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Hancock Estabrook, LLP is pleased to announce that Michael P. Carlson and Natalie S. French have been elected to the Firm’s partnership.

Michael P. Carlson is a member of the Firm’s Real Estate and Litigation practices.  He represents clients in connection with various residential and commercial real estate matters, including the purchase and sale of real property, lease negotiations and transactions, use and occupancy agreements and other contractual agreements. Mr. Carlson has represented clients in the area of commercial litigation in matters involving contract disputes, title issues, landlord-tenant matters and other civil disputes. He is a graduate of Stonehill College and received his J.D. degree from New England School of Law.

Natalie S. French is a member of the Firm’s Corporate, Municipal, Real Estate and Trusts & Estates practices. She focuses on assisting clients with matters related to residential and commercial real estate, estate and trust planning, probate/estate administration and municipal law. Ms. French advises towns and villages on a variety of legal issues, including zoning, contractual agreements, finance and subdivision review. In addition, she has developed a niche practice assisting individual clients and families with adoption law and fostering. She is an Adoption Fellow with the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys and has experience representing birth parents and adoptive parents in private adoptions, voluntary agency adoptions, interstate adoptions, foster care adoptions, step/second parent adoptions and re-adoptions. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo and Albany Law School of Union University.

“We are pleased to welcome Mike and Natalie to the partnership,” said Timothy P. Murphy, the Firm’s Managing Partner. “It’s an honor to recognize these great attorneys for the contributions they have made to the Firm and our clients.”

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is committed to providing excellent legal 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.