The Attorney Round Table
The Attorney Round Table (establ. 2000 by co-founders B. Kozin and D. Abeshouse) meets monthly and numbers about 30 lawyer-members.

Attorney Round Table

Schedule of Meetings for 2014 (usually the third Thursday of the month; regular meetings start at 6:15 p.m., for gathering and for socializing; social meetings may have other start times; Visitors, please pre-clear your attendance with the Membership Committee a week or more in advance -- see the guidelines on second page of website; Members, please RSVP at least 3-5 days in advance):  


2014 Meeting Dates:


Sept. 18 -- Regular meeting.
Chair: Nancy Schess

Agenda: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 
Location: La Parma (scroll down in right column for address and directions). 

Oct. 16 -- Social meeting.
Chair: David Abeshouse

Agenda: Food, drink, and conversation.  Enjoy various passed hors d’oeuvres, 2 beers or house wines per person (included), and coffee/dessert (be sure to stay for Jewel’s extraordinary selection of cookies and brownies).     
Location: Jewel Restaurant in Melville (scroll down in right column for address and directions). 

Nov. 20 -- Regular meeting.
Chair: Steve Millon

Agenda: Discussion -- Issues in Ethics: IOLA questions; pro bono requirements; your concerns.
Location: La Parma (scroll down in right column for address and directions). 

Dec. 18 -- Social meeting -- 
Annual Holiday Party. 
Chair: 
Agenda: Food, drink, conversation. 
Location: TBA (scroll down in right column for address and directions). 


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Archive of recent meetings (where we've been, what we've done, monthly from Jan. 2006 to present): 

August 2013 -- No Aug. meeting (but feel free to meet independently for coffee, a meal, a drink, or at an office)

July 17, 2014 --- 
Regular meeting.
Chair: Jeff Silver

Agenda: "Jeff Silver Fun Night, Part 2" (the 2013 version focused principally on rock and roll; will 2014 feature sex or drugs or...?) This year, it's "That's Entertainment," featuring a wide array of entertainment and trivia questions.  And like at JSFN #1 last year, the winning table will receive a fantastic prize from the ART Executive Committee, so choose your most trivia-savvy table-mates wisely. 
Location: La Parma (scroll down in right column for address and directions). 


June 12, 2014 - 
Social meeting.  Our time-honored annual summer tradition, the BBQ social.  Held at the residence of Jeff Silver. Directions available by e-mail.  Start time: 6:15.  Spouses and significant others welcome.  
Chair/Host: Michele and Jeff Silver

Agenda: Food, drink, conversation. 
Location:  Details will be provided by e-mail, not posted online. 


May 15, 2014 -- Regular meeting.
Chair: Stew Wurtzel

Agenda: Discussion -- All about travel and vacations -- plans, memories, etc.
Location:  Carlyle on the Green -- Bethpage State Park (scroll down in right column for address and directions). 


April 17, 2014 -- Regular meeting.
Chair: Andy Thaler

Agenda: Discussion -- How the online world has affected your area of practice.
Location: Carlyle on the Green -- Bethpage State Park (scroll down in right column for address and directions). 

March 20, 2014 -- Social meeting.
Chair: Stew Wurtzel.

Agenda: Food, drink, conversation. 
Location: Seasons 52, in Roosevelt Field -- We will be either in the Napa Room or Sonoma Room -- both are downstairs on the main level, near the bar (scroll down in right column for address and directions).  Open top-shelf bar, hors d'oeuvres, and buffet.  

Feb. 27, 2014 (adjourned due to snow from Feb. 13; the first ART meeting ever adjourned due to weather, in 13 years) -- Regular meeting.
Chair: Nancy Schess

Agenda: New member spotlight presentation -- Kevin Kearon.
Location: La Parma in Williston Park (scroll down in right column for address and directions). 

Jan. 16, 2014 -- Regular meeting.
Chair: Sam Flatt

Agenda: New topics in your field of law -- roundtable (that's our name, right?) discussion -- including what new law or rule you'd like to see in your practice area.
Location: Trattoria Diane in Roslyn (scroll down in right column for address and directions). 

Dec. 19, 2013 -- Social meeting -- Annual Holiday Party. 

Chair: Stew Wurtzel. 
Agenda: Food, drink, conversation.   
Location: Seasons 52, at Roosevelt Field, adjacent to movie theater.  

