Uniondale, NY – January 10, 2022– Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., announces the promotion of Lois Bladykas and John Chillemi to Of Counsel.
“Lois and John have shown great promise as talented lawyers. Their promotions to Of Counsel are a result of years of hard work and dedication to our clients and our firm. We look forward to their continued contributions to our success, and have no doubt their new positions will assist in their continued growth,” said Adam Silvers, Managing Partner, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.
Ms. Bladykas is a member of the firm’s Trusts and Estates Department and Estate Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Bladykas’s practice focuses on estate and trust litigation, probate, estate administration, and estate planning. This includes all manner of Surrogate’s Court proceedings including probate contests, accounting proceedings, discovery proceedings, and other complex disputes between beneficiaries and fiduciaries. Ms. Bladykas represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in Surrogate’s Courts as well as trial and appellate courts throughout the New York metropolitan area. Ms. Bladykas is an active member of the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Law Section, where she serves as Co-Chair of the Legislation & Government Relations Committee. Ms. Bladykas is a current Co-Chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association Surrogate’s Court Committee. Ms. Bladykas is also a member of the New York State Bar Association Membership Committee, Nassau County Bar Association Surrogate’s Court Committee, and Suffolk County Estate Planning Council. Ms. Bladykas has written and co-written many articles for the New York Law Journal and other publications concerning trusts and estates issues, is an update editor of the LexisNexis New York Practice Guide on Probate ad Estate Administration, and was a recipient of the 2019 Long Island Business News, Leadership in Law Award in the Associate category.
Mr. Chillemi is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department, Land Use and Environment Practice Group and IDA & Municipal Development Incentives Practice Group. Mr. Chillemi’s practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing of commercial properties throughout the United States. Specifically, he has experience handling “zero net bond leasing” transactions and 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchange transactions. He also represents borrowers and lenders with respect to construction and permanent financing. In addition to his real estate work, Mr. Chillemi has experience with land use and zoning transactions, including representation of land developers of various projects ranging from change of zone petitions, variances, municipal hearings and IDA financing. Mr. Chillemi is an active board member of Vision Long Island and is a proud member of the Long Island Association’s Young Professionals Committee. Mr. Chillemi is also an adjunct professor at Molloy College, where he teaches a course on Real Property.
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 large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.