Cullen and Dykman Names New Managing Partner

Jul 07, 2015, 14:32 ET from Cullen and Dykman LLP

NEW YORK, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cullen and Dykman LLP is pleased to announce the selection of Christopher Palmer as its new managing partner, effective July 1. Palmer takes over as managing partner from Thomas J. Douglas, Jr., who served in that role since 2002, and who will remain with the firm.

"Serving as the Firm's managing partner for 13 years has been the most challenging yet rewarding experience in my 38-year tenure as an attorney," said Douglas. "I look forward to the transition as Chris takes on this new role.  He is highly respected among his peers and with our clients, and will thrive in this leadership role."

"I am excited and honored to follow in Tom's footsteps and accept this responsibility. I look forward to assuming the firm's management while continuing the tremendous growth we have experienced under Tom's leadership.  We will continue to emphasize outstanding service and value to our clients as our main priority," Palmer said.

Palmer serves as a commercial banking attorney, and is based at the firm's Garden City, Long Island headquarters. Over the course of his career, Palmer has represented a number of financial institutions, and specialized in structuring and negotiating a wide range of complex commercial and real estate financing transactions. 

Palmer began his career with Bleakley Platt Remsen Millham and Curran in 1994 and became partner in 1999.  In 2003, Bleakley Platt merged with Cullen and Dykman, a firm that traces its roots to 1850.  With over 160 attorneys, Cullen and Dykman is the largest law firm headquartered on Long Island, and also has offices in Manhattan, Albany, Washington D.C. and New Jersey.

As managing partner, Palmer will oversee the continuing expansion of the firm's core areas including its highly regarded practice groups in banking and financial services, corporate (energy and utility companies, not-for-profit institutions, including colleges and universities), commercial litigation and trusts and estates.

Palmer received his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law in 1994 and his B.A. from SUNY Binghamton in 1991.  He is married with three children and lives in Rockville Centre. He is active in his community, and served as lead counsel to the Rockville Centre Board of Zoning Appeals. He is also Co-Chair of the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception Golf Committee and is active in alumni affairs for Chaminade High School.

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