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Hancock Estabrook Hires Prominent Ithaca Attorneys

Ithaca, NY – Hancock Estabrook is pleased to welcome Elena Salerno Flash and Carrie J. Pollak, who will be based in Ithaca.

Ms. Flash provides advice and counsel to nonprofit organizations on all aspects of the corporate life cycle, including formation, tax, operation and dissolution issues. She has served as general counsel for hospitals, long term and continuing care facilities and other health care industry clients. Ms. Flash is also an experienced commercial real estate attorney.

Ms. Pollak focuses her practice on assisting charitable and other tax-exempt organizations on formation, regulatory, contracts, transactions, governance and employment issues. She provides the full spectrum of advice and counsel on wetlands mitigation, conservation and preservation matters.  Ms. Pollak is also an experienced real estate attorney who has assisted developers with real estate syndication filings with the NYS Attorney General, such as homeowners associations.

“We are thrilled to add these successful and accomplished women to our team”, said Janet Callahan, Hancock Estabrook’s Managing Partner.  “Our deep bench of attorneys and full-service practice will help Elena and Carrie better represent their clients, and the addition of these experienced Ithaca attorneys brings an added benefit to our clients as well.”  

Hancock Estabrook’s expansion into the Ithaca area will allow the firm to increase its representation of clients in the health care, municipal, education and manufacturing fields. The firm will also focus on providing legal services to businesses and not-for-profit entities in the area. “We are strongly committed to Upstate New York, and we continue to strategically focus on growing our firm in a way that best allows us to serve our clients and our community”, added Callahan.