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Eight Gross Shuman Attorneys Named to 2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers List, Two Honored as Rising Stars

Fri, Aug 21st 2020

Buffalo, NY – Gross Shuman P.C. announced today that eight of its attorneys have been named to the 2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list, and two were named 2020 Upstate New York Rising Stars. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.

The following Gross Shuman attorneys have been named to the 2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list:

  • David H. Alexander – Mr. Alexander has been with Gross Shuman since 1972.   He practices law in New York and Florida and serves as a foreign legal consultant in Ontario, Canada.   In addition to estate planning, his areas of practice include business counseling, corporate law, securities regulation, and international taxation. He frequently assists Canadian and other international companies with the establishment of United States subsidiaries and in their conduct of business in the United States.
  • Hugh C. Carlin – Mr. Carlin's extensive experience in the area of employment and labor law includes representing employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies in connection with claims asserted against them for discrimination, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour violations. Mr. Carlin is an active speaker and counsels employers on workplace issues related to unfair competition, restrictive covenants, workplace technology, social media, and diversity.
  • Howard B. Cohen – Mr. Cohen’s practice is limited to the prosecution of substantial personal injury accident claims involving automobile accidents, wrongful death claims, construction and labor law, fall down cases; and substantial fire insurance, construction and securities litigation claims at trial. He also teaches trial techniques as an adjunct professor at the SUNY Buffalo School of Law.
  • David H. Elibol – Mr. Elibol, with Gross Shuman since 1998, focuses his legal practice on personal injury and business litigation. He has successfully represented individuals and businesses in jury and non-jury trials, and in other proceedings in both state and federal courts.
  • Robert J. Feldman – An attorney at Gross Shuman for more than 40 years, Mr. Feldman’s practice is devoted principally to the areas of corporate and business bankruptcy law, commercial litigation, general business representation, and education law.  He has extensive experience representing debtors, creditors and creditors’ committees in Bankruptcy Court.
  • Harry J. Forrest – Mr. Forrest focuses his legal practice on personal injury claims involving motor vehicle collisions, construction site accidents, fall-down accidents, wrongful death and long term disability insurance. He has successfully handled cases in both federal and state courts and has tried cases to verdict involving claims for personal injury, property damage, contract disputes and constitutional civil rights violations. He has been with Gross Shuman since 1999.
  • Jeffrey A. Human – Mr. Human practices in the areas of business, corporate, tax and securities law. For nearly 40 years, he has counseled and represented clients in connection with forming businesses and business transactions including both purchasing and selling businesses.
  • Jonathan D. Schechter – Mr. Schechter’s practice areas include business counseling and corporate law, commercial real estate and financing, estates, trusts, taxation and cross-border and business tax planning. After earning a Masters of Tax Law from Boston University School of Law, Schechter has been able to represent both publicly traded and closely-held businesses.

The following Gross Shuman attorneys have been named Upstate New York Rising Stars 2020:

  • Katherine M. Liebner - Ms. Liebner concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, business litigation and labor and employment law. In addition to her New York practice, Ms. Liebner is also admitted in Florida.
  • Sarah P. Rera – An experienced litigation attorney, Ms. Rera focuses her practice in areas of personal injury and litigation. She has served as trial counsel in multiple motor vehicle personal injury claims in New York State Supreme Court, securing numerous successful verdicts for her clients. Ms. Rera is a frequent lecturer on issues of ethics and serves as Education Director of the Charles S. Desmond Inn of Court, as a Director of the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association and as a member of the Erie County Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee’s Executive Counsel.


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For more than 60 years, individuals and businesses have trusted Gross Shuman P.C. with their legal needs. The firm has 19 attorneys that focus in the following areas: Business & Commercial Litigation; Employment Law & Litigation; Commercial Real Estate; Cross-Border (Canada & U.S.); Business Organization & Counseling; Estates, Wills & Trusts; and Personal Injury. Gross Shuman has offices in Buffalo and Burlington, Ontario. For more information visit: www.gross-shuman.com.