Class Action - August '17

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’50s

Ralph L. Halpern ’53 was honored by the American Law Institute in Washington, D.C. Halpern, formerly senior counsel for Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, is a solo practitioner in Buffalo, where he resides.

70s

Jerome M. Hesch ’70 is director of the 43rd annual Notre Dame Tax & Estate Planning Institute in South Bend, Ind. Hesch is an adjunct professor at University of Miami School of Law and Florida International University. He is also special senior tax counsel with Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group in Newport Beach, Calif.

Hon. James A.W. McLeod ’74 received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minority Bar Foundation in Buffalo, where he resides. McLeod is a Buffalo City Court judge.

Louis P. DiLorenzo ’76 is listed in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. 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 School of Law’s Dean’s Advisory Council. He resides in Romulus, N.Y.

Dan D. Kohane ’79 was elected a member of the American Law Institute. Kohane is a senior partner with Hurwitz & Fine in the Buffalo office and an adjunct faculty member at the School of Law. He lives in Buffalo.

Vincent L. Scarsella ’79 published the book Winning Is Everything, the third in his “Lawyers Gone Bad” series of novels. Scarsella is a former prosecutor and tax attorney in Buffalo. He resides in Davenport, Fla.

Hon. James A.W. McLeod ’74

Louis P. DiLorenzo ’76

Dan D. Kohane ’79

80s

Gregory T. Ivancic ’82 has been inducted into St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute’s Signum Fidei Society in Buffalo. A partner with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman in the Buffalo office, Ivancic lives in Kenmore, N.Y.

Dr. Murray Levine ’83 published his first romance novel, New Beginnings (BookLocker, 2017). Levine is a UB Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Psychology. He is a Buffalo resident.

Richard E. Gottlieb ’85 was named co-chair of the financial services group of Manatt Phelps & Phillips. He is a partner practicing in the firm’s Chicago and Los Angeles offices. Gottlieb is an emeritus member of the School of Law’s Dean’s Advisory Council and resides in Glencoe, Illinois.

Gary A. Farrell ’86 received the Person of the Year Award from the Kings County Criminal Bar Association in New York City. Farrell is a criminal defense attorney in New York City and a past president of the Kings County Criminal Bar Association. He lives in Larchmont, N.Y.

Gregory T. Ivancic ’82

Richard E. Gottlieb ’85

90s

Christine M. Valkenburgh ’90 received the 2017 Hon. Michael F. Dillon Attorneys for Children Award from the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 4th Department, in Rochester, N.Y. She is a partner with Cole & Valkenburgh, practicing family law in Bath, N.Y., where she resides.

Mark F. Steiner ’91 was named a lifetime achievement member by America’s Top 100 Attorneys. He was recognized for his work ethic and community involvement. Steiner is a Buffalo attorney and resident.

Lisa M. Mueller ’93 received the M. Dolores Denman Lady Justice Award from the Western New York Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, in Buffalo. The School of Law’s vice dean for communications, Mueller lives on Grand Island, N.Y.

Marianne Mariano ’94 was elected vice president of the Bar Association of Erie County. Mariano is a federal public defender with the Federal Public Defender’s Office of Western New York. She recently received the UB Law Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumna Award for public service. Mariano is a member of the national advisory board of the School of Law’s Advocacy Institute. She is a Buffalo resident.

Lenora B. Foote ’97 received the President’s Award from the Western New York Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, in Buffalo. Foote is executive assistant to Hon. Gerald Whalen ’83, presiding justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 4th Department, in Buffalo, where she resides. She is a past president of the UB Law Alumni Association.

David J. Luzon ’97 has become a partner with Barclay Damon in the Buffalo office. He practices in the firm’s trusts and estates group. Luzon resides in Amherst, N.Y.  

Stephen A. Sharkey ’98 is listed in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is a partner in the litigation department of Bond Schoeneck & King in Buffalo. Sharkey is a past member of the board of directors of the Law Alumni Association. He lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

Michael S. Cerrone ’99, a Hamburg, N.Y., resident, received a Director’s Award from the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He is an assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of New York, in Buffalo.

Lisa M. Mueller ’93

David J. Luzon ’97

Stephen A. Sharkey ’98

Lenora B. Foote ’97

'00s

Tiffany R. Perry ’00 received the Trailblazer Award from the Minority Bar Foundation in Buffalo. Perry is a court attorney referee with Erie County Family Court in Buffalo. A vice president of the Law Alumni Association, Perry is a Buffalo resident.

Peter M. Carey ’01 was named Campus Security Director of the Year by Buffalo State College. Carey is chief of the University Police Department at the college. He lives in Batavia, N.Y.

Jennifer N. Weidner ’02 has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. She is senior vice president and general counsel with Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Company in Pittsford, N.Y. Weidner lives in Victor, N.Y.

Ian T. Lane ’03 has become a partner with Sherin and Lodgen in Boston where he counsels clients regarding real estate matters. He was previously counsel with Seyfarth Shaw in Boston. Lane lives in Lexington, Mass.

