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O’Connell & Aronowitz Expands Business Law and Commercial Litigation Practice

O’Connell and Aronowitz has announced another major expansion of its business law and commercial litigation practices with the addition of three experienced business law attorneys. Joining the 93-year-old law firm are Daniel J. Tuczinski, Karen Martino Valle and Roland M. Cavalier, formerly of Tuczinski Gilchrist Cavalier Tingley. Bringing extensive experience in business transactions, commercial litigation and tax law, as well as municipal, regulatory and mediation/arbitration practices, the trio help solidify O’Connell and Aronowitz’s position as having one of the largest, most diverse and prominent business law departments among upstate New York law firms.

“Dan, Karen and Roland add tremendous depth and versatility to our business practice which our commercial clients need in this continually changing and increasingly challenging business environment,” said Firm president Jeffrey J. Sherrin. “For businesses large or small, we have the resources to provide legal guidance on most any issue one might experience or wish to consider.”

The Firm has contracted for additional office space at its State Street location to accommodate the expanding team of attorneys.

Jeffrey A. Siegel, co-managing partner and head of the Firm’s Business Law and Commercial Litigation Departments, said the expansion demonstrates the Firm’s commitment to continued growth. “The breadth of experience these attorneys bring to O’Connell and Aronowitz benefits our clients and helps further our mission of providing high quality legal representation to the business community.”

Mr. Tuczinski, a Partner at his prior firm, has an extensive legal background including trial, arbitration and mediation practices, as well as client representation in corporate, business, regulatory, insurance, municipal & land use matters, and personal injury. His experience also includes representing municipalities including town, zoning and planning boards. He earned his JD at Albany Law School and is a summa cum laude graduate of State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Ms. Valle, who was principal attorney at Tuczinski Gilchrist Cavalier Tingley, concentrates in the organization and operation of businesses and not-for-profit corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. She advises clients across a breadth of business ventures including transactional matters, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, and commercial leasing and financing with a special focus on health-related entities. She earned her LLM in Taxation from New York University and graduated from St. John’s University earning her JD cum laude and her Bachelor of Science magna cum laude.

Mr. Cavalier has been advising business clients for over four decades. His broad-based practice is concentrated in business law with representation of corporate and other business clients including shareholders of closely-held corporations, partners in partnerships and members of limited liability companies. In addition to civil litigation in the court system, Roland has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and graduated valedictorian from Albany Law School obtaining his Juris Doctor degree.

Named a 2018 Best Law Firm by US News and World Report and Best Lawyers, O’Connell and Aronowitz is one of the Capital District’s largest and most diverse law firms. With 37 attorneys and offices in Albany, Latham, New York City, Plattsburgh and Saratoga Springs, the Firm provides a broad range of legal services to businesses and individuals throughout the state. Jeffrey J. Sherrin ( and Jeffrey A. Siegel ( can be reached at (518) 462-5601. Mr. Tuczinski, Ms. Valle and Mr. Cavalier can be reach at the same number.

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