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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.

Justine J. Block has joined Hahn & Hessen LLP as special counsel in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group. Block focuses her practice on the representation of commercial banks, investment banks, and hedge funds in connection with the purchase and sale of domestic and international bank loans, securities and claims against companies in bankruptcy or undergoing financial restructuring. She was previously an attorney at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. (4/5/2016)

Charles N. Curlett Jr., founding member and managing partner of the firm Levin & Curlett LLC, was elected Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Federal Bar Association. Curlett practices in the areas of white collar litigation, general criminal defense, and Whistleblower Qui Tam Litigation. (4/10/2015)

Judith K. Gargiulo joined the Phoenix office of Ryley Carlock & Applewhite as a shareholder in the corporate practice. She serves as outside general counsel assisting with structuring and negotiating deals. She was previously a shareholder at Zwillinger Greek & Knecht PC in Phoenix. (4/11/2015)

Avi Kestenbaum and Amy Altman '07 co-authored an article, “Have We Got it All Wrong? Rethinking the Fabric of Estate Planning,” featured in Trusts & Estates magazine (Feb. 2016). Kestenbaum is a partner and Altman is an associate at Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein and Breitstone, with offices on Long Island and in New York City. Kestenbaum is also an adjunct professor at Hofstra University School of Law. (3/9/2016)

Jenifer Minsky was promoted to senior counsel in the New Jersey office of Peckar & Abramson, P.C. She also serves as the firm’s ProjectNotice program manager. She assists contractors in managing risk associated with constructions contracts valued from millions to hundreds of millions of dollars. She also has extensive experience litigating construction disputes. (3/4/2016)

Peter R. Piazza, previously Deputy Chief Legal Officer, Senior Vice President, and General Counsel at The Nielson Company, joined MediaMath as its General Counsel. The company is the creator of the TerminalOne market operating system for digital marketers. Piazza oversees all legal matters and supports the company’s commercial operations. (7/15/2015)

Jennifer S. Rosenkrantz, a partner of the Garden City, New York matrimonial boutique law firm, Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos, PLLC, was elected as a Director of the Nassau County Bar Association. Rosenkrantz is also the Second Vice-Chair of the Matrimonial Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association and the Co-Editor of “Recent Decisions in Matrimonial Law,” the monthly publication of that committee. (7/15/2015)

Thomas D. Shpetner joined ITG, a leading independent broker and financial technology provider, as Global Chief Compliance Officer. He previously oversaw compliance for RBC Capital Markets’ commercial banking business. (4/5/2016)

Richard J. Sobelsohn, Group Director of Financial Practice Area Modules at Lexis Nexis, presented a CLE program, “The Evolving Transaction Attorney Practice Tools,” at the New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in January 2016. He also published an article in the NYLJ, “Law Firms Adopt Sustainability to Stay Sustainable” (Dec. 28, 2015). Sobelsohn serves as chair of the Economics, Technology & Practice Methods Committee of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Real Estate Law Section and is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Brooklyn Law School. (2/3/2016)

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