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’50s

Maryann Saccomando Freedman ’58 was re-elected to the board of directors of Western New York Heritage Press in Cheektowaga, N.Y. Freedman is of counsel with Cohen & Lombardo in Buffalo, where she resides.

Maryann Saccomando Freedman ’58

70s

Neil A. Goldberg ’73, a founding partner with Goldberg & Segalla in Buffalo, was named to the national advisory board of the University at Buffalo School of Law’s Advocacy Institute. A past recipient of the UB Law Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award, Goldberg is a resident of Eden, N.Y.  

Hon. Eugene F. Pigott Jr. ’73 was named to the national advisory board of the University at Buffalo School of Law’s Advocacy Institute. Pigott is senior associate justice of the New York State Court of Appeals in Buffalo. He is a past recipient of the UB Law Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Edwin F. Jaeckle Award, and an emeritus member of the Dean’s Advisory Council. Pigott lives on Grand Island, N.Y.

Hon. Rose H. Sconiers ’73 was named to the 2016 Buffalo Business First “Power 100 Women” list. Sconiers is a retired associate justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 4th Department, in Buffalo. She is a past president of the UB Law Alumni Association, a past recipient of the association's Distinguished Alumna Award and an emerita member of the Dean’s Advisory Council. Sconiers lives in Buffalo.

Christopher T. Greene ’74 is listed in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA. Greene is a partner with Barclay Damon in Buffalo, a past recipient of the UB Law Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumnus Award and an emeritus member of the Dean’s Advisory Council. He is a Buffalo resident.

Terrence D. McKelvey ’75 was named partner and wealth adviser with Stratos Wealth Partners in Amherst, N.Y., where he resides.

Louis P. DiLorenzo ’76 was named in Human Resource Executive as one of the top 20 practitioners in traditional labor and employment law. DiLorenzo is managing partner in the labor, employment, employee benefits and immigration practice group of Bond Schoeneck & King in the New York City office. He is an emeritus member of the Law School’s Dean’s Advisory Council.

Ann E. Evanko ’79 will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Women of Influence Awards from Buffalo Business First on Sept. 22 at the Millennium Hotel Buffalo. She was also named to the 2016 Buffalo Business First “Power 100 Women” list. Evanko is president of Hurwitz & Fine in Buffalo, practicing business and employment law. She is founder and past president of the Western New York chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York and a past co-chair of the Law School’s Annual Fund. She is a past recipient of the UB Law Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumna Award. Evanko lives in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Hon. Rose H. Sconiers ’73

Louis P. DiLorenzo ’76

Ann E. Evanko ’79

80s

Michael A. Battle ’81 was named to the national advisory board of the University at Buffalo School of Law’s Advocacy Institute and to the board of directors of Evans Bancorp. Battle is a partner in the litigation department of Barnes & Thornburg in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council.

Brian P. Meath ’81 was promoted to vice president and deputy general counsel with Constellation Brands, a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits, in the Victor, N.Y., office. He is a lifetime member of the UB Law Alumni Association. Meath lives in Canandaigua, N.Y.

Maureen O. Helmer ’82 is listed in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA. She is a partner with Barclay Damon in the Albany, N.Y., office, practicing energy and telecommunications law. Helmer lives in Delmar, N.Y.

Hon. Paula L. Feroleto ’82 was named to the 2016 Buffalo Business First “Power 100 Women” list. Feroleto is administrative judge of the New York State Supreme Court, 8 Judicial District, in Buffalo. She is a past recipient of the UB Law Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumna Award. Feroleto is a Buffalo resident.

Donald P. Chiari ’83, a partner with Brown Chiari in Lancaster, N.Y., was named to the national advisory board of the University at Buffalo School of Law’s Advocacy Institute. He practices medical malpractice, product liability, complex premises liability, construction accidents, automobile accidents and nursing home negligence. Chiari is a past member of the board of directors of the UB Law Alumni Association. He lives in East Aurora, N.Y.

Gary P. Bluestein ’84 was elected to the board of directors of the Food Bank of Western New York, in Buffalo. Bluestein is a partner with Andreozzi Bluestein Weber Brown in the Williamsville, N.Y., office. He lives in East Amherst, N.Y.

George W. Collins Jr. ’84 is named in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 and was re-elected to the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo. Collins is a partner with Bouvier Partnership in Buffalo, practicing personal injury litigation. He lives in North Buffalo.

Jill L. Paperno ’84 received the Raymond J. Pauley Award from the Monroe County Bar Association in Rochester, N.Y. Paperno is first assistant public defender in the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office in Rochester. She lives in Pittsford, N.Y.  