Joseph M. Tripi ’03 received a Director's Award from the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He is an assistant U.S. attorney and deputy chief of the narcotics and organized crime section with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of New York, in Buffalo. Tripi lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Steven E. Peiper ’04 has been promoted from member to shareholder with Hurwitz & Fine in Buffalo. He is co-chair of the firm’s insurance coverage practice group and head of its First Party team. Peiper lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Joseph M. Hanna ’05 of Amherst, N.Y., was named to the 2017 On the Rise Top 40 Young Lawyers list by the American Bar Association. Hanna is a partner with Goldberg Segalla in Buffalo. He is a past president of the Minority Bar Association of Western New York and a past member of the board of directors of the Law Alumni Association.

Anne E. Joynt ’05 was elected president of the Western New York Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, in Buffalo. She is a junior partner with Lipsitz & Ponterio in Buffalo, concentrating her practice in childhood lead paint litigation and personal injury. Joynt is a vice president of the Law Alumni Association. She lives in East Amherst, N.Y.

David H. Frech Jr. ’06 received the 2017 Hon. Michael F. Dillon Attorneys for Children Award from the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 4th Department, in Rochester, N.Y. Frech is an attorney with the Children’s Legal Center in Buffalo. He lives in Hamburg, N.Y.

Melissa M. Morton ’07 has been promoted to partner with Gibson McAskill & Crosby in Buffalo. She concentrates her practice in civil litigation. Morton is a past member of the board of directors of the School of Law’s GOLD Group. She lives in Clarence Center, N.Y.

Anshu Pasricha ’07 was named to the 2017 “Emerging Leaders” list by the M&A Advisor. He is a shareholder with Koley Jessen in Omaha, Neb., practicing in the firm’s M&A/securities and business/general counsel practice groups. Pasricha lives in Clarinda, Iowa.

Erin S. Torcello ’07, a partner with Bond Schoeneck & King in the Buffalo office, is listed in the 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars edition. She represents management in the private and public sectors in labor and employment matters. Torcello lives in Buffalo.

Timothy W. Bush ’08 has become senior vice president, and associate counsel-commercial, legal with Associated Bank in Milwaukee, Wis. Bush was previously an associate with Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham in Buffalo, representing bank clients regarding commercial lending and commercial workouts. 

Daniel J. Pautz ’08 of Syracuse, N.Y., is named in the 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. He is an associate with Bond Schoeneck & King in the Syracuse office, practicing litigation. Pautz is a past member of the board of directors of the Law Alumni Association’s Central New York chapter.  

Jennifer A. Ehman ’09 was promoted from associate to member with Hurwitz & Fine in Buffalo. She practices in the firm’s litigation department. Ehman lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Michael E. Hickey ’09 is named in the 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Hickey is an associate with Bond Schoeneck & King in the Buffalo office, focusing his practice in employment and labor law. He lives in Amherst, N.Y.  

Tiffany R. Perry ’00

Jennifer N. Weidner ’02

Ian T. Lane ’03

Steven E. Peiper ’04

Anne E. Joynt ’05

Melissa M. Morton ’07

Anshu Pasricha ’07

Timothy W. Bush ’08

Jennifer A. Ehman ’09

'10s

Siana J. McLean ’10 received the Legal Service Award from the Minority Bar Foundation in Buffalo. She is senior counsel with Tully Rinckey in the Buffalo office, practicing immigration law.

Vincent M. Miranda ’10 was named to the board of directors of Crisis Services in Buffalo. He was also named to the alumni board of governors of Canisius High School in Buffalo. Miranda is a senior associate with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman in Buffalo, practicing business litigation and employment law. He is a past member of the board of directors of the School of Law’s GOLD Group. Miranda lives in East Amherst, N.Y.

Christina H. Arthurs ’12 has been appointed to the board of directors of Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute in Buffalo. She is an associate with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, practicing estate planning in Buffalo, where she resides.  

Lynn M. Bochenek ’12 of Depew, N.Y., has become a junior partner with Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria in Buffalo. She is a member of the firm’s accidents and personal injury practice area.

Anthony W. Carroll ’12 has become associated with Woods Oviatt Gilman in the Buffalo office. Carroll practices in the business and finance department. He is a resident of Lancaster, N.Y.

Jeanna M. Cellino ’12 has joined the Law Offices of Steve Boyd and John Elmore in Buffalo, practicing personal injury. She previously practiced with the Law Office of J. Michael Hayes in Buffalo. Cellino is a resident of West Seneca, N.Y.

Joseph L. Guza ’12 has been promoted to junior partner with Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria in Buffalo. Guza handles cases involving labor and employment law and concentrates his practice on union-side labor law. He is a resident of Corfu, N.Y.

Amanda C. Rosenfield Lippes ’12, an associate with Bond Schoeneck & King in Buffalo, is named in the 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. She is a member of the firm’s intellectual property and technology practice. Lippes is a Buffalo resident.

