Alexander Guzman launched a new website, www.alexguzmanlaw.com, to support his new firm, The Law Office of Alexander Guzman P.C.
Matthew Ormsbee has published a new book, Law School 20|20, with help from Joseph Bernard, Eugene Pikulin and Harold Solis, all members of the Class of 2012. The book gives a clear picture of the benefits and risks of enrolling law school and insight into the job search.
Sam Van Eichner joined the firm of White and Williams LLP as an associate working in the firm's New York City offices.
Caroline Camp joined the firm of Perkins Coie in December as an associate in the trademark and copyright practice group.
Andrew D. Harms married Jacqlyn Rovine in September. The couple were married at the Prospect Park Boathouse in Brooklyn. Andrew is a litigation associate at the Manhattan firm of Lazare Potter & Giacovas and Ms. Rovine is a litigation associate in the Manhattan office of the firm of Baker Hostetler.
Randi Nelson was selected by the Connecticut Law Tribune (paywall) as a new Leader in the Law. Randi is an associate in the Westport office of Nusbaum & Parrino PC. Her practice is focused on family law.
Matthew Asbell was made a partner at Ladas & Parry LLP. He works in the firm's New York City offices with a focus on practices trademark and patent law, both domestic and international.
Brad Farber has been appointed to serve on the Kempe Foundation board of directors and the Colorado Open Golf Foundation board of trustees. He also serves on the board of directors for the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Brad works in the Denver offices of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, where he focuses his practice on the acquisition, disposition, leasing and development of various real estate assets including office buildings, shopping centers and other commercial properties.
Julie Feldman was named partner at Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams. Julie is based in the firm's Manhattan offices, which represents talent for film and television.
Gary Kaufman opened a new practice in October, the Law Office of Gary Kaufman, which focuses on criminal defense in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey and represents clients from pre-arrest through trial and appeal.
Rachel M. Feinman was elected Shareholder with the firm Hill War Henderson. Rachel works in the firm's Tampa offices and her practice primarily focuses on general corporate advice and mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate lending transactions. Additionally, she has significant experience handling intellectual property-related transactions, namely trademark and copyright.
Erik P. Raines was elected Shareholder with the firm Hill War Henderson. Erik works in the firm's Tampa offices and his practice involves representing owners, developers, contractors, design professionals, subcontractors and sureties in construction defect disputes, bond claims, lien foreclosure actions and complex commercial litigations.
Daniel Y. Gielchinsky has joined the firm of Higer Lichter & Givner as Of Counsel. Daniel will work in the firm's Miami offices, focusing his practice on bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Gielchinsky routinely represents debtors, creditors and other parties-in-interest in various bankruptcy litigation matters in Chapter 11 and 7 matters and adversary proceedings. He evaluates and litigates avoidance, preferential transfer, fraudulent conveyance and dischargeability actions, successor liability, constructive trust, alter ego and lender liability issues, Section 363 assets sales, assumption or rejection of complex contracts and confirmation of plan of reorganization issues.
Ralph Bittelari began a detail to the Office of the White House Counsel. He serves as one of the attorneys responsible for the technical and substantive review of financial disclosure reports submitted by Presidential nominees and White House staff. Additionally, Ralph provides guidance to Administration officials on a variety of subjects related to employee standards of conduct, to include speaking engagements, post-government employment, use of official position and government property, conflicts of interest and outside activities.
Melissa Franco de Gonzales announced her candidacy for judge of the San Patricio (TX) County Court At Law. Melissa and her husband operate the Gonzales Law Office in Corpus Cristi, TX. The firm works on criminal, civil and family matters.
Elizabeth Kase was named one of the top 50 most influential women of Long Island by Long Island Business News, which called her "a trailblazer for women attorneys in the significantly male-dominated business of criminal law" and was named Pro Bono Attorney of the Month by the Nassau County Lawyer/Bar Association for her work with the Nassau Coalition against Domestic Violence. Elizabeth also celebrated 10 years as a partner at Kase & Druker, where she practices criminal defense.
Rachel Nash married Dr. Jason Gordon on 11/12/13. Rachel works in the misdemeanors division of the Kings County District Attorney's office.
Hon. Tanya Kennedy was named Supervising Judge of Civil Court, New York County. She will assume this new position on January 27.
Alesia J. Kantor was named a partner at Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP. Alesia works in the firm's Uniondale offices and her practice is focused on employment law and commercial litigation, defending employers against claims of employment discrimination filed in federal and courts as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state and local human rights agencies.
Wendy Millman joined began working with Harford Financial Products as a claims consultant in the final services section. She handles claims asserted against officers and directors in various financial institutions including private equity firms, hedge funds, banks, mutual funds, finance companies, investment advisors and insurance companies.
Elliott Scheinberg was included in the 2013 Super Lawyers list. He has also written a two-volume treatise on the impact of contract doctrine to prenuptial and separation agreements, Contract Doctrine and Marital Agreements in New York, now in its second edition published by the NY State Bar Association. Elliott maintains his own offices in Staten Island where he focuses his practice on matrimonial appeals.