Jan. 20, 2021

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP Announces Six New Partners

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP Announces Six New Partners

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 20, 2021) – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, has announced six new partners: Erin Callahan, Rochelle Cavanagh, Jon Crain, Cianna Freeman-Tolbert, Charles Gottlieb and Daniel Hubbell.

“We’re delighted to welcome such a highly talented group of lawyers to our partnership,” said John Henry, Co-Managing Partner. “Each of our new partners have distinguished themselves as attorneys and will continue to add significant depth to our Labor and Employment, Matrimonial and Family Law, Litigation, Immigration, Environmental and Land Use, and Real Estate practices,” he said.

Erin Callahan joined Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP in 2014 and is a member in the Firm’s Education, Labor and Employment, and Litigation and Appeals Practice Groups.   Ms. Callahan works with employers on managing a broad array of employee-related matters and represents public and private employers in federal and State litigation, administrative proceedings and alternative dispute proceedings.

A member of the Firm’s Matrimonial and Family Law Practice, Rochelle Cavanagh is an experienced civil litigator who has focused her practice on matrimonial law, family court matters including custody, support and divorce actions.

Jon Crain is an experienced trial lawyer and commercial litigator with the Firm’s Litigation and Appeals Practice Group. Mr. Crain has successfully litigated and arbitrated a broad range of matters, including corporate shareholder disputes, litigation regarding trade secrets and proprietary business information, commercial real estate and construction litigation, First Amendment and constitutional claims, business-to-business collection and breach of contract claims, and complex personal injury and products liability actions.

Cianna Freeman-Tolbert is a member of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna’s Immigration Practice Group.  Ms. Freeman-Tolbert focuses her practice on all aspects of immigration law, including family-based, employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processing, and immigration litigation including removal/deportation defense and immigration litigation.

Charles Gottlieb is a member of the Firm’s Environmental; Land Use and Development; and Municipal Practice Groups. Mr. Gottlieb represents residential and commercial developers, religious institutions, non-profit organizations and public utility infrastructure companies to obtain land use and environmental permits.

A member of the Firm’s Land Use and Development; Municipal; and Real Estate Practice Groups, Daniel Hubbell represents public, not-for-profit, and private entities in real estate, land use, development and real property taxation matters, with an emphasis on acquisition, financing, development, leasing, and disposition of commercial and corporate real property.  Additionally, Mr. Hubbell provides guidance to public and private entities concerning real property tax assessments, exemptions and payment in lieu of taxes agreements.

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, the Capital Region’s largest law firm with 91 attorneys, has developed a reputation for innovative solutions and professional leadership. For over 45 years, the Firm has served the public and private sectors with a broad range of practice areas and industry expertise including business, commercial, education, energy, utility regulation, environmental, land use, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate development, federal and state taxation, cybersecurity and data privacy, estate planning and administration, government relations and litigation.