Jennifer J. Parker ’84 is listed in the 2016 Buffalo Business First “Power 100 Women” list. She is founder and CEO of Black Capital Network in Buffalo and president of Jackson Parker Communications, a public relations consulting firm in Buffalo, where she resides.

Hon. Erin M. Peradotto ’84 was named to the national advisory board of the University at Buffalo School of Law’s Advocacy Institute and to the 2016 Buffalo Business First “Power 100 Women” list. She is an associate justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 4th Department in Buffalo, where she resides. Peradotto is a past recipient of the UB Law Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumna Award.

Paula M. Ciprich ’85 is listed in the 2016 Buffalo Business First “Power 100 Women” list. Ciprich is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of National Fuel Gas Co. in Williamsville, N.Y. She is a resident of Amherst, N.Y.

Shari Jo Reich ’86 was appointed to the board of governors of the New York Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program. She is managing partner of Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak in Buffalo, practicing matrimonial and family law. Reich lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

Nora B. Sullivan ’87 was named to the 2016 Buffalo Business First “Power 100 Women” list. She is founder and president of Sullivan Capital Partners, a financial services company in Buffalo, where she resides.

Michael A. Battle ’81

Maureen O. Helmer ’82

Gary P. Bluestein ’84

Hon. Erin M. Peradotto ’84

90s

Hon. John B. Carle ’93 was appointed an immigration judge for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Philadelphia Immigration Court. Carle previously served as assistant chief counsel for the Office of the Chief Counsel, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Philadelphia.  

Laura A. Colca ’93 has become special counsel with Goldberg Segalla in the Buffalo office. She practices in the business and commercial practice group. Colca lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Christopher M. Marks ’93 has become a member of the independent directors committee and audit committee of Servotronics Inc. in Elma, N.Y. Marks is a partner with Jensen Marks Langer & Vance in Buffalo. He lives in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Marianne Mariano ’94 was named to the national advisory board of the University at Buffalo School of Law’s Advocacy Institute. She is a federal public defender with the Federal Public Defender’s Office, Western District of New York, in Buffalo, where she resides.

Rosanna Berardi ’97 will receive the Women of Influence Award from Buffalo Business First on Sept. 22 at the Millennium Hotel Buffalo. She is the founder of Berardi Immigration Law, one of the only women-owned immigration law firms in the Buffalo Niagara region. Berardi is a resident of Lancaster, N.Y.

John J. Koeppel '98 is included in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA in the categories of Nationwide Investment Funds: Private Equity Fund Formation and Upstate New York, Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions. He is a partner with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman in Buffalo. Koeppel lives in Hamburg, N.Y.

Brigid M. Maloney ’98 was named chair of the health law practice group with Hodgson Russ in the Buffalo office. She is a partner with the firm, advising health care providers, management services organizations and corporate clients on health care law and regulatory compliance. Maloney lives in East Aurora, N.Y.

Bridget E. Niland ’98 is listed in the 2016 Buffalo Business First “Power 100 Women” list. She is athletic director of Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y., where she resides.   

Hon. Bahaati E. Pitt ’98 of Bronx, N.Y., was appointed a Bronx Criminal Court judge. She previously served as a principal law clerk in Bronx County Supreme Court.  

Brigid M. Maloney ’98

Christopher M. Marks ’93

Rosanna Berardi ’97

Hon. Bahaati E. Pitt ’98

'00s

Robert K. Smith ’01 has become a partner with Hunton & Williams in Washington, D.C., where he resides. He concentrates his practice on capital markets and related corporate and securities matters.

Anthony J. Tantillo ’02 is included in the 2016 New York Super Lawyers. He practices personal injury law with the William Mattar Law Offices in Williamsville, N.Y. Tantillo lives in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Thomas J. Maxian ’03 was named Western New York regional director with American Medical Response in Buffalo. Maxian recently served as the company’s regional director in Seattle.

Laura A. Miskell Benedict ’04 of Lockport, N.Y., received the Hon. Michael F. Dillon Attorney for the Children Award from the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 4th Department, and the Integrity Award from Phi Alpha Delta. Benedict practices family law with Miskell & Moxham in Lockport.

Matthew R. Coseo ’05, a Saratoga Springs, N.Y., resident, has been appointed court attorney for Saratoga County Surrogate’s Court in Ballston Spa, N.Y. He previously served as an assistant district attorney in the vehicular crimes unit with the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office in Ballston Spa.

