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Dear members,

There is a Forum scheduled for Monday, December 1, 2014 at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan.  Our Organization sponsored the event last year and we will be participating this year as well. Representatives from the Greek Government as well as business People will discuss investment opportunities in Greece. Sponsors for this event include Citi, BNP, Deutsche Bank, EY, Goldman Sachs and many others.

Attached is the draft of the agenda for this year as well as the agenda for last year.  For more information, please visit their website at http://forums.capitallink.com/greece/2013/ for last year’s information.

As a Supporting Organization we are given one complimentary ticket good for the entire day, which includes participation in the luncheon.

For those of you who are interested in learning what investment opportunities exist in Greece and want to network for the day this may be the forum for you to attend.  Please let me know if you are interested in representing the organization at this event.


I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Michael Hartofilis

Our Mission

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 HLA currently has over 650 contacts and members in the community including attorneys, judges and law students. Our goals are to expand our membership, provide resources to our members and strengthen the professional and social ties among our members. 

Events and Opportunities

The HLA sponsors several Continuing Legal Education seminars throughout the year which are available at reduced rates for members. In addition, we host a weekly program devoted to legal topics on radio RadioNEO.us, the only Greek American information and entertainment network with 24/7 live broadcasts in English and Greek on the internet.

The organization sponsors or participates in various events throughout the year, beginning in January with the Traditional Cutting of the Vasilopita at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, followed by the HLA Kick Off Party. We participate in the Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Each May we honor distinguished members of the judiciary at the HLA Judiciary Night.

Our year culminates with the annual HLA Dinner Gala in November, at which we honor a prominent attorney of Hellenic descent and also present the Attorney of the Year Award. Past honorees have included Congressman John P. Sarbanes, Third Congressional District, Maryland (2010); George S. Canellos, Regional Director, Securities and Exchange Commission, New York Regional Office (2009); the Honorable Michael A. Chagares, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2008); and the Honorable Kenneth M. Karas, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York (2007). Previous recipients of the Attorney of the Year Award have included George A. Stamboulides, Managing Partner, Baker Hostetler, LLP (2010); John C. Stratakis, Managing Partner, Poles Tublin, Stratakis & Gonzales, LLP (2009); George A. Tsougarakis, Partner, Hughes Hubbard and Reed (2008); and Nicholas Papain, Partner, Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo (2007). The highlight of the event is the presentation of thousands of dollars in scholarships to law students studying at New York area law schools.

The HLA is proud to support and to co-sponsor events with other Hellenic professional organizations, including the Hellenic American Bankers Association, The Hellenic Medical Society of New York and The Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce.


Any member of the bar or law student is invited to become a member or join our mailing list, regardless of whether he or she is of Hellenic descent. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

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