The law firm of Allen & O’Brien announced the addition of Thomas Daniels as a member of the firm. Daniels was formerly senior counsel with Wilmorite where he represented the company with developing and managing retail properties, student housing, casinos, hotels, and other commercial projects. At Allen & O’Brien he will concentrate his practice on commercial leasing, residential and commercial real estate transactions, commercial financing, and advising business owners and their families. In addition, Daniels will assist firm clients with estate and retirement planning, trust and estate administration, and family law matters.
The Buffalo law firm of Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced that Martin Doster has joined the firm as director of operations and senior environmental coordinator. Doster comes to the firm following a 32-year career with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. In 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honored Doster with the Environmental Quality Award recognizing his significant contributions to improving the environment. In his new role, Doster will be responsible for overseeing employee relations and human resources issues, accounts receivable coordination, vendor relations, and coordinating the firm’s strategic initiatives. As the senior environmental coordinator, he will advise the attorneys and consult on matters related to environmental issues facing LMWF’s real estate and development clients.
Maureen T. Bass has joined LeClairRyan as a shareholder on the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Area Team. She will be resident in the national law firm’s Rochester office. Bass focuses her practice on aspects of insolvency and distressed debt, including out-of-court restructurings and bankruptcy litigation. She also represents secured lenders and special servicers in matters that include creditors’ rights, commercial foreclosures, bankruptcy, guaranty and lender liability matters. She is a member of the Erie County Bar and the Turnaround Management Association.
Monroe County Human Resources Department employee Nicole Dobson received the Young Leader Champion Award from the United Way of Greater Rochester. This award is presented to emerging leaders who rally other young professionals to take an active role in making our community better. Dobson earned this recognition due to her outstanding efforts recruiting Monroe County Young Leaders, coordinating special events, and making presentations to young people involved in the United Way of Greater Rochester, according to Maggie Brooks, county executive. As the Monroe County’s United Way Young Leaders’ Club Champion, she is responsible for coordinating the program for all county employees under the age of 40.