Skip to main content


Not yet reviewed

About me

Randall S. Beach is an attorney with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna where he has practiced since April, 2002. While retaining his Albany base, Mr. Beach is the head of the Firm’s North Country regional office located in Plattsburgh, New York. Mr. Beach concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial real estate, real estate development, and base closure law. Mr. Beach is experienced with regard to the acquisition, disposition, development and the re-development of commercial and corporate real property, commercial leasing, construction law, financing and land use matters, including the preparation and negotiation of all transactional documentation related thereto.

Prior to joining Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Mr. Beach was the Director of Legal Affairs for Plattsburgh Airbase Redevelopment Corporation (PARC), a corporation charged with redeveloping the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base in Upstate New York. As Director of Legal Affairs, Mr. Beach was engaged in all legal aspects of the redevelopment of an installation comprised of 3,500 acres and millions of square feet of existing building space, including land use, environmental, commercial real estate, and general corporate matters.

Representative Accomplishments

  • Represents Plattsburgh Airbase Redevelopment Corporation with respect to all legal aspects of the mixed-use redevelopment of the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base.

  • Represents various Canadian and international companies with respect to establishing businesses and real property holdings in the United States.

  • Represents an international food service corporation with respect to sales and acquisition of real property throughout New York State.

  • Represents a community-based local development corporation with respect to the cooperative economic development of an active Army installation.

  • Represents an alternative energy company with respect to the siting of wind farms in northern New York.

  • Assists various developers in obtaining financing, local permits and SEQRA approval for large commercial, housing and retail developments.

  • Negotiation and drafting of complex commercial leasing, acquisition and conveyance agreements in connection with commercial office, retail, hotel and industrial properties.


Photos and videos

950373 1222278967

Practice areas


  1. Commercial Real Estate: 90%
    19 years
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 5%
    14 years
  3. Government: 5%
    18 years



Hourly ($225-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

No endorsements

Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

Contact info

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP

1 Commerce Plz
Albany, NY, 12260-1000

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP

14 Durkee Street
Suite 450
Plattsburgh, NY, 12901-2911



NYCurrently registered 199807/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWhiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP2002 - Present
Director of Legal AffairsPlattsburgh Airbase Redevelopment Corp.1999 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northeastern Economic Developers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Albany County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Chamber of Southern SaratogaBoard Member2007 - Present
Junior Acheivement of Northeastern New YorkBoard Member2006 - Present
Capital Region BOMAMember2006 - Present
New York Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
CASA Advocates For Children of New York StateBoard Member2005 - 2008
Plattsburgh Noon Kiwanis ClubMember2001 - 2002
Clinton County Planning BoardBoard Member1997 - 2002
Clinton County Bar AssociationMember1997 - 2002
Publication nameTitleDate
Strictly Business MagazineSocial Media and the Workplace2009
Strictly BusinessBe Proactive to Protect Against Sexual Harassment2008
Strictly BusinessA Smart Future for the North Country2006
Probate & Property magazine (ABA)Coming to a Community Near You; BRAC 2005 and the Transformation of the American Military2005
Probate & Property magazine (ABA)Swords to Plow Shares; The No-Cost Economic Development Conveyance of Cold War Installations,2001
Air & Space LawyerRecycling the Cold War; The Conversion of Military Aviation Assets,2001
Annual Review of Banking LawPreventing Jurisdictional Chaos: Interbank Disputes and the Expedited Funds Availability Act under Bank One Chicago, N.A.V. Midwest Bank & Trust Co.1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Union CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Purchasing Distressed Real PropertyDistressed Real Estate and Due Diligence2008
Air Waste Management Group Monthly MeetingBRAC2008
Defense Communities ConferenceBRAC2005
New York State Association of Towns Annual ConferenceBRAC2003