 2014

Terresa Bakner Presented at the 2014 Planning and Zoning Summer School – July 29 and July 31, 2014

Terresa M. Bakner, a partner at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, recently presented at the New York Planning Federation and the Association of Towns Planning and Zoning Summer School held on Tuesday, July 29 and July 31. Ms. Bakner’s presentation, entitled “Case Law Updates” provided an overview of the proposed and existing land uses that » Read More

July 7, 2014

Aspatore Special Report – Understanding the Dignity for All Students Act

Kevin Quinn, a partner at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, recently co-authored the Aspatore Special Report – Understanding the Dignity for All Students Act. The report navigates the scope and impact of New York’s anti-bullying legislation. To learn more about this publication, please click here.  

June 30, 2014

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna Attorneys Prevail in New York Court of Appeals Fracking Case

In a landmark decision, the New York Court of Appeals upheld the power of a municipality to enforce its zoning laws to prohibit hydrofracking within its borders. The Court of Appeals, upholding decisions of two lower courts, held that New York’s Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Law (“OGSML”) does not preempt a municipality’s zoning laws. Whiteman » Read More

June 13, 2014

Documentary “Brothers of the Black List” Tells Story Behind One of the Longest Litigated Civil Rights Cases in America

The documentary, “Brothers of the Black List”, is about one of the longest continually litigated civil rights cases in American history. Scott Fein, a partner at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, served as lead counsel in the case, Brown v. State.  The case began in 1992 when, in the aftermath of a crime, the State and » Read More

May 19, 2014

Charles Haviland Moderates Panel Discussion at the University at Albany’s School of Business Family Business Seminar

Charles Haviland, partner at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, moderated a panel discussion at the University at Albany’s School of Business Family Business Seminar held on March 28, 2014. The panel discussion was entitled “Strategic Challenges of Family & Closely Held Businesses” and addressed the challenges in creating an entrepreneurial environment consistent with owner’s values and » Read More