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Brittnay M. McMahon Shareholder

Brittnay's Practice Areas

Brittnay is a Partner with our Litigation, Residential Real Estate, and Trusts & Estates practices. She has interned with the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, the Hon. Thomas J. McAvoy, a Federal Judge in the Northern District of New York, and the New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Department. Brittnay formerly served as a Lead Articles Editor of the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology.

Brittnay was named to the 2019 Upstate New York Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers, which acknowledges attorneys under 40 years old and in practice 10 years or less. 2019 was the fourth consecutive year she earned the designation. While in law school, Brittnay received a Pro Bono Distinction award for her work with the Albany Law School Pro Bono Society. She has continued her civic responsibilities while in practice. In September 2013, Brittnay won an important pro bono victory in Court representing a mother of four with a gravelly ill child who was facing eviction. Her successful effort will allow the family additional time in their apartment.

Brittnay currently serves as President of the Adirondack Women’s Bar Association and was on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Schenectady where she served as Treasurer and Chairperson of the Campership Campaign. She was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Young Professional Philanthropist award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals NY, Hudson-Mohawk Chapter for her efforts on behalf of BCGS.

Brittnay's Locations


  • New York State

Professional Associations

New York State Bar Association
Albany County Bar Association
Saratoga County Bar Association
Capital District Women’s Bar Association
Adirondack Women’s Bar Association
President, past Vice President, past CLE Chair
LeGaL – The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
Schenectady County Bar Association

Board Memberships

Boys and Girls Clubs of Schenectady
2014 - 2019
Boys and Girls Clubs of Schenectady
Chairperson of the Campership Campaign
2014 - 2018


Distinguished Young Professional Philanthropist
Association of Fundraising Professionals, New York Hudson-Mohawk Chapter
November 2017
Rising Star Upstate New York Super Lawyers
Pro Bono Distinction
Albany Law School


CLE Moderator: Representing LGBTQ Clients from the Judicial Perspective
The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
Residential Real Estate First Time Home Buyers
Home Buying Seminar
Residential Real Estate First Time Home Buyers
Home Buying Seminar
BOLD Business Objective Residential Real Estate


The Science Behind Surrogacy: Why New York Should Rethink Its Surrogacy Contracts Laws
21 Alb. L.J. Sci. & Tech. 359 - 2011
O'Connell and Aronowitz Trusts and Estates Newsletter: Ask the Lawyer: Do I Need a Living Will?
O'Connell and Aronowitz Trusts and Estates Newsletter: Ask the Lawyer: Why Do I Need a Health Care Proxy?


Dertinger v. Sperl
Practice Area: Landlord or Tenant
Outcome: Successful settlement
Description: Eviction Defense
McCarthy vs. Saratoga Glen Hollow Water Supply Corp.
Practice Area: Contracts and Agreements
Outcome: Successful Settlement
Description: Contract Dispute


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