O’Connell and Aronowitz has announced a major expansion of its business law and commercial litigation practices with the addition of three experienced business attorneys joining the 90-year-old law firm. Effective January 1, Jeffrey A. Siegel and Robert J. Koshgarian joined the Firm as Shareholders, and Paul A. Feigenbaum has joined as Senior Counsel. All three attorneys were formerly with Albany law firm of Mazzotta, Siegel & Vagianelis. The trio’s extensive experience in business law, real estate and commercial litigation add to O’Connell and Aronowitz’s highly recognized attorneys creating one of the largest and most prominent business law departments among upstate New York law firms.
Jeffrey J. Sherrin, the Firm’s President, explained the expansion, “O’Connell and Aronowitz has long been recognized for our comprehensive legal services. Our commercial litigation practice continues to grow rapidly and we found this an opportune time to add new talent and experience to meet the increasingly complex needs of our clients.”
The business law practice expansion follows the Firm’s 2014 opening of a new office in New York City. “With the addition of Jeff Siegel, Bob Koshgarian and Paul A. Feigenbaum, we raise our services to a new level and show our continued commitment to growth while meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations,” Sherrin said.
Mr. Siegel, a Partner at his prior firm, handles business acquisitions, commercial real estate transactions and commercial litigation matters. His experience also includes representation of lenders and borrowers in commercial financing transactions, and municipalities and individuals in land use matters including Article 78 litigation. He earned his JD at Albany Law School in a combined MBA program with Union College and a BS in Management from University at Buffalo.
Mr. Koshgarian, who served as Counsel at Mazzotta, Siegel & Vagianelis, concentrates in the areas of corporate and business law, employee benefit planning, executive compensation, taxation and real property. He has represented individual, businesses and fiduciaries in civil and criminal investigations before the Internal Revenue Service, United States Department of Labor, and NYS Departments of Taxation & Finance and Labor. He is a graduate of Suffolk University School of Law and St. Lawrence University.
Senior Counsel Paul A. Feigenbaum will work within our commercial litigation and appellate practices as well as mediation and arbitration. His private practice experience includes Partner at Couch White and New York City’s Fink, Weinberger, Fredman, Berman & Lowell, P.C. He also previously served as Counsel for New York State Unified Court System Office of Court Administration. He is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and Hamilton College.
Named a 2015 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 35 attorneys and offices in Albany, 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 can be reached at (518) 462-5601 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org