Brian Butler Elected Chair of Bond, Schoeneck & King

July 12, 2023

(Syracuse, NY):  Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce the membership has elected Brian J. Butler as Chair of the firm's Management Committee effective Jan. 1, 2024. Butler will succeed Kevin M. Bernstein who will have served two four-year terms, the maximum allowed under the firm's operating agreement. Over the next six months Butler will work closely with Bernstein on the transition to his new position of leading the nearly 300-attorney law firm and its 16 offices.

Butler, a litigation attorney, currently serves on the firm's management committee and is the managing member of the firm's Syracuse office. As a litigator, Butler has represented clients in complex business and commercial litigation in federal and state courts as well as in arbitration in the banking, communications, construction, insurance and securities industries and also regularly represents governmental and educational institutions.

“It's been the privilege of my career to serve as Chair of the Management Committee,” stated Bernstein. “In the past eight years the firm has grown, thanks to the dedicated and knowledgeable lawyers we have and the commitment of everyone at the firm to serve our clients. I look forward to working with Brian on the transition and am confident that he will lead the firm with vision and commitment in his tenure as Chair.”

According to Butler, “I am humbled that the members of the firm put their trust in me and am grateful for and energized by the opportunity to work with the members, all our attorneys and staff to help them do what they do best, which is to provide the highest quality service to our clients to help them prosper and grow. I’m excited to work with Kevin over the next six months and look forward to building on Kevin’s achievements by continuing to focus on client service, innovation and growth.”

After Jan. 1, 2024, Bernstein, an environmental and energy attorney, will be continuing his practice as a full-time attorney serving the firm’s clients to help them with their environmental and energy issues.

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is a law firm with nearly 300 lawyers serving individuals, companies, nonprofits and public sector entities in a broad range of practice areas. Bond has 16 offices, including 11 in New York State, as well as in Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Kansas.