The Towne Law Firm Names Two New Principal Partners

NEWS | The Towne Law Firm, P.C. | February 2021

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ALBANY, N.Y. (February 2, 2021) – Jessica E. Stover, Esq., a former partner of The Towne Law Firm (TLF), and Christine E. Taylor, a former associate, have both been named as Principal Partners of the firm as of January 1st, 2021.

Attorney James Towne said, “I was absolutely thrilled when both of these exceptionally bright and talented attorneys agreed to become principals of the firm. They have already made a big impact on the firm’s growth trajectory which we started mid-2020 and it is important that their dedication to the firm be recognized. They both will continue to help shape the firm’s long-term development, so there is no better way to cement that than offering them the opportunity to become principals. It is a privilege to have them move into the role of firm principal.”

In 2020, Ms. Stover brought her stellar reputation as one of the Capital Region’s leading real estate attorneys to TLF. Ms. Stover is in charge of the firm’s Saratoga office location. Coupling Ms. Stover’s large real estate following with TLF’s existing real estate matters has necessitated an expansion of both real estate attorneys and paralegals in the Saratoga office, with more expansion planned.  Before moving to Saratoga Springs in 2007, Jessica attended Union College, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree. Ms. Stover then went on to attend Syracuse University School of Law, where she received her J.D. After Ms. Stover realized she wanted to specialize in Real Estate law she obtained an L.L.M. in Real Property Development from the University of Miami School of Law. Ms. Stover’s real estate law services includes both residential and commercial purchase and sales; leases; bank representation; Homeowners’ Associations/Condo Associations; title examination and Title Insurance Law; as well as estate planning.

Ms. Taylor joined the firm in 2018 and has refined her practice to focus primarily on the hospitality industry, serving clients across the entire northeast as well as nationally. Ms. Taylor, originally planning to focus her career on Entertainment Law, attended UCLA School of Law where she received her J.D. A former professional opera singer, Ms. Taylor began her career working with a variety of production companies and movie stations, but she ultimately returned to Upstate New York where she transitioned her career to provide comprehensive legal services to various small businesses, with a specific focus on campgrounds and RV parks. Her life experience associated with three campgrounds, across two franchises, has enabled her to provide a unique perspective across a wide variety of services to her clients including seasonal licenses, waivers, employment contracts, real estate services and litigation services as needed. Ms. Taylor now represents a multitude of individual campgrounds and multi-park owners throughout the northeast, as well as nationally.

Over the past year, The Towne Law Firm has grown tremendously, adding three new office locations in New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, while expanding its professional team to 25 attorneys. While the firm is a general practice law firm, covering a multitude of service areas for both business and individual clients, both Ms. Stover and Ms. Taylor have been crucial to the firm’s overall growth and have helped to expand the leadership roles of women within the organization. The TLF team looks forward to the upcoming year as the firm continues to expand internally, as well as continue to increase its presence across the northeast.

Source: The Towne Law Firm, P.C.