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Austin P. Judkins Joins Boylan Code

Boylan Code is pleased to announce that Austin P. Judkins has joined the firm as an associate, concentrating his practice in entity selection and formation, and business transactions.

Austin received his Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Geneseo and his Master of Science from University of Tennessee. Austin then went on to Syracuse University where he graduated with a Juris Doctor from the Syracuse University College of Law.

Prior to joining Boylan Code, Austin worked for an international remote sensing (satellite imagery) and GIS (Geographic Information System) company based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  His work focused on establishing and maintaining international reseller agreements and direct sales to clients within the oil and gas industry and utilities.  Additionally, he worked in international higher education administration.  He is highly proficient in Spanish.

“Coming from a business background, I was eager to find a law firm that allowed me to build my legal career on the foundation of my past experiences.  I am excited to join the Business and Finance Group at Boylan Code where I hope to draw on my legal knowledge and professional experience to assist local businesses in managing their legal issues and thereby allowing them to focus their energies on running their businesses,” says Judkins.   read more…

#MeetUsMonday: Michelle Ciliberto

Michelle Ciliberto is a Paralegal in Boylan Code’s Commercial Lending Department but has held roles within several other departments throughout the years!

Get to know Michelle a bit better:

How long have you worked at Boylan Code?
I started at what was then Boylan Brown in 1997 as a Litigation Paralegal, and then moved into Systems Administration in 1998. I moved to Massachusetts in 2001 but came back to Rochester and Boylan Brown in 2003, working in the Residential Lending Department. I moved back to Massachusetts (yes, again!) in 2006 before coming back to Rochester and Boylan Code in 2016 to take on my current role as a Paralegal in the Commercial Lending Department!

On any given day, what does your work routine look like? What do you do/focus on?
I do any of the following on any given day: communicate with clients, coordinate commercial closings, draft loan documents for commercial closings, attend commercial closings and review and organize due diligence materials. Basically, try to keep everyone organized and on track to close in a timely manner.

What part of your job do you enjoy the most?
I love the fact that I am constantly learning and growing in my job. I learn something new with every file I work on. I also work for great people that have entrusted me to challenge myself and learn new positions within the firm. read more…

#MeetUsMonday: Susan Gross

Susan Gross will celebrate 30 years at Boylan Code on August 1, 2018! Sue is the Director of Human Resources and Continuing Legal Education.

Get to know Sue a bit better:

On any given day, what does your work routine look like? What do you do/focus on?
No two days are ever alike!  My primary focus is human resources, which entails managing our staff and working with the Executive Committee to ensure workload balance so all of the firm’s work is completed as efficiently as possible.  I handle the firm’s employee benefits, recruiting, payroll, and employee wellness initiatives (which include CPR/AED training, our annual flu shot clinic, Employee Assistance Program, etc.).  I also oversee the firm’s activities as an accredited provider of continuing legal education in NYS and help to ensure our attorneys adhere to their individual CLE requirements.  Finally, I serve on the firm’s Social Committee, helping to plan fun events for our employees.

What part of your job do you enjoy the most?
I would have to say that the best part of my job is spending my days with an incredible group of people who make Boylan Code a wonderful place to work.  Let’s face it — work becomes a sort of “home away from home” – and that is very true for me at Boylan Code.  In many ways the firm feels like family, especially after spending more than half my life working here. 

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#MeetUsMonday: Caitlin Johnson

Caitlin “CJ” Johnson joined the Boylan Code team at the end of May, 2018 as a paralegal in the Trusts and Estates department!

Get to know CJ a little bit better:

1.) Where were you before you joined the Boylan Code team?
Previously I worked as a paralegal in small law firms that practiced estate planning, elder law, Medicaid, and estate and trust administration. Before I came to Boylan Code, I worked at Piede Law LLP, and before that I worked for the Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. for over 2 years.

2.) On any given day, what does your work routine look like? What do you do/focus on?
I begin my day with organizing my hours from the previous workday and adding them to our bookkeeping system. Then I take a look at my current files, make a to-do list for the day, and get to work. My work varies from getting an estate ready to file with the Surrogate’s Court, analyzing financials for a trust, or drafting documents to settle an estate. I am also learning new skills, so some of my day is comprised of training in accounting and tax matters. read more…

#MeetUsMonday: Caitlin Durso

Caitlin Durso has been with Boylan Code for nearly four years!

