Class Action - June '19

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'70s

Louis P. DiLorenzo Sr. ’76 is listed in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA. DiLorenzo is managing partner in the labor, employment, employee benefits and immigration practice group of Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC 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.  

Clark W. Lackert ’76 has joined Carlton Fields as a shareholder in the intellectual property practice group in the New York City office. Lackert lives in Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.

Louis P. DiLorenzo Sr.

Louis P. DiLorenzo Sr. '76

'80s

Oliver C. Young ’80 of Williamsville, N.Y., has become of counsel with Barclay Damon LLP in the Buffalo office. Young is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation and torts & products liability defense practice areas. He previously served as a principal court attorney with the New York State Supreme Court, 8th Judicial District in Buffalo. Young is a past recipient of the UB Law Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award for public service. He is vice president and president-elect of the Bar Association of Erie County in Buffalo.

Vincent O. Hanley ’82 is listed in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA. Hanley is a partner with Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC in Buffalo. He lives in Clarence, N.Y.

Gerard M. Meehan ’82 has been named special counsel to the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Advancement of Sport. Meehan is former general manager and senior vice president of the Buffalo Sabres. He is a native of Ontario, Canada.

Hon. Gerald J. Whalen ’83 received the 2019 Jurist of the Year Award from the Judges & Police Executives Conference of Erie County, N.Y., in Kenmore, N.Y. Whalen is presiding justice of the New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division, Fourth Department, in Buffalo. He is a resident of Hamburg, N.Y.

Kevin H. Yeager ’85 has become a partner and head of the real estate practice group with Tully Rinckey PLLC in the Binghamton, N.Y., office. Yeager lives in Vestal, N.Y.

Hon. Barbara R. Johnson-Lee ’86 was elected to the board of directors of the UB Law Alumni Association. She is a city court judge in Buffalo, where she resides.

Mary Anne Bobinski ’87 was named dean of Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Ga. She was previously a dean and  professor at the University of British Columbia Peter A. Allard School of Law in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where she resides. 

Vincent O. Hanley ’82.

Vincent O. Hanley ’82

Hon. Barbara R. Johnson-Lee ’86.

Hon. Barbara R. Johnson-Lee ’86

'90s

Robert Brucato Jr. ’90 was elected to the board of directors of the UB Law Alumni Association. He is senior staff counsel with Counsel Press in Buffalo. Brucato is a resident of Williamsville, N.Y.

Diane M. Perri Roberts ’90 of Lewiston, N.Y., was elected to the board of directors of the UB Law Alumni Association. Roberts is a senior partner with Lipsitz Green Scime & Cambria LLP in the Buffalo office.

Cynthia L. Snodgrass ’92 received the Raymond J. Pauley Award from the Monroe County Bar Association in Rochester, N.Y. She is a court attorney-referee with the New York State Unified Court System, 7th Judicial District, in Rochester, N.Y. Snodgrass lives in Pittsford, N.Y.

Scott C. Becker ’93 was elected president of the UB Law Alumni Association. Becker is a partner with Kavinoky Cook LLP in Buffalo, where he resides.

Patricia S. Ciccarelli ’93, a partner with Schnitter Ciccarelli Mills PLLC in Williamsville, N.Y., was elected to the board of directors of the UB Law Alumni Association. She lives in East Amherst, N.Y.

Hon. Craig D. Hannah ’95 of Buffalo was promoted to chief judge of Buffalo City Court. Hannah supervises the Opiate Crisis Intervention Court in Buffalo, the nation’s first opiate intervention court. He is a past recipient of the UB Law Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award for the judiciary and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council.

Teresa Bair ’96 was elected to the board of directors of the UB Law Alumni Association. Bair is senior vice president, administration and legal affairs, and corporate secretary with Athenex Inc. in Buffalo. She lives in Snyder, N.Y.

