James T. Towne, Jr.

James T. Towne, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Albany, NY

Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C.
 | 450 New Karner Road, PO Box 15072
Albany, NY 12212
Phone: 518-452-1800
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1976
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (30%),
  • Gaming (20%)
Attorney Profile

James T. Towne, Jr., a founding partner of Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C., has been representing businesses, municipalities and related entities for over 40 years, addressing and handling matters ranging from general litigation, harassment claims, employment issues, zoning, planning and tax certiorari matters.  Moreover, with Mr. Towne’s highly developed understanding of ethics as it impacts business and government, his services to an organization are invaluable.  Mr. Towne also provides assistance with ethics issues and technology issues as they relate to the law and other “hot button” topics which may arise.

About James Towne, Jr.

Admitted: 1976, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.townelaw.com/about-us/james-t-towne-jr/

Honors/Awards:

  • Recipient, The Founders Award, The Giving Circle Compassion Awards, 2017
  • Selected for Lifetime Achievement Award, America’s Top 100 Attorneys®, Upstate New York, 2016
  • Recipient, The Legal Project Champion Award, The Legal Project, 2015
  • Recipient, MS Achievement Award, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2006
  • Recipient, PAI Distinguished Service Award, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY, 1999
  • Recipient, PAI Distinguished Service Award, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY, 1988
  • Nominee, American Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award, American Bar Association, 1988

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Admitted to St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Bar, 2012
  • Admitted to U.S Tax Court, 2011
  • Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 1998
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 1997
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1997
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1997
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court, District of Vermont, 1983
  • Admitted to Vermont, 1983
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 1976
  • Admitted to New York, 1976
  • Member, Associated General Contractors New York State, 2015-Present
  • Member, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, 2017-Present
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, Vermont Chapter, 2017-Present
  • Former Member, American Arbitration Association (1981-2000), Panel of Arbitrators, Commercial and Construction Panels
  • Affiliate Member, Eastern New York Coalition of Automotive Retailers
  • Member, Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Board of Ethics, Town of Ballston
  • Member, National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • General Counsel, Capital Region Auto Dealer' Association (1988-1995)
  • Charter Member, Racing and Wagering Law Network, Government Law Center, Albany Law School, Union University
  • Member, Federal Bar Council and Foundation
  • Member, Vermont Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Rensselaer County Bar Association
  • Member, Warren County Bar Association
  • Member, Albany County Bar Association
  • Member, Saratoga County Bar Association
  • Designated Arbitrator and Mediator and Early Neutral Evaluator, Dispute Resolution Program, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member, Saratoga P.L.A.N., Inc., 2017
  • Advisory Board Member, The Legal Project, 2015
  • Member, New York Thoroughbred Breeder's Inc.
  • Member, Laikipia Plateau Forum
  • Member, African Wildlife Foundation
  • Founder and Editor, Auto Dealers' Newsletter
  • Board & Executive Committee Member, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. (1988-2007)
  • Vice Chair, Upstate New York Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (2003-2007)
  • Board Member, Upstate New York Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (1989-2007)
  • Member, Saratoga County Youth Board
  • Board Member, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America, 1991-2003
  • Trustee, Loisaba Community Conservation Foundation, Inc., 2002-present
  • Founding Member, The Foal Project

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Moderator, Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law, The Government Law Center of Albany Law School, Parlaying the Casino and Racing Industries, 2013
  • Moderator, Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law, Horse Ownership Responsibilities, The Government Law Center of Albany Law School, 2012
  • Speaker, Saratoga Horse Symposium, Cornell Cooperative Extension Equine, Protect Yourself and Your Farm: A Horse Owner's Guide to Equine Law, 2012
  • Moderator and Lecturer, Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law, Labor, Employment and Immigration Laws Affecting the Equine Industry, The Government Law Center of Albany Law School, 2008
  • Lecturer, Labor Law Update, ALI/ABA, 2004
  • Lecturer, Equine Syndication, Albany Law School Government Law Center, 2004
  • Lecturer, Preparing and Drafting the Operating Agreement of an LLC and PLLC, New York Bar Association, 2000
  • Protect Your Dealership Against Sexual Harassment Claims, Eastern New York Coalition of Automotive Retailers Newsletter, January 2018
  • Speaker, A Horse Owner’s Guide to Equine Law, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, 2013 & 2017
  • Speaker, A Horse Owner’s Guide to Equine Law, Saratoga Driving Association’s Mid-Winter Driving Conference, 2018
  • Senior Visiting Professor, Univerzita Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic, December 2017

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Member, Franchise Oversight Board, New York Racing Association, (Appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

Educational Background:

  • University of Vermont, B.A., 1971

Articles about James T. Towne, Jr. appearing in Super Lawyers

Office Location for James T. Towne, Jr.

450 New Karner Road
PO Box 15072
Albany, NY 12212

 

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Last Updated: 5/16/2018

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