Susan F. Bartkowski

Susan F. Bartkowski

Principal

Susan F. Bartkowski

137 Maple Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Telephone: (518) 587-7300
Direct Dial: (518) 608-8524
Fax: (518) 587-2734
Email: susan.bartkowski@townelaw.com

Susan F. Bartkowski one of the founding Partners, has been representing businesses, municipalities and related entities for over two decades in wide ranging areas of law.  Ms. Bartkowski counsels clients with regard to commercial real estate sale and lease transactions and contracts and insurance policies, including assisting with negotiations and disputes.  She counsels clients on business and franchise issues, including corporate governance, environmental, regulatory and employment issues.  She also regularly engages in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1998

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1990
  • Wells College, B.A., 1987

Mediation

  • Designated Mediator and Early Neutral Evaluator (ENE), U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
  • Mediator, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, Pilot Program, 2013
  • Trained as Advanced Mediator for Multi-Party Cases by American Arbitration Association

Representative Cases

  • Woodford v. Community Action of Greene County, 268 F. 3d 51 (2nd Circuit)
  • Wilcox v. U-Haul Co., 256 A.D.2d 973; 681 N.Y.S.2d 909 (3rd Dept. 1998)

Presentations

  • Mentor, Bizwomen Mentoring Monday, Albany Business Review, 2017
  • Mentor, Small Business Workshop Saratoga Springs and Mechanicville, Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, 2017
  • Facilitator, Project Hope and Power – an eight-class education and mentoring program designed to give women the skills they need to increase their options for independence through personal and financial empowerment, Soroptimist International of Saratoga County, 2016-17
  • Panelist, Entrepreneur Boot Camp’s Legal Panel, Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, 2017
  • Presenter, Legal Issues in Labor Law – Case Studies in Two Parts, 29th Annual AGC Construction Industry Conference, 2015
  • Presenter, Legal Updates Impacting Dealerships, National Association of Dealer Counsel Member Conference, 2015
  • Speaker, Are You Certifiable (As a NYS Women Business Enterprise)?, One Woman. One World., Critical Needs Now, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for Lifetime Achievement Award, America’s Top 100 Attorneys®, Upstate New York, 2016
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York list (top 5% of attorneys based upon peer reviews and other criteria) as one of the top attorneys in Upstate New York
    • Franchise/Dealership, 2010-2015
    • Business Litigation, 2016
  • Recipient, Pro Bono Award for service as an Early Neutral Evaluator, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of NY, 2010
  • Graduate, Leadership Saratoga, Class of 2007
  • People to People Ambassador, South African Labour Law Delegation, October 2006

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Albany County Bar Association
  • Member, Lawyer Referral Service Committee, Albany County Bar Association
  • Member, Associated General Contractors New York State
  • Trustee, Loisaba Community Conservation Foundation, Inc., and sponsor of on-going pen-pal program since 2007 between middle school students in Saratoga Springs, NY and students at the Ewaso Primary School
  • Member, National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • Member, National Association of Women in Construction
  • Secretary, National Association of Women in Construction, Capital District NY Chapter #0261
  • Member, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • Member, Saratoga Builders Association, Inc.
  • Member, Saratoga County Bar Association
  • Member, Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member and Corresponding Secretary, Soroptimist International of Saratoga County, Inc.
  • Founding Member, The Foal Project
  • Member, Women TIES
  • Former Board Member, National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Upstate New York, 2007-2011
  • Former Board Member, Saratoga Film Forum, 2007-2011