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November 7, 2016

Associate Attorney Bridget Schultz Wins Annual Firm Bake Off

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bake-offOn October 26th, with Halloween right around the corner, the talented bakers at Maynard O’Connor participated in the firm’s second annual Bake-Off.    Some of the tasty goodies included pumpkin trifle, scandinavian apple, pumpkin butterscotch muffins, upside down black russian banana cake, pignoli cookies, nameless treat, apple cider cupcakes & brown sugar cinnamon buttercream, magic cookie bars, maple bacon cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting, and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

After serious deliberation by our esteemed judges, one of our associates, Bridget Schultz’s Pumpkin Trifle, took first place. Congratulations Bridget!



October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween from Maynard, O’Connor

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Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween!

September 12, 2016

Congratulations to our Super Lawyers!

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Bruce Bell, Rob Rausch, Adam Mandell, Aaron Carbone, Kostas Leris, and Lia Mitchell have all been selected as “Super Lawyers” in the current issue of the Upstate New York Super Lawyers magazine.  Bruce was recognized for the eighth time as a Super Lawyer in the field of “Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice”. Rob was named again as a Super Lawyer in the category of Appellate Practice; he was also previously also recognized under the category of “Personal Injury Defense”.  Adam Mandell, Kostas Leris, and Lia Mitchell were named as “Rising Stars” in the field of Medical Malpractice Defense, and Aaron Carbone was named a “Rising Star” in “Civil Litigation: Defense”.

Super Lawyers is an independent rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The lists appear in the current issue of Super Lawyers and the September, 2016 issue of Hudson Valley Magazine.

August 29, 2016

Rob Rausch Moderates Panel at Albany Law School Orientation

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28540889534_bc8b15801b_oOn August 22nd, Rob Rausch moderated a panel discussion at Albany Law School’s orientation, entitled “If I Knew Then What I Know Now”.  The panel included five attorneys from a variety of different practice areas, and included discussion on recommendations for succeeding in law school, developing legal skills, increasing your marketability, and professionalism, among other topics.

Rob is a former President of the Albany Law School National Alumni Association, and recently celebrated his 20th Albany Law School reunion.



July 10, 2016

Maynard Welcomes New Associate Attorney Bridget M. Schultz

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We are pleased to announce that Bridget M. Schultz has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Bridget concentrates her practice in the areas of general litigation, medical malpractice defense, real estate litigation, and trusts and estates. She is admitted to practice in the State of Florida, and is currently a candidate for admission to the New York State Bar.

Bridget worked at the New York State Legislature and interned for Judge Lawrence King, a senior federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She was also an associate at a prestigious civil litigation law firm in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Bridgets’ addition expands the firm to a team of sixteen dedicated attorneys, engaged in a wide variety of legal fields.

May 27, 2016

Firm Participates in “Red Nose Day” Fundraiser

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On May 26th, members of the firm donned red noses to show their support for Red Nose Day.  Red Nose Day is affiliated with Comic Relief and is held annually to help support poverty-stricken children in the US and throughout the world. Funds raised through donations and sales of red noses go to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, and the United Way, among others, and are used to help provide meals, education, medical care and vaccines, and clean water.   In addition to donating to the cause, the firm also collected food items to donate to food pantries in the Capital Region and in Saugerties.

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For more information on Red Nose Day, please visit the following link.         http://rednoseday.org/

May 26, 2016

Maynard, O’Connor Welcomes New Firm Administrator Scott Adelmann

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We are pleased to announce that Scott Adelmann has joined the firm as our firm administrator.  Scott previously worked at Thuillez, Ford, Gold, Butler & Monroe, LLP as their office manager.  He brings a wealth of law firm management experience based on his 15 years there as a paralegal and office manager.  Scott is currently serving as the president of the Albany Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators.  He also enjoys competing in triathlons and hiking.  He completed the Lake Placid Ironman in 2012 and is currently working towards becoming an Adirondack 46er.


May 23, 2016

Firm Participates in Workforce Challenge

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On May 19th, several members of the firm participated in the Workforce TeamChallenge, an annual 3.5-mile race through downtown Albany.  This year, 10,000 runners and walkers participated in the race.  The event is organized by the Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club, and funds raised by the race are used to support college scholarships, grants, running clinics, and the Just Run program that encourages grade school children to run for exercise and fun.


May 2, 2016

Maynard O’Connor Welcomes New Associate Kostas D. Leris

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We are pleased to announce that Kostas D. Leris has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Kostas concentrates his practice in area of civil litigation, including personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights defense, general litigation defense, real estate matters and trust and wills.

Kostas brings nearly three years of litigation experience. He started his legal career as an attorney with the law firm of Cook, Netter, Cloonan, Kurtz & Murphy in Kingston, New York.  Kostas received his undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from Boston College, and earned his law degree from Albany Law School.

Kostas’ addition expands the firm to a team of sixteen dedicated attorneys, engaged in a wide variety of legal fields.

February 22, 2016

Maynard Welcomes New Associate Attorney Sara A. Smaila

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We are pleased to announce that Sara A. Smaila has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Sara concentrates her practice in medical malpractice defense, personal injury defense and insurance coverage disputes, general litigation defense, and trusts and wills.

Sara worked in the civil legal service department at the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo while at SUNY Buffalo Law School. She has worked with low-income victims of domestic violence helping them obtain orders of protection and other legal remedies available through the courts while working at Safe Horizon. Sara looks forward to applying her zeal for helping people to MOSC’s clients.  Sara graduated cum laude with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Law from Binghamton University, and earned her law degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Law.

Sara’s addition expands the firm to a team of fifteen dedicated attorneys.

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