By Pierro, Connor & Strauss Staff

Albany, New York City –

Pierro, Connor & Strauss, LLC is proud to announce that three of its partners will be recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and one attorney listed as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America.™

The honors were announced August 18, 2022 by Best Lawyers®, regarded since 1983 as the most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction in the United States. Best Lawyers® lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation for specific practice areas.

Capital Region:

Louis W. Pierro, Founding Partner, was selected by his peers in the practice areas of Elder Law, and Trust and Estates: his 15th year of recognition by Best Lawyers®. Pierro was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Elder Law in 2022, 2018 and 2014. Mr. Pierro also serves clients in estate and trust administration, special needs, and business and tax planning.

Frank E. Hemming III, Senior Associate Attorney is recognized for the first time by his peers as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch™ for Elder Law and Trusts and Estates. Mr. Hemming has been practicing law since 2013, with a strong focus on helping clients obtain community and chronic care Medicaid, in addition to estate planning and special needs planning.

New York City:

Peter J. Strauss, Senior Partner, is recognized by Best Lawyers® for the 15th year as well, selected for professional excellence by his peers in the areas of Elder Law, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, and Trusts and Estates. Practicing law since 1961, Mr. Strauss is considered a pioneer in the field of elder law.

Caryn B. Keppler, Partner, is selected by her peers for The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Trusts & Estates, her second consecutive year of recognition. In addition, Ms. Keppler serves clients in the practice of Art Law, International Estate Planning, LGBTQ+ Planning, Special Needs Planning, Special Education Law and Estate and Trust Administration.

“We are humbled and honored that our colleagues have given us these distinctions,” said Pierro, who has practiced law for 39 years.

In 2022, Pierro, Connor & Strauss was recognized by Best Lawyers® as Tier I for Elder Law in New York City and Albany, and additionally for Litigation – Trusts & Estates in New York City.

Pierro, Connor & Strauss, LLC provides legal services to clients in multiple locations that include the Capital Region, New York City, Long Island, Hudson, Lake Placid, Clark, NJ, Falmouth, MA and Clearwater, FL.

For more information or to view awards letters:
Beth Wurtmann (518) 459-2100, or [email protected]