Hugh P. Finnegan

  • Sep 30, 2021Seven Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Recognized by New York Metro Super Lawyers ®

    The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has announced that four of its Members have been selected for inclusion on the list of New York Metro Super Lawyers ® for 2021. Only five percent of New York lawyers are given this honor.

    The following Norris McLaughlin, P.A. attorneys were recognized as New York Metro Super Lawyers 2021:

    Joseph A. Farco, Intellectual Property
    Hugh P. Finnegan, Real Estate & Finance
    Jeanne M. Hamburg, Intellectual Property
    Alan Tenenbaum, Intellectual Property

    The following attorneys were recognized as New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2021:

    Raymond Lahoud, Immigration
    William C. Menard, Immigration
    Kimbrilee M. Weber, Litigation

    To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less.

    About New York Metro Super Lawyers

    New York Metro Super Lawyers, a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, is published in Super Lawyers Magazine. The multi-phased selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.

    The magazine, which features the list and profiles of selected attorneys, is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. In the United States, Super Lawyers Magazine is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reaching more than 13 million readers. For more information on the selection process, visit

    About Norris McLaughlin New York Attorneys

    Norris McLaughlin is a multi-practice law firm uniquely positioned to represent middle-market companies, Fortune 500 corporations, and individuals. While the firm’s breadth of services covers all areas of law, the Norris McLaughlin New York attorneys have extensive experience in business, intellectual property, immigration, and cooperative (“co-op”) and condominium law.

    The attorneys at Norris McLaughlin come from diverse backgrounds, hold degrees from top U.S. law schools, and regularly serve as leaders in bar associations and various trade groups. They have earned a strong reputation in virtually every area of practice within the realm of commercial law. With many of its attorneys selected as The Best Lawyers In America© each year, in addition to its active repertoire of speaking engagements and legal publications, the firm possesses large-firm talent in a small-firm setting that allows its attorneys to provide service and value to their clients on a personal level. It is the goal of Norris McLaughlin to accommodate the needs of every client with experience, strategic planning, and common courtesy.

    The firm opened its first New York office in 1999. In response to the changing needs of the business community, the office expanded and eventually moved from the original space to the office building at 875 Third Avenue in 2004. In 2006, the firm merged with Szold & Brandwen, adding significant real estate, financing, and litigation expertise to the firm. The merger allowed the firm to provide enhanced services to clients and strengthened its commitment to providing a broad range of legal services. Most recently, Norris McLaughlin left its New York home-base of 16 years with goals of continued growth and modernization. This new space in Times Square Tower gives the New York attorneys and staff access to state-of-the-art facilities as well as the technological capabilities to respond more effectively to the demands of the firm’s 21st Century clients.

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  • Dec 08, 2020Norris McLaughlin Continues Growth of New York Office With the Addition of Two More Attorneys

    The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Hugh P. Finnegan and Jodi A. Sokol as Members of the firm. Both attorneys have been brought to Norris McLaughlin to enhance the bench strength and capability of the New York Real Estate & Finance Law Practice Group financing deals.

    About the Norris McLaughlin New York Growth

    “Hugh and Jodi are exceptional additions to our team. Like missing puzzle pieces, as we currently focus primarily on corporate, litigation, and transactional matters, they will give us the extra financial support needed to better serve our clients, with an emphasis on commercial lending for lenders and borrowers,” said Dean M. Roberts, also a Member of the firm and Chair of its New York Real Estate & Finance Law Practice Group.

    As with other recent lateral hires, these additions continue Norris McLaughlin’s strategy of growth and expansion by adding bench strength and fortifying skill sets to the firm’s core practices. With the additions of Finnegan and Sokol, the firm has added five attorneys to its New York practice since August, where the firm’s total local headcount now exceeds 30 attorneys.

    On joining Norris McLaughlin, Finnegan stated, “Jodi and I are so pleased to join Norris McLaughlin and are committed to continuing the growth of the New York office and the firm as a whole in the area of commercial real estate financing, as well as to continuing to provide the highest quality of service to our clients.”

    About Hugh Finnegan

    Finnegan focuses his practice on commercial real estate financings and construction matters. For over 35 years, he has built a special expertise in commercial real estate acquisitions, bridge, construction, project, and mezzanine matters.

    Finnegan represents both local and international landlords and tenants in leasing transactions for offices, warehouses, shopping centers, restaurants, and other retail uses throughout the United States. He also assists lenders and borrowers on loan restructurings and workouts, and has represented several commercial banks in the sale of distressed loans.

    Finnegan was named in “2018 Ones to Watch” by the New York Real Estate Journal. He has been selected for inclusion on the list of New York Metro Super Lawyers from 2009-2020 and is included in the Real Estate Law section of the current edition of Best Lawyers®. Finnegan earned his J.D. in 1983 from Fordham University School of Law and his B.A. in 1980, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Fordham University.

    About Jodi Sokol

    With over 20 years of experience, Sokol has been involved in all aspects of commercial real estate finance, acquisition, and sale transactions. She focuses primarily on the structuring, negotiating, and closing of financial transactions, including mortgage loans, secured and unsecured lines of credit, construction loans, and retail and commercial leasing.

    Sokol represents institutional, non-institutional, and private equity lenders to provide permanent and construction financing, leasing, acquisition, and sale of multi-family residential, commercial, hospitality, retail, and mixed-use properties. She represents buyers and sellers of commercial properties in transactional matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, and the refinance of assets, as well as transactions involving I.R.C. Section 1031 Exchanges.

    Sokol has been involved in substantial transactions, including representing the lead lender and agent in the financing and syndication of a $141 million acquisition and construction financing project in Orange County, New York, and representing the purchaser/borrower in the acquisition and financing of a multi-property, multi-family portfolio in Jackson, Mississippi. She earned her J.D. in 1995 from University of Miami School of Law and her B.A. in 1992 from University of Michigan.

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