Five firm attorneys received the Best Lawyers© 2019 "Lawyer of the Year' award in their respective practice areas. Jeffrey M. Weiss announces that Christopher A. Andreoff, Eli Maroko, Jeffrey G. Heuer, Mark L. Kowalsky, and Richard A. Zussman were honored by the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
Best Lawyers ensures credibility by conducting an extensive peer-review survey, in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Lawyer of the Year recognitions are awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized as a Lawyer of the Year for each specialty and location.
Andreoff was named the Best Lawyers 2019 Criminal Defense - White-Collar "Lawyer of the Year' in Detroit. He is a partner and member of the firm's Criminal and Civil Law and Privacy and Data Security Practice Groups, where he specializes in civil and criminal litigation, family law, administrative law, and appellate practice in both state and federal courts.
Maroko received the Best Lawyers 2019 Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Detroit. As a partner in the firm's Immigration Practice Group, he specializes in immigration and nationality law. Maroko is also the Chairman of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Michigan Chapter.
Heuer garnered the Best Lawyers 2019 Litigation - Construction "Lawyer of the Year' in Detroit. As a partner, he specializes in complex business litigation involving corporate, partnership, trust, securities, real estate and construction issues.
Kowalsky was honored with the Best Lawyers 2019 Litigation - Securities "Lawyer of the Year in Detroit. He is a member of the Litigation, Securities and Privacy and Data practice groups, specializing in general civil litigation with concentrations in securities law, commercial disputes and franchise litigation.
Zussman was named the Best Lawyers 2019 Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Detroit. He is a member of the Real Estate practice group, specializing in commercial real estate and business planning. He has more than 30 years of experience in representing developers, owners, operators and investors in all aspects of commercial real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, joint ventures, leasing, restructurings and workouts.