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Survey ranks 2 LI law firms among best in nation

Robert Wild, the chairman of law firm Garfunkel

Robert Wild, the chairman of law firm Garfunkel Wild, sits in his Great Neck office. The firm received a First-Tier ranking. (April 20, 2010) Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Two Long Island law firms have ranked nationally in a survey of the nation's best law practices.

They also were among 23 law practices ranked as top-tier on Long Island.

Those ranked in three levels of esteem were selected from among more than 10,000 law firms based on surveys conducted by U.S. News & World Report and the publishers of "The Best Lawyers in America." Results were published this month, based on confidential surveys of about 40,000 lawyers and clients.

Ranking nationally were:

Nixon Peabody Llp, Jericho, Tier 1 for franchise law.

Bond, Schoeneck & King Pllc, of Garden City, Tier 2 for employment law, representing management, and Tier 3 for labor law, representing management.

"The recognition from U.S. News and 'Best Lawyers' validates our commitment to providing counsel of the highest quality to our clients and delivering results that help them to achieve their strategic business objectives," said Richard F. Langan Jr., Nixon Peabody's managing partner and chief executive.

Ranked at Tier 1 in the survey's Long Island region were:

Admiralty and maritime law: Kingsley, Kingsley & Calkins, Hicksville.

Alternative dispute resolution law: Craco & Ellsworth Llp, Huntington.

Employment law (representing management): Bond, Schoeneck & King Pllc, Garden City; Nixon Peabody Llp, Jericho.

Family law: DaSilva, Hilowitz & McEvily Llp, Garden City; Gassman, Baiamonte, Betts & Tannenbaum Pc, Garden City; Samuelson, Hause & Samuelson Llp, Garden City; Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos Pllc, Garden City; Dikman & Dikman, Lake Success; Kenneth Koopersmith, Garden City; Moran, Brodrick & Elliot, Garden City; Vincent F. Stempel, Garden City.

Franchise law: Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, Pc, Uniondale.

Health care law: Garfunkel Wild, Pc, Great Neck; Nixon Peabody Llp, Jericho.

Immigration law: DiRaimondo & Masi, Llp, Melville.

Insurance law: Ohrenstein & Brown Llp, Garden City.

International arbitration: Craco & Ellsworth Llp, Huntington.

Labor law (representing management): Bond, Schoeneck & King Pllc, Garden City; Nixon Peabody Llp, Jericho.

Medical malpractice law (representing plaintiffs): Pegalis & Erickson Llc, Lake Success; Duffy & Duffy, Uniondale.

Medical malpractice law (representing defendants): Shaub, Ahmuty, Citrin & Spratt Llp, Lake Success; Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach Llp, Garden City.

Personal injury litigation (representing defendants): Furey, Kerley, Walsh, Matera & Cinquemani Pc, Seaford; Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles Llp, Melville.

Trusts and estates law: Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone Llp, Mineola.

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