Uniondale, NY –October 14, 2022 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., announced today that Founding Partner, Michael Faltischek, will be named to the Long Island Business News 60 Most Powerful Influencers of 2022. The Long Island Business News team has chosen regional leaders across a variety of industries whose influence has greatly impacted the Long Island community in a profound way.
“We want to congratulate Michael on this achievement and honor. Michael has always been an exceptionally influential individual and a valued member of the Long Island business communities and our RMF team,” said Managing Partner, Adam Silvers. “This admirable recognition is well deserved and an inspiration to all of us here at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek.”
As a Founding Partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C. and its Managing Partner for 25 years, Michael was instrumental in the success and growth of the firm as a major regional provider of legal services. Michael advises middle market businesses in the region on all aspects of their business activities. He has also served on the Advisory Board of several companies
Michael was appointed to the Board of the Long Island Power Authority in 1996. During his tenure, he actively participated in the acquisition of the Long Island Lighting Company and the transformation of the energy business on Long Island. He was instrumental in the development of the Caithness Energy Center, the first baseload power plant built on Long Island in over 50 years. He continues to advise energy companies on the operation and development of projects on Long Island.
Michael has actively advocated for and succeeded in the development of numerous multi-family and mixed-use transit oriented development projects on Long Island, including those developed and now operated by Avalon Bay Communities. His advocacy for Avalon Bay in Rockville Centre in the early 2000’s led to the general acceptance of transit oriented development in the region.
He has served on many charitable, religious and regional Boards in various leadership roles, including Regional Chair of the Anti-Defamation League and Rockville Centre United Jewish Appeal. He served as a founding director of the Sunrise Association, which provides, at no charge, summer day camp and year-round programs for children with cancer and their siblings. Between 2001 and 2022, Michael served on the Board of Directors of the Long Island Association and its Executive Committee, serving as Treasurer from 2015-2022, the region’s largest business and civic group. Michael is a founding member and past-Chair of the Long Island Angel Network, formed to provide a forum for inventors, entrepreneurs and investors to examine investment opportunities in new technologies, products or business models. He also helped found the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at Stony Brook University, where he serves as Vice-Chair.
Michael has frequently been recognized as one of the leading members of the legal profession by Long Island Business News in its annual Who’s Who in Law and was a recipient of its Leadership in Law Award. He has been recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 LIBN CEO Awards dinner, the ICON award in 2017, the LI Business Hall of Fame and Innovator of the Year Award in 2018. In 2017, the Star Network also recognized him as a King of Long Island.
For over 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, corporate restructuring & bankruptcy, commercial lending, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment, not-for-profit, cybersecurity and data privacy, energy, and trusts and estates. Clients include individual, large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses and institutions.
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