Your Class Network

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.



Kyla Burke-Lazarus married Christopher Richard Peck on September 1st. (9/28/2018)

Sophia M. Genovese wrote a new entry for LexisNexis' Legal Newsroom on immigration law, criticizing the Ninth Circuit's decision to decline a petition of a foreign national who fought removal from the U.S. over a crime of moral turpitude. She is an associate at Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners. (8/9/2018)

Father Patrick J. Keating was named Economo and Vicar of Finance of the Brooklyn Diocese. In this capacity, Father Keating will care for the treasury and assist in budgeting plans. Before taking the position, he was a pastor of Elmhurst’s St. Bartholomew’s Church from 2005 to 2011. Father Keating was then named head of Catholic Migration Services, which provides legal and pastoral services to immigrants residing in Brooklyn and Queens. In 2016, he was named deputy CEO of Catholic Charities’ Brooklyn and Queens chapter as it restructured. (6/10/2019)

C. Nathaniel Myers joined the law firm of Kasowitz Benson Torres, LLP. (11/2/2018) 

Thuy-An Nguyen is joining the Atlanta office of Greenberg Traurig as an associate in its immigration and compliance practice. (9/28/2018)

Mark Potkewitz will begin serving as co-director of Ulster University’s Legal Innovation Centre in Belfast on May 1. He was formerly an associate at Bruce Fein and Associates and communications director at the Foundation for Fund Governance. (4/26/2019)

Katherine A. Stewart is working as an associate at Smith Sovik Kendrick & Sugnet in Syracuse. Katherine was formerly an associate at Harris Beach in New York City, dealing with IP and commercial litigation issues. (3/15/2019)


Christina C. Fasitta has joined Reed Smith’s real estate practice group. Before joining this firm, Fasitta was an associate at Goldstein Hall and Wachtel Missry, where she focused on corporate and real estate law with a particular focus on acquisition and financing of residential and mixed-use buildings. (6/10/2019)

Joshua M. Greenberg is joining Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP after working at Masur LLP in the entertainment, digital media, and trademark spaces. Josh will be advising clients on technology, digital media and general entertainment matters. (10/25/2018)

Ashley E. Inklaar joined Two Sigma Investments as counsel earlier this month. She was previously at Bortstein Legal Group of New York City. (10/25/2018)

Zareen Iqbal will become the Attorney-Advisor at NASA’s Marshall C. Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. (9/28/2018)

Alexi A. Knock is now corporate counsel for Informa, a business intelligence and academic publishing firm based in the UK. She was formerly an associate at Ropes & Gray. (3/15/2019)


Lois Bladykass, an associate at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., has been named the Chair of the New York State Bar Association's Trusts & Estates Law Section Membership & Law Students Committee. (2/15/2019)

Frank C. Dal Lago, of Sheppard Mullin, married Melissa Susan Finerty of St. Louis. Melissa is a vice president at Instinet, a global financial securities broker. (3/15/19)

Eric J. Greenberg published Don't Transfer That Interest! How the "Mere Change Exemption" Provides Little Relief to Taxpayers in the Albany Law Review discussing transferring a controlling interest in real property and the potential tax effects. (12/12/2018)

Philip M. Guffy joined Blank Rome as an associate in its finance, restructuring and bankruptcy group this month. He was formerly an associate at Kramer Levin, dealing with complex restructuring and bankruptcy matters. (3/15/19)

Richard Quatrano is now an associate at Farrell Fritz PC’s corporate and finance department. He was previously an associate at Fox Horan & Camerini. (9/28/2018)


James L. Ansorge was named one of City & State magazine's 40 Under 40. He practices at Cozen O'Connor and is a member of their Public Strategies group. (1/23/2019)

Joshua P. Brady joined Chartwell Law as a member of its insurance defense team. Brady will focus on matters ranging from slip-and-fall cases to motor vehicle liability and construction defects. (4/26/2019)

Elizabeth David Dembrowsky is the founder of Good Counsel Services, a non-profit organization that works to ensure the legal and financial security of individuals and organizations in the non-profit sector through education and empowerment. (2/19/2019)

Elaine Driscoll married John Byron Sorrell on June 30, 2018. She is an assistant law clerk for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division First Department. (7/20/2018)

Aaron Getman joined Travelex, a leading foreign exchange specialist, as Legal Counsel, Payments in its New York office. (3/14/2019)

Emily Horowitz Gordon married Benjamin Taylor Lowe, a political strategist for public affairs firm Pythia Public, on June 23, 2018. She is a public defender at Queens Law Associates of Forest Hills. (7/20/2018)

Nithin E. Jayadeva left Rosenberg & Estis PC to join the JDS Development Group as assistant general counsel. (3/15/2019)

Harrison S. Kleinman joined McDermott Will & Emery as an associate. He previously worked as an associate at Kriss & Feuerstein. (7/20/2018)

Adam K. Kubota received a mention in The Coatesville Times for his performance with the rotating music group Postmodern Jukebox, which performed on August 19 at Pennsylvania’s Longwood Gardens. (9/28/2018)

Randal J. Meyer joined McGuireWoods Consulting and LLP as senior vice president and counsel in the federal public affairs practice. He was previously legislative counsel in the office of Senator Rand Paul. (3/15/2019)


Daniel Faessler was awarded the 2019 Kathi Pugh Award for Exceptional Mentorship by Berkeley Law School. Faessler is currently the staff attorney and clinical supervisor for the health and welfare practice at the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley, California. (6/10/2019)

Jarrett S. Kalish joined the Boca Raton office of Proskauer Rose after two years as a transaction tax staff member for Ernst & Young/EY and a tax counsel for the New York City Department of Finance. (3/15/2019)

Luis V. Nunez married Patricia Grace Abad-Santos on October 20, 2018. (11/2/2018)

Alexandra L. Robak has been appointed to the Fremont County Court in Colorado by Gov. John Hickenlooper. She was most recently deputy state public defender in the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office of Salida. (9/28/2018)

Adam Scavone was named general counsel for North Coast Testing Laboratories, the first licensed medical marijuana testing laboratory in the state of Ohio. (3/15/2019)

