Albany, NY—The New York Bar
Foundation is pleased to announce that James R. Barnes, Esq., Burke &
Casserly, P.C., Albany has been elected as Vice-Chair of the Fellows.
The Fellows of the New York Bar
Foundation are distinguished members of the bench and bar who are recognized
for outstanding professional achievement, dedication to the legal profession,
and commitment to the organized bar.
Election to the Fellows is one of
the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a member of the New York State Bar
Barnes is a shareholder of Burke
& Casserly, P.C., in which he first joined in 2005. He focuses his practice in elder law, trusts
and estates, guardianship, special needs planning, business formation and
succession planning, and real estate.
Barnes is admitted to practice law in New York State and is also a
member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.
Barnes is an active member of the
New York State Bar Association, where he serves on the Executive
Committee of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section. In addition, he is currently
the chair of the association’s Committee on Continuing Legal Education. He is a past chair of
the association’s Young Lawyers Section. He has also served on the association’s
Executive Committee and House of Delegates, and
on several special committees
and task forces.
He also serves on
board of directors of
New York Bar Foundation.
Barnes will work with Fellows
Chair Emily F. Franchina, Esq.,(Franchina Law Group,
LLC, Garden City) and the Fellows Judicial
District Chairs from across New York State to increase the number of Fellows
and support fundraising efforts for the Foundation grant program.
For more information about the
Fellows visit the Foundation website at www.tnybf.org
Contact: Deborah Auspelmyer