Distinguished Adjunct Faculty

R.B. Bernstein, B.A., 1977, Amherst College; J.D., 1980, Harvard University; Ph.D., in progress, New York University; Book Review Editor for Constitution Books, H-LAW; Senior Research Fellow and Director of Historical Research, Council on Citizenship Education, Russell Sage College.
Courses: American Legal History; Law & Literature

David Epstein, B.A., 1972, New York University; J.D., 1975, Brooklyn Law School.
Courses: Drafting: Contracts; Principles of Legal Analysis

James Hagy, B.A., 1975, Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1978, Case Western Reserve University; Jones Day (retired), former Worldwide Chair of Corporate Real Estate Services and Worldwide Co-Chair of General Real Estate; Founder and Managing Director, Rooftops Group, LLC.
Course: International Real Estate, Corporate Real Estate
Courses: Corporate Real Estate; International Real Estate Law; Real Estate Transactions in a Global Marketplace

Lawrence Lederman, B.A., 1957 Brooklyn College; LL.B., 1966, New York University. Partner and chairman of the Global Corporate Practice, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP.
Courses: Mergers & Acquisitions; Corporate Boards

Peter J. Strauss, A.B. 1957, Bowdoin College; J.D. 1961, NYU Law School, Partner in the law firm Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Course: Elder Law

Adjunct Faculty

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Chitra Aiyar, B.A., B.S. 1997, University of California at Berkeley; J.D. 2004, New York University School of Law; Staff Attorney, African Services Committee
Course: Negotiating, Counseling, and Interviewing

Jayni Edelstein Alegria ’92, B.A. 1988, University of Wisconsin-Madison; J.D., 1992, New York Law School; LL.M., Columbia University, Counsel, Fischer & Mandell LLPCourses: International Human Rights Seminar & Workshop.

Edward Ambrosino, B.A. Fairfield University; J.D., New York University; Of Counsel to Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. Specializes in real estate development and municipal law
Course: Public/Private Ventures

Brigitte Amiri, B.A. 1996, DePaul University; J.D. 1999, Northeastern University School of Law; Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union, Reproductive Freedom Project
Course: Reproductive Rights Law

Karen Artz Ash ‘80, A.B. , 1976, Georgetown University; J.D., 1980, New York Law School. Partner and National Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. Practices all aspects of intellectual property law with a concentration in facets of trademark and copyright law.
Course: IP Job Track: Fashion; IP Licensing & Drafting: Fashion

Lee Augsburger, B.A., 1981, Wheaton College, J.D., 1987, Chicago-Kent College of Law. Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Prudential Financial.
Courses: Compliance for Global Financial Services

Ann Baker ’97, B.A. , 1993, University of Toronto; J.D. , 1997, New York Law School. Principal at McKool Smith specializing in national copyright and trademark litigation practice.
Course: Trial Advocacy Seminar

John S. Baker, Jr., B.A. 1969, University of Dallas, J.D., 1972, University of Michigan Law School; Ph.D., 2003, University of London; Professor of Law and Director of the Hemispheric Trade Program, Louisiana State University
Course: Mediation Clinic

Carmen Barbazan, J.D., 1983 New York University. Seton Hall University School of Law, Director of Appellate Advocacy.
Course: Professional Responsibility.

John Barrie, B.A. 1969 UCLA; J.D. 1972, UC Hasting; LL.M. 1973 New York University.
Course: Corporate Tax Planning

Kathyrn Bedke, B.A., Kirkland Collge; M.T.S., Harvard University, J.D., Case Western University Law School; of Counsel, Rabin Panero & Herrick
Course: Federal Wealth Transactions Tax: Basic

Marc S. Bekerman, B.A. 1989, State University of New York at Binghamton; J.D., 1992, Fordham University; LL.M, 1995 New York University. Fleischman & Bekerman, LLP.
Course: Estate Planning.

