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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form by following the link to the right.
* denotes the person has passed away.
♥ denotes the couple is engaged.
John E. Knudsen ‘95
Katherine J. (Torok) Knudsen’95
“We met at BLS. We both were 1995 graduates. We actually did not meet during law school, but rather at our 5-year reunion at the law school. A little different twist.”
—John E. Knudsen and Katherine J. (Torok) Knudsen
Seth M. Lehrman ‘95
Kimberly J. (Sanders) Lehrman ‘95
“My wife Kim and I met at Brooklyn Law School during our first year and began dating. Following our second year of law school I proposed to Kim on the promenade at the end of Montague Street with the help of two of our close friends and classmates, David Peck '95 and Gabrielle Mollo Hartley '95. When we graduated, we were thrilled to have my father Lewis Lehrman '67 present Kim and I both with our diplomas. We were married on October 14, 1995. We live in Weston, Florida with our children Josh, 9, and Sophia, 7. I represent plaintiffs in consumer class action and personal injury cases and am a partner at Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L., a boutique firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Kim is a solo practitioner and represents individuals and small businesses in bankruptcy.”
—Seth M. Lehrman
Russell B. Lusthaus ‘95
Julianne (Cowan) Lusthaus ‘95
Brian A. Stark ‘95
Aviva (Rudsky) Stark ‘95
“I met my husband at BLS. We have 2 children and practice law.”
—Aviva (Rudsky) Stark
Gerald H. Silk ‘95
Robin L. (Kitzes) Silk ‘95