Associate Members

Colucci & Gallaher, P.C.

Anthony J. Colucci III, Esq.
2000 Liberty Building
424 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14202-3695

From its main office atop the historic Liberty Building in Buffalo, New York, the law firm of Colucci & Gallaher, P.C., provides business counseling and litigation-related services to private businesses and municipal entities throughout western New York, the northeastern United States and nationally.

The business attorneys of C&G are skilled advisors and advocates who work hard to provide the highest-quality legal services on time and at a reasonable cost. The firm currently counsels some of the world’s largest and upstate New York’s smallest businesses, including oil companies, one of upstate New York’s largest commercial real estate brokers, downtown Buffalo’s largest commercial landlord, one of the area’s fastest-growing development companies, the world’s largest manufacturer of aerial work platforms, the nation’s leader in designing specialty trucks, and the largest hospital and nursing home in the region.

The firm’s attorneys have handled disputes in federal and state courts across the country, including California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

In these forums, C&G has protected the interests of clients in products liability claims, employer-employee disputes, complex commercial and business litigation, the defense of personal injury claims and contract litigation.

The attorneys of C&G regularly practice in the courtroom, before private arbitration panels and in mediation proceedings.

Goldberg Segalla

Jonathan M. Bernstein, Esq.
8 Southwoods Blvd., Suite 300
Albany, NY 12211

In 2001, Goldberg Segalla was founded as a modern, refreshing alternative to the typical law firm. Today, we are proud to serve as trial counsel for a number of Fortune 100 companies and to continue building an ongoing history of success. Of course, we also care for our communities and support numerous efforts to enhance the diversity and quality of life in the areas in which we work and live.

Every day at Goldberg Segalla, we are guided by our mission to be a Best Practices firm. We pride ourselves on following client guidelines and exceeding client expectations. We have also invested in Best Practices in numerous other ways, including implementing systems that reward the team over the individual, thereby helping us achieve our goal of exceptional client service.

We truly appreciate the accolades we have received from our clients and colleagues acknowledging our commitment, outstanding legal skills, dedication to client service, and professional demeanor.

Goldberg Segalla has been lauded for its commitment to diversity. We believe a diverse work environment—one that brings together a wide range of perspectives, cultures, and experiences—enhances our ability to represent our clients successfully and benefits the greater business community. We continually develop relationships with law schools and diversity-focused associations, and we are proud to have been recognized by national, regional, and local organizations for implementing initiatives that make a difference.

We recognize the importance of supporting our communities and we are proud to contribute to, volunteer for, and serve on boards of many charitable organizations, some of which were actually founded by our attorneys. We support all endeavors that our attorneys and other professionals are passionate about, from charitable and professional organizations to pro bono projects and activities. Our lawyers proudly work hard on behalf of their clients and just as hard in support of important causes.

Hancock Estabrook, LLP

John F. Corcoran, Esq.
1500 AXA Tower 1
100 Madison Street
Syracuse, New York 13202

Hancock Estabrook, LLP, founded in 1889, is one of Upstate New York’s leading law firms. We represent clients in a number of different industries, offering counsel and representation on a wide array of legal topics. Our attorneys are recognized in their practice areas as having both the knowledge and experience to represent clients in complex legal matters. At the same time, our attorneys in various practice areas function seamlessly with one another to provide comprehensive and efficient delivery of legal services.

Our legal services are provided in a timely and responsive manner providing our clients with value and personal attention. Our Firm’s clients range from corporations traded on national stock exchanges to small local businesses and not-for-profit organizations, and from emerging companies to long-standing enterprises. The Firm’s reputation for excellence in handling complex legal matters in its primary practice areas of law is unsurpassed.

Harris Beach PLLC

Justin S. Miller, Esq.
677 Broadway, Suite 1101
Albany, New York 12207

Harris Beach recognizes the issues that are unique to municipalities because the firm has served or serves well over 100 counties, cities, towns and villages throughout New York State. Our attorneys and professionals assist these entities by providing legal guidance and support on a full range of municipal matters including, but not limited to, general municipal law; municipal litigation; regulatory compliance and oversight; strategic and operational efficiencies for municipalities; land use, zoning, and development; community planning; economic development; labor and employment; real estate and project management; energy law; communications and crisis management services; and grant writing and administration. In addition, we represent virtually every level of state and local government, along with dozens of public authorities, industrial development agencies and local development corporations. In this capacity, Harris Beach has represented municipal boards, municipal corporations, agencies and authorities, in a diverse array of legal, policy, regulatory and programmatic matters.

Through our experience representing a broad range of public entities for decades, our attorneys fully understand the financial pressures and operating constraints municipalities face as well as the preferences for how to best manage the delivery of legal services. This understanding not only comes from our service to public entities but also from the fact that many of our attorneys have served in the public sector. By way of example, Harris Beach has over 50 attorneys with government experience, including current and former state legislative representatives, public authority chairs and board members, municipal attorneys, as well as other professionals who have served in the public sector as policy makers, economic developers, chief executive officers and project managers. This unique collection of experience provides public sector clients with an unmatched perspective when providing counsel to ensure responsible governance, implementing effective policies, addressing finance goals, and adhering to federal, state and local regulations.

