This year, I am proud to note that I made it to the finals of the Times-Herald Record’s Readers’ Choice Contest, and ultimately came in second in the voting; in other words, I found myself counted as the “Best of the Best” in the category of Real Estate Attorneys. As this marks my thirty-fifth year in practice here in the Hudson Valley, I am particularly pleased with this result, and I thank all who helped me to get here.
Of course, I would also like to salute and congratulate my colleague Rory Brady, Esq., of the Brady Law Firm, who came in first.
This was not my first time in the Readers’ Choice Awards. In 2014, I managed to make it through the first round to the final five, but did not make the second round cut to reach the final three. This time around though, I contacted all of my real estate clients from over the past fifteen years and asked them to vote for me if they were satisfied with my services. The effort played a major role in helping me to my second-place finish; as an added benefit, it was wonderful to catch up with so many people that I have had the opportunity to meet over the years.
I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to all my friends and colleagues in the real estate business, lenders, and above all, my clients, who voted for me this year. I hope to continue to serve you to the best of my abilities. Maybe next time, I will come in first!