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Class of 1979
In June, Jerry Goldfeder was profiled on the front page of the Chelsea Clinton News about his campaign to represent a West Side Manhattan district in the New York State Senate. He is a Democratic district leader who has been involved in community work for 35 years. Jon W. Green,
a partner in Deutsch Resnick Green & Kiernan in Springfield, NJ, is a co-editor of a recently published book by the ABA Litigation Section, Employment Litigation Handbook. He co-authored the chapters on "Summary Judgment" and "Pre-Trial Preparation." He is co-chair
of the Labor and Employment Relations Committee of the ABA Litigation Section, and practices in the area of employment litigation. Wayne M. Greenwald was mentioned in The New York Times regarding his bankruptcy representation of the art dealer Andrew Crispo.

Class of 1980Kaplan Marriage
Wendi G. Glassman, who has worked for Bank Leumi USA since 1983, was promoted in June to senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. Muriel B. Kaplan was married in South Orange, NJ on June 7, to Bob Sturm, whom Muriel describes as "a computer wiz in the pharmaceutical industry." They live in Emeryville, CA. Muriel is a shareholder and member in San Francisco's Saltzman & Johnson Law Corporation.

Class of 1981
Christopher Garvey ran for the office of Governor of the State of New York on the Libertarian ticket in the fall elections. Mitchel Herstic and his wife, Chani, welcomed the birth of their daughter, Allison Lebowitz. Daniel A. Reingold was honored by the American Jewish Congress Metropolitan Region, Westchester County division, for his "leadership in the advancement of high-
quality geriatric and long-term care through the creative and innovative management of one of this region's outstanding geriatric centers," the Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale. Marcia J. Sikowitz was named a Judge of the Housing Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York.

Class of 1982
Barbara Kolsun was elected to chair the board of directors of the International Anticounterfeiting Coalition. She is the assistant general counsel at West Point Stevens Company. Kathryn O. Greenberg was elected to the board of directors of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is the founder and director of the New York Legal Assistance Group. Jay Kalish is vice president of Investor Relations and general counsel at Emultek, a Jerusalem-based company that went public in July. Jay's company provides simulation-based software solutions for the design, development, and support of embedded systems applications software. Jay said he is always available to assist and advise students and alumni looking to settle in Israel. Ressler MarriageStephanie J. Ressler married Michael Hochstat in October. Timothy Clifford Riley has relocated his practice from Sherman Oaks to Channel Islands Harbor, CA. Timothy was certified as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum in January 1997, where membership is limited to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill by achieving a verdict or settlement in the amount of $1,000,000 or more. Mark I. Sokolow has been named a partner at Thacher Proffitt & Wood, where he practices in the corporate and financial institutions group.

Class of 1984
Robert J. Greenberg has been appointed assistant professor at YU's Sy Syms School of Business. Previously, he taught in paralegal studies programs at New York University and Queens College, as well as part time at Sy Syms. In addition t 1000 o maintaining a small private practice, he returned to Cardozo this year to pursue an LL.M. in Intellectual Property. Mark Weissmann participated in the Essex County (NJ) Bar Association's publication of a historical account of the development of the Essex County legal system, With Honor and Dignity: A History of the Legal Profession in
Essex County.

Class of 1985
Adena Berkowitz, who also holds a doctorate in Jewish ethics from the Jewish Theological Seminary, recently spoke on "Problems with Medical Ethics" at The Temple Gates of Zion in Valley Stream, NY. She lectures across the country on Jewish ethics, and her topics include in-vitro fertilization, organ donations, autopsies, and end-of-life issues. William B. Schwartz moved to Vermont in 1996, and is practicing law in Bondville. He has a general practice, excluding criminal matters, with extensive focus on real estate and land use. Bill and his wife, Ivy, have two daughters, Jacqueline Rose, and Caralyn Julia, born June 8.

Class of 1986
Sharon Reider Babb has been appointed a real estate attorney at Cole, Schotz in New Brunswick, NJ. Jodi Goodelman plans to marry Jac Zagoory in February 1999.  Jodi was appointed by the New York State Commissioner of Insurance to be an arbitrator in the SUM/UM automobile insurance program administered by the American Arbitration Association.

