Uniondale, NY – October 16, 2019 – Fifteen 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 2019.
“Realizing that a Super Lawyer recognition is a peer reviewed rating system, being named a Super Lawyer is remarkable accomplishment for our attorneys and our firm,” said Adam Silvers, Managing Partner, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek. “Our attorneys continue to attain 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, Healthcare, Corporate Governance, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Estates & Trusts, and Real Estate.
Named as 2019 Super Lawyers (alphabetically) were: Harold S. Berzow (Bankruptcy), Michael D. Brown (Insurance Litigation), John G. Farinacci (Estate & Trust Litigation), Michael K. Feigenbaum (Estate & Trust Litigation), Douglas J. Good (Business Litigation), Jennifer F. Hillman (Estate & Trust Litigation), Mark S. Mulholland (Business Litigation), E. Christopher Murray (Business Litigation), Gregory J. Naclerio (Health Law), Douglas M. Nadjari (Health Care), Eric C. Rubenstein (Real Estate), Michael Schoenberg (Business Litigation), Benjamin Weinstock (Real Estate), and Jeffrey A. Wurst (Banking).
Additionally, identified by Super Lawyers as a ‘Rising Star’ (age 40 or younger) was Matthew J. Zangwill (Business/Corporate).
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.
Michael D. Brown, Partner, is the chair of the Firm’s insurance litigation practice where he focuses on litigation, corporate and insurance defense, coverage and regulatory areas. Brown is also a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department and Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice group. A frequent lecturer, he has spoken on a variety of topics including litigation management techniques, insurance coverage issues, the defense of a variety of professional liability and Directors & Officers claims and more. Brown has been recognized as a New York Metropolitan area Super Lawyer, is published in “Who’s Who” and was one of nine professionals in various professions to receive the 2017-2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Brown received his law degree from New York University School of Law and is a resident of North Hills, NY.
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.
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 and trusts and estates related matters. Hillman is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, and a resident of Garden City.
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.
Gregory J. Naclerio, Of Counsel, is a member of the Health Law, White-Collar Crime & Investigations Group, and the Corporate Governance practice group. He has extensive experience representing hospitals and healthcare professionals in various administrative and regulatory matters, including Medicare/Medicaid investigations, private carrier audits and the defense of false claim cases. A resident of Cary, N.C., Naclerio is a previous Super Lawyer for five consecutive years and received his law degree from St. John’s University.
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.
Michael A.H. 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.
Benjamin Weinstock, Partner, chairman emeritus 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 Biography
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 51 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.