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Harris Beach elects nine new partners

Nine attorneys at Harris Beach PLLC have been elected partners in the firm.

The new partners are: Amanda Carden Agins; Peri A. Berger; Howard J. Goldsmith; Elliot A. Hallak; Tristan D. Hujer; Gene Kelly; Nicole Ozminkowski; Brendan M. Palfreyman; and Mitchell J. Pawluk.

  • Agins, a 2010 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, focuses on estate planning, estate administration, elder law, and special needs planning.
  • Berger, a 2007 graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, is a litigator with a decade of experience handling commercial litigation and product liability matters.
  • Goldsmith, who received his juris doctor degree from Boston University School of Law in 1986, served as assistant counsel and bureau chief to the New York State Education Department for 21 years prior to entering private practice.
  • Hallak, a 2004 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, handles a wide range of business and commercial litigation matters.
  • Hujer, who received his law degree in 2009 from the University of Maine School of Law, represents a broad array of business interests in commercial litigations and personal injury matters.
  • Kelly received his JD in 1988 from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce Law Center. He works predominantly on matters involving environmental regulatory compliance and permitting issues.
  • Ozminkowski, a 2008 graduate of Pace University School of Law, guides health care organizations, not-for-profits and business entities incorporate and business matters.
  • Palfreyman, a 2010 Brooklyn Law School graduate, focuses on intellectual property matters and litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade dress infringement actions.
  • Pawluk, who received his JD from Albany Law School in conjunction with his MPA from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy in 2010, counsels clients in highly-regulated industries, including advisement in navigating New York’s complex regulatory landscape, defending against government investigations, and procuring licenses in highly-competitive processes.