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HELLENIC LAWYERS

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The Hellenic Lawyers Association of New York was founded to establish a network of attorneys of Hellenic descent and to provide opportunities for professional development. The association currently has thousands of contacts and members in the community including attorneys, judges and law students. Our goal is to promote professional development, legal scholarship, and to strengthen the ties to the Greek culture and the broader community.


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Massive Turnout at Hellenic-American Professionals’ Vasilopita Event

January 18, 2024

By Christodoulos Athanasatos

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The Hellenic-American professional organizations’ annual cutting of the Vasilopita event was held on January 16. (Photo: TNH/ Christodoulos Athanasatos)

NEW YORK – With the exhortation for further collaboration among the Hellenic-American professional organizations and the Community at all levels, the cutting of the traditional New Year’s Vasilopita was held on January 16 at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity’s Chiotes Hall in Manhattan.

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America blessed and cut the Vasilopita, assisted by Consul General of Greece in New York Dinos Konstantinou and the heads of 16 professional associations, under the organizational supervision of the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce (HACC).

HACC Executive Board Chairman Markos Drakotos serve Master of Ceremonies for the event, inviting the officials as well as the representatives of the organizations to share a short greeting. He himself shared his best wishes for the new year and referred to the symbolic meaning of the Vasilopita, which is “charity, humility, and integrity,” adding that “Saint Basil’s vision for humanity remains more relevant than ever.”

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros blessed and cut the Vasilopita at the Hellenic-American professional organizations’ annual event on January 16. (Photo: TNH/ Christodoulos Athanasatos)

For his part, Consul General Dinos Konstantinou pointed out that “events like today’s, where 16 Hellenic-American organizations are represented, are the most important thing and show unity, like-mindedness, and togetherness.”

Consul General of Greece in New York Dinos Konstantinou. (Photo: TNH/ Christodoulos Athanasatos)

Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations Ambassador Evangelos Sekeris said: “It is a great honor for us and our colleagues to be near you. We are happy when we take part in these events. I am impressed by this lovely gathering.”

Hellenic Medical Society of New York (HMSNY) President Dr. Antonios Gasparis commented on the great turnout of HMSNY members – despite the bitter cold that could be an inhibiting factor – and focused on the need to attract the youth.

“These professional organizations are the key to preserving Hellenism and staying united. We have to invest in the youth,” Dr. Gasparis noted.

Archbishop Elpidophoros pointed out that the cutting of the Vasilopita is an occasion for the community to be closer, adding that it emphasizes the equality and solidarity of all participants.

“The Vasilopita that we cut and share is equal to everyone and everyone is victorious and blessed. Everyone shares the same piece. This is the purpose of the Vasilopita, to bring us together, but also [to highlight] the unity of our people,” said His Eminence.

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America shared his greetings during the Hellenic-American professional organizations’ annual cutting of the Vasilopita event on January 16. (Photo: TNH/ Christodoulos Athanasatos)

Clay Maitland (HACC), Demetrios Comodromos (Cyprus-U.S. Chamber of Commerce), Paulette Poulos (Leadership 100), Amy Kalogeropoulos (National Philoptochos), Theodore Klingos (AHEPA), and Kondilia Parissi (HABA) delivered a greeting on behalf of the co-organizing organizations.

Nicholas Kouridis (Hellenic-American Cultural Foundation), George Zapantis (Hellenic Lawyers Association), Kalliopi Ziangos (Hellenic Professional Women), John Stratakis (National Hellenic Society), Stella Kokolis (Federation of Greek-American Educators), Lou Katsos (EMBCA), Gina Valliadis (Hermes EXPO), Stelios Taketzis (on behalf of the Greek-American media) and Nancy Papaioannou (Alma Bank) also shared their greetings.

The Athenians’ Society of New York, Pan Gregorian Enterprises of Metro New York and Long Island, and the Greek young professionals organizations were also among the organizers of the event.

