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August 19, 2016

Best Lawyers in America Selects 45 from Barclay Damon

August 15, 2016 – Forty-five attorneys from Barclay Damon, LLP were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017.

Four lawyers in the Albany office were named, including:

Linda J. Clark, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants

Yvonne E. Hennessey, Litigation – Environmental

Edward J. Trombly, Real Estate Law

Melissa M. Zambri, Health Care Law.

Twenty-four lawyers in the Buffalo office were named, including:

Hedwig M. Auletta, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Susan A. Benz, Health Care Law

Timothy C. Cashmore, Banking and Financial Law, Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions

Thomas J. Drury, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Anne C. Evans, Real Estate Law

Christopher T. Greene, Corporate Law, Health Care Law

James W. Gormley, Corporate Law, Health Care Law

Vincent P. Hauber, Litigation – Real Estate and Real Estate Law

Robert P. Heary, Employment Law – Management

Franklin W. Heller, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtors Rights/Insolvency, Commercial Litigation and Reorganization Law

Peter S. Marlette, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants, Products Liability Litigation – Defendants

Gary R. Maas, Corporate Law, Health Care Law

Dennis R. McCoy, Personal Injury and Product Liability – Defendants

Mark R. McNamara, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Vincent J. Moore, Real Estate Law

Laurence B. Oppenheimer, Employment Law – Management

Randolph C. Oppenheimer, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment

Robert J. Portin, Corporate Law, Health Care Law

Gust P. Pullman, Corporate Law, Patent and Trademark Law

Carol G. Snider, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants

Charles E. Telford III, Trusts and Estates

Gregory Zini, Commercial Litigation

Catherine T. Wettlaufer, Trusts and Estates

Frederick A. Wolf, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulations Law, Land Use and Zoning Law.

Two lawyers in the Clarence office were named including:

Victoria L. D'Angelo, Trusts and Estates

Jeffery D. Palumbo, Environmental Law, Land Use/Zoning Law, Real Estate Law.

Six lawyers in the Rochester office were named, including:

Thomas B. Cronmiller, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

James S. Grossman, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Anthony J. Piazza, Insurance Law

Robert M. Shaddock, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Thomas F. Walsh, Environmental Law and Litigation-Environmental

John R. Weider, Bankruptcy and Creditors Debtors Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy.

Eight lawyers in the Syracuse office were named, including:

James J. Canfield, Corporate Law

Andrew J. Leja, Environmental Law

Kevin R. McAuliffe, Project Finance Law

Douglas J. Nash, Commercial Litigation

Judith M. Sayles, Product Liability Litigation – Defense

Michael J. Sciotti, Employment Law Management, Labor Law Management, and Litigation – Labor and Employment

John P. Sindoni, Real Estate Law

Gerald F. Stack, Tax Law.

Stephen H. Oleskey, resident in the firm's Boston office, was named for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law.

In addition to being included on the Best Lawyers list, three attorneys were recognized as "Lawyer of the Year." Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is bestowed this honor as the "Lawyer of the Year."

Thomas J. Drury was named Best Lawyers' 2017 Buffalo Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants "Lawyer of the Year"

Christopher T. Greene was named Best Lawyers' 2017 Buffalo Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year"

Dennis R. McCoy was named Best Lawyers' 2017 Buffalo Product Liability Litigation – Defendants "Lawyer of the Year"

Jeffery D. Palumbo was named Best Lawyers' 2017 Buffalo Environmental Law "Lawyer of the Year"

"Barclay Damon is honored and thrilled to see so many of our attorneys being recognized for the quality of their work and their dedication to our clients," said John P. Langan, Barclay Damon's Managing Partner.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because
lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

Barclay Damon, LLP, listed as a "Top 250 Firm" by The National Law Journal, is a full-service, 275-attorney law firm, with offices throughout the major cities of New York State, as well as in Boston, Washington, Newark, N.J. and Toronto, providing comprehensive legal and business counsel to a diverse client base in 33 practice areas. For more information on Barclay Damon, visit


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