Brian J. Markowitz was given an “AV” rating from his peers, which means that he was deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability. Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.
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In addition, Brian was selected as a New York Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2011 and 2012, an award given to only the top 2.5 percent of up-and-coming attorneys in any state. He is also the drafter of New York Lien Law Section 44-b, dealing with necessary parties to a public improvement mechanic’s lien foreclosure action.