Alums Named Partner – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Alums Named Partner

Chris Canada ’98 and Rebecca Neri Speno ’99 have been named partner at Bond, Schoeneck & King, LLC. Aaron Frishman ’00 also recently joined the law firm’s Syracuse office.

Canada concentrates his practice in public finance transactions, including tax-exempt financing of various projects for the benefit of colleges and universities, hospitals and health care institutions, municipalities, school districts, retirement communities, public transportation facilities and infrastructure projects in public offerings and private placements. He acts as bond counsel to state and local government entities, including local development corporations and industrial development agencies. He also acts as counsel to national municipal bond underwriters in tax-exempt and taxable bond financings. Canada majored in English at Hobart and earned his law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Speno represents individuals and large corporate property owners and lessees, municipalities and school districts in real property tax assessment appeal proceedings before both administrative assessment review boards and in Supreme Court. Her valuation expertise and knowledge of the Real Property Tax Law is applied extensively in other practice areas including, trusts and estates real property conveyances, securing conservation easements leasing complex business transactions and bankruptcy proceedings. She graduated from William Smith with a degree in religious studies. She received her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law.  

Frishman provides service to clients in the areas of estate and tax planning, business succession planning, probate, estate and trust administration, and elder law and public benefits matters. He also provides legal assistance to attorneys in personal injury suits pertaining to protection of settlement proceeds. He has lectured to individuals and state bar associations on both estate planning and elder law matters and has been published nationally by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Frishman majored in history at Hobart and earned his law degree from George Mason University School of Law.

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC was founded in 1897 and has since grown to a firm of 200 lawyers with offices in New York, Florida and Kansas. The firm’s lawyers have extensive expertise in 19 practice areas and 12 industry groups, representing clients in employee benefits, labor, NCAA practices, business, higher education, intellectual property, and litigation. In 2012, 72 Bond attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America “Best Lawyers” listings.