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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.

Mitchell D. Haddad, a member of the Sills Cummis & Gross litigation department, was named co-chair of the firm’s New York Real Estate Litigation. His practice focuses on complex real estate and commercial litigation, and he represents domestic and international companies, lenders, borrowers, owners and developers, and commercial landlords and tenants. (3/3/2017)

Connie Mallafre Melendez was sworn in as a Civil Court judge in Kings County. She is the first Cuban-born elected official in New York State. She previously served as the principal law clerk for Justice Marsha L. Steinhardt ’72 at the New York Supreme Court in Kings County. (2/22/2018)

Gary Port, a founding partner in Port & Sava, with offices in Manhattan and Lynbrook, NY, was recognized as one of New York Law Journal’s “Lawyers Who Lead by Example” in the pro bono category. A retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, he advises soldiers on legal matters and defends those facing court martial. He was appointed visiting professor at Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law, where he runs a Veterans’ Legal Service Clinic, providing free legal services to veterans. (3/3/2017)

Lee Sporn joined Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP as of counsel in the firm’s intellectual property law practice, where he focuses on clients in the luxury goods, fashion, and retail industries. He was previously a senior vice president at Michael Kors Holdings Limited. (3/3/2017)

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