Four of Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP’s partners — Managing Partner Michael S. Blustein and partners Richard J. Shapiro, Gardiner “Tad” Barone, and William A. Frank — have been named to the 2023 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list. Additionally, the firm’s youngest partner, Megan R. Conroy, was named to the 2023 Rising Stars list, which recognizes attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

The Super Lawyers list recognizes attorneys who have attained certain honors, results, or credentials, and who possess a high degree of professional competence within their respective fields. 

The selections for both the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are made on an annual, state-by-state basis, with bar associations and courts nationwide acknowledging the legitimacy of the selections. No more than five percent of attorneys in the state are named to a Super Lawyers list; the Rising Stars list is even more selective, with just three percent of eligible New York attorneys earning the honor annually. 

“Our firm repeatedly shows its strength, expertise, and professionalism with these recognitions year over year,” said Blustein, whose accomplishments in real estate law earned him a spot on the list for the fourth consecutive year. “We are proud to continue the legacy of being among the ‘best of the best’ in the Upstate New York region.”

This is Shapiro’s tenth consecutive Super Lawyers recognition for his work in elder law and his third consecutive inclusion on the Top 25 Hudson Valley list, Barone’s twelfth consecutive honor for his accomplishments in business litigation, Frank’s seventh consecutive acknowledgement for his success in state, local, and municipal law, and Conroy’s second consecutive placement on the Rising Stars list for her acumen and aptitude. 

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