ICRH supports our communities in many ways.

March 16, 2017

ICRH Supports Dutchess Regional Chamber Foundation

Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde LLP was a lane sponsor of the "No Time to Spare" bowling tournament held March 12, 2017, at Schneider's Fishkill Bowl in Fishkill, New York. The tournament, presented by the Hudson Valley Young Professionals, benefits The Chamber Foundation, Inc.

The ICRH team included staffers Danielle Salvati, Kymberly Scott, and attorney Frank P. Izzo.

The Chamber Foundation, Inc., was established to promote education and training programs for area youth and professionals with the goal of enhancing the future of economic growth in the Hudson Valley region.

The Foundation's mission is to provide educational opportunities for youth and the workforce, to build and strengthen personal and business capacity, develop leadership skills and foster a commitment to community service.

December 13, 2016

The Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde office in Poughkeepsie will be adopting a family through Family Services this holiday season. The mission of Family Services is to help families and individuals help themselves through direct services, collaboration and advocacy. 

Programs offered in the Poughkeepsie region include youth, family, community safety, victim services and a family partnership center. The organization also offers a 24-hour crisis line and services for victims of crime, rape and domestic violence.

November 30, 2016

Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde LLP (ICRH) law firm sponsored the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York’s annual Grand Event, held at Temple Israel in Albany on November 13.  The event featured performer Andra London singing traditional and contemporary Hebrew and English music.

Featured in the photo are event sponsors, including ICRH associate Daniel Bernstein, far right. 

Photo credit: Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York

 Justice For All Campaign
October 11, 2016

Supported by Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde LLP (ICRH), the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) launched its Justice for All Campaign in Albany on September 29, 2016, with a reception at the Fort Orange Club.

The nonprofit organization has 76 staff in five offices in the region, serving 16 counties and the St. Regis Indian Reservation. It provides free legal services to low-income upstate New Yorkers.

The Justice for All Campaign was founded in 2004 by Northeastern New York law firms and has raised $1.8 million in the past decade. ICRH partner Brian M. Culnan is a member of the Campaign’s board and ICRH attorneys joined other local attorneys and elected officials at the kickoff reception.

The effort helps the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York fund legal assistance it provides to vulnerable and low-income families and individuals with urgent non-criminal legal problems.  Photo credit: LASNNY

 October 5, 2016

ICRH Supports Walkway over the Hudson

Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde was a sponsor of Starry, Starry Night, held September 30, 2016, at the Walkway over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, New York. The Walkway, opened in 2009, is a state park and located on a once-abandoned railroad bridge which spans the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. The event is the organization's major fundraiser and benefits Walkway programs.

 Golf Outing Benefits Hospice

August 29, 2016

As a sponsor of The Community Hospice Charity Golf Classic, held Monday, August 29, at the Country Club of Troy, ICRH shares its commitment to helping Community Hospice provide special programs and services to seriously ill people in New York's Capital Region. More on Facebook.

August 23, 2016

Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde Supports Historic Park Restoration Efforts

Law firm Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde LLP is a proud sponsor of September Splendor, scheduled for September 17, 2016, in Albany’s historic Washington Park. The event, being held in the park’s lake house, benefits the Washington Park Conservancy.

Developed in the late 1800s, Washington Park is an urban oasis of gardens, landscaped lawns, monuments, walking and bike paths and hundreds of trees. The Conservancy, formed in 1985, assists in the restoration and regular maintenance of the park.

The Albany office of ICRH, 9 Thurlow Terrace, is a grand, historic residence built in 1890 as park development was coming to a close. It overlooks the park’s five-acre lake and has housed the firm since its founding 25 years ago.

More about the Conservancy: www.washingtonparkconservancy.org

August 11, 2016

Proudly Supporting the St. Joseph’s Cup

Tom Rath, Chip Wheeler, Bryan Morgan, and Rob Kane receive the tournament trophy, the St. Joseph’s Cup, from the addiction treatment agency’s CEO, Bob Ross (at right).

Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde LLP was a sponsor of the August 8, 2016 golf outing held in Lake Placid to benefit St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers. The organization promotes healing and recovery for men, women, veterans, adolescents, and families suffering from the disease of alcoholism and chemical dependency. St. Joseph’s offer inpatient and outpatient facilities, residential services and supportive housing in the Adirondack and Hudson Valley regions of Upstate New York. More about St. Joseph's

August 10, 2016

Carol Hyde Participates in Girl Scout Leadership Program

Carol A. Hyde, founding partner of Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde LLP, participated in Camp CEO, a program of the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, August 2-5, 2016, at Silver Bay YMCA & Conference Center in Lake George.  

Camp CEO allows girls in grades 9-12 to participate in camp and outdoor activities with prominent female leaders from New York’s Capital Region. The group enjoys classic camp activities and professional development workshops. Participating girls gain real-world advice and resources on how to succeed in the classroom, boardroom and beyond.  

Leaders joining Ms. Hyde were:

Alisa Cahill Henderson, President, Duncan & Cahill

Annmarie Lanesey, President, GreaneTree Technology

Carolyn Stefanco, President, The College of St. Rose

Heather Howley, President/CEO, Independent Helicopters

Jennifer O’Neal, Studio Head, Vicarious Visions

Kathleen Godfrey, President, Godfrey Financial Associates

Kathleen McLean, CEO, McLean Group

Leah Slocum, Peak Realty

Mary Buszuwski, CEO, Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York

Mary Anne Faro, Chief Information Officer, Global Employee Services at General Electric

Stefanie Wiley, President, Hoosick Valley Construction




Julie's Jungle Provides Playground Fun For Children of All Abilities

August 5, 2016

A handicapped-accessible playground for children in Dutchess County, a project supported by law firm Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde LLP, has opened with a second phase being planned for 2017.  

The inspiration for Julie's Jungle was Julie Keating who passed away in 2007 at age 15. She used a wheelchair for mobility but loved playing outside. Her teen sister, Natalie Keating, submitted a proposal in 2012 for an adaptive playground in memory of her sister to Hopewell Junction town officials as part of an English class writing assignment.

According to Janet McHugh, a member of the Julie’s Jungle board of directors, the park opened in July and was funded by $425,000 raised through donations. The playground features ramps, spacious decks, short stair heights and Braille play panels. An additional $120,000 has been raised for phase two of the project which will include additional equipment, a sensory garden, and special play surfaces.

Julie's Jungle is located at 5 Old Lime Kiln Road in Hopewell Junction. More at this link.  


Celebrating Park Performers

 July 25, 2016

Park Playhouse has been producing free, outdoor summer theater in Albany’s Washington Park for more than 21 years. The Albany law office of Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde LLP, also located in Washington Park, is celebrating its 25th year and supports Park Playhouse with advertising in its playbill. 

This summer’s show, Chicago, originally produced on Broadway in 1976, takes a dark and skeptical look at crime, notoriety and celebrity in Chicago in the 1920s. The Park Playhouse show has been reviewed as one of its best yet. Performances run through July 30 with youth performances and education programs scheduled for August.

More: http://www.parkplayhouse.com/


Adirondack Health Event Honors Chandler M. Ralph

July 14, 2016

Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde LLP sponsored the Adirondack Health Diamonds and Denim Gala, held July 9 in Lake Placid.  

Outgoing President and CEO of Adirondack Health, Chandler M. Ralph, was honored with the Dr. Edward L. Trudeau Award for two decades of service leading and overseeing significant expansion of the health care system. Despite rainy weather, the outdoor affair under tents was well attended. Funds raised support advancing health care services in the Adirondack Park region.

Supporting Saratoga Hospital's RN Education

June 23, 2016

The 2016 Saratoga Hospital Golf Invitational, held June 20 at Saratoga National Golf Club, raised more than $150,000 for the hospital's RN scholarship program. ICRH was an event sponsor and its team had a fine showing with a second place finish. More about the tournament here.

