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Nancy LeBlanc

Obituary: Nancy E. LeBlanc

By Tania Karas |

Nancy LeBlanc, a general practitioner in Wilmington, N.Y. who once led MFY Legal Services and shaped tenant defense law in New York City in the 1960s and 70s, died Sept. 15 after an illness. She was 81.

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.