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Vincent J. Syracuse Nominated For The NYSBA's Prestigious 2012 Attorney Professionalism Award

12.05.2011  •  Press Release

New York, December 5, 2011 - Once a year, the New York State Bar Association (the "NYSBA") honors one of its members for exemplifying outstanding professionalism towards client service and the legal profession in pursuit of justice and public good. Candidates are nominated by peers, judges, clients and even adversaries. Those nominated embody the highest degree of integrity, competence, ethical conduct, civility, commitment to service, good judgment and mentorship.

Tannenbaum Helpern is proud to announce that Vincent J. Syracuse, chair of its Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, was nominated for the second time by the NYSBA's Commercial & Federal Litigation Section for this distinguished award.

Practicing for over 40 years, Vince has built a reputation as an experienced strategic problem-solver and savvy tactician, who aggressively advocates for his clients while respecting his adversaries and the legal system. A champion for continuing education and mentoring up-and-coming talent, he pioneered and created the NYSBA's successful program on ethics and civility in litigation which is over 13 years strong.

Insightful, practical and knowledgeable, he has earned the respect of his clients, peers, judges and adversaries and below is what they have to say about Vince.

"I am reminded of an instance which he helped to expeditiously resolve in a manner that demonstrated his commitment to serving the best interests of his client, and at the same time, demonstrating his competence in a complex area of law...He also possesses unfailingly good judgment...and the highest degree of integrity."-a supreme court justice

"Vincent exudes, conveys and projects a constant level of attorney professionalism that could easily serve as a model for new attorneys."-a special counsel in the office of court administration

"Vince stood out as a colleague whose personal and professional standards were at the top of our profession...I can recall many of us seeking out Vince's thoughts and advice on difficult legal issues...Vince's advice was always the best. He counseled that we should treat adversaries with courtesy and courts with respect, all the while fulfilling our obligation to advocate zealously for our clients."-a colleague and an adversary

"Mr. Syracuse has consistently demonstrated the needed precise balance between effective advocacy on the one hand, and professionalism and courtesy on the other....He has positioned [our] case (a large, high profile litigation matter) to our advantage, and has handled our adversary as well as his client with a firm, but skillful and polished approach that defines him and his work."-a client

"Mr. Syracuse has always represented the company in accordance with the highest ethical and performance standards... None exceeds Mr. Syracuse when it comes to representing [our company] with unquestioned integrity and in a professional manner."-a client

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