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January 24, 2023

Three Law Clerks Named Associates After Admission to New York State Bar in January 2023

January 17, 2023—Barclay Damon announces Kristen Abele, Paige Beyer, and Rex McKeon have been admitted to the New York State Bar. The former law clerks are now associates at the firm.

Abele is a member of the Torts & Products Liability Defense and Commercial Litigation Practice Areas. She graduated from Albany Law School, where she was also a member of the Albany Law Review. Her experience includes serving as a law intern for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, to Presiding Justice Garry; as a summer associate at Barclay Damon and the Rensselaer County Attorney’s Office; and as a public finance legal assistant at a firm in Albany. Abele is based in the firm’s Albany office.

Beyer is a member of the Project Development, Environmental, and Land Use & Zoning Practice Areas. She graduated cum laude from Vermont Law School, where she was head notes editor and staff editor of the Vermont Law Review. Her experience includes serving as a law clerk for the Colorado Judicial Department to the Honorable Daniel M. McDonald and for the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts to the Honorable William G. Young, as a legal intern for the Vermont Natural Resources Board and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, and as a volunteer research assistant for the Environmental Law Institute. Beyer is based in the firm’s Albany office and is also admitted to practice law in Colorado.

McKeon is a member of the Health & Human Services Providers Team and Corporate Practice Area. He graduated from New England Law | Boston. McKeon is a second-career lawyer who joined Barclay Damon after serving eight years as a customer success and project manager for athenahealth, Inc. McKeon is based in the firm’s Buffalo office and is also admitted to practice law in Massachusetts.

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