Chase Evans Joins CHW as Associate Attorney

April 27, 2017 Chase Evans recently joined Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP as an associate attorney. Evans concentrates his practice in affordable housing and community development, real estate and corporate law. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Albany Law School. Full Bio: Chase...

CHW Sponsors 2017 Statewide Preservation Conference

April 14, 2017 CHW has again sponsored and participated in the annual Statewide Preservation Conference. This year’s conference took place April 6-8th in Rochester, New York. CHW Partner, Tim Favaro, was part of a panel of speakers for the session titled Historic Tax Credits and Affordable Housing. He joined panelists Julian Adams, Director, Community Preservation Services Bureau, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Stephanie Benson, Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Edgemere Development, Inc.; and Leonard Skrill, Assistant Commissioner, NYS Homes & Community Renewal. The Preservation Conference celebrates past achievements and also plans for the future of historic preservation in New York State. Click here to read more about...

CHW Extends Scholarship Fund Deadline

The application deadline for the annual CHW Scholarship Fund has been extended to April 28, 2017. In order to qualify for the Scholarship Fund, applicants must reside in an affordable rental housing development. CHW created its Scholarship Fund in 2013 as a means of helping students living in affordable rental housing developments realize the dream of furthering their educational training. Providing financial aid to qualified students is an extension of the CHW mission and reflective of its commitment to the affordable housing industry and community development. The Scholarship Fund, which is entirely underwritten by CHW, awards scholarships to students seeking full- and part-time undergraduate study at approved colleges, junior colleges, technical schools and other post-secondary institutions leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate. For additional details, submission requirements and to download an application, visit www.chwattys.com/about....

CHW Nominated as Business First “Best Places to Work”

March 1, 2017 CHW was again nominated as a Buffalo Business First “Best Places to Work” in Western New York. Annually, the publication invites local companies to voluntarily complete a Quantum Workplace employee engagement survey, which measures six key engagement categories: communication, employee needs, manager effectiveness, personal engagement, team dynamic and trust in leadership. Nominees are divided into five categories, according to company size. CHW fell into the “micro” level category (10-24 employees). The firm had an overwhelmingly positive response, which resulted in their nomination for this celebrated award. Here is what Business First had to say about CHW: “Cannon Heyman & Weiss LLP 726 Exchange St., Buffalo, NY 14210 chwattys.com Buffalo partner: Steven Weiss COO: Steven Heyman and Geoffrey Cannon (founding partners in Albany) HR contact: Christine Saj Product: Legal services WNY employees (FTE): 21 Founded: 2001 Company culture: Camaraderie, collabora- tive, humble, positive, generous Popular perks: Annual firm retreat for employees and spouses, wellness items at work to encourage a healthy lifestyle (healthy snacks, lunches, chair massages) The survey says: • CHW is not your typical law firm. Rather,it is what a law firm wants to be when it grows up. I am not aware of another insti- tution, in the legal industry or otherwise, that values its people more than CHW. • It’s hard to convey how strongly I feel about the firm. Examples are needed. Our firm provides healthy and nutritious snacks four days a week, Friday breakfast club and dress-down day, office chair massages and supports multiple charitable opportunities.” Credit to: Buffalo Business First “2017 Best Places to Work, The Greatest Companies on Earth!” March 10,...

Cramer and Frank Join CHW Team

February 2017 Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP has hired Victoria J. Cramer and Debora M. Frank for their professional team. Ms. Cramer is a legal assistant and will work out of the firm’s Albany office. She graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Women’s and Gender Studies. Ms. Frank is a paralegal and will work out of the Buffalo office. She holds an M.S. in Education and a B.A. in Philosophy, both from Buffalo State, The State University of New York. She also earned a Paralegal Certificate from Syracuse University, a program she completed with honors. Full Bios: Victoria J. Cramer Debora M....

Stephen L. Yonaty Recognized by UB Law Alumni Association

February, 2017 – CHW Partner, Stephen L. Yonaty was honored by the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association at their GOLD Group 25th anniversary dinner event honoring past and present leaders. Yonaty was a past president of the Gold Group. The GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Group is an arm of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association focused on encouraging participation and involvement by recent SUNY Buffalo Law School graduates in the Law Alumni Association and its programs and events. The GOLD Group organizes educational, social and networking opportunities catering to the growth, development and integration of recent graduates into the legal community. Learn about Stephen L....