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LICF has a new Board Vice Chair!

For Immediate Release
January 31, 2012

Meltzer Lippe Partner Named Vice Chair to Long Island Community Foundation Board

Meltzer Lippe

Syosset, NY – The Long Island Community Foundation announced today the recent appointment of Ira R. Halperin to vice chair of its board of advisors. Halperin is a partner at the law firm of Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP.

“Ira brings immeasurable commitment and vision to his work with LICF,” noted David M. Okorn, the foundation’s executive director. “As a business leader, CPA and lawyer, having him serve as our vice chair will propel our organization forward and help us effectively address the ever-changing needs of Long Island.”

“LICF is a terrific organization that provides needed financial assistance and grants to Long Island based charitable causes,” stated Ira. “As a business leader I feel serving the foundation is an excellent way to give back to a community that means so much to me.”

Ira heads the Corporate Law Group with extensive experience representing public and private companies engaged in complex mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placements, corporate financings, venture capital investments, restructurings and other commercial transactions. Before joining Meltzer Lippe, Ira was Counsel in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. He is a CPA and served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of several New York and Long Island companies.

Ira serves as General Counsel to and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Software & Technology Network (LISTnet), and is also on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Management Accounts (IMA) - Long Island Chapter, a founding Trustee in the CEO Trust, a member of the Association of Corporate Growth New York and a member of the Nassau County Bar Association. Ira has regularly been named by Long Island Business News as one of Long Island's top lawyers in its "Who's Who in Law" and "Who's Who in Corporate Law".

Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone LLP is a cutting edge law firm combining the best features of small firms with top level talent from major metropolitan law firms and functions in a full range of business areas: tax, corporate, real estate, trusts and estates, labor and employment and commercial litigation. Since its formation in 1970, Meltzer Lippe has attracted clients who are private business owners, corporate executives working at both public and private companies, real estate developers, venture capitalists and individuals on Long Island, throughout the United States and throughout the world.  For more information visit:

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