"With Liberty & Justice for All" Dinner Celebration

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Garden City Hotel
Since 1995, Touro Law Center has honored distinguished members of our community and alumni at our annual “With Liberty & Justice for All” Dinner Celebration. Each year, we recognize their outstanding achievements and commitments to the community with an induction into the Builders Society. The Builders Society was created to recognize and celebrate those individuals who played a role in the establishment and in the creation of a solid foundation for the Law Center. 

This year's dinner, which will be held on Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 pm at the Garden City Hotel, will honor:

Patricia Salkin
Michael Newman

Corporation of the Year
Canon USA

Elected Official of the Year
Sen. John J. Flanagan  

Outstanding Law Firm of the Year
Mallilo & Grossman Attorneys at Law  

Dean's Medal Recipient
Dominic Chianese

Board of Governors Award Recipient
Jennifer A. McLaughlin  

Outstanding Alumna of the Year
Tamika S. Mendoza 

About the Builders Society

The Builders Society was created to recognize and celebrate those individuals who have been and continue to be an integral part of the Touro Law Center Community. The Law Center was founded in 1980 in Manhattan, and moved to Huntington in 1982. In January of 2007, Touro Law Center moved into its new building located on a campus working with and adjacent to both the federal and state court houses in Central Islip. This new location has enabled Touro Law to expand the classroom into the courtroom and broaden the spectrum of legal education today. Our innovative Court Collaborative program is thriving, our in-house clinics continue to help members of the surrounding communities and our William Randolph Hearst Public Advocacy Center is helping legal advocacy groups and those they serve. The Builders Society honors those individuals who have helped us to both develop and realize the dream of becoming a truly integrated law campus.

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Wednesday April 26
With Liberty & Justice For All Dinner 2017
Two tickets, full page ad in Journal
Five tickets, full page ad in Journal
Table of ten
Table of ten, silver page ad in Journal
Table of ten, gold page ad in Journal
Table of twelve, double gold page ad in Journal
Limited sponsorships available - Two tables of ten, double gold page ad in Journal
Make an additional donation $  
Event registration summary
Liberty & Justice Dinner 2017:
Individual Ticket
Special Sponsor

Inaugural Class of Touro Law Center's Builder's Society

  • Dr. Bernard Lander (dec.) - Founder & First President of Touro CollegeThe Honorable Jacob D. Fuchsberg (dec.) 
  • Shirley G. Fuchsberg (dec.)
  • Dean Emeritus Howard A. Glickstein - Touro Law Center
  • Bruce K. Gould, Esq. '84 - Sunshine Publishers
  • Harry Greenberg, Esq. '84 - Law Offices of Greenberg Burzichelli Greenberg P.C.
  • Dr. Mark Hasten - Chairman - Touro College Board of Trustees
  • Arthur Jaspan, Esq. - Jaspan Schlesinger, LLP
  • The Honorable James J. Lack - New York State Court of Claims (ret.)
  • The Honorable Kenneth P. LaValle '87 - New York State Senate
  • Lawrence Newman, Esq. - Law Offices of Lawrence Newman
  • Ronald Parr - The Parr Organization
  • Barbara Salzman, Esq. '91 (dec.) - Barbara Salzman, P.C.
  • The Honorable John Santucci - Queens County District Attorney (ret.)
  • Lois Carter Schlissel, Esq. - Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.
  • Barry M. Smolowitz, Esq. '84 - Law Offices of Barry M. Smolowitz
  • Howard M. Stein, Esq. - Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP
  • The Honorable Sol Wachtler - Former Chief Judge, New York State Court of Appeals 

Past “Liberty and Justice For All” Honorees:



  • Frederick K. Brewiington, Esq.
  • Ilene S. Cooper, Esq.
  • Hon. Joseph C. Pastoressa
  • Henry Schein - Corporation of the Year
  • Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLp - Law Firm of the Year
  • Hon. Edward P. Romaine - Elected Office of the Year 


  • Alan Kadish, M.D.
  • John Bishar
  • Gary M. Shaw
  • Steve Stern
  • Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates P.C.  


  • Robert Abrams
  • Hal Abramson
  • Frank Castagna
  • Linda and Carl Baurle
  • Eileen Kaufman
  • Steven R. Schlesinger 


  • Dean John Bainbridge * -  Touro Law Center
  • Professor Ilene Barshay '87 - Touro Law Center
  • Stanley Barshay -  Merck & Co., Inc. (ret.)
  • Charles Clyne -  H2M Group (ret)
  • Alan Fuchsberg, Esq. - The Jabob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm
  • Rosalind Fuchsberg Kaufman, Esq. - The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm
  • Arthur Goldstein, Esq.* - Goldstein Rubinton Goldstein & DiFazio, P.C.
  • Honorable Leon Lazer -  Touro Law Center
  • Melvin Ness -  Touro College
  • Dean Lawrence Raful - Touro Law Center
  • Thomas Rosicki, Esq. '97 -   Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C. and Sparkling Pointe
  • Thomas Santucci, Esq. '83 -  Gateway Investments LLC
  • Sidney Siben, Esq.* - Siben & Siben

*honored posthumously   


  • Christine Malafi ’91 – Suffolk County Attorney
  • Kathleen Rice ’91 – Nassau County District Attorney 


  • Alan L. Fuchsberg, The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm – Friend of Justice Award
  • Thomas Rosicki ’97, Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates – Paul S. Miller Award  


  • John A. Danzi, Long Island Hotels– Friend of Justice Award
  • Philip Kerstein ’84, Pfizer, Inc. (ret.) – Paul S. Miller Award 


  • Peter Goldsmith, LISTnet – Friend of Justice Award
  • Michael Kelly ’01, formerly of Pulte Homes of New York – Paul S. Miller Award 


  • Rick Lazio, JP Morgan Chase & Co. 


  • Howard A. Glickstein, Dean Emeritus, Touro Law Center
  • Ronald Parr, The Parr Organization 


  • Harry P. Kamen, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (ret.)
  • Sol Wachtler, Chief Judge, New York State Court of Appeals (ret.) 


  • Steven Zelkowitz, Keyspan 


  • Sheila L. Birnbaum, Skadden Arps Meagher Slate & Flom
  • Brendan Dugan, Formerly of European American Bank
  • David Saperstein, formerly of Metro Networks 


  • John E. McWeeney, Jr., formerly of Fleet Bank
  • Paul S. Miller, Pfizer, Inc. (ret.)
  • Ed Silver, former Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP (dec.)