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 1940s Class Notes

Class of 1948

David Solomon Solovey, J.D. '48, passed away on February 8, 2018, at the age of 86. After graduating from law school, Solovey joined the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Bureau of Hearings and Appeals in Washington, DC where he remained for 25 years. Upon his retirement from the government, he managed his real estate holdings and in later years volunteered his time singing at local nursing homes. He is survived by his wife, Traci. (February 2018)
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Tags: In Memoriam

 

 1950s Class Notes

 

Class of 1950

Harold P. Kravitz, J.D. '50, passed away on January 4, 2018 at the age of 93. His daughter, the Honorable Shelley Kravitz, passed away just two days earlier. Kravitz was a member of the Dade Florida Bar Association and for over 50 years, practiced law in the areas of banking, municipal law, insurance, automotive and construction industries, and ERISA trusts. Kravitz was also a director and chairman of several banks. He was a paratrooper during WWII and was one of a very select American recipients of the Legion of Honor, the highest French order of military merit. (January 2018)

Location: Weston, FL
Tags: In Memoriam


Class of 1952

Harold Rosen, J.D. '52, passed away on January 16, 2018 at the age of 92. Rosen moved to Miami Beach in 1948 after growing up in Carthage, New York. He served as mayor of Miami Beach from 1974 to 1977, where he contributed to the transformation of the island city from a sandspit composed of rent control and a large elderly population to the billion-dollar resort city it is today. One of his major accomplishments includes his work as a lobbyist, where he helped an engineering and consulting firm in 2001 receive the city’s largest contract at the time to manage over $200 million in public right-of-way projects. He is survived by his wife, sister, two children, 10 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. (January 2018)
Location: Miami, FL
Tags: In Memoriam


Class of 1954

Lawrence "Larry" Glick, J.D. '54, passed away on March 31, 2021.
Location: Chicago, IL
Tags: In Memoriam


Class of 1955

Hon. Gerald Kogan, J.D. '55, passed away on March 4, 2021.
Location: Miami, FL
Tags: In Memoriam


Class of 1956


Class of 1957

Sonia Pressman Fuentes, J.D. '57, has been awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 55th anniversary of the National Organization for Women (NOW). (July 2021)
Location: Sarasota, FL


Class of 1959

E. Leonard Rubin, J.D. '59, published a piece in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about a current lawsuit in which Paramount Pictures is claiming it owns the rights to all of the words of the Klingon language invented for the Star Trek franchise.
Location: Northfield, IL
 

 

 1960s Class Notes

 

Class of 1960

Joe N. Unger, J.D. '60, passed away on May 6, 2021. 
Location: Miami, FL
Tags: In Memoriam


Class of 1961

Frederick Allan Schwarb, J.D. '61, passed away on May 15, 2021. 
Location: Miami, FL
Tags: In Memoriam


Class of 1965

Hon. Walter N. Colbath, J.D. '65, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. 
Location: Palm Beach, FL
Tags: In Memoriam


Class of 1967

Hon. Daniel R. Monaco, J.D. '67, passed away July 8, 2021. 
Location: Naples, FL 
Tags: In Memoriam


Class of 1968

 


Class of 1969

 

 1970s Class Notes

Class of 1971

Harold Long, J.D. '71, passed away on February 24, 2021.
Location: Miami, FL 
Tags: In Memoriam


Class of 1972

 


Class of 1973

Richard Rappaport, J.D. '73, passed away on December 16, 2017. 
Location: Miami, FL
Tags: In Memoriam
 

Stuart Z. Grossman, J.D. '73, is the recipient of the AJC 2021 Learned Hand Award. (June 2021) 
Location: Miami, FL


Class of 1974

Jerry M. Markowitz, J.D. '74, has been Elected Vice President-Membership of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). (May 2021)
Location: Miami, FL


Class of 1975

Francis Merceret, J.D. '75,published his first novel, CATSPAW, a hard sci-fi story and the first in the Alcubierre Metric Connection series. (June 2021)
Location: Miami, FL

James F. Kalasky, J.D. '75, passed away on April 20, 2021. 
Location: Youngstown, OH
Tags: In Memoriam

Michael T. Flanagan, JD '76, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.


