1960s Class Notes
Robert L. Parks, principal and founding partner of the Law Offices of Robert L. Parks in Miami, Fla., has been appointed to the executive committee and named litigation chairman for the Everglades Foundation, dedicated to a restored Everglades. Parks served as volunteer chairman of the state’s Environmental Regulation Commission under Gov. Bob Graham and was named the National Audubon Society’s Environmentalist of the Year for his dedicated leadership. In keeping with his commitment to protect the environment, Parks was an original member of 1,000 Friends of Florida, where he served as litigation chair for 13 years.
Stephen L. Kadish (LL.M.) was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the field of litigation and controversy – tax and tax law. Kadish has been named to the Best Lawyers list since it began in 1983. He is a partner at Kadish, Hinkel and Weibel and has been a leading tax attorney in Cleveland for more than 40 years.
Jim Davitt (C’64) writes, “On November 4th, I was elected to the Maine House of Representatives for the 101st District, covering Hampden and Newburgh. Another career change for me.”
Richard N. Friedman (LL.M.) — known as “the singing attorney”— has released his third album, “Red Carpet,” featuring 13 songs that won the Academy Award for Best Original Song from 1936 to 1973. The album is available on Amazon.com, iTunes and most other Internet and music stores. Friedman is chief executive officer of All-Star Music and is also a practicing attorney, primarily in securities, corporate, tax, entertainment, sports and commercial law. He is a litigator, mediator and arbitrator.
Anne P. Fortney received the Senator William Proxmire Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers in 2014. The award honors a person who has made significant contributions in the field of consumer financial services. Fortney, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Hudson Cook, provides legal assistance in the areas of regulatory compliance, legislative developments and litigation. She has testified before Congress regarding the operation of various consumer protection laws and frequently serves as an expert witness in litigation.