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Andrews Kurth Kenyon Lawyers Named in New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2017

September 20, 2017
New York, New York

(New York, New York)—15 lawyers in the New York offices of Andrews Kurth Kenyon were selected to appear in New York Super Lawyers 2017. Super Lawyers recognizes the top 5% of lawyers in the five boroughs and Long Island. The listing of leading attorneys in the New York Metro area includes the following Andrews Kurth Kenyon lawyers:

  • Gary Abelev, IP
  • Paul D. Ackerman, IP Litigation
  • George E. BadenochIP Litigation
  • Andrew D. Feiner, Tax
  • Walter E. Hanley, Jr., IP Litigation
  • David J. Hoyt, Bankruptcy
  • Steven J. Lee, Ph.D., IP
  • Michael J. Lennon, IP
  • Sheila Mortazavi, IP Litigation
  • Joseph A. Patella, Business Litigation
  • Jonathan D. Reichman, IP
  • James E. Rosini, IP Litigation
  • Howard J. Shire, IP Litigation
  • Paul N. Silverstein, Bankruptcy
  • Lynne M. Fischman Uniman, Business Litigation

In addition, six of the firm’s lawyers have been selected for inclusion in New York Rising Stars 2017.

The Andrews Kurth Kenyon lawyers recognized as a Rising Stars are as follows:

  • Zaed M. Billah, IP Litigation
  • Jeremy Boczko, IP
  • Chris J. CoulsonIP Litigation
  • Jason Cygielman, Bankruptcy
  • Ksenia Takhistova, IP Litigation
  • Michael S. Turner, IP

The Rising Stars list is comprised of the top up-and-coming New York attorneys who are 40 or younger or have been in practice for fewer than 10 years. Only 2.5% of New York attorneys were chosen for this honor.

Both lists will appear in New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine in October 2017; New York Metro Super Lawyers supplement in The New York Times newspaper on Sunday, October 1, 2017; Westchester Magazine in October 2017 (selected attorneys in Westchester only); New York Metro – Top Women Super Lawyers supplement in The New York Times newspaper on Sunday, March 26, 2018 (selected female attorneys only); the attorney directory on

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers 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 patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Super Lawyers, a part of Thomson Reuters, selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. Since Super Lawyers is intended to be used as an aid in selecting a lawyer, the lawyer ratings are limited to those who can be hired and retained by the public.

About Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

Since 1902, Andrews Kurth Kenyon has built its practice on the belief that “straight talk is good business.” Real answers, clear vision and mutual respect define the law firm’s relationships with clients, colleagues, communities and employees. With 11 locations worldwide, Andrews Kurth Kenyon represents a wide array of clients in multiple industries. For more information about Andrews Kurth Kenyon, please visit

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