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August 18, 2015

Best Lawyers in America Selects 45 from Barclay Damon

SYRACUSE, NY – August 18, 2015 – Forty-five attorneys from Barclay Damon, LLP were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016.

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; and 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; 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; 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; and Frederick A. Wolf, Administrative/Regulatory Law.

Two lawyers in the Clarence office were named including Jeffery D. Palumbo, Environmental Law, Land Use/Zoning Law, Real Estate Law and Victoria L. D'Angelo, Trusts and Estates.

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; and 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." Palumbo was named Best Lawyers' 2016 Buffalo Environmental Law "Lawyer of the Year;" Sciotti was named Best Lawyers' 2016 Syracuse Employment Law-Management "Lawyer of the Year;" as well as the 2016 Labor Law – Management "Lawyer of the Year." Sindoni was named Best Lawyers' Syracuse Real Estate Law "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."

"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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