Dean's Circle Members

Dean's Circle
The Dean’s Circle Committee was formed under Dean Sam Thompson and has endured as a body of the most passionate and loyal volunteers of the School of Law. Their efforts make possible funding for the school’s many needs and supports the Dean’s vision. We honor the inaugural committee members whose names appear below (*deceased):
  • Roy Black, JD ’70
  • Sue M. Cobb, JD ’78
  • Albert N. Cohen, JD ’53*
  • Ira M. Elegant, JD ’66
  • Martin Fine, JD ’49*
  • Larry Hoffman, JD ’54
  • Laurel Myerson Isicoff, JD ’72
  • Thomas R McGuigan, JD ’74
  • Richard C. Milstein, JD ’74
  • Steven Mishan, JD ’72
  • Edward A. Moss, JD ’61*
  • Rene V. Murai
  • Robert Paul*
  • Jack Samuel Ring, JD ’57*
  • Joseph H. Serota, JD ’78
  • Edward R. Shohat, JD ’77
  • Irving Waltman, JD ’52*

We extend our deepest gratitude to our generous Dean’s Circle family of donors whose philanthropy demonstrates exemplary commitment to the University of Miami School of Law.

Through their moral and financial support, Dean’s Circle members ensure the health of the annual fund, the scholarship funds and programmatic activities at the law school. They make it possible for the School of Law, its students, and faculty to pursue excellence while creating positive, lasting impact locally and around the world.

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University of Miami School of Law Dean's Circle

2020 - 2021 Dean's Circle donors

The following list acknowledges the generous support of Dean’s Circle members as of October 9, 2020**.

PHILANTHROPISTS ($25,000 or more)

Lydia Harrison
David C. (JD '83) and Debra G. Humphreys
Dean Anthony E. Varona and John R. Gill

BENEFACTORS ($10,000 to $24,999)

Aronovitz Law
    Tod Aronovitz, JD '74
The Chicago Community Trust
    Francis A. (JD '83) and Renee G. Citera
David. W. Ichel
The Lipton Foundation
     Susan L. JD '70 and Martin Lipton

PARTNERS ($5,000 to $9,999)

Rose M. Antonacci - Pollock, AB '82, JD '85 and Harris J. Pollock
Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
Alejandro Brito
Robert M. Einhorn JD '90
Harry and Bessye Rosenberg Charitable Trust
Jerry Markowitz, JD '74 and Patricia Redmond, JD '79
Scott L. Mendlestein, JD '99
One Sotheby's International Realty
    Daniel De la Vega
Robert F. Salkowski, JD '91
Simply Fashion Liquidating Trust
Squire Patton Boggs Foundation
Khristen S. Vachal-Reese, JD '91
Roberto Zarco, JD '85

FRIENDS ($2,499 to $4,999)

Berkowitz Development Group
Milton L. Cohen and Norma M. Cohen Family Foundation Inc.
    Bruce E. Cohen, BBA '80
Caterpillar Foundation
    Guillermo A. Levy, JD '00 and Christina M. Ceballos- Levy, JD '00 
Charles H. (JD '74) and Alene M. Mercer
Gary A. and Lisa Saul
Priscilla J. Schneller*
Ana VeigaMilton, JD '93 and Cecil J. Milton, BBA '92
Hon. Martin G. Zilber, JD '88

ASSOCIATES ($1,000 to $2,499)