Nov. 21, 2013 -- Regular meeting.
Chair: Steven Millon

Agenda: Discussion: "The Path Not Chosen -- If Not a Lawyer, Then What?"
Location: Trattoria Diane, in Roslyn (scroll down in right column for address and directions). 

Oct. 17, 2013 -- Social meeting. 

Chair: Stew Wurtzel 
Agenda: Food, beverages, and conversation. 
Location: Chris & Tony's Restaurant & Lounge, Syosset.  (Scroll down in right column for more info.)

Sept. 19, 2013 -- Regular meeting. 

Chair: Nancy Schess. 
Agenda: Spotlights: Phil Loree and Jeff Berkman 
Location: Harbor Links Golf Course (Port Washington -- scroll down in right column for more info).  

Aug. -- No Aug. meeting -- our annual "bye" month (but feel free to meet independently for coffee, a meal, a drink, or at an office). 


July 18, 2013 -- Regular meeting. 

Chair: Jeff Silver.
Agenda: Interactive and fun "getting to know you better" activities, including rock music quiz.  "Jeff Silver Fun Night #1"
Location: La Parma, Williston Park (scroll down in right column for more info).

June 20, 2013 -- Social meeting -- Our time-honored annual summer tradition, the BBQ social.  Held at the residence of Jeff Silver.  Directions available by e-mail.  Start time: 6:15.  Spouses and significant others welcome.  



May 16, 2013 -- Regular meeting. 

Chair: Nancy Schess 
Agenda: Interactive group discussion about software and technology that has made your life easier.  
Location: Trattoria Diane, 21 Bryant Ave., Roslyn. 
www.trattoriadiane.com   



Apr. 18, 2013 -- Regular meeting. 

Chair: Andy Thaler
Agenda: Marketing (discussion) 
Location: Carlyle on the Green -- Taste 99 Restaurant, Tillinghast Bar (scroll down in right column for address info).  


Mar. 21, 2013 -- Social meeting. 

Chair: Jeff Bernstein. 
Location: Cue Nine, in Levittown (scroll down in right column for address info).  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Poolhall, bar, restaurant. 


Feb. 21, 2013 -- Regular meeting. 
Chair: Stew Wurtzel
Agenda: The basics of real estate law: What every practitioner should know about buying, selling, leasing, etc.
Location: Chris & Tony's Restaurant & Lounge; 352 Jericho Tpke., Syosset 11791 (Scroll down in right column for info.) 


Jan. 17, 2013 -- Regular meeting. 

Chair: Sam Flatt
Agenda: Hurricane Sandy -- the legal perspective. 
Location: Carlyle on the Green -- Taste 99 Restaurant, Tillinghast Bar (scroll down in right column for address info).  


Dec. 20, 2012 -- 6:15 p.m. -- Social meeting -- 
Annual Holiday Party (members only this year); cocktails and dinner in the upstairs room at Trattoria Diane, 21 Bryant Ave., Roslyn. 
www.trattoriadiane.com   



Nov. 15, 2012 -- Regular meeting. 

Chair: Sam Flatt
Agenda: "Spotlight" presentations from members Ken Beal and Dan Abrams. 
Location: Chris & Tony's Restaurant & Lounge; 352 Jericho Tpke., Syosset 11791.  (Scroll down in right column for info.) 


Oct. 18, 2012 -- Social meeting, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Location: K. Pacho (formerly TWO); 1270 Union Tpke., New Hyde Park (private room upstairs). 
Passed hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, soda, & sangria. 


Sept. 20, 2012 -- Regular meeting. 

Chair: Andy Thaler
Agenda: Discussion of billing arrangements and billing process.
Location: Seasons 52 Fresh Grill, Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City (scroll down in right column for more info). 
Soft drinks included; cash bar for all alcohol.

August 2012 -- No Aug. meeting (but feel free to meet independently for coffee, a meal, a drink, or at an office) 

July 19, 2012 -- Regular meeting.  Chair: Steve Millon (first-time Chairing). Agenda: Discussion of outside activities in which we're involved (hobby, charitable cause, community activity, etc.). Location: Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage -- Taste 99 Restaurant, St. Andrews Room (scroll down in right column for address info.)  

June 21, 2012 -- Social meeting: Our time-honored annual summer tradition, the BBQ social. Held at Jeff Silver’s Dix Hills home (directions available by e-mail); 6:15 p.m. start time.  Spouses/significant others welcome.  