Class of 1987
Deborah Arnowitz Ashe became co-director of admissions for the Lower School of Trevor Day School, a coed comprehensive independent school in Manhattan. Robert J. Cyruli has formed a five- attorney law firm, Cyruli & Menken, LLP, with offices in Manhattan, Mt. Kisco and Hackensack, NJ. He continues his practice in real estate law and related commercial litigation. Robert and his wife live in Bronxville. Alan Futerfas was profiled in the New York Law Journal after he wrote a brief for John Gotti's former attorney, Bruce Cutler, in an effort to avoid Cutler's disqualification from representation of Gotti's son. Joseph Grob has joined the firm of Moskowitz & Book, LLP, where he is practicing in the areas of criminal and commercial litigation. Anita H. Grosz and Francis Dequenne welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Sophie Emilia, on July 26, in Westminster, England. Anita is practicing intellectual
property law in Wokingham, Berkshire, and is studying European Community law, and English and E.C. trademark law. Francis is a computer analyst, and they live in the "Silicon Valley" of England. Leslie Reider has become a member of the firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, where she practices in the area of employment law. Pam Sherman was profiled in People, May 1998, in an article on career changes. Pam is an actress, living and working in the Washington, D.C. area. She has appeared as an attorney in several TV shows. Ole Varmer is now in the Office of International Law in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He is an expert in the laws pertaining to historic shipwrecks. This past summer, Ole was on the US Delegation to the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) "Meeting of Experts" on the draft UNESCO Convention for the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. He also presented a paper at the Maritime Law Symposium, "Sunken Treasure: Law, Technology & Ethics," sponsored by the Maritime Affairs Institute of Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, RI, and the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce. But Ole says the real "hoot" was his appearance on the "Rivera Live Show" debating the issue of salvage vs. historic preservation of the RMS Titanic. Stephen Verp has been named president of the Milton Paper Company, Inc., in Long Island City. Stephen is the fourth generation in the Milton family and the third generation of sons-in-law to lead the 82-year-old company. He is also a newly elected board member of 1000 the Paper Merchants Association of
New York.

Class of 1988
Georgeanne Gould married Peter Moss on September 13. Georgeanne is an assistant vice president and financial consultant in the Princeton office of Merrill Lynch, and her husband is also an attorney. Robert J. Kurtz appeared in a panel discussion entitled "How to Succeed in Hollywood . . . While Still Staying Jewish." He has been an associate producer for "The Bill Cosby Show," "Tony Danza's Hudson Street," and "Grace Under Fire." Steven Levin has formed Southern Management and Development, L.P., in Boca Raton, FL to manage and lease property in Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana. He is the president of the company. Karen Mizrahi-Hertz gave birth to her second child, Jacob, in April. Her first child is Samantha. Bruce Schoenberg has become of counsel to Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP in NYC.

Class of 1989
Thomas M. Furth has opened his own practice in the area of intellectual property litigation and technological licensing, and is also of counsel to the firm of Jordan and Hamburg. Elisa Lowy is an associate with Rosenblum Parish & Isaacs PC in San Jose, CA, where she practices in the area of corporate law. Lauren Singer Salit and her husband, Mason, welcomed their third child and first son, Maxwell Nathaniel, on July 31. He joins sisters Taylor and Ilysa. William C. Sandelands has joined the Hackensack, NJ law firm of Solomon and Weinberg LLP, where he is practicing in the area of commercial litigation.
Michael Wildes was elected to the City Council in Englewood, NJ. He won the primary election with 67% of the vote. He is a partner in the firm of Wildes & Weinberg, where he practices with his father, adjunct professor Leon Wildes.

