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Kisling, Nestico & Redick: Personal Injury Attorneys Who Care

December 13, 2019 - By 
Kisling, Nestico & Redick

When someone is in an accident, they are often left feeling confused, concerned, and scared for what is to come. There are so many things to think about, from how to handle missing work and lost paychecks, to what to do next.

Luckily, the attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick use their decades of experience to provide clients with the most personal and caring personal injury and wrongful death legal service possible. Yet, there is more to Kisling, Nestico & Redick than providing legal services; the firm is also actively involved in the communities where they live and work. Through this, Kisling, Nestico & Redick is more than a law firm, they are a pillar of their communities throughout the state of Ohio.

The Law Firm

Back in 2005, Gary Kisling, Rob Nestico, and Robert Redick founded a new personal injury law firm in Akron, Ohio. With one office and three paralegals, the team strived hard to work with every client possible and bring justice to personal injury claims.

The firm focused on providing quality personal injury legal services, which led to early success and rapid expansion. Today, the firm has 11 locations throughout Ohio, and has worked with over 10,000 clients on personal injury cases. The Kisling, Nestico & Redick team has a combined 500+ years of legal experience to draw from when working on any personal injury or wrongful death case.

While Kisling, Nestico & Redick may best be known for their work with victims injured in vehicular accidents, the firm works with accident victims in any situation, including:

  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Serious injuries
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Product liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Premises liability
  • Work injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Dog bites
  • Insurance bad faith

Part of the team’s success lies in its intimate knowledge of the insurance industry and its inner-workings. Many of the attorneys and the paralegals at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have worked for insurance companies, giving them insight into how the industry operates. This has led to the creation of a firm with significant knowledge across a wide range of personal injury cases. Kisling, Nestico & Redick attorneys understand exactly how insurance companies think during a personal injury case, making it easy for the firm to provide the best service to their clients, no matter the case. KNR has a wealth of experienced trial lawyers to ensure the case is taken as far as it needs to go to obtain justice.

Yet, the firm provides more than just legal counsel. It also utilizes its resources and knowledge to collect and analyze personal injury data to provide the public with the most accurate information possible to stay safe. For instance, KNR has created an interactive traffic data map for every county in Ohio. This map provides viewers with accident statistic totals, contributing factors, fatalities, and statistics by age. This map is just one tool that Kisling, Nestico & Redick has created not just for its clients, but for the greater public, in hopes of keeping more people safe and out of harm’s way.

The Attorneys

Kisling, Nestico & Redick

All reputable and trustworthy law firms start with a group of senior-level attorneys. At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, this is no different, and the three men that founded KNR have a wealth of experience and knowledge to call upon for any case.

With over 37 years of legal work under his belt, Gary Kisling has wide range of experience in personal injury and workers’ compensation law. His work began as a legal assistant in the Akron Municipal Court before going into private practice. Over the years, Kisling has won many cases in the Court of Appeals of Ohio and even the Ohio Supreme Court. He has also given presentations on the topics of personal injury trial practice and cross-examination of witnesses. Kisling recently retired from law and supports the firm on an of counsel basis.

Rob Nestico came to injury law from his own personal experience. When he was 15, Nestico was injured in a car crash, which resulted in him spending three months in the hospital. This firsthand experience showed Nestico how vulnerable victims can be to insurance companies and caused him to pursue law. Since passing the Ohio bar in 1999, Nestico has received many awards recognizing his hard work for clients, including being voted as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, recognized as a Rising Star and Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine, and becoming a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Beginning his career as a claims adjuster, Robert Redick learned the ins and outs of personal injury law. He would work his way through the industry and eventually became the National Claims Director for Agency Rent-A-Car. It wasn’t until 1994 that Redick entered the personal injury law business as a case manager. After graduating law school, Redick worked as a lawyer for several years before he founded KNR with Nestico and Kisling and immediately began taking personal injury cases. His experience on both the legal and insurance side of injury cases allows Redick to understand the best course of action in any case, no matter the circumstances. Like Kisling, Redick is also retired and serves of counsel to KNR.