Harris Beach is a leader in the practice of municipal law and provides public service information and guidance through an acclaimed online blog at

Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP

Robert P. Smith, Esq.
One Chase Manhattan Plaza, 42nd Floor
New York, New York 10005

Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP is the only national law firm in the United States whose practice is devoted primarily to public finance and public projects. Each of our specialty areas supports and complements our municipal transactions practice. The Firm has more attorneys engaged in the full time practice of public finance and projects than any other law firm in the country. This concentration of expertise constitutes an unparalleled resource for our clients. The Firm is consistently ranked among the top in the nation among law firms in terms of volume as bond counsel and underwriters’ counsel, according to Thomson Financial, and on a cumulative basis, the Firm has been ranked first nationally since 1980 (when statistics began to be compiled). Hawkins has participated in virtually every type of transaction in the public finance arena. Our project finance and public contracts practices are also distinguished in their breadth and experience. The Firm also has the richest heritage in terms of service to the municipal industry. Founded in 1854, the Firm has been recognized nationally for its bond opinions since the late 19th century. Our attorneys have taken part in many of the landmark undertakings in our nation’s history, including toll ways, port authorities, housing finance agencies, environmental facilities, fiscal recovery agencies, and non-profit institutions. Hawkins has evolved into a full service public finance law firm of over 100 lawyers. The Firm’s New York office is on the site of Alexander Hamilton’s law office, at 67 Wall Street. The Firm now also maintains offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento, California, Washington, D.C., Newark, New Jersey and Hartford, Connecticut. Areas of Practice: Public Finance, Public Law, State and Federal Securities, Tax, Real Estate and Redevelopment, Banking, Eminent Domain, Procurement, Contract, and Privatization.

Lippes Mathias LLP

Jennifer C. Perisco, Esq.
50 Fountain Plaza, Suite 1700
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 853-5100 x 1350
[email protected]

Lippes Mathias is a full-service law firm with nearly 170 attorneys serving clients regionally, nationally, and internationally. With offices in Buffalo, Albany, Rochester, Long Island, and New York, N.Y.; Greater Toronto Area; Chicago, Ill.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Cleveland, Ohio; San Antonio, Texas; and Washington, D.C., the firm represents publicly and privately-owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities, governmental entities, and individuals. Year after year, Lippes Mathias is proud to be recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers and Chambers USA.

Maynard, O’Connor, Smith & Catalinotto LLP

Michael E. Catalinotto, Jr., Esq.
P.O. Box 180
Saugerties, New York 12477
(845) 246-3668
[email protected]

Since 1919, when two distinguished Capital Region attorneys, William C. Maynard and Gerald W. O’Connor formed a partnership for the practice of law, the Maynard, O’Connor law firm has been a hallmark for legal expertise throughout upstate New York. Today, 99 years later, Maynard, O’Connor, Smith & Catalinotto, LLP, has a team of over a dozen attorneys and associates working for clients out of three upstate New York offices. Since the firm’s inception, a substantial portion of our practice has centered on the broad area of civil litigation in both New York State and Federal Courts. Throughout this entire period of time, we have also offered comprehensive legal services in the area of Municipal Law, including, civil rights claims; construction litigation arising from public works projects; commercial disputes; Native American sovereignty/Non-Intercourse Act claims; bankruptcy; and, general liability claims.  At Maynard, O’Connor, we pride ourselves on the important things. Our partners and attorneys work every day to help our clients with the best possible legal representation.  Every attorney works with our clients and every attorney evaluates him or herself on the successful resolution of matters for our clients.  There is nothing more important. Our team subscribes to the highest code of ethics in our industry.  We work for our clients and want them to feel comfortable knowing that we are only here to help them.  We work to ensure that each of our clients feels that they are the most important client we have. We strongly believe in our team and our community.  Working together, we strive to improve our community through charitable and civic contributions and efforts.  This makes us all better attorneys and people. Because of our history, values and people, our clients often stay with us for decades.  We’ve been here for them for 99 years and will continue to be far into the future.

McCabe & Mack LLP

David Posner, Esq.
63 Washington Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486-6874

Many current law firms do not date back even to the 20th century, let alone the 19th century! McCabe & Mack LLP traces its roots back over 120 years to the pioneering law practice of John E. Mack. We have provided continuous counsel and representation ever since, serving Dutchess County, the Hudson Valley region and clients throughout New York.

We have grown and evolved into a full-service firm that can readily address the needs of individuals, businesses and institutional clients. Our areas of practice are diverse and comprehensive, including estate planning, education law and criminal defense; business counsel and litigation; insurance defense; banking and lending; and real estate and development, among many more. The size of our staff and breadth of our experience enable us to put together the right team for any client’s matter.

