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CassandraRich

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Special Counsel

"Whether completing transactions or solving problems, I enjoy using my technical skills to assist clients."

Overview

Biography

Cassandra primarily concentrates her practice on real estate, representing companies, lenders, individuals, and municipal clients in matters involving financing, restructuring, easements, sales, acquisitions, and leases.

Bar Associations

  • Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, Member and Former Board Member
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Board of Trustees, Chair 
  • New York State Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon Women’s Forum
  • Monroe County Bar Association President’s Commission on Anti-Racism, Member
  • Seventh Judicial District Grievance Committee, Member
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Represented both purchasers and sellers in acquisitions and sales, including the disposition of title issues and easement rights.
  • Extensive easement experience assisting landowners, municipalities, and land trusts.
  • Represented multiple lenders in commercial loan transactions involving various business and property types.
  • Assisted on a complex commercial foreclosure involving numerous title issues, a title claim, and the eventual sale of the property.

Prior Experience

  • Boylan Code, Partner

Selected Community Activities

  • National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, Board Member

Selected Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Real Estate Law, 2024
  • Rochester Business Journal, Forty Under 40, 2015; Power 50 Law, 2023
  • Daily Record, Excellence in Law: Up & Coming Attorney Award, 2010; Power 20 Real Estate Law List, 2023, 2024
  • Monroe County Bar Association, President’s Award for Professionalism, 2020
  • Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, President’s Award, 2010
Knowledge

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Appraisal Institute – Upstate New York Chapter, “History and Ramifications of Redlining and Racial Covenants in Deeds”
  • Monroe County Bar Association, "The History and Ramifications of Redlining and Racial Covenants in Deeds and What We Can Do to Address Them" Webinar
  • Monroe County Bar Association, "Contracting: COVID-19 – Treating Your Clients’ Commercial Ills Through Contract, Insurance, and Lease Provisions" Webinar

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