Journey Along the Erie Canal Highlights Inclusivity of People with Disabilities in the Workforce

June 21, 2016

On Sunday, June 26, John Robinson and Doug Hamlin will begin their fourth annual 350-mile, 12-day bicycle ride across upstate New York via the scenic and historic Erie Canalway Trail. The two men are partners in Our Ability, a network of consulting, public speaking, recruitment and professional services that champions the inclusivity of people with disabilities in the workplace.

This year's ride marks the launch of the New York Business Leadership Network, a coalition among businesses in New York State interested in both hiring and building supplier diversity of businesses owned by individuals with disabilities. The NYBLN was formed by Our Ability in December of 2015 in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2014 executive order establishing the Employment First Commission to create employment opportunities for people with disabilities in New York. The executive order calls for 100 businesses to commit to formal policies to hire people with disabilities as part of their diversity strategy. 

Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde law firm is a sponsor of the Our Ability Journey Along the Erie Canal which begins in Buffalo and concludes July 8 in Albany.  

Born as a congenital amputee without full arms and legs, Robinson overcame countless obstacles to become a successful businessman, husband, father and inspirational speaker. In 2011 he founded Our Ability with Hamlin, a 28-year veteran of the software industry who is also disabled as the result of an accident. At Our Ability they mentor and inspire people with disabilities through positive video stories. In 2014, Robinson was one of 10 people nationally named a White House Champion of Change for Disability Employment.

More information about supporting and following the Journey Along the Erie Canal can be found on the Our Ability website.

Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde Supports Successful Walk for Hospice

June 20, 2016


ICRH is proud to have been a sponsor of the Walk for Hospice 2016, held June 16 at Siena College. More than $200,000 was raised, a walk record, to support the assistance Community Hospice makes available to all families facing any serious illness. This year alone, Community Hospice will care for more than 4,000 local patients.  All funds raised stay local.  A photo album of the event can be viewed at The Community Hospice Facebook page.

"Law Day 5K" Raises Awareness About Domestic Violence

May 13, 2016

Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde LLP was a sponsor of the Albany County Bar Association “Law Day 5K” held May 12 at the Crossings in Colonie.

The Bar Association's foundation provides grants to those serving victims of domestic violence, and ICRH staff members joined more than 200 to walk/run the course in support of the cause.

40 Under 40 Celebrated

April 29, 2016

Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde LLP sponsored the Dutchess Regional County Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 Shaker Awards celebration held last evening in Poughkeepsie.

More about the program:  http://www.dcrcoc.org/40under40

 Law Firm Takes Part in Volunteer Recognition Event

April 28, 2016

Law firm Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde LLP was a sponsor of the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Dutchess County Recognition Breakfast held April 26, 2016, at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel.

The event gathered volunteers, public officials and local businesses and agencies to celebrate the accomplishments of RSVP volunteers.

The agency recruits and places individuals 55 and older with volunteer opportunities.  In 2014, more than 61,000 volunteer hours were given back to the Dutchess County community with the value of the hours totaling more than $1 million. More about RSVP.

 Law Firm Supports Hudson Valley Arts Organization

April 4, 2016

Law firm Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde LLP is a sponsor of the Mill Street Loft Friends of the Arts Award event being held April 7, 2016, in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Event proceeds benefit Mill Street Loft’s outreach, scholarship and its Arts for Healing program. More about Mill Street Loft.


Albany Law Firm to Sponsor Women’s Bar Judicial Reception

February 23, 2016

Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde LLP is a sponsor of the Capital District Women’s Bar Association Judicial Reception scheduled for March 22, 2016, at City Hall in Albany, New York. The event is celebrating its 39th year, and in 2015 more 120 people were in attendance, including 30 members of the judiciary. www.cdwba.org 


John Queenan Presents at Albany Law School Alumni Education Program

Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde managing partner John Queenan spoke about expert witness selection and witness interviewing at Albany Law School on November 6 for an alumni CLE program. The event was sponsored by the National Alumni Association for recent Albany Law graduates from classes 2011-2015. Other course topics covered included local court practice, pre-trial preparation, ethics, and effective depositions.

Founded in 1851, Albany Law School is the nation’s oldest independent school of law. The class of 2018 includes 126 students, 54 percent female and 46 percent male, and students range in age from 19 to more than 50 years-old.