The Forchelli family has maintained deep roots at Brooklyn Law School for nearly 100 years. Don Forchelli earned his Juris Doctor from the School in 1931. His son, Jeffrey D. Forchelli, earned his Juris Doctor in 1969, followed by Jeffrey’s daughter, Nicole, who graduated in 2007.
Jeffrey D. Forchelli, Chairman and Co-Managing Partner of Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP, created two endowed professorships at Brooklyn Law School. The first, to honor his late father, was the Don Forchelli Professor of Law initially held by Larry Solan, and the second was the Jeffrey D. Forchelli Professor of Law initially held by Neil B. Cohen. Both of these current professors will be retiring this year. Larry Solan will be replaced by Catherine Yonsoo Kim, a graduate of Columbia University School of Law (2002) and Cornell University (1998). Neil B. Cohen will be replaced by Frank Pasquale, a graduate of Yale Law School (2001), Oxford University (1998) and Harvard University (1996).
Jeffrey D. Forchelli recently met both professors after a Brooklyn Law School Trustees meeting and said, “both professors have exceptional resumes and are very accomplished. The Forchelli family is very pleased and proud of their selections.” “It is extremely important to our family to continue to support Brooklyn Law School through these endowments, which help educate and challenge the legal minds of our Brooklyn Law School students,” said Forchelli.