White Plains Law Firm Ranked Among the Best in New York
Plus, more awards and recognitions for top-tier Westchester execs and businesses.
Left to right: Ursula McIntyre of Empire City Casino, Patricia Brady of Francey Brady's Restaurant, photographer and community advocate Donna Davis
Empire City Casino and St. John’s Riverside Hospital Employees Among Those Honored at Yonkers' Annual Women of Excellence Awards
The Yonkers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee held the 26th Annual Yonkers Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon on March 27 at the Fairways at Dunwoodie in Yonkers. Among the honorees was Empire City Casino’s Ursula McIntyre (pictured above, left), who was recognized as one of this year’s Women of Excellence and received the Above and Beyond Award. Winners also included Siobhan O’Sullivan & Patricia Brady of Francey Brady’s Restaurant, who took home the Entrepreneur Award. Additionally, St. John’s Riverside Hospital’s Donna McGregor earned the Business Professional Award, while Donna Davis received the Thomas J. Caramadre Humanitarian Award.
Surgical Review Corporation Awards Northern Westchester Hospital
Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) was recently designated a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation, a leading administrator of quality improvements and accreditation programs for surgeons and hospitals around the world. “We are proud to be among SRC’s Centers of Excellence, a designation that recognizes our unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective evidence-based care,” said Marla Koroly, MD, NWH’s Chief Medical Officer. The Institute includes highly specialized expertise with the da Vinci Surgical System to perform robot-assisted surgery, and the hospital’s Robotic Surgery Program includes a Center of Excellence for Robotic Surgery, a Training Epicenter for Colorectal Cancer Surgery, as well as expertise in single-incision gynecologic procedures.
New York Medical College Honors WIHD’s Jenean Castillo with Diversity and Inclusion Award
The Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) recently announced that Jenean Castillo, PhD, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator at Westchester Institute for Human Development University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and Assistant Director of WIHD’s Child Welfare Program, has been awarded the New York Medical College Diversity and Inclusion Award. The award was presented on March 19 at the conclusion of the NYMC/WMC Diversity and Inclusion HeLa Conference held at NYMC’s Clinical Skills and Simulation Lab in Valhalla. Castillo is an assistant professor of practice in the Center on Disability and Health in the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College.
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Receives Five Star Award and Silver Award from Cartus Broker Network
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, which operates several offices spanning the county, was named winner of the Five Star Award and Silver Award at the 2018 Cartus Broker Network International Conference on March 19-21 in Boca Raton, Florida. The Five Star Award recognizes Cartus Broker Network members who have met or exceeded their individual objectives for outgoing broker-to-broker referral closings over the calendar year. Better Homes and Gardens also took home the Silver Award for its outstanding annual performance. The Silver Award is one of three Excellence Awards presented to principal brokers, and is based on performance results related to a wide variety of goals, including customer service, cost management, and marketing of homes. “This past year, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty went above and beyond in the areas of professionalism and dedication, so I am happy to recognize them for that superior performance. Their collaboration provides great value to our clients and their relocating employees,” Scott Becker, Cartus Interim CEO and senior vice president, Affinity & Broker Services.
Left to right: Monica Cooper, Relocation Services Manager, Rand Realty; Marsha Rand, Managing Partner, Rand Realty; Yvonne Regan, Relocation Director, Rand Realty; and Stefanie Bailey, Relocation Services Manager, Rand Realty
Littman Krooks Named One of the Best Law Firms in the State for 2018
White Plains and New York-based Littman Krooks LLP has been named one of the 2018 U.S.News Best Lawyers Best Law Firms in the New York metropolitan area. The firm garnered the ranking for its expertise in the area of Elder Law and Trusts & Estates Law. The U.S.News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on an evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in their relevant practice areas, and a review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To qualify, a law firm must also have at least one lawyer included among the annual peer review assessment of Best Lawyers in America. Bernard A. Krooks — a founding partner of the firm — was selected by his peers for inclusion Best Lawyers in the field of Elder Law and Trusts & Estates. Krooks is a member of the Estate Planning Hall of Fame of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils as well as the recipient of an Accredited Estate Planner.
Pace University Bestows Distinguished Service Award to Westchester Elder Law Attorney Anthony J. Enea
Westchester elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea of White Plains and Somers’ Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP was honored at the 23rd annual Law Leadership Awards Dinner on March 8. The event was presented by the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. Enea received the Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the legal community over the past thirty years by educating and protecting the rights of seniors as well as disabled individuals and their families. Enea, a Pace Law alumnus, was named Best Lawyers’ 2018 Elder Law “Lawyer of the Year” in White Plains and Westchester County’s Leading Elder Care Attorney at the Above the Bar Awards. “We are thrilled to recognize honor Anthony Enea ’85 with the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University Distinguished Service Award,” said Pace University Dean David Yassky. “Anthony is a prime example of what our students can accomplish with their Pace Law degrees. He is a universally recognized leader in the fields of elder law and trusts and estates, having helped thousands of families to resolve challenging issues and achieve security.”
