Richard B. Somach, member of Tallman, Hudders & Sorrentino, the Pennsylvania office of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, was a featured guest speaker at the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors quarterly membership meeting in July 2010.
Igor “Bud” Bilewich was named by Long Island Business News to its “Who’s Who in Corporate Law.”
Lorna B. Goodman was named executive director of the New York City Charter Revision Commission.
Michael A. Cerussi, Jr., passed away on February 14, 2011, after a prolonged illness. He was president and founder of Cerussi & Spring in White Plains, NY. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Cerussi, son, Michael A. “Mac” Cerussi III, brother, Thomas F. Cerussi ’88, and sisters, Rosemary Ferrer of Greenwich, CT, and Nancy A. Cerussi of Delray Beach, FL. Donations in his memory may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society online or by mail to 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 130, White Plains, NY 10605.
Marvin C. Gutter passed away on December 23, 2010, after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer. He served for nearly 30 years as a volunteer fundraiser and board president of the Ann Storck Center, a nonprofit agency in Fort Lauderdale, FL, that serves the needs of people with severe developmental disabilities. He was a tax attorney at Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher in Boca Raton, FL, and also served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Calla, son, Joshua, and sister and brother, Dr. Sheila Gutter and Steven Gutter. Donations in his memory may be made to the Ann Storck Center, 1790 SW 43rd Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33317.
Joanne Erde, partner at Duane Morris, was recognized for her reimbursement expertise in the 2010 Chambers USA, which is based on a survey of the American legal profession. Erde is regarded as one of the leading health care lawyers on the East Coast.
Frank Vernuccio was a candidate to represent New York’s 34th Senatorial District.
Stewart M. Casper of Casper & de Toledo in Stamford, CT, was elected chairperson of the traumatic brain injury litigation group of the American Association for Justice.
Roslyn Goldmacher, president and CEO of Long Island Development Corporation, was honored in June 2010 by Black Women Enterprises for her outstanding leadership, dedication and philanthropy and her untiring support of small businesses and nonprofits on Long Island and in Greater New York for more than 30 years.
Hon. Denise L. Sher, acting justice in the Nassau County Supreme Court, received the 2010 Stephen Gassman Award from the Nassau County Bar Association for her service to the We Care Fund, a charitable arm of the association. She was honored at a ceremony in early August.
Lesley Magaril DeLia was appointed director of the Mental Hygiene Legal Service for the Second Judicial Department in New York.
Kieth I. Rieger, member at Barrocas & Rieger, was elected to the board of directors of the Nassau County Bar Association.
Carolyn Reinach Wolf’s article “Bridging the Gap: Mental Health Legal Issues in Higher Education” was published in the September 2010 issue of Nassau Lawyer.