Dennis C. Cavanaugh ’78 (CLAS)
Robinson+Cole lawyer Dennis C. Cavanaugh ’78 (CLAS) has been named the Best Lawyers® 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in Connecticut for Construction Law. Mr. Cavanaugh is a member of the firm’s Construction Group where he focuses his practice on construction and surety law, including transactional work and litigation. This is the third time he’s received the “Lawyer of the Year” designation.
Mr. Cavanaugh has over 35 years of experience handling complex construction matters involving contract procurement, negotiation, financing, and commercial-related dispute resolution and litigation. He is a former chair of Robinson+Cole’s Construction Group and the Connecticut Bar Association’s Construction Law Section. Mr. Cavanaugh is a frequent speaker and writer on a variety of construction and suretyship topics.
Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer review survey in which lawyers submit more than 5.5 million confidential evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. A Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” designation is awarded to one lawyer in each of various high-profile specialties in large legal communities. These particular lawyers received the highest ratings among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
Ed Nusbaum ’70 (CLAS)
Ed Nusbaum ’70 (CLAS), has been selected an America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement member for Connecticut. Nusbaum, a well-respected negotiator and litigator with a keen understanding of financial and business matters, is a principal and co-founder of Nusbaum & Parrino P.C., a boutique family law firm based in Westport, Conn.
Dr. Perry Zirkel ’68 MA, ’72 Ph.D, ’76 JD
Dr. Perry Zirkel ’68 MA, ’72 Ph.D, ’76 JD was honored with the 2016 Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law, given by the Education Law Association. The award is presented annually in recognition of an outstanding article, book, book chapter, or other form of scholarly legal writing in the field of education law.
Arthur Horwitz ’76 (CLAS)
Arthur Horwitz ’76 (CLAS) was elected in February as board chair of Detroit Public Television, the 10th largest PBS affiliate. He recently concluded a four-year term as commissioner and chair of the non-partisan Michigan Civil Rights Commission, which in 2016 received more than 2,000 claims of housing, employment, and public accommodation discrimination and completed an extensive investigation into alleged civil rights violations centered on the Flint water crisis. He is president of Renaissance Media. His wife, Gina Wesler Horwitz ’78 (CLAS), is a senior major gift officer for Wayne State University in Detroit.
Clifford A. Lange ’79 (CLAS)
Clifford A. Lange ’79 (CLAS), was recently promoted to Executive Vice President-Chief Financial Officer and Chief Actuary of Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company in Canton, Mass.
Cliff and his wife Cindy ’87 (CLAS) moved to Mattapoisett, Mass in 2016, now that their three daughters have grown up and “left the nest”. In 2016 Cliff completed 120.7 miles in a 3 Day Footrace called “Across the Years” in Glendale, Ariz. In 2015 he completed 61.1 miles in a 24 Hour footrace called “24 Hours Around the Lake” in Wakefield, Mass.
John Strom ’65 (CLAS) ’76 MA
John Strom ’65 (CLAS) ’76 MA published a new book titled “Maximizing Your ROPI© – Return on Your People Investment.” The book is based on Strom’s 30+ years of management training, coaching and consulting, primarily in the automobile business.
Christopher George Clark ’72 (CAHNR), ’73 MS
Christopher George Clark ’72 (CAHNR), ’73 MS of Storrs Conn. departed this life on September 9, 2016. Born and raised in Hartford, Chris is survived by his wife Penny, four children, two step-children, and three siblings. Full obituary
Edward Nusbaum ’70 (CLAS) and Thomas Parrino ’83 (CLAS)
Edward Nusbaum ’70 (CLAS) and Thomas Parrino ’83 (CLAS) are excited to announce their law firm, Nusbaum & Parrino P.C., has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as a 2017 Best Law Firm in the category of Metropolitan Tier 1 Stamford for family law.