John Reagan is one of the firm’s senior partners, based out of Akron. Reagan, like many KNR attorneys, began his career in the insurance industry before passing the Ohio Bar exam in 1997. Reagan then began to defend insurance companies against consumer claims relating to catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death. It wasn’t until 2010 that Reagan joined Kisling, Nestico & Redick to litigate on behalf of clients in these same situations.

In the company’s Youngstown office are senior partners Tom Vasvari and Nomiki Tsarnas. Vasvari is an Ohio local who grew up in the state and graduated from Case Western Reserve University. He went on to work in Ohio’s Seventh District Court of Appeals before coming to KNR in 2002. Tsarnas, meanwhile, began her career by working on medical malpractice/personal injury cases on the side of the plaintiff. Afterward, she joined Nationwide Insurance Company in their Trial Division, giving her a taste of the insurance business before coming to KNR.

The company’s senior partner out of Cleveland, Josh Angelotta, came to KNR after a stint learning the insurance industry through large corporations. He has significant trial experience in Northeast Ohio and now focuses on injury-litigation for the firm. As a younger senior partner, Josh has been named to the Rising Star, and/or Ohio Super Lawyers for 6 of the past 7 years.

In December 2018, Kenneth Zerrusen and Michael Maillis were made partners after years of hard work and dedication. Zerrusen has been with the firm since close to its inception, while Maillis joined in 2013 after working at a medical malpractice and personal injury firm for eleven years. Managing partner Rob Nestico is excited about the news and sees big things ahead for both Zerrusen and Maillis. “Our two newest partners, Mike Maillis and Ken Zerrusen, embody the very best of KNR in the courtroom, in the office and in the community,” he noted.

Awards

The lawyers at KNR work extremely hard for each and every one of their clients. So it should be no surprise that they have been met with resounding success and accolades from their peers and industry insiders alike.

Last year, 10 attorneys at the firm were named to the 2018 list of Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. This distinction is rare, as only 5% of lawyers in each state are selected for the honor. The awards are determined based on a combination of professional achievement and peer recognition. This also wasn’t just the first time that many KNR attorneys had made the time. John Reagan was selected for his ninth time, Nomiki Tsarnas for her seventh, Rob Nestico was selected for the sixth time, and Joshua Angelotta for his sixth.

Recently, four attorneys at the firm, Rob Nestico, John Reagan, Nomiki Tsarnas, and Michael Saltzer, were named 2019 Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine. In addition to the 2019 Super Lawyer award, four more KNR attorneys were named as Rising Stars from the same magazine. These attorneys are younger than 40 old and/or have been practicing law for fewer than 10 years. These honorees include: Joshua Angelotta, Jack Lah, Mark Lindsey, and Aaron Tompkins. This award is a testament to young lawyers who have worked hard in the beginning of their career and are destined to grow in their field.

Kisling, Nestico & Redick also has attorneys who are a part of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group of trial lawyers who have won multi-million dollar recoveries. The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a highly exclusive group as it includes less than 1% of all practicing lawyers around the country

Other awards received by KNR attorneys include:

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers of America
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers of Ohio
  • Top 50 Lawyers in Cleveland
  • Top Trial Lawyers – Association Top Trial Lawyers
  • Top 10 Under 40, The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Martindale Hubbel AV Preeminent
  • Ohio’s Outstanding Young Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association Top Trial Lawyers
  • The Ohio State Bar Foundation.

While none of the attorneys at KNR work solely for recognition and accolades, these awards display the reverence industry leaders and peers have for the firm and the attorneys who have made it what it is today. Given the firm’s hard work and dedication to its clients, this should come as no surprise. According to Managing Partner Rob Nestico. “As we grow and continue to build the best team from the inside-out, the results come naturally.”

KNR Cares

It isn’t just that KNR wants to get its clients the most positive settlement outcome possible in the case of an accident; they make clients feel comfortable and secure with the entire legal process. KNR cares about each and every client and their well-being. Previously injured clients who have worked with KNR have experienced this caring firsthand. “The whole experience was very transparent and I definitely felt KNR had my best interest in mind,” remarked KNR client Ryan Bond.

