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Hancock Estabrook, LLP is pleased to announce that Wendy A. Marsh, Chair of the Firm’s Environmental and Zoning and Land Use Department, will be honored as a 2023 Feinstone Award Recipient by the ESF College Foundation on October 19, 2023. The program recognizes leaders who care for the environment, encourage volunteerism and add to society’s understanding of environmental issues and their solutions. The event supports the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Ms. Marsh, who joined the firm in 1998, has been honored as a Best Lawyer in America since 2020. She concentrates her practice on assisting clients to resolve legal issues involving environmental or land use planning. She is active in supporting numerous arts and community organizations in Central New York and the Finger Lakes area. In addition to her private legal practice and volunteer roles, Ms. Marsh is a former chair of the ESF College Foundation Board. She and her partner, Dave Linger, have been active in the revitalization of Downtown Geneva since 2005.

“Wendy is an outstanding leader, an exceptional environmental and land use attorney and a highly valued member of our firm who has made significant contributions to our clients, to our firm and to numerous community organizations. We are delighted that she is being recognized for her service to ESF and to our community,” said Timothy P. Murphy, managing partner of Hancock Estabrook.

In addition to Ms. Marsh the awards will also honor Frank Discenza (posthumous), former Partner with the Bonadio Group and Bruce C. King, a Partner with Holmes, Holmes▪King▪Kallquist & Associates, Architects. For more information on the awards visit https://www.esf.edu/feinstone/.

One of the oldest and most-respected award programs in the environmental field, the Feinstone Awards program was established by Sol Feinstone, a widely known historian and author who was a 1915 graduate of ESF. His goal was to reward people and organizations that exemplified his belief that the best insurance for a free society lay in people’s desire to do voluntarily the things that need to be done for the good of all. The Feinstone program has handed out more than 100 awards, honoring people from across the United States for their significant contributions to protecting the environment and promoting the spirit of volunteerism. Past award recipients have backgrounds in science, conservation, government, public policy, teaching and the media.

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