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MIAMI LAW: LAW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER
      Thanksgiving 2013 Issue
 


BARRISTER UPDATE
Thank you for your support!
On behalf of Law Alumni Association, thank you for your generosity. The dedicated support of friends and alumni like you is invaluable to our success, and we are honored by your partnership in our efforts. Your generosity has enabled us to match over $900,00 for scholarships through the Chaplin Challenge.

Happy Holidays!
Jaret L. Davis, President, Law Alumni Association
and
Georgie A. Angones, Assistant Dean, Office of Law Development and Alumni Relations


RECOGNIZING GENEROSITY
Miami Law's 2L Noel Pace Promoted to Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve – President Shalala Honors Pace during Veteran's Day Ceremony
The University of Miami observed Veterans Day by recognizing the men and women on campus, in the community and across our state and nation who served in the U.S. Armed Forces, and share the most special of bonds.

"Today I'm proud to salute these courageous men and women who bring their extraordinary discipline, leadership, skills and insights to our campuses," University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala said, before summoning second-year Miami Law student Noel C. Pace to the stage for the ceremony's highlight – Pace's celebratory promotion to colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Click here to read more about Noel Pace.

Miami Law's Health Rights Clinic Seeks Matching Funds for Challenge Grant
In honor of the men and women who have served in the military, like Noel Pace, we ask for your support. Miami Law's Health Rights Clinic was recently awarded a challenge grant from the Equal Justice Works – AmeriCorps to fund two legal fellows who will provide legal services to veterans.

As a groundbreaking, medical-legal partnership with the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine, the Health Rights Clinic at Miami Law explores innovative and collaborative ways to educate future lawyers and physicians to deliver quality care to underserved populations. The Health Rights Clinic presently provides legal services on-site to veterans receiving health care at the Miami Veteran Administration Medical Center (VAMC). The services are provided by law students enrolled in the Clinic who are supervised by faculty.

Because of its work on behalf of veterans, the Health Rights Clinic was awarded two Veteran Legal Corps Fellow positions to allow the clinic to expand the capacity and scope of the legal services it currently provides veterans. The grant requires Miami Law to raise matching funds of $57,000 for the two positions for one year and to date nearly $15,000 has been raised. The Fellows will allow the Clinic to function on a full-time weekly basis, throughout the calendar year, as opposed to the one half day per week.

Please click here to make a gift to the Health Rights Clinic Equal Justice Works Matching Challenge.
Click here to read more about the Health Rights Clinic challenge grant.
Click here to read The Clinician, Miami Law's Health Rights Clinic Newsletter.


We gratefully acknowledge the following for their generosity in establishing new scholarships at Miami Law:

Friends and family of Mitchell R. Bloomberg, JD'75 established the Mitchell R. Bloomberg Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Friends and family of Martin J. Nash, JD'62 established the Martin J. Nash Memorial Scholarship in Graduate Tax Program.

Friends and family of Clemente L. Vazquez-Bello, AB’71, JD’74 established the Clemente L. Vazquez-Bello Endowed Scholarship Fund.

To make a donation to any of these scholarship funds or another area at Miami Law, please click here for our online giving page. To double your impact, click here for information on the Chaplin Challange.


Gift Annuities - Provide for your future and support Miami Law
Looking for a gift that gives back? When you establish a gift annuity through Miami Law, it can provide you with a fixed, secure income for the rest of your life while providing the School with crucial funding for various priorities such as scholarships for the next generation of law students or support for one of the many Miami Law clinics which help those in need.
Click here to learn more about Gift Annuities.


NOTEWORTHY LINKS
Honorable A. Jay Cristol, JD '59, Receives 2013 Lawrence P. King Award
Miami Law alumnus A. Jay Cristol was recently selected as the 2013 recipient of the Lawrence P. King Award for Excellence in the Field of Bankruptcy. The Lawrence King Award was established in 2001, to recognize a lawyer, jurist, teacher or legislator who exemplifies the best in scholarship, advocacy, judicial administration or legislative activities in the field of bankruptcy. Read more...

