WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (September 22, 2023) – McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP (MGS) Managing Partner Seth M. Mandelbaum has been selected for the 2023 New York Metro Super Lawyers®, recognizing him as one of the top attorneys in Land Use and Zoning. MGS Partner Steven Wrabel was also selected as a 2023 New York Metro Super Lawyers® Rising Star, for his work in Land Use and Zoning.
“For the third year in a row our firm has been selected for this honor and we are extremely proud to be included among some of the top lawyers in the region on the New York Metro Super Lawyers list!” said Mandelbaum. “This honor is a reflection of the accomplishments of all the excellent attorneys and staff at MGS. Congratulations to Steve for his well-deserved selection once again as a Rising Star!”
Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters subsidiary, develops both the Super Lawyers® guide and the Rising Stars guide each year. The purpose of these guides is to help individuals in need of legal guidance connect with vetted attorneys. As such, the selection process is rigorous, involving a 12-category independent review by Super Lawyers® and a Blue-Ribbon Review by a panel of top-rated attorneys. The only differences between the guides are:
Super Lawyers® lists mid- to late-career attorneys, while Rising Stars lists early career attorneys either in their first decade of practice or no older than 40 years of age.; No more than 5 percent of all practicing attorneys are selected to Super Lawyers®, while Rising Stars lists no more than 2.5 percent of all practicing attorneys. The selection to either list denotes that an attorney is highly regarded by their peers and highly accomplished in their area of legal practice.
Mandelbaum and Wrabel have each contributed to the success of MGS, which has a proven track record in obtaining favorable results for their diverse range of clients.
About our Super Lawyer and Rising Star:
Seth M. Mandelbaum
He is admitted to the New York State Bar; the Connecticut State Bar; U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, and the District of Connecticut. Mr. Mandelbaum holds a J.D., cum laude, and an Environmental Law Certificate from Pace University School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor for the Pace Environmental Law Review; and a B.A., with Honors, from the University of Florida, where he majored in Environmental Policy.
Mr. Mandelbaum is a member of the New York State Bar Association, and the Westchester County Bar Association, for which he formerly served as Co-Chair of the Environmental Law Committee. Mr. Mandelbaum is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Westchester County Association, where he serves on the Real Estate Task Force.
In addition, Mr. Mandelbaum serves as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for the Westchester Parks Foundation (formerly Friends of Westchester County Parks). In 2009, Mr. Mandelbaum was a recipient of the Business Council of Westchester “Rising Stars – 40 under 40” award.
Mr. Mandelbaum practices in the areas of land use and environmental law, alternative energy, municipal law, and not-for-profit organizations. In addition, Mr. Mandelbaum is one of only a small group of attorneys in New York to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED® AP).
Mr. Mandelbaum is a resident of White Plains, NY.
Steven M. Wrabel
Mr. Wrabel has counseled private developers and property owners on issues of zoning compliance, environmental review, and various land use issues. In his time with McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, Mr. Wrabel has worked on successful projects for clients including PepsiCo, Inc., Manhattanville College, and George Comfort & Sons, among others.
He is admitted to the New York State Bar and received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where he was Notes and Articles Editor for the Environmental Law Review, as well as a B.A. from Boston College.
He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Westchester County Bar Association. Mr. Wrabel was selected as a Super Lawyer® Rising Star for his work in Land Use and Zoning in the New York Metro area in 2021 and 2022. He was also selected by Westfair Business Journals as a 2022 Millennial & Gen Z Award Winner.
Mr. Wrabel is a resident of Ridgefield, CT.