Hackensack, New Jersey – April 1, 2014 – Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. (Cole Schotz) is pleased to announce that 27 attorneys in the firm’s Hackensack, N.J. office have been recognized by Super Lawyers as outstanding in their field. Nineteen attorneys were named to the 2014 New Jersey Super Lawyers list and eight attorneys were named New Jersey “Rising Stars.” In addition to being named a Super Lawyer, Member Michael Sirota also received the honor of being named among the Top 100 Lawyers in the state.

Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding lawyers as determined by peer recognition and professional achievement. The attorneys selected represent a variety of Cole Schotz practice categories including Bankruptcy (Business), Business Litigation, Creditor Debtor Rights, Employment & Labor, Environmental, Estate & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Schools & Education and Tax.

Cole Schotz’ 2014 New Jersey Super Lawyers are:

•    Richard Abramson
•    Richard Ericsson
•    Michael Forman
•    Edward Sun Kiel
•    Steven Klein
•    Randi Kochman
•    David Kohane
•    Stuart Komrower
•    Steven Leipzig
•    Michael Meisel
•    Alan Rubin
•    Jeffrey Schechter
•    Michael Sirota
•    Rebecca Spar
•    Warren Usatine
•    Ilana Volkov
•    Samuel Weiner

Cole Schotz’ 2014 New Jersey Rising Stars are:

•    Joseph Barbiere
•    Victoria Cioppettini
•    Jenny Flom
•    Roger Iorio
•    Jason Melzer
•    Michael Yellin
•    Felice Yudkin

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less are eligible to be named Rising Stars. Up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

About Cole Schotz:
Cole Schotz serves clients nationally throughout the United States with offices in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Texas. The firm represents hundreds of closely-held businesses and individuals – many for decades – as well as Fortune 500 companies.
Founded in 1928, the firm has grown to over 120 attorneys who work in eleven primary areas of practice: Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring; Construction Services; Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions; Employment Law; Environmental Law; Intellectual Property, Litigation; Real Estate; Real Estate Special Opportunities Group; Tax, Trusts & Estates and White Collar Defense & Investigations.

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