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Matthew Lamstein of the Firm’s Commercial Real Estate Practice Group Named to the “Ones to Watch” List by Long Island Business News

Matthew Lamstein of the Firm’s Commercial Real Estate Practice Group named as one of the “Ones to Watch” in the field of law in the July 17, 2015 Edition of the Long Island Business News. Mr. Lamstein co-chairs the real estate practice group and focuses his practice on commercial real estate with particular emphasis on acquisitions, leasing and financing transactions. He represents banks, insurance companies and other major financial institutions, as well as owners and developers of real property, in complex commercial real estate transactions. A Cornell Law School graduate, Mr. Lamstein serves as a board member of the Advancement for Commerce, Industry & Technology, a business development organization based in Huntington. (image attached)

Nicholas A. Savino Joins the Firm as an Associate in the Litigation and Banking Litigation Practice Groups

The Firm is proud to welcome Nicholas A. Savino as an associate in the Firm’s Litigation and Banking Litigation practice groups. Mr. Savino is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2011) and Boston College (B.A., 2006). Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Savino was associated with the New York City law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, where he was responsible for e-discovery matters in complex financial products, commercial, employment and insurance litigation. Mr. Savino was a recipient of the 2012 Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Publico Award in recognition of his outstanding service, dedication and commitment to The Legal Aid Society and its clients.

David Lazer and Stephanie Suarez Coach Local Mock Trial Teams to Successful Seasons

David Lazer and Stephanie Suarez, of the firm’s Litigation Group, served as coaches to two local high school mock trial teams in this year’s New York State Bar Association-sponsored Mock Trial Competition. Lazer’s team, Northport High School, was a Suffolk County semi-finalist, and went on to take both first and second place at the 41st Annual Civil Law Mock Trial Competition, held in Northport in April. Suarez’s team, William Floyd High School, won back-to-back state championships in 2013 and 2014, and was one of the top 16 teams in Suffolk County in 2015. Suarez will also serve as a coach to the William Floyd High School team this summer as the team prepares to participate in the Empire Mock Trial Tournament, a New York City-based invitational tournament where the team will compete against award-winning mock trial teams from across the United States and from other countries. As a high school student, Suarez was herself a member of a state championship team at William Floyd High School in 2001. Northport and William Floyd most recently faced off on March 18, 2015, with both Lazer and Suarez in attendance. Northport, representing the defense side of this year’s case, upset the two-time defending State champions. The High School Mock Trial program provides an excellent opportunity for young people to learn about the law and take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a courtroom. Like Stephanie, who was on the State Championship team in 2001 and went to Harvard Law School on her way to becoming a successful attorney, a number of the Northport and William Floyd students that participated in the program have gone on to become attorneys.
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