Neil Sussman

AV Preeminent Rated Attorney at Sussman & Frankel

About Neil Sussman

In 1995, Neil Sussman co-founded the New York City law firm Sussman & Frankel, LLP. Focusing on legal counsel for securities arbitration and regulation, commercial litigation, and employment law, Neil Sussman is admitted to practice in the state courts of New York and New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second District. In addition to handling litigation in courts of law, he represents clients before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in securities arbitration.

A member of the New York State Bar Association, he is also approved by both the Bar of the City of New York and the New York County Bar Association to accept client referrals. He has earned a 5.0 AV Preeminent rating, the highest designation awarded by the independent attorney peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell.

Away from his responsibilities at the law firm, Neil Sussman invests in residential properties around the state of New York in need of restoration. He has stripped out and completely remodeled homes in the towns of Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, and Cooperstown.

AIDS Education Programs from Love Heals

A partner in the New York City law firm of Sussman & Frankel, Neil Sussman also takes an active role in his community. Neil Sussman stands out as a sponsor of Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education.

Founded to provide HIV/AIDS education to at-risk young people, the Alison Gertz Foundation, Love Heals, spreads its message through its own programs as well as training initiatives for community educators. The program's Speakers Bureau presents balanced and informed perspectives of health educators and real people living with HIV. These generous individuals share their experiences with schools, community groups, juvenile detention centers, and other places that serve youth. The organization also offers educator resources such as the curriculum packet, Ali Gertz: In Her Own Words, which helps teachers plan HIV-awareness lessons.

In addition, Love Heals encourages communities to educate one another through initiatives such as the Leadership Empowerment and Awareness Program (LEAP) for Girls. LEAP partners with young women of color to help them protect themselves from HIV and at the same time advocate for AIDS education and testing in their families, schools, and peer groups. Similarly, Love Heals' iLove program gives young women the tools to create web videos about sexual health, sexuality, and personal relationships.

Strength Training for Golfers

A partner in the law firm of Sussman & Franklel, attorney Neil Sussman focuses on employment and securities law as well as commercial law, medical malpractice, and personal injury. Neil Sussman maintains an active personal life as well and is an avid golfer in his free time.

Most golfers understand that a certain amount of power is necessary for a strong swing. However, many of these same players erroneously assume that isolated muscle building achieves the best results. This may be true in some sports, but golf requires a level of agility and muscle balance that makes extra muscle bulk in isolated areas counterproductive. A golfer is better served by strengthening all muscle groups evenly but modestly.

Experts suggest that to accomplish this, golfers' weight training should include a few repetitions with heavy barbells. To determine the proper weight size for these reps, athletes should find the maximum weight they can bear for a single lift, and then use a barbell that equals 80 percent of that size. If done correctly, balanced lift types, including squats and bench presses, help the golfer to build both muscular strength and capacity.

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