Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP announced six new partners: Erin Callahan, Rochelle Cavanagh, Jon Crain, Cianna Freeman-Tolbert, Charles Gottlieb and Daniel Hubbell.
Callahan joined Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP in 2014 and is a member in the firm’s education, labor and employment, and litigation and appeals practice groups.
He works with employers on managing a broad array of employee-related matters and represents public and private employers in federal and state litigation, administrative proceedings and alternative dispute proceedings.
A member of the firm’s matrimonial and family law practice, Cavanagh is an experienced civil litigator who has focused her practice on matrimonial law, family court matters including custody, support and divorce actions.
Crain is an experienced trial lawyer and commercial litigator with the firm’s litigation and appeals practice group. He has litigated and arbitrated a broad range of matters, including corporate shareholder disputes, litigation regarding trade secrets and proprietary business information, commercial real estate and construction litigation, First Amendment and constitutional claims, business-to-business collection and breach of contract claims, and complex personal injury and products liability actions.
Freeman-Tolbert is a member of the immigration Practice Group. She focuses her practice on all aspects of immigration law, including family-based, employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processing, and immigration litigation including removal/deportation defense and immigration litigation.
Gottlieb is a member of the firm’s environmental; land use and development; and municipal practice groups. He represents residential and commercial developers, religious institutions, non-profit organizations and public utility infrastructure companies to obtain land use and environmental permits.
A member of the land use and development; municipal; and real estate practice groups, Hubbell represents public, nonprofit, and private entities in real estate, land use, development and real property taxation matters, with an emphasis on acquisition, financing, development, leasing, and disposition of commercial and corporate real property. Additionally, he provides guidance to public and private entities concerning real property tax assessments, exemptions and payment in lieu of taxes agreements.
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Ferraro, Amodio & Zarecki, CPAs (FAZ) announced the addition of Duff W. Driscoll, CPA/ABV, as director in its Business Valuation Group.
Driscoll has over 35 years of public accounting experience, including several years with Big 4 firm, Ernst and Young.
Having specialized in valuation and litigation support services for over 25 years, he has participated in more than 600 litigation cases performing valuations and/or economic damage assessments and ancillary services. Valuation subjects have included closely held businesses, professional practices, licenses and pension plan benefits for use in domestic relations and shareholder dispute cases.
His economic damage assessments have been performed in connection with matters that include business interruption, breach of contract, fraud, professional malpractice, and personal injury claims.
In addition, he has participated in more than 400 independent business, professional practice license, and pension benefit valuations for a variety of purposes including litigation, mergers and acquisitions, buy and sell transactions, and estate and gift tax matters.
Driscoll is qualified as a financial expert and has provided in-court testimony in support of his valuation and other economic findings and opinions in New York State Supreme Court in several different counties, U.S. District Court, New York State’s Court of Claims and in New York and Vermont Family Courts.
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Jolt Consulting Group, a provider of transformational business and technology services for service organizations in Saratoga Springs, has appointed John Houtsma as vice president of sales.
For the past 22 years, Houtsma has focused on helping companies with their customer relationship management, customer service and field service initiatives including time with Salesforce, SugarCRM and Oracle.
During his five years at Salesforce, he was part of the Enterprise Select team focused on helping enterprise organizations realize digital transformations and business outcomes from the service, field service and experience clouds.
Houtsma will lead strategic initiatives for sales and client acquisition and partner closely with his former colleagues at Salesforce, as well as other technology providers in the Salesforce ecosystem.