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Deputy Managing Editor, New York Law Journal

Deputy Managing Editor @NYLawJournal | mhoffmann@alm.com | Tweets on #law #journalism #Catskills #hiking & other things that tweak my noggin. Opinions=mine.

Melissa Hoffmann's Biography

Melissa R. Hoffmann, now a senior-level editor in the New York City media world, began her career in 2001 covering crime for the daily Times Herald-Record in Newburgh, New York. Little did the rookie reporter know, the most important news story of her lifetime would occur that fall, when a terrorist attack on New York City changed, quite literally, everything.

Amid the horror of that event were inspiring stories of ...

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Surrogate Suspends Spending by Receiver During Investigation

newyorklawjournal.com — Nassau County Surrogate Edward McCarty III on Thursday temporarily barred the receiver of the $11 million Kermit Gitenstein Foundation, attorney Steven Schlesinger, from dispensing foundation funds pending the conclusion of an inquiry by an independent investigator.
Dec 11, 2015

The #NassauCounty Surrogate has suspended some of LI attorney Steve Schlesinger's receiver duties for $11M charity: at.law.com/Z11oNa

Surrogate Orders New Probe of Foundation Receivership

newyorklawjournal.com — Nassau County Surrogate Edward McCarty III on Thursday temporarily barred the receiver of the $11 million Kermit Gitenstein Foundation, attorney Steven Schlesinger, from dispensing foundation funds pending the conclusion of an inquiry by an independent investigator.
Dec 10, 2015

Gitenstein Foundation donations prompt new probe ordered by #NassauCounty Surrogate; receiver barred from disbursing at.law.com/w9HENa

OAD to Present Gould Award to Halligan and Naftalis

newyorklawjournal.com — The Office of the Appellate Defender will host the 22nd annual First Monday in October fundraising event on Oct. 5 at the NYU School of Law. Caitlin Halligan of Gibson Dunn and Gary Naftalis of Kramer Levin will present arguments based on 'Evenwel v. Abbott', a voting rights case pending in the U.S.
Sep 29, 2015

It's #FirstMonday again, where Office of the Appellate Defender has Gould Award recipients argue an important case: at.law.com/iDDWrv

Oct 05, 2015

Today is #FirstMonday, when the Office of the Appellate Defender has top #lawyers argue a seminal case. More: at.law.com/iDDWrv

Acting Nassau DA Faces Opposition in Democratic Primary

newyorklawjournal.com — The campaign for Nassau County District Attorney has posed a number of challenges for attorney Michael Scotto, who is vying for the Democratic nomination against Acting D.A. Madeline Singas.

Two Vie for Democratic Nod in Nassau DA Primary Race

newyorklawjournal.com — The campaign for Nassau County District Attorney has posed a number of challenges for attorney Michael Scotto, who is vying for the Democratic nomination against Acting D.A. Madeline Singas.

Technology Finds Its Place in Commercial Division Cases

newyorklawjournal.com — Many New York courts, particularly in the Commercial Division, are increasingly turning to tech to increase efficiency in complicated and time-consuming cases.

Future Family Court

newyorklawjournal.com — Construction has begun on the long-awaited new Nassau County Family Court at the former site of the Social Services Department in Garden City, adjacent to th...
Apr 23, 2015

Photo of construction at the site of the long-awaited Nassau County Family Court: at.law.com/kPPPjw. Expected completion in 2017.

Motion to Seal Records in Wrongful Death Settlement Denied

newyorklawjournal.com — A Nassau County judge refused to seal court documents in the settlement of a lawsuit stemming from a gruesome murder, citing a need for transparency in what he called the first case of its kind in New York-a suit against a voluntary mental health facility for the actions of a voluntary patient.
Apr 01, 2015

Why did this Nassau Supreme Court judge deny a bid from a murder victim's family to seal settlement records? at.law.com/qFUfKK

Real Estate Lawyer Charged in Theft of Escrow Funds

newyorklawjournal.com — Mineola lawyer Bill Tsoumpelis was arrested Thursday on charges he stole more than $20,000 in escrow funds belonging to a Queens couple.

Infographic: What Consumers Want From New Tech and 4 Startups That Are Tapping Those Desires

adweek.com — What needs and priorities define the contemporary American consumer? The Future Foundation took a look as at some key trends shaping modern life, and using its findings, selected four startups the research firm feels will appeal to these consumer needs and desires.
Nov 17, 2014

Infographic: This Is What Consumers Want From New Tech adweek.it/1yLqeG0 @Futurethoughts @adweek

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Feb 05, 2016

RT @chlsimmons: Crane collapse prompts Friday closing of law school, legal aid offices and court building at.law.com/v7RS52 via @NYLawJournal

Feb 05, 2016

RT @LennyIzzo: Former FBI Operative Tells His ‘Spy Stories’ and the Biggest Issues in Security at.law.com/yxijxG via @legaltech_news #legaltech

Feb 05, 2016

RT @NYLawJournal: NY County Supreme Civil Court at 71 Thomas St. is closed due to the #cranecollpase. Call 646 386 3600 for appointment rescheduling

Feb 05, 2016

RT @messagetime: Just got back from the scene of this -- collapse damaged part of New York Law School twitter.com/ndafed1776/sta…

Feb 05, 2016

RT @apaonita: Dieselgate claims another exec:VW Hires Clifford Chance Lawyer as New Head of US Legal at.law.com/eJuJLr #CorpCounsel #dieselgate


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