Miami Law Heavily Represented in Iron Arrow Honor Society Induction
Miami Law students Corey Gray and Leah Weston, along with recent graduate Catherine Kaiman, were inducted into Iron Arrow, the University of Miami's oldest tradition and highest honor society. Miami Law alumnus Steven J. Brodie, JD'81, was also tapped. Read more...

Homecoming Weekend Brings Old Friends Together and Creates New Memories
In a four-day celebration chock-full of fun, enlightenment, and caloric entertainment, Miami Law's Homecoming Weekend was bestowed with blue skies, starlit nights, perfect Miami fall temperatures and was presided over by Jaret L. Davis, JD'99, President of the Law Alumni Association (LAA) and Joshua B. Spector, JD'02, LAA Chair of Homecoming and Vice President for Activities.
Click here to read more about Homecoming 2013 weekend.

Homecoming festivities kicked-off on Wednesday with the 4th Annual Law Alumni Association Homecoming Golf Tournament. Under the leadership of Tod Aronovitz, JD'74, an adjunct professor and Past President of the Florida Bar and Law Alumni Association and Co-Chairs Elizabeth B. Honkonen, JD'98, Past President, Law Alumni Association, and Richard A. Hamar, JD'70, the golf tournament was a resounding success, with $40,000 raised toward the Paul T. Dee Endowed Scholarship at Miami Law.
Click here to view photos of this year's Golf Tournament.

On Thursday evening, Professor Terence J. Anderson was feted in celebration of his retirement and in recognition of his dedication to teaching and the legal profession. Attendees cut a rug on the Bricks to the music of the Remaindermen, made up of alumni Tucker Ronzetti, JD'92, on guitar, Jeff Lapin, JD'93, on bass guitar, John Keller JD'92, on keyboards, Jonathan David, JD'91, on horns, drums with Jason Bloch, JD'03, and Dona Piza on guitar. The event was sponsored by the LAA.
Click here to view photos of Professor Anderson's Retirement Celebration.

Reunion receptions for the classes of 1983, 1988, 1993, and 2003 were held at The Lowe Art Museum Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The 1973 Class Reunion reception was sponsored by Stuart Z. Grossman and held at his beautiful home.
Click here to view photos of the Class Reunion Receptions.

Saturday morning started early with the 65th Annual "Morning Spirits" and Homecoming Breakfast in honor of the judiciary, elected officials, and reunion classes at the Newman Alumni Center with featured speaker Jim Larrañaga, Head Coach of the University of Miami Men's Basketball team.

During the ceremony several alumni were honored, including Elizabeth B. Honkonen, JD'98, Kenny Nachwalter, P.A., and Jerry M. Markowitz, JD'74, with the Thomas Davison, III Memorial Service Award. The Henry "Lat" Latimer Leadership and Professionalism Award was given to The Honorable Federico A. Moreno, JD '78, Chief Judge of the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. Jenna Winchester, SBA President, was given the Joseph H. Bogosian Student Leadership Award. The Past President's Award was bestowed on Devang Desai, JD'03. TotalBank sponsored the breakfast.
Click here to view photos of the Homecoming Breakfast.


ALUMNI PROFILE
Greenberg Traurig Miami Co-Managing Shareholder and President of the Law Alumni Association, Jaret L. Davis, JD'99, Named 2013 Legal ‘Professional of the Year’ by ICABA
Jaret L. Davis, co-managing shareholder of the Miami office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, has been named the 2013 legal “Professional of the Year” by ICABA, an organization dedicated to recognizing and supporting black professionals. The organization honored Davis at a recent black tie gala at Florida International University celebrating South Florida’s most accomplished blacks. Read more...

Alumni Michael Grieco '99 and Keon Hardemon '10 Victorious in Local Elections
Two Miami Law alumni were elected into office this past Tuesday in Miami-Dade. Keon Hardemon, JD '10, was elected as the youngest member of the Miami City Commission and Michael Grieco, JD '99, was elected to the Miami Beach Commission. Read more...

