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MIAMI LAW: LAW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER
      September 2012 Issue
 




BARRISTER UPDATE
Thailand Alumni Host Professor Markus Wagner
On July 9, 2012 our Thailand Law Alumni hosted an informal dinner in honor of Professor Markus Wagner at the Royal Princess Hotel, Chinese Restaurant. Alumni in attendance included: Nakorn Silpa-Archa, MCL '83; Ratchapol Lokanuvat MCL '83; Pongman Chareonsong; Kiatipong Amatyakul, MCL '81; Pramotya Phalabhiromya, MCL '81; Hatasakdi Napombejra, MCL '81; Kitti Pintavirooj, MCL '81; Jessada Sawatdipong, LLMCL '88; Santhapat Periera, MCL '88


ALUMNI PROFILE
Olanike Adebayo, JD '97 Installed as Lawyers' Association President
Olanike Adebayo, a native of Chicago who graduated from Miami Law in 1997, is the new president of the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, an organization in Miami that she has served for five years.

Mark Tobin, J.D. '85 pursues his passion with Mattebella Vineyards
While some lawyers enjoy sipping a glass of wine at the end of a long day, Mark Tobin, B.B.A. '85, J.D. '88, goes one step further. He actually makes the wine. A seasoned attorney in all matters of eminent domain, Tobin is also the owner of a Long Island vineyard.

RECOGNIZING GENEROSITY
CHAPLIN CHALLENGE
Rise to the Challenge and Double Your Impact
To offset the rising costs of providing a superior legal education, we must increase scholarship support for our students. The Chaplin Challenge will match dollar for dollar each new eligible contribution made between September 1 and December 31 to new or existing scholarship funds. With funds made available through the generosity of UM Trustee Wayne Chaplin, JD '82, Chair of both the School of Law's Momentum2 and Visiting Committees, Miami Law has launched the Chaplin Challenge and is seeking the support of its alumni and friends. The Chaplin Challenge will be used as a match to double any new donation directed to scholarships.

The Honorable Sidney M. Aronovitz Scholarship Fund
Tod Aronovitz, JD'74, Past President of the Law Alumni Association, and former President of The Florida Bar, has made a significant contribution to create The Honorable Sidney M. Aronovitz Scholarship Fund, in honor of his late father. The scholarship, at the University of Miami School of Law, will be awarded each year to recognize student leadership, character, and academic excellence. The recipients will be known as the Judge Aronovitz Scholars.

Joseph H. Bogosian Student Leadership Award
Christine Job, President of the Student Bar Association will be the first recipient of the Joseph H. Bogosian Student Leadership Award which is given to a law student who exemplifies leadership and service to the School of Law. The award will be presented at this year's 64th Annual "Morning Spirits" and Homecoming Breakfast on October 20, 2012.

NOTEWORTHY LINKS
Alumni Weekend & Homecoming
Class Reunions: 1972, 1982, 1987, 1992 and 2002.
Reconnect with classmates and former professors with a variety of events such as the 3rd Annual Law Alumni Association Golf Tournament and the 64th Annual "Morning Spirits" and Homecoming Breakfast.

Miami-Dade County Judicial Reception
Law Alumni Association honors Hon. Laurel Myerson Isicoff, JD '82 and Hon. Richard J. Suarez, JD '81 with the Alumni Achievement Award and Alexandra Bach Lagos, JD '06 with the Alumni Leadership Award at the Annual Miami-Dade County Judicial Reception on October 2nd, 2012.

Warren Zinn, JD '09, Wins Closing Argument Contest
After participating in the first Legal Eagle Closing Argument Competition at Miami Law, alumnus Warren Zinn was the proud recipient of the Bilzin Sumberg Trophy.

Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program Wins Prestigious ABA Award
The American Bar Association (ABA) has recognized the University of Miami School of Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) and its Director, Jan L. Jacobowitz, as a recipient of this year's E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award.

CLASS NOTES

CLASS OF 1971
Robert A. Schatzman, JD ’71, from the Miami-based Gray-Robinson, made the 2013 Best Lawyers of America list of outstanding attorneys.

CLASS OF 1974
Neil P. Linden, JD ’74, from the Miami-based Gray-Robinson, made the 2013 Best Lawyers of America list of outstanding attorneys.

CLASS OF 1979
John M. Brennan, JD ’79, from the Orlando-based Gray-Robinson PA, made the 2013 Best Lawyers of America list of outstanding attorneys.

CLASS OF 1982
Christopher D. Robinson, JD ’82 was selected to the Best Lawyers of America 2013 by his peers.