The team at KNR works on civic issues that directly affect personal injury in the community. Late last year, the firm created a contest to crowdsource ideas for combatting texting while driving and encouraging safe driving practices. The contest winner, Georgia Shay of Northeast Ohio, proposed an app that incentivizes users to not text and drive. Users earn points for safe driving habits and can use those points to earn small prizes. “We’re excited to announce Georgia Shay as the first winner of the KNR Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship,” said managing partner Rob Nestico. “We see the terrible consequences of texting while driving every day, so we wanted to encourage young adults to be part of the solution.”

This program displays the compassion and care KNR has for those who are engaging in practices that may increase their likelihood of personal injury. “This scholarship reflects our firm’s commitment to combating distracted driving—whether by advocating for victims of this dangerous behavior or engaging with the community to come up with prevention strategies,” remarked Nestico.

The KNR Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship was a great success last year, and as a result, the firm is running the program again this year. The scholarship winner is set to be chosen by April 30th. 

In the Community

Kisling, Nestico & Redick dedicates its time and resources to helping not just individuals and their injury cases, but entire communities in which the company works.

The firm has always been dedicated to civic engagement and upped the ante in 2018 by working with a new organization each month. “KNR believes in giving back to the community,” noted KNR attorney Anthony Hall. “Every year we volunteer and make financial donations to organizations but this year is extra special as we’ve been partnering with a different not-for-profit each month.”

One such meaningful engagement came in September, when KNR provided under-privileged students in Toledo with backpacks and school supplies for children in partnership with The Mareda Center. It isn’t just the financial assistance the organization was grateful for, as KNR stressed to these children the importance of working hard in school. “The supplies and even more importantly, the time spent with the students, helps reinforce that their education is important, not only to us but others in the community as well,” said Mareda Center director Allison Perz.

Kisling, Nestico & Redick

December of last year kicked off the firm’s 31 days of giving, which included a different charitable contribution to the community each day. One such act of generosity involved the firm serving dinner to the homeless in Cleveland while also donating $10,000 to support those in need. Another initiative saw KNR donate $5,000 to pay off layaways for customers at Walmart. This initiative meant a lot to Rob Nestico. “It’s heartbreaking to know there are some families in Northeast Ohio struggling to give their children a joyful holiday,” he said. “There is nothing better than putting a smile on a child’s face, and we embrace any opportunity we have to make a difference. We hope this will improve the holidays for these families and will inspire others in the community to jump on board and pay it forward. No act of kindness is too small; everyone can make a difference.”

More recently, the team at KNR participated in the 16th Annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump. The event, which was held on February 23rd, raised money for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. The KNR team didn’t just meet its fundraising goal, it exceeded it by raising a total of $30,000 for the event. This contribution, according to Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank president and CEO Dan Flowers, is huge. “It just takes $1 to help provide four meals for our neighbors in need,” noted Flowers. “KNR’s contribution will help us provide 120,000 meals to individuals and families in our community who struggle with hunger.”

This work within the community is one reason previous clients feel that KNR is part of not only their community, but their family as well. “When I looked up everybody and saw KNR, it looked a lot like a family,” remembers previous client Jonathan Riley. “I feel like I made the best decision. If a friend or family member was ever in an accident, I’d refer them immediately,”

All Action From KNR

Whether it be from a car accident, medical malpractice, work injuries, or anything else, personal injury can be scary. It can be hard to take care of yourself or a loved one while managing the legal process. People in personal injury situations are often left with little time, energy, and savings to handle their situation adequately.

This is why Kisling, Nestico & Redick provide a free personal injury case consultation, allowing someone injured in an accident to better understand their case and potential legal options. The attorneys at KNR want to show injury victims how much they genuinely care about their well-being and taking care of their every legal need.

The firm’s commitment to its clients is evident, from the service provided to the way they support local communities and the charity they give to those in need. This is likely why, for over the past decade, Kisling, Nestico & Redick has been widely regarded as one of the best personal injury law firms in the state of Ohio.


