CAPITAL DISTRICT AND LONG ISLAND ATTORNEYS TO LEAD
NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION FELLOWS
Albany attorney James B. Ayers is the new chair of The Fellows of The
New York Bar Foundation, which provides funding for law-related
charitable and educational projects.
Garden City attorney Emily F. Franchina was elected vice-chair of The
A fellow is a lawyer who has been recognized for professional
achievement, dedication to the legal profession and community
Ayers is a partner of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna and chair of its
estate planning and administration practice group. He is a past
treasurer of the State Bar Association and a past chair of the Trusts
and Estates Law Section. He resides in Guilderland.
“I am immensely honored to chair the Fellows of the New York
Bar Foundation. Our past chair Susan B. Lindenauer did an outstanding
job. It is a great privilege to continue and build upon her excellent
work,” said Ayers.
Franchina is a partner of Franchina & Giordano. She concentrates
her practice in elder law and trusts and estates law. She is a member of
the State Bar Association’s Executive Committee and a past chair
of the Young Lawyers Section. She resides in Huntington Bay.
“For almost 40 years, the Fellows have been making a financial
commitment toward the goals of the New York Bar Foundation.
I am delighted to work in a leadership position to continue that
mission,” said Franchina.