May 17, 2012 -- Regular meeting. 
Chair: Nancy Schess
Agenda:  Presentation by Nancy Schess and David Abeshouse: "
Social Media and Your Law Practice – Good, Bad, or Indifferent? A substantive dialogue about how social media impacts your practice area."  Location: Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage -- Taste 99 Restaurant, Tillinghast Bar (scroll down in right column for address info.) 

April 19, 2012 -- Regular meeting. 

Chair: Stewart Wurtzel
Agenda: Discussion topic -- "Our Changing Perspectives" -- how has your perspective on life and practice changed from 15 years ago?
Location: FOUR in Melville (scroll down in right column for address info.) 
 

March 15, 2012 -- Social meeting.  Cocktail party/billiards: appetizers, full top-shelf open bar included. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Cue Nine in Levittown (scroll down in right column for address info.)
 

Feb. 16, 2012 -- Regular meeting. 

Chair: Jeff Silver
Agenda: Two member spotlight presentations: Steve Millon and Kevin Clyne.
Location: 420 North in Great Neck (scroll down in right column for address info).
 

Jan. 19, 2012 -- Regular meeting. 

Chair: Michael Pfeifer
Agenda: Interactive discussion about employee benefits
Location: Piccola Bussola in Mineola (scroll down in right column for address info.) 

Dec. 15, 2011 -- 
Annual Holiday Party; 6:30 p.m. start time; 9 p.m. end.  Morton's Steakhouse, 777 Northern Blvd., Great Neck. Format: Cocktail party (drinks included; not a cash bar).  Members and prospective member guests invited.     

Nov. 17, 2011 -- Regular meeting.  Chair:  Nancy Schess.  Agenda:  Two member spotlight presentations: Dan Morrin and Tom O'Rourke.   Location: Viana Hotel & Spa (scroll down in right column for address and directions).  Note: Soft drinks, coffee, tea included; cash bar.


Oct. 20, 2011 -- Social meeting.  Location: City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill. Roped-off area at the bar.  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Appetizers, beer, wine included.

Sept. 15, 2011 -- Regular meeting.  Chair:  Stew Wurtzel.  Agenda:  Law practice management discussion.  Location: Carltun on the Park, East Meadow (scroll down in right column for directions). 


No Aug. meeting (but feel free to meet independently for coffee, a meal, a drink, or at an office)

July 21, 2011 -- Regular meeting.  Chair:  Jeff Silver.  Agenda:  Continuation of May meeting's discussion topic: Would you advise your kids to take over your practice -- why or why not?    Location: Harbor Links Golf Course (scroll down in right column for directions). 

June 16, 2011 -- Social meeting -- Our time-honored annual summer tradition, the BBQ social.  Location: Phil's House, in Woodbury; directions provided by e-mail.  6:30 p.m. start time. Spouses/significant others welcome. 

May 19, 2011 -- Regular meeting.  Chair:  Jeff Silver.  Agenda:  Discussion topic: Would you advise your kids to take over your practice -- why or why not?  Location: OEVO Ristorante, 420 Northern Blvd., Great Neck (scroll down in right-hand column for venue info).  

April 14, 2011 -- Regular meeting.  Chair:  Michael Pfeifer.  Agenda:  Two member spotlight presentations: Sam Flatt and Sinai Megibow.  Location: Piccola Bussola in Mineola.

March 17, 2011 -- Social meeting -- Happy St. Paddy's Day -- at The Tap Room at the Carltun on the Park, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow (scroll down in right-hand column for venue info).  6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Open Bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, antipasto station, pasta station. 

Feb. 17, 2011 -- Regular meeting.  Chair:  Andy Thaler.  Agenda:  Law Office/Practice Management: "Law Firm Management -- How Do I Handle All This?"  Discussion topics facilitated by law firm administrators.   Location: Carltun on the Park, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow (The Wine Cellar -- downstairs) 
(scroll down in right-hand column for venue info). 

Jan. 20, 2011 -- Regular meeting.  Chair:  Jeff Silver.  Agenda:  Member "Spotlight" presentations; interactive discussion re: programs.  Location: Davenport Press, 70 Main Street, Mineola (scroll down in right-hand column for venue info). 

Dec. 16, 2010 -- Annual Holiday Party; TWO Steak and Sushi, in New Hyde Park.  6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (drinks and passed appetizers).  

