Attorneys

HSLDG, LLP… Serving the legal needs of educational institutions and municipalities for more than 30 years!  Providing legal representation for individuals and businesses through our private client group.

Our Firm

Protecting our clients’ best interests since 1977

In 1977, Hogan, Sarzynski, Lynch, DeWind & Gregory, LLP was founded as a two-person partnership to provide high quality legal counsel to school districts and municipalities. Our proven reputation for consistently knowledgeable, client-driven service now sustains our relationships with more than fifty public school districts throughout New York State, along with numerous villages, towns, counties and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).  In 2012, we decided to expand our practice to include small businesses, labor and employment, real estate and Elder Law.  This portion of the practice is our Private Client Group.  Each member of the firm is motivated by HSLDG’s philosophy of service, history of success and world of knowledge in all aspects of education, labor, employment and municipal law. 

Why Choose Us

Experienced Lawyers

We have served the legal needs of educational institutions and municipalities for more than 40 years!  Providing legal representation for individuals and businesses through our private client group.

Modern Legal Practice

Whether you prefer personal or remote conferencing, telephone or electronic communications, early morning meetings or board meetings late in the night, HSLD&G is available and tailors its legal services to the needs of its client.

Our Team

Wendy K. DeWind

Partner

Wendy K. DeWind, Partner, has been practicing Education and Labor Law since 1997, received her J.D. degree from State University at Buffalo, School of Law and admitted to the bar, 1996, New York and U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; 1996, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; member of the New York State Bar Association, Broome County Bar Association.  Member of Special Education Task Force Board, NYS Council of School Attorneys, NYS Bar Committee on the Disabled, NYS School Boards Association, National Council of School Attorneys,  National School Boards Association and New York State Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs (MASLA). Wendy authored an article on the United States Supreme Court decision in “Endrew F.” in the Spring 2017 NYSIR Legal Digest.   Wendy is president elect for the Broome County Bar Association and Chair of the BCBA Subcommittee on Finance and Administration.  Frequent speaker for NYS School Boards Assoc.  She is a former editor for the Student and Employee Hornbooks.

James A. Gregory

Managing Partner

James A. Gregory, Managing Partner, has been practicing Education and Labor Law since 2001, received his J.D. degree from Hofstra University, School of Law and admitted to the New York bar 1999 and the Michigan bar 2000; U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, Western District of New York, 2002; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2008; member of New York State Bar Association and Broome County Bar Association.  Member of NYS Council of School Attorneys, NYS School Boards Association, National Council of School Attorneys and National School Boards Association and  New York State Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs (MASLA). James is the author of “Robocalls, Does your District or BOCES need consent to use Automatic Dialing and Messaging” NYSIR Legal Digest, Winter 2016, and “How to Understand Civil Service Law relating to Transfer of Work Between BOCES and School Districts,” Councilgram, January 2017.  Current and past member of numerous social, civic and educational organizations, including the Lions Club International, Greater Binghamton Chambers Live Wires, Vestry of the Zion Episcopal Church, Morris, NY and attorney coach for High School Mock Trial.

John P. Lynch

Senior Partner

John P. Lynch, Senior Partner, has been practicing in the field of Education and Labor Law since 1989; received his J.D. degree from Catholic University of America, and was admitted to the bar, 1990, New York; 1990, New York State and U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; 1992, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and Past President Broome County Bar Association.  Member of New York State Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs (MASLA).  Member of NYS Council of School Attorneys, NYS School Boards Association, National Council of School Attorneys and National School Boards Association. Board Member, Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier.  Former adjunct faculty, SUNY Cortland and Binghamton University. John is the author of “Student Investigation Checklist,” NYSIR Legal Digest, Spring 2016, “How to Lose an Open Meetings Law Case,” Councilgram, October 2015; “It Only Feels Illegal: Using post-opening, Pre-Award Negotiations to Reduce Costs,” Councilgram, May 2015; “Personal attacks on social media and what you can do about it.” – Councilgram April 2019

Edward J. Sarzynski

Of Counsel

Edward J. Sarzynski, of Counsel, has been practicing in the field of Education and Labor Law since 1975. He received his J.D. degree from Cornell University, and was admitted to the bar, 1971, New York State and U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; 1978, U.S. Supreme Court; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; New York State Bar Association and Broome County Bar Association; member of New York State Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs (MASLA).  member of NYS Council of School Attorneys, and member of NYS School Boards Association.  Ed is the author of “Hornbook of Topics and Forms Regarding Children with Disabilities”, now in its Eighth Edition.  He is alos on the Vestry of Christ Episcopal Church, Binghamton, NY and is currently senior warden.

Cameron B. Daniels

Associate

Cameron B. Daniels, Associate; received J.D. degree from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in May 2014 and admitted to the New York State bar 2015,  member of the New York State Bar Association and Broome County Bar Association. Member of Council of School Attorneys, NYS School Boards Association, National Council of School Attorneys, National School Boards Association and New York State Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs (MASLA)  Cameron is a member of the BCBA Finance Subcommittee and Sexual Harassment Advisory Committee.  He is the current editor for the Student and Employee Hornbooks.

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