Adele BernhardDistinguished Adjunct Professor of Law, B.A. 1972 New York University College of Arts and Science; J.D. 1976 New York University School of Law;  Associate Professor, Pace University School of Law
Course: Post Conviction Clinic

Joshua Blank ’06, B.A. 2001, Vassar College; J.D. 2006, New York Law School; Worldwide Trademark Counsel, United Business Media LLC & United Business Media Group Limited
Course: Intellectual Property Job Track: Media and Entertainment

Erin Bond ’08, B.A. 2002, University of Virginia; J.D. 2008, New York Law School; Assistant Dean of Academic Program Development, New York Law School
Course: Real Estate Externship

Courtney Bowie, B.A. 1994, Wellesley College; J.D. 1999, University of Texas School of Law; Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union
Course: Racial Justice Advocacy

Gerard Brew, B.A. 1984, J.D. 1988; Rutgers University; Partner, McCarter & English LLP.
Course: New Jersey Estate Practice

Jeremiah (Jed) Candreva, B.A. 1986, State University of New York; M.P.A. 1988, Hunter College; J.D. 1996, New York Law School; Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP
Course: Land Use Regulation

Peter S. Canelias, B.S., 1986, Massachusetts State College, Bridgewater,; J.D. 1989, Boston College
Course: Patent Law; Patent Law Claim Drafting

Amit K. Chhabra, B.A. 1998 , Cornell University; J.D. 2004, University of Notre Dame Law School; Visiting Professor of Law, St. Georges University
Course: Corporations; Introduction to Derivatives

Berwin Cohen ’99, B.A., 1996, Ramapo College; J.D., 1999, New York Law School; LL.M., 2002, New York University; Associate, Tax Controversy, Mayer Brown LLP.
Course: Business Plans for Closely Held Enterprises

Sherry M. Cohen, Brandeis University;  J.D., Fordham University School of Law; Assistant Commissioner, Uniformed Services Bureau – Prosecution Division, Taxi and Limousine

Anna Gabrielle Cominsky ’05,B.A. 2002 Rutgers College; J.D. 2005 New York Law School
Supervising Attorney, Criminal Defense
Course: Criminal Defense Clinic

Mark A. Conrad ’81, B.A. 1978, City College of New York; J.D. 1981, New York Law School; M.S. 1982, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; Associate Professor, Legal and Ethical Studies, Graduate and Undergraduate Schools of Business Administration, Fordham University
Course: Sports Law

Samantha Corazon Pownall, ‘11, B.A. 2004 Oberlin College; J.D. 2011 New York Law School; Attorney and Equal Justice Works Fellow, New York Civil Liberties Union
Course: Suspension Clinic

Julia Ann Cort, B.A. Wesleyan University, J.D., 1988, University of Michigan. Court Attorney, Law Department, Supreme Court, New York County.
Course: Drafting Judicial Opinions

Heather Cucolo ’03, B.A. SUNY Binghamton; J.D., 2003, New York Law School
Course: Sex Offender

Jeffrey T. Curiale; B.A. 1999, St. John’s University; J.D. 2002, Quinnipiac University School of Law; Assistant District Attorney, Richmond County District Attorney’s Office
Course: Criminal Prosecution Clinic – Richmond County

Bruce David ’92, B.S. , 1982 Fordham University; D.O., 1988, Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine; J.D., 1992, New York Law School. Director of Forensic Psychiatry, Nassau University Medical Center
Course: Forensic Reports, Experts and Forensic Ethics

Lisa Del Pizzo, B.A., 1992 SUNY Buffalo; J.D., 1995, Boston College. Deputy Bureau Chief, Trial Division
Course: Trial Advocacy

Mark F. DeWan, B.A., 1974, State University of New York at New Paltz; J.D., 1982, Brooklyn Law School; Senior Counsel, Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Grievance Committee for the Second and Eleventh Judicial Districts. Professional Interests: Lecturing on the Lawyer’s Code of Professional Responsibility
Courses: Drafting: Commercial Documents; Drafting: General Principles; Memorandum & Brief Writing

Greg Dolin, B.A. 1998, The Johns Hopkins University; J.D. Georgetown University Law Center;Associate Professor of Law, Co-director Center for Medicine & Law, University of Baltimore School of Law
Course: Intellectual Property

