For Immediate Release:  Oct 10, 2008
2008, 10, 10

Hofstra Law professors and alumni named New York "Super Lawyers"

Hofstra Law professors and alumni named New York "Super Lawyers"

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Hofstra Law School Professors Leon Friedman and Alan Resnick, along with 86 Hofstra Law alumni were named New York metro’s “Super Lawyers” by Law & Politics magazine. 

Super Lawyers are the top five percent of attorneys in the New York metro area, based on peer surveys and independent research.  

Professor Friedman, Joseph Kushner Distinguished Professor of Civil Liberties Law, was recognized for his work in civil liberties.  Professor Resnick, Benjamin Weintraub Distinguished Professor of Bankruptcy Law, is of counsel to Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York City, where he consults on bankruptcy, insolvency and commercial law issues.

The following Hofstra Law alumni were also honored:

Robert M. Abrahams ’76
, Business Litigation, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP    

Paul H. Aloe ’83, Business Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Kudman Trachten Aloe LLP

Michael F. Bachner ’81
, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Securities Litigation, Bachner & Associates

John H. Bae ’89, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP

Cyril A. Baines ’74, Appellate, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, The Perecman Firm LLC

Jay G. Baris ’78, Securities & Corporate Finance, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Phillipe Bennett ’81, Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property, Alston & Bird LLP

Richard H. Block ’77
, Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense, Dreier LLP
    
Jeffrey B. Bloom ’79, Plaintiff: Personal Injury, Malpractice, General and Professional Liability, Gair Gair Conason Steigman & Mackauf

Michael S. Bogin ’89, Environmental, Environmental Litigation, Sive Paget & Riesel PC

Joseph M. Brettschneider ’86, Family Law, Brettschneider & Brettschneider

Loren H. Brown ’92, Civil Litigation Defense, DLA Piper LLP 

Lanning G. Bryer ’83, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Ladas & Parry LLP

Daniel P. Buttafuoco ’78, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice, Daniel P. Buttafuoco & Associates

Konrad L. Cailteux ’85, Class Action/Mass Torts, Personal Injury Defense: Products Weil, Gotschal & Manges LLP

Michael B. Carlinsky ’89, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart, Oliver & Hedges LLP

Thomas F. Cerussi ’88, Personal Injury Defense: Products, Personal Injury Defense: General Cerussi & Spring PC

Frank J. Ciano ’90, Personal Injury Defense: Products, International Business Litigation Goldberg Segalla LLP

Harris N. Cogan ’78, Securities Litigation, Business Litigation, Blank Rome LLP

C. Payson Coleman ’76, Aviation, Banking, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Ilene S. Cooper ’79, Trust & Estate Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, Farrell Fritz PC

George A. Davis ’90, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP

Lile H. Deinard ’74, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, International, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Edmund M. Emrich ’81, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Kaye Scholer LLP

Stephen G. Epstein ’75, Real Estate, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Julie R. Evans ’86, Civil Litigation Defense, Class Action/Mass Torts, Wilson Elser Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP

Samuel J. Ferrara ’94, Family Law, General Litigation, Abrams, Fensterman Fensterman Eisman Greenberg Formato & Einiger LLP

Michael E. Foreman ’85, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Jordan C. Fox ’84, Class Action/Mass Torts, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products, Belluck & Fox LLP

Judith D. Fryer ’75, Securities & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Michael B. Gallub ’86, Personal Injury Defense: Products, General Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts, Herzfeld & Rubin PC

Ronnie Gouz ’81, Family Law, Berman Bavero Frucco & Gouz PC

Charles S. Gucciardo ’78, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Malpractice, The Gucciardo Law Firm

Jeffrey M. Haber ’88, Securities Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard  & Lifshitz LLP

Seth A. Harris ’87, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice Construction Litigation, Burns & Harris Esqs.