HACC Executive Director Alexandra Mitsakis was also thanked for all her efforts organizing the evening’s program.

Following the cutting of the Vasilopita, a musical program entertained all those present.

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UNITED STATES

Hellenic Lawyers Association Hosts Christmas Party at Ammos in NYC

December 22, 2023

By Eleni Sakellis

The Hellenic Lawyers Association hosted their Pre-Christmas Cocktails and Cheer event on December 21 at Ammos Estiatorio in Manhattan. (Photo by Eleni Sakellis)


NEW YORK – The Hellenic Lawyers Association (HLA) hosted their Pre-Christmas Cocktails and Cheer event on December 21 at Ammos Estiatorio in Manhattan. HLA members and friends enjoyed traditional Greek mezedes and the spirit of the season in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.


Hellenic Lawyers Association President George Zapantis gave the welcoming remarks at the Pre-Christmas Cocktails and Cheer event on December 21, wishing everyone all the best for the holidays, a merry Christmas and happy New Year. (Photo by Eleni Sakellis)

HLA President George Zapantis gave the welcoming remarks and wished everyone all the best for the holidays, a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. He invited everyone to attend the upcoming cutting of the Vasilopita with the various Hellenic professional organizations at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity’s Chiotes Hall in January. Zapantis also encouraged all those present to become more involved in the HLA, attend their events, and offer suggestions for any additional events they would like to see organized.


Hellenic Lawyers Association Board members, including President George Zapantis, at left, Janet Tasigiannis, John Papaspanos, Thomas Papain, and Law Student members: Nicoletta Gasparis, Maria Budis, and posed for a commemorative photo at the Pre-Christmas Cocktails and Cheer event on December 21 at Ammos Estiatorio in Manhattan. (Photo by Eleni Sakellis)

More information about the HLA is available online: https://helleniclawyersassociation.org.

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The Hellenic Lawyers Association Invited to Join a Working-Lunch Meeting with the Prime Minister of Greece during UN Week in NYC



The Hellenic Lawyers Association Co-Sponsors Reception in Honor of

The Prime Minister of Greece, and represented by Greece's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. George Gerapetritis at The Harvard Club




The attendees were honored to receive an address by Greece's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Giorgos Gerapetritis. (Mr. Gerapetritis is a fellow Attorney and Legal Scholar)


The Hellenic Lawyers Association Annual Judiciary Night Honoring

Members of the Judiciary and

The Honorable Helen Voutsinas

June 13, 2023

at KYMA Hudson Yards

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    Highlights from HLA's 2023 Judiciary Night