The founders of our firm were great believers in public service, shaping policy and giving back to the community. That tradition continues today. Our attorneys and staff are active leaders and members of many local organizations. Our attorneys have also earned the respect of their professional colleagues, as reflected by many accolades such as the AV* rating from Martindale-Hubbell and Super Lawyers designations.

Several members of our staff have been with the firm for 40 years, and some clients have been with McCabe & Mack longer than that. Our accomplished legal team includes the Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt, retired justice of the New York State Court of Appeals.

Napoli Shkolnik PLLC

Paul Napoli, Esq.
360 Lexington Avenue, 11th Fl.
New York, NY 10017
[email protected]
(787) 493-5088 Ext. 102

Napoli Shkolnik is a national law firm that represents victims and governmental entities across the country in complex litigation, arbitration, and mediation related to a number of practice areas, including civil rights, class actions, mass torts and environmental litigation. As it relates to governmental entities, the firm recently secured landmark verdicts in the New York jury opioid trial, in which many ‘Big Pharma’ companies were found liable in the state’s deadly opioid crisis; and the national opioid trial in Ohio where national pharmacy chains were confirmed to have fueled the opioid epidemic by flooding communities with painkillers.

The firm has been honored by The U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® 2022 Edition and numerous Napoli Shkolnik attorneys are consistently recognized by Super Lawyers®. The Partners continue to be sought-after legal commentators at conferences and for on-air appearances by national news outlets as well as through their thought-leadership articles published by respected legal industry publications.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Thomas E. Myers, Esq.
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019-6142

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP opened its New York office in 1984. Today, with nearly 200 lawyers in New York, it is among the top forty law firms in the city. Our size, broad-based practice in New York, and international presence clearly position Orrick as a global player today and in the future.

Roemer Wallens Gold & Mineaux LLP

James W. Roemer, Esq.
13 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203

Roemer Wallens Gold & Mineaux LLP is a law firm with offices in Albany, the state capital of New York. The firm has a respected reputation for providing its clients with responsive, thoughtful, creative, efficient and effective legal services. The firm is resolution-oriented and recognizes that all aspects of the practice revolve around its clients’ ability, directly and with the assistance of counsel, to negotiate the best possible results.

Thorn Gershon Tymann and Bonanni, LLP

Kyle N. Kordich, Esq.
5 Wembley Court

New Karner Road
PO Box 15054
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 464-6770
[email protected]

Since its founding more than thirty years ago, Thorn Gershon Tymann and Bonanni, LLP, dedicated itself to cost-effective litigation of complex civil trials and appeals in the New York and New England area. Since that time, the firm has served as trial, appellate, managing, and coordinating counsel for a number of clients throughout the region.  Currently the firm is dedicated to complex defense litigation and appeals and takes pride in having extensive experience in the defense of medical professionals and hospitals as well as product manufacturers.

Thorn Gershon Tymann and Bonanni, LLP, is an AV rated law firm and maintains a strong national client base involving the defense of complex litigation throughout New York and New England. Members of the firm have extensive experience within the Supreme Court in every County and Federal District in New York and members being admitted to the State Bar of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Federal District Court of Vermont.

A team approach has always been at the forefront at Thorn Gershon Tymann and Bonanni, LLP which enables any lawyer from the firm to use the combined knowledge of all of the firm’s attorneys. Frequent consultation and resourcing of information and experts are hallmarks of our team-oriented approach.

The firm’s defense and appeal work include the following practice areas: Medical and Hospital Malpractice Defense; Professional Discipline and Licensing; Product Liability Defense; Civil Litigation and Appeals.

West Group Law PLLC

Teno A. West, Esq.
81 Main Street, Suite 510
White Plains, NY 10601

Members of West Group Law PLLC (“WGL”) have extensive experience representing municipalities and other public entities in connection with water and wastewater systems and projects, solid waste systems and projects, civic projects, municipal buildings, environmental and regulatory matters, transportation, developing regional utility systems, structuring requests for proposals, contract negotiations, alternative project delivery methods, land use development, and construction law.

Members of our firm have spent their careers serving state and local governments. We understand the challenges public entities face because many of our attorneys once worked in senior positions in local government. This experience enables us to provide state and local governments with efficient, creative, and low cost solutions across the United States.

WGL has offices located in Albany and White Plains, and we represent clients throughout the country.

Wolff, Goodrich &
Goldman, LLP

Kenneth S. Goldman, Esq.
Eric R. Chase, Esq.
Hills Building
217 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
[email protected]
[email protected]

Since 1999, we have continually provided advice and service to insurance carriers, and employers as well as their agents on all matters involving work related injury, occupational disease and related matters having been part of establishing rulings and participating in discussion that shape the NYS Workers’ Compensation Board and claim system since our inception. We routinely appear before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board throughout New York State and before the Appellate Division, Third Department.