Class of 1976

Gerald Kornreich, JD '75, becomes only attorney in Miami-Dade County to be Board Certified in Marital and Family Law 8 Consecutive Times. (July 2021)  
Location: Miami, FL 


Class of 1977

Laurie Silvers, J.D. '77, named Chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees. (June 2021)
Location: Coral Gables, FL

Ben Kuehne, J.D. '77, is the recipient of the Florida Bar Criminal Law Section's highest honor, the Selig I. Goldin Award. (June 2021)
Location: Miami, FL

Patrick McGuinness, J.D. '77, passed away on March 22, 2021.
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Tags: In Memoriam


Class of 1978

 


Class of 1979

 

 1980s Class Notes

Class of 1980

Hon. Dave Lee Brannon, J.D. '80, passed away May 18,2021. 
Location: Lake Clark Shores, FL 
Tags: In Memoriam


Class of 1981

Barry A. Nelson, JD '81, received the Distinguished Planner Award 2021 from the Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami. The council's award recognizes professionals for making outstanding contributions to the field of estate planning. (June 2021)  Barry Nelson, JD '81, has been recognized as 1 of 10 notable practitioners ranked Band 1 in Florida Private Wealth Law in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2021 (6th Edition).  (July 2021)
Location: Miami, FL


Class of 1982

Judge Shelley Kravitz, J.D. '82, passed away from heart disease on January 2, 2018. She was 64 years old and Miami-Dade’s longest-tenured County Court judge. Over the last 20 years, Kravitz spent her time at county elections headquarters as the chairwoman of Miami-Dade’s county canvassing board, where she helped review questionable ballots and presided over election recounts. Kravitz grew up in Hialeah and worked in the 1970's as an elementary school teacher before earning her law degree. She and her father, Harold Kravitz, practiced together before she became a county judge in 1993. Kravitz previously served as president of the Dade County chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and also acted as a mentor for new judges. At the time of her passing, Kravitz was running for reelection and was scheduled to be honored by the Dade County Bar Association next week.
Location: Miami, FL
Tags: In Memoriam


Class of 1983

Edith G. Osman, J.D. '83, has been recognized by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation as one of the 2021 Judicial Reception Honorees. (May 2021)
Location: Miami, FL
 


Class of 1984

Hon. Catherine A. Gaudreau, J.D. '84, reappointed as Associate Judge of Surprise City Court. (July 2021)
Location: Surprise, AZ
 


Class of 1985

William "Bill" L. Summers, J.D. '85, passed away July 9, 2021. 
Location: Surfside, FL 
Tags: In Memoriam


Class of 1986

 


Class of 1987

Silvia M. Garrigo, J.D. '87, named Chief Environmental, Social and Governance Officer of Royal Caribbean Group. (June 2021)  
Location: Miami, FL

Franco Joseph Biscardi, J.D. '87, passed away from cancer on April 23, 2018 at the age of 56. After graduating from law school, Biscardi worked as an attorney for the City of New York, dedicating his skills to the Department of Homeless Services. His interest in interior design led him to join forces with his architect husband, spending 20 years designing homes around the Hamptons, New York, Philadelphia and Palm Beach. His work has been published in industry magazines and he has been a featured interior designer on television programs and in show houses. In the early 1990s, Biscardi worked as a sous chef for Mario Batali. He shared his expertise in cooking and entertaining in a food blog called Italian-Ate.com. (April 2018)
Location: Southampton, NY
Tags: In Memoriam

Laird A. Lile, LLME '87, has been appointed to serve as the attorney on the Florida Supreme Court Florida Courts Technology Commission’s Workgroup on Assessing Legal Financial Obligations. (May 2021)
Location: Naples, FL

Michael R. Diliberto, recently penned “Lawyers and Judges in Harmony” for the Los Angeles Lawyer, the magazine of the LA county bar association. The article suggests that music is the antidote for professional stress. (August 2021)
Location: Los Angeles, CA


Class of 1988

John A. Foley, J.D. '88, passed away on February 17, 2021. 
Location: Miami, FL
Tags: In Memoriam

Jonathan M. Cohen, J.D. '88, joined Alvarez & Diaz-Silveira as a part of its real estate team. Jon will serve as Counsel to the firm. (May 2021) 
Location: Miami, FL


