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The 9th Annual New York Golf Classic

The 9th Annual New York Golf Classic took place on Monday, August 4, 2014 at The Hamlet Golf & Country Club in Commack, N.Y.

Our Honoree

Antonia M. Donohue

Antonia M. Donohue is a member of the law firm of Jaspan Schlesinger LLP, and the Chairperson of the Firm's Banking and Financial Services Practice Group, as well as a member of its Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, Litigation Practice Group and Real Estate Practice Group.  She serves on the Firm's Management Committee.  Ms. Donohue has extensive experience representing financial institutions in commercial workout, foreclosure, collection, bankruptcy, litigation and real estate loan transactions, as well as extensive real estate litigation experience, including title claims litigation.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Donohue was a partner in a large regional law firm where she was in charge of the Firm's creditors’ rights group. Ms. Donohue received her Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law in 1984 and her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in 1981 from the University of Massachusetts. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Ms. Donohue is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, and the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association. Ms. Donohue has served as a member of the board of directors of both not for profit organizations and trade associations.  She has also served as a member of the board of directors of a public company traded on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

Ms. Donohue is a recipient of the Long Island Business News’ 50 Most Influential Women award, given to honorees based upon their leadership in business, support for Long Island’s not-for-profit organizations and commitment to the community. She is also a frequent commentator and lecturer on commercial foreclosure, bankruptcy, workouts and collection.

Ms. Donohue served on the Board of Directors of MercyFirst,  one of New York’s largest human services agencies with an annual budget of $46 million and a staff of 500+ employees, for 12 years. She also served as a mentor for several MercyFirst graduates who aged out of the program, but wanted to finish their education and become lawyers. She was a member of the Advisory Board for West Babylon Schools, where she participated in career days and other opportunities for students to interact with members of the business community. She is an active supporter of several Catholic-sponsored charities.

Ms. Donohue would like to dedicate this award to her mother, Clara Russo, who lost her battle with kidney cancer in 2003. Ms. Donohue’s father survived for nine years after his wife’s death.  He, too, was diagnosed with kidney cancer, as was one of Ms. Donohue’s brothers, whose kidney surgery was successful.  Both of Ms. Donohue’s parents were diabetic, as are both of her brothers.  The family is keenly aware of the role of diabetes in increasing the risk of kidney disease.

Ms. Donohue and her family want those who are suffering with kidney ailments and their caregivers to know that they have walked this path and are honored to do a small part to alleviate their suffering and to give them hope.

Ms. Donohue resides in Huntington, N.Y., with her husband John J.  Donohue, Jr., Esq.

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