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Lemonade Insurance Is Handling Insurance Differently

December 13, 2019 - By 

Lemonade Insurance is an insurance company in New York that is operating in a way that is different from many of the other companies out there. This company works to get money to its clients as quickly as it can when they file a claim. This company is focused on being transparent and open with its current clients and with all of its potential clients. This insurance company is using technology to make sure that it is serving all of its clients in the best way possible. Those who purchase a policy through Lemonade Insurance can know that it will be easy for them to deal with the company and that the work of filing a claim through them will be fast to complete. read more


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Hardworking and Motivated: Auckland Entrepreneur Peter Harris is Re-Building

December 12, 2019 - By 
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Peter Harris, the former CEO of the Auckland-based insurance company CBL, is a passion-driven, dedicated individual who continues to work to improve the world around him. He is an active entrepreneur and thought leader in his field.

 

Early Life and Education

Brought up on a dairy farm in Waikato, a farming district in Rangiriri, Peter Harris learned early on that good relationships mattered. Deals were made with a handshake, and hard work was expected and enjoyable. It was, in fact, a part of daily life.

The area lacked a quality education, leading Harris’s family to send him to a boarding school for his education. He attended Southwell School in Hamilton, where he earned the rank of Head Boy. He became the loyal defender of the little people who needed a hand-up or some type of support from time to time to overcome disadvantages or unfairness for various reasons. His helping hand wasn’t without recognition. A prize named in his honor is still awarded at Southwell School’s annual prize-giving for the person most displaying these qualities.

He was a strong farm boy, and that brought him years of participating in rugby and rowing, which came easily to him. Later, he was the founding member of the Spirit of Adventure Foundation, a tall ship youth sailing adventure foundation. It’s not boosted by the addition of the ship, “Spirit of New Zealand” This allowed Harris to continue his passion for the water, his youth endeavor, and aspiration. It taught him a good deal, including how to overcome adversity. This was also an important skill as he worked as a “Project K” youth mentor. He went on to sponsor the New Zealand “Young Enterprise Trust” and the New Zealand Men’s and Women’s Rowing programs.

After spending several years at St. Paul’s Collegiate and completing accounting exams at Waikato Institute of Technology, he began his business career.

 

Experience

Harris’s early business experience came in working at Fletcher Steel as an accountant. He later moved to Fletcher Industries itself in Auckland. He thrived in his dedication to hard work. In 1984, he was awarded an Air New Zealand Young Businessman Award.

Image result for cbl insuranceOver the following years, Harris worked for several insurance entities and boutique investment banks, proving his skills and building his experience. After leaving the financial accounting world, he went into marketing in the finance and insurance broking sector for property and the heavy commercial equipment sector. He released that while the banks supplied most of the funds at low secure interest rates, there was more money to be made in taking a higher layer of risk, which could often be mitigated in many ways through the innovative use of credit enhancements, surety solutions, and guarantees. With the result being lower volumes, lower risks, but higher rates and profits.

Seeking a new avenue, he looked towards CBL and participated with Alistair Hutchinson in the buyout of CBL in 1996.

At the time of the buyout, CBL was a small insurance company, with a very specific niche in credit and financial risk insurance. The company was destined to remain very small if it was confined to its operation in just New Zealand. In those days, the population of the entire country was no more than four million, which is now the equivalent of a medium-sized city in many countries. Thus, a decision was made to find other avenues to scale up the busing overseas where numerous potential opportunities existed.

The company sought to see revenue opportunities overseas. In 2000, the adventure of email and the internet helped to foster this opportunity for the organization. At that time, Harris was tasked with leading CBL’s international expansion efforts.

He worked hard to achieve this goal, with the help of the entrepreneurial spirit of fellow major shareholder Alistair Hutchison, the wise visionary governance of the Board, and the support of a loving wife and family. The effort, no small one at that, allowed Harris’ to oversee the team himself. In 2000, CBL’s revenue amounted to $2 million written from one small office that had no more than three employees. Harris’ leadership in the international expansion allowed the company to expand to over $450 million, with 540 employees across eight offices spanning four continents and with over 98 percent of that annual revenue coming from overseas efforts.

