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Tannenbaum Helpern Announces Promotions to Partnership and Elevation to Firm Leadership

01.02.2024  •  Press Release

New York, NY, January 2, 2024—Tannenbaum Helpern is pleased to announce the promotion of Amanda M. Leone and Andrew P. Yacyshyn to partner, and the elevation of Michele Itri to Co-Chair of the Firm’s Investment Management Practice.

“We are thrilled to welcome Amanda and Andrew to the partnership,” said Tannenbaum Helpern Managing Partner, Andrew W. Singer. “They both embody our Firm values of exceptional legal acumen and unparalleled client service.” Andrew also commented, “We are equally proud to name Michele Itri Co-Chair of the Firm’s Investment Management practice. Michele is an outstanding lawyer whose leadership is recognized inside and outside the Firm.”

“Amanda’s ability to apply her extensive skills as a litigator to both complex commercial litigations, as well as Trusts & Estates and Surrogate’s Court litigation matters, has earned her the respect of colleagues, judges and adversaries,” said Yolanda Kanes, Chair of the Firm’s Trusts & Estates practice.

Amanda commented, “It is an honor to join such a collaborative, smart and driven group of partners and to work alongside this outstanding team of professionals.”

“Andrew [Yacyshyn] is a trusted advisor to clients across several industries, including staffing, building services and hospitality. A recognized leader, he also serves as Associate General Counsel to the New York Staffing Association (NYSA), as well as outside employment counsel to a number of clients across various industries,” said Andrew W. Singer, who also serves as Chair of the Firm’s Employment practice.

Andrew Yacyshyn commented, “Tannenbaum Helpern is a very special law firm. Having spent my entire career as an attorney with the Firm, I am exceptionally proud to join the partnership.”

Partner Michele Itri has become Co-Chair of Tannenbaum Helpern’s Investment Management practice. “Michele is highly respected across the industry, in the United States and Europe, as an excellent investment funds lawyer and inspiring leader – she will continue to serve both our clients and our Firm well in her new role,” said Wayne H. Davis, practice Co-Chair.

Regarding her elevation, Michele said, “I am truly excited by the opportunity to co-chair the Firm’s Investment Management practice with my colleague and friend, Wayne Davis, and look forward to all that our practice group will deliver to clients and the investment management community in 2024 and beyond.”

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