Nov. 18, 2010 -- Regular meeting.  Chair: Nancy Schess. 
Agenda: Dr. Dan Schaefer of Peak Performance Strategies. 
Location: Social Sports Kitchen, Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale (see specific directions in right-hand column -- scroll down). 

Oct.
25, 2010 -- social meeting -- NOTE CHANGED DATE (Mon. rather than Thurs. eve), and 6:30 p.m. start time -- joint meeting: Mixer with Downtown Lawyers legal networking group: 
http://www.downtownlawyers.org/ .  Location: Maxim Lounge, 2nd Floor of the Hotel Stanford, 43 W. 32nd St. (between Broadway and 5th Ave.).  Please RSVP as soon as possible. Carpooling/LIRR travel together is encouraged.


Sept. 16, 2010 -- regular meeting.  Chair: Stew Wurtzel.  Agenda: Ralph Monaco, Exec. Director at the NY Law Institute, Inc. spoke about research tools beyond Lexis and Westlaw, and the evolving role of the law library in the 21st century.  Location: Maxxels Restaurant (scroll down in right column for address). 

No Aug. meeting (but feel free to meet independently for coffee, a meal, a drink, or at an office)

July 15, 2010 -- regular meeting.  Chair: Nancy Schess. 
Agenda: Continuation of May's interactive discussion among members; Topic: outside group involvement. 
Location: Harbor Links Golf Course (scroll down and see right column for venue information).  

June 17, 2010 -- social -- our time-honored tradition of a summer BBQ, this time at Jeff Silver’s Dix Hills home (directions available by e-mail); 6:15 p.m. start time. 

May 20, 2010 -- regular meeting.  Chair: Stew Wurtzel. 
Agenda: Interactive discussion among members; Topic: outside group involvement. 
Location: Maxxel's Restaurant (scroll down and see right column for venue information). 

April 15, 2010 -- regular meeting.  Chair: Michael Pfeifer. 
Agenda: Popular guest speaker Allison Shields of LegalEase Consulting Inc. returns to ART to lead a discussion on "How to Survive in This Economy." 
Location: Jonathan's Restaurant, Garden City Park (see location information in the right-hand column -- scroll down). 

March 18, 2010 -- 6:30 - 9 p.m. -- social meeting -- City Cellar, 1080 Corporate Drive, Westbury 11590 (bar area, right side).

Feb. 11, 2010 -- regular meeting.  Chair: Andy Thaler. 
Agenda: Spotlight presentations by Russell Marnell and Aaron Britvan. 
Location: Maxxels Restaurant, Mineola. 

Jan. 21, 2010 -- regular meeting.  Chair: Michael Pfeifer/Jeff Silver. Agenda: "LinkedIn: How Can it Benefit My Practice, and How Do I LinkIn?  A Discussion of How and Why to Use LinkedIn." Featured Speaker: David Abeshouse. Location: Table 9 Restaurant, East Hills. 



Dec. 17, 2009 – ART's 2009 Holiday Party -- at Panama Hattie's in Huntington.  Three-course dinner includes wine, beer, and soft drinks.  6:30 p.m. start. 



Nov. 19, 2009 -- regular meeting.  Chair: Nancy Schess.  Agenda:  Ron Fatoullah and Michael Pfeiffer presented on the new POA (Power of Attorney) statute.  Location:  Morton's Steakhouse on Northern Blvd., Great Neck. 

Oct. 15. 2009 -- social meeting at Speranza Food Studio, Woodbury. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (2 hours).

Sept. 17, 2009 – regular meeting.  Chair: Andrew Thaler.  Agenda:  Spotlights by Stewart Wurtzel and David Zarett, and discussion.  Location: Harbor Links Golf Club, Port Washington. 


Aug. – no meeting. 

July 16, 2009 --
Chair: Nancy Schess.  Agenda: Spotlight presentations by Andy Thaler and Don Hochler.
Location: "Gatsby Room," on the first floor at The Carltun on the Park, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.


June 18, 2009 -– Social Meeting -- "Summer BBQ at Phil's House" in Woodbury, 6:30 - ? p.m. -- spouses or significant others welcome. 


May 14, 2009 -- Nancy Schess and Jeff Silver     chaired this regular meeting, with agenda: Speaker, Mitch Tobol, Public Relations and Marketing/Social Media Specialist, on "The New Language of Marketing -- Social Media (including LinkedIn, etc.)."  Location: "Gatsby Room," on the first floor at The Carltun on the Park, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.

