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Scott Fein, Senior Partner, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, is the 2021 recipient of the Jonathan Lippman Pro Bono Award presented by the 50+ Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association.  The award recognizes dedicated senior members of the legal profession who have generously provided pro bono service in New York.  Mr. Fein will receive his award on January 28 during the N.Y.S. Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. “Scott Fein is a fierce champion of the [...]

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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 [...]

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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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