Joseph R. Harbeson Named Partner; Mandel and Stein Join Firm As Associates

Uniondale, Long Island, New York, January 6, 2004 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. announced today that senior associate Joseph Harbeson has been named a partner in the firm. Harbeson, who joined the firm in early 1998, is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and Employment Law Group. He also chairs the firm’s Construction Practice Group.

Harbeson practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, including construction, labor and discrimination, negligence and contracts, transportation, public bidding, landlord/tenant and real estate, commercial transactions, and appellate practice. He is a member of the Westchester County Bar Association and serves as a Habitat for Humanity mentor. Prior to joining the firm, Harbeson was an associate at Cooper & Cooper in New Rochelle, New York.

“Joe’s commitment to his clients epitomizes the excellence and drive that characterizes all our partners and attorneys. We are delighted for him as he moves into this next phase of his career,” said Managing Partner Michael L. Faltischek.

Additionally, the firm announced today that Kimberly B. Mandel and Matthew B. Stein have passed the bar exam (admission pending) and have joined the firm as associates. Mandel is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; prior to joining the firm, she was a summer associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP. Stein graduated from Fordham University School of Law; prior to joining Ruskin Moscou, he was a summer associate at Proskauer Rose.

Founded in 1968, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. has grown into one of the most respected and largest multi-practice law firms in the New York metropolitan area and is headquartered in Uniondale, New York. With over 60 attorneys in 18 practice areas, the firm offers innovative legal services, keeping focus on the client's goals, in the areas of corporate & securities, corporate governance, employment, energy, environmental, financial services, banking & bankruptcy, health law, intellectual property, life sciences, litigation, municipal & regulatory affairs, real estate, construction, seniors’ housing, technology, trusts & estates, and white collar crime & investigations. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.

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