Firm Helps Take Executor Process Online

In addition to the legal aspects of being an executor, there are more than 100 steps that must be completed successfully in the role. An outstanding estate attorney is a critical part of the equation, but there are many other important aspects to the job, including selling real estate and personal property, liquidating investments, and managing delicate family relationships. There’s also the seemingly mundane but critical tasks, such as forwarding mail and cancelling memberships and subscriptions. Read More

McArdle Defends Village of Massena, Gets Lawsuit Dismissed

On July 28, 2015, the St. Lawrence County Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Village of Massena by local resident Edward J. Kaneb and his company, the Urban Highway Development Corp. The Village was represented by Village Attorney Matthew H. McArdle of Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney & McArdle, LLP, in Malone. Mr. McArdle stated that the Supreme Court’s Decision “validates the Village’s actions in this case, and demonstrates that the Village acted reasonably and appropriately in all respects.” Read More

Cuomo’s Traffic Safety Award
Managing Partner,
John J. Muldowney Receiving Cuomo’s
Traffic Safety Award

Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney & McArdle Receive Governor Cuomo’s Traffic Safety Award

The firm of Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney & McArdle, in Malone, NY were presented with the “Partners in Safety” award in recognition of the law firm’s sponsorship of Operation Get Home Safe, a program that provided safe rides home on New Year’s Eve. John Muldowney, managing partner, accepted the award from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee representative, Margaret Montimurro, during the Franklin county legislature meeting on Thursday, January 7. Read More

Matthew H. McArdle
Matthew H. McArdle

Firm Wins in New York’s Highest Court, Which Establishes New Rule for Individuals Injured By Uncontrolled Livestock in the Road

In a case that has changed the law in New York, New York State's highest court, the Court of Appeals held that owners of farm animals, and landowners who are responsible for keeping them contained, can be sued for negligence if the uncontrolled livestock cause an accident. Matthew H. McArdle, partner at Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney & McArdle, LLP, Read More

John J. Muldowney
Managing Partner,
John J. Muldowney

Firm Obtains $2.76 Million Verdict for Worker Whose Hand Was Amputated By Construction Equipment

After an eight-day trial, a Franklin County jury awarded $2.75 million to Thomas Fisher of St. Regis Falls on May 10, 2013. Mr. Fisher was represented by attorney John Muldowney of Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney & McArdle, LLP, in Malone.

In, 2003 Mr. Fisher had his right (dominant) hand crushed by a concrete pump manufactured by Multiquip, Inc., a California construction equipment firm. Read More

Hotel Saranac
Governor Cuomo with Managing Partner,
John J. Muldowney

Firm Successfully Represents Roedel Companies in Their Purchase of the Historic Hotel Saranac

Attorneys John J. Muldowney and Matt McArdle represented Roedel Companies, Inc. in their purchase of the historic Hotel Saranac, an anchor and centerpiece in the Village of Saranac Lake. Roedel Companies is a New Hampshire-based business that owns, operates and constructs hotels throughout the Eastern United States. With the assistance of a $5 Million grant facilitated through the Economic Development Corporation and the encouragement Read More

Additional News

  • Attorney John J. Muldowney named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Read More
  • McArdle Establishes Franklin County Down Syndrome Society Read More
  • Firm Sponsors National Champion and Olympic Ski Jumper, Peter Frenette Read More
  • John Muldowney Named Volunteer Coach for St. Lawrence University Football Team  Read More
  • James Bessette Receives State Bar Association Professionalism Award Read More