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Mestel & Company is the nation’s leading attorney placement firm.  Founded in 1987, we have assisted the careers of individual associates, partners and in-house counsel and to help effectuate the movement of groups and law firm mergers.

Geraldine Reich Director

BACKGROUND
Geraldine Reich is a Director for our New York office. She is experienced in working with Partners, Groups and Associates.

Geraldine has fifteen years of industry experience. She is especially known for her wit, compassion and sensitivity to the long-term importance of each and every attorney's career aspirations. She is an avid and knowledgeable devotee of opera, ballet and the New York Yankees.

EDUCATION
Hunter College, B.A.














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Geraldine Reich

Director

New York Office

575 Madison Avenue
Suite 3000
New York, NY 10022

646-356-0506 Phone
646-356-0545 Fax
greich@mestel.com

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Isabelle A. Laskin Associate Director Partners, Groups, Mergers

BACKGROUND
Isabelle A. Laskin is an Associate Director in Mestel & Company's New York office. She is a member of the Partners, Groups & Mergers Division.

Prior to joining Mestel & Company, she gained diverse experience in the recruiting industry which included the legal, medical and business sectors. For the past fifteen years, she has focused exclusively on the Partner side of the legal universe working in diverse geographic markets across a variety of practice areas on behalf of groups as well as individuals.

Isabelle has a proven track record of recruiting high-level partners and groups for top tier international, national and local law firms located in New York and across the country. Attorneys enjoy working with her due to her responsiveness, her excellent follow-up and her unwavering commitment to help talented attorneys reach their ultimate career goals.

Isabelle loves international travel, classical music and spending time with her daughter, family and friends.

EDUCATION
Binghamton University, B.A
Bernard M. Baruch Graduate School of Business, M.B.A. - candidate

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Isabelle A. Laskin

Associate Director
Partners, Groups, Mergers

Mestel & Company

575 Madison Avenue
Suite 3000
New York, NY 10022

646-356-0508 Phone
646-356-0545 Fax
ilaskin@mestel.com

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Kimberley Scott Neufeld Associate Director Partners, Groups, Mergers

BACKGROUND
Kimberley Scott Neufeld is an Associate Director in Mestel's New York Office, working with individual partners and groups, and identifying merger opportunities. Kim joined Mestel & Company's NY office in 2000. She has assisted in the placement of numerous prominent groups and individual partners across all practice areas and legal markets, including NY, DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

As a highly successful and experienced recruiter, and former practicing attorney, Kim has a deep understanding of the various practice areas, the partner's individual practice needs, and the overall legal market. Kim provides valuable expertise and insight to intelligently navigate the lateral process. She has assisted in placing numerous highly regarded partners into leadership roles for top-tier national and international law firms, including: Global Head of Antitrust & Competition; Co-Chair Global Energy; Firm Chair Securitizations; Firm Chair Advertising, Marketing & Media; Co-Chair Global Transportation Finance; Firm Head of Intellectual Property, Firm Chair Healthcare Enforcement & Litigation; Co-Chair Financial Institutions; Head of International Tax; and Firm Chair Insurance Coverage.

Kim's dedication to every candidate and client relationship has earned her a reputation for professionalism and commitment.

EDUCATION
University of Manitoba, B. Comm. (Hons.)
McGill University Law School, JD, Member of Law Journal

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Kimberley Scott Neufeld, Esq.

Associate Director
Partners, Groups, Mergers

Mestel & Company

575 Madison Avenue
Suite 3000
New York, NY 10022

646 356 0500 Phone
646 356 0545 Fax
kscott@mestel.com

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Lynn Mestel President and Founder

BACKGROUND
Lynn Mestel is the Founder and President of Mestel & Company. She began her legal career in 1987, opening Mestel & Company to service the careers of associates and partners and help effectuate law firm mergers. Throughout her career, Lynn has placed hundreds of lawyers throughout the United States and helped achieve law firm mergers and acquisitions of every size.

In November 2013, Lynn was named to the National Law Journal's inaugural list of "50 Business of Law Trailblazers & Pioneers" and recognized as one of the leading women entrepreneurs in the US, being honored by the Women's Venture Fund. She was also named to LawDragon's "100 Legal Consultants You Need to Know". She has chaired numerous conferences sponsored by the American Lawyer, spoken on various "business of law" panels and at law firm retreats and law firm executive committee meetings. Lynn has been recognized by The American Lawyer, Crain's, Forbes, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal as one of the preeminent professionals in her field.

Upon graduation from law school, Lynn began her career as a marketing executive, working at two of the world's largest advertising agencies, Doyle Dane Bernbach and Saatchi & Saatchi. In her advertising career, Lynn worked with clients like Procter & Gamble and CIGNA. From that experience, she developed an understanding of business and marketing that was largely undeveloped with respect to the legal profession at the time of founding Mestel & Company.

Lynn lives with her husband and younger daughter in New York City, where her mother, son, older daughter, son in law, and two granddaughters also reside.

BACKGROUND
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa
Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, J.D.

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Lynn Mestel, Esq.

President and Founder

New York Office

575 Madison Avenue
Suite 3000
New York, NY 10022

646-356-0500 Phone
646-356-0545 Fax
lmestel@mestel.com

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Mike Ma Director

BACKGROUND
Mike Ma is a Director in Mestel & Company's New York office. He specializes in recruiting partner level attorneys and groups.

Mike qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor in Australia, England and Wales. As one of the youngest attorneys to be admitted in Australia, he practiced complex commercial and general litigation at a prestigious old-line city firm before becoming a Legal Recruiter. Mike has lived and worked in almost every continent in the world, and was recently involved in a number of high profile group placements for AmLaw 100 firms.

