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UPSTATE NEW YORK LAW FIRM MERGER UNITES ROCHESTER AND ALBANY FIRMS

    UPSTATE NEW YORK LAW FIRM MERGER UNITES ROCHESTER AND ALBANY FIRMS
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Beach & Wilcox, one of Rochester's oldest and largest law firms, and the prominent Albany, N.Y., law firm of Burke, Cavalier, Lindy & Engel, P.C., have agreed to merge, effective as of Dec. 1.  Burke, Cavalier, Lindy & Engel, P.C. will adopt the name of Harris Beach & Wilcox.
    The merger will offer expanded resources and additional services for both firms.  Joining forces will provide Harris Beach & Wilcox with a state capital district presence and access to the legislature and regulatory agencies.  It will bring to the Albany firm greater resources in the areas of general litigation, antitrust, labor, creditors' rights and health care.  With the addition of the Albany firm, Harris Beach & Wilcox will now be comprised of 110 attorneys and a total staff of more than 230, and will maintain offices in Rochester, Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Dansville, and Arlington, Va.  The Buffalo office opened on Nov. 4.
    "We have continued to be committed to establishing a presence in Albany for Harris Beach & Wilcox," said Gunther Buerman, managing partner of Harris Beach & Wilcox.  "We conducted a thorough search for the right opportunity and found Burke, Cavalier to be a well-managed firm with an excellent reputation and common philosophies in the practice of law.  We are pleased to welcome Burke, Cavalier to our firm."
    Harris Beach & Wilcox, founded in 1856, is a full-service law practice involved in all aspects of litigation, corporate, tax, labor, trusts and estates, real estate law, and general business.  Its specialty practice capabilities include commercial banking, health care, personal injury, antitrust, creditors' rights, construction litigation, employment discrimination, public finance, education, and environmental law.
    Burke, Cavalier, Lindy & Engel, P.C. is comprised of 10 attorneys concentrating in the areas of lobbying, environmental law, bond counsel and finance.  Terence Burke and Roland Cavalier founded the firm in 1974.
    "We have continued to be committed to establishing a presence in Albany for Harris Beach & Wilcox," said Buerman.  "We conducted a thorough search for the right opportunity and found Burke, Cavalier to be a well-managed firm with an excellent reputation and common philosophies in the practice of law.  We are pleased to welcome Burke, Cavalier to our firm."
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    /CONTACT:  Gunther Buerman, managing partner, or Hilary Guthrie, both of Harris Beach & Wilcox, 716-232-4440; or Terence Burke, chairman of Burke, Cavalier, Lindy & Engel, P.C., 518-427-9700/ CO:  Harris Beach & Wilcox; Burke Cavalier, Lindy & Engel, P.C. ST:  New York IN: SU:  TNM CK-FC -- NY064 -- 3548 11/12/91 15:05 EST
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