Robert G. Wakeman Joins Albany Office of Cullen and Dykman LLP

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Firm continues on growth path adding well-regarded banking attorney to Albany office.

Continuing its ongoing business development initiative in the Capital Region, Cullen and Dykman LLP, one of New York’s most venerable law firms, today announced that Robert G. Wakeman has become a partner to the firm in its Albany, New York office, according to Brian T. FitzGerald, Partner-in-Charge of Cullen and Dykman’s Albany office. Mr. Wakeman brings nearly three decades of experience, concentrating in banking and commercial lending, to the firm.

A member of the New York State Bar Association Section on Business and Banking, Mr. Wakeman has been directly involved in the financing, acquisition or sale of a number of large, high-profile commercial real estate projects in the Albany area, including government office buildings, shopping centers, public and charter schools, condominiums and industrial facilities. He has arranged tax-exempt bond financing for numerous not-for-profit institutions through various issuers including the New York State Dormitory Authority and local industrial development agencies. The lawyer rating service, Martindale Hubbell, rates Mr. Wakeman “AV” as a “pre-eminent” attorney in his field.

“Bob brings an unsurpassed level of legal expertise to our clients in the Albany area,” said Mr. FitzGerald. “His skills and successful track record will greatly facilitate our expansion plans in the region and we look forward to working with him.”

“Well-known throughout the Albany-area’s business and legal communities, Bob Wakeman is a great addition to Cullen and Dykman’s Banking Practice,” said Thomas Douglas, the firm’s Managing Partner. “He’s well accomplished in his practice area and we are pleased to have him on board.”

Cullen and Dykman, a full-service law firm, with New York offices in Manhattan and Garden City, opened its Albany office last June as part of a strategic business development initiative focused on the Capital Region. The firm’s Albany office is located at One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue.

“I am excited to bring my practice to such a dynamic and growing firm and look forward to working with Cullen and Dykman on projects throughout the Capital Region,” said Mr. Wakeman.

Prior to joining Cullen and Dykman, Mr. Wakeman was a partner in the Albany office of Lombardi, Walsh, Wakeman, Harrison, Amodeo & Davenport, PC. He graduated cum laude from Union College and earned his law degree from Albany Law School. He was awarded the prestigious “Spirit of the Chamber” award by the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2008, and for over 20 years has advocated on behalf of families of disabled children seeking better programs in public schools. Mr. Wakeman is admitted to practice in New York and before the Federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals and is a sustaining member of the Albany County Bar Association. A resident of Slingerlands, NY, Mr. Wakeman is married with two children.

A high resolution photo of Mr. Wakeman can be downloaded at: http://hldnow.com/Pr/page/Robert_Wakeman.asp

About Cullen and Dykman LLP
Cullen and Dykman LLP (http://www.cullenanddykman.com) was founded in 1850 and represents banks and other financial institutions, energy, telecommunications and water companies; large and small businesses, educational institutions; religious organizations; insurance companies; municipalities and not-for-profits, as well as individuals. The firm’s practice areas include banking, energy and telecommunications, public utility regulation, tax certiorari and eminent domain, corporate and commercial law, real estate, foreclosure, bankruptcy, tort and commercial litigation, labor and employment law, municipal law, immigration law, and trusts and estates.

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Media Contact: Don Miller
Harrison Leifer DiMarco Public Relations
516-536-2020 or 516-330-1647 (cell)
dmiller(at)hldpr(dot)com

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