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2018 Past Presidents' Dinner

November 5, 2018

DANY was pleased to have provided this long-standing event in a new setting, i.e. Battery Gardens in lower Manhattan, on New York Harbor.  While again recognizing its Past Presidents for their fine leadership and contributions, and offering a one hour CLE, DANY added two features this year:  the installation of the current DANY President, Colin Morrissey, and certain other Officers and Directors, and the presentation of the John Moore Writing Award.  The occasion began with a one hour CLE course, titled 2018 Essential CPLR Updates, presented by David Paul Horowitz, Esq. of McNamara & Horowitz.  That was followed by a cocktail hour and a banquet dinner.  Please see the photos below to get a sense of what went on.  DANY as always thanks its members and guests for their attendance and support.

2017 Past Presidents' Dinner

October 24, 2017

Thank you members, guests and sponsors for attending this annual event that honors DANY's past presidents.

DANY also expresses its appreciation to the presenters of the Ethics CLE, which involved two mock oral arguments.  The CLE was presided over by Hon. Peter P. Sweeney of Supreme Court, Kings County.  One oral argument addressed an insurance defense attorney dilemma:  to report or not to report deposition testimony of an insured that would cause the carrier to exam.  This was argued by Paul J. Callahan, Esq. of Brown & Kelly, LLP, and by Eileen E. Buholtz, Esq. of Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC.  The other oral argument addressed an insurer staff counsel dilemma:  potential disqualification after having investigated a claim.  This was argued by James M. Strauss, Esq. and Melissa A. Foti, Esq. of Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP.

2016 Past Presidents' Dinner

November 10, 2016

Thank you members, guests and sponsors for attending this annual event that honors DANY's past presidents --  photographs follow below.

DANY also expresses its appreciation to the presenters of the CLE titled Conflicts of Interest / Frequent Issues Faced by the Defense:

  • Hon. Barry Salman, J.S.C. - Supreme Court, Bronx Count
  • Eileen E. Buholtz, Esq. - Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC, Rochester
  • Curtis A. Johnson, Esq. - Bond, Schoeneck and King, PLLC, Rochester
  • Paul J. Callahan, Esq. - Brown & Kelly, LLP, Buffalo
  • Joseph S. Kavesh, Esq.  - Kenney Shelton Nowak Liptak LLP, New York City
  • Michael F. Perley, Esq. - Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., Buffalo

2015 Past Presidents' Dinner

October 21, 2015

Thank you members, guests and sponsors for making this another successful event -- 
we look forward to seeing you again!  Please view our list of Committees on this web site via the "Committees" tab;  DANY welcomes your participation and feedback.  Also, congratulations to DANY's new Executive Director, Connie McClenin, and to newly elected Board members Eileen Buholtz and Thomas E. Liptak.  A complete list of DANY's Officers and Directors is on this web site via the "Leadership" tab.  Further, DANY extends its gratitude to Hon. Joseph P. Spinola, former Justice of the Supreme Court / Nassau County, for his informative CLE presentation on Mediation Advocacy.

Nine of DANY's Past Presidents, along with current President Margaret Klein

DANY's Past Presidents

Past President's Message 1997

President and Past President's Message - July 1990

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