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.
Carol J. Goldstein was appointed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as a New York City Family Court Judge, assigned to the New York County Family Court. Prior to her appointment, Goldstein was a Family Court Attorney Referee for over 17 years. She also served with The Legal Aid Society, primarily in the Juvenile Rights Division, for nearly 20 years. (7/15/2015)
Richard Grayson, who maintains his practice in White Plains, was named as a 2015 “New York Area Best Lawyer” in the area of ethics and professional responsibility law. He represents judges and lawyers facing sanctions for ethics violations or charges of misconduct. (4/11/2015)
Vincent F. Pitta, founding and managing partner of Pitta & Giblin LLP, was presented with a Robert M. Morgenthau Award by The Police Athletic League at its 17th Annual Legal Profession Luncheon in March 2015. The award recognizes “outstanding leaders in the legal field.” Pitta concentrates his practice in traditional labor and management relations in both the private and public sectors. (7/15/2015)
Lawrence W. Sherlock, a shareholder in the Houston, TX office of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, was named to the 2015 Best Lawyers in America list by U.S. News & World Report in the area of litigation and controversy – tax. Sherlock focuses his practice on negotiating and litigating federal tax disputes, representing businesses and individuals before IRS agents, the IRS Appeals Office, the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Federal District Courts and Federal Courts of Appeal. (9/9/2014)
Louis Sherman and Suzanne M. Wismer '03, both formerly with Hofheimer Gartlir & Gross, LLP, joined Romer Debas LLP. Sherman is a partner in the firm's Real Estate Practice, where he focuses on shopping center acquisitions, construction lending, leasing, purchasing and selling of properties, and cooperative and condominium offerings. Wismer is counsel in the firm’s Trust & Estates and Estate Planning Practice working in the areas of trust & estates, estate administration, and elder law. (10/10/2014)
Benjamin Weinstock, a partner at the Uniondale, NY firm of Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., was elected Mayor of the Village of Cedarhurst in March 2015 for a four-year term. Weinstock is co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department, where he handles numerous types of real estate transactions, including sales and purchases, commercial leasing, sale-leasebacks, “net zero leasing,” fee and leasehold mortgages, and construction lending. He is the immediate past chair of the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and a member of the adjunct faculty at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches a course in advanced real estate transactions. (7/15/2015)
Jared H. Wolovnick was promoted to vice president and associate general counsel at Verisk Analytics, a global leader in risk analytics and insurance. Wolovnick joined the company in 1978 and he currently manages the Corporate Division within the Law Department, where he oversees contracts, employment law, real estate, intellectual property and mergers & acquisitions. (10/10/2014)