Spotlights

2021 Ones to Watch: Joseph Rainero, Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC, Commercial Division

How do you contribute to your community or your profession?
I would like to think I contribute to my profession by bridging the gap between the New York market and the Florida market. There has been a

2021 Ones to Watch: St├ęphane Lefebvre, Stantec

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
I am especially pleased with one of our team’s most recent projects, the completion of the transit improvements associated with

2021 Ones to Watch: Pericles Stavridis, The Falcon Group

Who was/is your mentor and how did s/he influence/help you in your career?
I have been lucky enough to have more than one mentor, and they have all helped shape me; from how I interact with clients, colleagues, or peers, how to plan

2021 Ones to Watch: Judy Lynn Simoncic, Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
As the first woman named partner in the firm, I know that it takes hard work and perseverance to break the glass ceiling. As a woman in the legal profession, and

2021 Ones to Watch: Wendi Shafran, FXCollaborative

How do you keep your team motivated despite conflicts and obstacles?
When juggling multiple projects under tight deadlines, it can be easy to get caught up in the challenges of the day-to-day details and to

2021 Ones to Watch: Aakash Badjatya, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers RLLP

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
I enjoy working on many civic projects at LERA with PANYNJ, SUNY, DSNY, CUNY and DASNY. These projects improve the infrastructure of the city and

2021 Ones to Watch: Jessica Stanton, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
I’m very proud and excited that in the midst of the pandemic I was part of the Olshan team that represented real estate developer David Edelstein in a

2021 Ones to Watch: Jennifer Gebbie, Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Who was/is your mentor and how did s/he influence/help you in your career?
After time in Big Law, I was questioning whether I wanted to continue practicing in a law firm setting. Then I was connected by my alma mater with the

2021 Ones to Watch: Sean Leyden, Garfunkel Wild, P.C.

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
During the late spring of 2020, I represented a healthcare system in the acquisition of an adjacent former educational facility on Long Island. The deal was

2021 Ones to Watch: Stacey Duncan, The Agency BCIDA/LDC

How do you keep your team motivated despite conflicts and obstacles?
I was recently named the head of an informal merger called the