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Edward has experience in property tax assessment challenges and litigation representing private individuals, private corporations and public corporations in connection with their real property tax assessment issues and settlement of such claims.

He has addressed valuation issues associated with all types of property including private residences, private lakes and lodges, reservoirs, mining operations, commercial rental property and businesses, a wide variety of industrial and manufacturing facilities, and utility properties.

In addition, Edward handles a broad array of construction and commercial disputes in state and federal trial and appellate courts. A large portion of his practice is dedicated to litigating construction disputes, land use/planning and zoning, and constitutional rights claims. Edward has represented over 50 public owners in all aspects of construction-related matters, including colleges, school districts, hospitals, not-for-profit entities and other public and private entities. In the last 10 years, he has counseled clients in connection with numerous construction projects the value of which collectively exceed $1 billion. Edward has lectured and published on a variety of topics, including trial practice, construction law and subrogation law.

  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation - Construction, 2010-2023 (listed for more than 10 years)
      • Lawyer of the Year - Rochester, NY Construction Law, 2013, 2017 
      • Lawyer of the Year - Rochester, NY Litigation - Construction, 2014, 2023 
    • Chambers USA 2022, Litigation: General Commercial
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation, 2022 (listed for more than 10 years)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • The Daily Record, Power 20 - Litigation, 2022
  • The Daily Record, Power 50, 2021, 2022
  • Rochester Business Journal, Power 100, 2021, 2022
  • Rochester Business Journal, Forty Under 40, 2004
  • The Daily Record, Leaders in the Law Award, 2014
  • Irish American Cultural Institute, Rochester Chapter's, Eoin McKiernan Achievement Award, 2014 

  • Featured in "Hope for Haiti Amid Disaster," Rochester Beacon, August 24, 2021
  • "You Can Do It All: Deliver sophisticated services while creating a culture the market demands," New York Law Journal, May 9, 2016
  • Co-Authored "The Prognosis for Recovery Health Insurance Subrogation," New York State Bar Journal, May 2008