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Steven Kolleeny

Obituary: Steven Kolleeny

By Christine Simmons |

Steven Kolleeny, a special counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and a leader of the firm's pro bono asylum program, died Thursday of complications from cancer. He was 58.

William Tendy

Obituary: William Tendy, Jr.

By Andrew Keshner |

A prominent Hudson Valley criminal defense attorney died Friday after a long fight with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known commonly as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 60 years old.

Fabian Palomino

Obituary: Fabian Palomino

Fabian Palomino, a close friend and adviser to former governor Mario Cuomo who once served as the chief executive officer of the Javits Convention Center, died Wednesday. He was 90.

Obituary: Wilfred Feinberg

By Tania Karas |

Wilfred Feinberg, a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit who spent more than 50 years on the bench, died Thursday, July 31 of pneumonia. He was 94.

Obituary: Herbert F. Schwartz

Herbert F. Schwartz, a prominent intellectual property litigator and former partner at Ropes & Gray, died July 15 at his Riverside, Conn., home after a battle with bladder cancer. He was 78.

Stanley Parness

Obituary: Stanley Parness

By Tania Karas |

Stanley Parness, a former presiding justice of the Appellate Term, First Department, died unexpectedly on July 8. He was 85.

Obituary: Kevin J. Walsh

Kevin Walsh, a partner at Locke Lord whose practice included antitrust work as well as international litigation and arbitration matters, died of cancer on June 22.

Obituary: Florence Roberts

By Tania Karas |

Florence Roberts, who spent much of her career at Legal Services NYC serving low-income families, incarcerated women and victims of domestic violence, died June 1 at home in Greenwich Village after a three-year fight with cancer. She was 73.

Obituary: Murray Ramson

By Tania Karas |

Murray Ramson, a solo attorney who practiced in New York for more than four decades, died May 15 of health complications after a fall. He was 87.

Judge Baer

Judge Harold Baer Jr., Advocate of Diversity, Dies at 81

By Mark Hamblett |

Judge Harold Baer Jr., who served on the bench in the Southern District for 20 years, died Tuesday night, leaving a legacy of commitment to civil rights and diversity.