 

CBL’s Growth

The sheer growth and success of the company allowed Harris and the CBL Board to take CBL public in 2015. The company was listed on the New Zealand (NZX) and Australian (ASX) stock exchanges at that time. By 2017, the value of shares for CBL had more than doubled in value. The company entered the NZX 50 that same year, reaching a value of NZ $780 million.

The success of the efforts, in Harris’s words, was due to the “enduring, long-term relationships with a number of very similar organizations that value and appreciate (and share) the commitment CBL has to its principles, fair play, and hard work and a focus on its clients and professional “CBL team supporters.”

Later in 2017, after winning two awards for his successes, Harris faced a new challenge. That year, CBL was faced with a challenge resulting from the French insurance establishment, which hoped to get rid of all non-French insurers doing French construction insurance business. Supported by the French regulator (ACPR), the French insurers were losing business to the half-dozen smaller, more nimble, and more customer-focused insurers from abroad. CBL’s local regulator RBNZ who had little knowledge of the business and bought into the argument from the ACPR, that CBL was not reserved as high as it should be for the future losses that would come in over the next 10 – 12 years on this business. Despite the RBNZ being unable to prove it was right, and despite CBL’s independent actuaries PwC confirming the adequacy of CBL’s reserves, the RBNZ put CBL Insurance into liquidation in 2018, considering it to be insolvent due to inadequate reserving. The inexperienced liquidator lost all of CBL’s business, selling or saving none of it, and in 18 months has not paid one single claim.

By 2018, Harris and his fellow shareholder director, Alistair Hutchison, opposed liquidation for several months and put up a plan that would have ensured the solvency of CBL Insurance, and ensure all policyholders and creditors were paid in full.

By this time, the reserve liabilities for the French construction business had been proven to be adequate when a large experienced reinsurer of this business tabled an offer to acquire and take on all the French Construction policies – for the value in CBL’s balance sheet, – assigned by PwC. The stark implication of the reserves being crystallized at the CBL figure and not the RBNZ figure, and the company is proven to be financially solvent was not lost on the RBNZ and the proposed liquidator, and after some controversial steps were taken by RBNZ which are still the subject of legal review, Peter and Alistair realized they were beaten and were pressured to withdraw their opposition. The company went into liquidation in November 2018.

Harris did what he could to mitigate the international challenges of CBL’s collapse. He ensured that New Zealand employees had ongoing employment for minimum terms. He, along with Alistair, has now funded the costs of a small team to start a new surety and guarantee business using Harris’ contacts and market knowledge in Europe, India, Asia, and Mexico.

 

Accomplishments

Harris has numerous accomplishments to his name, including helping a struggling company to become profitable with two years, in part through its international expansion. In 2017, he achieved “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the EY Awards and “Leader of the Year” at the Australia New Zealand Insurance Awards.

He has confidence, stamina, and patients, and he realizes that success is not always a great teacher. He does not give up easily, he can see and make opportunities happen, and he is quick to overcome any hurdle faced, as evidence proves in his never-ending battle to protect CBL as long as was possible from the unfairness it faced. Harris’s word is his bond, and he is prepared to stand up and fight for a principle or do the right thing in every situation.

He is also known for being passionate about supporting his team and the “little people” that he’s encountered, from his early days in school to the people who have helped him to build success time and time again.

Peter Harris answered some of the key questions about entrepreneurship:

 

How did you get started in the insurance field? What inspired you to start this

business?

“After leaving the financial accounting world, I went into marketing in the finance and insurance broking sector for property and the heavy commercial equipment sector.

I realized that whilst the banks supplied most of the funds at low secure interest rates; there was more money to be made in taking a higher layer of risk that could often be mitigated in many ways. Ways such as the innovative use of credit enhancements, surety solutions, and guarantees. With the result being lower volumes, lower risks but higher rates and higher profits.”