David Dorfman, B.A. 1977, Queen College; M.A., Ph.D. 1980, University of Chicago; J.D. 1987, Chicago Kent College of Law; Assistant Professor of Law, Pace Law School
Course: Criminal Procedure: Investigation

Deborah Dorfman ’92, B.A., 1987, UC Berkeley; M.A., 1989, New York University; J.D. 1992, New York Law School. Senior Attorney, Center for Public Representation.
Course: Therapeutic Jurisprudence; Trauma & Disability Law

Joanne Doroshow, B.A. 1976, University of Rochester; J.D. 1979, Temple University School of Law. Founder, President, and Executive Director, Center for Justice and Democracy, New York Law School
Course: Civil Justice Through the Courts

Hon. Laura E. Drager, B.A., 1970, University of Rochester; J.D., 1973, Columbia University. Acting Justice, New York State Supreme Court
Course: Anatomy of a New York State Divorce

Victoria Eastus, A.B., 1983, Harvard University, J.D., 1987, University of Texas. Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, New York Law School.
Course: Principles of Legal Analysis

Paula Estrada de Martin ’10, B.S. 1995, M.S., 1997, California State University; M. Phil. 1995, Ph.D. 2004, Yale University; J.D. 2010, New York Law School. Associate, Department of Intellectual Property, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Course: IP Job Track: Patent Law

MaryJo Eyster, B.A. 1975, New York University; J.D. 1978, New York University School of Law; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Conflict Resolution, Baruch College; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Brooklyn Law School
Courses: Mediation Clinic

Lawrence Feld, B.A., 1964, Queens College; J.D., 1967 Columbia University.
Course: Tax Litigation Seminar

Lucas A. Ferrara, B.S./M.A., 1981, Columbia University; J.D., 1984, Brooklyn Law School.
Professional Interests: Real Estate Law.
Course: Landlord and Tenant Law

David L. Ferstendig, B.A., 1978, Yeshiva University; J.D., 1981, New York University School of Law; Founder, Breindel & Ferstendig P.C.
Course: New York Practice

Daniel Finkelstein, B.S., 1949, New York University; LL.B. (J.D.), 1955, Brooklyn Law School.
Professional Interests: Housing Law.
Course: Landlord and Tenant Law.

The Honorable Robert J. Firestone ’90, B.S., 1977, Brooklyn College; J.D., 1990, New York Law School; LL.M., 1997, New York University School of Law; Commissioner, New York City Tax Appeals Tribunal.
Course: State and Local Tax.

David Fish ’96,   B.A., 1992, SUNY Albany; J.D., 1996, New York Law School; David M. Fish, Counselor and Attorney at Law – Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Representation and Management.
Courses: Drafting Contracts; Drafting General Principles.

Lisa Fleischmann, B.S., 1985, St. John’s University; J.D., 1992, St. John’s University. Assistant Attorney General, Litigation Bureau, Office of the Attorney General.
Courses: Drafting Litigation; Memo & Brief Writing.

Joseph M. Forgione, B.A. 2001 Hofstra University; J.D., 2005, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; LL.M., 2006, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Director of Trademark Enforcement, Gioconda Law Group PLLC
Course: IILP Job Track – Fashion Law

Richard I. Friedman, B.A., 1969, Rutgers University, M.S.W. University of Michigan; J.D. Rutgers University. Managing Attorney/Deputy Public Defender, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender
Course: Survey of Mental Disability Law.

David Freylikhman,’04, B.A. University of Massachusetts, J.D. New York Law School, Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall School of Law; Counsel Wolff & Samson PC
Course: Drafting Commercial Finance; Drafting Commercial Documents

Paul Gardephe, B.A., 1979, M.A., 1979, University of Pennsylvania; J.D., 1982, Columbia University; Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Time Inc.
Courses: Trial Advocacy.

