Arthur Aidala & Marianne Bertuna Welcome the Honorable Barry Kamins to Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins
On Wednesday March 25th, NYC legal eagle, Arthur Aidala Esq. and Marianne Bertuna Esq. of Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins PC celebrated theHonorable Barry Kamins joining their firm with a cocktail reception at the NYC Bar Association.
Midway through the event, as the 150 guests including Fox News anchors, Shepard Smith, Megyn Kelly and Kimberly Guilfoyle, Puff Daddy’s one time lawyer Benjamin Brafman, and Novitas US CEO Nicole Noonan, Arthur took to the stage to thank Barry Kamins. As Arthur spoke underneath a large oil painting of Kamins from when he was President of the NYCBA, he joked that he only wished he ‘ had worked with him earlier.’
He then went on to welcome his new partners, associate and of counsel attorneys, including Jennifer Cassandra, Mark J. Cippola, Paul D’Emilia, Esq, Dominick Gullo, Michael Jaccarino Esq., Ottavio V. Mannarino Esq, Mike Cibella and Peter Thomas. Arthur also took a moment to thank Alan Dershowitz, who Arthur said had become part of the family and viewed him as almost a second dad. Marianne then rose to the stage to thank Barry Kamins for joining them, saying what an honor it was.
Barry then expressed his joy at joining forces with such a talented group, and joked that Arthur was joining a reality show called ‘Real Housewives of Borough Park.’ The former Judge and former President of the NYC and Brooklyn Bar Associations, was also the Chairman of multiple districts’ Grievance Committees, and will now use his expertise to head up attorney disciplinary matters and criminal defense for his new firms clients.
Additional guests included: Former NY State Court of Appeal Judges Joseph Bellacosa and Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick; Former NYCBA Presidents John Freerick and Betsy Plevan; Acting Justice for the NY County Supreme Court, Michael J. Obus; Judith Kaye, former Chief Judge of NY and the first woman to occupy the State Judiciary’s highest office; Judge Gabriel Krausman; John M. Leventhal, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department; Judge Richard Lowe; Judge Milton Mollen; Stephen P. Younger Commercial Division Advisory Council; Head of the New York State Court Officers Association, Dennis Quirk; Acting Justice Roger S. Hayes for the New York County Supreme Court, Criminal Term in the 1st Judicial District of New York; Judge Albert Tomei; Justice Betty Weinberg Ellerin, former Deputy Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York for the New York City Courts.