Aaron Frishman ’00, a trust and estate lawyer with Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC, in Syracuse, N.Y., was named to the 40 Under Forty class of 2014 by Bizeventz, a company in the Business Journal News Network. “I’m flattered and honored that I was selected for the award — it wasn’t something I was expecting,” says Frishman, who recently returned to the Central New York area with his wife and son after living for several years in Colorado. “I’m just humbled by this level of recognition given to younger individuals who are trying to make the most out of the community they’re living in.” Bizeventz’s 40 Under Forty award recognizes young professionals in the Central New York region for excelling in the workplace and for giving back to their community. Past 40 Under Forty winners represent a virtual who’s who of up and coming Central New York leaders in the business and nonprofit sectors. Winners were chosen by a panel of judges that includes community leaders and past recipients of the award. “To be honest, I’m most excited to see and meet the other people selected and learn more about the diversity of their work,” Frishman says. “I feel that sometimes, younger professionals don’t necessarily receive that kind of recognition publicly, or even privately. It’s great for the community to get these people together to both support their work and foster collaboration to make the region more attractive for young people. It’s a good spark to help engage and connect leaders already trying to do positive things on their own.” At Bond Schoeneck & King, Frishman practices in all areas of trusts and estates and elder law matters, focusing on estate and tax planning, trusts, guardianships, estate and trust administration, Medicaid planning, and other elder law and public benefits matters. He also frequently provides legal assistance to personal injury attorneys pertaining to the protection of settlement proceeds. He has lectured to individuals and at state bar associations on numerous estate planning and elder law issues and has been published nationally by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He recently became a member of the Public Benefits Panel of the NYSBA Elder Law Section. At HWS, Frishman majored in history and double minored in sociology and Holocaust studies, graduating magna cum laude, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to earn his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law in 2005. He is a member of the New York State and Colorado Bar Associations, in the Trust and Estate Sections and Elder Law Sections; a member of the Onondaga County Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project as Surrogate’s Court Legal Clinic Volunteer and Upstate Medical Center Legal Clinic Volunteer; a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; and a steering committee member of F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse Age-Friendly Central New York Study. He has been active in the Syracuse community through the Jewish Federation of Syracuse Young Leadership Program, YMCA Camp Cory, the Central New York chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and Temple Concord. The 40 Under Forty awards luncheon for the 2014 honorees will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Oncenter in Syracuse.