The New York City Bar



On the City Bar Stage

 FRIDAY, May 15, 2015

6:30 P.M.

The House of the Association

42 West 44th Street

New York, New York



Peter W. Dizozza, Chair

And the New York City Bar Association

Debra L. Raskin, President

The Performers  In Alphabetical Order


Samuel E. Bartos

from Book II of the Well-Tempered Clavier of J.S. Bach:

Prelude and Fugue in B-Flat Minor

Prelude and Fugue in A Major

SAMUEL E. BARTOS was a professional singer in childhood, and as an adult performed extensively in Europe and America as piano soloist and chamber musician.  His credits as a boy soprano included the Catawba Choirboys, Transfiguration Choir, New York City Ballet Nutcracker (Kapp Records), Pat Boone Show (ABC-TV), David the shepherd in Honegger’s King David and the famous Play of Daniel with the New York Pro Musica.  He is a Steinway Artist and holds degrees from Amherst College and the Yale School of Music.  His CD of Bach’s Goldberg Variations was described by Germany’s leading newspaper, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, as “delectable and dazzling . . . Bartos ends up blazing a trail toward [this music’s] future potential,” and the New Britain (Conn.) Herald described his performance of the Saint-Saëns Fifth Concerto with the New Britain Symphony as “electrifying . . . full of vigor and amazing virtuosity . . . spectacular.” Mr. Bartos is a graduate of Cardozo Law School and maintains a solo litigation practice in Manhattan


Peter Dizozza

Off and Running (Lyric by Bruce Turkle)

155 First Avenue

Fuss and Feathers and Hopeless Romance

(Lyric by Toby Armour)

Peter Dizozza (soon to be Entertainment Committee Chair Emeritus) is a general practice attorney and composer excited by the talent shared by tonight’s participants.  Easily accessible albums include Songs of “The Golf Wars,” Pro-Choice on Mental Health and The Ocean Floaters (being produced on stage as FLOAT).  Join him in welcoming new Entertainment Committee Chair Rita Warner.


Arthur Jacobson (piano Sam Bartos) singing an aria from Handel's opera Semele - Where'er You Walk.

Professor Arthur Jacobson was an associate with the firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. He holds a Ph.D. in government; his thesis was on the political philosophy of Hegel. His scholarly work has focused on the idea of dynamic jurisprudence. In addition to his specialties, Professor Jacobson teaches classes in employment law and litigation.


 A short sketch : One Fine Day at the Fifth Department 

Book by William Stock -- Music by Sam Bartos

With Sam Bartos, K.J. Nolan, Monica Trombley & Richard Weisbroat

William Stock is an attorney specializing in appellate practice.

K. J. Nolan, Special Guest Appearance in “Fifth Department.”


Barbara Friedman

Your Red Wagon

(Lyric: Don Raye, Music:  Gene De Paul & Richard M. Jones)

Crazy ( by Willie Nelson)

Barbara S. Friedman is a solo practitioner working in copyright, trademark, and employment law.  She is a long time member of the great Barry Harris Jazz Choir.  To round out her activities, Barbara also teaches tai chi and tai chi sword.


Donald Glassman -- American Folk Songs

Donald is a 2014 graduate of Brooklyn Law School and a member of the New York State bar since May 11th!  Former Archivist for Barnard College and the New York City Parks Department.


Nadia Kaddour

Ballet - The Swan – Choreography: Alan Fields

Music by Camille St. Saens

from The Carnival of the Animals


Original Songs Written and Performed by Ted Kuch

Ted is an attorney, tax certiorari consultant, singer, songwriter and guitarist living and working in Manhattan.  Ted is Director at the NYC office of Ryan, LLC, an international corporate tax firm.  Ted is also a member of the modern post-punk / new wave rock band, Wide Awake, formed in Manhattan in 2014.


Elizabeth (Liz) Lash - Poems

A Bill for Your Thoughts

Star Wars: Dark Forces Re-Awaken (For a VIIth Time)

Meditation on a Winter's Day

Elizabeth Lash is an attorney who, although she primarily drafts legal documents, equally enjoys writing on a broad variety of topics.  Her poetry has been featured in The 5-2: Crime Poetry Weekly, and her articles have been published by the Center for Art Law, the Holy Cross Journal of Law and Public Policy, Transparency International, the Engineering News-Record, and, among others.


Maria Luisa Palmese  -- O Mio Babinno Caro Gianni Schicchi Puccini

Piano:  Sam Bartos

Maria Luisa Palmese, Partner at Kenyon & Kenyon, has over 20 years’ experience representing clients in patent litigation, patent prosecution, and trademark and design protection matters.  She maintains a global practice focused on assisting companies with their US IP matters.  A skilled litigator, Ms. Palmese has represented her clients in both jury and bench trials in some of the busiest patent jurisdictions in the United States, including the Southern District of New York, the District of New Jersey, Northern District of Illinois, and the District of Delaware. She is adept at litigating intellectual property disputes across a range of subject matter, including chemicals, and chemical processes, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, cosmetics, polymers and other materials.  Ms. Palmese also maintains a counseling, patent, prosecution, opinion and due diligence practice. In this capacity she represents clients in a variety of industries, including the chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, agricultural and roofing industries, and the design, fashion and entertainment industries. Ms. Palmese is fluent in Italian, French and Spanish.


D. Mara Lowenstein

Lorax (Redux)

Original by Dr. Seuss, Revised and Performed by D. Mara Lowenstein

Mara is an attorney, search consultant and aspiring poet/thespian/artist living and working in Manhattan.  Mara is a Partner at Obeid & Lowenstein, LLP and owner of Le-gals (a boutique legal search/recruiting firm).  Mara has taken acting, painting and life drawing classes post-JD and considers this performance her Off-Broadway debut.


Steve Lueker

Guitar songs


Monica Trombley

Monologue –

Monica currently defends debtors in foreclosure actions.


Richard Weisbroat


1.    "Vi Ahin Zul Ich Gayn"? (Where Can I Go?)

 Lyrics: Sonny Miller and Leo Fuld / Music by Sigmunt Berland

2.    "V'Ulai" (And Perhaps 'Twas But a Dream)

Lyrics: Rahel / Music by J. Schertok - Translation by A. M. Dushkin

Richard Weisbroat is a charter member of Kramer Levin,

a “chazan shaynee,” a pro bono activist (“tikkun olam”),

the scion of a mixed marriage: ½ Litvock, ½ Galitziana.


  Thanks to Nadia Kaddour for help with the program, Nick Marricco and all the great support staff of The New York City Bar Association, and The Lambs (America’s First Professional Theatrical Club)




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