Young Alumni Committee 2022-2023

Established in 2008, the University of Miami School of Law Young Alumni Committee (YAC) is a standing committee within the Law Alumni Association (LAA) whose goal is to foster strong relationships with young alumni and support for graduates of the School of Law. Young alumni are defined as graduates from the past ten years (2011-2021).

Executive Committee

Max Leinoff, JD ’13

Chair
Leinoff & Lemos, P.A.
Miami, FL 

Kamal Sleiman, JD ’13

Vice Chair
McDermott Will & Emery
Miami, FL

Nicole Comparato, JD ’17

Vice Chair, Fundraising
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Miami, FL

Alessandria San Roman, JD ’18

Vice Chair, Engagement
Holland & Knight
Miami, FL

Members

Octavious Buiey, JD ’19

Miami, FL
Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP

David Chaplin, JD ’13

Miami, FL
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

James L. Ferraro, Jr., JD ’13

Miami, FL
The Ferraro Law Firm

Moshe Genet, JD ’16

Hallandale, FL
Isram Realty Group

Neda Ghomeshi, JD ’16

Ft Lauderdale, FL
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Sam Goodman, JD ’17

Miami, FL
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Christina Himmel, JD ’14

Miami, FL
Kenny Nachwalter

Brett Holland, JD ’14

Miami, FL
Holland & Knight

Silvia Jelo di Lentini, LLM '21

Catania, Italy
Jelo & Associates Law Firm

Matthew Kohen, JD ’14

Miami, FL
Calrton Fields

Gabriel Mandler, JD ’17

Aventura, FL
Stok, Folk & Kon

Rebekah Molasky, JD ’15

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Bernheim Kelley Battista Bliss

Angie Novick, JD ’13

Miami, FL
The Ferraro Law Firm

Jordan Rhodes, JD ’21

Los Angeles, CA
Pillsbury Winthrop

Renan Rodriguez, JD ‘19

Miami, FL
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Shayla Waldon, JD ’13

Miami, FL
Jackson Lewis

Blayne Yudis, JD ’20

West Palm Beach, FL
Fourth District Court of Appeal

Michael Zilber, JD ’19

Miami, Florida
Carlton Fields
Member, National Advisory Council

Florida Regional Committee

Ashley Cooper, JD ’12

Naples, FL
Kirwan, Spellacy & Danner, P.A.

Livia Chaykin, JD ’12

Lake Worth, FL
Chaykin Law Group, P.A.

Krista Downey, JD ’13

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Krista A. Downey, P.A.

Jenna Winchester, JD ’14

Orlando, FL
Dean Ringers Morgan & Lawton

Regional Committee

Jonathan Hixon, JD ’12

Boston
Hackett Feinberg, P.C.

Luiz Miranda, JD, LLM ’17

Chicago
Mayer Brown, LLP

Lauren Lee Pettiette Schewel, JD ’14

North Carolina

Elise Haverman, JD ’17

Washington D.C.
Steptoe & Johnson

Emily Horowitz, JD ’12

Denver
Univ. of Colorado Boulder

Sanjana Palla, JD ’19

Houston
Sapura Energy

Candelario Saldana, JD ’19

Charlotte
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

David Newfield, JD ’16

Toronto
Altree Developments

Past Young Alumni Committee Chairs

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  • Past Young Alumni Committee Chairs

    • 2021-2022            Lauren Forenza, JD ’
    • 2020-2021            Justin Stivers, JD ’13
    • 2019-2020            Jordan Shaw, JD ’14
    • 2018-2019            Christina Guzman, JD ’09
    • 2017-2018            Todd R. Friedman, JD ’12
    • 2016-2017            Lindsey Lazopoulous Friedman, JD ’11
    • 2015-2016            Harout J. Samra, JD ’09
    • 2014-2015            Andrew Lowenstein, JD ’09
    • 2013-2014            Brian Kelley, JD ’10
    • 2012-2013            Jane W. Muir, JD ’09
    • 2011-2012            David Magilligan, JD’07
    • 2010-2011            Preston Clark, JD’ 08


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