Firm News

Members Named Legal Elite of WNY

Monday, September 21st, 2015

We are proud to have five firm Members recognized as outstanding in the Business First and Buffalo Law Journal 2015 Legal Elite of Western New York. The list, generated from nominations by other lawyers, highlighted a limited number of Western New York lawyers total and significantly limited the number of lawyers per firm which could be included and is considered a particular honor in the Buffalo legal community.

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Schillaci And Zanner Join Firm Board

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

We are pleased to announce that firm Members Andrea Schillaci and Kevin J. Zanner have joined the firm's Board of Directors. The Board now consists of firm President Ann E. Evanko, Lawrence C. Franco, Michael F. Perley, Ms. Schillaci and Mr. Zanner.

Ms. Schillaci heads the firm's Business Litigation Department and focuses her practice in professional liability, regulatory and compliance matters, insurance coverage, health care and environmental areas. Mr. Zanner is a member of the firm’s Business, Commercial Real Estate and Economic Development Practice Groups. He assists business, public sector and non-profit clients on a broad range of matters including commercial real estate, brownfield redevelopment projects, general corporate and contract matters, entity structuring, acquisitions and divestitures, employment and regulatory compliance.

Hurwitz & Fine Attorneys Listed Among Best Lawyers In America

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. attorneys were highly recognized with 14 firm attorneys listed in the Best Lawyers in America 2016 list. Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers in the legal community.

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Two-Thirds of the Firm Again Listed As Super Lawyers

Monday, August 17th, 2015

The firm is honored to once again have two-thirds of the firm’s attorneys named to the New York Super Lawyers list (Upstate Edition), with several attorneys being prominently featured in the Top 25 Women and Top 50 lists. Only 5% of eligible attorneys statewide make the list. The 2015 New York Super Lawyers list includes:

Robert P. Fine, Business/Corporate
Lawrence C. Franco, Business/Corporate
Dan D. Kohane, Insurance Coverage (Top 50)
Harry F. Mooney, Personal Injury Defense: Products (Top 50)
Ann E. Evanko, Employment & Labor (Top 50 and Top 25 Women)
Paul J. Suozzi, Personal Injury Defense: General (Top 50)
Roger L. Ross, Real Estate 
Lawrence M. Ross, Health Care
Michael F. Perley, Personal Injury Defense: General (Top 50)
Andrea Schillaci, Business Litigation (Top 50 and Top 25 Women)
Edward C. Robinson, Estate Planning & Probate
Earl K. Cantwell, Business Litigation
Jody E. Briandi, Personal Injury Defense: General (Top 50 and Top 25 Women)
Audrey A. Seeley, Insurance Coverage (Top 50 and Top 25 Women)
David R. Adams, Construction Litigation
Todd C. Bushway, Personal Injury Defense: General
V. Christopher Potenza, Personal Injury Defense: General
Steven E. Peiper, Insurance Coverage
Diane F. Bosse, Insurance Coverage (Top 25 Women)

Rising Stars:
Jennifer A. Ehman, Insurance Coverage
Marc A. Schulz, Personal Injury Defense: General
Patricia A. Fay, Estate Planning & Probate

This multi-phase selection process asks attorneys to review their peers across the state to determine which have attained the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Congratulations to those acknowledged and our gratitude to our clients for their trust and to our firm employees who support our ongoing efforts to provide top quality legal services. 

Evanko Honored As Power 100 Women

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Firm President/Managing Member Ann E. Evanko was recently identified as one of the most powerful women in Western New York by Buffalo Business First. The newspaper showcased who they consider the 100 most powerful women in the Buffalo region in this inaugural Power 100 Women list.

Perley Elected Erie County Bar Director

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Michael F. Perley, Co-Chair of the Ligation Department at Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. and a member of the firm's Board of Directors, was elected a Director of the Erie County Bar Association. Mr. Perley focuses his practice in municipal law, product liability, professional liability, transportation negligence, complex and catastrophic injury litigation.

Evanko Honored Among Area Women Of Distinction

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Firm President Ann Evanko was honored by the Girl Scouts of Western New York at the annual Women of Distinction dinner and awards ceremony. The award, presented by Girl Scout Katherine Kerekes who personally interviewed Ms. Evanko, "celebrates women in our community who have demonstrated success and given back, but it also offers girls a wonderful chance to develop their own leadership skills." Ms. Evanko had been a Girl Scout in her youth. Ms. Evanko was a Girl Scout in her youth, often crediting scouting with helping her develop a competitive nature and leadership skills.

Evanko Honored for Community Service

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Firm President & Managing Member Ann E. Evanko was honored with the Distinguished Alumna Award for Community Service by the SUNY Buffalo Law School Alumni Association at the 53rd Annual Alumni Dinner. 

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Evanko Named To Power 250 List

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Firm Managing Partner Ann E. Evanko was named to the list of the most influential people in Western New York as compiled by Business First. 

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Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. Again Named Top Midsize Firm in NYS

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is once again listed as the Top Midsize Law Firm in New York State in both Business & Transactions and in Litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine for all of New York State.

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Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. Again Named a “Best Law Firm”

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. was again named among the most highly regarded law firms in America as U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced the 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

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Hurwitz & Fine Attorneys Recognized In Best Lawyers in America

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. attorneys were highly recognized with 13 firm attorneys listed in the Best Lawyers in America 2015 list.

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Two-Thirds of the Firm Listed as Super Lawyers

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the firm has a record 24 lawyers named to the 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list with 10 in the Top Lists.

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Firm Attorneys Named Legal Elite of WNY

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Hurwitz & Fine is proud to have five of its Members recognized as outstanding in the Business First and Buffalo Law Journal 2014 Legal Elite of Western New York. 

Ann E. Evanko
Robert P. Fine
Lawrence C. Franco
Dan D. Kohane
Harry F. Mooney

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