John A. Musacchio

John A. Musacchio


450 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205

Telephone: (518) 452-1800
Direct Dial: (518) 738-0080
Fax: (518) 452-6435

John A. Musacchio represents both individuals and businesses in many diverse practice areas across New York State, and is also admitted in Massachusetts and Vermont.

Individual Clients

Mr. Musacchio aids individuals with their estate planning and long-term care planning needs, Medicaid applications, labor & employment matters, personal injury and product liability litigation, criminal and DWI defense, and real estate transactions.  Additionally, he proudly represents nurses in defense of their professional licenses.

Business Clients

Mr. Musacchio provides a wide range of services to businesses across many industries.  His understanding of the legal issues affecting day-to-day business operations, sources of potential liability, the employer/employee relationship, recordkeeping requirements, product liability issues, and discovery in litigation, enables him to assist his clients in managing risk and remaining compliant with relevant Federal and State laws and regulations.  With a focus on maximizing benefits to his clients, he has the ability to draft transactional documents, facilitate finance agreements, handle employment/human resource management issues, guide clients through commercial real estate transactions, and defend the business if litigation arises.

Mr. Musacchio joined Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C. after practicing with the litigation team at another prominent Capital District law firm, where he performed trial work in both New York State and Federal Courts.  He has also previously practiced with a large, national law firm engaged in complex corporate litigation and the defense of corporations against anti-trust investigations by the United States Department of Justice.

Mr. Musacchio is honored to serve on the New York State Bar Association Committee on Disability Rights.  He also serves as the Secretary for the Italian American Bar Association and as Co-Chair of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association Young Lawyers Committee, Capital Region division.  An active member of the local community, he also sings with and serves as President of the Mendelssohn Club of Albany, a 60-member male choir and the oldest continuously active performing arts group in the Capital Region.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2009
  • Massachusetts, 2017
  • Vermont, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 2012


  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 2008
  • Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 2005


  • Panelist, Best Practices to Strengthen a Company’s Financial Profile, Support and Assess Growth, and Remain Legally Compliant, Albany Emerging Leaders, 2018
  • Presenter, Estate, Medicaid, & Long Term Care Planning, Bishop’s Commons at St. Luke, 2018
  • Presenter, Labor & Employment Law Update, Eastern New York Coalition of Automotive Retailers, 2018
  • Presenter, Estate, Medicaid, & Long Term Care Planning in 2017, The Summit at Saratoga, 2017
  • CLE Presenter, Intro to Torts and Insurance Law, New York State Bar Association, 2015
  • Panelist, Career Panel, Italian American Bar Association / Albany Law School, 2014, 2015 & 2016


  • 7 Reasons Why You Should Change Your Estate Plan, The Summit at Saratoga Newsletter, April 2018
  • Legal Strategies to Protect Your Safety and Dignity, The Summit at Saratoga Newsletter, February 2018

  • Patient’s “Do Not Resuscitate” Tattoo Sparks Debate, American Nurses Association New York Newsletter, February 2018
  • Protect Your Dealership Against Sexual Harassment Claims, Eastern New York Coalition of Automotive Retailers Newsletter, January 2018
  • Controversial Health Care Directives: To Follow or Not To Follow?, American Nurses Association New York Newsletter, November 2017
  • Protect Your Nursing License, American Nurses Association New York Newsletter, August 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars list, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, 2015-2017

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Committee on Character and Fitness, State of New York Supreme Court Appellate Division Third Judicial Department, 2017-Present
  • Capital Region Italian American Bar Association
    • Secretary, 2017 – present
    • Board of Directors, 2014 – 2017
  • Mendelssohn Club of Albany, N.Y., 60-Member Male Chorus
    • President, 2016 – present
    • Vice President, 2014 – 2016
    • Member, 2009 – present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Trusts and Estates Law Section
  • Member, Albany County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Capital District Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • Member, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Saratoga County Bar Association
  • Committee Member, New York State Bar Association, Committee on Disability Rights, 2014 – 2018
  • Co-Chair, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Young Lawyers Committee, Capital Region Division, 2014 – 2017