Resolution J520-2013

Honoring S. Gerald Davidson upon the occasion of his retirement

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  • Feb 28, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 28, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 13, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring S. Gerald Davidson upon the occasion of
his retirement

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body  to  recognize  those
citizens  of  the  State  of  New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life  in  their  communities  and  this
great Empire State; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to  honor  S.
Gerald Davidson upon the occasion of his retirement; and
  WHEREAS,  Officially  retiring  at the end of December 2012, S. Gerald
Davidson is a founding partner of the firm, Davidson Fink LLP of Roches-
ter, New York, which was created in 1968; he is recognized as one of the
"Best Lawyers in America"; his leadership and sense  of  community  have
been  infused  throughout  the firm, and he has been instrumental in its
growth and success over the years; and
  WHEREAS,  Gerald  Davidson's  legal  practice  focuses  on  counseling
clients  in  the  areas  of matrimonial, family and collaborative family
law; he recognizes the importance of  providing  superior  services  and
offers  significant  experience in the area of collaborative family law;
and
  WHEREAS, Mr. Davidson  has  successfully  litigated  cases  throughout
Monroe, Ontario, Livingston, Steuben and Wayne Counties; and
  WHEREAS, Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University
of  Rochester  in  1952,  Gerald  Davidson  earned his LL.B. degree from
Cornell Law School in 1955; that same year, he was admitted to  the  New
York State Bar; and
  WHEREAS,  Active  in his community, Gerald Davidson is affiliated with
numerous organizations, including: the Monroe  County  Bar  Association,
the  New  York  State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Collaborative  Law  Associ-
ation of the Rochester Area, Inc., the International Academy of Collabo-
rative  Professionals, the Town of Brighton Board of Appeals, the Jewish
Home of Rochester, and the New York Super Lawyers; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the occurrence of such a compassionate  blend-
ing  of  strength,  intellect,  and  commitment  as that demonstrated by
Gerald Davidson over a lifetime of sacrifice and dedication  to  others;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor S. Gerald Davidson upon the occasion of his retirement; and be  it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to S. Gerald Davidson.

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