• Venable has hired corporate and real estate transaction lawyer Alan Berman as of counsel. He was of counsel at Dewey & LeBoeuf.

• The firm of John E. Osborn P.C. has changed its name to Osborn. The 14-attorney firm concentrates on complex construction, environmental and real estate litigation.

• Kaufman Dolowich Voluck & Gonzo has added Kevin Duffy Jr. as a partner in the financial services practice. He was co-founder and a name partner at Duffy & Staab in White Plains.

• Ephraim Schmeidler, who focuses on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and securities offerings, has joined Greenberg Traurig in the corporate and securities practice as an of counsel. He was an associate at Blank Rome.

• Bingham McCutchen has added Ferdinand Gallo as a partner in the real estate group. He was a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman.

• Herzfeld & Rubin has promoted associates Ningur Akoglu and Jodi Buratti to members.

• Farrell Fritz corporate and securities partner Nancy Lieberman was elected to the American Heart Association-Long Island Region‘s board of directors for a three-year term.