Herald Community Newspapers and RichnerLIVE will host the inaugural Top Lawyers of Long Island Awards Gala on September 25, 2019 at The Carltun in East Meadow. Attorneys from across Long Island will be recognized for excellence in their individual disciplines as well as their community involvement.

Festivities will kick off with an exclusive reception for the honorees and sponsors, followed by a networking cocktail hour before dinner and awards presentations. Honorees will receive an elegant crystal award, and recognition for their dedication to practicing law in numerous fields. These include Estates & Trusts, Medical Malpractice, Corporate, Lititgation and more. Special Awards will be given for “Top Philanthropic Firm”, “Pro Bono Project of the Year”, “Rising Stars Under 40”, “Top Boutique Firm” and “Top Legal Firms,” categorized by employee size. The Top Lawyers of Long Island Awards Gala embodies RichnerLIVE’s motto: Connect, Collaborate, Celebrate.

“As a newspaper publisher and a member of the legal community, I am excited to recognize many of the top members of our legal bar on Long Island,” remarked Stuart Richner, President of Richner Communications. “The gala brings together Long Island’s best attorneys with local businesses and community groups for one special night of networking and celebrating. Gala honorees will be featured in a special section of our Herald Community Newspapers creating a resource of Long Island’s top attorneys.”

To attend the Top Lawyers of Long Island Awards Gala, purchase tickets at RichnerLive.com. To sponsor this event, please call Amy at (516) 560-4000 x224. Congratulations to the inaugural 2019 class of inductees and award recipients.

A portion of the event proceeds will benefit Island Harvest.

2019 Honorees include:

Lynn M. Brown, Richard G. Fromewick, Patricia Galteri, A. Thomas Levin, Edward J. LoBello and Andrew J. Turro of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.

Irvin Brum, Adam P. Silvers and Ross J. Kartez of Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.

Dermond Thomas and Arthur Yermash of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP.

Joseph G. Milizio, Constantina S. Papageorgiou and Joseph Trotti of Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP.

Jessica M. Baquet and Jothy Narendran of Jaspan Schlesinger LLP.

Allan H. Cohen and Richa Naujoks of Nixon Peabody LLP.

Tony Dulgerian of MetLife.

Robert J. Cimino, Frederick C. Johs and Ellen N. Savino of Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP.

Ilyse Gellar Sternberg, Amy G. Madmon and Shalom S. Maidenbaum of Maidenbaum & Sternberg, LLP.

Adam P. Slater of Slater Slater Schulman LLP.

Robert V. Fallarino of Pegalis Law Group, LLC.

Jeffrey M. Kimmel of Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro LLP.

Steven Miller of Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C.

Mark A. Torres of Teamsters Local Union 810.

Ronald Fatoullah, Esq. of Ronald Fatoullah & Associates.

Melissa Negrin-Wiener of Genser Cona Elder Law.

Joel M. Greenberg of Frier Levitt Attorneys At Law, LLP.

Sima Ali of Ali Law Group, P.C.

Jonathan Bell of Bell Law Group, PLLC.

Edward L. Lieberman of Edward L. Lieberman, P.C.

Leslie H. Tayne of Tayne Law Group, P.C.

Jill Altarac of The Altarac Law Firm.

Kim M. Ciesinski of Kim M. Ciesinski, Esq., PLLC.

Jerome A. Wisselman of Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C.

Karen J. Tenenbaum of Tenenbaum Law, P.C.

Lindsey M. Albinski of Winkler Kurtz, LLP.

Special Awards will be given to Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP for “Philanthropic Firm of the Year”; Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP as “Top Boutique Firm”; Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP as the “Top Legal Firm: 76+ employees”; Nixon Peabody, LLP as the “Top Legal Firm: 26-75 employees”; and The Harrison Law Group, P.C. as the “Top Legal Firm: 1-10 employees”. Top legal firms were based by number of Long Island employees.

Richner Communications, Inc. (RCI) publishes 20 Herald Community Newspapers and their associated websites in Nassau County as well as LIHerald.com. In addition, it publishes the Pulitzer Prize winning Riverdale Press in the Bronx and The Jewish Star for the Orthodox Jewish community.  RCI also publishes 10 editions of PrimeTime shopping guides, Xpress Coups coupon books and Long Beach Magazine.  Richner Printing, a division of RCI, prints publications, newsletters and other high-volume commercial printing for newspaper publishers and businesses throughout the Tri-State region.  RichnerDirect handles direct mail, newspaper inserts and targeted email campaigns.  RichnerLive, our new events division, hosts a variety of community-based, business-focused events for Long Island, connecting guests with our advertisers and sponsors through experiential marketing. RCI was founded by the Richner family in 1964.

Amy Amato
516-569-4000 x224