Bousquet Holstein PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Robert K. Weiler was presented with the Nicholas S. Priore Advocacy and Professionalism Award by the Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association (CNYBBA) and the Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association (CRBBA). The presentation was made on November 9th at the 23rd Annual Bankruptcy Conference at the Otesaga Resort in Cooperstown. Bob has served business clients as a bankruptcy attorney with Bousquet Holstein for 31 years, and is a partner at the firm.

The Annual Nicholas S. Priore Award is presented jointly by both organizations to a bankruptcy attorney practicing in the Northern District of New York who demonstrates skilled advocacy on behalf of clients, while maintaining a spirit of collegiality and professionalism. Each year the recipient is selected by the presidents of the CNYBBA and CRBBA, in conjunction with the law firm of Getnick Livingston Atkinson and Priore, LLP.

The award is named for the late Nicolas Priore, a former partner at Getnick, Livingston, Atkinson, Gigliotti and Priore, who died suddenly at age 46 in December 2007.  Nick was active in state, county and local Bar Associations and served on the 5th judicial district nominating committee. Nick was loved by everyone in the legal industry. Lawyers, judges and clients alike held him in the highest esteem for his honesty, intelligence and diligent work ethic.  A true “lawyers’ lawyer,” and a widely-acclaimed expert in Bankruptcy and Commercial Transactions law, Nick’s ability as a lawyer was only surpassed by his pleasant, kind, humble and compassionate personality. Nick’s law partners established the Priore Award in his memory and each year choose, along with the presidents of the two bankruptcy bar associations, an attorney who closely exemplifies the qualities and skills of Nick Priore.

Bob is a graduate of Albany Law School and the State University of New York at Albany. He resides in Manlius, NY.