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.
Herbert Block, Assistant Executive Vice-President of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in New York, was reappointed by President Obama to the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. The Commission is an independent agency of the U.S. Government charged with identifying and reporting on cemeteries, monuments, and historic buildings in Eastern and Central Europe that are associated with the heritage of U.S. citizens, particularly endangered properties, and obtaining, in cooperation with the Department of State, assurances from the governments of the region that the properties will be protected and preserved. (11/7/2014)
Marc J. Block was invited to serve as a WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Neutral with the United Nations. WIPO Neutrals are attorneys from over 70 countries sanctioned by the United Nations to help resolve disputes between nations and/or businesses regarding intellectual property and commercial disputes. Block also maintains his own practice focusing on real and intellectual property and commercial litigation. (5/1/2014)
Colleen L. Caden, a Partner in the New York office of Pryor Cashman LLP and Chair of the firm's Business Immigration Group, was featured in Law 360's "Female Powerbrokers Q&A" (Feb. 26, 2014). Caden focuses her practice on all aspects of immigration and nationality law and ensuring compliance with immigration laws, U.S. Department of Labor regulations and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services program. (3/10/2014)
Tamir Dardashtian was promoted to principal at Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, Accountants and Advisors. Dardashtian is a member of the firm’s Private Client Group and its Trust & Estates Services Group and he handles all aspects of taxation and planning for high net worth families and large trusts and estates. (11/7/2014)
Stacy L. Weinberg Dieve joined the Ann Arbor, MI office of Cisco Systems as the Trade Strategy Manager of the company's Global Tax Customs Group. She is responsible for ensuring compliance with customs and global trade requirements. Dieve previously worked on the Global Customs & Compliance team in the San Francisco area office of Hewlett-Packard. (6/13/2014)
Craig L. Price a partner at Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, LLP, was featured in an article in Real Estate Weekly, "Price Trades a Bagel Shop Counter for Corner Office as Firm's Youngest Partner" (Dec. 12, 2013). Price practices all facets of real property law and institutional lending. (1/7/2014)
Steven B. Smith joined the New York office of Dickstein Shapiro LLP, as Counsel in the firm's Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice Group. Smith focuses his practice on complex corporate restructuring and creditors' rights, including in court Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts. (3/10/2014)