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Bruce J. Wagner, Chair of our Matrimonial & Family Law Department, presented a two-hour program for the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) entitled “Happy 40th Birthday Equitable Distribution - Part 2,” which covered a wide variety of topics in observance of the 40th anniversary of the July 1980 enactment of New York’s Equitable Distribution Law.  This program was the second in a series Mr. Wagner began in April 2020.  He also recently presented [...]

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ALBANY, N.Y. (December 16, 2020) – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, is pleased to announce that Donald T. Kinsella has joined us as Senior Counsel and Robert J. McLaughlin has joined us as Of Counsel. Each of these individuals have extraordinary credentials and will further enhance the professional services our clients have come to expect from our attorneys.   Donald Kinsella joins Whiteman Osterman & Hanna with more than four decades [...]

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In yet another update to its Policy Manual, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that it is updating existing policy guidance regarding the exercise of discretion in adjudications of adjustment of status applications. Importantly, the new provisions apply to all family-based, employment-based and diversity visa adjustment of status applications. In a separate “Policy Alert,” USCIS states that the new guidance is effective [...]

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Nov. 02, 2020

Remembering John R. Dunne 1930 - 2020

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP sadly announces the passing of John R. Dunne, Senior Counsel.  For more than 25 years, John was our colleague, our mentor and our friend who added to the integrity and the culture of our Firm.Throughout his legal and political career, John was the consummate professional, filled with both a love of the law and compassion for those who were most affected by its application.  He brought the best out in all of us and humbly served as an inspiration for [...]

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Lakes to Locks Passage, Inc. held a virtual Annual Meeting on September 28, 2020, where the Board voted to elect Randall Beach as President of the Board. Beach had previously served as 1st Vice-President, he replaces Edward Bartholomew of the Warren County Economic Development Corporation, who passed away in July. A native of Plattsburgh and now a resident of Schenectady, Randall is a partner at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP where he has practiced in the areas of real estate [...]

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