Mark Gorgos, managing partner of Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, has announced that the Binghamton law firm of Pope, Schrader & Pope, LLP will be joining Coughlin & Gerhart effective Jan. 1, 2019.
Alan Pope, Kurt Schrader, and Rosemarie Pope will each become ‘Of Counsel’ to the Firm.
According to Gorgos, “Pope, Schrader and Pope has a superb reputation both as a firm and as individual lawyers, and we are proud that they believe C&G is a great fit for them and their clients.”
Alan Pope is a litigator, commercial law attorney, and he represents the Towns of Union, Binghamton and Colesville.
Kurt Schrader, the current Broome County Bar President, has an extensive general law practice, with an emphasis in family and criminal law and general civil litigation.
Rosemarie Pope concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial law, commercial real estate, litigation, and she is the Deputy Town Attorney for the Towns of Union, Binghamton, and Colesville.
According to Alan Pope, “We determined that we needed help with our growing client base and that Coughlin & Gerhart was the right firm to support our growth. The practice synergies are great for both firms.”
Schrader said, “One of the reasons for our success is that the attorneys and staff are dedicated to maintaining close personal contacts and timely communications with our clients in order to best serve their needs. We firmly believe that Coughlin & Gerhart shares that client-centered approach.”
Pope, Schrader and Pope will be bringing their existing staff of four with them.
Coughlin & Gerhart will be undergoing construction to expand their offices and parking facilities at their Main Office in Binghamton to accommodate the new attorneys and their clients.
Rosemarie Pope stated, “We are deeply committed to the needs of our corporate, municipal, and individual clients. We are anxious to integrate with the overall expertise of Coughlin & Gerhart and we look forward to moving to the Main Office hopefully sometime in March 2019.”
Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, which was founded in the 1890s, has grown to be a multi-service law firm, consisting of more than 55 lawyers and a professional support staff. The firm’s main office is located at 99 Corporate Dr., Binghamton. It has convenient branch offices located in Bainbridge, Cortland, Ithaca, Owego, Hancock, Walton, and Montrose, Pa.