Bousquet Holstein attorney Susan Katzoff, poses for a picture as the 2023 Distinguished Lawyer Honoree for the Onondaga County Bar Association.

Bousquet Holstein PLLC is pleased to celebrate the selection of Susan R. Katzoff as this year’s Distinguished Lawyer Honoree by the Onondaga County Bar Association. She will be honored at the organization’s annual Distinguished Lawyer Celebration on October 26, at the Syracuse Marriott Downtown.

The Distinguished Lawyer Award recognizes an attorney’s devotion to the profession, its ethics, and the betterment of the community around them. OCBA selected Susan due to her distinguished career in both public and private sectors. Susan currently serves as Corporation Counsel for the City of Syracuse where she provides counsel and oversight on all matters of municipal law including contracts, property disposition, litigation, and governance. Prior to her work as corporation counsel, Susan was a Member at Bousquet Holstein, where she represented industrial development agencies (IDAs) and local development corporations (LDCs) in public finance transactions throughout New York State.

Throughout her legal career, Susan has demonstrated her commitment to pro bono service and diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2019, she became the President of the Board for the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Central New York, devoting countless hours to lead them through the extraordinary challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, she still currently serves as Secretary of the Board for the Gifford Foundation and on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Committee of Syracuse.

Susan received her bachelor’s degree in communications and English from SUNY Albany, and her Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law.

She remains as Of Counsel at Bousquet Holstein PLLC.