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The Commercial Law League of America Selects New 2012-2013 Board Members

Staff, Staff | May 15, 2012

Chicago 5/15/2012 — The Commercial Law League of America is pleased to announce that it elected a new Board of Governors at its 82nd Annual CLLA Chicago/Spring Meeting.

The new 2012-2013 board members are:

  • President: Ivan Jac Reich, Gray Robinson, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • President Elect: Jeff Schatzman, Schatzman & Schatzman, PA, Miami, Fla.

  • Immediate Past President: James “Beau” Hays, Hays & Potter PC, Atlanta, Ga.

  • Recording Secretary: Mark Sheriff, Wiles, Boyle, Burkholder & Bringardner, Co. LPA, Columbus, Ohio

  • Treasurer: Murray Lubitz, Murray Lubitz Law Firm, White Plains, N.Y.

  • Attorney Board Member: David Mendelson, Mendelson Law Firm, Memphis, Tenn.

  • Attorney Board Member: Alisa Stein, Stein & Stein, Haverstraw, N.Y.

  • Young Members’ Section Representative: Jeff Lippman, Weinstock, Friedman & Friedman, PA, Baltimore, Md.

  • Creditors’ Rights Section Representative: Liviu Vogel, Salon Marrow Dyckman Newman & Broudy LLP, New York, N.Y.

  • Bankruptcy Section Representative: Peter Califano, Cooper, White & Cooper, LLP, San Francisco, Calif.

  • Commercial Collection Agency Representative: Bruce Godwin, Williams, Babbit & Weisman, Boca Raton, Fla.

  • Agency Section Representative: Meg Scotty, Commercial Collection Agency Association, Brennan & Clark, Ltd., Villa Park, Ill.

The board also features several returning members whose term expires in 2013:

  • Attorney Board Member: Richard White, Barber & Batz, Inc., Tulsa, Okla.

  • Attorney Board Member: Frederic Weinberg, Gordon & Weinberg, Conshohocken, Penn.

  • Law List Publisher Representative: Warren Pinchuck, Columbia Directory, Inc., Boca Raton, Fla.

The following board members’ terms will expire in 2014:

  • Attorney Board Member: Barry Gammons, Law Offices of Barry J. Gammons, Nashville, Tenn.

  • Attorney Board Member: Marc Bressler, Bressler -Duyk Law Firm, Edison, N.J.

The CLLA’s Chicago Meeting was held at the Westin Michigan Avenue, 909 N. Michigan Ave., in Chicago from May 3-6, 2012. The board members assumed office on May 5, 2012. For more information, contact Communications Director Erin Brereton at or (773) 852-9684.

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