At the sold-out UJA-Federation of New York’s Lawyer’s Division Annual Event, Jonathan L. Mechanic of Fried, Frank and Scott D. Musoff of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP were honored by more than 630 of their peers in the legal and real estate community.
The attendees raised more than $1.6 million for UJA-Federation’s annual campaign to address the issues that matter to them most as Jews and New Yorkers.
Jonathan L. Mechanic received the Judge Joseph M. Proskauer Award, presented by Robert Speyer, president and co-CEO of Tishman Speyer Properties.
The Proskauer Award is UJA-Federation’s most prestigious award given to a member of the legal community. Since 1959, this honor has been given annually to an individual who is committed to philanthropy and whose conduct and service exemplify the highest ideals of the law. In addition to Mechanic’s professional achievements, he is a longtime supporter and contributor to UJA-Federation of New York. He is the first real estate lawyer to receive this honor.
The event did include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a dessert reception and after-hours party hosted by the Lawyers Division’s Emerging Leaders & Philanthropist.