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In the Spring 2010 issue of LawNotes, we published a feature story entitled “Mergers & Acquisitions,” in which we shared six stories of BLS alumni who met at the Law School and married –  one couple from every decade from the 1950s through the present day. The story was inspired by Joshua D. Kirshner ’04 and Amy Rozenfeld ’04, a couple who met and fell in love while at the Law School.

In researching “Mergers & Acquisitions,” we discovered that hundreds of couples had met at BLS, and there are many more BLS alumni who met before or after law school. In fact, there are so many couples that we hosted a Valentine’s Day party in February 2011 to celebrate their love of the law…and each other.

We are delighted to present an ever-growing section of our Web site dedicated to couples who credit BLS as both their alma matter and their dating service. We received emails and letters from many couples who wrote in to tell us, in their own words, the story of their own “mergers and acquisitions.” We look forward to hearing from more couples, and welcome stories of all partnerships for inclusion on the site.

To share alumni news or stories with BLS, please email us at or fill out the form by following the link to the right.

* denotes the person has passed away.
♥ denotes the couple is engaged.

Lawrence Chiarelli ‘93
Linda A. Chiarelli ’88

“We were married in 1983, before Linda started at BLS.”

—Lawrence Chiarelli

Charles M. Geiger ‘93
Kathleen (McGonigle) Geiger ‘93

“Charles and I met while at Brooklyn Law and got married in 1994.”

—Kathleen (McGonigle) Geiger

Louis P. Giordano ‘93
Jeanmarie G. Paparella ‘93

Lawrence E. Howard ‘93
Susan L. Taylor ‘93

Richard E. Noll ‘93
Joan L. Schwartz ’93

“Although my wife and I met as undergraduates at Binghamton, we did get engaged just after our last final exam third year at BLS and just prior to graduation.  We were married the following year, September 1994.”

—Richard E. Noll

Oliver A. Zitzmann ‘93
Kelly (Carr) Zitzmann ‘93

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