Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP is pleased to announce that eleven of its attorneys have been named to the 2017 edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers, a listing of the region’s outstanding attorneys who are recognized for professional achievement in the New York Metropolitan area. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters attorney rating service, compiles its annual list using a patented selection process involving peer nominations, independent research, and peer evaluations. No more than 5% of attorneys in New York State are selected as Super Lawyers each year.
“It is such a huge honor for so many of our attorneys to be cited as leaders in their respective practice areas,” said Joel S. Lever, the firm’s founding partner, and himself a Super Lawyer. “All of our attorneys are committed to their craft and always put our clients first.”
The 2017 addition of New York Metro Super Lawyers includes the following Kurzman Eisenberg attorneys:
Trusts & Estates Practice
Jessica Galligan Goldsmith, co-Managing Partner. Named as a Super Lawyer for the ninth consecutive year, Ms. Goldsmith is also named one of the top Women Attorneys in the New York Metropolitan area. AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Ms. Goldsmith advises clients in the areas of estate and gift planning, charitable planning, estate administration and planning for closely held businesses.
Michael Friedman, Partner. Mr. Friedman concentrates his practice in the area of estate and trust litigation, including Will contests, contested accounting proceedings, the recovery of assets, reformation and construction proceedings, the removal of fiduciaries, spousal rights, kinship proceedings, and both Surrogate’s Court and Mental Hygiene Law guardianship proceedings. He also assists clients with all aspects of estate and trust planning and administration.
Lawrence S. Blumberg, Partner. Mr. Blumberg's broad legal and practical experience enables him to advise clients in a wide range of areas, including estate and gift planning, estate and trust administration, real estate, business transactions, and tax issues including charitable giving. Mr. Blumberg also represents a number of public and private charitable organizations.
Lois Tilton, Partner. Lois Tilton has practiced in the field of trusts and estates for over thirty years. Her practice includes sophisticated estate and gift planning, estate administration and planning for owners of closely held business interests, particularly involving real estate entities, business succession planning, and other private client services. Ms. Tilton particularly enjoys counseling families with multi-generational planning concerns.
Joel S. Lever, Partner. Mr. Lever represents a number of major companies pursuing strategic acquisitions, joint ventures and venture capital financing. He manages complex mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and leveraged buyouts. Mr. Lever is also a leading authority on art law, negotiating multi-million dollar sales and purchases by museums, collectors and dealers.
Bruce Bieber, Partner. Long considered a leading authority in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Bieber’s practice focuses on commercial disputes and transactions including businesses in the distribution, manufacturing and construction industries. He also counsels high-net worth individuals in shareholder and partnership disputes.
Real Estate Practice
Richard L. Chadakoff, Partner. Mr. Chadakoff enjoys a diverse practice representing developers, banks, lenders and investment funds in their structuring of complex real estate investments including acquisitions, disposition, leasing, and joint ventures. Mr. Chadakoff is often selected to advise developers in countless landmark and “trophy” building developments throughout the country. Mr. Chadakoff is perennially included in “Who’s Who Legal-Real Estate”; “New York Area’s Best Lawyers”; “Best Lawyers in America,”; “Legal 500”; Chambers USA-“America’s Leading Lawyers for Business”; and Chambers Global- “The World’s Leading Lawyers.”
Steven M. Goldman, Partner. Mr. Goldman represents some of New York City’s top developers on numerous landmark projects. His practice covers all facets of the cooperative/condominium conversion ownership process, including representing cooperative and condominium boards of directors (managers), and developers and sponsors of condominium/cooperative offering plans in the creation and offering for sale of ownership interest in such projects.
Stuart Berg, Partner. Mr. Berg is an experienced commercial real estate attorney who represents numerous developers and owners throughout the metropolitan area in acquisitions, financing and leasing matters. In addition, he has successfully represented parties in complex commercial landlord-tenant disputes, commercial mortgage foreclosure actions, construction-related disputes, land valuations and mechanic’s lien litigation.
John Re, Partner. Mr. Re is an expert in the areas of commercial mortgage foreclosures and related loan workouts. He counsels a number of public and private sector clients on matters involving contracts, restrictive covenants, estate matters, insurance claims and structured settlements. Mr. Re currently serves as a commissioner on the Town of New Castle’s Recreation and Parks Commission, and is actively involved in charitable fundraising activities.
Lisa Capone, Associate. Ms. Capone, named as a Rising Star, also recently received the Westchester County Bar Association's New Lawyers Leadership Award. Ms. Capone’s practice involves the representation of clients in trusts & estates and commercial litigation, and she also has significant experience counseling cooperative and condominium boards.
About Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP
Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP was founded in 1985 to provide superior, sophisticated and cost-effective legal services to a broad range of individuals and corporate clients. The firm was designated in 2012 as one of the New York Area’s Top Ranked Law Firms® based on the number of attorneys at the firm with AV Preeminent ratings. The 40-attorney law firm is based in White Plains, NY and has an additional office in New York City. The firm provides a full range of legal services in various practice areas, including art law, corporate, litigation, real estate, tax and trusts and estates. The firm’s size and expertise in a variety of disciplines allows its lawyers to handle complex legal matters. The attorneys at Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP have impressive backgrounds and an extraordinary commitment to client service. For more information, the public is invited to visit www.kelaw.com.