Matthew P. Strauss has moved to the Ft. Lauderdale office of Kelley Kronenberg as an attorney. (3/15/2019)

Cameron Weil is now a vice president and assistant general counsel at Cantor Fitzgerald LP. (9/28/2018)

Ella Yusim joined the trusts and estates practice of New Jersey firm Brach Eichler. She was formerly an associate of Connors and Sullivan in Brooklyn, where she addressed wealth preservation, estate planning, and post-death administration issues for clients. (3/15/2019)


Randall Allen married Margaret "Meg" Cameron Holden on October 20, 2018. (11/2/2018)

Anna Ashurov, of Goldman Sachs, is one of Business Insider's Rising Stars of Wall Street. (11/2/2018)

Andrew Bochner was named intellectual property counsel at Click Therapeutics, which produces software aimed at users with unmet medical needs in conjunction with or as a key feature of their medical management. He was previously an associate at Wiggin and Dana. (6/10/2019)

Jason Labate co-authored an article in the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law titled, "Changing the Paradigm: Creating Scale and Keeping Local Expertise in Nonprofit Affordable Housing Development— How to Stop Competing with Fellow CDCs and Embrace a Joint Ownership Structure". Labate is a senior associate at the real estate law firm GoldsteinHall. (5/23/2019)

Jacqueline K. Holmes was honored at the October Lehigh Valley’s Finest gala, which benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The award is given to young volunteers who are accomplished in their specific professions. Jacqueline is a complex commercial litigation associate at Norris McLaughlin in Pennsylvania. (3/15/2019)


Jennifer L. Bouriat was elected partner at Pittsburgh law firm Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti LLP. At the firm, she will be responsible for activities in government enforcement, compliance, and white-collar litigation. Jennifer was formerly at Winston & Strawn before joining her current firm last year. (10/25/2018)

Anne del Castillo was appointed commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. She was COO and general counsel for the office starting in late 2015 and legal affairs director from 2014 to 2015. Before joining the office, she was a longtime staff member at American Documentary, which produces documentary series POV for PBS. (4/26/2019)

Paul Cossu was named partner at Pryor Cashman. Paul has experience representing art collectors and owners on cases including forgeries, title claims, infringement and art and cultural law matters. (3/15/2019)

Noah Doyle was added to Forbes' 2018 list of America's Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors. He is senior vice president of Battery Park Financial Partners at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, where he currently manages over $150 million in client assets. (8/9/2018)

Evan M. Goldman joined AY Strauss LLC as a partner in Roseland, New Jersey. Evan will deal with franchise law and hospitality law issues at the firm. (3/15/2019)

Rimma Kanter was named General Counsel for North America at Soho House & Co. She is responsible for all North American operations, including contracts, employment, claims, development deals, and other legal matters. Rimma also helps support broader legal initiatives within the company, alongside the legal team based in London. (12/12/2018)

Leila Lucevic joined Winstead’s Dallas office. She was previously at New York’s Fiorentino Law Firm, PC. (3/15/2019)

Jordan Oreck now works as counsel at Hong Kong-based Blue Pool Capital. (11/2/2018)

Jesse H. Thompson became the directing attorney of Catholic Charities of California’s Removal Defense programs. (9/28/2018)

Niki Tsismenakis has been elevated to partner at New York law firm Goldstein Hall PLLC. Niki focuses on affordable housing and community development, cooperative and condominium law, and real estate finance. (3/15/2019)

Philip Tucker was named partner at law firm Herrick Feinstein after serving as an associate for Kramer Levin Naftalis and Frankel LLP. At his current firm, Tucker focuses on condominium and cooperative law for developers, lenders and investors in complex commercial, mixed-use and luxury residential projects. (6/10/2019)


Robert Alleman visited Associate Professor Debra Bechtel's Real Estate and Community Development Externship Class to present practical real estate issues attorneys may encounter and share his career experience with students. Robert is an associate at Greenberg Traurig, P.A. (11/6/2018)

Edward D. Baker was named vice chair of the trusts and estates law committee of the New York State Bar Association, and will serve for three years. He is also an associate for estate litigation in the Uniondale office of Farrell Fritz. (3/15/2019)

David G. Buffa was named a principal at Bressler, Amery & Ross this month. David deals with securities issues and represents broker-dealers, investment advisors, and financial firms on regulatory compliance and investigations. (3/15/2019)

Oded Burger, an associate at Goldberg Segalla, recently co-wrote an article for Mealey's Litigation Report: Asbestos titled "Defense Strategies for Alternate Causation Arguments in Asbestos Cases." He will also be a panelist at the Cardno ChemRisk Asbestos and Talc Science Seminar being held in Austin, TX on November 7, 2018. (10/25/2018)

Ilana S. Glusband married Isaac Joseph Gruber, the general counsel of investment management firm Eden Capital, on January 12. Ilana is a director of compliance for RBC Capital Markets. (3/15/2019)

Daniel C. Isaacs was promoted to senior counsel at Morrison Cohen LLP. He was previously an associate at the firm, joining in 2017, and focuses on business litigation. (3/15/2019)

Jason B. Jendrewski was elevated to partner at Fox Rothschild LLP in New York. (6/10/2019)

Glen A. Kendall became a founding partner of McLoughlin, O’Hara, Wagner & Kendall LLP in New York. Glen litigates on business, employment, intellectual property, real estate, and trusts and estates. (9/28/2018)

Ross M. Shikowitz joined boutique law firm Bleichmar Fonti & Auld LLP as of counsel in the client monitoring and case evaluation group. (4/26/2019)



Jonathan J. Anastasia was named Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Enterprise Security Solutions at MasterCard. (9/28/2018)

William Brodsky was named a partner of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in November: this promotion is effective January 1. William practices in real estate, negotiating real estate finance transactions and advising clients on joint ventures. (3/15/2019)

Christina M. Browne was named a partner at Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman. (3/15/2019)

Stacey L. Corr-Irvine was named a Law360 Rising Star for her work in restructuring cases at Jones Day. Her work managing the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings for plastics maker M&G USA also made her one of five bankruptcy practitioners under the age of 40 to earn the publication’s distinction. (8/15/2018)