President Obama Nominates Miami Law Alumna and Adjunct Faculty Member Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum, JD'91 to Serve on the United States Court of Appeals
"Judge Rosenbaum has a long and impressive record of service and a history of handing down fair and judicious decisions," said President Obama. "She will be a thoughtful and distinguished addition to the 11th Circuit, and I am extremely pleased to put her forward." Read more...

Alumni Receive Awards at Miami-Dade Judicial Reception
Four prominent Miami Law graduates were honored by the Law Alumni Association on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the annual Miami-Dade County Judicial Reception. Judge Bertila A. Soto, JD'89, Judge Jonathan Goodman, JD'83 and Saif Y. Ishoof, JD'00 were each given the Alumni Achievement Award, while attorney Jane Muir, JD '09 received the Alumni Leadership Award. Read more...


CLASS NOTES

R E G I O N S

CALIFORNIA
Michael R. Diliberto, JD'87, spoke on the topic of "Overcoming Settlement Impasse" for the California Continuing Education of the Bar, in Los Angeles, California.

Frank C. Olah, JD'06, has recently joined the Los Angeles office of Klinedinst PC as an associate.

D.C.
Bonnie Hochman Rothell, JD'88, has joined Morris Manning & Martin as a Partner in its Washington, D.C. office.

MAINE
Mary Anne Cousins, LLME'88, published a series of four novels entitled "Gildevon Chronicles."

WISCONSIN
Noah D. Domnitz, JD'08, an associate attorney with Domnitz & Skemp, S.C., has been selected by the Wisconsin Law Journal as one of the state's 2013 "Up and Coming Lawyers."

I N T E R N A T I O N A L

BRAZIL
Peter W. Ashton, MCL'60, retired after 52 years of teaching as law professor and continues to practice law as Senior Legal Counsel of the State Bank Banrisul in Brazil.

CHINA
Frank S. Hong, JD'99, joined the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP's corporate group as a partner in its Shanghai office.

F L O R I D A

Richard Bec, JD'03, joined the law firm of Concepcion Martinez & Bellido in Miami as an associate.

Pablo Bentes, LLM'03, was on the Miami Law campus as a distinguished short course visitor teaching an Advanced Workshop on World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement.

Brian H. Bieber, JD'94, has joined GrayRobinson in Miami as a shareholder.

Suzanne K. Bogdan, JD'91, has been named managing partner of the Fort Lauderdale office of Fisher & Phillips LLP.

Steven J. Brodie, JD'81, shareholder at Carlton Fields in Miami, was inducted in to Iron Arrow, the University of Miami's oldest tradition and highest honor society.

Lee G. Cohen, JD'89, attorney at Zebersky Payne in Fort Lauderdale, favorably settled a DUI manslaughter/wrongful death case against a racecar driver.

Jaret L. Davis, JD'99, co-managing shareholder of the Greenberg Traurig Miami office and President of the Miami Law Alumni Association, has been named the 2013 legal “Professional of the Year” by ICABA.

Hon. Manny Diaz, JD'80, senior partner at Lydecker|Diaz in Miami and former City of Miami Mayor, authored the recently published book Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City.

Sandra M. Ferrera, JD'99, president of the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) and partner at Meland Russin & Budwick in Miami, served as host to the recent Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the Americas.

Sabrina R. Ferris, BS'94, JD'00, shareholder at Greenberg Traurig Miami joins the Board of Directors of the Honey Shine Mentoring Program.

Solomon Genet, JD'99, partner at Meland Russin & Budwick in Miami, served as a panel speaker at the recent Cuban American Bar Association Conference: Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the Americas.

F L O R I D A

Michael Grieco, JD'99, was elected to the Miami Beach Commission.

Keon Hardemon, JD'10, was elected as the youngest member of the City of Miami Commission for District 5.

David Hazouri, JD'96, has joined MiamiLex as the Managing Director.

Robin J. King, JD'84, has become a partner at the Ft. Lauderdale firm of Panza, Maurer & Maynard, P.A.

