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Cullen and Dykman Elects Two New Partners From Litigation and Banking Practices

January 7, 2020

Garden City and Albany, NY - Cullen and Dykman LLP is proud to commence its 170th year by announcing the promotion of Elizabeth Murphy and Nicholas Faso to Partner.

Liz Murphy serves in the banking practice in Garden City, handling regulatory and compliance matters. She provides counsel on issues involving cybersecurity, truth-in-lending, electronic banking and lending limits. Liz works regularly with state and federal regulatory agencies and advises financial institutions on bank operations, including reviewing subpoenas, restraining notices, powers of attorney and trust agreements. In addition, she represents landlords and tenants in commercial leases. Liz recently assisted clients in navigating the complexities of providing financial services to cannabis-related businesses, as well as compliance with evolving privacy and cybersecurity laws and regulations.

Nick Faso, who served as of counsel to the firm in Albany in the litigation practice, represents businesses, not-for-profits, municipalities and individuals in all phases of dispute resolution, including litigation avoidance, settlement negotiations, litigation in state and federal court, appeals and alternative dispute resolution. Nick has a broad range of experience in matters involving commercial and contract disputes, shareholder claims, business divorces and partnership disputes, employment claims, construction claims, trust and estate disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair business practices, breach of non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, and proceedings against governmental entities involving land use, development and other agency determinations.

“Liz and Nick are talented lawyers who have served the firm and our clients extremely well.  We are confident that they will bring continued success to the firm and we look forward to their contributions to the growth of the firm in the years ahead,” said Christopher H. Palmer, Managing Partner of Cullen and Dykman. “We congratulate them both on this important and well-deserved professional achievement.”

About Cullen and Dykman 

Cullen and Dykman ( has been providing legal services to institutional clients since 1850. The firm represents a wide range of clients, including banks and other financial institutions, energy, telecommunications and water companies, construction companies, insurers, educational institutions, religious organizations, and not-for-profits. With over 190 attorneys in seven offices located throughout the Northeast and MidAtlantic regions, Cullen and Dykman is strategically positioned to meet the changing needs and demands of our clients.

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