Melissa Hancock Nickson ’97 was elected a vice president of the UB Law Alumni Association. Nickson is a court attorney referee and the Civil ADR program administrator of the Martin P. Violante Alternative Dispute Resolution Program for the 8th Judicial District in Buffalo. Nickson lives in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Jeffrey C. Stravino ’97 was elected treasurer of the UB Law Alumni Association. Stravino is a partner with Hodgson Russ LLP in its Buffalo office. He is a lifetime member of the Law Alumni Association and a resident of Grand Island, N.Y.

Caroline A. Wojtaszek ’97 received the Outstanding Women in Law Award from the Eighth Judicial District Gender and Racial Fairness Committee, in Buffalo. She is Niagara County district attorney in Lockport, N.Y., the first woman to hold that position in Niagara County, and a recipient of the UB Law Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumna Award for public service. Wojtaszek lives in North Tonawanda, N.Y.

Stephen A. Sharkey ’98 is listed in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA. He is a member with Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC in the Buffalo office. Sharkey lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

Dennis K. Schaeffer ’99, a partner with Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC in Buffalo, was elected a vice president of the UB Law Alumni Association. He is a Buffalo resident.

Robert Brucato Jr. ’90.

Robert Brucato Jr. ’90

Diane M. Perri Roberts ’90.

Diane M. Perri Roberts ’90

Hon. Craig D. Hannah ’95.

Hon. Craig D. Hannah ’95

Melissa Hancock Nickson ’97.

Melissa Hancock Nickson ’97

Jeffrey C. Stravino ’97.

Jeffrey C. Stravino ’97

Stephen A. Sharkey ’98.

Stephen A. Sharkey ’98

'00s

Tiffany R. Perry ’00 was elected treasurer-elect of the UB Law Alumni Association. She also received the Outstanding Women in Law Award from the Eighth Judicial District Gender and Racial Fairness Committee in Buffalo. Perry is a court attorney referee with Erie County Family Court in Buffalo, where she resides.

Amy L. Hemenway ’01 of Lancaster, N.Y., was elected assistant secretary of the UB Law Alumni Association. Hemenway is a partner with Harter Secrest & Emery LLP in the Buffalo office.

S. Peter Konzel ’01 has become a partner with Simpson & Simpson PLLC in Buffalo. He focuses his practice in patent re-examinations, reissues and litigation. Konzel lives in Clarence, N.Y.

Justin T. Wallens ’02 was named Prosecutor of the Year by Crime Stoppers in Buffalo. Wallens is an assistant district attorney with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office in Buffalo. He lives in Lancaster, N.Y.

Hon. Peter J. Savage III ’03 has been appointed a Buffalo City Court judge. Savage previously served as an Erie County legislator, 3rd Legislative District in Buffalo and was chair of the Legislature. He is a Buffalo resident.

Yasaman S. Sutton ’04 has become senior adviser and counselor to the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C. Sutton lives in Falls Church, Va.

Hon. Matthew R. Coseo ’05 was appointed Wilton Town Court justice in Wilton, N.Y., where he resides. Coseo is principal court attorney with the Saratoga County Surrogate’s Court in Ballston Spa, N.Y.

Megan A. Gomez ’05 was elected a vice president of the UB Law Alumni Association. She is senior legal counsel with Univera Healthcare in Buffalo, where she resides.

Anne E. Joynt ’05 was elected president-elect of the UB Law Alumni Association. She is a junior partner with Lipsitz & Ponterio LLC in Buffalo. Joynt is a resident of East Amherst, N.Y.

Ryan P. Crawford ’06, a partner with Gibson McAskill & Crosby LLP in Buffalo, was elected to the board of directors of the UB Law Alumni Association. Crawford lives in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Jennifer M. Oliver ’07 was promoted to partner with MoginRubin LLP in San Diego, Calif., where she resides. She specializes in antitrust as well as complex business and investment litigation.