    Honoring Judge Helen Voutsinas 


Past events

May 22, 2024 HLA United States Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony
April 26, 2024 HLA Members Invited to The Economist Summit
April 18, 2024 HLA Mentorship Event: You're Invited to Morning Kafé with Matia Nikolovienis, Partner @ Cohen & Perfetto, and HLA Board Member
April 14, 2024 You're Invited to march with the HLA in the Greek Independence Day Parade up NYC's 5th Avenue!
April 13, 2024 Pre-Parade Dinner at the New York Hilton
March 27, 2024 Voting in Greek Elections from Abroad- w/Greece's Minister of the Interior, Niki Kerameus and the Consul General of Greece
March 23, 2024 You're Invited to HLA's Inaugural Mentorship Brunch
March 20, 2024 Join the HLA on Long Island for After-work Cocktails & Conversation
March 09, 2024 APOKRIATIKO GLENDI with the Hellenic Lawyers Association and the Hellenic Medical Society
February 29, 2024 HLA Supports the Network of Bar Leaders Installation Dinner and Reception
January 16, 2024 Annual Traditional Cutting of the Vasilopita! Happy New Year!
December 21, 2023 Join the HLA for Casual Pre-Christmas Cocktails and Cheer
November 10, 2023 33rd Annual Hellenic Lawyers Association Dinner Gala 2023
October 31, 2023 Oct. 31st! You're Invited to Morning Kafé with Thomas Papain, HLA Treasurer and Securities Litigation Attorney
October 01, 2023 OCTOBER 1st, 2023: HMS - HLA Winery Event & Ferrari Car Show
September 18, 2023 The Hellenic Lawyers Association Co-hosts Reception in Honor of The Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic Kyriakos Mitsotakis
July 26, 2023 HLA Sponsors Joint Bar Association Reception Celebrating the Honorable Joseph A. Zayas
June 29, 2023 You're Invited to Morning Kafé with Christina Moniodis, HLA Board Member and Startup Founder
June 21, 2023 Join the HLA Table in Support of the HABA Dinner, Wednesday June 21st @ 6pm
June 13, 2023 The Hellenic Lawyers Association Annual Judiciary Night Honoring Members of the Judiciary and The Honorable Helen Voutsinas
May 31, 2023 You're Invited to Morning Kafé with Demetra Karamanos, HLA Board Member and Jones Day Partner
May 24, 2023 HLA United States Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony
April 30, 2023 You're Invited to March with the HLA in the Greek Independence Day Parade up NYC's 5th Avenue!
April 29, 2023 Join the HLA in Support of the Greek Independence Day Parade Gala
April 24, 2023 Morning Kafé with the HLA
April 19, 2023 The HLA Sponsors Network of Bar Leaders Presidents' Dinner and Award Ceremony
April 06, 2023 Lessons from a Common-Sense Billionaire, Book Signing with John Catsimatidis
February 28, 2023 The Asian American Bar Association of NY and The Hellenic Lawyers Association Present: “THE NYS 2023 NOTARY PUBLIC AND RON REGULATIONS: LEARNING THE BASICS AND APPLYING TO REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS”
February 04, 2023 *SOLD OUT* APOKRIATIKO GLENDI with the Hellenic Medical Society and Hellenic Lawyers Association
January 31, 2023 The HLA Invites its Law Students and Young Lawyers to the NEXTGEN GREEKS of New York Event
January 25, 2023 The Power of Remembrance
January 23, 2023 The Traditional Cutting of the Vasilopita! Happy New Year!
December 09, 2022 HLA Serves as Supporting Organization for Capital Link's Invest in Greece Conference
November 22, 2022 The HLA Sponsors the Queens County Women's Bar Association Judiciary Night
November 04, 2022 32nd Annual Hellenic Lawyers Association Dinner Gala 2022
September 21, 2022 The Hellenic Lawyers Association Co-hosts Luncheon in Honor of The Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic Kyriakos Mitsotakis
June 14, 2022 HLA JUDICIARY NIGHT 2022
February 05, 2021 HLA Spring Kickoff

Supreme Court ADMISSION TRIP - May 25, 2023


The Hellenic Lawyers Association gathered at NYC's Historic Pierre Hotel to Celebrate their 32nd Annual Scholarship Dinner GALA


HLA President, George N. Zapantis, Honorees: Steve Argeris, Christina Hioureas, Endy Zemenides, Her Excellency Greek Ambassador Alexandra Papadopoulou, Past President, Michael Tiliakos. 

 Law Student Scholarship Recipients Pictured with Scholarship Sponsors.


HLA Officers and Board (partial) after being Sworn-In by the Honorable Madeline Singas, Associate Judge of the NYS Court of Appeals.


 

Dancing and Revelry following Dinner.


THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 GALA SPONSORS


Judiciary Night 2022 Honoring Madeline Singas,
Associate Judge of the NYS Court of Appeals

Hellenic Lawyers Association 2022 Judiciary Night. HLA Officers pictured with Honoree Madeline Singas, esteemed HLA Member and Associate Judge of the NYS Court of Appeals, and Janet DiFiore, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of the State of New York. 

Pictured: Judge Singas addressing esteemed Judges, HLA members, law students and guests at our 2022 Judiciary Night at KYMA Hudson Yards.



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