Michael Cantor ’83 and Shari Cantor have funded a new entrepreneurship course, Build Hartford, to help UConn students develop entrepreneurial skills and work for a Hartford area start-up they are interested in. This course will premiere this spring as part of UConn’s Werth Institute. Michael is a co-managing partner at Cantor Colburn, an intellectual property law firm, and has taught at the School of Law for more than 20 years as an adjunct professor.
Managing IP has named its IP Stars for 2021, which aims to highlight firms and individuals for contentious and non-contentious IP advice. Michael Cantor ’83 and Leah Reimer ’95 of Cantor Colburn LLP were amongst the lawyers recognized this year. Cantor is highly specialized in patent law, and oversees hundreds of lawyers who help companies across the world with their IP assets. Reimer helps lead the firm’s Chemical, Material, and Life Sciences Department, with a focus on legal and technical issues.
Hartford Business Journal announced its 2021 Power 50, which aims to highlight private and public sector, nonprofit, higher education and healthcare leaders in Greater Hartford whose power and influence not only change the organizations they work for but the broader community. The following UConn Law Alumni were recognized: Matt Ritter ’07, Martin Looney ’85, Senator Christopher Murphy ’02, The Honorable Joseph D. Courtney ’78, The Honorable Kevin Kelly ’97, Jennifer Jackson ’93, Michael ’83 JD, and DeVaughn Ward ’11. Read their bios and see rankings here.