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David G. Linger and John F. Corcoran Named Practice Group Leaders

Syracuse, New York- Hancock Estabrook, LLP, Counselors at Law, is pleased to announce that David G. Linger, Firm partner, has been named leader of the Firm's Property Tax, Valuation & Eminent Domain practice group and John F. Corcoran, Firm partner, leader of the Municipal practice group.

Mr. Linger concentrates his practice in civil litigation, including property valuation, tax and commercial litigation. He has represented local businesses, regional and national banks, and manufacturing clients in Bankruptcy Court litigation. Mr. Linger has also litigated cases involving insurance coverage, reinsurance and UCC issues. He has provided legal services to clients in the manufacturing, electrical cogeneration and telecommunications industries. Mr. Linger has represented clients in personal injury lawsuits, obtaining substantial recoveries. He has successfully defended snowmobile clubs in personal injury lawsuits and in cases involving attempts to limit the recreational use of public lands. Mr. Linger represents a statewide organization representing snowmobile clubs. He also represents clients in complex property valuation and tax litigation. Mr. Linger lectures on the protection afforded to landowners by New York's recreational use statute.

Mr. Corcoran concentrates his legal practice in the areas of municipal, labor and employment and education law. He has extensive experience representing management in labor and employment litigation, public sector collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, education law and municipal law, including fire service. Mr. Corcoran serves as general counsel to several school districts. He also represents executives in employment matters including the negotiation of employment contracts and severance agreements. Mr. Corcoran serves as a neutral hearing officer in public sector employment matters. He successfully defended several municipalities on claims for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act and has arbitrated employment terminations. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Corcoran served as human resources director for Madison County and for Oneida City Hospitals. He is a frequent lecturer, at the state and national levels, on labor and employment issues.