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Phillips Nizer Press Release

October 31, 2006

Stacy S. Salmon
(212) 977-9700

Elliot J. Wiener Chairs Matrimonial & Family Law Department;
Marc A. Landis Chairs Real Estate Department

NEW YORK – Phillips Nizer LLP announces that Elliot J. Wiener, partner, has assumed the role of Chair of the Matrimonial & Family Law Department and Marc A. Landis, previously counsel and now partner, will assume the role of Chair of the Real Estate Department.

Mr. Wiener, who joined Phillips Nizer in September 2003, is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, co-chair of the Matrimonial Section of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Family Law Section.  Mr. Wiener’s practice encompasses divorce, custody/visitation, support and related matters.  He is also a trained family law mediator.

Mr. Landis’ practice includes the acquisition, development and preservation of affordable housing, the acquisition and sale of residential, commercial and hotel properties, the private placement of investment securities, commercial leasing matters, and representation of co-op corporations and condominium associations.  He also provides general corporate and estate planning counseling to individuals and closely-held businesses.   He joined Phillips Nizer in January 2006.

Phillips Nizer LLP has been engaged in a wide-ranging practice of domestic and international law for 80 years.  Established by world-renowned trial attorney Louis Nizer, the firm consists of lawyers who are well-respected leaders in their fields.  The firm’s principal office is in New York City, with additional offices in Garden City, Long Island and Hackensack, New Jersey.