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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna Partners Named "Lawyer of the Year" in The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Edition



ALBANY, N.Y. (August 20, 2019) – Leslie M. Apple, Norma G. Meacham, and Daniel A. Ruzow, partners at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, have been selected by a nationwide peer review as a “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America®Mr. Apple was recognized for his work in the practice area of corporate law, Ms. Meacham for her work in employment law, and Mr. Ruzow for his work in environmental law. 

Mr. Apple, Ms. Meacham, and Mr. Ruzow join their Whiteman Osterman & Hanna colleagues rated as Best Lawyers in America®, including: James Ayers in litigation and trusts and estates; Beth Bourassa in education law, employment law, and litigation; Lucy Kats in trusts and estates; Kevin Quinn in government relations; Robert Reynolds in trusts and estates; Robert Schofield in employment law; Michael Sterthous in environmental law; Leslie Thiele in immigration law; and Michael Whiteman in communications and energy law.

Best Lawyers® conducts exhaustive peer reviews in which leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, Best Lawyers® has gained the respect of the legal profession, international corporations and the media as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

 

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, the Capital Region’s largest law firm with over 75 attorneys, has developed a reputation for innovative solutions and professional leadership. For over 40 years, the Firm has served the public and private sectors with a broad range of practice areas and industry expertise including business, commercial, education, energy, utility regulation, environmental, land use, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate development, federal and state taxation, cybersecurity and data privacy, estate planning and administration, government relations and litigation.

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