Gregory I. Freedman was named special counsel at the general liability practice of Goldberg Segalla in Garden City. At this role, he will represent clients in liability claims, construction defect claims, and issues surround state labor law. (10/23/2018)

Hayley J. Gladstone joined McDonald Hopkins LLC in Chicago as counsel for the firm’s executive compensation and governance group. Hayley was formerly an attorney at Latham & Watkins’ Chicago and New York offices, where she dealt with compensation, employee benefits and governance matters for U.S.-based and global clients. (3/15/2019)

Kiran N. Gore has joined the editorial board of the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, a leading online publication for emerging news, developments, and debate concerning international arbitration and related disciplines. Kiran is an adjunct professor of legal research and writing at The George Washington University School of Law. (2/19/2019)

Andrew T. Hambelton was elevated to partner at Blank Rome LLP. Andrew deals with business litigation matters, specifically including breach of contract, fiduciary matters, officer liability, tort and intellectual property. (3/15/2019)

Laurie Hutchins was promoted to partner at law firm DLA Piper. Laurie is a member of the firm’s finance practice, representing lenders and companies when engaging in financing and restructuring matters. (4/26/2019)

Thomas Kung has joined the partnership of the Jia Law Group, focusing on Labor and Employment Law and Commercial Litigation. (2/15/2019)

Joseph Lanzkron was named partner at Cleary Gottlieb. His practice focuses on real estate, corporate, and financial transactions. (11/2/2018)

Joseph J. “JJ” Shepherd joined the New York office of Fragomen as an associate, after nine years in Los Angeles. JJ is also a chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s CSC Liaison Committee and member of the SCOPS Liaison Committee. (3/15/2019)

Greg Steinberg was promoted to counsel at White and Williams. Greg represents foreign and domestic insurers dealing with professional liability matters. (3/15/2019)

John Zhuo Wang became a judge in the housing part of the New York City Civil Court in Kings County. (7/20/2018)


Beth Baltimore was added to the LGBT Bar’s ‘Class of 2019’ of best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40. Baltimore is the senior staff attorney for the LGBTQ/HIV Advocacy Project at Brooklyn Legal Services. (4/10/2019)

Christopher W. Kibler and his wife, Melissa Y. Wu, have published the book Schmuck the Buck: Santa's Jewish Reindeer. The book was published by EXO Books, LLC, a publishing company co-owned by Christopher and Melissa. (11/5/2018)

Alexa Kranzley, special counsel in the Finance and Restructuring Group at Sullivan & Cronwell LLP, was selected a 2018 "40 Under 40" Emerging Leaders in Insolvency by the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). (11/5/2018)

Phillip J. Lagana was named partner at the New York office of Chartwell Law. (6/10/2019)


Clara Altman was appointed Deputy Director of the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C. (12/12/2018)

Steven J. Auletta joined law firm Rivkin Radler as an associate in their Albany office. At the firm, Steven will defend clients on civil matters including breach of contract, malpractice, misconduct, and civil rights violations. (3/15/2019)

Anson B. Frelinghuysen was elevated to partner at Hughes Hubbard. Anson is a member of its corporate reorganization and bankruptcy department and advises firms on bankruptcies, investigations, corporate activism and other matters. (3/15/2019)

Christopher Gartman, a partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, was included in The American Bankruptcy Institute's 40 Under 40. (11/2/2018)

Matthew Haicken obtained a $750,000 judgment for an injured construction worker this year. (9/28/2018)

Lucrecia Knapp, a senior associate for immigration at Harter Secrest & Emery, was named an up and coming attorney by The Daily Record – she represents companies and institutions on I-9 and family immigration compliance matters. The Record noted her community work as a board member of Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, the chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s upstate chapter, as well as a pro bono attorney for the Monroe County Volunteer Legal Services Project. (4/26/2019)

William Leahey was named head of regulatory compliance for the wealth management arm of Refinitiv, an investment advisory. (6/10/2019)


W. Peter Beardsley joined Loeb & Loeb LLP this month as senior counsel in their finance department. Peter represents lenders and financial institutions in commercial lending and restructuring transactions. Peter was formerly an associate at Troutman Sanders, working in finance and restructuring there from 2013 to 2018. (3/15/2019)

Andrea Chan was appointed deputy chief of the tax and bankruptcy litigation division of the New York City Law Department by the city’s Corporation Counsel. (6/10/2019)

Sean Sunik Kim was promoted to Senior Regulatory and Safety Counsel for LG Electronics USA, a subsidiary of the South Korean electronics and technology conglomerate LG. He originally joined LG as a staff attorney. (3/15/2019)

Aaron B. Lauchheimer was promoted to partner at Morrison Cohen LLP, and is in the business litigation department. Before joining the firm in 2015, he was an associate at Brown Rudnick. (3/15/2019)

Kristin Protas was named vice president at the Gilbane Building Company in Providence, Rhode Island. She will advise human resources, mid-Atlantic, and central Midwest operations at the construction firm. (10/25/2018)

Joshua S. Reisberg was promoted to partner in the IP litigation department of Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP. His practice focuses on patent, copyright and trademark disputes across various industries. (12/12/2018)

Matthew M. Roose joined Ropes & Gray as a partner in the business restructuring practice. (11/2/2018)

Jodi Siegel-Stein has returned to Herrick as a partner in real estate as of October 2018. She was previously the vice president of acquisitions and development for real estate firm Lightstone. (10/23/2018)

Daniel K. Wiig was named the vice chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section for the 2019-2020 term. Wiig is senior attorney for the Municipal Credit Union. (4/10/2019)


Douglas W. Atkins was featured as one of Real Estate Weekly’s 2018 rising stars. He is a partner at Forchelli Deegan Terrana, specializing in property tax refund and reduction as well as complex commercial real estate deals. (6/1/2018)

