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Hancock Estabrook, LLP Welcomes Corporate Attorneys to Firm

Syracuse, New York - Hancock Estabrook, LLP, Counselors at Law, is pleased to announce that Robert H. Altman and Warren D. Wolfson have joined the Firm as Partners in the Corporate Practice Group.

Robert H. Altman, most recently with the law firms of Altman & Wolfson, LLP and Bryan Cave, LLP, has over 30 years of experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions. He has been closely involved with a wide range of businesses, from New York Stock Exchange companies to start-ups, and has assisted in numerous venture capital financing transactions. Mr. Altman served as an executive officer and member of the board of directors of Fay's Incorporated and helped negotiate the sale of Fay's to J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Mr. Altman also served as President and CEO of a $200 million global multimedia publishing company. He has lectured on venture financing and capital formation at the Stern School of Business at New York University and at the School of Management, Division of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises at Syracuse University.

He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law (JD) and State University at Buffalo (BA).

Warren D. Wolfson was most recently with the law firm of Altman & Wolfson, LLP. From 1980 to 1996, Mr. Wolfson served as General Counsel to Fay's Incorporated. While at Fay's, he also held the positions of Senior Vice President and Secretary and served as a member of Fay's board of directors. His extensive experience as a corporate lawyer, focusing on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, as well as commercial leasing, began as an associate with Hancock Estabrook, LLP in the mid 1970s. Mr. Wolfson currently serves on the board of directors of Kinney Drugs, Inc. and as Kinney's corporate secretary. He will also continue his affiliation with Cygnus Management Group, LLC as the company's general counsel. Mr. Wolfson's community involvement includes serving on the boards of directors of the Syracuse Jewish Federation, Inc.; Menorah Park, Inc.; the Jewish Community Foundation of Central New York, Inc.; Vera House Foundation, Inc.; Cygnus Management Foundation, Inc. and Kinney Drugs Foundation, Inc.

He is a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law (JD, cum laude) and Boston University (BS, cum laude).