Diversity Program

The Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C. Diversity Program was established in 2013 to promote and advance diversity, inclusion and opportunities for women and minorities in the workplace. The Firm is highly committed to recruiting, engaging and retaining attorneys and staff members with various backgrounds and experiences to build a dynamic team to best serve the clients we represent and the communities we live and work in.

Firm Principal Claudia A. Ryan owns 51 percent of the Firm’s equity and manages the day-to-day operations of the Firm. Additionally, over half our Firm’s attorneys and staff members are women. We are certified as a Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) with Empire State Development’s Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and are a self-certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB).

The Firm is also dedicated to engaging with various community organizations that align with the Firm’s mission to promote diversity and foster opportunities for women and minorities.

Our Firm, and our Firm’s attorneys and staff members participate in and contribute to the following organizations:

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Adirondack Women’s Bar Association, promoting the advancement of the status of women in society and of women in the legal profession; to promote the fair and equal administration of justice; and to act as a unified voice for its members with respect to issues of statewide, national and international significance to women generally and to women attorneys in particular.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
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Capital District YMCA, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
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Code Blue, a program of Shelters of Saratoga that provides temporary unrestricted shelter to individuals who are homeless during periods of hazardous winter weather.
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Franklin Community Center, a non-profit organization providing basic necessities and services to less fortunate individuals and families in Saratoga.
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Girls, Inc., inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy.
Loisaba Community Conservation Foundation logo
Loisaba Community Conservation Foundation, a not-for-profit serving the Ewaso and Laikipia communities in Kenya, Africa.
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Women TIES, (Women Together Inspiring Entrepreneurial Success), a company dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs expand their local, state and regional marketplace in New York State.