When she first joined the firm she was a lending assistant, now she’s an accounting specialist.

Get to know Caitlin a little bit better:

1.) On any given day, what does your work routine look like? What do you do/focus on?
I handle all of the firm’s finances, so essentially, I make sure we pay others AND get paid. I have a laundry list of daily duties: check bank accounts, post all time entries for the firm, write checks, go through mail and make necessary deposits, enter all payable’s for the firm, run pre-bills and finalize any necessary bills for the attorneys… to name a few.

2.) What part of your job do you enjoy the most?
I’m a nerd when it comes to numbers! I love checks and balances and being a part of firm’s overall operation. It also doesn’t hurt that I truly enjoy working with the people here at Boylan Code.
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#MeetUsMonday: Sandra Ciaccia

Sandra Ciaccia has been with Boylan Code for nearly two decades! She’s a Senior Paralegal in the Litigation/Bankruptcy department.

Get to know Sandee a little bit better:

1.) On any given day, what does your work routine look like? What do you do/focus on?
I usually check court dockets for follow up on any cases we are working on. Entering and e-filing bankruptcy petitions; or drafting and e-filing pleadings and other documents with various courts. I’m also on the Social Committee at Boylan Code, which provides a fun opportunity to be involved in the planning of firm events. Additionally, I serve as Public Relations Chair of the Paralegal Association of Rochester, and in that capacity I am involved in attending monthly board meetings where we network for local paralegals and act as a resource center, through continuing education, seminars and social events.

2.) What part of your job do you enjoy the most?
I don’t know if there is one thing that stands out, and it might sound cliché, but I really just enjoy working with the attorneys in my department very much. They are a great group, and if I had to choose something though, I’d say I enjoy being able to help clients when they call. Obviously, not by giving legal advice, but I’ve had occasions where a client may be anxious or upset. Sometimes, I’ve just had to be patient to hear them out so I can accurately reflect their concern to an attorney. Providing a compassionate ear to someone that may be uncertain of what to do next is very rewarding, and I consider that to be part of my job. read more…

Jack M. Battaglia Joins Boylan Code

Boylan Code is pleased to announce that Jack M. Battaglia has joined the firm as senior counsel, concentrating his practice on tax controversies and estate planning.

Prior to joining Boylan Code, Mr. Battaglia spent nearly three decades as a partner at Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, concentrating his practice in civil and criminal tax controversies and estate planning. His extensive experience in tax law includes practice before the IRS, the Tax Court and Federal District Courts.

Mr. Battaglia lectures frequently on tax law topics and has authored numerous articles. He’s also listed in the latest edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” read more…

Boylan Code’s Donald Young Becomes NYPF Newest Member, Director-at-Large

The New York Planning Federation (NYPF) recently appointed Donald Young to its Board of Directors as a Director-at-Large.

Donald was sworn in at the 80th Annual New York Planning Federation Conference in Lake George on Monday, April 23, 2018. During the three-day long conference, he presented on two topics: “Exploring Municipal Ethics and Conflicts of Interest,” and “Understanding and Applying SEQR.”

As a member of the Board, Donald will help the NYPF fulfill its mission to provide guidance, training, education to New York planning and zoning board members and to help communities to collaborate on important planning and zoning issues.

Jennifer Aronson-Jovcevski Joins Boylan Code

Boylan Code is pleased to announce that Jennifer Aronson-Jovcevski has joined the firm as an associate, concentrating her practice on lending, commercial and residential real estate sales and acquisitions and municipal development. As a former Teach for America teacher, she also specializes in education law, representing both public and charter schools in various areas of education law, labor and employment, special education and real property issues.

Mrs. Aronson-Jovcevski is originally from Canandaigua but now resides in Rochester, N.Y. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University, majoring in Communications Studies. She then attended Syracuse University where she graduated with a joint degree—a Masters from Syracuse University School of Education and a Juris Doctor from the Syracuse University College of Law. read more…

Boylan Code Mourns the Death of Sherman Levey

Our hearts are heavy here at Boylan Code with the recent passing of our friend and colleague, Sherman Levey, on April 1, 2018.

Sherm was an exceptional lawyer and a great man who will be missed by so many.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Temple Sinai (363 Penfield Road). A memorial gathering will follow at the Genesee Valley Club (421 East Ave).

Read full obituary, here.




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