Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen has added Claudio De Vellis as a member in the estate planning and administration practice. He was a partner at Smith, Gambrell & Russell.
Hand Baldachin & Amburgey has hired Stuart Nayman as a partner focusing on private and public company counseling, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity transactions, and private and public securities offerings. He was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr.
Goldberg Segalla has promoted two attorneys to partner: Sean McKinley, Workers' Compensation, Garden City, and Andrew Scholz, litigation, White Plains. Also, Brian Middlebrook, product liability, White Plains, has been promoted to special counsel.
Ballon Stoll Bader & Nadler has promoted to partner Michael Sheppeard, who focuses on litigation and corporate.
Coughlin & Gerhart has elected as a partner Meiying Austin, estate planning, Binghamton.
Charles Cantine, intellectual property, has been promoted to the partnership of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. The firm also promoted Beth Clark, litigation, and Jason Sobel, intellectual property, as special counsel.
Alter Mantel has elected to its partnership Doxia Dargaty, real estate acquisition, development and complex financing transactions.
Chaffetz Lindsey has promoted Andreas Frischknecht, litigation and dispute resolution, to partner, and Jennifer Gorskie, commercial and investment treaty arbitration and domestic litigation, to counsel.
Haynes and Boone has promoted Jonathan Pressment, business litigation, and Michael McCarthy, real estate, to the partnership.