Class of 1990
Cathleen Clements has been named legal director of the office of public policy & client advocacy for The Children's Aid Society. She was formerly a staff attorney and government benefits specialist at Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation B. Michele A. Farber is a trademark and copyright attorney at AT&T in Basking Ridge, NJ.  She is also an adjunct professor teaching trademark law in the department of legal studies at Montclair State University (NJ). Michele, who frequently lectures on trademark and copyright issues, was a speaker on "Current Legal Issues Impacting Doing Business on the Internet" at the 2nd Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference for Women Corporate Counsel, and moderated an International Trademark Association roundtable on "Trademarks and the Internet." Juliette M. Passer has been elected a full member of the Council on Foreign Relations. CFR is one of the oldest foreign policy think tanks in the country, covering a broad range of topics in foreign policy and international law and commerce. Debra Feiner Sternberg and her husband welcomed the birth of their third son, Benjamin Noah, who joins brothers Alexander and Jacob. Nancy Udolf was married to Theodore Schwartz on September 12. Nancy is an associate at Zukerman Gore & Brandeis in NYC. Her husband is a physician.

Class of 1991
Anat Becker has joined the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest (NJ) as endowment development officer. Before joining the foundation, she was assistant director of endowments and planned giving at the Anti-Defamation League in NYC. Sheryl L. Bregman and her husband, Scott Kleinman,
welcomed the birth of their son, Gregory Moross, on December 20, 1997. Sheryl is a deputy city attorney in the San Francisco Office of the City Attorney, where she practices in the area of public design and construction law. Sheryl lives in Oakland. Richard Buchwald has joined the firm of Buchwald Asper Gallagher Henteleff in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Michael A. Gabay has be 1000 en appointed a financial consultant in the Merrill Lynch Private Client Group in NYC. Jill Loesberg married David Robbins. She is an analyst of technology stocks in an investment company in NYC. Clifford A. Meirowitz has served as a faculty member at several guardianship training programs for the Citibar Center for Continuing Legal Education at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Edward Reich was married in April. Joel B. Rothman is a partner in the newly formed firm of Seiden, Alder, Rothman & Petosa, P.A., in Boca Raton, FL. Tomas Ryan de Heredia was elected to the board of trustees of the New York County Lawyers' Association. David Sanua, senior attorney at the New York State Insurance Fund, filed winning briefs in two cases in the Appellate Division, Third Department, one an employer-employee issue, and the other a claims filing case. He has also published an epic poem about the New York City subways, entitled "The Terminus Station," in the summer 1998 issue of Cardozo Studies in Law and Literature.

Class of 1992
Joshua D. Blackman wrote The Internet Fact Finder for Lawyers: How to Find Anything on the Net, published by the American Bar Association. The book teaches how to discover relevant research sources, find experts and get news on the Net, and conduct medical research, among other topics. Marilyn Bodner was promoted from assistant to associate general counsel in the office of NYC's comptroller. Sharon Dattelkramer Fishman and Jeffrey Fishman welcomed the birth of their daughter, Alexa Fay. Sara Goldstein was married to Andrew Blotner in August. She is a vice president and trademark counsel at Citibank in NYC. David L. Glotzer and Wendy Jay Lazarus were married in June. David is in house counsel at Prudential Securities in NYC, and Wendy is an associate with Jasinski & Paranac in Newark, NJ. Loulou Thassim Saleem serves on the board of directors of You Participate in Solutions in Staten Island, which features a dispute resolution center. She is an adjunct professor of English at St. John's University and a state-certified
mediator and arbitrator.

Class of 1993
David Eigen was married to Cynthia Poster in August. He founded Vitasave.com, a web site that sells vitamins and other health-related products. Melissa Gold and William Jelinek were married on September 13. Melissa is a vice president and general counsel at Chase Manhattan Bank, and William is a trademark lawyer at the Esteé Lauder Companies, both in NYC. Suzanne Kazenoff was married in August to Jonathan Rosenzweig. She is the director of permanent placement for the Wallace Law Registry in NYC. Barry Lax was married to Kristin Jane Kelley on October 31. Barry is an associate with the NYC law firm of Bernstein, Litowitz, Berger & Grossmann. James Schwalbe and his wife, Jill, welcomed their first child, William Bernard, on August 10. Rebecca Fishman Silberstein gave birth on May 18 to her second child, Joshua, who joins sister Lauren. Rebecca is an associate in corporate law at Debevoise & Plimpton. Ephraim Sobol's law firm, Sobol & Greenberg, P.C., has grown and now occupies the entire third floor at 164 Madison Avenue.
 
