Firm News

Lawrence M. Ross Approved to Board of Directors of Crisis Services Agency

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Attorney Lawrence M. Ross has been unanimously approved to serve a three-year term as a member on the Board of Directors of Crisis Services. 

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Michael F. Perley Elected to Board of the Erie County Bar Association Foundation, Inc.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Michael F. Perley, Sr. Member and Treasurer at Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., was elected to the Board of the Erie County Bar Association Foundation, Inc. for a three-year term.

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Marc A. Schulz Elected to Board of the Defense Trial Lawyers Association

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The Defense Trial Lawyers Association encourages fellowship among the civil defense attorneys in the Eighth Judicial District by facilitating the exchange of ideas, enhancing litigation and trial skills, and advocating for the civil defense bar to the administrators of the Eighth Judicial District and the Western District of New York.

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Ann Evanko featured as a Buffalo City Shaper on WGRZ-TV

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Ann Evanko, President & Managing Partner of Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., was featured this week on WGRZ-TV's "City Shapers."

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Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. Ranked as a Tier One Law Firm in Seven Practice Areas in 2020 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is proud to once again be ranked as a Tier One law firm in seven practice areas by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Our Tier One practice areas include Health Care Law, Insurance Law, Litigation - Labor & Employment, Mediation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Tax Law and Trusts & Estates Law.

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Brian Barnas Receives Pro Bono Award

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Brian D. Barnas, Associate at Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is the recipient of the Special Service – Pro Bono Award by the USDC Western District of New York.

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Agnieszka A. Wilewicz selected to serve as the Diversity Vice Chair of the Excess, Surplus Lines & Reinsurance Committee of ABA TIPS

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Attorney Agnieszka A. Wilewicz was selected to serve as the Diversity Vice Chair of the Excess, Surplus Lines & Reinsurance Committee of ABA TIPS at the TIPS 2019 Fall Leadership Meeting for a two-year term.

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Seven Hurwitz & Fine Attorneys Honored as 2019 WNY Legal Elite

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Seven attorneys from Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. have been included in Buffalo Business First's 2019 Legal Elite of Western New York, a special publication by the Buffalo Law Journal and Business First that recognizes some of the most-respected Western New York lawyers, as nominated by their peers.

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ABA Member Spotlight: Agnieszka Wilewicz

Monday, August 26th, 2019

The American Bar Association featured Hurwitz & Fine Attorney Agnieszka Wilewicz in its Summer 2019 Member Spotlight.

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11 Attorneys Recognized in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Hurwitz & Fine is pleased to announce that 11 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®

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Dan Kohane featured in Buffalo Law Journal on the importance of LinkedIn and Networking

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

"Building a network is key as attorneys begin legal careers" in August 12, 2019 Buffalo Law Journal.

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27 Attorneys Named to 2019 Upstate New York Super Lawyers List

Monday, August 12th, 2019

We are pleased to announce that 27 attorneys from Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. have been selected to the 2019 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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Ann Evanko ranks #48 on Business First's Power 125 Women

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Ann E. Evanko, President & Managing Member of Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., has made Buffalo Business First's 2019 Power 125 Women in Western New York, ranking #48.

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Dan D. Kohane elected President of the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Dan D. Kohane, Senior Member at Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., was elected President at the annual board meeting of the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE) in Chicago on Friday, July 19th.

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Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is a 2019 Western New York Healthiest Employer Finalist

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Hurwitz & Fine was one of 8 WNY small companies honored, in the 25 – 99 local employees category, and was proud to stand beside such notable local companies as AAA of Western & Central New York, Tops Markets, BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, and EduKids Inc.

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Evanko Honored Twice In Business First Focus On Women

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Firm President Ann E. Evanko was given special recognition in the July 29, 2016 issue of Business First with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Women of Influence, an award recognizing her career spanning high level of business acumen and community spirit. In this same issue, she was also identified as #36 in the Business First listing of the Power 100 Women, an annual listing of Western New Yorkers who bring impact to their companies and communities. 

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Evanko Named To Power 250 List

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Firm President Ann E. Evanko was listed among the Power 250 by Business First. The list reflects the consensus of the publication's reporters and editors following substantial research, reporting and debate among the entire staff to determine who they consider the most influential people in Western New York.

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

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is pleased to announce its 2016 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings where multiple practice areas have been recognized. Law firms that are included in the rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes both client and peer reviews. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that practice area and metro. The firm was recognized in the following areas:

Banking and Finance Law
Civil Rights Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Elder Law
Employment Law – Management
Health Care Law
Insurance Law
Litigation – Municipal
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

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. Honored are:

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

Congratulations to the honorees!

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.