Karin Sloan DeLaney opened Sloan DeLaney
P.C. in Baldwinville, NY. The boutique law firm
provides advice and assistance with trusts and
estates, elder law, special needs planning, and
tax law. She was formerly a partner at Hancock Estabrook, LLP.
Class Agent Michael Blanchard
Sheila C. Casey was appointed specialty
courts administrator for the Massachusetts
Trial Court. Sheila leads the development
and implementation of educational programs and training for personnel involved
in the state’s specialty courts. She was previously the executive director of Neighborhood Legal Services for Lawrence and
Jonathan D. Edmiston was appointed
Divisional Vice President of Loss Prevention for the Kmart Division of Sears Holdings Management Corporation. Jonathan’s
previous senior leadership positions
include ALCO, The Home Depot, Toys R
Us, and Target.
Julian T. Tynes is Director of Labor Relations and Employment Law for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of
Transportation. He was previously chairman
of the Massachusetts Commission Against
Michael J. Richard, the Principal of West
Springfield (MA) High School, was named
interim superintendent of schools for West
Class Agent Rebecca Mitchell
Cecilia Sardina Guzman has been
appointed by the Mayor of Paterson, NY,
Joey Torres, to be a Municipal Court
Judge. The resolution was approved by
the City Council in August.
CLASS REUNION YEAR
Class Agent Jim Winston
Kelly A. Burgess was hired as a Grievance
Officer at UMass Amherst’s Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office. She has a background in housing and discrimination law.
Justin Dion received 2014 “ 40 Under 40”
honors by Business West magazine. He
is an attorney at Bacon Wilson, P.C., in
Springfield, and Chair of Bay Path University’s Legal Studies Department.
Stephen Phillips received the Access to
Justice Award from the Massachusetts Bar
Association in recognition of the free legal
assistance he has provided to 130 hospice
patients through Baystate Visiting Nurse &
Hospice for 13 years. He is an attorney at
Dunn & Phillips, P.C. in Springfield.
Class Agent Jenny Desch
Angela Green is an attorney-mediator,
collaborative counsel, at Connecticut
Class Agent Karen Romano
Rebecca L. Bouchard was named a shareholder of Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy, P.C. in Springfield. Her areas of practice
include education and employment law and
general civil litigation.
Karen M. Romano is a Collective Bargaining
Agent for the City of Springfield’s Human
Resources and Labor Relations Department.
Peter Wagner was awarded the American
Constitution Society’s 2014 David Carliner
Public Interest Award, which “recognizes
outstanding public interest lawyers whose
work best exemplifies its namesake’s legacy
of fearless, uncompromising and creative
advocacy on behalf of marginalized people.”
Class Agent Linda Fakhoury
Essie Hayes founded “Raw Luv Bar” in
New York City. “I am following my dream,”
he writes, “making raw-vegan snack bars
chock-full of superfoods and nutrition.”
Justin Hurst was selected for 2014 “ 40
Under 40” honors by Business West
magazine. Recently elected to the Springfield
City Council, he is a lawyer and a former
Springfield Public School teacher who now
owns Hurst and Crane Investments, LLC.
Joseph McManus reports that a daughter,
Jane Veronica McManus, was born on January 24, 2014. He is a Partner of McManus
Law Offices, LLC in Grafton, MA.
Anita Weeks is an Associate Appeals
Referee for the State of Connecticut
Department of Labor, Appeals Division,
in Waterbury, CT.
Class Agent Kelly Cooper Miller
Pamela R. Green was named a Partner in
Parese, Sabin, Smith & Gold, LLP, in Pittsfield MA. She joined the firm in 2011 and
concentrates in estate planning, estate
administration, elder law, guardianship,
and real estate.
Stephanie Z. Tao is In-house Counsel at
Amaya Gaming, an international gaming
provider in Dublin, Ireland. She was previously Corporate Solicitor at William Fry
Class Agent Julia Lentini Marquis
Julia K. Lentini Marquis was appointed to
a six-year term as State of Connecticut’s
first Chief Procurement Officer. She was
formerly Staff Attorney for the Connecticut
Department of Social Services, Office of
Legal Counsel, Regulations, and Administrative Hearings.
Adam T. Mandell was appointed to five-year term to the New York State Supreme
Court Appellate Division (Third Department) Committee on Character and Fitness, which investigates and recommends
action regarding applicants for admission
to the New York State Bar. He is an Associate Attorney with Maynard, O’Connor,
Smith & Catalinotto, LLP in Albany, NY.
Become a Class Agent
If you are interested in serving as a Class Agent, please contact
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of Law Alumni Class Agent webpage in the “Get Involved” section.
An impromptu meeting of the NYC
Chapter of the Alumni Association
was held at MetLife Stadium during
the recent Monday Night Football
game between the NY Jets and the
Chicago Bears. Mike Borg L’88 and
Karin Page L’04 attended, robed in
the regalia for their respective teams.
An exchange of team headgear took
place whereby the meeting was
concluded with one alum departing
happy and the other…not so much!