Syracuse, NY, August 23, 2016—Bousquet Holstein PLLC is pleased to announce that eight of the firm’s attorneys have been included in the 2016 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 HatchCecelia R.S. CannonNatalie P. Hempson, Joshua S. Werbeck, Anas Saleh, and Ryan S. Suser 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. Predmoreis 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 2016 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 incommercial disputes, trusts and estates litigation, and contested trademark registrations.

Natalie P. Hempson is an attorney in the Business Transactions and Real Estate Practice Groups at the firm. She has a range of experience working with diverse clients in business and corporate matters, financing, not-for-profit organizations, commercial real estate, residential sales, and mergers and acquisitions.

Joshua S. Werbeck  is a business attorney whose practice includes employment, real estate, and transactional legal matters.  Josh’s experience includes developing workplace policies, wage and hour law, defending discrimination claims, and advising developers on purchases, sales, 1031 exchanges, tax credits, and government grants.  Josh also represents businesses before the NYS Liquor Authority and he is a member of the Firm’s growing UAS (“Drone”) Practice Group.

Ryan S. Suser is an attorney in the Litigation Practice Group at the firm and works with clients and attorneys on divorce and family practice matters, commercial and business litigation, and real estate and employment issues.

Anas Saleh serves as Of Counsel for the firm in the Business Practice Group. He has experience in Employment Law, Immigration Law, Corporate Law, buying and selling businesses, and Health Care Law.