Accolades

Mantel McDonough Riso, LLP, as a firm, and its named partners have been recognized and selected as pre-eminent lawyers and Bar leaders in their fields of practice. The major accolades and distinctions of the firm and its partners are identified and described below.

Allan D. Mantel and Gerard A. Riso are “A-V” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest and most recognized lawyer evaluation firm. The “A-V” Rating connotes that Messrs. Mantel and Riso have been recognized, by peer evaluation, to meet the highest qualifications of Legal Competence, Ability and Ethical Standards.

Mr. Mantel has been A-V Rated since 1983.

Mr. Riso has been A-V Rated since 1999.

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Allan D. Mantel and Kevin M. McDonough are Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a select National Bar Association of 1500 Family Law specialists. Selection is made following rigorous attorney peer and judicial evaluation; meeting the highest professional ethical standards; and confirming expert knowledge of substantive law.

Mr. Mantel has been an AAML Fellow since 1986, and was elected and served as the President of the AAML New York Chapter (2007-2008).

Mr. McDonough has been an AAML Fellow since 2007.

Mr. Mantel is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, (since 2017). Selection is made following attorney peer evaluation, meeting the highest professional standards, and expert knowledge of international substantive law.

Mr. Mantel has been an AAML Fellow since 1986, and was elected and served as the President of the AAML New York Chapter (2007-2008).

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Recognized and selected by peer evaluation, Mantel McDonough Riso, LLP (and its predecessor firm) have been awarded and ranked as a New York City Tier 1 (highest ranking) Law Firm in Family Law since 2009.

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Allan D. Mantel and Kevin M. McDonough have been selected, by peer evaluation, for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, since 2009 and 2013 respectively.

Alan D. Mantel was included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Marital Law.

Kevin M. McDonough was included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Marital Law.

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Allan D. Mantel and Kevin M. McDonough have been selected, by peer evaluation, by SuperLawyers, respectively since 2007 and 2012. .

National Trial Lawyers Top 100

Gerard A. Riso has been identified by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers in New York.  The organization states that only a select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state receive invitations to join this exclusive organization.

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Gerard A. Riso has been included as a top AV Preeminent Attorney in Corporate Counsel, featuring the top lawyers in various practice areas.

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Allan D. Mantel has been awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award”.

Allan D Mantel was elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2019. The Fellows comprise a global society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Fellows are recommended by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.

 

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