Super Lawyers magazine identified the top attorneys in the New York Metro area based on an independent survey of nearly 90,000 attorneys. Out of the 280 real estate attorneys named Super Lawyer only 25 come from firms with less than 30 attorneys, including Colin Kaufman. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Selection for Super Lawyers is particularly noteworthy as ballots for the directory are sent to every lawyer in the state who has been licensed to practice for five years or more. The attorneys who made the list were nominated by their peers and were selected based on peer recognition and professional accomplishments including verdicts and settlements, transactions, representative clients, experience, honors, awards, and a blue ribbon panel review and independent research.