April 16, 2009 -- Michael Pfeifer chaired this regular meeting, with
agenda: Special speaker, Beth Lilach, of the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center, on the topic: "Legalized Persecution and Murder: The Role of the Courts."
Location: "Gatsby Room," on the first floor at The Carltun on the Park, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.

March 19, 2009 --  Social Meeting: Novita (860 Franklin Ave., G.C.) -- there is a roped-off section of the lounge for ART members; Note different time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (two hours of beer, wine, soda; passed hors d'oeuvres from 7 - 8 p.m.).  

Feb. 12, 2009 -- Jeff Silver  Chaired this meeting with agenda: Spotlight presentations by Phil Capell and David Abeshouse.
Location: "The Secret Dining Room," on the second floor at The Carltun on the Park, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.

Jan. 15, 2009 -- Jeff Silver chaired this meeting with agenda: Results of Executive Committee determinations about ART membership.
Location: "Gatsby Room," on the first floor at The Carltun on the Park, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.


Dec. 18, 2008:
Holiday Party: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the lounge area of FOUR FOOD STUDIO, Route 110, Melville.  (2 hours open bar, 1 hour appetizers.)   


Nov. 20, 2008: David Abeshouse chaired this meeting with agenda: Group survey discussion regarding ART; Location: "Gatsby Room," on the first floor at The Carltun on the Park, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.  

Oct. 16, 2008: Social Meeting -- Samurai Japanese Steak House; 46A Gerard Street; Huntington 11743 ( 631-271-2588  ); near the intersection of Wall Street, 1 block north of Main Street (Rt. 25A), 2 blocks west of New York Avenue (Rt. 110).  NOTE DIFFERENT TIME: Gather at the bar starting at 7 p.m.; dinner is at 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 18, 2008: Michael Pfeifer chaired this regular meeting with agenda -- spotlight presentations by Alan Schwartz and Larry Krasin.  Location: Uncle Bacala's, 2370 Jericho Tpke., Garden City Park (739-0505).

August: Summer break; no meeting.

July 17, 2008: L. Glick will chair this regular meeting with agenda -- spotlight presentations by Michael L. Pfeifer and John V. Soderberg.  Location: Harbor Links Golf Course, Port Washington. 

June 19, 2008: Social Meeting -- "Summer BBQ at Phil's House" in Woodbury, 6:30 - ? p.m.

May 15, 2008: J. Silver chaired this regular meeting with agenda: Member Spotlights (David Katz and David Feather) and discussion.  Location: Papa-Razzi Trattoria (in Westbury).


April 17, 2008: N. Schess chaired this regular meeting with agenda: Member Spotlights (Caryn Lilling and Sandy Gumerove) and discussion.
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ocation:
Papa-Razzi Trattoria (in Westbury). 

March 27, 2008: Social Meeting (no agenda), with buffet dinner. 
Location: Polo Lounge/Casanova, 118 Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY  11030 ( 516-365-9854 516-365-9854 ); 1/4 mile north of Northern Blvd. 

Feb. 28, 2008: A. Thaler chaired this regular meeting with agenda: John G. W. Zacker, Esq., spoke on "Dynamic Estate Planning": Three types of money and how they affect estate planning; unintended avenues of wealth transfer; what the financial institutions don't want you to know; and what the government isn't telling you.  

Location: La Marmite.

Jan. 17, 2008: M. Pfeifer chaired this regular meeting with agenda:  Discussion, led by Executive Committee members, re: issues relating to A.R.T. Location: La Marmite.

Dec. 13, 2007: Holiday Party. 7 to 9 p.m. Location: 
Dave & Busters, 261 Airport Plaza Blvd., Farmingdale 11735. Adjacent to intersection of Rt. 110 (Broad Hollow Road) and Rt. 24 (Conklin St.). Bowling, dinner, drinks, fun.

Nov. 15, 2007:
V. Drogin chaired this regular meeting, with agenda. (The program was an interactive discussion around a series of Laser Questions, which help to create focus and definitive goals toward achieving your professional and personal successes.) L
ocation:
Papa-Razzi Trattoria (in Westbury.

Oct. 18, 2007: Fall Social -- no agenda-based meeting; guided wine-tasting and hors d'oeuvres at elegant party room of CLE Abstract in Amityville.

September 20, 2007: L. Glick chaired this regular meeting with agenda: Richard Levine, a Certified Fraud Examiner and partner with Eisner LLP, spoke on the topic of "Fraud in the Workplace." Location: La Marmite.

