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Carter Conboy Acquires Hamilton Watt, PLLC, Opens Saratoga Springs Office


Carter Conboy will acquire Saratoga Springs-based law firm Hamilton Watt, PLLC, effective June 1, 2011, and open a branch office in Saratoga Springs.  Two of Hamilton Watt’s attorneys, Lawrence R. Hamilton and Christopher J. Watt, will join Carter Conboy, of counsel, expanding the firm’s existing general practice, real estate, litigation, and labor and employment practices.  The acquisition will also add a new Equine Law practice to the firm.  Mr. Hamilton represented Funny Cide and Sackatoga Stable, LLC, and all of the commercial ventures that resulted from Funny Cide’s victories in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes.

“We’re excited about this addition to our firm and what it means for our clients,” said Carter Conboy Chief Operating Officer, Michael J. Catalfimo.  “Larry Hamilton and Chris Watt are both highly respected attorneys in the Saratoga legal community and we couldn’t be happier to have them join us.”

Catalfimo explained that the Hamilton Watt acquisition is part of Carter Conboy’s strategic plan to expand and diversify its practice areas. By the fall of 2011, with the addition of the attorneys and staff from Hamilton Watt, as well as new associates joining firm September 1st, Carter Conboy will expand to well over 60 employees, a reflection of its continued growth in the midst of a challenging economic environment.

“The merger between Hamilton Watt and Carter Conboy brings exceptional resources to our clients" said Lawrence Hamilton.  “This is a natural fit for our two firms,” added Christopher Watt.  "Carter Conboy is one of the region’s largest and most respected law firms, and this affiliation affords the clients of Hamilton Watt access to a group of highly skilled attorneys offering services in a wide range of practice areas, all backed by the resources of a large law firm."