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September 20, 2013

Donna L. Blaufuss                                                                                                                                                                  

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Jaeckle Fleischmann Recognizes Attorney Honorees of "Legal Elite of WNY"

BUFFALO, NEW YORK - Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP, a full service corporate law firm, reports that the Firm had a commanding presence in "Legal Elite of WNY," an annual feature by the Business First of Buffalo. Honorees below were listed in the September 20th edition of the Business First of Buffalo.



Practice Area

  1. Joseph Kubarek

Business & Corporate

  1. Robert W. Patterson

Health Care

  1. Charles Swanekamp


  1. Heath J. Szymczak


  1. Nicole Tzetzo


Joseph P. Kubarek serves as the Chairman and Managing Partner of Jaeckle Fleischmann’s Executive Committee. He concentrates his practice in mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate finance and corporate governance, and has substantial experience in providing advice and guidance to corporate boards and board committees on corporate governance matters, including board and committee structure, duties and best practices, disclosure practices and compliance with legal requirements.

            Robert W. Patterson is a partner in Jaeckle Fleischmann’s Employee Benefits and Health Care practice groups. He concentrates his practice on employee compensation and benefits matters, including pension, 401(k) and other qualified retirement plans, ESOPs, health, cafeteria (§125) and other welfare plans, deferred compensation plans, executive compensation, and advising businesses with regard to benefit plan issues relating to mergers and acquisitions. He also advises physicians and physician groups and other health care providers with respect to corporate compliance, Federal and state anti-fraud, kickback and self-referral laws, HIPAA matters and other health care laws and regulations.

            A member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Litigation practice group, Mr. Swanekamp has extensive experience in the areas of business law and commercial litigation. He has regularly counseled and litigated the interests of clients in the areas of trade regulation, general contract and commercial disputes, securities, anti-trust, intellectual property, environmental, and accountant professional responsibility matters.

            Mr. Szymczak is a Partner in the Firm's Litigation practice group. He has extensive litigation experience in business related torts, complex commercial litigation, and other civil litigation, including, among other areas, contractual disputes, unfair competition claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, class action consumer litigation, healthcare network provider disputes, products liability defense, personal injury defense, insurance fraud, and insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Szymczak currently serves as national co-chair of the Tortious Interference Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Business Torts Litigation Committee (Litigation Section).

A member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Tax practice group, Nicole R. Tzetzo has extensive experience in tax and business matters including corporation and partnership formation, mergers & acquisitions, debt and equity financing, as well as contract matters, including preparation and negotiation of transactional documents. Ms. Tzetzo’s tax practice also extends to the not-for-profit sector where she provides counsel in connection with entity formation, board governance, regulatory compliance and establishment of foundations.

            Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP is a full-service corporate law firm headquartered in Buffalo, New York with roots dating back over a century. The Firm's clients include Fortune 500 companies, publicly and privately held businesses, financial institutions, governmental entities, universities, as well as individual business owners. For more information, visit our website at www.jaeckle.com.