Armand Balboni, Ph.D. was named inaugural chief scientific officer of Appili Therapeutics. Dr. Balboni will be responsible for the company’s overall clinical and scientific strategy, with a focus on overseeing the company’s relations with government and other industry players. Dr. Balboni was previously a partner and managing director of investment banking for Bloom Burton & Co., and a scientific advisor for patent law firms. (10/23/2018)

Allison R. Barrett of Willis Towers Watson was named one of 2018’s Women to Watch by Business Insurance in December for her work in the insurance brokerage field. Allison was formerly a staff member of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and is currently based in the firm’s FINEX Global London office. (3/15/19)

Richard Bayer was promoted to partner at Einbinder & Dunn LLP, where he leads the firm's franchise regulatory and trademark practices. (2/15/2019)

Jordan Bromley, a partner at Manatt Phelps & Phillips, was named one of Billboard's Top 2018 Music Lawyers. (11/2/2018)

Garrett Charon was featured as a Rising Star by He currently a partner Ropes & Gray and advises global private equity sponsors as they decide on investments. (9/28/2018)

Hylan Fenster was added to the NYC Television Week 40 Under 40 list. He is a senior legal counsel at Adobe. (7/20/2018)

Hon. Rachel “Ruchie” Freir was featured in the Jewish Forward as an American trailblazer for her experience working as an observant Hasidic judge. (6/1/2018)

Jared A. Kasschau was appointed County Attorney in Nassau County by the legislature and executive. He was formerly a partner at Harris Beach PLLC and a member of Jaspan Schlesinger. In his first few years out of law school, he was an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn and The Bronx. (3/15/19)

Song-Chu Lee was promoted to Global Trademark Counsel and Marketing Counsel at Colgate-Palmolive; Song-Chu provides support on trademark and publicity counseling for the oral care, toothbrush, and Tom’s of Maine portfolios. (3/15/19)

Jessica L. Lipson was made partner at Morrison Cohen LLP. She was formerly an attorney at Proskauer Rose, Baker & McKenzie, and Morgan Lewis & Bockius. (3/15/19)

Jennifer L. Marines a partner at Morrison Foerster, was named one of The American Bankruptcy Institute's 40 Under 40. (11/2/2018)

Wesley O'Brien was promoted to special counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. O'Brien is a member of the firm’s real estate department, joining the firm in 2014 after serving as general counsel for the New York City Mayor’s Office of Environmental Coordination and assistant counsel for the Department of City Planning. (4/10/19)

Matthew Tulchin was named Special Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice of North Carolina. (7/20/2018)


Michelle A. Gitlitz was named Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Innovator of the Year at the Blockchain World Conference's inaugural meeting in July 2018. She is a partner at Blank Rome, specializing in securities. (7/20/2018)

John C. Ivascu was named general counsel of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. The company manufactures and sells components and construction tools for global oil field operators. (3/15/2019)

Patricia A. Lauch was named counsel at Halm Law Group of Hamilton, New Jersey. (7/20/2018)

Cassandra M. Porter was named a member of the inaugural class of Privacy Law Specialists and a Fellow of Information Privacy by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Cassandra is currently the Lead for the Americas and APAC Data Privacy Teams and Senior Privacy Counsel in the Americas for Cognizant, and serves as a Consumer Privacy Ombudsman for the U.S. Trustee Program. (10/25/2018)

Rebekah Rollo was promoted to Vice President Legal, Europe at automotive supplier Autoliv. (11/2/2018)

Kate Spinelli was named a Rising Star in Florida's Super Lawyers. She is a partner at Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn and Dial. (7/20/2018)

Nicole Wyskoarko addressed graduates at Florida A&M University during their spring commencement. Wyskoarko spoke to students graduating from the engineering, law, pharmacy, architecture and engineering, and nursing schools. She is executive vice president of urban operations for Interscope Records. (5/23/2019)


Anthony Brown was added to Metrosource's list of LGBT-friendly attorneys. He is a senior associate at Chianese & Reilly focusing on family law, trusts and estates, as well as personal injury litigation. (7/20/2018)

Hannah Cao was named one of the world's 25 best general counsel officers by the Financial Times. She is general counsel for China's Belt and Road Initiative, a government-sponsored effort to improve infrastructure and transport links between China and Eurasia. (7/20/2018)

Catherine Chen was appointed to the Baltimore City District Court by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. (7/20/2018)

Hon. Ariel D. Chesler was elected to a Manhattan wide Civil Court seat in November 2018. He was designated to sit as a judge in Bronx Family Court in January 2019. (4/4/2019)

Emma Gilmore, a partner at Pomerantz LLP, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession. (3/14/19)


Kenneth Anand was recently promoted to Head of Business Development & Vice President of Legal Affairs at YEEZY Apparel LLC, a fashion company owned and operated by Kanye West. (6/1/2018)

Darren A. Aronow was admitted to the Esteemed Lawyers of America for his work representing clients in bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and other matters involving lenders and creditors. (3/15/19)

Dana Carotenuto, also known as Dana Carotenuto Rico, was named Deputy Secretary for Legislative Affairs in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration. She previously served staff roles in the New York State Senate for a decade, most recently as Chief of Staff for the breakaway Independent Democratic Conference. (3/15/19)

Jeremy B. Glickman was named Counsel at the New York County District Attorney’s office’s Investigation Division. He is also Deputy Bureau Chief of the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau. (8/20/2018)

Asim Grabowski-Shaikh joined Baker Hostetler as counsel in their corporate finance group. He was formerly a senior managing attorney at Dentons. (7/20/2018)

Joseph J. Lynch, of Nixon Peabody, won the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Robert F. Kennedy Award for Humanitarian Services for his assistance in recapitalizing residential buildings in cooperation with the corporation. (1/23/2019)

Mark F. Parise, was named a rising star in mutual funds by FundIntelligence on March 6, 2018. He is a partner at Perkins Coie, advising clients on governance and regulatory issues involving mutual funds, private equity and hedge funds. (4/24/2018)

Marvin Romero is now a partner at Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady in Garden City, NY. He was formerly an attorney at Goldberg Segalla. (3/15/19)