Negotiation Reunion At the 11th Cardozo Negotiation and Mediation Clinic alumni reunion, graduates agreed that the clinic was one of their most memorable, positive and useful law school experiences.  Current students joined alumni and clinic faculty. 

(from left) Jed Melnick '00, David Blatt '98, Shana Tesler '99, Steven Yadegari '98, Prof. Lela Love, and Joshua
Schwartz '99. 

Class of 1994
Rachel Mohl Abrahams is the program officer at The Avi Chai Foundation, a philanthropic found 1000 ation in NYC committed to encouraging Jews toward greater commitment to observance and encouraging mutual understanding among Jews of different religious backgrounds. Meir Y. Blonder joined the recently formed intellectual property group at Sidley & Austin. He continues to practice primarily in the area of patent law. Dr. Yassin El-Ayouty presented "Reforming the U.N." at Nova Southeastern University's Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where he also coordinates the placement of International Practice Clinic students. Lauren P. Katz and Matthew J. Kluger, who met in the January AEP program and are now criminal defense attorneys in Bronx County, planned to marry in November. Lauren is an associate in the law offices of Murray Richman, and Matthew is with the Bronx Public Defender. Brian Miller and his wife, Deirdre, welcomed their third child, Shanan Alexander. He joins sisters Gabrielle and Kayla. Diane Rein and her husband, David, welcomed their first baby, Alexander William Louis, on May 7. Eric Rothman and his wife, Pamela, welcomed the birth of their daughter, Olivia Brooke, in June. Stephanie Allison Spirt was married to David Evenchick on August 16, 1997. Stephanie is an associate with Alter & Goldman in NYC.

Class of 1995
Tal Fried and Dina Lynn Shapiro were married on September 14. They live in NYC, where Dina is a real estate associate with Kronish Leib Weiner & Hellman, LLP. Tal is a solo practitioner and counsel for two Internet companies. Mario Joseph successfully argued before the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, in an action to both disqualify opposing counsel and recover damages for the wrongful death of a shooting victim at a Queens nursing home. Andrew P. Kahn was named director of sales for Design Trust Inc., a Wilton, CT corporate identity and strategic communications firm. He will be responsible for all facets of business development. Sara Meyers was married to Kenneth Sadinoff on October 25. Sara is a staff lawyer at the New York Legal Assistance Group in Manhattan. Lori Nevias and her husband, Joe Ida, welcomed their first baby, Antonia Isadora, on November 29, 1997. Lori is an associate with Goldstein & Greenlaw, LLP in Kew Gardens, NY. Jason Pomeranc was profiled in Crain's New York Business on May 25.
He and his two older brothers in The Pomeranc Group have begun to build, and will
manage, a 100-room luxury hotel in SoHo. Stephen Wallach and his wife, Miriam, welcomed their first child, Elizabeth Emma, on September 25.

Class of 1996
David Baskind participated in the Essex County (NJ) Bar Association's publication of With Honor and Dignity: A History of the Legal Profession in Essex County. Melissa Channing has joined Holland & Knight LLP as an associate in the Miami firm's real estate, environment, and land use department. Shimmie Horn and his wife have been named Guardians at Yeshiva University. Richard Horowitz was appointed to the White Collar Crime Committee of the American Society for Industrial Security, and named advisor to the National Cargo Security Council on international trade- and cargo-related money laundering issues. In addition, he was asked to prepare a policy statement on the Economic Espionage Act and competitive intelligence by the Society for Competitive Intelligence Professionals. He spoke on this issue in the US, London, and Brussels. Paul A. Johnson and Gregory M. Demel recently formed SatinJam LLP. The partnership, under SatinJam Sports, represents professional athletes in the NBA, NFL, Major League Baseball, and Major League Soccer. In addition to customary contract negotiations, they also provide financial management services and legal counseling. Susan Kaplan married Charles S. Caranicas on May 3. Susan, who was with Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP,  is currently associated with Baden Kramer Huffman & Brodsky, P.C. 1000 in NYC, practicing civil and criminal litigation. Charlie is a student at Columbia School of Law and a jazz trumpeter who performs with the Rainbow Room Orchestra. Judah Prero and his wife, Sossy, had a baby girl, Elisheva, on May 20. She joins siblings Daniel and Sarah. Shellie Rosan married Gordon Ritter in April. In September, when they moved to Wilmington, VT, Shellie left Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP and joined Pepe & Hazard, LLP in Hartford, CT. Larry Schwarz founded Rumpus Toys in New York, whose motto is Ludus est nobis constanter industria (Play is our constant work). His toys are sold in FAO Schwarz (no relation) and Toys 'R' Us. Ilene Siegel Deutsch joined The Children's Law Center as a staff attorney in December 1997. She represents children in custody and visitation cases. Daniel M. Weitz has been named statewide coordinator of alternative dispute resolution programs for the Unified Court System of New York State. Ephraim Z. Zinkin has been named a litigation associate at Smith, Stratton, Wise, Heher & Brennan in Princeton, NJ.

