30 Farrell Fritz attorneys make Super Lawyers list

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Charlotte Biblow

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New York Metro Rising Stars lists.

The attorneys and the practice areas for which they have been recognized are: Peter A. Mahler, John P. McEntee, James M. Wicks and Peter B. Zlotnick (Business Litigation); Peter L. Curry (Real Estate); Jed C. Albert, Eric M. Kramer and Patricia C. Marcin (Estate & Probate); John (Jack) J. Barnosky, Ilene S. Cooper, John R. Morken and Eric W. Penzer (Estate & Trust Litigation); Ted A. Berkowitz and Patrick T. Collins (Bankruptcy: Business); Charlotte A. Biblow (Environmental); Heather P. Harrison (Employee Litigation: Defense); Domenique Camacho Moran (Employment & Labor); Jason S. Samuels (Construction Litigation); Louis Vlahos (Tax); and Joel R. Weiss (Criminal Defense: White Collar).

Ten Farrell Fritz attorneys were also selected to the 2016 New York Metro Rising Stars list. The attorneys and the practice areas for which they have been recognized are: Kathryn Carney Cole, Matthew D. Donovan, Franklin C. McRoberts, Adam M. Rafsky, Michael A.H. Schoenberg and Aaron E. Zerykier (Business Litigation); Brian P. Corrigan, Jaclene D’Agostino and Robert M. Harper (Estate & Trust Litigation); and Veronique A. Urban (Bankruptcy: Business).


Nixon Peabody has named Jericho office partner Michael J. Taubin leader of its national health care practice – the 2016 “Law Firm of the Year” in Health Care Law, according to U.S. News and World Report.


Michael Taubin

The firm called Taubin a skilled practitioner representing the health care industry along the entire continuum of care, including providers, payers, and industries that serve both, and an expert on the Accountable Care Act, physician alignment issues, accountable care organizations, private equity pointed to healthcare, Medicaid and Medicare reform, and consolidation within the healthcare industry.

“The health care industry remains complex and demands a health care lawyer not only to have the legal experience , but also to have up to date knowledge and a clear understanding of where this  industry is and where it will be going,” Taubin said. “In doing so, our health care attorneys become a blend of consultant and health care lawyer. We are best positioned to advise our clients in the health care landscape.”


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Kenneth Roberts, president of John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, has been named chairman of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council.







Joshua M. Herman has joined Farrell Fritz as an associate in the firm’s commercial litigation department in the New York City office.

Prior to joining Farrell Fritz, Herman was a litigation associate and a summer associate at Brown Rudnick in NYC. He was also a legal intern at the New York Legal Assistance Group and a paralegal at Weitz & Luxenberg, the mass tort and personal injury litigation law firm.

Herman earned his JD degree from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Tufts University.


Speaking of Farrell Fritz, nine of the firm’s partners have been selected for the 2017 running of Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most-respected peer review publication in the legal profession.



The partners and the fields in which they are being recognized are: Charles M. Strain and Jeffrey P. Rust (Health Care Law); Domenique Camacho Moran (Employment Law – Management); Eric W. Penzer, Ilene Sherwyn Cooper and John R. Morken (Litigation – Trusts & Estates); Jason S. Samuels (Litigation – Construction); John (Jack) Barnosky (Litigation – Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates); and Robert E. Sandler (Real Estate Law).

Barnosky was also named a Lawyer of the Year, a recognition awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized as the Lawyer of the Year for each practice area and location.




The LGBT Network in Woodbury announced four additions to its board of directors. Resi Cooper is a political consultant who recently served as the New York State director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential primary campaign. Laurie Scheinman is the founder of Wit & Whim in Port Washington. Dave Mejias is managing partner at Mejias, Milgrim & Alvarado, a Glen Cove-based law firm. Christopher Long is president of Family Residences and Essential Enterprises in Old Bethpage.




Lisa Rosenblum has been named vice chairman of Altice USA, the parent company of Cablevision. She had been executive vice president and general counsel. David Connolly, formerly a partner at Shearman & Sterling, will assume those roles in the company.

In her new role, Rosenblum will work closely with the executive leadership team on key corporate initiatives, focusing on establishing Altice’s presence with government, in the marketplace and the communities the company serves. Additionally, she will help shape corporate strategy on all legislative, regulatory and public policy activities and related business developments, the company said.



John Catsimatidis Jr., son of the Red Apple billionaire and oft NYC mayoral candidate, has joined the board of Gold Coast Bank.