Jennifer M. Pacella ’08 has become a faculty member with the business law and ethics department at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, Ind. She was previously assistant professor of law with the City University of New York, Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business in New York City. Pacella is a resident of Forest Hills, N.Y.

Tiffany R. Perry ’00.

Tiffany R. Perry ’00

Justin T. Wallens ’02.

Justin T. Wallens ’02

Hon. Peter J. Savage III ’03.

Hon. Peter J. Savage III ’03

Anne E. Joynt ’05.

Anne E. Joynt ’05

Jennifer M. Oliver ’07.

Jennifer M. Oliver ’07

'10s

Robert P. Goodwin ’10 has been promoted to partner with Walsh Roberts & Grace LLP in Buffalo. Goodwin concentrates his practice in civil litigation. He lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Ryan K. Parisi ’10 was re-elected to the board of directors of the UB Law Alumni Association’s GOLD Group. Parisi is an assistant district attorney with the Niagara County District Attorney’s Office in Lockport, N.Y., where he resides.

Julia J. Henrichs ’11 has become associated with Phillips Lytle LLP in Rochester, N.Y., where she resides. Henrichs counsels clients regarding real estate law, including commercial real estate and foreclosures.

Marc A. Schulz ’11 was elected to the board of directors of the UB Law Alumni Association’s GOLD Group. He is an associate with Hurwitz & Fine P.C. in Buffalo. Schulz lives in Tonawanda, N.Y.

Duwaine T. Bascoe ’12 received the William E. McKnight Volunteer Service Award from the Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, in Rochester, N.Y. Bascoe is an associate with Abrams Fensterman in Rochester, N.Y. He lives in Penfield, N.Y.  

Frank H. Ewing ’12 of Buffalo was elected to the board of directors of the UB Law Alumni Association. Ewing is CEO of AML RightSource in Buffalo, a leading firm solely focused on Anti-Money Laundering/Bank Secrecy Act and financial crimes compliance solutions.

Meghan A. Corcoran ’13 was elected president of the UB Law Alumni Association’s GOLD Group. She is senior attorney with National Fuel Gas Co. in Williamsville, N.Y. Corcoran, a lifetime member of the Law Alumni Association, lives in Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Samuel A. Alba ’14 was elected treasurer-elect of the UB Law Alumni Association’s GOLD. He is a junior partner with Friedman & Ranzenhofer P.C. in Buffalo. Alba is a resident of Williamsville, N.Y.

Kerisha H. Hawthorne-Greer ’14 was elected secretary of the UB Law Alumni Association’s GOLD Group. She is counsel with the Erie County Department of Social Services in Buffalo, where she resides.

Michael N. Vranjes ’14 has been promoted to partner with Simpson & Simpson PLLC in Buffalo. He concentrates his practice in patent prosecution and protection of technology. Vranjes lives in Hamburg, N.Y.

Henry A. Zomerfeld ’14 was elected to the board of directors of the UB Law Alumni Association’s GOLD Group. He practices as an associate with Hodgson Russ LLP in the Buffalo office. Zomerfeld is a resident of Kenmore, N.Y.

Aleece E. Burgio ’15 has joined Barclay Damon LLP as special counsel in the Buffalo office. She is a member of the corporate practice area and health care and cannabis teams. Burgio lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Jason T. Daniels ’15 of Cheektowaga, N.Y., was appointed to the board of directors of the Massachusetts Avenue Project in Buffalo. The project seeks to nurture the growth of a diverse and equitable local food system and promote local economic opportunities, access to affordable, nutritious food, and social change education. Daniels is an associate with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP in the Buffalo office.

Andrea K. DiLuglio ’15 was elected president-elect of the UB Law Alumni Association’s GOLD Group. DiLuglio is an associate with Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP in Buffalo and a lifetime member of the Law Alumni Association. She lives on Grand Island, N.Y.   

Emily M. Rudroff ’15 was elected secretary-elect of the UB Law Alumni Association’s GOLD Group. She is marketing coordinator with Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC in Buffalo. Rudroff lives in Elma, N.Y.

