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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.

Jonathan H. Beemer ‘98
Ruth Kalbitzer ’98

“Jonathan and I initially met at Oberlin College.  We did not date but only admired each other from afar.  We met again at Brooklyn Law School (Civ Pro with Professor Fullerton).  We married in 2002, and now have three little girls.”

—Ruth Kalbitzer

Aashish K. Nangia ‘98
Tara A. Bonomo ‘99

“I met my husband in 1998 at BLS and we got married in September of 2007. We met through mutual friends at Brooklyn Law School at Fallfest at the Park Avenue Country Club. We then realized that we were in some classes with each other. We are expecting our first son in May.”

— Tara A. Bonomo

Mark L. Pagliuco ‘98
Alena S. Weiserbs ‘99

Jamie A. Schreck ‘98
Sheri L. (Abramson) Schreck ‘99

“I worked in the library and she came to the counter looking for books.  The rest is history.”

—Jamie A. Schreck

Scott H. Zwillinger ‘98
Doriane F. (Leibowitz) Zwillinger ‘98

“Doriane Leibowitz and I met during our first semester of law school in the fall of 1995. We moved to Phoenix, Arizona after graduation in 1998 and were married in June 2001. We now have three children and work together in the law firm three other lawyers and I started five years ago.”

—Scott H. Zwillinger

Lawrence T. Shepps ‘98
Wendy B. (Skopp) Shepps ‘97

My husband Lawrence Shepps and I met in Corporations with Professor Fanto in 1995.  We were married in 1997 and have six-year-old twins.

—Wendy B. (Skopp) Shepps

Gloria R. Greco '98
Elizabeth Crea '98

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