Obituaries

Allen Beldock

Judicial Hearing Officer Who Refused to Quit Dies at 96

By Andrew Denney |

Allen Beldock, a longtime Queens judicial hearing officer and former Supreme Court judge with a dogged determination to stay on the bench, died on Tuesday. He was 96 and held the distinction as the oldest judicial officer in New York City.

Robert Pitler

Brooklyn Law Professor Robert Pitler Dies at 74

By Andrew Denney |

Robert Pitler, a longtime Brooklyn Law School professor who served as counsel to former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, has died. He was 74.

Jerald Klein

Recently Retired Housing Court Judge Dies at 66

Jerald Klein, who served as a Housing Court judge in the Bronx and Manhattan for 32 years, making him the court's longest serving judge before he retired several weeks ago, died Sunday.

Robert Collini

Acting Supreme Court Justice Robert Collini Dies at 57

Acting Staten Island Supreme Court Justice Robert Collini, who was known among his colleagues for being serious on the bench but jocular in chambers, died on Sunday at his home in Pleasant Plains after battling cancer for several months.

Monroe Freedman

Monroe Freedman, Former Hofstra Law Dean, Dies at 86

By Andrew Denney |

Monroe Freedman, a law professor and former dean at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University considered by many to be the father of modern legal ethics as an academic discipline, died Feb. 26. He was 86.

Richard Schwartz

Head of Fried Frank's Environmental Unit Dies at 64

By Andrew Denney |

Richard Schwartz, an attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson known for his work in environmental law and his dedication to sustainability and local food, died Feb. 21 from complications from cancer.

Herald Price Fahringer in 1998

Defense Lawyer Herald Price Fahringer Dies at 87

By Christine Simmons |

Herald Price Fahringer, a prominent criminal defense and First Amendment lawyer who represented clients such as Larry Flynt and adult entertainment shops in Times Square, died Feb. 12 from complications from prostate cancer.

Justice Thomas Phelan

Nassau Supreme Court Justice Thomas Phelan Dies at 69

By Andrew Denney |

Justice Thomas Phelan, who had a passion for presiding over Article 81 guardianship cases, an area of the law that he felt was underserved, died on Feb. 12 after serving almost 20 years on the bench.

Harvey Goldschmid

Harvey Goldschmid of Columbia Law School Dies at 74

By Andrew Denney |

A Columbia Law School professor and former SEC commissioner who was a key player in the implementation of sweeping financial regulations intended to make corporations more accountable to shareholders died on Thursday.

Leon Silverman

Obituary: Leon Silverman

By Christine Simmons |

Leon Silverman, a former Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson partner and co-chair of the firm, died Thursday at age 93.