This Week's Kudos
We share the good news for businesses and professionals around the county.
Scarsdale M&A Lawyer Named Top Dealmaker
Scarsdale resident David Rosewater, one of the nation's leading M&A attorneys, was recognized this week as “Dealmaker of the Year 2014” by The American Lawyer. The publication spotlights a handful of attorneys who worked on the most noteworthy and complex deals of the previous year. Rosewater is a partner and co-head of New York City firm Schulte Roth & Zabel’s shareholder activism practice. He has been widely recognized as the top legal counsel for both well-known and other activist investors, and has worked with clients like JANA Partners, Elliott Management, Sandell Asset Management, Casablanca Capital, Trian Partners, Clinton Group and Orange Capital. Of the 75 proxy contests between January and July 2013, Rosewater and his colleague, Marc Weingarten, worked on 15 of them, representing a significant market share. In addition, this year marks 10 years since Rosewater—who received his B.A., with distinction and high honors, from the University of Michigan and his J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law—became a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel.
Harrison Educator Elected New NYSUT President
Karen Magee, the longtime head of the Harrison teachers union, has been elected president of the New York State United Teachers, a statewide union with 600,000 members. Magee is the union’s first woman president. She unseated Richard Iannuzzi, a three-term President and former Long Island teacher, who led NYSUT since 2005. Magee will serve a three-year term. She called for unity in the 600,000-member association, made up of teachers and school workers statewide, following the heavily contested election. “Our team stands for change and our work begins now,” Magee said in a statement. “That includes taking on the tough fights and communicating clearly with decision makers at every level. We will be the voice they cannot ignore. We will defend public education and public service. Period.”
Open Door Medical Center Awarded $50,000 Grant
For its commitment to help support community health and expand access to quality health care, Ossining-based Open Door Medical Center has received a $50,000 “Innovations in Community Health” grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). The grant will help Open Door support primary and behavioral health care integration with a focus on improving depression in chronic disease patients and decreasing excessive medical visits.
Elder Law Attorney Elected New Westchester County Bar Foundation President
Anthony J. Enea, an elder law attorney and managing partner of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in White Plains and Somers, has been elected president of the Westchester County Bar Foundation. For the past 30 years, the Foundation has served as the charitable arm of the Westchester County Bar Association, contributing to the improvement of the administration of justice and encouraging a better public understanding of the law. A strong leader in Westchester County’s legal community, Mr. Enea has been a member of the Foundation for many years and was previously vice president. He is also a past president of the Westchester County Bar Association and co-founder of its Elder Law Section. Named Westchester County’s Leading Elder Care Attorney at the 2013 Above the Bar Awards, Mr. Enea has spent three decades protecting the rights of seniors, the disabled and their families. He is the immediate past chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section. Mr. Enea’s practice areas include elder law; Medicaid planning and applications; special needs planning; wills, trusts and estates; guardianships and estate litigation.