Markhoff & Mittman, P.C. team celebrates the opening of their office in White Plains, NY in 2014
Markhoff & Mittman P.C. Celebrates 85 Years Of Helping Disabled Workers
Markhoff & Mittman P.C. — a family-owned law firm with locations in White Plains, Long Island, New York, Brooklyn, and Goshen — is celebrating 85 years of protecting the rights of injured workers in New York and beyond. Also known as “The Disability Guys,” the firm was founded in 1933 and has represented more than 50,000 claimants to date. Owned by Managing Partner Brian M. Mittman, the firm is committed to educating, advocating, and representing individuals injured while working. Mittman and his team have secured compensation for workers’ compensation claims, social security disability, and other personal injury related cases.
Larchmont’s Carolyn Fugere Named William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty’s Manager of the Year
On February 16, Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty announced that the manager of the firm’s Larchmont brokerage, Carolyn Fugere, has been named the company’s 2017 Manager of the Year. Fugere was chosen from among 16 brokerage managers, winning the award for the second time in her career with the firm. “Carolyn continuously proves an amazing asset to our company with her outstanding support and leadership,” said Paul Breunich, president and CEO of William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. Under Fugere’s leadership, the Larchmont brokerage has for four consecutive years witnessed an increase in the average sale price of transactions in which it has participated. “She is resourceful and always finds ways to work through any issue, large or small. Additionally, Carolyn is a superb teacher and role model, especially to new agents. Her phenomenal training and educational programs encourage new agents and give them the ability to confidently work with both buyers and sellers. I am proud to recognize Carolyn as our Manager of the Year.”
NCQA Recognizes CareMount Medical For Outstanding Care
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) once again awarded CareMount Medical, the largest independent multispecialty medical group in New York State, as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). PCMH is a system of care that utilizes patient-centered processes to focus on care and long-term relationship building. CareMount Medical earned a Level 3 PCMH Recognition due to its commitment to the patient’s experience. All of CareMount Medical’s 19 Primary Care locations received recognition as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes in December 2017. “We are honored to once again be recognized by the NCQA with this noteworthy recognition,” said President and CEO of CareMount Medical, Scott D. Hayworth, M.D. “As an organization, we consistently work hard to provide a high standard of care in a patient-centered and compassionate environment close to home. The PCMH recognition illustrates CareMount Medical’s commitment to fostering the ongoing physician-patient partnership.”
Area CoStar Power Broker Award Winners Named
Top-performing commercial real estate firms and brokers in Orange County, Rockland County, and Northern New Jersey in 2017 were recognized as winners of the annual CoStar Power Broker Awards. The awards, now in their 17th year, recognize those who perform at the highest levels in commercial real estate brokerage. CoStar presents the Power Broker Awards to a select number of brokerage firms and individual brokers who closed the highest overall transaction volumes in commercial property sales and leases within their respective markets. The winners range from national powerhouse firms to small boutiques and recognize the outstanding deal-making achievements in 2017 by the top brokers and firms in more than 90 markets across the U.S. and Canada. “This recognition of Rand Commercial as a top firm by CoStar for 2017 is as a result of a Team effort in sales and excellence” said Paul Adler, Esq., chief strategy officer at Rand Commercial.
Sokol Media Names Co-Communications’ Stacey Cohen One of the Top Women to Watch in Real Estate
Earlier this month, Sokol Media recognized Co-Communications CEO Stacey Cohen (pictured above, left) as a 2018 TOP Women to Watch In Real Estate. Cohen was among 11 women honored last week at the Top Women in Real Estate Awards Gala in New York City. The award celebrates female leaders who have made a considerable impact in the real estate industry. The awards were presented at Club 101 in Manhattan by Lori Sokol, president of Sokol Media. Stacey was honored for her contributions in communications to the field of real estate. “I am honored to receive this recognition alongside such a diverse group of talented, influential women in real estate,” Cohen says. “This accolade is a testament to our desire to support our client’s growth and innovation. At Co-Communications, we’ve created a culture that celebrates progress, collaboration, and creativity, which inspires me to lead meaningfully each and every day.”
Croton’s DW Design & Decor Awarded Best of Houzz for Seventh Consecutive Year
DW Design & Decor LLC of Croton-on-Hudson recently earned the “Best of Customer Service” award on Houzz, an online platform for design and home remodeling. More than 40 million monthly users from Houzz selected the interior design firm. The Houzz’s Customer Service honors are based on factors including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2017. DW Design & Décor will also receive a “Best of Houzz 2018” badge, which help homeowners identify top home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.