All the latest firm news and industry updates from Whiteman Osterman & Hanna.

Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, has had two practice groups named Times Union "Best Of" for legal services. Our Matrimonial Practice Group was included The Best Divorce Lawyers Near Albany list and our Trusts and Estates Practice Group was included in The Best Estate Planning Attorneys Near Albany list. Law firms that the team of professional curators at the Times Union chose for this list have at least one attorney [...]

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna Partner Alexandra Becker was recently interviewed by WRGB and featured on CBS 6 News discussing the upcoming end of to-go alcohol sales in restaurants in April 2025. Read the full article here.

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Whiteman Osterman and Hanna LLP sadly announces the passing of Paul Leonard Gioia, Senior Counsel. Paul is remembered not only as a colleague and mentor but as one of the pillars of New York State’s energy architecture. His career encompassed diverse roles, beginning with serving as a prosecutor in Manhattan, followed by positions as assistant counsel to three Governors and as First Assistant Counsel to Governor Hugh Carey. Paul also held the role of Chairman of the New York State [...]

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Terresa Bakner was a speaker at this mornings Saratoga Planning and Zoning Conference held at the Saratoga City Center in Saratoga Springs. If you missed her this morning, click the link below to view the slide deck from her presentation.State Freshwater Wetlands Law.pdf

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Acquiring or selling a business can be a daunting task, even more so when the business holds one or more liquor licenses. To ensure a successful outcome, it is important for you to understand the threshold issues for transactions generally, as well as those unique to these types of transactions so you can hopefully avoid common pitfalls.Asset vs. equity purchaseFirst, the type of purchase – asset vs. equity (stock or membership interest) -- is not only the key to the structure of the [...]

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