Real Estate Attorneys Kevin V. Recchia and David L. Pieterse Join Bond's Rochester Office

February 8, 2010

(Rochester, NY) Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that real estate partners Kevin V. Recchia and David L. Pieterse have joined the Firm's Rochester office. The addition of Mr. Recchia and Mr. Pieterse, with Nixon Peabody since 1986 and 1998 respectively, brings Bond's Rochester presence to 14 lawyers in practice areas that include real estate, litigation, construction, business restructuring, creditors' rights, bankruptcy, commercial lending, corporate and transactional, and labor and employment. Bond opened its Rochester office in July 2008, and the office has more than doubled in size in the past 18 months.

Richard D. Hole, Bond's Chairman, said, "We are pleased and honored to have these two outstanding attorneys join the Firm and to help us grow our Rochester office. Our client base for construction and real estate legal services continues to grow in Western New York, and the addition of Kevin and David will only serve to enhance our client offerings."

Recchia, 48, has more than 20 years experience practicing commercial real estate law and is recognized in the 2009 Upstate edition of New York Super Lawyers1. He represents tenants and landlords in leasing transactions throughout the country and handles complex purchase and sale projects. Recchia has also represented lenders and borrowers in a variety of commercial real estate loans, as well as parties involved in condemnation, zoning and real estate related litigation matters.

Pieterse, 43, concentrates his practice on construction and real estate law. He represents Fortune 500 corporations, universities and developers throughout the country in the negotiation of complex design, construction and development agreements. Pieterse is co-chair of the New York State Bar Association's Construction Law Committee and regularly lectures on construction-related topics. He has represented clients in all phases of construction claims, including disputes regarding substantial claims for delay, acceleration, inefficiencies and default terminations. Pieterse also has extensive experience in real estate transactional matters.

"Bond offers us a fantastic opportunity and platform to serve our existing clients and expand our practices," said Recchia. Pieterse added, "We've known the lawyers that started Bond's Rochester office for years, have worked across the table from them and have always been impressed by their skill, good judgment, energy and commitment to their clients. Joining them to help build a top-notch Rochester office to complement the statewide and regional presence of the firm was an opportunity we could not let pass."

"Dave and Kevin are fantastic lawyers and great people. They share our philosophy and vision for practicing law and building this office, which are different from any other law firm in the region," said Ed Hourihan, a Bond partner in Rochester. "We are energized to make a significant and indelible mark on the legal market in Rochester and statewide," he added.

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC is a full service law firm, founded in 1897 and has since grown to a firm of 200. The firm operates offices in New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Garden City, Ithaca, Oswego, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica, New York; as well as Overland Park, Kansas and Naples, Florida. For a complete list of practice areas and industries served visit the Bond, Schoeneck & King website at


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