August: Summer Break; no meeting.

July 19, 2007: J. Silver chaired this regular meeting with agenda: Allison C. Shields, Esq., law practice management consultant and author of the LegalEase Consulting and LawyerMeltdown blog and website, provided practical tips on how to make your practice more enjoyable and profitable. Location: La Marmite.

June 21, 2007: Summer Outing social event -- L.I. Ducks baseball game (no agenda-based meeting).

May 17, 2007: N. Schess chaired this regular meeting, with agenda: Paul Napolitano, Technical Director of Alexander Wall Corporation, environmental consultants, spoke about environmental remediation. Location: La Marmite.

April 19, 2007: Andy Thaler chaired this regular
meeting, with agenda: Edward O'Connor, President of Advanced Funding Solutions, Inc., spoke about reverse mortgages. Location: La Marmite.

March 15, 2007: Spring Social -- this was not an agenda-based meeting; 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Maxwell & Dunne's -- private room; 1600 Round Swamp Road; Plainview 11803 516-694-6200 (Exit 48, L.I.E.) 1-1/2 hours of cocktails, appetizers, and networking.

Feb. 15, 2007:
J. Frankel chaired the meeting at La Marmite. Agenda: Implementing the new attorney "advertising" rules (effective 2/1/07).

Jan. 18, 2007:
I. Hecht chaired the meeting at La Marmite: No outside speaker. Instead, interactive program among members discussing new personal or professional developments, or something about the member that others are unlikely to know. (What happened at La Marmite, stays there....)

The annual A.R.T. Holiday Party was held on Thursday, December 7, 2006, at Dave & Buster's in Farmingdale, from 7 - 10 p.m.

Nov. 16, 2006:
L. Glick chaired the meeting at La Marmite: featured speaker was Mitch Tobol, President of the Tobol Group, PR and Marketing; topic: SEO -- Search engine optimization for marketing your law firm website.

Oct. 19, 2006:
D. Zarett chaired the meeting at La Marmite; featured speaker was Michael Glasser, Legal Tech Guru.

Sept. 21, 2006: T. Rosasco chaired meeting at La Marmite; featured speaker was Lance Clarke, the President-Elect of the Nassau County Bar Association.

Aug. 22, 2006: ART members attended a L.I. Ducks baseball game for our annual summer outing.

June 15, 2006: A. Thaler chaired the meeting at Il Sapore; featured speaker George Hubner presented on Exit Strategies.

May 18, 2006: A. Herz chaired the meeting at La Marmite, and also presented.

April 27, 2006: S. Lichtenstein presented at Piccola Bussola.

March 16, 2006: Raj Goel presented at Wingate Inn.

Feb. 16, 2006: Piccola Bussola.

Jan. 19, 2006: Piccola Bussola. 
 

Note: Previous meetings, from 2000 - 2005, are not archived.


The Attorney Round Table (ART) is a lawyers' business networking group comprised of some of the leading practitioners in their respective areas of law practice in the New York metropolitan area. It has been continually and successfully in existence since the year 2000.  Please visit our Members page to learn more about our colleagues and their niche practice concentrations, and to obtain their contact information and links to their law firm websites.

If you are an attorney who has interest in exploring whether to join this group, please visit the Guidelines/Application page to review our membership criteria and our short application form and instructions. Please note that ART meetings are not open to the public.  Please contact our membership chairperson to inquire about visiting two meetings (moderate dinner charge required) before you and we mutually decide whether we're a good fit for each other.  Further information appears on the second page of this website.

And if you're a prospective client seeking qualified counsel in the New York metro region, you've come to the right starting place (even if one of our members cannot handle your matter directly, we each have broad and deep networks of trusted professionals to whom we can refer you -- our combined resources provide a wealth of opportunities). Surf around the site, and feel free to contact our members who may be able to assist you with your legal issues.

(Note to vendors seeking lawyer-customers: Commercial solicitation of our members is not permitted, and will not be condoned.) 

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DISCLAIMER: Please note that the Attorney Round Table (ART) is not a law firm, partnership, or any other type of entity. Members of ART are valuable resources for each other, as they have expertise in varied practice areas. Each attorney who is a member of ART has a practice separate from other ART members (and may be a partner or principal in a law partnership, limited liability company, professional limited liability company, professional corporation, sole proprietorship, or other entity). No attorney in ART has any liability or responsibility for the services or work product of any other member of ART.