Timmon M. Favaro ’05, a partner with Cannon Heyman & Weiss in Buffalo, is listed in Buffalo Business First “40 Under 40.” Favaro specializes in affordable multifamily housing and commercial and public finance law. He lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Christofer C. Fattey ’06 is listed in Buffalo Business First “40 Under 40.” He is a partner with Hodgson Russ in the Buffalo office, handling cases regarding commercial lending, project finance, real estate, and construction matters. Fattey is a Buffalo resident.

Hon. Shannon E. Filbert ’07 received the Hon. Michael F. Dillon Attorney for the Children Award from the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 4th Department. Filbert is a town justice in West Seneca, N.Y., where she resides.

Elizabeth A. Kraengel ’07 is listed in Buffalo Business First “40 Under 40.” She is a partner with Duke Holzman Photiadis & Gresens in Buffalo, where she resides. Kraengel is a member of the board of directors of the UB Law Alumni Association and is currently president of the Western New York Chapter of WBASNY.

Jacqueline A. Bain ’08 earned a certification in health care compliance from the Health Care Compliance Association. Bain is an attorney with the Florida Healthcare Law Firm in Delray Beach, Fla., where she resides.

Ashley L. Jenkins ’08 joined Seyfarth Shaw in the Washington, D.C., office. She is member of the firm’s ADA Title III team. Jenkins lives in Waldorf, Md.  

Anthony J. Tantillo ’02

Matthew R. Coseo ’05

Elizabeth A. Kraengel ’07

'10s

Melanie J. Beardsley ’10 was appointed to the board of directors of Meals on Wheels for Western New York, in Buffalo. She is a senior associate with Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, practicing in the labor and employment practice group, representing private- and public-sector employers before state and federal agencies. Beardsley lives in Lancaster, N.Y.

James T. Farrell ’10 was appointed to the board of directors of the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority in Ogdensburg, N.Y. Farrell is an assistant public defender with the St. Lawrence County Public Defender’s Office in Canton, N.Y., where he resides.

Neil A. Diegelman ’11 has become an associate with Goldberg Segalla in Buffalo, where he resides. He practices in the firm’s workers’ compensation and business and commercial practice groups. Diegelman was previously a hearing attorney with the New York State Special Funds Conservation Committee in Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Patrick T. Fitzgerald ’11 of Williamsville, N.Y., was named to the board of directors of Western New York United, in Buffalo. Fitzpatrick is an associate with Phillips Lytle in the Buffalo office, practicing environmental law.

Melissa D. Wischerath ’11 received the Hon. James M. Burns Federal Practice Award from the Federal Bar Association for the District of Oregon. Wischerath was honored for her professionalism and for representing low-income clients in the association’s pro bono appointment program. She practices and resides in Eugene, Ore.

Sean M. O’Brien ’13 has accepted a position as an associate with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman in Buffalo. O’Brien handles cases involving commercial litigation matters, municipal matters and general litigation. He previously worked as assistant corporation counsel for the New York City Law Department. 

Justin J. Andreozzi ’14 was named to the 2016 Buffalo Business First “30 Under Thirty.” He is an associate with Andreozzi Bluestein Weber Brown in Clarence, N.Y. Andreozzi focuses his practice in individual and corporate tax litigation and controversy matters. He resides in Williamsville, N.Y.

Ryan D. Ledebur ’14 has become associated with Lipsitz & Ponterio in Buffalo. He prosecutes claims on behalf of clients with asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. Ledebur is a Buffalo resident.

Christopher P. Maugans ’14 has joined Goldberg Segalla as an associate in the Buffalo office. Maugans counsels clients regarding complex commercial litigation and employment and labor law. He lives in Tonawanda, N.Y.

Matthew J. Glose ’15 is practicing personal injury law with the Law Offices of William Mattar in Williamsville, N.Y. He is a Buffalo resident.

Edward A. Sundquist ’15 has joined Lewis & Lewis as an associate in Jamestown, N.Y., where he resides. He handles cases involving estate law, business law, mediation and real estate law.

Todd A. Aldinger ’16 was named to the 2016 Buffalo Business First “30 Under Thirty.” Aldinger is chairman of the Erie County Charter Revision Commission in Buffalo, where he resides.

Brendan M. Denz ’16 of Buffalo has joined the Law Offices of William Mattar in Williamsville, N.Y., practicing personal injury and premises liability law. He was previously a substitute teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools.

Melanie J. Beardsley ’10

Neil A. Diegelman ’11

Justin J. Andreozzi ’14

Christopher P. Maugans ’14

In Memoriam

The Law School extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the following alumni:

  • Calvin Kallett ’51, Williamsville, N.Y.
  • George V. Henel ’70, Amherst, N.Y.
  • Stephan J. Baczynski ’78, Buffalo
  • Pattilynn C. Babajane ’89, Williamsville, N.Y.