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Class Notes

  • Jeff Benson JD'93 has been named chief operating officer and executive vice president of the Dilweg Companies, a commercial real estate firm, in Durham. He previously practiced for over 20 years in the Raleigh office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, where he was a partner and head of the firm's real estate department.
  • Kesav Mohan JD'09 has been named director of business development of Veniam Works, a tech start-up seeking to provide vehicular networking solutions, headquartered in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Portugal.  
  • Matthew Kane JD'03 has joined Z Capital Partners as a director, deputy general counsel, and member of the investment team.  He previously was an associate with the firm Storch Amini & Munves in New York City.
  • Jan Maarten Gerretsen LLM'90 has joined Lexence, N.V. as a partner in Amsterdam, where he specializes in construction law and real estate transactions. He previously was affiliated with Loyens & Loeff.
  • William "Bill" Constangy LLB'67 retired Aug. 31 as a Mecklenburg County, N.C. superior court judge. He has been a judge in the county for a quarter-century, serving previously on the district court.  
  • Nadine Faruque LLM'90 will become global head of compliance at Deutsche Bank on Dec. 1, 2014.  She joins Deutsche Bank from UniCredit where she was general counsel and group compliance officer.  
  • Geoff Krouse JD'97 has been named to a three-year term on the board of trustees of the Montessori School of Raleigh. Geoff is a partner at Smith Anderson, where his practice includes representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions and recapitalization transactions, public offerings and private placements of securities, and other corporate and compliance matters.
  • Richard "Tad" Ferris JD'94  has been admitted to partnership in the D.C. office of Foley and Lardner, and named co-chair of the firm's greater China regulatory practice.
  • Curtis Griner JD/LLM'10 recently joined the mergers & acquisitions and cross-border transactions group of McGuireWoods in Charlotte, N.C., where he previously practiced law as a commercial litigator.
  • Peter Cotorceanu JD'82 has joined the law firm of Anaford AG as a partner in its Zurich office. He specializes in cross-border tax and structuring for private clients and implementation of FATCA for the fiduciary and financial services industries. Peter spent the last seven years in-house at UBS.