Summary of Members’ Practice Areas:

Abeshouse: Business to business dispute resolution, focusing on Alternative Dispute Resolution; Arbitrator and Mediator

Abrams: Business Litigation/Legal Malpractice and Ethics

Beal: Real Estate Law: Landlord/Tenant law -- residential and commercial; real estate transactions (leases, loan modifications, short sales); real estate litigation.   


Bernstein: Corporate counsel services to closely held corporate clients 

Britvan: Adoption Law 

Capell: Financial Planning/Investment Management 


Clyne: Real Estate Tax Certiorari

DiLuzio: Criminal Law 

Fatoullah: Elder Law

Feather: Employment and Labor Law 

Flatt: Workers' Compensation (claimants and uninsured employers) and Social Security Disability  

Frankel: Individual and Long Term Disability; ERISA
 
Gumerove: Special Needs, including 17A Guardianships, life planning, Special Needs Trusts, and Special Education 

Hochler: Commercial and Consumer Collection Law and Judgment Enforcement 

Katz: Real estate transactions, acquisitions, management and lending  

Kearon: Criminal Law

Marnell: Divorce and Family law 

Meehan: Immigration Matters: Removal and Deportation Hearings; Family-based green cards; Employment-based green cards; Asylum; Naturalization of Citizenship; Criminal Aliens; Airport/Border Detentions

Megibow: Investigative services and due diligence consulting  

Millon: Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability 

Morrin: Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability 

O'Rourke: Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, Copyright and Unfair Competition Law 

Pfeifer: Elder Law 

Robinson: Environmental Law 

Rousso: Adoption Law

Schess: Labor/Employment Law Representing Management 
 
Silver: Tax (JD/CPA) 

Silverberg: Construction Law
 

Thaler: Bankruptcy

Wurtzel: Real estate litigation, co-op and condo representation 

Zarett: Healthcare Law 

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Meeting locations:


La Parma
707 Willis Ave. 
Williston Park, NY  11596
516-294-6610 
http://www.laparma.com/home.html
Directions: 
https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=707+Willis+Ave.,+Williston+Park,+NY+11596&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=43.664131,78.837891&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=707+Willis+Ave,+Williston+Park,+Nassau,+New+York+11596&ll=40.763901,-73.646808


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Jewel Restaurant is located at the intersection of the LIE Service Road and Rt. 110 (BroadHollow Rd.) in Melville (LIE Exit 49 South).  See: http://www.jewelrestaurantli.com/index.php for more details. 

Jewel Restaurant is located at 400 BroadHollow Road (Rt. 110) in Melville, in the Rubie Corporate Plaza, at the southwest corner of the LIE Service Road and Rt. 110.  The StarLight Room is located just to your left once you come through the main entrance.  


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Taste 99
Carlyle on the Green 
Taste 99 Restaurant; Tillinghast Bar  
(or St. Andrews Room) 

99 Quaker Meeting House Road
Farmingdale, NY  11735
Bethpage State Park
Home of the fabled Bethpage Black Golf Course (Just off Exit 8 of Rt.135/SOB; or at the end of the Bethpage State Parkway, past Exit B4)

http://www.carlyleonthegreen.net/


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Trattoria Diane

21 Bryant Ave., Roslyn 
www.trattoriadiane.com 

EASTBOUND L.I.E. Exit 37 (Willis Ave.) -- Continue on service road to Roslyn Road. Left turn on Roslyn Road, travel approx. 2 miles.  At the Clock Tower in Roslyn make right turn, and drive through the Village.  At first traffic light, make left turn, pass one traffic light – Diane’s is on the left hand side.
WESTBOUND L.I.E. Exit 39 Glen Cove Road – Go north on Glen Cove Road to Northern Blvd.  Make a left turn onto Northern Blvd.  Travel West approx. 1. 5 Miles - Exit Before Roslyn Viaduct. Left turn at light. Diane’s is on the right.



