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September 15, 2022

4 CSG Law Attorneys Named to 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers list

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (CSG Law) is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers. Matthew E. Foreman was recognized with this year’s Super Lawyer distinction, while Samuel Newbold, Christopher J. Reilly and Michael J. Mouridy were tapped as Rising Stars.

Matt, who joined the firm in September 2020, was again awarded the Super Lawyer recognition for 2022 in the Tax area. He provides counsel on a broad range of tax issues to ensure clients understand the implications of their operations and transactions, comply with federal, state, and local tax laws and regulations, reduce the risk of a tax audit, and improve efficiency by eliminating unnecessary business structures. He was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2018, 2019 and 2021.

Sam, Chair of CSG Law’s Immigration Law Group, was selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers under the age of 40 or have been in practice for ten years or less. Sam, who has been acknowledged as a Rising Star in Immigration since 2014, represents companies from across the country and multinational organizations spanning the globe, providing counsel on employment-based immigration matters as well as corporate compliance best practices. He has developed a robust emerging companies’ practice, serves as a member of CSG Law’s Alternative Capital team, and manages the firm’s EB-5 practice.

Christopher, who joined the firm in February 2021, was tapped as a Rising Star for Surety. Chris, an associate with the Fidelity & Surety and Litigation Groups, advises and represents sureties, owners, design professionals, contractors and developers in all aspects of surety and construction law. He has extensive experience representing clients on matters related to performance and payment bonds, professional liability, design defects, breaches of contract, delays, mechanic’s liens, property damage, and contract negotiations.

Michael, who joined the firm in January, was included in this year’s Rising Stars list for Real Estate. Michael is an associate with the Real Estate, Development & Land Use Group who represents major institutional and commercial lenders in real estate loan transactions involving a wide variety of financial structures, including acquisition, bridge, construction, and permanent financing. He also has experience representing construction lenders for affordable multifamily housing and economic development projects, as well as financial institutions in warehouse lending transactions, structured as master repurchase facilities.

Every year, the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters Legal division, takes on a multi-phase selection process. This includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.


Visit csglaw.com/award-methodology for additional details on the selection process for the above-mentioned recognitions.