ALBANY – David C. Wilkes, co-founder of and partner with Huff Wilkes, LLP, a Westchester County firm practicing commercial property tax appeals and condemnation law, will serve as the new editor-in-chief of the New York State Bar Journal, the scholarly and research publication of the New York State Bar Association.
Kenneth G. Standard of Chappaqua (Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP), said, “We consider ourselves very fortunate to have such an impressive pool of talented candidates within our membership. And we are especially fortunate to have David Wilkes selected to serve as editor-in-chief of the Journal, the Association’s flagship publication.”
Wilkes has an extensive publishing background with more than 20 years’ experience. In the 1980s he was assistant to the president of a small Manhattan book publisher. After embarking on a legal career, he served on the editorial board and as a staff writer for Litigation News, the noteworthy publication of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation. Since 2001, at the behest of New York University, Wilkes has served as senior editor of the Real Estate Review, an academic quarterly of more than 30 years’ longevity. Among his current editorial responsibilities, Wilkes formulates topics and ideas; oversees associate and assistant editors; solicits articles from authors worldwide; authors the journal’s Editor’s Corner column; vets manuscripts; and serves as liaison with the publication’s peer review panel and its publishing partner.
Wilkes was first in his class at City University of New York with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. He earned his law degree from Boston University School of Law and holds a master’s degree in real estate valuation and analysis from New York University, where he was also first in his class and recipient of the Norman Weinberg Prize for Excellence.
The NYSBA’s Executive Committee selected the new EIC. Wilkes will replace Howard F. Angione of Queens, who recently completed his two three-year terms of service.