Leonard Wasserman selected by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017!

NEW YORK, NY – 12/13/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Leonard M. Wasserman, Special Real Estate Transactional Counsel at New York City Economic Development Corporation, has been selected by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award! 

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members are chosen for this distinction based on their years of experience in the field, professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, and contributions to their communities.  These are truly incredibly talented professionals who have dedicated their life to their work and have had a lifetime of achievement and success!

Leonard Wasserman is being honored at the 2016 IAOTP’s Annual Award Gala, at the luxurious Garden City Hotel.  IAOTP will be announcing him for his selection for the Lifetime Achievement Award and he will be receiving the Sapphire Diamond Crystal piece engraved for his Lifetime of Achievement and Success. 

Leonard is being recognized for having over 40 years of professional experience in the legal industry and for his contribution of being a consultant for the New York City Economic Development Corporation.  Leonard has also dedicated his time and energy as an adjunct professor for Brooklyn Law School, the law school he graduated from with his J.D in 1972.

Leonard took an early interest in urban planning at a young age.  After graduating from college, he spent a little over a year at the NYC Housing and Development Administration under the administration of Mayor John V. Lindsay. He then decided to take a leave from the ranks of the employed in order to attend Brooklyn Law School to focus on the legal aspects of urban planning and development as a means of establishing credentials in the world of urban planning and development.  After graduation he served for a year as a law clerk in the Southern District of New York to a federal district court judge—Judge Murray I. Gurfein. After his clerkship, he spent a few years in private practice where he trained as a real estate attorney.  After his private practice experience, he moved into the world of public service, spending several years in public sector legal positions where he applied his skills as a real estate transactional attorney. In 1985 he was appointed as Chief of the Economic Development Division of the NYC Law Department. He served in that position for almost 27 years and became a specialist in the field of “Public/ Private/ Partnerships” (P3 Practice,) related to real estate and infrastructure transactions between governmental entities and private developers.  Although he retired from full-time municipal employment in 2011, he still continues to support City Hall in its pursuit of its economic development goals utilizing his expertise in real estate and land use law.

Mr. Wasserman has been recognized worldwide for his achievements and has received numerous awards.  He has an AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale -Hubbell.  He has appeared in numerous publications such as Top Attorneys, American Registry, Worldwide Branding, Pro-Files Magazine, and in 2014 he was selected to have a chapter in the Top 101 Industry Experts publication.  He has served as a member of the Academic Studies Advisory Board of the Jewish Theological Seminary in Manhattan for over 20 years, and he currently serves as the chair of the Academic Committee of said Advisory Board.

Looking back Mr. Wasserman attributes his success to his experience and longevity in the field and his passion for what he did every day.  When not working he enjoys spending time with his family, sharing his accumulated knowledge of Talmud and other Jewish texts and liturgy by leading small study groups of his peers at his synagogue and remaining active in the community.  For the future, Mr. Wasserman aspires to continue growing as a professional and to continue to share his knowledge in order to give back to one of the fine institutions that have helped him successfully navigate his path through life.

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Watch his video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn11H9749fE


The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization who hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

For more information about IAOTP please visit www.iaotp.com


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