Thursday, April 30, 2009

Four Green & Seifter Attorneys Named 2009 Super Lawyers

Central New York Firm has four attorneys named to the 2009 Super Lawyers - Upstate New York Edition

Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) April 30, 2009 -- Green & Seifter Attorneys, PLLC is proud to announce that four attorneys have been named to the 2009 issue of New York Super Lawyers - Upstate Edition. Michael J. Balanoff, David A. Holstein, Steven A. Paquette, and Harrison V. Williams, Jr. are all members of the firm.

Michael J. Balanoff is a member at Green & Seifter Attorneys and practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, workouts, debtor and creditor rights, business acquisitions, real estate and telecommunications. Balanoff is also an experienced arbitrator and mediator with over ten years of experience working with cases in commercial transactions, bankruptcy, debtor and creditor rights, and workouts. He is on a select Panel of Mediators and Arbitrators for the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York and is a Founding Member and Past President of the Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association. Balanoff is admitted to practice in New York.

David A. Holstein is a member at Green & Seifter Attorneys and serves on its Board of Managers. He has been selected to the New York Super Lawyers - Upstate Edition 2009 for his work in estate planning & probate. Holstein's practice in this area includes estate, retirement, business succession and tax planning, and probate and trust administration for individuals, estates and trusts, family-owned businesses, private foundations and charitable organizations. Holstein also represents business owners and professionals with respect to their business and tax matters, including entity formation, equity and debt financing, commercial transactions, executive compensation, buy-sell arrangements, and business purchases and sales. He is admitted to practice in both New York and Florida and is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Central New York.

Steven A. Paquette is a member of the firm. His family law practice involves navigating sophisticated divorce and family law matters to a successful conclusion using both Collaborative Law Practice techniques wherever possible and traditional litigation models where necessary, including negotiation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation and opting out agreements, and dissolution of marriage. Paquette is admitted to practice in New York, the United States District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of New York, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Central New York Collaborative Family Law Professionals as well as the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Harrison V. Williams, Jr. is a member of the firm with 40 years of litigation experience, representing corporate, bank, and individual clients in a wide range of matters including banking, real estate, insurance, and construction. He is a Charter Member of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and is a member of the AARP Legal Services Network and the AARP Litigation Foundation. Williams is admitted to practice in New York, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit), and the United States Tax Court. He is also President of The Learning Place, Inc. a non-profit, volunteer-based chartered corporation dedicated to providing free adult literacy services.

Green & Seifter, Attorneys PLLC is a diversified law firm of more than 30 attorneys located in Syracuse. The firm provides counsel on such issues as mergers and acquisitions, business transactions, alternative dispute resolution, economic development, government relations, litigation, commercial bankruptcy, trusts and estates, employee benefits, commercial real estate, employment, energy, environmental and land use law, and tax planning and advocacy. For more information, please visit

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