Attorney Anthony F. Pagano has been elected as partner of Harris Beach PLLC, effective September 2018. He will serve in the firm’s Ithaca office and broaden its focus in commercial real estate, banking and business law.
Mr. Pagano comes to Harris Beach with almost 20 years of legal experience, much of that time focused on serving clients and their needs in New York’s Southern Tier.
“Today’s economic climate is marked by jarring cycles of change,” Mr. Pagano said. “I love working in partnership with businesses and individual clients, including entrepreneurs, to find practical legal solutions that stay ahead of those changes. I look forward to integrating into the Harris Beach team and supporting clients in the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes and statewide.”
Mr. Pagano earned his law degree after serving as an infantry Marine in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. Over his career he’s served as counsel to international manufacturing and Fortune 500 companies and assisted institutions of higher education, real estate developers, franchisees and others with various aspects of business regulation. In the community he’s served on the Chemung County Planning Board and the boards of directors for the Tanglewood Nature Center and Salvation Army.
“Spurred on by an innovative mindset driven by higher education, our region is transforming rapidly into one of the state’s economic success stories,” said Seth Hiland, managing partner, Harris Beach PLLC, Ithaca office. “We’re expanding the capabilities of the Ithaca office to help support this shift, bringing on new talent and expertise to address the legal issues that will inevitably arise. Anthony is part of that move.”
Mr. Pagano earned his law degree from the Albany Law School of Union University and his bachelor’s in criminal justice from Northeastern University in Boston.
About Harris Beach
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal and was named a BTI Elite law firm based on in-depth interviews of more than 600 corporate counsel at the world’s largest and most influential companies. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, science and technology, veterinary medicine, and state and local governments and authorities. The firm’s more than 200 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Melville, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.