IN MEMORIAM - August 9, 1920 to April 14, 2013
Samuel Israel Kirschenbaum joined the firm in 1984 upon retiring as senior litigation partner at Dreyer and Traub, at which time Kenneth Kirschenbaum changed the firm name to Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum, P.C. Sam brought his exceptional title insurance litigation experience and renowned reputation and quickly established a real estate litigation practice at the firm, where he remained until 2002. Thereafter, Sam maintained his practice of law as an arbitrator for several more years, well into his 80s, until his official retirement.
In addition to his distinguished career, Sam was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather; patron of the arts, animal lover, baker, woodcrafter, traveler and linguist - fluent in five languages - English, Yiddish, German, Hebrew and Spanish. Sam served as a translator, as well as an engineer, in World War II.
Sam devoted his career and life towards achieving excellence in each task performed, whether for the benefit of family, client or friend. We continue to strive towards his standards and thank him for his patience, teachings and love.
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A.
Brooklyn Law School, Class of 1942
West Hempstead Jewish Center
Shelter Rock Jewish Center