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Ever wonder what's going on with your former classmates? Welcome to Class Notes online where you can stay abreast of the latest professional activities and other important milestones in your classmates' lives. Visit often, as we are frequently updating the site, with information compiled from alumni, including news published in local and national media.

Charles S. Cohen, President and Chief Executive Officer of the commercial real estate firm Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation and founder of the theatrical film distribution and production company, Cohen Media Group, was featured in a front page Sunday Business New York Times article, "Real Estate Developers in Movieland," (3/21/14). Formed in 2010, Cohen Media Group released more than 15 foreign and indie films to theaters in the last year. Cohen Brothers Realty has a portfolio of office buildings and design centers located in New York, Texas, Florida and Southern California. (5/1/2014)

Matthew J. D'Emic was appointed Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters in the NYS Supreme Court, Kings County. Justice D'Emic is an Acting Supreme Court Justice in Kings County, and he also presides over the Brooklyn Domestic Violence Court and the Brooklyn Mental Health Court. He joined the bench in 1996 when he was appointed a judge of the Court of Claims. (3/28/2014)

Fred J. Hirsh, a judge of the Nassau County District Court, was elected secretary of the New York State District Court Judges Association and treasurer of the Nassau County District Court Judges Association. (9/8/2013)

Victor Olds, First Deputy Commissioner for the NYC Department of Investigations, published a review of The Partner Track (St. Martin's Press, Sept. 2013) in the NYLJ (11/22/13). Olds also serves as Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School. He previously served as General Counsel for the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, Senior Counsel for Legal Services for New York City, and Managing Director and General Counsel for Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services Corporation. (3/10/2014)

Kenneth P. Nolan, managing partner of the New York office of Speiser, Krause, Nolan & Granito, published a book, A Streetwise Guide to Litigation (ABA 2013). He specializes in aviation personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Nolan has written and was an editor for The New York Times. He is a past editor-in-chief of Litigation, published by the ABA, and was recently appointed senior editor and writes the “Sidebar” column in each issue. (5/7/2013)

Steven R. Wagner joined the New York office of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman PC as a principal. He concentrates his practice in co-op and condominium law, real estate litigation, land use, and overall real estate in the New York City area. He also has a practice in Internet defamation law. Wagner was formerly a member of Wagner Davis P.C., which he founded in 1984. (9/8/2013)

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