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Seasons 52 Fresh Grill 
630 Old Country Road 
Garden City, NY 
516-248-5252
Located at the Roosevelt Field Mall, adjacent to Grand Luxe Cafe and the movie theater. 

http://www.seasons52.com/locations/?restaurantid=4521 
 

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Viana Hotel & Spa:
3998 Brush Hollow Road 
Westbury, NY  11590 
516-338-7777
http://www.vianahotelandspa.com/  


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Morton's Steakhouse:
777 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, NY  11021

Phone: 516-498-2950  http://www.mortons.com/greatneck/  


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Harbor Links Golf Course:

Directions:

http://tinyurl.com/26k6nr4 


Address:
Harbor Links Golf Course | One Fairway Drive |
Port Washington, NY 11050 | TEL: 516.767.4816
 

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City Cellar
1080 Corporate Drive, Westbury 11590

516-693-5400
http://www.bigtimerestaurants.com/ 
Across from Loews Raceway Cinema. 


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Past venues: 



The Carltun On The Park  
Located in:
Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, New York 11554.
Phone number: 516.542.0700.
http://www.thecarltun.com/  
 


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Cue Nine 
2953 Hempstead Turnpike 
Levittown  11756
516-796-4600 
www.cue-nine.com   
Billiards bar and restaurant


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OEVO Ristorante: 
420 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, NY  11021
516-504-9690 
www.oevoristorante.com 

(between Great Neck Road and MiddleNeck-Lakeville Roads)

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Davenport Press:
70 Main Street, Mineola  11501 
516-248-8300 
2 blocks north of Old Country Road, between Mineola Blvd. and Willis Ave.  

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K. Pacho (formerly TWO)
1270 Union Tpke. (Near Lakeville Rd.)
New Hyde Park, NY 11040 
http://www.kpacho.com  
516-358-2222


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Piccola Bussola: 
159 Jericho Tpke., Mineola, NY 11501
516-294-4620
(Between Willis Ave. and Mineola Blvd.) 
http://www.labussolaristorante.com/mineola/  


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420 North
420 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, NY  11021
516-504-9690 

(between Great Neck Road and MiddleNeck-Lakeville Roads) 


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FOUR FOOD STUDIO: 
515 Broad Hollow Road (Rt. 110; corner of Baylis Road), Melville. 
631-577-4444 
http://www.fourfoodstudio.com/  


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Social Sports Kitchen:
1002 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale  11553
516-489-8080 

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TWO Steak and Sushi Den: 
1270 Union Tpke., New Hyde Park  11040

On Union Tpke., east of Lakeville Road (Northern State Parkway Exit 25 S), and west of New Hyde Park Road (Northern State Parkway Exit 26 S).  (Adjacent to Strike.) 

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Chris & Tony's Restaurant & Lounge
352 Jericho Tpke. (Near South Oyster Bay Road)
Syosset, NY  11791 
516-496-1011
http://www.chrisandtonys.com  


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Table 9 Restaurant  

290 Glen Cove Road, East Hills, New York   
ph. 516.625.9099  
http://www.table9restaurant.com/

1/2 mile north of the L.I.E., on the east side of the street.  

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Maxxels Restaurant 
526 Jericho Tpke., Mineola, NY 
(adjacent to the corner of Herricks Road; on the border of Garden City Park). 
516-293-3604 
http://maxxels.com 

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Jonathan's 
2499 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City Park, NY 11040  516.742.7300
http://www.jonathansrestaurant.net/ 
Between Herricks Road and Marcus Avenue.

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Panama Hattie's 
872 E. Jericho Turnpike
Huntington Station, NY  11746
Phone: (631) 351-1727

http://www.panamahatties.com/


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Speranza Food Studio: 
7940 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY  11797
 

http://www.speranzafoodstudio.com 


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Samurai Japanese Steak House; 46A Gerard Street; Huntington 11743 (631-271-2588); near the intersection of Wall Street, 1 block north of Main Street (Rt. 25A), 2 blocks west of New York Avenue (Rt. 110).


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La Marmite Restaurant, 234 Hillside Ave, Williston Park (516)746-1243

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Papa-Razzi Trattoria, 1500 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury 11590 (516) 877-7744 Located at the corner of Glen Cove Road and Jericho Turnpike.

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CLE Abstract; 121 West Oak Street; Amityville 11701 


Other past venues include: Uncle Bacala's on Jericho Tpke. in Garden City Park; Dave & Busters on Rt. 110 in Farmingdale; Polo Lounge/Casanova on Plandome Road in Manhasset; Wingate Inn on Stewart Ave. in Garden City; La Primavera on North Broadway (Rt. 106/107) in Hicksville; Citibank Park -- L.I. Ducks; Il Sapore on Mineola Blvd. (Willis Ave. north) in Roslyn; etc.








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