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Barclay Damon associate knows Medicaid

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It didn’t take Kelly Gusmano long to find her legal specialty. She has always worked in trusts and estates, mainly helping clients qualify for Medicaid insurance coverage. “I fell in love first year of law school with property law. It’s ...

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A man with a plan

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“I’m a creature of habit,” attorney Langston D. McFadden acknowledged at the start of a recent interview. “I like to plan everything. I like to be completely organized. I like consistency and don’t like change,” said McFadden, 46, a partner ...

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Graham Leonard seeks to have an impact

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Trusts and estates law has a reputation for being a rather dull and static practice area. But Graham Leonard, an associate at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, considers the field “quite a dynamic practice.” Lawmakers in some states are considering ...

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Mary Moore focuses on problem solving

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She’s traveled the globe, and spent a decade in the nation’s capital, including a stint working for a prestigious international law firm, but when Mary Moore and her husband started to raise a family, they came home to Rochester. “It ...

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Associate’s career shift pays off

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Katerina Kramarchyk was pretty much set on becoming a doctor, until she realized she would have to dissect a cadaver in medical school. So in her junior year at Stony Brook University, after re-evaluating her talents and interests, Kramarchyk decided to become ...

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Danielle Ponder takes it to the stage

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Danielle Ponder is sure her clients’ stories have influenced her songwriting. “Soul music is something you feel,” Ponder has said. “It gives you goosebumps.” The lawyer/singer/songwriter has a following that spans the globe. If you have seen her perform live ...

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