Daniel J. Barsky, JD '06
Kendall and Joni A. Coffey
Steven W. (JD '82) and Laurie K. Davis
Marcia Beiley Dunn, AB '69, JD '78
Jason S. Gibson, JD '02
Robert C. (JD '85) and Nancy B. Gilbert
Deborah Aronson Glaskin, BED '72
Horacio Gutierrez-Machado, JD '98 and Morella Troconis, MBA '06
Daniel C. Harris, JD '00
Elliott Harris, JD '66
Joseph M. (JD '96) and Kimberly E. Hernandez
Araly Herrera, JD '97
Michael R. Jenks, JD '70 and Stephanie L. Brandy
Thomas R. Julin
United Jewish Community of Broward County, Inc.
    Steven (MBA '80, JD '83) and Susan H. (MSED '81) Kass
Timothy A. (JD '08) and Iris G. (BSC '00) Kolaya
Carolyn B. Lamm, JD '73 and Peter E. Halle, JD '73
Peter R. and Nancy B. Lash
Richard C. Milstein, JD '73 and Eric Hankin
Joshua J. JD '81 and Marianne Mintz
Daniel S. JD '91 and Stefanie Newman
Yvette Ostolaza, JD '92 and Peter Dewar
Marshall Pasternack
Kimberly A. Prior, LLMT '05
Harout J. Samra, JD '09
Detra P. Shaw-Wilder, JD '94 and Terrance Wilder
Edward R. JD '72 and Maria Shohat
Daniel T. Stabile
Todd A. (JD '76) and Jeanne M. (JD '81) Wigder

 

JUDGES ($500 to $999)

 

The Honorable Spencer D. Levine, JD '82 
 

 

YOUNG ALUMNI | DEAN'S CIRCLE

 

PARTNERS $500 to $999 (Open to graduates from five to ten years out)

Ellina Berdichevsky, JD '16
Paul A. Bivins, JD '11
Abraham Rubert-Schewel, JD '14 and Lauren L. Schewel, JD '14

ASSOCIATES $100 to $499 (Open to graduates of the past five years)

Cari E. Lieberman, JD '18

(*deceased)

Last updated on October 9, 2020

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2019-2020 Dean's Circle donors

The following list acknowledges the generous support of Dean’s Circle members as of May 31, 2020**.

PHILANTHROPISTS ($25,000 or more)

Alma Jennings Foundation, Inc.
Accesslex Institute
The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A.
Kerin McCarthy Fredman and Andrew D. Fredman
Greenberg Traurig
Mrs. Lydia Harrison
Harry and Bessye Rosenberg Charitable Trust
Larry (JD ’54) and Debi (JD ’83) Hoffman
Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation
Kapila Family Foundation, Inc.
The Miami Foundation
Microsoft Corporation
The Mysun Charitable Foundation
The Open Society Foundation
Mrs. Nancy M. Ovelmen
Podhurst Orseck, P.A.
Julie and Lowell Potiker
Peter (JD '85) and Caren Prieto
Ross Family Charitable Fund, Inc.
Col. Robert W. Rust, Ret., JD '54 and Mrs. Theresa N. Walsh, JD '74
Wayne & Arlene Chaplin Family Foundation

 

BENEFACTORS ($10,000 to $24,999)

Francisco R. (JD ’76) and Georgina Angones
Ms. Jody Austin
Hilarie Bass, JD '81
Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, LLP
Mark E. Brodsky, JD '68
Comprehensive Health Center
    Rudolph G. Moise, JD '97
Steven C. Cronig, JD '80
Epiq Systems, Inc.
First Star Inc.
Janice B. Gonzalez, AB '85
Huizenga Family Foundation, Inc.
David W. Ichel
Jan L. Jacobowitz
Peter D. Lederer, Esq.
Ellen and Andrew (JD '74) Leinoff
The Lipton Foundation
William N. Lobel, JD '69
Malloy & Malloy, P.A.
    Jennie S. Malloy, JD '87
    John C. Malloy, JD '92
Jerry Markowitz, JD '74 and Patricia Redmond, JD '79
Anne H. McNamara
Alan M. Miller, AB '94
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
    David A. Coulson, Esq.
    Anne M. Estevez, JD '93
    Peter E. Halle, JD '73
Movelaw
    Prof. Michele DeStefano
Mark F. Raymond, JD '83
Rust Consulting, Inc.
Barbara Saks and Herbert E. Saks, JD '56
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
Dean Anthony E. Varona and John R. Gill

 

PARTNERS ($5,000 to $9,999)

