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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP sadly announces the passing of founding partner John Hanna Jr.  Mr. Hanna passed away on Christmas Day at the age of 85 after a long illness.  John co-founded Whiteman Osterman & Hanna in 1975 with Michael Whiteman, Melvin Osterman, and Joel Hodes.  The Firm has grown to be the largest Albany law firm with 78 attorneys.   Mr. Hanna focused his practice on environmental and commercial law."John inspired us all, the more seasoned [...]

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ALBANY, N.Y. (January 2, 2020) – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, has announced three new partners:  Christopher W. Meyer, Monica R. Skanes, and Brian M. Wang.  Chris Meyer leads the firm’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Information Management practice, helping clients protect critical business and consumer information.  He also represents clients in commercial litigation, corporate transactions, and regulatory compliance [...]

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna attorneys Tom Shepardson and T.J Ruane assisted the City of Troy with the successful prosecution of a recent "Zombie Property" enforcement case.  The successful prosecution is part of the City’s ongoing Zombie Enforcement program to achieve compliance from mortgage lenders with zombie properties in Troy  Please click here for the full article.

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Just after 5:00 PM (EST) on December 6, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it will implement an H-1B registration process for fiscal year 2021 cap-subject petitions. The initial registration period will run from March 1 – March 20, 2020 and upends longstanding government practice for what many have referred to as “H-1B season” from January through early April each year. There are more questions than answers at this writing, but [...]

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna recently prevailed in the defense of a challenge brought to halt the construction of an approximately one million square foot Amazon distribution facility located in Schodack, New York being constructed by Scannell Properties.  After prevailing in the lower court, the firm’s attorneys successfully defended an appeal which sought to set aside the approvals and environmental review process for the facility.  The New York Supreme Court, Appellate [...]

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