2022 Honored Guests

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Ronald J. Bredow
Founding Partner, Chief Executive Officer
NY Physical Therapy & Wellness
Honoree

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Geoffry R. Handler, Esq.
Managing Partner
McLaughlin & Stern
Honoree

Please see below for Honoree bios.

 
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Ronald J. Bredow
Honoree

Ronald Bredow is the CEO and Co-Founder of NY Physical Therapy & Wellness. He started in the field at the age of 18, became a PTA in 1996, and became a Physical Therapist in 2000. That is the same year he co-founded NY Physical Therapy & Wellness, opening its first clinic in Franklin Square. Prior to NY Physical Therapy & Wellness, Ron worked at North Shore University for two years, but his vision was always to have his own company with multiple clinics (seven, to be exact). This vision has been surpassed, with NY Physical Therapy & Wellness having 11 clinics throughout Long Island and Queens.

Ron's favorite thing about Physical Therapy is the reward of seeing patients progress in their programs and return to what they love to do and their daily activities. In his spare time, Ron loves to go boating, play ice hockey and golf, and spend quality time with his family.

 
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Geoffry R. Handler, Esq.
Honoree

Mr. Handler is the Managing Partner of McLaughlin & Stern and concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate law, trusts and estates, and taxation. He specializes in the comprehensive representation of high net worth families and their business enterprises. Ancillary to his practice in these areas, Mr. Handler has also overseen the acquisition and management of private aircraft for his clients, as well as the charter operations relating thereto. 

Early on in his career Mr. Handler was involved in complex litigation involving major financial institutions and this has provided him with a certain perspective in advising his individual, families, and business clients. With Mr. Alkalay of the Firm, Mr. Handler was counsel to a purchaser of a Major League Baseball franchise. He has also been instrumental in advising several clients when their businesses joined together with well known private equity firms.

Mr. Handler has served as a director for several corporate clients, including a major media company operating throughout the country and abroad, and also sits on the boards of several private foundations. He has been called upon to act in a fiduciary capacity as a trustee and executor for many of his clients and has represented accounting and other law firms in merger transactions.

Mr. Handler was born in Columbus, Ohio and is an avid runner and golfer.