Hon. Gina Levy Abadi, aka Gina Levy was seated as a new civil judge in Brooklyn. Judge Levy Abadi is the first Syrian Jewish woman to join the bench of the Brooklyn civil court. Before donning the robes, Gina was a law clerk for 17 years according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. (3/15/2019)

Charles A. Montorio-Archer (AKA Charles A. Archer, Jr.) is the new president and CEO of One Hope United, the venerable non-profit social care and foster care agency based in Chicago. Dr. Montorio-Archer was formerly a co-founder of the THRIVE Network, a New York non-profit that assists individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (3/15/2019)

Aline Taireh was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Counsel in the United States at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. She was also appointed to the supervisory board of WFD Unibail-Rodamco, N.V. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is the premier global developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations. The Group owns and operates 102 shopping centers in Europe and the United States. (3/14/2019)

Jennifer Philpott Wilson was nominated to a judgeship in the U.S. Middle District Court of Pennsylvania by President Donald Trump. Jennifer is currently a partner at Philpott Wilson LLP, handling criminal and civil cases with law partner and father, Jerry Philpott. (6/10/2019)


Aimee R. Adler was promoted to partner at Akin Gump’s New York Office. Aimee is a member of its executive compensation and employee benefits office, and deals with tax, ERISA, securities, and accounting issues at that office. (3/15/19)

Erik F. Anderson joined the corporate, finance and investments practice at King & Spalding as a partner. (7/20/2018)

Tobias P. Moon has joined Husch Blackwell's Dallas office as partner in their financial services and capital markets group. (7/20/2018)

Debra M. Schoenberg was elevated to partner at Schwartz Sladkus Reick Greenberg Atlas. (3/15/19)

Anthony M. Tessitore joined law firm Tressler LLP on September 24th, practicing from their Newark office. Anthony represents clients on general liability issues, technology, privacy, media, environmental matters, and toxic tort and health hazard claims, among other issues. (10/23/2018)



Bryan Rehani joined the board of Millennial Esports, a Toronto-based mobile app developer and publisher. In 2014, he founded a digital asset capital market firm, SolidX Partners. He was also a board member of foreign exchange firm FXCM in the 2010s. (3/15/19)

Lawrence M. Schimmel was appointed General Counsel to the Attorney General of New York, Letitia "Tish" James. (2/15/2019)


Gail S. Ennis was sworn in as Inspector General of the Social Security Administration on January 29th. Gail was confirmed to the position by the U.S. Senate on January 2, and will oversee programs and operations for the administration. As inspector general, she will also address fraud attempts against the Social Security system. (3/15/2019)

Yetta Kurland married Molly Sarah Bryck on June 30, 2018. She is the founder and senior partner of the Kurland Group, a boutique civil rights law firm. (7/20/2018)

Kalman Magyar, is co-founder and managing Partner of Magyar, Bogle & O’Hara, LLP, a boutique law firm headquartered in Toronto, Canada that specializes in intellectual property, commercial litigation, corporate matters, and cross-border transactions. He was formerly Assistant General Counsel for Lovate Health Sciences. (6/1/2018)

Randi May was added to the New York Law Journal’s 2019 Trailblazers List. She is currently an employment and labor law partner at Houget Newman Regal & Kenney LLP. (4/10/2019)

Richard J. Sobelsohn authored the chapter “Green Lease Provisions” in a two-volume treaties on Negotiation and Drafting Office Leases, published by Law Journal Press and due for release on April 30. Sobelsohn is vice president for legal issues at the Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation and an adjunct professor on campus. (4/26/2019)


Dr. Michael Baston was honored with remarks from Rep. Nita Lowey on September 13th on the floor of the House of Representatives. Dr. Baston has been president of Rockland Community College since 2017 and was inaugurated at a September 2018 gala. (9/28/2018)

Lisa Grey was sworn in as civil court judge for Richmond County. She was previously the Staten Island Republican commissioner on the Board of Elections and previously served as an assistant district attorney under Richmond County District Attorneys Bill Murphy and Dan Donovan. Judge Grey will serve a 10-year term. (3/14/2018)

Erin E. Raccah was named the coordinator of Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management's Global Immersion Capstone Project for the 2018-2019 academic year. She is the Chief Counsel of North American Papers at International Papers of Memphis, Tennessee. (8/9/2018)

Sonya Smith-Valentine was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Prince George’s County Community Federal Credit Union, a financial institution with over $165 million in assets. She is president of Financially Fierce, LLC, a professional development and training company that uses financial education to help clients increase productivity. (12/8/2017)


Ari J. Markenson was appointed co-chair of the health and life sciences industry group at Winston & Strawn. He is a partner at Winston & Strawn. (4/10/2019)

Tyrone F. Sergio has joined Britcher Leone as of counsel, and will head the firm’s new office in Morristown. Sergio is a personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer and was previously a trial preparation assistant for the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor in New York City. (10/25/2018)


Gabrielle Hartley is co-author of Better Apart: The Radically Positive Way to Separate. The book is advertised as a guide to help readers navigate and recover from separations and divorces. Her website features a full narrative of what the book offers clients going through the divorce process. Additional information can be found on the Harper Collins websites for Gabrielle and the book. (9/28/2018)

Dawn M. Kirby, aka Dawn K. Arnold, is a founding partner of the new Kirby Aisner & Curley LLP, a woman-owned law firm in Westchester. She and her colleagues, Erica Aisner and Julie Curley, all have experience in serving clients dealing with corporate and individual bankruptcy and reorganization in a variety of industries. (4/26/2019)

Cheryl J. Knopp has been promoted to general counsel at Liquidnet, Inc. She was previously its deputy GC and head of its capital markets group. (9/28/2018) 


Frank Carone made City & State New York’s Brooklyn Power 50 list this year, at number 11. (8/15/2018)

Jeffrey Gewirtz was named to the 2019 United States GC Powerlist in the sports and media category. Gewirtz is the executive vice president for business affairs and chief legal and compliance officer for BSE Global, the front office of the Brooklyn Nets. (4/26/2019)


Retired Judge Michael Boyajian published The New York Litigators: The Right Stuff Attorneys of the Legal Profession, which depicts New York’s attorneys as a vanguard in their field. (3/15/19)

