Law firm Hodgson Russ LLP has named attorney
Rick Kennedy its new president and CEO.
Kennedy replaces retiring president and CEO
John Amershadian, who will remain a partner
at the firm until March.
Kennedy joined the firm as an associated
attorney in 1983 and was named partner in
1990. He holds a bachelor’s degree from SUNY
Buffalo and a juris doctorate from SUNY Buffalo
“In my opinion, there is not a finer individual
who could now be given this significant
responsibility for the future of this firm than
Rick Kennedy, a man for whom I have enormous
respect as an attorney and as a human being,”
Amershadian said in a press release.
Honors that Kennedy has ben given include
being listed in Best Lawyers in America (Environmental
Law); being listed as an Upstate New
York Super Lawyer, 2012-2015; listed, Chambers
USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business;
and being listed in Buffalo Business First’s Who’s
Who in Law (Environmental Law).
The Hodgson Russ law firm opened an office
at 60 Railroad Place, Suite 300, Saratoga
Springs, in 2013. At the time, the firm relocated
its Johnstown office staff to the Saratoga Springs.
Hodgson Russ also has offices in Albany, Buffalo,
New York City, Toronto and Palm Beach,
Fla. Hodgson Russ facilitates the U.S. The firm
was established in 1817.