On Tuesday night, May 2, AABANY held a Mentor-Mentee Happy Hour at Pranna Lounge. Many current and prospective mentors and mentees met, mingled and caught up over food and drink. We counted many interesting people in the room, including Roslyn Tom, a partner at Baker & McKenzie who was once the first woman at a Japanese securities firm, Don Liu, General Counsel at Xerox who was an avid disco dancer in his high school days, and Margaret Ling, in-house counsel at First American Title and Chair of AABANY’s Real Estate Committee, who swore in Mick Jagger when she clerked for Hon. Constance Baker Motley. We were hoping to announce the launch of the 2012 Mentorship program and talk about the current Mentorship program, but the din of the bar made it impossible. If you would like to learn more about AABANY’s Mentorship Program, contact our Coordinator, Julie Kwon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday morning, November 30, AABANY Board member and Real Estate Committee Chair Margaret Ling spoke as a panelist on a program on commercial condos and co-ops presented by the New York Business Development Corporation and Winoker Realty Company. The event took place at a vacant retail space on West 39th Street, near Port Authority. Margaret spoke on EB-5 visas and the importance of title insurance for commercial condos and co-ops. Most of the audience included professionals in the real estate industry, and the lawyers in attendance earned 0.5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice. AABANY was a proud co-sponsor of the program. For more information about the program or about the Real Estate Committee, contact Margaret at email@example.com.