Albert L. Mandato joined Blank Rome LLP as of counsel in matrimonial and family law in October. Albert has experience in custodial and parental access, child support, spousal maintenance, asset evaluation, judgement modification, and matrimonial agreements. (10/25/2018)

Jennifer L. Naiburg is the new Director of Special Projects and Major Case Advisor for the Queens District Attorney's office on an interim basis. She will become the first Bureau Chief of the Supreme Court Trial Bureau in January 2019. (7/20/2018)


Andrea Bonina has been named chair of the grievance committee for the Second, Eleventh and Thirteenth Judicial Districts by the Appellate Division, New York State Supreme Court, Second Department. She is a partner at Bonina & Bonina PC. (11/2/2018)

David M. Grill of Rivkin Radler was named a fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America, an invitation-only association for lawyers in the construction concentration. David deals with real estate, zoning, land use, commercial litigation, and construction issues for the Long Island law firm. (3/15/19)

Mark A. Kornfeld is now a partner at the Tampa office of Quarles & Brady LLP in the litigation and dispute resolution group. (9/28/18)

Maria E. Pasquale has joined Incyte Corporation as an Executive Vice President and General Counsel. She previously worked for Celgene as Chief Counsel. (6/1/2018)


Matthew S. Cohen was named executive vice president and general counsel of Playa Hotels and Resorts. (11/2/2018)

Jill Mindlin joined Blank Rome as counsel in their finance, restructuring, and bankruptcy group. In this role, she will focus primarily on secured asset-based and cash flow financing transactions, loan workouts, restructurings, and liquidations. Mindlin is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and a member of its Network of Women (NOW) Committee. (6/10/2019)

Dominic Morandi joined the Chicago Title Insurance Company as a vice president for business development in its New York City office. (3/15/2019)

Edward H. Shapiro, music and sports subsector leader at Reed Smith, was included in Billboard's Top 2018 Music Lawyers. (11/2/2018)


Peter A. Antonucci released his first novel, Billionaire’s Paradise. The book, intended to be the first in a series of four, depicts “the scandalous lives of socialites in Manhattan and the Hamptons, who purchase and live on a mega-yacht”. Antonucci was of counsel at Weil Gotshal from 1989 to 2007, and vice chair of the medical device and pharmaceutical litigation group at Greenberg Traurig from 2007 to 2012. (4/26/2019)

Peter Brodsky, the executive vice president for business and legal affairs at Sony/ATV Music Publishing, was included in Billboard's Top 2018 Music Lawyers. (11/2/2018)

Gwyneth M. Eliasson is now an assistant professor for health policy and management at the SUNY Downstate School of Public Health. (3/15/2019)

Kevin G. Lauri will become co-chair of Jackson Lewis, PC's labor practice. He is a managing partner at the firm. (7/20/2018)

Marian L. Zobler was appointed the General Counsel of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She was most recently their acting General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel for Rulemaking and Policy Support. (8/15/2018)



Spencer Compton visited Associate Professor Debra Bechtel's Real Estate and Community Development Externship Class to present practical real estate issues attorneys may encounter and share his career experience with students. Spencer works as Vice President, Special Counsel for First American Title Insurance Company. (11/6/2018)

Elizabeth D’Aloia was named to the board of the International Supply Chain Protection Organization. Elizabeth is also the CEO and founder of the HR Virtuouso Company of metropolitan Dallas, a Lambda Legal volunteer, and a volunteer attorney at the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program. (3/15/2019)

Patricia Epstein Putney was elected to the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Wisconsin. She is a shareholder at Bell Moore & Richter, S.C. (6/1/2018)

Terri Herubin was named managing director of portfolio management for residential real estate investor and manager Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC. Greystar focuses on the development and management of high-quality residential housing properties. Herubin will run the company’s flagship investment funds in the U.S. (4/26/2019)


Jill Block joined the law firm Norton Rose Fullbright after leaving Mayer Brown. Jill, who joined as a partner, has specialized in commercial real estate loan matters and represented clients in transactions in the hospitality industry. (8/15/2018)

David Djaha has been appointed managing partner-elect of Ropes & Gray and will become managing partner of the firm effective January 1, 2020. (6/1/2018)

Hon. Alice Fisher Rubin and her husband, Lowell M. Rubin, '76 will both receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at a May 9, 2018 gala at CUNY’s City Tech College. (4/24/2018)

Roger Slade has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” in the 2018 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide. He is a partner at the Miami law firm of Haber Slade. (6/6/2018)

Gregory M. Torre, Ph.D. was appointed chief regulatory officer and vice president, operations of SELLAS Life Sciences, a development-stage biopharmaceutical company with a focus on developing products to treat cancers and central nervous system diseases. He was previously vice president, worldwide regulatory strategy - global established products at Pfizer, Inc. (2/20/2018)

Stanley Wilcox was named the NCAA’s executive vice president of regulatory affairs. He is currently the vice president and director of athletics at Florida State University and was formerly Duke University’s deputy director of athletics. (9/28/2018)


Jill B. Garfinkel has been named special counsel in the real estate practice of Kramer Levin. Garfinkel represents buyers and sellers in complex residential transactions, supporting clients in due diligence, negotiation and title and lien review. (4/26/2019)

Jonathan Hudis was named an Administrative Trademark Judge at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He was formerly a partner at law firm Quarles & Brady LLP from 2015 to 2019, and served as a trademark and IP litigator for over 20 years before that post. (4/26/2019)

Michelle A. Luzio was named counsel at commercial real estate firm Cassin & Cassin. (3/15/2019)

Maria Mejia-Opaciuch was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the South Florida chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association; she will serve one year. Mejia-Opaciuch is senior counsel at Carlton Fields, focusing on immigration and nationality law for individual, family, and corporate clients. (6/10/2019)

Deborah A. Scalise was recognized by Legal Services of the Hudson Valley for her ethics mentorship during their National Pro Bono Week Awards Ceremony. She counsels attorneys and their supervisors on ethical issues as they reveal themselves in case work. She is also the chair of the New York State Bar Association’s CLE committee and a partner at Scalise & Hamilton in Scarsdale. (10/25/2018)