Class of 1989

 

 1990s Class Notes

Class of 1990

 


Class of 1991

Gene Sulzbergery, J.D. '92, has been named as the 2021 Finance Awards Honoree by South Florida Business & Wealth. (June 2021)
Location: Miami, FL


Class of 1992

Linda M. Thomas, J.D. '92, has been named Dean of the James Madison University Graduate School. (May 2021)
Location: Harrisonburg, VA 

Debra Zelman, J.D. '92, passed away the morning of December 30, 2017 after a long battle with stomach cancer. Before her passing, she started the Debbie's Dream Foundation, a patient advocacy organization which raises money for stomach cancer research and provides education and support services to patients and their families.
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Tags: In Memoriam

James Crawford, III, LLM '92, has been named as the sixth President of Delician University. (July 2021)
Location: Tutherford, NJ


Class of 1993

 


Class of 1994

 


Class of 1995

 


Class of 1996

Jed Kurzban, JD '96, has released a new book "How Justice is Served." (May 2021)
Location: Miami, FL 

Dave Roy, JD '96, passed away on July 22, 2021. 
Location: West Palm Beach, FL 
Tags: In Memoriam

Leyza F. Blanco, JD '96, was recognized in the Bankruptcy & Workout category by Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite. (July 2021)
Location: Miami, FL 


Class of 1997

Hon. Ada Pozo, J.D. '97, will co-star with Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary on the new show "Money Court." (June 2021)
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Dahlia Walker-Huntington, J.D. '97, was awarded by The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) with the 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Award for outstanding efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion excellence in the immigration legal profession. (June 2021)
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Class of 1998

Seth Entin, J.D. '98, joins Greenberg Traurig’s international Litigation and Tax Practices as shareholder in the Miami office. (June 2021) 
Location: Miami, FL


Class of 1999

Victoria Méndez, J.D. '99, was honored with the 2021 Home Rule Hero Award by the Florida League of Cities, the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments.  (June 2021)
Location: Miami, FL

Michelle Gervais, J.D. '99, authored a feature in NFL THREAD’s The Playbook, an annual magazine for THREAD, a private social network for NFL spouses (current and former) and mothers and daughters of former and current NFL players and coaches. (June 2021)
Location: Tampa, FL

Y. Lisa Colon, J.D. '99, was featured by the Daily Business Review as a Trailblazer in the area of Construction Law. (July 2021)
Location: Miami, FL

 

 2000s Class Notes

Class of 2000

Katie S. Phang, J.D. '00, will co-star with Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary on the show "Money Court." (June 2021)
Location: Miami, FL

Suzanne S. Hollander, J.D. '00, has been appointed Director of the Department of Real Estate Asset Management (DREAM) by Miami City Manager. (May 2021)
Location: Miami, FL

Sabrina Puglisi, J.D. '00, has been installed as President of the Dade County Bar Association. (August 2021)
Location: Miami, FL  


Class of 2001

Michele R. Korver, J.D. '01, has been named as the first-ever Chief Digital Currency Advisor for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury. (July 2021)
Location: Washington, D.C.


Class of 2002

Laura O'Neill-Kaumo, JD '02, named president and CEO of The American Concrete Pavement Association. (July 2021)
Location: Rosemont, IL


Class of 2003

Cynthia Hilla, JD ’03, was recently elected to the National Board of Directors for Lambda Legal, the nation's oldest and most prominent organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. (August 2021)
Location: Seattle, WA


Class of 2004

Rachel Cullen Ganz, JD ’04, became a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer. (July 2021)
Location: Miami, FL

Elaine Walter, JD ’04, was named Florida Bar Board Certification lawyer of the month by the Florida Bar Board Certification. (July 2021)
Location: Miami, FL

Monique D. Hayes, JD ’04,  has been elected Chair of the University of South Florida Alumni Association. (July 2021) 
Location: Tampa, FL

Liana Kotcher, JD ’04, writing as Rektok Ross has published her second novel "Ski Weekend." (2021) 
Location: CA


Class of 2005

Navin Pasem, JD '05, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.


