Boylan Code, LLP, one of the Rochester region’s most respected law firms, has named Mr. David Hou, Mr. Jason Kiefer, Mr. Scott Mooney and Ms. Cassandra Rich as new partners.

They join the firm’s other seven partners in leading the organization, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

“The significance of this announcement reaches beyond an acknowledgement of professional expertise. It truly illustrates our commitment to extend and build upon a legacy of multi-generational, principled leadership,” said Ralph “Buz” Code, partner and one of the firm’s founders.  “Not only have David, Jason, Scott and Cassandra shown their dedication to supporting our clients in every way possible, but also in supporting the communities in which we live.”

Mr. Hou, Mr. Mooney and Ms. Rich have spent the entirety of their legal careers with Boylan Code, while Mr. Kiefer returned to the firm in 2011 after spending two years at another local firm. 

David Hou

An author and 2009 recipient of the Rochester Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” award, Mr. Hou is committed to finding his partners legal solutions within the complex practices of commercial litigation, intellectual property, employment and entertainment law.  With significant experience in bench and jury trials, he joined the firm in 1999 and primarily represents clients in litigation proceedings.

A resident of Rochester and strong advocate for community education and art, Mr. Hou serves as a Trustee and Treasurer for the Rochester Public Library and is a board member for the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. He has also served on the Democrat & Chronicle’s editorial community advisory board as a local contributor.

Jason Kiefer

Certified as a merger and acquisition advisor (CM&AA), Mr. Kiefer joined the firm in 2005 and currently works within the Business and Corporate Group, focusing on the practice of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, commercial law and general business. From advising individuals making start-up dreams a reality to established members of the Rochester business landscape, his expertise helps customize client’s needs regardless of their position on the business spectrum.

Mr. Kiefer currently serves on the Board of Directors and as the Treasurer of the Child Care Council and on the Board of Directors of Generation Two. He is also an advisor to the Roc Food Truck Alliance and the New York Association of Hostage Negotiators, Inc. He resides in Rochester.

Scott Mooney

Mr. Mooney joined the firm in 2004, and concentrates on civil litigation, employment law, creditor’s rights and environmental law. He has spent much of his professional career counseling and educating employers on how to effectively manage and maintain employer-employee relations.  Mr. Mooney regularly provides counsel to employers regarding termination policies, discrimination and harassment complaint investigations, supervisory training and policy development. He is a 2011 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Up and Coming Attorney Award.”

Mr. Mooney resides in Brighton. He volunteers to support the United States District Court by regularly managing pro bono cases.

Cassandra Rich

Ms. Rich was welcomed to the Boylan Code team in 2004 and is now a leader in the firm’s Real Estate Group, focusing on banking and institutional lending, residential real estate sales and municipal development.  As a 2010 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Up and Coming Attorney Award”, Ms. Rich is a member of the Monroe County and New York State Bar Association, as well as an active member of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.

Ms. Rich resides in Gates. She volunteers to support the empowerment of women in the work force as a member of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA) and by serving as a member on the Susan B. Anthony House Board of Trustees.

About Boylan Code, LLP

Boylan Code LLP, is one of the largest law firms in Rochester, N.Y. with a staff of 29 attorneys.  Its attorneys provide an integrated suite of sophisticated legal services to discerning small and middle-market companies, municipalities, and individuals.  For more information, visit