Charles Gelinas, B.A. 1998, Dartmouth College; J.D. 2001, Harvard Law School; Associate, Capital Markets Group, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
Courses: Securities, Structure Finance & Capital Markets

Joseph J. Giamboi, B.A. 1974, Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception; M. Div, 1978, Immaculate Conception Seminary; J.D., 1986 Brooklyn Law School, Counsel, The Zucker Organization
Courses: Real Estate Development; Real Estate: Legal Planning & Practice.

Jamie Gilson ‘89, B.S. 1985, Adelphi University; J.D. 1989, New York Law School; In house expert for sexual assault cases throughout New Jersey, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender
Course: CustEval, Juvenile, Family, and Mental Disability Law

Hon. Judith J. Gische, B.A. 1977, SUNY Buffalo; J.D., 1980, SUNY Buffalo, Acting Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York.
Course: Anatomy of a NYS Divorce Action.

Thomas H. Golden, B.A. 1988 College of the Holy Cross: J.D. 1991 New York University School of Law Partner, Litigation Department, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Course: Privacy in the Digital Age; Trademark Law

Charles Guria ’86, B.A. 1982 Dartmouth College; J.D. 1986, New York Law School; Chief of Civil Rights and Police Integrity, Rackets Division, Kings County District Attorney’s Office
Course: Criminal Prosecution Clinic

William Heinzen, B.A. 1988, Haverford College; J.D. 1994, University of Wisconsin Law School; Deputy Counselor to the Mayor, Office of the Mayor, City of New YorkCourse: New York City Seminar and Workshop

Martha Hochberger, B.A., 1977, Brooklyn College; J.D. 1980, Yeshiva University. Freelance Journalist. Author and contributing editor, Fair Housing Coach.
Courses: Persuasion; Principles of Legal Analysis; Writing Skills for Lawyers

Joanne Ingham, B.A. , 1974, SUNY Oswego; M.S., 1976 Long Island University; Ed.D., 1989, St. John’s University. Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research, New York Law School.
Course: Statistical Literacy for Lawyers.

William Jannace ’92, B.A., 1981, New York University; J.D., 1992, New York Law School; LL.M., 1996, Fordham Law School; Director of Rule and Interpretive Standards in the Member Firm Regulation Division of the New York Stock Exchange; Lecturer, training programs for several foreign stock exchanges; Lecturer, Corporate Governance and Securities Regulation for the Russian Securities Commission and Stock Exchange in Moscow.
Course: Securities Regulation: Broker-Dealer Regulation.

Abraham Kasdan ’85, J.D. New York Law School, Partner, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
Course: IP Licensing and Drafting: Patent

Sarah Kerr, B.A. 1982, University of Pennsylvania; J.D. 1987, University of Pittsburgh. Attorney, Prisoner’s Rights Project, Legal Aid Society.
Course: Mental Health Issues in Jails and Prisons.

Steven L. Kessler, A.B., 1978, J.D., 1982, Cornell University; Private practice: Law Offices of Steven L. Kessler.
Course: New York Practice.

Michael Kliegman, B.S., 1975, University of Pennsylvania; J.D., 1978, Boston University; LLM in Tax., 1983, Georgetown University.
Course: Advanced Corporate Reorganizations.

Carolyn A. Klos, ’07, B.A. 2001, Florida State University; J.D. 2007, New York Law School; Associate Attorney, Jaffe & Asher LLP
Course: Drafting Contracts

Paula Konikoff, B.S., 1969, Temple University, J.D., 1979, Villanova University School of Law; Independent consultant to real estate industry; specializing in litigation support, expert testimony and arbitration in real estate matters.
Course: Real Estate Valuation and Appraisal

Ian L. Levine, B.A. 1989, Union College; J.D. 1992, Emory University School of Law, LL.M. 1994, New York University School of Law; Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Course: Benefits Law

John Lewis, B.A. 1989, Rollins College; J.D. 1997, Brooklyn Law School; MBA 2011, Graduate School of Business Columbia University; Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs & General Counsel, United Nations Federal Credit Union
Courses: In-House and Corporate Counseling