The Baker Hostetler Foundation
Jeffrey L. Berkowitz, JD '74
Ira Bodenstein, JD '80
Professors Caroline M. Bradley and A. Michael Froomkin
Christina M. Ceballos-Levy (JD '00) and Guillermo A. (JD '00) Levy
Nancy N. Chemtob, JD '90
Day Pitney LLP
    Manuel A. Garcia-Linares, Esq.
    Alan Greer, Esq.
    Gerald Richman, Esq.
Kevin A. Dorse, JD '87
Jack Fajer
Erin (JD '09) and Ali R. (JD '09) Fardshisheh
Jeffrey D. Fisher, JD '80
The Florida Bar
Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo
Debi E. Galler, JD '93
Fara T. Gold, JD '03
Heffler Claims Group
Robin Klomparens, JD '85,  LLMT '86
Wendy G. Lapidus, AB '61, MED '62, BARCH '82
Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation, Inc.
North American Title Insurance Company
    Valerie Jahn-Grandin, JD ‘83
Sheldon B. (JD '57) and Myrna B. Palley
Janet L. Pennisi
Regina J. Rogers
Professor Keith S. Rosenn
Edward (JD '72) and Maria Shohat
Paul S. Singerman, Esq.
Jose E. Sirven, JD '81
Daniel E. Stone, JD '17
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Howard M. Talenfeld, JD '79
Ronald L. Tobia, JD '69
Patricia D. White, Dean Emerita & Professor James W. Nickel
Wicker, Smith, O'Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A
Wiseheart Foundation, Inc.
Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP
     Michael Lewenz, JD '14
     Todd Payne, JD '89
     Jordan Shaw, JD '14
     Edward H. Zebersky, JD '91

 

FRIENDS ($2,499 to $4,999)

A.B. Data, LTD
Jason R. Alderman, JD '99
Professor Anthony V. Alfieri
Angeion Group
Enrique Arana
Black Mountain Group LLC
   Carlos J. Bonilla, JD '05
Barbara D. Blanchard, JD '68
Andrew S. Buzin, MBA '03, JD '03
John P. Campo, JD '80
Carlton Fields Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Gary M. Carman, JD '74
David Christy
Michael J. Ciaccio, JD '99
FedArb
Martin Ferreira de Melo
Rob Walker Freer, JD '74
Dr. and Mrs. Phillip T. George
Arnold (JD '55) and Barbara Grevior
GST International LLP
Gerald J. Hayes, JD '78
Hogan Lovells US, LLP
International Insolvency Institute
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Kenny Nachwalter, P.A.
Jeffrey M. Lewis-Oakes, JD '79
MAH Foundation, Inc.
Joseph M. Matthews, JD '77
Miami Int'l. Arbitration Foundation Inc.
Milton L. Cohen and Norma M. Cohen Family Foundation Inc.
Kevin J. Murray, JD '79
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
North Bay US Capital Management, LLC
Susan and Christopher Perini
Ms. Diana Ralph
Robert G. (JD '84) and Tricia L. Risman
Joseph H. Serota, JD '78
Howard N. Shapiro
Ms. Nicole Shomair
Shutts & Bowen, LLP
    Bowman and Melanie Brown
    J.D. Wasil, JD '80
Steven Sonberg, JD ‘72
Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.
Susan J. Tarbe, JD '84
Thomas and Kimberly Davison Trust
United States District Non Appropriated Funds
Margarita S. Vazquez-Bello
Robert Zarco, JD ‘85

 

ASSOCIATES ($1,000 to $2,499)

