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Lawyers learn from pro bono service

Seventy percent of business leaders responding to Dykema Gossett PLLC’s 12th Annual M&A Outlook Survey say they would be involved in an acquisition in the next year, 43 percent in a joint venture and 48 percent in a sale. (ThinkStock)

Pro bono service becomes an essential part of a lawyer’s practice as soon as the proverbial shingle is hung. Attorneys, non-attorney staff (e.g., paralegals) and others in a firm routinely take up the cause. According to data compiled by Nixon ...

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Major local accounting firms merge

Two local accounting firms have combined to offer service in five locations in Western New York. The merger between Rochester-based Insero & Co. CPAs  and Ciaschi, Dietershagen, Little, Mickelson & Company, LLP (CDLM) took place January 1, the firms announced. ...

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Sale of Daily Record’s parent finalized

Locally based GateHouse Media, LLC said Monday that its parent company, New Media Investment Group, has completed its purchase of the Business Information Division of Dolan LLC, which includes The Daily Record. The announcement came in a letter to Dolan ...

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Casinos get unanimous approval

ALBANY — State gambling regulators have approved licenses for three new casinos under construction in the Catskills, Schenectady and the Finger Lakes. On Monday, the Gaming Commission’s five members unanimously approved each without comment, concluding principals and associates cleared criminal ...

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