It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Keith Herald, who had been an attorney with our law firm from when he first got out of law school in 1984 until he retired from our firm in 2020. Keith was 68 years old. In all of his years practicing law, he helped many hundreds of clients with their legal problems over the years. Whether assisting people with their Wills, real estate closings, matrimonial and family law problems or Social Security Disability appeals, Keith really cared about his clients, and as a result, was well-loved by them. And we, the people that worked with him daily, all really enjoyed working side-by-side with him at the firm for so many years. We appreciated his kindness and warmth, as well as his wry sense of humor. Keith loved skiing, golf, classical music, war history and the Buffalo Bills (and sometimes the Sabres!). But most of all, he loved his wife, Andrea and her children, and was a proud and loving grandfather, who was cherished by his grandchildren. He retired in 2020 to savor time with his family, which unfortunately was cut much too short. We will miss you, Keith. Rest in peace.
Since 1976, the experienced attorneys at Pusatier Sherman Abbott & Sugarman, LLP have provided legal services throughout Buffalo and Western New York for individuals, families, businesses, and corporations.
When you need legal assistance - on issues from personal injury and Social Security Disability, to divorce law, child custody and estates - there is one thing our lawyers care about most, helping you.
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The law firm of Pusatier Sherman Abbott & Sugarman, LLP was founded on a fierce commitment to personalized client service and the highest standards of legal ethics. It is that type of commitment that led one of the firm's attorneys to become a New York State Supreme Court Justice.
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Stephen Pusatier received the highest level of professional excellence ranking by his peers in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards in 2022 by Martindale-Hubbell.
Stephen Pusatier was selected for the 2022 Upstate New York Super Lawyer's List, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.
Steven Sugarman has been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He has received this peer-nominated recognition consistently since 2005.
Steven Sugarman has been recognized in the 2021 Super Lawyers Magazine as a Super Lawyer for Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Steve Pusatier has been selected to the 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.
Steve Sugarman has earned the honor of Advanced Accredited Mediator Member, the highest-level mediator, by the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation.
Steve Pusatier has been awarded 2021 Peer-Review: Distinguished/Very High Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by Martindale-Hubbell.
Steve Sugarman and Steve Pusatier have both been awarded a Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards Peer Review Rating for 2021 by Martindale-Hubbell.
Steve Pusatier has been designated a 2020 Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell
2020 and 2019 Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards Peer Review Rating awarded to Steven Sugarman by Martindale-Hubbell
2019 Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards Peer Review Rating awarded to Steve Pusatier by Martindale-Hubbell
Steve Sugarman has been selected as Best Lawyers' Mediation "Lawyer of the Year" for Buffalo in 2020 in addition to 2013, 2016 and 2018.
Steve Pusatier was Selected as a Personal Injury Super Lawyer for 2019 by SuperLawyers.com
Steven Sugarman has been selected by his peers for recognition of his professional excellence in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Mediation.
Steve Sugarman has earned the 2021 Distinguished* Very High Rating in both legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell
At Pusatier Sherman Abbott & Sugarman, LLP, each of our attorneys has practiced law throughout Erie, Niagara and the surrounding counties for years, handling cases and legal matters of all types and complexities.
We are dedicated to the law and serving the needs of people in our community. We want to help and will be there for you. When you work with us, you will meet directly with a lawyer who has handled many cases in the particular field of your legal issue, whether Social Security, mediation, personal injury, divorce and family law, business, real estate or criminal.
Our lawyers are well respected throughout Western New York's legal community, both for our knowledge and experience. We are proud that many Buffalo attorneys refer cases to us because of our commitment to legal ethics and personalized client service. Our firm has been designated by US News and World Report as one of the Best Law Firms in the country as chosen by our peers in 2016 and 2018.
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With a broad range of experience in many areas of the law and a genuine interest in serving you, our client, we focus on guiding you through life's positive milestones - buying a home or starting a business - as well as helping you face the most stressful situations - injuries, disabilities, child custody or divorce. Divorce mediation is our specialty.