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Eight Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Attorneys Named 2023 Best Lawyers in America; Associate Named Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

August 18, 2022

NEW YORK – August 18, 2022 – Eight Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys have been recognized in the 2023 edition of U.S. News – The Best Lawyers in America, which was released today, and one associate has been named a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

According to Best Lawyers, recognition in the guide is completely based on peer review, through surveys where listed lawyers can submit votes for attorneys within their practice areas and geographical locations.

The Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys named New York Best Lawyers are:

Additionally, Alexis R. Gruttadauria is named a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Trusts and Estates.

Mr. Freedman, who has been recognized in Best Lawyers for fifteen years, is a partner in the Firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice. He focuses his practice on elder law, counseling clients on the legal and financial issues facing the elderly. He is a founder of both the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys as well as the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law section.

Chair of the Firm’s Immigration Practice, Ms. Levine represents corporations and individuals regarding nonimmigrant and immigrant visa issues, as well as family-based immigration and complex citizenship matters. She handles permanent residence processing for extraordinary foreign nationals, priority worker petitions for executives and managerial employees, PERM processing, and robust consular practice. She is named in Best Lawyers for the third consecutive year.

Mr. Lutzky, who has been named in Best Lawyers for eight years, is a partner in the Trusts and Estates Practice. He focuses his practice on estate planning, estate administration, estate and trust taxation, and elder law and special needs planning.

Mr. Pfeffer is recognized in Best Lawyers for the first time. As a partner and chair of the Firm’s Construction Practice, he serves as a business partner to his clients – including real estate owners and developers, educational institutions, high-net-worth individuals, healthcare organizations, and cultural centers – and advises on all aspects of their construction, development, real estate, and business needs.

Mr. Steer, named in Best Lawyers for the tenth year, is a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice and chair of the Employment Practices Liability Insurance Practice. He advises and defends employers, including insurance policyholders, in litigation involving employment discrimination, wage & hour, housing discrimination, and investigations.

Mr. Tarter is the managing partner of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin and recognized in Best Lawyers in Real Estate Law for the tenth year. Representing clients from owners and developers to financial institutions and professional services firms, Mr. Tarter handles a wide range of corporate and real estate matters including office, retail, and industrial leasing, real estate financing, and commercial contracts.   

Mr. Weisner, chair of the Real Estate Practice, counsels owners, investors, developers, lenders, landlords, and tenants on a variety of commercial real estate matters. He regularly handles real estate transactions such as sales and purchases, partnerships and joint ventures, financings, and leasing. He is recognized in Best Lawyers for the fourth consecutive year.

Mr. Williamson, named in Best Lawyers for twelve years, is a partner in the Litigation Practice. Focusing on commercial litigation, he handles trials and appeals, product liability, mass torts, professional liability, partnership, corporate, and commercial matters. He has experience representing firms and other partnerships in business divorces and other disputes.

Ms. Gruttadauria, an associate in the Trusts and Estates Practice, focuses her practice on trusts and estate planning, wealth transfer, elder law, special needs, and mental health law. This is the third consecutive year she is recognized on the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list. 

About Tarter Krinsky & Drogin: Celebrating 21 years of legal service, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is a New York-based midsize law firm that focuses on effectively and efficiently representing companies of all sizes. With our clients’ business objectives and concerns top of mind, we focus on what matters – understanding what our clients need in order to succeed, partnering with them to achieve their goals, offering holistic and practical legal advice, and devising creative solutions to complex disputes. Purposefully designed to integrate seamlessly with any client’s business team, we are a vibrant, full-service law firm dedicated to smart thinking and strong client relationships. Learn more at http://www.tarterkrinsky.com.

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Freedman, Robert M. Partner Partner 212.216.8066 VCard
Levine, Roxanne H. Partner Partner 212.216.1122 VCard
Lutzky, Barry I. Partner Partner 212.216.8068 VCard
Pfeffer, David J. Partner and Chair of Construction Group Partner and Chair of Construction Group 212.216.8075 VCard
Steer, Richard L. Partner and Chair of Employment Practices Liability Insurance Practice Partner and Chair of Employment Practices Liability Insurance Practice 212.216.8070 VCard
Tarter, Alan M. Managing Partner Managing Partner 212.216.8010 VCard
Weisner, William W. Partner and Chair of Real Estate Practice Partner and Chair of Real Estate Practice 212.216.8095 VCard
Williamson, Richard A. Partner Partner 212.216.8006 VCard

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