Tribute to Cindy Shenker

Cindy ShenkerThis page is dedicated to our Firm’s Founding Partner, Cynthia Dee Shenker, who passed away, March 26, 2018, following a brief illness.

Cindy was more than just an amazing Government Affairs Attorney, she was an amazing friend, wife and mother.

Cindy was inspired to create Shenker Russo & Clark LLP (SRC) in Albany, New York in 2015 and under her leadership, Shenker Russo & Clark has grown to a staff of nearly twenty professionals. Additional accomplishments include a recognition as one of the Best Places to Work by the Albany Business Review; a New York State certified woman owned business, as well as numerous other staff awards for community service and a commitment to diversity.

Known for her unparalleled generosity, Cindy was never too busy to stop and help her colleagues, friends and family, no matter how small or significant the request.

Cindy was known for her tenacious “never give up” personality, impeccable reputation, exceptional legal acumen and an unwavering commitment to superior service both professionally and in the community. It is these qualities that she has passed on to the Attorneys and staff at SRC and we often ask ourselves “what would Cindy do?” when approaching a particular client problem.

Cindy was a resident of the Capital District for over 40 years and served her community by participating on a number of local and statewide boards and organizations. She was recognized by the Albany County Legislature as a “Trailblazing Woman who has shown an outstanding commitment to our community and changed our history”; a Woman of Distinction Award presented by the NYS Assembly “for making a difference, showing leadership and continuing to inspire all.”; and by City and State’s Albany Power 100 in 2015 & 2016.

Cindy was a zealous advocate and thoughtful advisor, recognized by her peers as a hardworking, dedicated and intelligent lawyer. Her family will remember her as a wife and mother, who loved life and loved her children. She had a great love for family vacations and entertaining.

Shenker Russo & Clark is the legacy of Cindy Shenker. As Cindy taught us over the many years we worked together, our team continues to provide clients with the unwavering professional personal service designed to solve our clients problems.

The firm recently created a scholarship fund through Cornell University in memory of Cindy. The Cynthia D. Shenker Scholarship helps provide financial support to an undergraduate student with financial need in the ILR School at Cornell University.