Vincent F. Alexander, JD '09
Tod Aronovitz, JD '74
José I. Astigarraga, BBA '75, JD '78
Michelle M. Austin Pamies, JD '96
Michael B. Axman, JD '83 and Cheryl R. Silverman, JD '83
The Ayco Charitable Foundation
Christopher N. Bellows, JD '85
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants
Howard J. Berlin, JD '79
Arnold L. Berman, JD '77 and Sondra H. Berman, BED '74
Professor William S. Blatt
Julie Braman Kane, JD '93
Broward County Hispanic Bar Association
Armando J. Bucelo, Jr., BS '76, JD '79
Lorne S. Cantor, JD '99
Jose A. Casal, JD '88
Caterpillar Foundation
    Guillermo A. Levy, JD '00
David R. Chase, JD '92
Claudine A. Chen-Young, JD '03
Chicago Title Insurance Company
The Honorable Charles E. and The Honorable Sue M. Cobb, JD ’78
Mr. and Mrs. Kendall B. Coffey
Herbert J. (JD '56) and Lucille W. Cohen
Colson Hicks Eidson
Professor Caroline Mala Corbin
Richard H. Critchlow, JD '73
Stephen H. JD '68 and Arlyn Cypen
Brian L. Davidoff, LLMI '81
Edward H. Davis, JD '87
Steven K. Deutsch, JD '74
Michael Diaz, Jr., JD '86
Marcia A. Dunn, JD '78
Matthew J. Eandi, BSC '07, JD '11
Ira Elegant, JD ‘66
Juan C. Enjamio, JD '86
Elisa L. Erickson, JD ’87
Professor Marc A. Fajer
The Honorable Peter T. Fay
Edwin J. Fitzpatrick, Jr., JD '76
The Florida Bar Foundation
Foster-Morales Sockel-Stone, LLC.
Furr & Cohen, P.A.
Mr. and Mrs. Duncan S. Gee
Nicola A. Gelormino, JD '11
Deborah A. Glaskin, BED '72
GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group, LLC
David H. Gold, JD '78
Ralph R. (JD '86) and Barrie B. Gonzalez
Gordon Rees Scully  Mansukhani, LLP
    Jose Leon
    Robin Symons, JD '82
Mac A. Greco, Jr., JD '72
The Honorable Melvia B. Green, (Ret.) JD '78
Corrine P. (BBA '49) and Maurice R. Greenberg
Gray Robinson, P.A.
    Gary M. Carman, JD '74
    Robert Schatzman, JD ‘71
Martin F. Greenberg, JD '68
Christina Guzman, JD '09
Harper Meyer Perez Hagen O'Connor Albert & Dribin, LLP
Elliott Harris, JD '66
Alexander H. Havenick, JD '08
Barbara H. Havenick, JD '75
Araly Herrera-Borgen, JD '97
Kenneth C. Hoffman, JD '83
Elizabeth B. Honkonen, JD '98
Jeffrey M. Hyman, JD '70
Improving Justice for Parents & Families, Inc.
The Irving and Marjorie Cowan Family Foundation, Inc.
Michael R. Jenks, JD '70
John P. Goshgarian, P.A.
The Judge John R Brown Scholarship Foundation
Kaufman Rossin & Co.
David S. Kenin, JD '63
Frederick L. Klein,  JD '79
Burton A. Landy, JD '52
Lavender Greenberg PLLC
Diane T. and George N. Leader, JD '51
Triet Leminh, JD '16
The Hon. Barbara S. (JD '81) and Robert Levenson
Scott A. and Julia S. Lewis
Laird A. Lile, LLME '87
Edward M. Livingston, JD '78
Joseph H. (JD '79) and Beva Lowe
LSN Partners, LLC
    Alexander P. Heckler, JD '01
    Tiffany L. Zientz Heckler, MBA '03
Ramsey Ludington, JD '52
A. Hunt Marckwald, Jr.
Markowitz Ringel Trusty & Hartog, P.A.
    Jerry M. Markowitz, JD '74
    Thomas Ringel, JD '76
    Candis Trusty
Ivor Massey, Jr., JD '79
Bruce C. Matheson
Ms. Ruth Mayer
David M. (JD '86) and Maria D. (JD '86) McDonald
John W. McLuskey, JD '81
Bruce P. McMoran, JD '76
Charles H. Mercer, Jr., JD '74
Ms. Susan Miller
Richard C. Milstein, AB '68, JD '73
Joshua (JD '81) and Marianne Mintz
Richard Montes De Oca, JD '01
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Nealon, III
Andrew Needle, JD '77
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel S. (JD '91) Newman
Gregory M. Nichols, JD '89
James K. Oppenheimer, JD '77
Edith G. Osman, JD '83
Professor Bernard H. Oxman
Robert ("Bob") E. (JD '76, LLMT '77) and Jeanne A. Panoff
Mr. Marshall Pasternack
Todd S. Payne, JD '89
Diogo M. Pereira, JD '10
Professor Carmen Perez-Llorca
Plato Malozemoff Foundation
Ronald B. Ravikoff, JD '77
Luis (JD '80) and Karen Reiter
Reyes, O'Shea & Coloca, P.A.
Harvey E. Robins, JD '58
The Hon. Steven D. Robinson, JD '68
Raquel A. Rodriguez, JD '85
Neil Rollnick, JD '68
Harvey M. Rosen (BBA ’60, JD ’63) and Donna H. Rosen, BED ‘65
RSC Insurance Brokerage
Charles L. (JD '64) and Nanette R. Ruffner
James D. Sallah, JD '96
Howard J. Sedran, JD '76
Stuart H. Singer
Joe Siolek
William P. Sklar, BBA '77, JD '80
Daniel J. Spiegel, JD '69   LLM '72
Howard M. Srebnick, JD '87
Samuel A. Stern
Professor Kele M. Stewart
Warren Strausser
Jeffrey R. Surlas, JD '77
Robin T. (JD '82) and Ralph W. (JD '82) Symons
Thomson Reuters Westlaw
Ana E. VeigaMilton, JD ‘93
Veritext Legal Solutions
J. Scott Victor, JD '83
Phil Von Kable
Adam Wenner, JD ‘76
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Marva L. Wiley, JD '95
Anthanette M. Wilson, JD '99
Harold E. Wolfe, Jr., LLMT '79
Donald J. Wolfson, JD ‘76
Burton Young, JD '50

