Firm News

Hurwitz & Fine Honored by Center for Elder Law & Justice

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. has been selected as the Federal Court Award winner for the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project Inc.

Evanko Named Lawyer Of The Year

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. firm attorneys have been recognized by the extremely selective 2018 Best Lawyers in America with 10 lawyers recognized in various areas of law and Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. president Ann Evanko was named Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law. 

Hurwitz & Fine Attorneys Listed In New York Super Lawyers

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is honored to have over 70% of the firm’s attorneys named to the New York Super Lawyers list (Upstate Edition), with several attorneys being prominently featured in the Top 10, Top 50 and Top 25 Women lists.

Kohane Selected to Join American Law Institute

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Dan Kohane, the firm's Insurance Coverage Practice Group Leader and an adjunct professor of Insurance Law at the University at Buffalo Law School, has been selected as a member of the American Law Institute (ALI). The ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law.

Evanko Named To Power 100 Women

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Congratulations to Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. President & Managing Partner Ann Evanko on being named one of Buffalo Business First's Power 100 Women.

Schillaci Honored With Top Women In Law Award

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Commercial Litigation Practice Group head Andrea Schillaci was awarded an Excellence in Law Award in the category of Top Women in Law by the New York Daily Record, a WNY legal newspaper headquartered in Rochester.

H&F Celebrates 40 Years

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

As the firm turns 40 at the end of this month, we also celebrate the expansion of the firm with a new Lake Placid Office and greater presence in the Albany area with the addition of new attorneys who are well established in this region.

Ehman Honored With NYSBA Hurwitz Award

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Insurance Coverage Team attorney Jennifer A. Ehman was awarded the Sheldon Hurwitz Young Lawyer Award, presented by the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Fine Honored By Judiciary

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. Founder and Chair, Robert P. Fine, was awarded the Special Service Award by the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.

Evanko Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award By Business First

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Firm President Ann E. Evanko honored with distinction by Buffalo Business First with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Women of Influence.

Bosse Selected As New York Law Journal Top Women In Law

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Special Counsel Diane F. Bosse was selected as one of New York Law Journal's Top Women in Law for 2016.

75% of H&F Listed As Super Lawyers

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is honored to have 75% of the firm’s attorneys named to the New York Super Lawyers list (Upstate Edition), with several attorneys being prominently featured in the Top 10, Top 50 and Top 25 Women lists.

H&F Attorneys Listed As Best Lawyers

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. attorneys were highly recognized with 13 firm attorneys listed in the Best Lawyers in America 2017 list. The nationally recognized Best Lawyers lists are compiled by surveying the leading lawyers in each field who confidentially evaluate their peers in the legal community.

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. 

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.

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.

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. Listed attorneys include:

Robert P. Fine (Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax Law, Trusts & Estates)
Lawrence C. Franco (Corporate Law, Tax Law, Trusts & Estates)
Dan D. Kohane (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation- Insurance)
Harry F. Mooney (Civil Rights Law, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation –Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants)
Ann E. Evanko (Corporate Law, Employment Law – Management, Litigation Labor & Employment)
Paul J. Suozzi (Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
Roger L. Ross (Real Estate Law)
Lawrence M. Ross (Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Tax Law)
Michael F. Perley (Litigation – Municipal, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
Diane K. Church (Banking & Finance Law)
Andrea Schillaci (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
Christopher J. Hurley (Banking & Finance Law)
Edward C. Robinson (Elder Law)
Audrey A. Seeley (Insurance Law)

Ann E. Evanko was identified with special distinction as a “Lawyer of the Year” in Employment Law and Edward C. Robinson was identified as a “Lawyer of the Year” in Elder Law. Lawyers listed as such have received particularly high ratings in these surveys by earning the highest level of recognition from their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity in their specific area of law. Recognition in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor

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.