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For Immediate Release
Contact: Melinda M. Bascone
Director of Marketing
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP


NEW YORK, NY (January 14, 2014) – Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP ( is pleased to announce that Ann M. Batchelor, Victor J. Gallo and Catherine B. Sheehy have been promoted to counsel effective January 1, 2014.   All were formerly associates of the firm.

“I would like to congratulate Ann, Victor and Catherine on their appointments,” said Carter Ledyard’s managing partner Judith Lockhart. “All three have demonstrated skill and creativity in serving our clients.” 

Ann M. Batchelor is a member of Carter Ledyard’s Corporate Department. Ms. Batchelor’s practice focuses on representing hedge funds, investment banks, trading desks, and special purpose vehicles in the purchase and sale of distressed bank loans and other financial claims. She negotiates and documents transactions involving the transfer of loans, securities and trade claims in the U.S. and European markets. Ms. Batchelor represents both public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions, Hart-Scott-Rodino filings and other general corporate matters and advises public companies, including exchange-traded funds, in securities matters. Ms. Batchelor received her B.A. magna cum laude from Elon University in 2001 and her J.D. magna cum laude in 2004 from New York Law School.  

Victor J. Gallo is a member of the firm’s Environmental Practice Group. His practice focuses primarily on land use and environmental law.   He assists clients in completing federal (NEPA), state (SEQRA) and other environmental reviews and in obtaining needed environmental permits. Mr. Gallo’s practice includes complex environmental impact statements, litigation, condemnation, environmental due diligence and audits. He also assists real estate owners and developers with construction, contracting and leasing issues, and advises on compliance with asbestos, lead paint and OSHA requirements. Mr. Gallo has over 14 years governmental experience with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. He received his B.S. from University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Business in 1988 and his J.D. from Catholic University of America, The Columbus School of Law cum laude in 1994. 

Catherine B. Sheehy is a member of the Trusts & Estates Department.  She advises high net-worth individuals on wealth transfer, estate planning and charitable giving, including income, gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax issues.  She also advises executors and trustees on estate and trust administration, and tax-exempt organizations regarding governance and tax issues.  Ms. Sheehy received her B.A. from Columbia University in 2003, her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 2006 as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an advanced certificate in Taxation from New York University School of Law in  2010.

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (, established in 1854, has approximately 90 attorneys and has been headquartered on Wall Street since its founding. Carter Ledyard's general practice includes corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, broker-dealer, on-shore and off-shore hedge and other alternative investment funds, private equity, litigation, intellectual property, environmental, employment, media and technology, immigration, investment regulation, antitrust, art law, trusts and estates, maritime, ERISA, tax-exempt organizations, real estate, tax and bankruptcy. A significant part of the firm's practice involves representing overseas-based clients and their U.S. affiliates, financial institutions and other financial services providers, governmental entities and media and technology clients.

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