Scott Y. Stuart was named CEO of the Turnaround Management Association, a professional group with 9,000 corporate renewal and turnaround professionals in its global membership. He was previously chair of the corporate restructuring practice at Rivkin Radler. (9/28/2018)


Elena Karabatos a senior partner at Schissel Ostrow Karabatos in Garden City, was elected the 116th president of the Nassau County Bar Association. She specializes in matrimonial law in New York, and is the immediate past president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ New York chapter. (6/11/2018)

Gary Port, a partner and co-founder of Lynbrook law firm Port & Sava, was named One to Watch by Long Island Business News. (11/2/2018)


Joseph W. Martini has joined the partnership of white collar defense firm, Spears Manning. (11/2/2018)

Michael Peskowitz joined Blank Rome as a partner. He has experience representing institutional lenders on mortgage-backed securities matters and other debt instruments. (3/15/19)

Hon. Rhonda E. Babb received the Florida Tech Pioneer Award, named for the first African American student to attend that school. Judge Babb is currently a county court judge in Florida and has won several awards for her service there. (3/15/19)

Conrad E. Pollack, managing partner of Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & Decicco, joined The Expert Network, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Pollack provides representation to individuals and families across a range of immigration law issues, including deportation, naturalization, and citizenship. (6/1/2017)

Lisa Stern was named managing director of investment bank and financial advisory firm HighBank Advisors, based in Baltimore. She was previously a managing director with The DAK Group. (10/16/2017)


David Edelberg, partner of Cullen and Dykman, was named president of the Bergen County Bar Association. Edelberg focuses his practice on bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, and commercial litigation. (6/1/2017).

Mitchell C. Littman, founding partner of Littman Krooks, is counsel to Helbraun & Levey LLP as a result of a strategic alliance between the two firms. Littman leads the corporate and securities department of Littman Krooks and serves as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches Transactional Skills for Start-Ups as well as seminars on corporate and transactional matters. (2/22/2018)

Joseph G. Milizio, managing partner of Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP, was named Person of the Year by Long Island Crisis Center, in recognition of his support for the Center and it’s “Pride for Youth” division, which provides services and programs for LGBT youth. Milizio is a member of the firm’s business and transactional law, exit planning for business owners, and real estate law practice groups. (10/16/2017)


Alex S. Avitabile published his first work of fiction, Occupational Hazard. The book revolves around an attorney and his “semi-reformed” cousin who take on a powerful but corrupt deputy mayor. (9/28/2018)

Wayne DeSimone was one of two honorees of Port Washington Youth Activities' 29th annual gala fundraiser and hall of fame celebration held on May 31. DeSimone is a commissioner of boys and girls basketball programs and has served as a director of the Port Washington group for over ten years. (6/10/2019)

Leon Roday was named executive vice president and general counsel of the Lincoln Financial Group in December 2018. Besides his work at LFG, Leon has also served as a board member of Genworth Mortgage Insurance Corp. Canada and as a board member of the Genworth Foundation (2006-2012). (3/15/2019)


David S. Hattem is being promoted to Chief Legal Officer of AXA Equitable, the insurance company. In this new role, Hattem will manage corporate governance for AXA’s life insurance and asset management divisions. (6/10/2019)


Larry A. Krantz was elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers' Board of Regents. Larry is currently a partner at Krantz & Berman. (12/12/2018)



Joseph Diamante, previously a partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, joined King & Spalding as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property, patent, trademark and copyright litigation practice. He is based in the firm’s New York office. (8/4/2017)

Elizabeth Hudak was celebrated by the Putnam County Young Republicans at their Teddy Roosevelt Dinner in June 2018. (7/20/2018)

Fred Pomerantz has opened a new legal consultancy in Great Neck, after leaving the law firm of Goldberg Segalla. His new firm, Insurance and Regulatory Consulting, PLLC, focuses on American and foreign insurance companies.


Bruce R. Maggin has left his post at IBM after 34 years with the technology firm and will become the tax director for New York's Medidata Solutions. (7/20/2018)

Vincent F. Pitta, managing partner of Pitta & Baione LLP, received the 2017 Humanitarian Award from the New York Board of Rabbis in cooperation with the Mariano Rivera Foundation. Pitta concentrates his practice in labor and management relations in the private and public sectors. (8/4/2017)

William H. “Bill” Schrag was named Chair of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association. William is a partner at Thompson Hine, specializing in business restructuring, creditors’ rights issues, and bankruptcy. (8/20/18)

Benjamin Weinstock, co-chair of the Real Estate practice at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek and mayor of Cedarhurst, New York has been named to the 2018 list of Super Lawyers. (4/24/2018)


Hon. Kenneth W. Chu was appointed Associate Chief Administrative Law Judge in the New York Office of Judges for the National Labor Relations Board. Judge Chu will administer the office, address pre-trial motions, docket cases, and assign cases to his judges. Judge Chu joined the Board in 2012, after serving as an administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration in Brooklyn and for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (8/20/18)

Brian T. Davis has been promoted to managing partner at Major, Lindsey & Africa. He focuses on financial services, private equity, corporate finance and compliance matters. (7/20/2018)

Sean F.X. Dugan was named president of the New York City chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a senior partner at Martin Clearwater & Bell, LLP. (11/2/2018)

Myra L. Saul, has been named to the Women’s Advisory Council by Westchester County Executive George Latimer. (5/2018)

Stephen Shaiken, published his first novel, Bangkok Shadows, in which the protagonist is a former criminal defense lawyer and features an account of one of his early trials in Brooklyn. (6/1/2018)


Frank J. Chiarchiaro was awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who, for appearing in every edition of the directory every year since 1994. Frank was an aviation defense partner at Mendes & Mount for 37 years before becoming counsel at Fitzpatrick & Hunt in New York. (8/15/2018)

Noah J. Hanft announced that he will be stepping down as President & CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution in mid-2019 after leading the organization since 2014. In June 2019, he will launch an ADR practice, encompassing mediation, arbitration and consulting with law departments on dispute prevention and resolution. (1/15/2019)