 

What do you think it is that makes you successful in your field?

“I have a strong work ethic and a passion for putting the time and effort into making change happen. I believe in hard work, never giving up, and having a confident attitude. I realized the ‘normal’ way is not always the best way.  I value that I never look back and dwell on it. I’m also passionate about innovating to find new solutions.”

 

How did you get your first customer?

“I got my first international account in Malaysia for account protection of all the major airlines flying into Malaysia from loss from the insolvency of ticketing agents. Up against a major international insurer in the USA, I stayed in Malaysia seeing the client every day and advising his home office that “he was not coming home until he had the account”. The major New York-based insurers did everything by fax because, in 2000, they did not think it was safe to fly to Asia.”

 

What is one thing you think every entrepreneur should do?

“Ask questions and stay close to your clients. Spend as much time in the market as you can. Not in the office. And don’t do your market research in the office – do it in the market.”

 

What book has inspired you?

Lee Iacocca’s biography. Tsun Tzu’s “The Art of War.”

 

What is one marketing strategy (other than referrals) that you’re using that works really well to generate new business?

“I value spending a lot of time in the market asking questions and listening, – and in particular asking, “how can we help you build your business?”

 

What is a recent purchase you have made that’s helped with your business?

“I would say a ThinkPad laptop, it’s almost indestructible. And some Digi-sign technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Planning a Trip to NYC? Local Jeremy Goldstein Gives Us His Recommendations

December 12, 2019 - By 
Jermey Goldstein - NYC

In the city that has a reputation for never sleeping, the choice of finding something to do is amazingly simple. New Yorker Jeremy Goldstein knows the town better than most and his advice is golden when it comes to finding fun activities in New York City. As a premier cultural center of food, fashion and art, the city’s architecture fascinates visitors from around the world.

Discovering Central Park

One of the most dramatic features of New York City is the park that occupies some of the world’s most expensive real estate and complements even more of it at a highly desirable address in Manhattan. Admirers of art and architecture can find the American Museum of Natural History here along with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frank Lloyd Wright’s contemporary masterpiece, the Guggenheim.

Central Park’s expansiveness in nearly 850 acres offers New Yorkers and visitors an extensive array of 48 fountains, sculptures or monuments as well as 35 bridges, and each one deserves attention and admiration. The 20 playgrounds invite parents to let their children enjoy the fresh air and greenery that provides a contrast to the busy streets of the city. Hidden jewels within the park, according to U.S. News and World Report, create an almost endless fascination for viewers who have never seen them as well as for New Yorkers who know them well.

  • Fun for Kids

The Alice in Wonderland statue stands 11 feet tall, and she sits atop a magic mushroom where her well-known companions surround her. The Mad Hatter is there along with the Cheshire Cat, ready to please the kids and their parents.

The Wollman Memorial Rink invites young families to enjoy skating in winter and an irresistible attraction in the summer. The Victorian Gardens Amusement Park occupies the space when the weather is warm and pleasant.

  • Beauty For Romantics

The park appeals to anyone who recalls simpler times. The Loeb Boathouse boasts a Victorian-style home for its boat business and its restaurant. Adventurous romantics can rent a gondola or a bike to enjoy the scenic views from a unique perspective.

The Bethesda Fountain calls to mind a healing pool in Jerusalem. Its tranquillity beckons to anyone who enjoys a respite from the workaday world. The Angel of the Waters offers an especially meaningful touch to the poignant scene that appeals to the romantic heart.

Strawberry Fields takes its name from John Lennon’s famous song, and its location across the street from the site of his assassination in 1980 makes it a favorite of anyone who recalls the heydays of the Beatles. Romantics of all ages enjoy visiting Strawberry Fields to pay tribute to the fallen singer, to enjoy a sandwich or salad in the open air and to admire the verdant landscape.

Recollections of Camelot come quickly at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir where the beauty of the 106 acres of water reflects the elegance of one of the nation’s most popular First Ladies. The colors of the trees in autumn present a majestic display that thrills joggers who choose to exercise in the unique area that serves as a tribute to a remarkable New Yorker.

