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Harry G. Meyer program chair of NYSBA section meeting

Also speaks on Anti-Flipping Task Force on WNED's Law Line

January 27, 2006

Contact:  Lisa Kane

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Harry G. Meyer, a partner in Hodgson Russ LLP's Real Estate & Finance Practice Group, served as program chair for the New York State Bar Association Real Property Law Section's annual meeting, held January 26 at the New York Marriott Marquis in Manhattan.

Topics at the meeting focused on problem areas and new developments in real estate law, including land use control and condemnation, Indian land claims across New York State, and workouts of securitized mortgage loans.

Recently, Mr. Meyer was also a guest on WNED-AM's Law Line, during which he answered questions from host Mike Desmond and callers about the mayor-appointed Buffalo Anti-Flipping Task Force. The task force, of which Mr. Meyer is a member, is committed to addressing the problem of fraudulent flipping, the practice of buying properties and then using false appraisals to sell or mortgage them at prices considerably beyond their market value. New York State Assemblyman Sam Hoyt and New York State Senator William Stachowski are co-chairs of the task force.

Mr. Meyer concentrates his practice in commercial and industrial real property taxation, acquisitions, development, and environmental concerns, including wetlands delineation, protection, enhancement, and water resources. He lectures extensively about commercial and industrial real estate, taxation, development, and environmental issues.

With more than 220 attorneys practicing in all major areas of law, Hodgson Russ is among the 200 largest law firms headquartered in the United States. It is one of approximately 100 firms in the country listed in America's Greatest Places to Work With a Law Degree. In June 2005, Hodgson Russ received the Carol S. Knox Family-Friendly Employer Award from the Capital District Women's Bar Association. The Firm, which was established in 1817 and is among the oldest law firms in the United States, is the only law firm that can count two former U.S. presidents, Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland, among its alumni. Hodgson Russ has offices in Albany, Buffalo, Johnstown, and New York, New York; Boca Raton, Florida; and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.