Steven Lofchie, B.A. 1979, Sarah Lawrence College; M.B.A. 1984 Columbia Business School; J.D. 1989, Yale Law School; Partner with, and Head of the Financial Services practice area at, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Course: Derivatives Documentation: Mastering the Master Agreement

Stephen Louis, A.B. 1980 Columbia University; J.D., 1980 Columbia Law School; Chief, Division of Legal Counsel, New York City Law Department
Course: State and Local Government

Joseph Maltese ’73, B.A., John Jay College of the City University of New York; J.D., 1973, New York Law School; M.A., 1991, New York University; M.S. 2003, Touro College; 1998, M.J.S. and doctoral candidate, University of Nevada at Reno. Justice, New York Supreme Court.
Course: Mass Torts.

Robert Marino, II ’94, B.A., 1991, Ursinus College; J.D., 1994, New York Law School.
Courses: Drafting Litigation

Johanna E. Miller, ’08, B.S. University of Florida; 2008, J.D. New York Law School; Assistant Advocacy Director & Public Policy Counsel, New York Civil Liberties Union
Course: Law, Public, Policy and Social Change; Legislative Advocacy Clinic

Hon. William Mogulescu, A.B., 1964, Clark University; LL.B., 1967, New York University; Acting Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Bronx County.
Courses: Trial Advocacy.

Avraham C. Moskowitz, B.A., 1977, Yeshiva University; J.D., 1980, Columbia University; Partner, Moskowitz & Book, LLP.
Courses: Trial Advocacy.

Catherine Napolitano, B.S. 1984, St. John’s University, M.B.A. 1991, St. John’s University, J.D. 2000, Brooklyn Law School. Counsel and Associate Director, CME Group.
Courses: Hedge Funds- Their Regulation & Structure

Dennis Parker, B.A. 1977, Middlebury College; J.D. 1980, Harvard Law School; Director, American Civil Liberties Union, Racial Justice Program
Courses: Civil Rights Law; Race, Poverty, and Constitutional Law

Steven E. Pegalis ’65, B.A., 1962, Queens College of the City of New York; LL.B., 1965, J.D., 1979, New York Law School; Senior Partner in his own law firm.
Course: Medical Malpractice

F. Peter Phillips ’87, B.A., 1971, Dartmouth College; J.D. 1987, New York Law School; Arbitrator, Mediator, and ADR Consultant, Business Conflict Management LLC
Course: International Commercial Dispute Resolution

Steven Plotnick, B.B.A. 1986, University of Miami; J.D., 1989, Fordham University; LL.M., 1994, New York University.
Course: Federal Income Tax: Partnerships.

Sherry Ramsey ’98, B.A., 1979, Mary Baldwin College; J.D., 1998, New York Law School.
Staff Attorney, Animal Protection Litigation, Humane Society of the United States.
Course: Animal Law

John J. Reddy, Jr. ’79, B.S., Fordham College, J.D., New York Law School. Partner, Bekerman & Reddy, LLP.
Course: Estate Administration.

Michael Resko, B.A., CUNY, City College; J.D., 1991, New York University
Courses: Drafting: Real Estate Documents.

Michael H. Roffer ’83, B.A., 1980, Brandeis University; J.D., 1983, New York Law School; M.L.I.S., 2003, School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies, Rutgers University.
Government Resources and Reference Librarian, New York Law School, Mendik Law Library
Course: co-teaches Legal Research: Practical Skills.

Daniel A. Rosen, B.A. 1991, Hofstra University; J.D. 1996, Hofstra University School of Law; Special Trial Attorney, Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel
Course: Tax Litigation Seminar

Zvi Rosen, B.A. 2002, Yeshiva University; J.D. 2005, Northwestern University School of Law; LL.M. 2006, The George Washington University Law School; Solo practitioner specializing in Bankruptcy, Litigation, and Intellectual Property Law|
Course: Copyright Law

Mitchell Rubinstein, B.S., 1982, Cornell University School of Industrial & Labor Relations; J.D., 1986, Hofstra University. Senior Counsel, New York State United Teachers.
Course: Labor Relations Law; Employment Law.

