December 5, 2018 – (Garden City, NY) Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. is pleased to announce that five of our esteemed colleagues have been named Long Island Business News’ Leadership in Law honorees. The Leadership in Law Awards held on November 29, 2018, recognized dedicated individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has had a positive impact on Long Island. Recipients of this award demonstrate outstanding achievements, involvement in their profession, support of the community and mentoring. The selected Meyer Suozzi Leadership in Law award recipients reside in the firm’s Garden City office and are as follows:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Lois Carter Schlissel is Chair of Meyer Suozzi’s Board of Directors and is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. Mrs. Schlissel served as the Firm’s Managing Attorney from 2002-2017. In addition to her management role, Mrs. Schlissel heads the Firm’s Employment Law practice and is an active member of the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution department. She counsels clients with respect to federal and state employment laws, compliance issues, and personnel matters and litigates significant commercial cases as well as claims arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act.
Partner Award: Paul Millus is Member to Meyer Suozzi’s Litigation and Employment Law Departments. Mr. Millus has been involved in all aspects of state and federal litigation throughout his legal career handling a variety of litigated matters from inception, motion practice, trial and appeals. Mr. Millus has tried both jury and non-jury matters dealing with a wide range of issues from civil rights, commercial, constitutional, real estate, employment, tort and Surrogate’s Court matters. If the matter needs to be tried before a judge or a jury in state or federal court, Mr. Millus stands ready to do so in almost any area of the law.
Of Counsel Award: Hon. Randall Eng is Of Counsel to Meyer, Suozzi’s Litigation Department, including the Appellate Practice and Criminal Defense groups. Justice Eng also serves as referee, receiver and arbitrator within the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution practice. Justice Eng taps his vast legal and judicial experience to provide unique and insightful counsel and advice to Meyer Suozzi’s clients, including all manner of business affairs, litigation, appeals and dispute resolution.
Associate Award: Elisa Santoro is an Associate in the Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Department at Meyer Suozzi. Ms. Santoro focuses on estate planning for high net worth clients including the preparation of wills and a multitude of trusts designed to minimize estate and gift taxes, including Grantor Trusts, QPRTs, CRUT/CRATs, and ILITs. She handles all facets of estate and trust administration, including the preparation of estate tax returns, and estate and trust accountings, as well as will and accounting contests and guardianship proceedings.
Unsung Hero Award: Patricia Cairo is Director of Operations at Meyer Suozzi since 2006. Mrs. Cairo’s position includes being a liaison between the Managing Attorney to make decisions for operational activities, set strategic goals and oversee all of the Firm’s day-to-day business needs. She is responsible for the management of all non-attorney personnel within the Firm’s four locations.