Class of 1997
Scott Brewster is a staff attorney in the Bronx County Office of The Legal Aid Society of NYC. Saul Greenstein has been selected, pursuant to the US Attorney General's Honor Program, the attorney-advisor for New York Immigration Court. He will act as head judicial law clerk. Karen M. Stecker has joined the Cleveland, OH law firm of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP as an associate. She practices in the areas of business, corporate, and securities law.

Class of 1998
Seth B. Davis reviewed the book The Law School Rules: 115 Easy Ways to Make the Challenges of Law School Seem Like "Small Stuff" for the New York Law Journal, August 21, 1998. Seth is an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan DA's Office. Jay Heinrich and his wife, Ilana, welcomed the birth of their first child, Eve Beth, on August 22. Jay is an associate at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. Nachman Troodler and his wife, Rebecca, welcomed the birth of their daughter, Atara Leah on May 27, just in time for her to attend graduation.


IN MEMORIAM
Shira Greenberg Ruskay '79, who held a master's degree in special education from Columbia and a master's of social work from NYU, worked at the Visiting Nurse Service Hospice Care Program. She also maintained a private practice counseling surviving family members. Shira spent her last weeks as a patient of the hospice program.

Mayer Rossabi '88 died of a brain tumor on August 28. He  was a solo practitioner and had been a member of the Criminal Law Clinic while at Cardozo. Memorial contributions may be made to Brain Tumor Research, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, 622 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032.

Alison Curelop Hayward '89 died on September 2 at the age of 37. She was living in Columbia, MO, writing for legal periodicals such as the Missouri Bar Journal and the National Bar Journal. Alison clerked in US District Court and had been a public defender in New Hampshire. Memorial contributions may be made to Alison Curelop Hayward Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Harry Tether, 37 Summit Avenue, Bronxville, NY 10708.

Robert Alan Kessler '89 passed away on February 1 at the age of 31. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Lawrence-Kessler '90.

Cindy Moy '96, passed away on July 9. She was 28 and had battled leukemia bravely for 11 months. Contributions may be sent to The Moy Fund, established by her family to assist the Singapore Marrow Donor Programme, 77 East 12th Street, Apt. 7A, New York, NY 10003.


The Classes of 1983, 1988, and 1993 Hold Reunions
More than 200 alumni attended the reunions held in May for the classes of 1983,
1988, and 1993. They met with former classmates and professors at Bridgewaters
in South Street Seaport. (All photo captions read 5df left to right)
 
 
1983 Reunion
Mark Goldberg '83, Kerry Elgarten '83, Prof. Jonathon Silver, Elyse Beyer '83

Debra Wind Krim '83, Dean Verkuil, Barry Farkas '83, Paige Applebaum Farkas, AECOM '89

1993 Reunion
Joseph Novahicka '93, Barbara Moretti '93, Arlene Finkelstein '93, Suzanne Kazenoff '93, Nancy Chamides '93
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Gregg Willinger '88, Reuven Epstein '88, 
Gary Miller '88
1988 Reunion

Gary Miller '88, Pamela Milgrim '88
1988 Reunion

Avram Morell '93, Perry Lattiboudere '93, 
Orlando Balcacer '93
1993 Reunion

Elaine Gangel '83, Linda Samson '83, 
Bernice Kosowsky '83
1983 Reunion

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