George F. Knox, JD'73, was honored as a Living Legend at the ICABA Honors gala on November 2nd.

Kent Koch, JD'04, attorney at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP, has been selected to serve on the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Young Professionals Board of Directors.

Timothy A. Kolaya, BSCE'00, JD'08, associate at the Greenberg Traurug MIami Office and member of the Law Alumni Association Board of Directos, has been appointed to The Florida Bar Judicial Administration and Evaluation Committee and the National Parkinson Foundation South Florida Advisory Council.

Patricia Lebow, JD'74, managing partner of the West Palm Beach office of Broad and Cassel, was appointed to the board of directors for the Business Development Board (BDB) of Palm Beach County as director at large.

Cheryl Little, JD'81, was recognized as a Champion for Children by The Children's Trust for her lifetime of achievement and service to children.

Garnar Malloy, JD'38, first International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee, celebrated his 100th birthday on November 22.

Jeffrey R. Margolis, JD'96, partner at Berger Singerman in Fort Lauderdale, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Florida Atlantic Building Association.

Victor G. Mendoza III, JD'95, has been named partner in the Miami office of White and Case.

Hatthalay T. Phetsanghane, JD'10, joined the law firm of Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe, P.A. in Orlando.

Lucilo Ramos, Jr., JD’92, has joined Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP in Coral Gables as senior counsel.

Harry M. Rosen, BBA'58, JD'61, announces the opening of his new office, Harry Rosen Law in Weston.

Joshua H. Rosenberg, JD'04, LLME'05, a partner with Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty & Hartog, P.A. in Miami, has been named a Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Fellow and a member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar.

William J. Simonitsch, JD'00, a litigation partner in the Miami office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP, has been installed as President of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).

Jihan Soliman, JD'12, has joined the City of Miami as Assistant City Attorney.

Adele I. Stone, JD'78, has been named managing shareholder of Fowler White Boggs’ Fort Lauderdale office.

Charles H. Wakeman, JD'48, passed away on Nov. 10, 2013.

Jason Wolf, JD'07, shareholder at Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, addressed the attendees at the First Party Claims Conference in Warwick, Rhode Island.



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IN MEMORIAMBurton Harrison, JD '52, Heritage Society and Dean's Council member.
More at the Miami Herald.

Robert A. Ades, JD '73, Visiting Committee member and generous supporter.
More at The Washington Post.

Nick Crane, BBA'51 and JD'53, loyal Miami Hurricane and longtime UM trustee.
Read more.



UPCOMING LAW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION EVENTS
Dec. 9 - New York, NY
NY CLE and Wine & Cheese Reception
Featuring Professor Stephen Urice
Antiquities, the Law & Your Client's Will
Approved for 1.0 General Florida CLE credit
Click here to RSVP.

Jan. 15 - Orlando, FL
Law Alumni Luncheon at the 48th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning
with guest speaker Patricia A. Brown, Director, Graduate Program in Taxation at Miami Law
Click here to RSVP or for more information.

For further information on the Miami Law events below visit the events calendar at: www.law.miami.edu/calendar/

Feb. 7-8 - Coral Gables, FL
Converge! Conference
Re-Imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence
Click here to register.

Feb. 14-15 - Location: TBD
Miami Law Review Symposium

Feb. 16-26 - Various Locations
Dean's Cup

Feb. 28 - Coral Gables, FL
NSAC Symposium

Mar. 22 - Coral Gables, FL
ESLS Symposium

Mar. 27 - Coral Gables, FL
Equity Playhouse

Apr. 4-5 - Coral Gables, FL
We Robots Conference

EVENT PHOTOS
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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

Jaret L. Davis, JD '99
President, Law Alumni Association
davisj@gtlaw.com

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

Jasmin C. Grant
Assistant Director of Development for Alumni Relations and Development
jgrant@law.miami.edu

Editors

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

Jessenia Barone
Coordinator, Alumni Communications & Research for Alumni Relations and Development
jbarone@law.miami.edu

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