NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION ELECTS 2013-2014
Glenn Lau-Kee of Manhattan (Kee & Lau-Kee) today was named
president-elect designee of the New York State Bar Association.
The House of Delegates, the association’s governing body,
elected Lau-Kee during its Annual Meeting in New York City. He will
begin a one-year term as president-elect on June 1, 2013, and a one-year
term as president on June 1, 2014.
Current President-elect David M. Schraver of Rochester (Nixon
Peabody) will assume the presidency on June 1, 2013, succeeding Seymour
W. James, Jr. (The Legal Aid Society in New York City).
Secretary David P. Miranda of Albany (Heslin Rothenberg Farley and
Mesiti) was elected to a fourth one-year term. Sharon Stern Gerstman of
Buffalo (Magavern Magavern Grimm) was elected to a one-year term as
The newly elected officers are:
Glenn Lau-Kee, President-elect Designee: Lau-Kee is
a partner of Kee & Lau-Kee. He concentrates his practice in real
estate and business law.
A 13-year member of the State Bar Association, Lau-Kee is a
member-at-large of the Executive Committee and co-chair of the
Membership Committee. He is a member of the Business Law, Health Law and
Real Property Law sections. He received the Commercial and Federal
Litigation Section’s George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award in 2010.
Lau-Kee was a member of the Task Force on the State of Our
Courthouses and the Special Committees on Legal Specialization,
Multijurisdictional Practice and Sarbanes-Oxley Issues.
He is a vice-chair of the board of the Greater New York City YMCA and
a board member of the Fund for Modern Courts, The New York Bar
Foundation and US-Asia Institute. He served as president of the Asian
American Bar Association of New York from 1997-1999 and was appointed by
former Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye to serve on the Commission to Examine
Solo and Small Firm Practice, and the Committee to Promote Public Trust
and Confidence in the Legal System.
A resident of Westport, Connecticut, Lau-Kee graduated from
Yale College and Boston University School of Law.
David P. Miranda, Secretary: Re-elected for a
fourth term, Miranda is a partner at Heslin Rothenberg Farley and Mesiti
in Albany. He is a trial attorney whose intellectual property law
practice includes trademark, copyright, trade secret, false advertising,
patent infringement and Internet-related issues.
A 23-year member of the State Bar Association, Miranda chairs the
Committee on Resolutions. He previously chaired the Electronic
Communications Committee and the Young Lawyers Section. He co-chaired
the Special Committee on Strategic Planning.
He is a member of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section,
Committee on Annual Award, Committee on Continuing Legal Education and
Membership Committee. He is a past member of the Task Force on E-Filing
and the Special Committee on Cyberspace Law.
Miranda is a past president of the Albany County Bar Association. He
has served on the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission
for the Third Judicial District.
A resident of Voorheesville, Miranda graduated from the State
University of New York at Buffalo and Albany Law School.
Sharon Stern Gerstman, Treasurer: Gerstman is of
counsel to Magavern Magavern Grimm in Buffalo. She concentrates her
practice in the areas of mediation and arbitration, and appellate
A 32-year member of the State Bar, Gerstman serves on the Executive
Committee as an Eighth Judicial District vice-president. She is a member
of the House of Delegates, Finance Committee, Dispute Resolution
Section, and Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section’s
She was chair of the Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules and
the Special Committee on Lawyer Advertising and Lawyer Referral
Services. She previously co-chaired the Task Force on E-Filing and the
Special Committees on Lawyer Advertising and Strategic Planning. She
also served on the American Bar Association’s Board of Governors
for three years and is a member of the ABA’s House of
A resident of Amherst, Gerstman graduated from Brown University and
earned her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
She received a master’s degree from Yale Law School.
The 76,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest
voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in
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