Bousquet Holstein PLLC is pleased to announce that eight of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2015 issue of New York Super Lawyers – Upstate Edition. They include: David A. Holstein, Steven A. Paquette, Christine Woodcock Dettor, Paul M. Predmore, and L. Micha Ordway. In addition, Emilee Lawson Hatch, Cecelia R.S. Cannon, and Aaron D. Frishman have been designated as Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars.
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 annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. To be considered for a Rising Star distinction, lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. They are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation.
David A. Holstein is a member at Bousquet Holstein and serves on its Board of Managers. He has been selected by Super Lawyers for his work in estate planning & probate. David’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.
Steven A. Paquette is a member of Bousquet Holstein and is an experienced litigator and matrimonial-family law attorney who brings over 31 years of practical experience to seek fair and reasoned solutions to client problems. His current practice involves successfully navigating sophisticated divorce and family law matters to a successful conclusion and working with businesses to maximize their potential for success.
Christine Woodcock Dettor is a member at Bousquet Holstein and has extensive experience in working with not-for-profit organizations, and also focuses her practice in the areas of trusts and estates, health care, professional practices, and elder law.
Paul M. Predmore is a member of the firm, and serves on its Board of Managers. He is the principal attorney overseeing all tax controversies at both the federal and state levels. Paul has extensive experience in dealing with the Internal Revenue Service and the New York State Department of Taxation & Finance on audit, administrative appeals, litigation and collection issues. Paul has assisted both individuals and businesses in successfully resolving complex federal and state tax matters.
L. Micha Ordway is a member of the firm and an experienced litigation attorney in a broad spectrum of practice areas. His experience includes representing clients in complex commercial litigation matters, products liability suits, employment discrimination actions, bankruptcy litigation, whistleblower suits, and environmental litigation in state and federal court.
In addition, the following attorneys have been chosen by Super Lawyers as 2015 Rising Stars:
Emilee Lawson Hatch is a member of the firm and focuses on the drafting of simple and complex estate plans, as well as all matters relating to areas within trusts and estates law. She concentrates her practice on tax planning, Medicaid planning, probate litigation, special needs planning, elder law, employee benefits, not-for-profit organizations, as well as advocacy with regarding to individual, estate, and business tax matters.
Cecelia R.S. Cannon is a member of the firm in the Litigation Practice Group. As a litigator, Cecelia offers skillful and knowledgeable counsel to companies and individuals. She works with her clients to explore economical and efficient strategies and is a strong advocate in helping them reach their goals. In addition to negotiating out-of-court settlements, Cecelia practices regularly in state and federal courts. Cecelia works extensively with her clients in commercial disputes, trusts and litigation, estate litigation, and contested trademark registrations.
Aaron D. Frishman serves as Of Counsel in the Estates and Trusts Practice Group. Aaron has extensive experience in providing clients with comprehensive estate and tax planning, drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care proxies. Aaron will also be representing clients in estate administration, trust and estate litigation, and guardianship matters, as well as providing Medicaid planning to elderly and disabled clients.