Steven Taitz, JD ’82 is being honored for his community service and volunteer work as part of the Rotary Club of Patchogue's 43rd annual Fuoco Memorial Golf Festival that benefits Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck.

CLASS OF 1983
Marcos D. Jimenez, JD ’83 joined McDermott Will & Emery as partner in the Firm’s Trial Practice, based in Miami & New York.

CLASS OF 1988
Gary S. Salzman, JD '88, from the Orlando-based Gray-Robinson PA, made the 2013 Best Lawyers of America list of outstanding attorneys.

CLASS OF 1989
Nannette O’Donnell, JD ’89, from the Miami-based Duane Morris LLP, has been honored by Chambers USA for her legal work.

CLASS OF 1990
Cathy M. Stutin, JD ’90 was selected to the Best Lawyers of America 2013 by her peers.

Javier Vazquez, JD ’90 became partner at the Miami-based Berger Singerman, PA.

  CLASS OF 1991
Suzanne K. Bogdan, JD ’91, from the Ft. Lauderdale based Fisher & Phillips firm was selected to the Best Lawyers of America 2013 by her peers.

CLASS OF 1995
Tanya J. Brinkley, JD ’95, was elected to serve as Miami Dade County Court Judge. She was also named one of Legacy magazine’s “25 Most Influential & Prominent Black Women in Business for 2012.”

Stewart D. Fried, JD '95 has joined the OFW Law firm in Washington, DC as Principal.

CLASS OF 1999
Jaret L. Davis, JD ’99, goes ‘Over the Edge’ to raise funds for The Miami Children’s Initiative. He rappelled 19 stories down the all-glass side of the JW Marriot Marquis Hotel.

CLASS OF 2000
Oliver Gilbert, JD ’00 was elected Mayor of the City of Miami Gardens. He is the city’s second mayor.

Michael Greico, JD ’00 joined the Executive Haute Lawyer Network. An exclusive invitation-only professional network, only the most venerated attorneys make up this successful and sophisticated circle.

CLASS OF 2001
Keving R. Ghassomian, JD ’01 joined the Cincinnati office of Dinsmore as a partner in the firm’s corporate department and member of the family wealth planning practice group.

CLASS OF 2008
A memorial is set to be built to honor the late Yeshai Fields, JD ’08 in San Agustin, Nicaragua. With efforts from international relief and development agency Food For The Poor, The Yeshai Fields Village of Peace will be dedicated this fall.



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UPCOMING LAW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION EVENTS
Thu., Sept. 27 - Coral Gables, FL
Order in the Court:
A Panel Discussion with Judge Alex and Judge Milian
University of Miami, Storer Auditorium,
6:00-8:30 p.m.

Tue., Oct. 2 - Miami, FL
CLE Session at the Miami-Dade County Judicial Reception - "Ethics Update For General Practice And Small Firms"
Sabadell United Bank, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Tue., Oct. 2 - Miami, FL
Annual Miami-Dade County Judicial Reception
Sabadell United Bank, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Oct. 4-5 - Chicago, IL
CLE International - A Class Action Conference
Fairmount Millennium Park

Thurs., Oct. 18 - Coral Gables, FL
3rd Annual LAA Golf Tournament
Miami International Links, 11:30 a.m.

Fri., Oct. 19 - Coral Gables, FL
UM Law & FSU Law Alumni Mixer
Law School Bricks, 5:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 19 - Coral Gables, FL
Homecoming Class Reunion Receptions
1972, 1982, 1987, 1992 and 2002
The Lowe Art Museum, 6:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 20 - Coral Gables, FL
64th Annual Homecoming Breakfast
& "Morning Spirits"

Newman Alumni Center, 8:00 a.m.

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CONTACT THE LAW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
For further information, please contact:

Office of Law Alumni Relations and Development
University of Miami School of Law
P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33124-8087

Phone, Fax, E-mail:

To RSVP: (305) 284-4945
Toll Free: 1-866-99UMLAW
Fax: 305-284-3968
E-mail: alumni@law.miami.edu

Devang Desai, JD '03
President, Law Alumni Association
ddesai@gaebemullen.com

Georgina A. Angones
Assistant Dean for Alumni Relations and Development
gangones@law.miami.edu

Reshunda L. Mahone, CFRE
Director of Development
rmahone@law.miami.edu

Editors

Nicole E. Mestre, JD '99
Vice President, Chair Alumni Media
nmestre@mestrelaw.com

Jessenia Barone
Administrative Assistant for Alumni Relations and Development
jbarone@law.miami.edu


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