Members in Firm’s Business, Financial, Real Estate, Health Care and Estates Groups Cited by Peers for Professional Achievement
Uniondale, NY – November 1, 2017 – Sixteen members of Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., have been named among the top attorneys in the New York Metropolitan area by Super Lawyers ratings service and magazine in 2017.
“We are extraordinarily proud of our firm members who have attained this distinctive recognition — one which comes from their peers within the industries in which they practice,” noted Adam Silvers, Managing Partner, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C. “Each year, more and more Ruskin Moscou Faltischek attorneys are attaining local, regional and national acclaim for their legal knowledge, litigation expertise and devotion to clients.”
The attorneys recognized from Ruskin Moscou Faltischek represent many of the firm’s major practice groups — Business Litigation, Corporate Governance, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Estates & Trusts, and Real Estate.
Super Lawyer Biographies
Harold S. Berzow, Of Counsel, is a member of the Financial Services, Banking & Bankruptcy Department, where he focuses on debtor and creditor rights, business reorganizations, bankruptcy and commercial transactions. Many of his clients are in the food and supermarket industry (retail, wholesale, and distribution) as well as the electrical and construction fields. A resident of Boca Raton, FL, Berzow is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, and serves on the editorial advisory board of Bankruptcy Law & Litigation Report.
Norman R. Cerullo, Of Counsel, is a member of the Commercial Litigation Department where he focuses on business litigation in both federal and state courts, as well as mediations and arbitrations on a wide array of complex issues, including breach of contract claims, shareholder and partnership disputes, intellectual property and misappropriation of trade secrets. He has been named annually as a Super Lawyer or Rising Star since 2011. Cerullo received his law degree from American University-Washington College of Law and is a resident of Stony Brook.
John G. Farinacci, Partner, is co-chair of the Estate Litigation Department. He represents clients, including beneficiaries, heirs, executors, trustees and corporate fiduciaries, on all aspects of trust and estate law, including estate planning, probate, trust administration, guardianships and litigation matters. He handles contested cases in trial court and has argued appeals in the NYS Supreme Court Appellate Division and the NYS Court of Appeals. Farinacci, a graduate of Widener University School of Law, is a resident of Massapequa.
Michael K. Feigenbaum, Partner, is co-chair of the Estate Litigation Department. With over 40 years’ private and public sector experience, he is a leading regional authority in trust and estate planning, administration and litigation, as well as tax and insurance planning, and probate and Surrogate’s Court proceedings. He has served on the executive committee of the Trust and Estates Law Section of the New York Bar Association. Feigenbaum received his law degree from New York University and is a resident of Long Beach.
Douglas J. Good, Partner, is chairman emeritus of the Commercial Litigation Department, and a member of the firm’s Employment Law and Corporate Governance Departments. He has extensive experience representing clients in the trial and appellate levels, and is a Certified Mediator in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of Nassau County. He serves on the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct. A resident of Glen Head, Good received his law degree from New York University.
Mark S. Mulholland, Partner, is a senior member of the Commercial Litigation Department and a former managing partner. Focusing on trial litigation in state and federal courts, he represents large businesses, entrepreneurs, municipalities and government agencies in complex business disputes, including constitutional challenges, condemnation, intellectual property, securities and antitrust matters. A resident of Bayport, he holds a law degree from State University of New York at Buffalo.
Christopher Murray, Partner, is a member of the Commercial Litigation Department and chair of the Environmental and Land Use Department. With more than 25 years’ experience in commercial litigation, municipal affairs and environmental law, he represents clients in federal and state litigation, arbitration and administrative hearings. His practice includes jury and non-jury federal and state trials. Murray is a resident of Stony Brook and a graduate of Georgetown University School of Law.
Douglas M. Nadjari, Partner, is a member of the Health Law, White-Collar Crime, Cybersecurity and Commercial Litigation Departments. He has over 30 years’ experience as a trial lawyer concentrating in criminal defense, regulatory enforcement and commercial litigation, and has represented physicians and health professionals before numerous agencies in staff proceedings, audits, and commercial disputes. He holds a law degree from Tulane University College of Law and is a resident of Sea Cliff.
Eric C. Rubenstein, Partner, is co-chair of the Real Estate Department, where he represents major commercial lenders, as well as real estate developers, owners and operators in some of the region’s largest and complex financial transactions. Projects include financing, leasing, acquisition or sale of shopping centers, hotels and resorts, office buildings, retail sites, nursing homes, co-operatives and condominiums. A Port Washington resident, he is a graduate of New York School of Law.
Benjamin Weinstock, Partner, is co-chair of the Real Estate Department. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the sale, purchase, lease of all types of commercial real estate, and represents clients in complex finance transactions including mortgages, lease-backs, net zero bond leasing and construction agreements. He serves on the Real Property Law Committee of the American Bar Association. Weinstock, a Cedarhurst resident, is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School.
Jeffrey A. Wurst, Partner, is co-chair of the Financial Services, Banking & Bankruptcy Department. Experienced in commercial finance transactions such as syndications, C&I, asset-based lending and collection related litigation, he regularly represents secured lenders when commercial borrowers seek Chapter 11 protection. He also serves as an arbitrator in commercial finance matters. Wurst holds a law degree from Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center of Touro College, and is a resident of Rockville Center.
Rising Star Biographies
Jennifer L. Hartmann, Associate, is a member of the Commercial Litigation Department where she focuses on litigation in federal and state courts on matters involving intellectual property rights, trade secrets, breach of contract, shareholder disputes and bankruptcy. She also represents clients in arbitration proceedings and financial investigations. A resident of Merrick, Hartmann is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law.
Jennifer F. Hillman, Partner, is a member of the Estate Litigation Department. Her practice includes proceedings of Surrogate’s Court, including accounting, probate, discovery and commercial litigation, as well as trial and appellate court matters related to trusts and estates. She is a member of Trusts and Estates Section of the New York State Bar Association and is a frequent author and lecturer on probate. Hillman is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, and a resident of Garden City.
Gregory J. Kowalsky, Associate, is a member of the Commercial Litigation Department where he specializes in corporate governance, intellectual property and data security. He represents individuals, corporations and municipalities in commercial litigation matters in both federal and state courts, as well as before government regulatory agencies. A Westbury resident, Kowalsky received a degree from Hofstra University School of Law.
Michael Schoenberg, Of Counsel, is a member of the Commercial Litigation Department, where he represents individuals and corporations before arbitration and mediation boards as well as in the federal and state courts on shareholder disputes, business dissolutions, torts, real estate disputes and employment discrimination. Schoenberg is a graduate of Hofstra University School of Law, and is a resident of Bellmore.
Matthew J. Zangwill, Partner, is a member of the Real Estate Department where he represents landlords or tenants in the leasing of commercial, retail, office and industrial space, as well as other commercial transactions including complex financing and title matters, tax-deferred exchanges, net zero bond leases, and construction lending. A Roslyn Heights resident, Zangwill holds a law degree from Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center of Touro College.
For more 50 years, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., headquartered in Uniondale, has built a reputation as one of the region’s leading providers of innovative legal services. Its attorneys are practical, experienced advocates who measure their success by their clients’ success. Cornerstone groups in all major practice areas of the law are represented at the firm, including corporate and securities, financial services, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment, not-for-profit, cybersecurity and data privacy, energy, and trusts and estates. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.
Super Lawyers is a rating service identifying outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Its selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.