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People news: Blodgett joins Hancock Estabrook

Zachar Blodgett

SYRACUSE, N.Y — Hancock Estabrook, LLP announced that Zachary E. Blodgett has joined the Syracuse–based law firm as an associate attorney.

Blodgett is part of Hancock Estabrook’s corporate and nonprofit governance & tax-exempt organizations practice areas. He focuses his practice on complex business formations, financing, and transactional matters, per a law firm news release. His experience includes negotiating and managing government contracts, loan agreements, mortgages, commercial leases, business-associate agreements, waivers and releases, medical agreements, contracts for goods and services, and consultant agreements.

Blodgett previously was an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, a New York City–based law firm. He also served as associate in-house counsel to The Salvation Army, Greater New York Division for six years, where he was responsible for negotiating and drafting all of the company’s agreements, managing $50 million in annual government-funded contracts, and helping to develop a system of compliance for the company’s 60 program sites, the release stated.

Most recently, Blodgett was in-house counsel for a New York City startup company that works with nonprofit clients. In that position, he provided legal and business advice to the senior management team, assisted it with business development, and was responsible for drafting legal documents, including confidentiality agreements, employment agreements, employment policies, and client agreements.

Blodgett received his bachelor’s degree from University of Pennsylvania in 2005 and his law degree from American University, Washington College of Law in 2008.

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