Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C. Welcomes New Associate Mark T. Houston

Nov 2, 2015

ALBANY, NY (November 2, 2015) – Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C., Upstate New York’s largest certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) law firm, is pleased to announce that Attorney Mark T. Houston has joined the firm as an Associate, working in the Firm’s Corporate, Commercial and Partnership Law; Environmental Law; Estate Planning, Administration and Litigation; Labor and Employment Law; Litigation; Municipal Law; and Real Estate Law practice groups.

Mr. Houston joins the team from Vaneria & Spanos, a boutique general practice law firm in New York City, where he focused his practice on all aspects of civil litigation, both state and federal. While at his former firm, Mr. Houston gained extensive experience representing clients in complex medical malpractice, real property, environmental, guardianship and shareholder derivative actions.

A 2005 graduate from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology/Archaeology, Mr. Houston began his career as a Project Director for his alma mater’s Archaeological Survey. After seven years in the position, he went on to receive his J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University where he served as Vice President for the Pro Bono Society and the Student Co-Editor-in-Chief for the New York State Bar Association’s The New York Environmental Lawyer. Mr. Houston is admitted to practice in New York (2015).

Mr. Houston enjoys staying active in the legal community and is a member of the Albany County Bar Association, where he has regularly volunteers, and the New York State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers and General Practice Sections.

About Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C.

Established in 2009, Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C. is a New York State certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) law firm, the largest law firm in Upstate New York to hold this certification. A full-service law firm with offices conveniently located in Albany, Saratoga Springs, Poughkeepsie, Cobleskill, Burnt Hills and Bennington, VT, the firm’s practice areas cover both transactional and litigation work across a broad range of legal fields including municipal law, representation of auto dealerships, corporate and commercial law, insurance defense, real estate, employer defense, equine, racing and gaming law and many related fields. For more information, visit or call 518-452-1800.