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ALBANY, N.Y. – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP, the largest and most well-respected law firm in the Capital Region, is pleased to congratulate four of its partners who have been named Lawyers of the Year in the 27th edition of Best Lawyers in America. The designation is based on extremely high feedback among peers in the legal profession, as only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with the distinguished award.Best Lawyers was created to serve as a valuable [...]

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Case Law Update - Real Property Taxation of Renewable Energy.pdfUnder Section 487 of the Real Property Tax Law (“RPTL”), real property which includes solar, wind, or other renewable energy systems (a “Renewal Energy System”) is exempt from real property taxation to the extent of any increase in value attributable to the presence of the Renewable Energy System on the property.[1] Local municipalities and school districts may adopt a resolution opting out of this exemption [...]

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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 partner Robert Schofield was recently appointed to the New York State Bar Association's Executive Committee as Vice President, 3rd District.  Robert is a partner with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna's Labor and Employment, Education, and Litigation, Aribitration and Mediation practice groups.

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Monica Skanes, an Associate with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, was recently appointed as the Secretary of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). Ms. Skanes also serves as a Co-Chair of the NYSBA Section’s Communications Committee. An attorney with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna since 2011, Ms. Skanes focuses her practice on labor and employment law, education law, and litigation, and is the [...]

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