Neil E. Herman ’85, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business/Corporate, Business Litigation, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Alan Kaminsky ’83, Personal Injury Defense, General, Construction Litigation, Civil Litigation Defense, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Richard S. Kanowitz ’92, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP

Erik J. Kapner ’75, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Defense: Products, Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP

Rebecca M. Katz ’90, Securities Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard & Lifshitz LLP

Adam T. Klein ’90, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts, Outten & Golden LLP

Spencer D. Klein ’89, Mergers & Acquisitions, O’Melveny & Meyers LLP

Robert Komitor ’80, Class Action/Mass Torts, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products, Personal Injury Levy Phillips & Konigsberg LLP

Jeff S. Korek ’86, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Personal Injury Plaintiff, Gersowitz Libo & Korek PC

Andrew A. Kress ’79, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Kaye Scholer LLP

Bernard A. Krooks ’85
, Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate, Tax, Littman Krooks LLP

Richard G. Leland ’74, Environmental, Environmental Litigation, Land Use/Zoning, Fried Frank Harris Shiver & Jacobson LLP

Jeffrey A. Lieberman ’85, Employee Benefits/ERISA, Clifford Chance LLP

Lance J. Lieberman ’75, Intellectual Property, Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane LLP

Judith A. Livingston ’79, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Plaintiff, Kramer Dillof Livingston & Moore

Victoria A. Lombardi ’80, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Silverson Pareres & Lombardi LLP

Kenneth Mauro ’80, Appellate, Mauro Goldberg & Lilling LLP

James J. McCrorie ’92, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Law Office of James McCrorie LLP

Charles J. McEvily ’73, Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, DaSilva Hilowitz & McEvily LLP

Raymond T. Mellon ’81, Construction Litigation, Real Estate, Zetlin & DeChiara LLP

Janis M. Meyer ’81, Business Litigation, International, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP

Saul Morganstern ’81, Antitrust Litigation, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Kaye Scholer LLP

Terry A. Myers ’74, Business/Corporate, Business Litigation, International, Gibbons PC

Larren M. Nashelsky ’91, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Andrew L. Oringer ’84, Employee Benefits/ERISA Employment & Labor, Tax, White & Case LLP

Michael D. Patrick ’78, Immigration, Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP

Barry J. Peek ’77, Employment & Labor, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein PC

Rona L. Platt ’94, Insurance Coverage, Appellate, Congdon Flaherty O’Callaghan Reid Donlonm Travis & Fishinger

Marc D. Powers ’80, Securities Litigation, Business Litigation, Criminal Defense:  White Collar, Baker Hostetler LLP

Eliot L Relles ’94, Securities & Corporate Finance, Banking, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Alan D. Reitzfeld ’76, Aviation, Information Technology/Outsourcing, Holland & Knight LLP 

Keith Ian Rieger ’79, Family Law, Barrocas & Rieger LLP

Brad D. Rose ’85, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Entertainment & Sports Pryor Cashman LLP

Andrew B. Roth ’75, Health Care, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC

Scott K. Rutsky ’90, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business Litigation, Proskauer Rose LLP    

Ben B. Rubinowitz ’81, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products, Gair Gair Conason Steigman & Mackauf

Donald L. Sapir ’75, Employment & Labor, Employment Benefits/ERISA, Sapir & Frumkin LLP

Neal S. Schelberg ’79, Employee Benefits/ERISA, Proskauer Rose LLP

Brad Eric Scheler ’77, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Steven R. Schlesinger ’76, Business/Corporate, Business  Litigation, Jaspan Schlesinger Hoffman LLP

Nathan Schwed ’81, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP

Mark J. Seelig ’89, Business/Corporate, Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Sports, Meister Seelig & Fein LLP

Scott D. Talmadge ’89, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Kaye Scholer LLP    

Evan Torgan ’82, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice Torgan & Cooper PC

Norton L. Travis ’77, Health Care, Business/Corporate, Garfunkel Wild & Travis PC

Linda J. Wank ’90, Estate Planning & Probate, Non-Profit, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

Deborah Clark Weintraub ’86, Securities Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, Health Care Whatley, Drake & Kallas LLC

Gregg M. Weiss ’81, Estate Planning & Probate, Gardner Weiss & Rosenblum LLP

Perry Weitz ’83, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products, Personal Injury Defense: General Weitz & Luxenberg PC

Stephen I. Widlitz ’75, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury General Widlitz & Stern PC

Michael D. Zarin ’85, Land Use/Zoning, Environmental Litigation, Environmental, Zarin & Steinmetz

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The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is located 40 minutes from New York City in suburban Long Island. Hofstra Law is home to nearly 850 students, an alumni base of more than 10,600 members and a distinguished faculty of more than 50 professors, including many scholars recognized as national and international experts in their field. The law school is part of Hofstra University and is fully accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.

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