 

JUDGES ($500 to $999)

The Honorable Robert P. LeBlanc, JD '89
The Honorable Jacqueline Hogan Scola, JD '82
The Honorable Milande Watson, JD '99
The Honorable Angelica D. Zayas, AB ’86, JD ’89

 

YOUNG ALUMNI | DEAN'S CIRCLE

PARTNERS $500 to $999

Paul A. Bivins, JD ’11
Timothy M. Flinn, JD '10
Amanda M. Graham, JD '10
Anthony S. Hearn, JD '12
Zachary R. Parkins, JD '12
Lauren L. (JD '14) Schewel and Abraham (JD '14) Rubert-Schewel
Lauren J. Smith, JD '10
Joshua Truppman, JD '14
Dereck A. Wischmeyer, LLMP '14

 

FRIENDS $250 to $499

James P. Greenfield, LLMT '10
William E. Keenen, JD '12, LLMT '12
Gregory M. Levy, JD '10
Candelario D. Saldana Briseno, JD '19
Jordan A. Shaw, JD '14
Christina C. (JD '16) and Tanner D. (JD '13) Simkins
Joel G. Young, JD '16, LLMT '16

ASSOCIATES $100 to $249

Christopher Ajizian, JD '18
Lia J. Calabro, JD '14
Krista A. Downey, JD '13
Sawyeh Esmaili, JD '17
Elizabeth B. Fata Carpenter, JD '16
Adam Friedlander, JD '10
Moshe B. Genet, JD '16
Nalani A. Gordon, JD '18
Melissa V. Jordon, AB '14, JD '16
Benjamin Malek JD '18
Jonathan B. Newberg, BBA '07, JD '10
William P. Nicholson, JD '10
Ben Quevedo, JD '11
Alessandria San Roman, JD '18 
Andrea P. Sinner, JD '17
Sean J. Siperstein, JD '11
Justin B. Stivers, JD '13
Leah Eileen Weston, AB '09, JD '14
Samuel L. Winikoff, JD '16

Last updated on May 19, 2020

Despite our best efforts, errors sometimes do occur. If your name was inadvertently omitted or misspelled, please let us know by calling us at 1.866.99UMLAW or emailing alumni@law.miami.edu.

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