Commerce and Community: Sept. 4, 2013
Tremblay joins Tully Rinckey as senior counsel
ALBANY — The law firm Tully Rinckey has announced that Renee Tremblay has joined the firm as a senior counsel. Tremblay, who has spent the past dozen years exclusively practicing family and matrimonial law in Schenectady, will continue to focus on that area of law at the firm. She represents parents, spouses and other parties in a range of matters, including divorce, annulment, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance and family offenses.
Tremblay came to Tully Rinckey with 17 years of experience practicing law. On top of her work as a solo practitioner, she also worked as a family and matrimonial law attorney for another Schenectady firm and as assistant corporation counsel for Schenectady’s Office of Corporation Counsel, where she prosecuted civil and criminal ordinance violations.
Tremblay has served as a law guardian for Schenectady County Family Court since 1998 and as an assigned counsel at that court since 1997. She has provided pro bono legal services through the Capital District Women’s Bar Association.
She received her juris doctorate from New York Law School and her bachelor’s degree in English from Smith College. Her bar admissions include New York, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York and Massachusetts.
She is a member of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section, Schenectady County Bar Association and the latter’s matrimonial law section. She is also a former member of the New York State Bar Association’s Children and Law Committee.
Bank staff donates school supplies
SCHENECTADY — Pioneer Bank employees have donated school supplies for about 100 Capital Region children who have experienced extensive abuse or neglect.
The backpacks filled with school supplies are going specifically to children who have been affected by abuse or neglect in Schenectady County. The donations were made to the program Things of My Very Own, which provides crisis intervention services and programs to children in emergency situations.
Torelli joins Albany law firm
ALBANY — Hoffman Warnick LLC, an intellectual property law firm, has announced that Jayme M. Torelli has been named a member of the firm.
Torelli’s practice includes all aspects of U.S. and international patent application preparation and prosecution. Torelli’s particular emphasis is in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, medical and scientific imaging, semiconductors and mechanical inventions. She has been associated with the firm since 2006.
Torelli received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Cornell University and her law degree from Albany Law School. Prior to joining Hoffman Warnick, Torelli completed law internships at Intermagnetics General Corporation in Latham and the District Attorney’s Office of Saratoga County.
Maattala joins PSI Schenectady office
SCHENECTADY — David Maattala has joined Professional Service Industries (PSI) in its Schenectady operations office as a project specialist. Maattala is a licensed asbestos inspector and licensed project monitor, and holds several certifications.
PSI is one of the largest consulting engineering firms in North America. It provides environmental engineering and testing services.