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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP sadly announces the passing of Richard P. Walsh, Jr., Of Counsel.  Dick was our colleague, our friend, and a gentleman to all who knew him.  Dick was a well-known lawyer who focused his practice in the field of labor and employment law and litigation. He argued various precedent-setting labor law decisions in both the N.Y. Court of Appeals and the Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, including many of the early decisions establishing the [...]

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by Tim Morrison, PartnerNY MJ ACT _ WOH News Alert.pdfOn March 31, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the “Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act” (the “Act”) legalizing the use of cannabis in the State by adults 21-years of age and older.   The goals of the Act include generating significant new State revenue, ending the racially disparate impact of existing cannabis laws, and creating new industries and employment opportunities for New Yorkers.  The [...]

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Tuesday, April 6, 20219:30 - 10:30 a.m.Register HereThis webinar will cover the most common visa related issues for professionals working for colleges and  universities. Attorneys Cianna Freeman-Tolbert and Seth Leech will tackle the full array of nonimmigrant visa options  including the H1B, TN (trade NAFTA), O-1 and E-3 and discuss other employment authorization options such  as an F-1 OPT. Further, Seth and Cianna discuss lawful permanent residency options including Labor [...]

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ALBANY, N.Y. (March 31, 2021) – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, is pleased to announce that Mackenzie Brennan, Samantha Choppa and Marcos Grael have joined the Firm as Associates.  Mackenzie Brennan graduated, magna cum laude, from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law earning her Juris Doctorate and graduated, cum laude, from Villanova University with a B.A. in Communications and a Double Minor in Political Science and [...]

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Bruce J. Wagner, Chair of our Matrimonial & Family Law Department,  presented “Matrimonial Update” for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter on March 18, 2021.  The well-received program was broadcast live to a statewide audience of attorneys and matrimonial and family court judges. Mr. Wagner has been practicing matrimonial and family law for over 35 years and in addition to being a Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial [...]

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