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MICHAEL J. CATALFIMO is a shareholder and managing director in the Albany, New York law firm of Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird, P.C., where he currently concentrates his practice in the fields of creditors' rights, business and property law and litigation, bankruptcy law, and general civil litigation. He earned his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School and his B.A. degree, with all college honors, from Skidmore College. Mr. Catalfimo is a member of the American and New York State bar associations, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He chairs the Board of Directors of the American Legal and Financial Network and sits on the Steering Committee of the American Law Firm Association's business litigation practice group. Mr. Catalfimo is a former adjunct professor of business law at Skidmore College.
THOMAS W. SPINRAD is agency counsel to Northway Title Agency Inc. and is an attorney of counsel to Ianniello Anderson PC. Mr. Spinrad has been a lead title examiner for numerous large private and public land acquisition and financing projects including the Rensselaer Polytechnic Center for Industrial Innovation, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Technology Park, Hudson Valley Community College, the Troy Built/Gardenway plant expansion and the foreclosure and subsequent re-development of the Saratoga Board Mills/Westvaco plant property in Mechanicville, New York. He has testified as an expert witness in cases dealing with easement rights, location and extent of roadways, boundary lines, conflicting surveys, reconstruction of defective descriptions and attorney's professional responsibility in real estate transactions. Mr. Spinrad has been adjunct instructor of law at Hudson Valley Community College and has been a panel member in continuing legal education seminars covering matters of survey, boundary line determination, mortgage foreclosure, real property tax assessment, easements, streets and roadways, title insurance, real property title law and shared interest real estate ownership. He has participated as a presenter in continuing professional education seminars for professional land surveyors covering the contents and requirements for ALTA/ASCM surveys, surveyor's professional responsibility, survey certification and the differing points of view of the professional land surveyor and the title examiner in the review of record title data. Mr. Spinrad earned his B.S. degree from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. degree from Albany Law School.