James Thompson Towne

James Thompson Towne

Nine-Time Selected Business Litigation Super Lawyer in Upstate New York
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law, Construction Law...
  • New York, St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Bar, Vermont
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Summary

James T. Towne, Jr. has been representing businesses, municipalities and related entities for many years, addressing and handling matters ranging from general litigation, harassment claims, employment issues, zoning, planning and tax certiorari matters. Moreover, with Mr. Towne’s highly developed understanding of ethics as it impacts business and government, his services to an organization is invaluable. Mr. Towne also provides assistance with ethics issues and technology issues as they relate to the law and other “hot button” topics which may arise.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Native American Law
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Equine and Gaming Law
  • Corporate, Commercial and Partnership Law
  • Not-For-Profit Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Bar
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Vermont
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2nd Circuit
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U.S Tax Court
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U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
Albany Law School
J.D. (1975)
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University of Vermont
B.A. (1971)
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Awards
MS Achievement Award
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
PAI Distinguished Service Award
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
PAI Distinguished Service Award
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
Super Lawyer - Business Litigation
Upstate New York Super Lawyers
2007 - 2015
Top 25 Hudson Valley Lawyers
New York Super Lawyers – Upstate
2014-2015
Professional Associations
Board of Ethics, Town of Ballston
Member
Current
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Federal Bar Council and Foundation
Member
Current
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American Bar Association, Section of Trial Counsel, Corporate, Banking and Business Law
Member
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Vermont Bar Association
Member
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Albany County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Rensselaer County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Saratoga County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Warren County Bar Association
Member
Current
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New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
Member
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Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member
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American Arbitration Association (1981-2000), Panel of Arbitrators, Commercial and Construction Panels
Member
Current
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Dispute Resolution Program, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
Designated Arbitrator and Mediator and Early Neutral Evaluator
Current
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National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC)
Member
Current
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
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Racing and Wagering Law Network, Government Law Center, Albany Law School, Union University
Charter Member
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New York State Bar # 1445212
Member
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Activities: Business Law Section Environmental Law Section General Practice Section Real Property Law Section Senior Lawyers Section
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Franchise Oversight Board, New York Racing Association
Member
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Activities: Appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
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Board & Executive Committee Member
Board & Executive Committee Member
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Capital Region Auto Dealers’ Association
General Counsel
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Contact & Map
Albany, NY (Headquarters)
450 New Karner Road
P.O. Box 15072
Albany, NY 12212
USA
Telephone: (518) 452-1800
Fax: (518) 452-6435
Cobleskill, NY
2668 State Route 7
Cobleskill, NY 12043
USA
Telephone: (518) 296-8866
Fax: (518) 296-8860
Burnt Hills, NY
281 Scotch Bush Road
Burnt Hills, NY 12027
USA
Telephone: (518) 884-9150
Fax: (518) 490-1132
Poughkeepsie, NY
82 Washington Stree
Suite 201A
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
Telephone: (845) 485-7525
Fax: (845) 485-7526
Saratoga Springs, NY
137 Maple Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
USA
Telephone: (518) 587-7300
Fax: (518) 587-2734