Candace R. Alnaji ’13 received the Carol A. Condon Outstanding New Lawyer Award from the Western New York Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, in Buffalo. She is of counsel with the Law Office of Lindy Korn in Buffalo. Alnaji lives in Snyder, N.Y.

Sarah A. Bertozzi ’13 was named a Buffalo Business First 2017 30 Under 30 honoree. Bertozzi is a managing attorney/director with Journey’s End Refugee Services in Buffalo. She lives in Tonawanda, N.Y.

Eliza P. Friedman ’14, a Buffalo resident, is listed in the 2017 Buffalo Business First 30 Under 30 list. Friedman is an associate with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman in the Buffalo office.

Nicholas J. Ingrassia ’13, an associate with Gross Shuman Brizdle & Gilfillan in Buffalo, was named to the 2017 Buffalo Business First 30 Under 30 list. He lives in Tonawanda, N.Y.

Alex M. Neurohr ’14 has joined HoganWillig as an associate in Getzville, N.Y., practicing real estate law. He lives in Buffalo.    

Jay A. Organek ’14 has become associated with Bond Schoeneck & King in Buffalo, where he resides. He counsels clients regarding estate and trust planning and administration.

Jacob S. Sonner ’14 has joined Phillips Lytle as an associate in the Buffalo office. He practices business litigation. He resides in South Wales, N.Y.

Shelby S. Maroselli ’15 was named a Buffalo Business First 2017 30 Under 30 honoree. She is a family court staff attorney with the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, in Buffalo. She resides in Greece, N.Y.

David J. Rudroff ’15 has become associated with Phillips Lytle in Buffalo, practicing commercial litigation. He was previously an appellate court attorney with the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department in Rochester, N.Y.

Joseph C. Smith ’15 of Buffalo is listed in the 2017 Buffalo Business First 30 Under 30. Smith is an associate with Phillips Lytle in the Buffalo office, practicing environmental law.

Ashley C. Blahowicz ’16 is practicing as an associate with Bennett Schechter Arcuri & Will in Buffalo. Blahowicz focuses her practice in matrimonial and family law. She resides in Hamburg, N.Y.

Siana J. McLean ’10

Vincent M. Miranda ’10

Christina H. Arthurs ’12

Jeanna M. Cellino ’12

Amanda C. Rosenfield Lippes ’12

Eliza P. Friedman ’14

Nicholas J. Ingrassia ’13

David J. Rudroff ’15

Recognitions

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce that 13 University at Buffalo School of Law graduates were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018, and three were named Lawyer of the Year.

Best Lawyers in America 2018

  • Robert A. Doren ’75 (Buffalo)
  • Thomas A. Palmer ’75 (Buffalo)
  • Louis P. DiLorenzo ’76 (New York City)
  • Raymond P. Reichert ’79 (Buffalo)
  • Michael A. Piette ’80 (Buffalo)
  • Cathy Kaman Ryan ’80 (Rochester, N.Y.)
  • Daniel P. Forsyth ’81 (Buffalo)
  • Robert W. Patterson ’83 (Buffalo)
  • Mitchell J. Banas Jr. ’85 (Buffalo)
  • George F. Bellows ’85 (Buffalo)
  • Steven J. Ricca ’87 (Buffalo)
  • William J. Greener ’91 (Ithaca, N.Y.)
  • Charles J. Sullivan ’92 (Syracuse, N.Y.)

2018 Lawyer of the Year

  • Charles C. Swanekamp ’79 (Buffalo)
  • Larry P. Malfitano ’81 (Syracuse, N.Y.)
  • Vincent O. Hanley ’82 (Buffalo)

Births

  • To Jeffrey P. Gleason ’08 and Nancy Gleason, a son, Miles Jeffrey, on July 8, 2017, in Buffalo.
  • To David J. Rudroff ’15 and Emily M. Rudroff ’15, a daughter, Elizabeth, on June 3, 2017 in Buffalo.
  • To Ari M. Goldberg '17 and Kelly Norman, a daughter, Ella Madison, on June 25, 2017, in Buffalo.

In Memoriam

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

  • Nicholas R. Critelli ’44, Williamsville, N.Y.
  • Andrew Diakun ’52, Buffalo
  • Harry P. Weinrib ’52, Kenmore, N.Y.
  • Donald J. Holzman ’54, Amherst, N.Y.
  • William H. Gorman Jr. ’56, Kenmore, N.Y.
  • Paul Shatkin ’57, Buffalo
  • Ronald W. Malin ’59, Buffalo
  • James C. Collins ’66, Hamburg, N.Y.
  • David E. Flierl ’66, Lancaster, N.Y.
  • Nicholas L. LoCicero ’71, Lancaster, N.Y.
  • Mary E. Aramini-Samuels ’85, Rochester, N.Y.   
  • Barbara E. Holohan ’94, Gaithersburg, Md.