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Hancock Estabrook, LLP is pleased to announce that corporate and commercial real estate attorney, John R. Appler, has joined the Firm as a Partner.

Mr. Appler will join Hancock Estabrook’s corporate and real estate practice areas, concentrating his practice on business law, commercial real estate and private equity funding. He represents clients in all aspects of their businesses, ranging from daily operations that include contract preparation and negotiations to succession planning and mergers and acquisitions. He acts as primary business counsel to a multitude of clients across New York State including professional service entities, manufacturers, banks and other lending institutions and technology companies. Additionally, Mr. Appler’s real estate practice involves the purchase and sale of commercial real estate, land and project development and the representation of landlords and tenants in complex leasing matters.

“We are thrilled to welcome John to our firm,” said Timothy P. Murphy, Managing Partner of Hancock Estabrook. “Enhancing our corporate practice is a priority for the firm as we are seeing significant growth in the transactional area and are excited to offer our clients innovative and expanded capabilities.  John’s extensive corporate and commercial real estate experience will be a great asset to our clients as we embark on the economic development coming to Upstate New York with the recently announced economic investment by Micron at the White Pine Commerce Park in Clay and with many other significant projects on the horizon.”

“Hancock Estabrook is an outstanding law firm that represents many of the leading businesses in Upstate New York.  I am happy to join the firm’s group of lawyers to expand my practice and the service capabilities that can be offered to clients,” said John Appler.

Named a 2023 Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report, Hancock Estabrook, LLP is committed to providing excellent service to clients throughout New York State. The Firm provides a broad range of legal services and representation across a variety of industries, disciplines and practice areas, proudly serving as trusted advisors to large corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, nonprofit institutions, governmental entities and individuals. For more information about the Firm and its legal services, visit hancocklaw.com.