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Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner promoted Alex Brehm and Robert Sonnenberger to senior staff accountants. Brehm, a CPA, graduated from Canisius College with a MBA. Sonnenberger, a CPA, graduated from St. Bonaventure University with an MBA/BBA in accounting.

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Margaret White, a family nurse practitioner, has joined InvisionHealth. Dr. William Stephan and White have an office at 4080 Delaware Ave. in the Town of Tonawanda. White completed both her bachelor of science degree in nursing and her master of science in nursing from Niagara University.

Company Connections

The 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings of best law firms includes 68 from the Buffalo Niagara region. Here is a list of the firms, followed by the number of practice areas in which they were recognized. The magazine said the rankings are based on client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Nixon Peabody LLP (123); Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC (68); Harris Beach PLLC (47); Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (47); Phillips Lytle LLP (41); Hodgson Russ LLP (40); Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP (30); Damon Morey LLP (23); Hiscock & Barclay LLP (22); Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP (19); Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. (15); Connors & Vilardo (10); Goldberg Segalla LLP (10); Gross, Shuman, Brizdle & Gilfillan, P.C. (9); Kavinoky Cook LLP (9); Faraci Lange, LLP (5); Gibson, McAskill & Crosby, LLP (5);

Roach, Brown, McCarthy & Gruber, PC (4); HoganWillig, PLLC (3); Joel L. Daniels (3); Joseph M. LaTona (3); Smith, Miner, O’Shea & Smith LLP (3); Webster Szanyi LLP (3); Brevorka Law Firm, P.C. (2); Donald P. Sheldon (2); Ed Northwood and Associates (2); Harrington & Mahoney (2); Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP (2); Marsh Ziller LLP (2); Mattar, D’Agostino & Gottlieb, LLP (2); Paul D. Pearson (2); The Slater Law Firm LLP (2); The Tarantino Law Firm LLP (2);

Aaron, Dautch, Sternberg & Lawson, LLP (1); Andreozzi Bluestein Fickess Muhlbauer Weber Brown, LLP (1); Ange & Ange (1); Berger & Berger (1); Bernhardi & Lukasik, PLLC (1); Blinkoff & Blinkoff (1); Bouvier Partnership, LLP (1); Brown Chiari LLP (1); Cellino & Barnes P.C. (1); Creighton Johnsen & Giroux (1); Francis M. Letro (1); Gelber & O’Connell, LLC (1); Hagerty & Brady (1);

J. Adams & Associates PLLC (1); J. Michael Hayes (1); James P. Renda (1); Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys PC (1); Law Offices of Eugene C. Tenney (1); Law Offices of James D. Eiss (1); Law Office of Glenn Edward Murray (1); Law Offices of Nancy W. Saia (1); Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP (1); Michael E. Marszalkowski, P.C. (1);

Nesper, Ferber & DiGiacomo, LLP (1); Notaro & Laing, P.C. (1); Peter J. Fiorella, Jr. (1); Pusatier Sherman Abbott & Sugarman (1); Roger W. Wilcox, Jr. (1); Schop, Powell & Allen (1); Serotte Reich Wilson, LLP (1); Spadafora & Verrastro LLP (1); Taheri and Todoro PC (1); The O’Brien Firm, PC (1); The Vance Law Firm (1); William C. Moran & Associates, P.C. (1).

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Seneca One Realty, the owner and manager of One HSBC Center in downtown Buffalo, has changed the property’s name to One Seneca Tower.

Patents

Title: PAA nanoparticles for enhancement of tumor imaging

No.: 8,562,944

Inventors: Pandey, Ravindra K. (Williamsville); Kopelman, Raoul (Ann Arbor, Mich.); Gupta, Anurag (Hamburg); Sajjad, Munawwar (Clarence Center)

Assignee: Health Research (Buffalo)

The Research Foundation of State University of N.Y. (Amherst)

Regents of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

Date issued: Oct. 22, 2013