Andrew J. DeMasters ’16 has become a member of the board of directors of the Civil Service Bar Association, which represents about 1,000 attorneys employed by New York City. He is an agency attorney with the New York City Human Resource Administration, Department of Social Services, Office of Legal Affairs, Support and Lien Recovery Litigation Unit, in Queens, N.Y., where he resides. DeMasters is a member of the New York City Chapter of the UB Law Alumni Association.

Sarah M. Washington ’16 was elected treasurer of the UB Law Alumni Association’s GOLD Group. Washington is an associate with Goldberg Segalla in the Buffalo office. She is a resident of Lake View, N.Y.

Kasey K. Barrett ’17 has become associated with Barclay Damon LLP in the Buffalo office, practicing trusts and estates. She lives in Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Matthew J. Eaves ’17 is practicing as an associate with Barclay Damon LLP in Rochester, N.Y., where he resides. He concentrates his practice in trust and estate planning and administration as well as business succession and other corporate planning.

Olivia T. Paulo-Lee ’17 has become a partner with Long & Paulo-Lee PLLC in Buffalo, where she resides. She counsels clients regarding estate planning, elder law matters, commercial and civil litigation, business and corporate law, real estate, matrimonial, probate, and labor and employment disputes.

Donell L. Gibson, Jr. ’18 has joined Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP as an associate in Buffalo, practicing in the firm’s corporate and securities practice group. He is a Buffalo resident.  

Daniel P. Schaus ’18, a partner with Schaus & Schaus LLP in Buffalo, was elected to the board of directors of the UB Law Alumni Association’s GOLD Group. He is a resident of Williamsville, N.Y.

Adelina E. Simpson ’18 was elected to the board of directors of the UB Law Alumni Association’s GOLD Group. Simpson is an associate with Simpson & Simpson PLLC in Williamsville, N.Y., where she resides.

Matthew W. Taylor ’18 has become associated with Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC in the Rochester, N.Y., office, counseling clients regarding estate planning and taxation, probate and trust and estate administration. Taylor lives in Pittsford, N.Y.

Ryan C. Altieri ’19 has joined Barclay Damon LLP as an associate in the Buffalo office. He is a member of the torts & products liability defense and labor & employment practice areas. Altieri is a resident of Tonawanda, N.Y.

Kevin L. Southern ’19 was elected to the board of directors of the UB Law Alumni Association’s GOLD Group. He is a Buffalo resident.

Ryan K. Parisi ’10.

Ryan K. Parisi ’10

Marc A. Schulz ’11.

Marc A. Schulz ’11

Duwaine T. Bascoe ’12.

Duwaine T. Bascoe ’12

Frank H. Ewing ’12.

Frank H. Ewing ’12

Samuel A. Alba ’14.

Samuel A. Alba ’14

Kerisha H. Hawthorne-Greer ’14.

Kerisha H. Hawthorne-Greer ’14

Andrea K. DiLuglio ’15.

Andrea K. DiLuglio ’15

Emily M. Rudroff ’15.

Emily M. Rudroff ’15

Sarah M. Washington ’16.

Sarah M. Washington ’16

Olivia T. Paulo-Lee ’17.

Olivia T. Paulo-Lee ’17

Donell L. Gibson, Jr. ’18.

Donell L. Gibson, Jr. ’18

Daniel P. Schaus ’18.

Daniel P. Schaus ’18

Recognitions

Buffalo Business First's "30 Under 30":

  • Adam M. Brasky ’14, Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC, Buffalo
  • Sarah M. Washington ’16, Goldberg Segalla, Buffalo

Daily Record's "Top Women in Law":

  • Kathryn Lee Bruns ’97, Faraci Lange LLP, Rochester, N.Y.
  • Kelly L. Gotham ’00, New York State Unified Court System, Buffalo
  • Laura A. Myers ’05, The Wolford Law Firm LLP, Rochester, N.Y.  
  • Christina M. Deats ’08, Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow PLLC, Rochester, N.Y.