Class of 2006

Jennifer McLoone, JD ’06, helped Whirlpool defeat a multimillion-dollar privacy class action. (July 2021)
Location: Miami, FL

Thomas S. Ward, J.D. '06, a partner at Rennert Vogel Mandler & Rodriguez has been admitted to practice in New York. (May 2021)
Location: Miami, FL

Olesia Y. Belchenko, JD '06, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Daniel Bensimon, JD '06, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Elizabeth A. Boan, JD '06, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Alexandra Bach Lagos, JD '06, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Brian Levin, JD '06, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

David B. Levin, JD '06, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jennifer McLoone, JD '06, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Ryan W. Owen, JD '06, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Adam D. Rossen, JD '06, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Monica C. Segura, JD '06, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Joshua Shore, JD '06, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Michael C. Shue, JD '06, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Peter A. Tappert, JD '06, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.


Class of 2007

Adrian J. Alvarez, JD '07, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jamil G. Daoud, JD '07, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Kaari-Lynn S. Gagnon, JD '07, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Michael S. Hoffman, JD '07, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Franklin S. Homer, JD '07, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

George Demetrios Lagos, JD '07, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

David L. Luck, JD '07, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Marla Neufeld, JD '07, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jessica Captain Novick, JD '07, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Natalia Salas, JD '07, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jason Ari Smith, JD '07, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Anthony C. Soroka, JD '07, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.


Class of 2008

Joseph Rose, JD '08, became a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator. (July 2021) 
Location: Tallahassee, FL 

Daniel Matthias Coyle, JD '08, was recognized in the Commercial Litigation category by Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite. (July 2021) 
Location: Miami, FL 

Evan D. Appell, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jason Berkowitz, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Stephanie M. Chaissan, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jesse Dean-Kluger, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Joshua B. Feinberg, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Stephanie A. Fichera, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Alan L. Grinberg, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Brandon Grzandziel, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Evan Gutwein, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Sarah B. Jacobson, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Adam C. Kerlek, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Arya Attari Li, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Glen M. Lindsay, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Geoffrey Lottenberg, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

David T. Podein, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Colin Riley, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Joseph H. Rose, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Josh M. Rubens, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Stephanie L. Serafin, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Brent F. Sibley, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Quinn Smith, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Alessandra Stivelman, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Brett B. Trembly, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Kristin A. Vivo, JD '08, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.


Class of 2009

Todd B. Chelius, J.D. '09, joined Dorsey & Whitney as partner. (July 2021) 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Vincent F. Alexander, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Francisco Cieza, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Brian C. Costa, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jesse Drawas, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Brendan Everman, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jonathan E. Feuer, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Brandon Forgione, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Kimberly Freedman, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Freddy Funes, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Nicole W. Giuliano, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Alaina Karsten, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Joey M. Lampert, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Michelle Cohen Levy, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Christopher Maranges, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Thomas J. Pate, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Shannon M. Puopolo, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Ian S. Ronderos, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Eric Rudenberg, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Harout Jack Samra, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Luisa Santos, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Steven Sarrell, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Reid Alan Schaeffer, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Eric Tinstman, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Sasha Westerman-Keuning, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Rochelle Wimbush, JD '09, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

 

 2010s Class Notes

Class of 2010

Justin D. Luger, J.D. '10, was reappointed to the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee as General Counsel for the Chamber for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. (July 2021) 
Location: Miami, FL

Wayne Atkins, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Harrison Bergman, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Andrew J. Bernhard, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Charles Brumby, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Matthew M. Comiter, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Deana D. Falce, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Kenneth R. Florio, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jeffrey Fraser, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Brett L. Goldblatt, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Adam S. Goldman, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Michael B. Green, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Christopher Hahn, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Gianna Hillis, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Barbara Kibbey, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Ian M. Kirtman, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

David Kligler, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Adriana Kostencki, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Lindsey Lehr, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Justin Luger, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jordan D. Maglich, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Stephanie C. Mazzola, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Victor Petrescu, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Justin D. Petrie, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Audrey Pumariega, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Kelly K. Roberts, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jesse B. Soffer, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Chase Sorenson, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Kara Strochlic, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Tyler J. Tanner, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Nicole L. Wulwick, JD '10, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

 


Class of 2011

Milana Kuznetsova, JD '11, has been named as one of this year’s 40 under 40 in Information Security by the ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter. (May 2021)
Location: New York, NY

