Obituaries

Joseph Forstadt

Joseph Forstadt, Retired Stroock Partner With Record of Public Service, Dies at 77

By Rebecca Baker |

Joseph L. Forstadt, a retired partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan who held a wide array of roles in city government for nearly 50 years, died Thursday night after suffering a severe stroke the previous weekend.

Lynne Stewart

Ex-Civil Rights Lawyer Who Represented Terrorists Dies

By Larry Neumeister |

Lynne Feltham Stewart, a New York civil rights lawyer who represented small-time criminals and radicals alike before losing her license to practice law after she was convicted in a terrorism case, has died of cancer three years after her release from prison.

Michael Juviler

Brooklyn Judge and Former ADA Dies at 80

By Andrew Denney |

Michael Juviler, a retired Brooklyn judge who was known for his commitment to fairness and expertise on the law regarding search and seizure, died Jan. 20 at his home in Florida following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

George-Zeitlin

Chadbourne Partner, Former NYU Tax Dean George Zeitlin Dies at 86

By Christine Simmons |

Zeitlin was "one of the true lions of the tax bar," said Chadbourne & Parke tax department chair William Cavanagh.

Robert Feder

Robert Feder, Prominent Westchester Real Estate Attorney, Dies at 86

By Christine Simmons |

Robert Feder, a founding partner of Westchester County-based Cuddy & Feder, died Saturday after suffering complications from pneumonia. He represented most of the major developers and owners of commercial real property in Westchester and surrounding counties, such as the Robert Martin Co. and Presidential Realty, said firm managing partner Joshua Kimerling.

Rose Rubin in the 1980s

Rubin, Trail-Blazing Lawyer and Judge, Dies at 99

By Andrew Denney |

Rose Rubin, a retired state Supreme Court judge and former chief judge of New York City's Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings who blazed a trail for women in the legal profession, died Thursday. She was 99.

Judge Leonard Sand

Lauded Former Southern District Judge Sand Dies at 88

By Mark Hamblett |

Former Southern District Judge Leonard B. Sand, who presided over the fight over segregation in Yonkers and the trial of four men for the al-Qaeda bombings of two United States embassies in Africa, died Saturday at the age of 88.

Stanley Mailman

Mailman, Immigration Law Authority, Dies at 86

By Andrew Denney |

Stanley Mailman, a prominent immigration lawyer who wrote columns on immigration law for the Law Journal for 30 years, died on Dec. 3. He was 86.

Ward Bower of Altman Weil

Altman Weil Principal, Legal Trailblazer Ward Bower Dies at 69

By Gina Passarella |

Ward Bower, a straight-shooting yet warm-hearted legal consultant with Altman Weil who spent decades advising law firms around the world on major strategic initiatives, died from a heart attack Sept. 28 at the age of 69.

Daniel Bernstine

Law School Admission Council President Dan Bernstine Dies

By Karen Sloan |

Longtime Law School Admission Council President Dan Bernstine died late last week, according to the organization, which administers the Law School Admission Test and oversees the centralized law school application process.