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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.

Barry B. Adler ’79
Patricia E. Permakoff ’79

“We were married on November 10, 1979.”

—Barry B. Adler and Patricia E. Permakoff

Jeffrey Bader ’79
Lauri Cohen ’80

Daniel J. O’Reilly ’79*
Barbara E. Adelman ‘79

“My husband and I met at Brooklyn Law School and married a few years after we graduated.  We were both in the class of 1979, and we married in 1982.  Although he graduated in the top 10% of our class, ironically, his poorest grade was in Tax, which was where we met (we sat next to one another)! Sadly, he passed away in 1998, but I still consider us to be a BLS couple!”

—Barbara E. Adelman

David J. Silverberg ’79
Ronne Hoffman ’79

Irwin M. Slomka ’79
Susan F. Lerner ’79

“Susan and Irwin met at Brooklyn Law School.  They were married in November 1979 and will be celebrating their 31st wedding anniversary this year.”

— Irwin M. Slomka and Susan F. Lerner

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