Alan R. Rosenberg, JD '11, has been elected Treasurer of the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida. (June 2021) 
Location: Miami, FL 

Christopher Horton, JD '11, has earned board certification in construction law from The Florida Bar. (August 2021)
Location: Miami, FL

Jack Wright, JD '11, has received an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. (July 2021)
Location: Charlotte, NC

Nyana Abreu Miller, JD '11, has been nominated and invited to join Class X of the III NextGen Leadership Program. (July 2021)
Location: Miami, FL 

Andrew Agnini, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Tori L. Anderson, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Zachary Bodenheimer, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Erin E. Bohannon, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Ryan J. Bollman, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Cory Brandfon, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Joseph A. Cafaro, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Benjamin Carter, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Darci Cohen, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Marianne Curtis, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Josh R. Dell, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Andre Dreyfuss, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Pedro P. Echarte, III, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Steven Ehrlich, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Michael Leon Eisenband, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

John P. Fischer, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Nicola A. Gelormino, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Alejandra Gil, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jason Goldstein, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jake M. Greenberg, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Christopher Horton, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Gregory Kahn, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Mason Kerns, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jared R. Kessler, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

John H. Lee, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Edward "Ted" J. McNamara, IV, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Scott Merl, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Nyana Abreu Miller, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Eric C. Morales, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Scott W. Plankey, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Beshoy Rizk, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Sonia Roca, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Alan R. Rosenberg, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Caitlin F. Saladrigas, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Daniel Marc Schwarz, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Justin B. Shapiro, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Monika E. Siwiec, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Eva M. Spahn, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Michael S. Steiner, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

David DeSales Switzler, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

David Tamaroff, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Caitlin Trowbridge, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Arthur Robert Weaver, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Emily Weeks, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Victoria J. Wilson, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Christopher M. Yannuzzi, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Hope Zelinger, JD '11, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.


Class of 2012

Justin S. Wales, JD '12,  joined K&L Gates as a partner in the firm’s LA and Miami offices practicing Blockchain and Virtual Currency Law. (July 2021) 
Location: Miami, FL 

Jamie D. Alman, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Manny Arce, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Nabeel K. Basit, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jason G. Blilie, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Omar K. Bradford, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Gino J. Butto, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Rebecca Casamayor, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jacqueline Costoya Guberman, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Andrew Cummings, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

W. Aaron Daniel, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Michael C. Fasano, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Daniel J. Feight, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Nicole M. Fernandez, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Nicholas Grandal, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Valerie L. Haber, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Niyala A. Harrison, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Eric C. Hayden, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Kyle T. Hershey, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Matthew Horowitz, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Elizabeth Hughes, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Mark Ingram, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Peter J. Klock II,  JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Nicole Kruegel, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

David J. Lehr, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Tal Lifshitz, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Seth J. Mersky, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Sebastian Ohanian, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Eric Olson, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Vanessa Palacio, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Scott B. Perry, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Natalie Prager, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Kayla L. Pragid, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Nicole Reid, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

George R. Reynolds, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Ana Romes, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

David H. Salmon, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Brenda Schamy, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Peter Schoenthal, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Geoffrey Schosheim, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Andrew C. Sharpe, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Joshua D. Silver, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Sara J. Singer, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Andrew J. Sky, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Paul Souferis, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Eric J. Strauss, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Keith Strunin, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jennifer Tarquinio, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Justin Wales, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Aaron T. Williams, JD '12, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

 


Class of 2013

Alexis A. Riordan, J.D. '13, joined K&L Gates’ Charleston office as a counsel in the firm’s Real Estate practice group. (July 2021)
Location: Charleston, SC

Abraham David Benhayoun, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Brandon Degel, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Ian E. DeMello, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Blake V. Dolman, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

W. John Eagan, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Tara E. Faenza, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Lauren Forenza, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Matthew Friendly, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

John E. Gavigan, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Olivia Kelman, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jessica L. LaFaurie, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Max Leinoff, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Joshua A. Levine, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Michael Levine, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Cassandra Lombard, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Lauren A. Marsicano, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Daniel L. McDermott, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Angelica L. Novick, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Joshua L. Plager, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Christopher Prater, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Frank Sardinha, III, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Kamal Sleiman, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Scott M. Snyder, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Brian M. Spiro, JD '13, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

