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TheIslandNow.com – GN Attorney Makes ‘Super Lawyers’ List – interview w/ David Peirez

October 16, 2014 Posted in: RPR&C In The Media

The Island Now

October 16, 2014

GN attorney makes ‘Super Lawyers’ list

Great Neck resident and lawyer David Peirez, one of the first board members of the Nassau County Interim Finance Authority, has been named to the annual New York Super Lawyers list for the sixth consecutive year.  TheIslandNow 10-16-14

“I’ve been rated by my peers to be among the single digit percent of lawyers who are considered by attorneys and judges to be among the best,” Peirez said. “That’s probably the best testament.”

The annual list, put out by Thomson Reuters, puts Peirez at the top 5 percent of attorneys in the New York area, as selected by area attorneys and judges.

Peirez said he believes there are a “myriad of factors” that go into why he has been named to the list year after year.

“There’s some people who cast a vote based on the fact that they know me,” he said. “It’s also based upon the level of success that can be identified.”

Peirez, a graduate of New York University School of Law, specializes in corporate law, electronic commerce, environmental law, business transactions and litigation at Garden City-based law firm Reisman, Peirez, Reisman & Capobianco, which he co-founded in 1981.

He said that his specialties in law has evolved over the past 50 years that he has been an attorney.

“Over a period of time you end up with a certain few area of expertise,” he said. “If you don’t take on new products, you shrink.”

Peirez said that in 2000, then-state Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli, now state comptroller, recommended to state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver that Peirez be named to the first ever NIFA board, a panel tasked with overseeing the finances of Nassau County after the county required state assistance to cover its expenses.

“This happened when Nassau County was ready to go down the tubes,” he said.

Peirez said sitting on the inaugural board was a “challenging” experience.

“It was challenging and time consuming because nothing like this had ever occurred in Nassau County,” he said.

Peirez said that after four years on the board, he knew it was time to step down.

“I’m a great believer in knowing when to leave something,” he said. “It was time.”