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Hinman, Howard & Kattell re-elects Orband as managing partner

By Maria Carbonaro


BINGHAMTON — The partners of Binghamton–based law firm Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP have re-elected James W. Orband as managing partner for another five-year term.

Orband joined Hinman, Howard & Kattell on Sept. 10, 1984, and became a partner in the firm on Jan. 1, 1991. He has served as managing partner of the law firm since Jan. 1, 1999. Orband’s new term will run through Dec. 31, 2018, the firm said in a news release.

In addition to his managing-partner duties, Orband maintains an active legal practice, focusing in the areas of banking, construction and corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions, the firm said in the release. He graduated from Binghamton University in 1981 and received his juris doctorate from Albany Law School of Union University in 1984.

Orband is a member of the New York state, Pennsylvania, and Florida bar associations. He served as chairman of the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar and was also chairman of its Banking Law Committee.

Hinman, Howard & Kattell was organized in 1902, and has occupied offices in the Security Mutual Building in downtown Binghamton since 1905. The firm employs attorneys in 10 office locations throughout four states and has a total staff of more than 200 employees, according to the news release. Those offices include Syracuse and Oneonta.

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