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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, is pleased to announce that Geoffrey Rafalik has joined the Firm as an Associate.  Mr. Rafalik obtained his Juris Doctorate with a concentration in Tax Law from Albany Law School of Union University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Siena College.  Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Rafalik founded his own firm focusing on estate planning, elder law, and business succession planning. [...]

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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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As part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “TCJA”), Congress added Sections 1400Z-1 and 1400Z-2 to the Internal Revenue Code, creating the Qualified Opportunity Zone tax benefits.  Owing in part to confusion over the provisions, the Qualified Opportunity Zone tax benefits have not been as widely publicized and discussed as most of the other provisions of the TCJA.  However, the IRS has recently issued proposed regulations and a Revenue Ruling that have brought clarity [...]

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Robert S. Reynolds, a partner at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, has been selected by a nationwide peer review as a “Lawyer of the Year” in the Capital Region in The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in the practice area of Trusts and Estates.  Mr. Reynolds joins his Whiteman Osterman & Hanna colleagues rated as Best Lawyers in America, including: Leslie M. Apple in the practice area of corporate law; James B. Ayers in [...]

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