Lowell M. Rubin and his wife Hon. Alice Fisher Rubin, '88 will both receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at a May 9, 2018 gala at CUNY’s City Tech College. (4/24/2018)

Jack Stern was honored at the St. George Theatre’s Laughs on the Links golf, tennis and bocce outing event on October 1st. The event, which raises funds for the St. George Theatre Restoration organization, was headlined by Saturday Night Live writer and performer Colin Jost, Q104.3 radio host Ken Dashow, and WCBS-FM hosts Joe Causi and Casey Jost. (10/23/2018)


Arthur M. Cohen was recognized as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in law by Continental Who’s Who in October. Arthur, a Bronx native, is a partner at Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP, who focuses on economic development, government finance, and project finance matters for clients. (10/23/2018)

Daniel P. Moskowitz is publishing Bronx Stagger: Tales of the Family Court, a fictional story based on his experience in family court proceedings. (6/10/2019)

Lawrence Sucharow, member of the BLS Board of Trustees and chairman emeritus of Labaton Sucharow LLP, has been selected as a 2019 inductee for the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America "Hall of Fame". (3/14/2019)


Arnold L. Bartfeld has joined Norris McLaughlin PA as senior counsel in the New York office. Bartfeld will focus on real estate and finance, and will represent institutional lenders and developers in finance and banking transactions. He joined the firm from Reed Smith, where he served as a partner. (4/26/2019)

Harriet Newman Cohen was selected as a Super Lawyer in matrimonial law. Harriet is a nationally known matrimonial and divorce lawyer. (9/28/2018)

Joseph S. Karp was named to the Florida Super Lawyers list for the 12th consecutive year according to his firm’s press release. He was also recognized as one of the “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend Magazine for the ninth year running. Joseph is founder of the Karp Law Firm and specializes in elder law. (8/15/2018)

Michael Sackheim is co-editor of The Virtual Currency Regulation Review, a legal treatise on the regulatory response to the rise of virtual currency. It was published in November 2018 by Law Business Research, Ltd., London. Michael is senior counsel at Sidley Austin. (3/15/2019)


Nancy S. Erickson was named in the National Law Journal Trailblazers supplement in family law in April 2019. In her feature, Nancy noted her interest in the law after a role in the Peace Corps, and recalls employment rejections because of her sex. Nancy also recalls writing to current Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who responded with encouragement to attend law school. While at BLS, Nancy helped found the first women’s law students’ organization. (6/10/2019)

James S. Grossman of Barclay Damon was added to the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list according to his firm. James practices eminent domain and condemnation law in the Rochester office. (8/20/2018)


Dennis Downes joined Bridgehampton law firm Adam Miller Group, and will deal with real estate, land use, and criminal law for the firm. Downes was previously a special counsel for the towns of Southampton and Shelter Island, and is an expert in land use, real estate, and trusts and estates matters. (4/26/2019)


Charles "Chuck" Ortner was awarded the President's Merit Award by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for his tireless, dedicated service and counsel to the Recording Academy. Ortner is a partner at Proskauer Rose, LLP. (5/30/2019)

Paul Schindler, chair of the entertainment and media practice at Greenberg Traurig, was included in Billboard's Top 2018 Music Lawyers. (11/2/2018)



Charles L. Lerner was named to the board of the Mid Shore Community Foundation's board of directors. He is the founder and principal of Fiduciary Compliance Associates. (8/9/2018)

Michael Rikon was named Top Attorney of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals for his experience in eminent domain law. Rikon is a partner at Goldstein Rikon Rikon & Houghton, PC, is a frequent lecturer on eminent domain issues, and has contributed to the New York Law Journal.

Geraldo Rivera returned to radio to host Geraldo in Cleveland, a 9 AM to 10 AM news hour airing on WTAM-AM in Cleveland. As part of the new role, Rivera will also host a weekly podcast. (10/23/2018)


Myron J. Berman, an Army Reserve Ambassador, received the Public Service Commendation Medal. The medal is the fourth-highest public service decoration the U.S. Army could offer a civilian. As an Army Reserve Ambassador, Myron is engaged in community outreach assistance to the Army community, offers advice on Army Reserve plans and promotes the existence and objectives of the Army Reserve to the public. (8/15/2018)

Maury Locke is now chair of the National Eagle Scout Association Committee of the Boy Scouts of America’s Georgia-Carolina Council. (4/26/2019)

Sanford A. Pomerantz participated in the New York State Bar Association’s Real Property Law Section Summer Meeting in late July, leading the discussion on real property tax assessments. (9/28/2018)


Dennis Block of Greenberg Traurig was named an eminent practitioner in the Chambers USA 2019 guide. (6/10/2019)

Allen Grubman, senior partner at Grubman Shire & Meiselas, was included in Billboard's Top 2018 Music Lawyers. (11/2/2018)

Paul I. Weiner will join Coughlin Duffy LLP as special counsel for the firm on May 1, focusing on employment and labor law, OSHA matters, and private and court mediation. Weiner previously served as counsel and mediator at Budd Larner. (4/26/2019)


Paul H. Tocker received the Schenectady County Bar Association 50-Year Anniversary Award. He has relocated to Delray Beach, becoming a member of the Palm Beach County Republican Executive Committee. (6/10/2019)


Arnold P. Etelson, Village Justice of the Village of Montebello in Rockland County, was honored by the New York State Magistrate’s Association for his 50 years of service as a local justice, currently the longest-serving attorney local justice in New York State. (11/17/2017).



Ruth E. Roth retired from Cuddy & Feder after 39 years at the organization. Ruth specialized in land use matters, representing major real estate developers and serving on ad hoc government committees dealing with housing as her career developed. (3/15/19)


Larry Silverstein was given the Visionary Leadership in Land Use Award by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) at their April 4th gala. This is the first time the ULI offers the award. (4/26/2019)


Si Schorr, senior partner of Lewis Roca Rothberger Christie, received the 2016 Founders Award from Greater Tucson Leadership. The award recognizes lifetime achievement for long-term community involvement and accomplishments. (3/3/2017)