 


Class of 2014

Jordan L. Behlman, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Robert A. Bernstein, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Julie Blackmore, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Laura Callava, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Lisandra Estevez, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Christina Flatau, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Alexander P. Gil, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Allison Green, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Alexander Heydemann, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Christina M. Himmel, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Daniel M. Ilani, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Matthew Kohen, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Michael Lewenz, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Sean T.C. Lindsey, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Freddi Mack, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Kyle Ohlenschlaeger, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jordan Redavid, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Antonio P. Romano, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Tiffany Ruggiero, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Gabriel Saade, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Prosper Shaked, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jordan A. Shaw, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Chelsea T. Silvia, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Justin Stivers, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Alexander Strassman, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Ryan M. Tarnow, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Beard, Cristina Vicens JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Ramsey Villalon, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Aaron S. Warner, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Ryan B. Weiss, JD '14, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.


Class of 2015

Octavia Monique Green, J.D. '15, Octavia Monique Green, JD ’15, was recently featured in the article “Clerkships remain largely white. Can law students of color shake up the status quo?” by NBC News. (July 2021)

Brittney Savino, J.D. '15, has joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP as a litigation attorney. She advises corporations and insurance companies on a wide range of insurance-related matters. She has also handled personal injury litigation, represented major cruise lines in maritime litigation, and provided support in white collar criminal cases. (May 2021))
Location: Miami, FL

Jamey Campellone, JD '15, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Lauren I. Doyle, JD '15, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Rebecca Greenfield, JD '15, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Joseph M. Kaye, JD '15, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Natasha Khoyi, JD '15, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Carolyn Leigh Kirkland, JD '15, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Andrea Martinez, JD '15, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Sean Mendez-Catlin, JD '15, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Berenice M. Mottin-Berger, JD '15, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Christopher A. Noel, JD '15, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Joseph H. Picone, JD '15, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Julian Rudolph, JD '15, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Daniel Wolfe, JD '15, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Natalie Zagury, JD '15, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.


Class of 2016

Mackenzie C. Ruroede, J.D. '16, joins Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd as an associate. (June 2021) 
Location: Greenville, SC

Melissa V. Jordan, J.D. '16, is now senior counsel at Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman. (July 2021) 
Location: Miami, FL

Stephanie Koutsodendris, J.D. '16, joined Bilzin Sumberg. (July 2021) 
Location: Miami, FL

Jessica Neer McDonald, JD '16, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Gina Raijman, JD '16, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Maximilian Viski-Hanka, JD '16, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

 


Class of 2017

Nicole Comparato, JD '17, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Jordan Isicoff, JD '17, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Nicole D. Moss, JD '17, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

 

 


Class of 2018

Nicole Langesfeld, J.D. '18, passed away July 10, 2021 in the tragic Champlain Tower Condo collapse. 
Location: Surfside, FL 
Tags: In Memoriam

Carlos Rodríguez-Feliz, LLM '18, has joined the invite-only, exclusive Haute Lawyer Network with a concentration in Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law in the South Florida Area.
Location: Miami, FL 

Jessica Nowak, JD '18, joined Brown Altman & DiLeo as an associate. (August 2021)
Location: Melville, NY

Daniel Celaya, JD '18, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.

Yasbel Perez, JD '18, received Rising Stars designation in 2021 by Super Lawyers.


Class of 2019

 

 2020s Class Notes

Class of 2020

Zachary Ross, J.D. '20, joined GrayRobinson. (July 2021)
Location: Orlando, FL


Class of 2021

Jordan Rhodes, J.D. '21, received the "Outstanding Graduate Student" Award at the 2021 Lavender Celebration. (May 2021)
Location: Miami, FL

Timothy Loftus, J.D. '21, joined the University of Miami School of Law as the Fredman Family Foundation Health Disparities Project Practitioner-in-residence and lecturer. (July 2021)
Location: Miami, FL

Dylan Z. Echevarria, J.D. '21, was featured in the Miami New Times. Dylan, or Eche Pachan, released an album "Reflections." (July 2021)
Location: Miami, FL