  • Elegance for the Sophisticates

A formal landscape in the Conservatory Garden welcomes residents and visitors who enjoy a resting place for quiet relaxation and contemplation. Its expanse of acreage allows the presentation of flora in French, Italian and English styles.

Visiting the Famous Landmarks

As one of the world’s most visited cities, New York offers professional and amateur photographers iconic landmarks that create memorable treasures as souvenirs or gifts.

  • Empire State Building

A trip to New York deserves a visit to the building that holds an appeal as probably the most famous office building on the planet. Seen by untold millions in person and movies, the iconic structure thrills everyone and disappoints no one. The view from the observatory on the 86th floor encompasses a vista of five states. Landmarks that attract attention from the vantage point include the Statue of Liberty, the Hudson River, the East River, Times Square and Brooklyn

  • Statue of Liberty

The breathtakingly dramatic experience of seeing the torch at a majestic height of greater than 300 feet above the ground creates a memory that can last forever. The gift from France has stood in New York Harbor for more than 130 years, welcoming more than 12 million immigrants to Ellis Island. As a nation of immigrants, almost every American can trace a heritage to someone who came from somewhere else. The statue at 151 feet represents the majesty of welcoming people who seek a new life in America.

  • Ellis Island

Immigrants who came through Ellis Island with names that the processing clerks found too difficult to pronounce left with a new way to spell their former name. Millions of Americans today use a spelling that an administrator assigned to an ancestor more than 100 years ago. Anyone who has an interest in family history may enjoy a tour of the American Family History Center and a review of its computerized records. The experience of walking where one’s ancestor walked creates a powerful and lasting memory.

  • Brooklyn Bridge

The Gothic shapes of the Brooklyn Bridge’s arches attract attention as much as its suspension cables, and they combine to create one of the city’s most visited landmarks. The bridge connects Brooklyn to Manhattan as it crosses the East River, and the marvel of engineering has stood for almost 135 years. A walk across the structure on a wooden platform lets pedestrians hear the roar and feel the vibrations of lanes of traffic below.

  • Broadway

The theatres on Broadway represent the finest of American artistry in drama, and their productions let visitors create a one-of-a-kind memory of a trip to New York City. Many theatres line Broadway, interspersed with famous landmarks such as Sardi’s restaurant where actors anxiously await reviews of their opening night performances. Visitors can view the caricatures of show business celebrities that line the walls of the restaurant.

Thriving in New York

With scholarly precision and prolific writing ability, New Yorker Jeremy L. Goldstein represents the city’s excellence in the legal profession with his focus on corporate governance and executive compensation. As a partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates LLC, he advises CEOs and management teams on issues that relate to transformative corporate events.

His expertise in managing corporate transactions involved him in Goodrich’s acquisition of United Technologies as well as many other corporate moves. His guidance assisted Duke Energy/Progress Energy, Dow Chemical Company/Rohm and Haas Company, Verizon Wireless/ALLTEL Corporation and many others to work through their corporate transactions with satisfactory outcomes.

A graduate of the New York University School of Law, the University of Chicago and Cornell University, Mr. Goldstein serves as chair of the American Bar Association Business Section’s Mergers and Acquisition Subcommittee of the Executive Compensation Committee. The Legal 500 and Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business list Mr. Goldstein as a leading executive compensation attorney.

Read our recent feature of Jeremy Goldstein here.


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Perry Mandera Receives Award from A Safe Haven

December 9, 2019 - By 
Perry Mandera Earns Award from A Safe Haven.

A Safe Haven, a non-profit dedicated to helping people transition out of homelessness, recently celebrated its 25-year anniversary. The event, which took place in Chicago, was attended by notable persons and individuals related to the area and the organization’s ongoing work. One individual in attendance who bears special recognition was Perry Mandera, founder of The Custom Companies Inc. Due to his work to support the non-profit, the transportation company CEO was one of the few people to be honored with an award at the event, demonstrating the organization’s appreciation for his extensive help over the years. Read on for more on the non-profit and the philanthropist. read more


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