A new scholarship fund at Hofstra University has been named in memory of a real estate attorney who served on the board of the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island, the society announced in a news release Monday.
The society endowed the $25,000 fund, which was presented to Richard Guardino, executive dean of the Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies and the Institute of Real Estate at Hofstra University, last week at the annual CIBS-Association for a Better Long Island real estate dinner at Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage State Park.
The fund was named in memory of Lawrence Feldman, who was a partner in the real estate, land use, and corporate and banking groups at Uniondale-based Farrell Fritz. Feldman died in 2009 at the age of 51.
Learning, community service and ethical conduct were very important to Feldman, David Pennetta, president of the brokers’ group and a partner at Oxford & Simpson in Jericho, said in a statement.
“Larry Feldman was an important part of CIBS from the organization’s formation in 1992, right up until his premature passing,” Pennetta said. “As we celebrate our 20th year as an organization, we want to give back to the community, as Larry so generously did, and encourage scholarship the way Larry did.”
The brokers’ society is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Pictured above: Attorney Lawrence Feldman