Daily Record's "Up & Coming Attorneys"

  • Emily R. Fusco ’09, Trevett Cristo P.C., Rochester, N.Y.
  • Lindsay A. Rabitz ’09, Broadstone Real Estate LLC, Rochester, N.Y.
  • Frances M. Kabat ’10, The Zoghlin Group PLLC, Rochester, N.Y.
  • Tyler M. Ellis ’13, Morgenstern DeVoesick PLLC, Pittsford, N.Y.
  • Nicholas S. Proukou ’13, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, Rochester, N.Y.
  • Maxwell B. Cohen ’15, Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, Rochester, N.Y.
  • Anastasia M. McCarthy ’15, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, Buffalo

Bar Association of Erie County 2019-20 Officers & Directors:

  • President: Bridget M. O'Connell ’98, New York State Supreme Court, 8th Judicial District, Buffalo
  • Vice President: Oliver C. Young ’80, Barclay Damon LLP, Buffalo
  • Director: Samuel A. Alba ’14, Friedman & Ranzenhofer P.C., Buffalo   
  • Director: Robert Brucato Jr. ’90, Counsel Press, Buffalo
  • Director: Karen E. Richardson ’97, United States District Court, Buffalo

Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter, Officers and Directors 2019-20:

  • President: Elizabeth M. Fox-Solomon ’06, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Buffalo
  • President-Elect and State Delegate: Bethany A. Solek ’04, Erie County District Attorney’s Office, Buffalo
  • Secretary and State Delegate: Elise L. Cassar ’10, Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., Buffalo
  • Treasurer and State Delegate: Darice L. Hickey ’09, HSBC Bank USA N.A., Buffalo
  • Deputy Treasurer and Local Director: Nicole M. Komin ’15, Center for Elder Law & Justice, Buffalo
  • State Delegate: Kelly L. Gotham ’00, New York State Unified Court System, Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • State Delegate: Melinda Grabowski ’05, Gibson McAskill & Crosby LLP, Buffalo
  • Local Director: Ashley R. Lowry ’09, Erie County District Attorney’s Office, Buffalo
  • Local Director: Anastasia M. McCarthy ’15, Hurwitz & Fine P.C., Buffalo
  • Local Director: Anna S. McCarthy ’15, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, Buffalo
  • Local Director: Kinsey A. O'Brien ’13, Hodgson Russ LLP, Buffalo
  • Local Director: Christine Vogel ’09, Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc.
  • Immediate Past President: Kara M. Addelman ’08, Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP, Buffalo
Alumni posing together for a photo.

Photo taken at the WBASNY convention in Savannah, Ga.

Pictured left to right: Kara M. Addelman ’08 (immediate past president, WNY chapter), Nicole M. Komin ’15 (deputy treasurer, Doris S. Hoffman Award recipient), Elizabeth M. Fox-Solomon ’06 (president), Bethany A. Solek ’04 (president-elect), Melissa Hancock Nickson ’97 (WBASNY vice president), Hon. Lourdes M. Ventura ’98 (WBASNY vice president), Katherine E. Adams Courtney ’06 (immediate past president, Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys), Nicholas S. Proukou ’13

Births

To Joshua E. Dubs ’08 and Dr. Lauren E. Dubs, a daughter, Isabelle Barbara, on April 8, 2019, in Lockport, N.Y.  

In Memoriam

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

  • Walter D. Bowman Jr. ’56, Palm Harbor, Fla.
  • Arnold T. Lieberman ’56, Santa Fe, N.M.
  • William H. Gardner ’59, Buffalo  
  • Edward C. Heller ’62, Houston, Texas
  • Elizabeth A. Sammons ’80, Lyons, N.Y.  
  • Patrick E. Martin ’86, Buffalo
  • Richard F. Valenti ’95, Lancaster, N.Y.