Rebecca S. Rubloff, B.A., M.A. 1994 Mount Holyoke College; J.D. 1997 Brooklyn Law School
Director of Training, The Administration for Children’s Services, Family Court Legal ServicesCourse: Child Welfare Clinic

Michael Ryan, B.A. 1975, University of Notre Dame; M.A., 1976, City University of New York; J.D. 1979 Fordham University.
Course: New York Wills Practice.

Anne-Marie Santangelo, B.A., 1969, Brooklyn College; J.D., 1976, St. John’s University; Assistant Commissioner for Legal Affairs, NYC Department of Sanitation.
Course: Drafting: Legislation; Persuasion

Lawrence Sapadin, B.A., State University of New York; J.D., Northeastern University School of Law; Vice President of Business Affairs, Koch Entertainment LP
Course: IP License & Drafting: Entertainment

Lisa Schatz-Vance ’97, B.B.A, 1992, The New School for Social Research; J.D., 1997, New York Law School. Executive Director, Senior Citizens Law Office, New Mexico.
Course: Mental Health Issues: Jails and Prisons

Lawrence P. Schnapf ’84, B.A., 1976, Rutgers University; J.D., 1984, New York Law School; Principal, Schnapf LLC.
Courses: Environmental Law; Environmental Problems in Business Transactions.

Paul Schneiderman, B.A., 1985, The American University, School of Government and Public Administration, J.D., 1988, State University of New York at Buffalo. Associate Area Counsel, Internal Revenue Service.
Course: Problems of Timing.

Kathleen Scott, B.A. 1979, Villanova University; J.D. 1982, American University, Washington College of Law; Sr. Counsel, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
Course: Bank Holding Company Act

Cary Sklaren, B.A., 1964, New York University; J.D., 1967, Fordham University. Herzfeld & Rubin, PC.
Course: New York Practice, Products Liability.

Moshie Solomon, B.A. 1998, Brandeis University; J.D. 2001, Fordham University School of Law; Partner, Law Offices of Moshie Solomon, P.C.
Course: Bankruptcy

Eva Szeli, B.S., 1988, Georgetown University, M.S., 1992, University of Miami; J.D., 1999, Miami School of Law; Senior Lecturer, Arizona State University
Course: International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law.

Eva Talel, B.A. 1970 City College of the City University of New York; J.D. 1973 New York University School of Law Partner, Stroock’s Real Estate Group
Course: Coop and Condominium Law

Karen Talley ’95, B.A., 1990, Antioch College, J.D. 1995, New York Law School. Supervising Attorney, Private Counsel Unit, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Mental Health Litigation Division
Course: Survey of Mental Disability Law

Francis J. Valentino, B.A., 1961, LL.B., 1964, St. Johns University; General Counsel, Department of Sanitation, City of New York.
Course: Legal Reasoning, Writing & Research; Written & Oral Advocacy; Memo & Brief Writing

Nancy Waite, B.S., 1970, Tufts University; M.A., 1974, University of Connecticut; J.D., 1980, Brooklyn Law School.
Course: Drafting: General Principles; Legal Reasoning, Writing, and Research; Written and Oral Advocacy

Hon. Patricia Anne Williams, B.A., 1965, Cornell University; M.A., 1967 Columbia University; J.D., 1972, Yale University. Acting Justice, Supreme Court of New York, County of the Bronx, Criminal Division.
Course: Trial Advocacy

Justin Xenitelis ’06, B.S. 2003, St. John’s University; J.D. 2006, New York Law School; General Counsel, Thor Equities, LLC
Course: Drafting Real Estate Documents

Peter Zablotsky, B.A., 1977, Pennsylvania State University; J.D., 1980, Columbia University; Associate Professor, Touro Law Center.
Courses: Entertainment Law; Torts; Products Liability; Torts II: Additional Topics & Advanced Inquiries

Lee G. Zimet, ’85, B.S., 1980, C.W. Post College; J.D., 1985, New York Law School; LL.M., 1988, New York University School of Law
Course: Taxation of Affiliated Corporations