Firm News

Carlo A. C. de Oliveira selected to the Super Lawyers List as one of the top 5% of attorneys in the State of New York.

Cooper Erving growing. Cooper Erving recently added four new attorneys, Chris Flint, Paul Dwyer, Colin Dwyer, and Brett French to the firm. Mr. Flint was recently faculty chair and a presenter at the NYSBA Continuing Legal Education Program, "Handling and Taking Depositions." Paul Dwyer was nominated as a candidate for the faculty teaching award at Siena College.

Kornstein on Mortgage Foreclosures and Workouts. CES partner Mike Kornstein was a speaker at a New York State Bar Association conference on Mortgage Foreclosures and Workouts. Mr. Kornstein has a substantial practice in this area.

Lang honored. CES associate Caroline Lang was honored as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. Ms. Lang practices in the area of probate, wills, trusts, and estate planning.

French obtains stay of college disciplinary proceeding. CES associate Brett French successfully petitioned the New York State Supreme Court to stay a local college from sanctioning a student even though the student attended a different college and there was overwhelming evidence of the student's innocence.

Steck re-elected to NYS Assembly. In the general election held on November 8, 2016, CES Partner Phil Steck was re-elected to the New York State Assembly representing a District of approximately 130,000 people consisting of the Town of Colonie in Albany County, the Town of Niskayuna in Schenectady County, and the City of Schenectady. Steck, a Democrat, defeated his Republican opponent, by 61% to 39%. Steck serves on the Assembly's Health, Judiciary, Labor, Insurance and Transportation. The New York State Legislature is a part-time body that meets on selected days during the first six months of the year.