With deep sadness, we announce the passing of our friend, colleague and mentor, Burt Kalniz. Over the course of five decades, Burt put his brilliant legal mind to work for his clients and for the benefit of the countless attorneys he mentored in the practice of law. He also served as managing partner of this firm from its founding in 1991 until his retirement. “All business” when the situation warranted, Burt nonetheless prodded us all to find the humor and joy in life. His joy was in the success and happiness of his family and many friends. Burt brightened every room he entered, and we will miss him as we carry on his example of professionalism and concern for others.