Mike is the author of various legal and legal market/recruitment publications. He is fluent in English, French and Mandarin.

EDUCATION
Bond University in Australia, B.A. Honors
Bond University in Australia, L.L.B./J.D. Honors
Oxford Brookes University at Oxford, UK (PLT)

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Mike Ma, Esq.

Director

New York Office

575 Madison Avenue
Suite 3000
New York, NY 10022

646-356-0500 Phone
646-356-0545 Fax
mma@mestel.com

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Nancy Zeldis Senior Director Partners, Groups, Mergers

BACKGROUND
Nancy J. Zeldis joined Mestel & Company as Senior Director, Partners, Groups, Mergers in the New York office in 2014. She has been a legal search consultant for over 20 years at leading search firms in New York, and at Zeldis & CO. in suburban Westchester County. She moved to the Upper West Side shortly before joining Mestel in order to collaborate with the company's seasoned partner recruiters and draw on its resources.

She has placed partners and associates in all practice areas at law firms and in-house around the country. A former legal reporter for the National Law Journal and the New York Law Journal, Ms. Zeldis has freelanced extensively for such publications as The New York Times, Crain's New York Business and The Daily News. She has been invited to speak before the American Society of Corporate Secretaries on "How to Make Yourself Attractive to a Headhunter."

Ms. Zeldis resides in Manhattan. She writes on women's issues for womensenews.org., and enjoys museums, theatre, land preservation and golf.

EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania, B.A. cum laude
University of Connecticut School of Law (one year of study).

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Nancy Zeldis

Senior Director Partners, Groups, Mergers

New York Office

575 Madison Avenue
Suite 3000
New York, NY 10022

646-356-0521 Phone
646-356-0545 Fax
nzeldis@mestel.com

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Richard A. Senzer Director

BACKGROUND
Richard A. Senzer is a Director for Mestel & Company's New York office where he specializes in placing individual partners, groups and associates.


Prior to joining Mestel & Company, Richard served as a Vice President of Computershare, an international company engaged in transfer agency and a range of other diversified financial services. As an AV Preeminent™-rated attorney, he practiced law in New York for over 20 years at both law firms and global companies. He began his legal career as a litigation associate at RubinBaum LLP and then moved to Dentons US LLP (formerly Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal LLP) where he specialized in product liability and commercial litigation. Richard also served as Deputy General Counsel for a multinational company specializing in class action matters.


As someone who has worked as a lawyer in both the law firm and corporate settings, Richard brings an intimate understanding of the profession to both the client and candidate. In addition, as a lawyer who has previously undergone the job-hunting process himself, he understands the importance of having good career guidance and advice, and is always available to provide this to candidates. Richard utilizes both his long-established contacts with the decision makers at law firms and companies to gain otherwise unavailable access for his candidates. His deep understanding of changing market conditions, specific law firm priorities, and individual firm and partner personalities allows him to counsel candidates about which options best match their skills and goals.

EDUCATION
Cornell University, B.S.
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., Editor of the Hofstra Law Review

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Richard A. Senzer, Esq.

Director

New York Office

575 Madison Avenue
Suite 3000
New York, NY 10022

646-356-0514 Phone
646-356-0545 Fax
rsenzer@mestel.com

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Roger Hsia National Senior Director Partners, Groups, Mergers

BACKGROUND
Roger Hsia is the National Senior Director for Mestel & Company's New York office. He specializes in working with partners, groups and on firm merger opportunities in New York and across the country.

After graduating from University of Texas School of Law, Roger engaged in general corporate, securities, real estate and other transactional work for two prominent mid-sized law firms. Prior to joining Mestel & Company, Roger was a Managing Director for a top legal recruiting boutique. He has placed numerous partners, associates and groups into law firms and corporations throughout his recruiting career.

EDUCATION
University of Michigan, B.A.
University of Texas School of Law, J.D.










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Roger Hsia, Esq.

National Senior Director
Partners, Groups, Mergers


Mestel & Company

New York Office

575 Madison Avenue
Suite 3000
New York, NY 10022

646-356-0511 Phone
646-356-0545 Fax
rhsia@mestel.com

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Samuel Roberts National Senior Executive Director Partners, Groups, Mergers

BACKGROUND
Sam Roberts is the National Senior Executive Director for Mestel & Company; he is based in the New York office.

Since joining the company in 1998, Sam has spear-headed the company's lateral partner efforts, helped guide a number of significant national law firm mergers, and been instrumental in helping several AmLaw 100 firms open new offices in domestic and foreign markets. Today, he has significant relationships with key Managing Partners across the entire spectrum of law firms, domestically and internationally, providing guidance and advice to partners as they seek to move their practices to better aligned platforms, more fully address their clients' needs, and strengthen their economic position.

Sam has also played a major role in developing Mestel & Company's national presence in New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He has trained many of the company's recruiters and continues to be a daily advisor overseeing the efforts of the Mestel team.

Before joining Mestel & Company, Sam was founder and president of a China-based pharmaceutical and medical imaging company that imported and exported products to and from several Asian and Latin American countries. In the earlier years of his career, Sam was corporate counsel and, subsequently, general counsel, to a large, privately held energy company, as well as a partner in a mid-size New York based law firm.

EDUCATION
Binghamton University, B.A.
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., Notes Editor of the Law Review

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Samuel Roberts, Esq.

National Senior Executive Director Partners, Groups, Mergers


Mestel & Company

New York Office

575 Madison Avenue
Suite 3000
New York, NY 10022

646-356-0509 Phone
646-356-0545 Fax
sroberts@mestel.com

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