HSLDG, LLP. Serving the legal needs of educational institutions and municipalities for more than 30 years!
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). 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
We have served the legal needs of educational institutions and municipalities for more than 40 years!
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.
Wendy K. DeWind
Wendy K. DeWind, Senior Partner. Wendy graduated with a BA from the SUNY College at Buffalo, cum laude and graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with her J.D. Wendy is admitted to the NYS Bar and has been practicing Education and Labor Law since 1997 when she joined Hogan & Sarzynski, LLP as an Associate. In 2000 she made Partner and in 2006 she became the Managing Partner at the firm. Currently she holds the position of Senior Partner within the firm. In her practice Wendy has focused a large portion of her practice on issues related to students with disabilities in the public school including concerns relating to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Act, ADAA, and State and federal antidiscrimination laws. Other areas of her practice include student discipline, harassment and bullying, employee relations and boardsmanship. She also represents several self-funded health insurance plans consisting of school district members. Wendy is currently admitted to practice in the State of New York, U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of New York. She is former President of the Broome County Bar Association and a former Trustee of the Southern Tier Special Education Task Force. She is a member of the NYS Bar Association, NYS Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs (MASLA), NYS School Boards Association, National Council of School Attorneys, NYS Association of School Attorneys, and the National School Boards Association. She is a frequent lecturer throughout the State on issues related to public school districts.
James A. Gregory
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.
Cameron B. Daniels
Cameron B. Daniels, Partner; 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.