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Lawyer

George M. Shapiro, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1942. Chairman council State University College Medicine, New York, 1955-1971; member Governor's Committee Reapportionment, 1964, Mayor's Committee Judicial Selection, 1966-1969; chairman Park Avenue Synagogue, 1973-1981; member Council on Foreign Relations, 1974-1992. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member of Harmonie.

Background

Shapiro, George M. was born on December 7, 1919 in New York City. Son of Samuel N. and Sarah (Milstein) Shapiro.

Education

Bachelor of Science, LIU, 1939. Bachelor of Laws (Kent scholar), Columbia University, 1942. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Long Island University, 1986.

Career

Worked at Proskauer Rose LLP. Admitted to the bar, 1942, New York. Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Counsel to Governor Thomas E. Dewey, Albany, NY, 1951-1954. Special Counsel, Majority Leader and President Pro Tem, New York State Senate, Albany, NY, 1955-1959. Dedicated to delivering results to individuals and companies through the effective application of talent and experience, Proskauer Rose LLP has been providing a wide range of legal services for over 100 years.

With five United States. offices (Boca Raton, Florida, Clifton, New Jersey, Los Angeles, California, New York, NY and Washington, DC), and one in Europe (Paris, France), the firm's over 460 attorneys offer general corporate, litigation and dispute resolution, labor and employment, real estate, personal planning and tax services along with services in a multitude of practice and industry specialties. The service areas include, but are not limited to antitrust, bankruptcy and reorganization, employee benefits, environmental insurance, immigration, intellectual property, non-complete and trade secrets and white collar criminal defense. Industry practices include entertainment, media, information and technology, financial services, health care, hospitality, not-for-profit and sports.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1942.

Membership

Chairman council State University College Medicine, New York, 1955-1971. Member Governor's Committee Reapportionment, 1964, Mayor's Committee Judicial Selection, 1966-1969. Chairman Park Avenue Synagogue, 1973-1981.

Member Council on Foreign Relations, 1974-1992. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member of Harmonie.

Connections

Married Rita V. Lubin, March 29, 1942. Children: Karen Shapiro Spector, Sanford.

father:
Samuel N. Shapiro

mother:
Sarah (Milstein) Shapiro

spouse:
Rita V. Lubin

child:
Sanford Shapiro

child:
Karen Shapiro Spector Shapiro