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Eliot E.
Democrat NY 16

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  • Honoring Jeffrey A. Moerdler

    by Representative Eliot L. Engel

    Posted on 2013-12-23

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    ENGEL of new york in the house of representatives Monday, December 23, 2013 Mr. ENGEL. Mr. Speaker, Jeffrey A. Moerdler is being honored by the Riverdale Jewish Community Relations Council for his extraordinary work on behalf of Riverdale's Jewish community, including his 27 years of service on the Riverdale Y Board, his past service as President of the Y, more recently of the Y's President's Advisory Council, and his work as a Vice President of the Riverdale Jewish Community Council.

    More significant on a basic level is his commitment to Hatzalah, the largest volunteer ambulance service in the United States, as an Emergency Medical Technician responding to 150-200 emergency medical calls per year, principally in Riverdale. He is also a Coordinator (co- president) of the Riverdale Hatzalah chapter and is a member of the Executive Board of the Citywide Hatzalah organization. He was part of the aid response when Captain ``Sully'' Sullenberger landed his airplane in the Hudson River. Most significantly, he has six ``saves,'' four in cardiac arrests and two in chokings, as well as having participated in the delivery of one baby in the field.

    In his day job, Mr. Moerdler is head of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.'s Real Estate and Communications practices in New York. He has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer for real estate in the New York Times every year since 2006 and in Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate in 2013-14.

    He is a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Vice Chair of its Audit and Security Committees and its Insurance Working Group, and takes an active role as the lead board member on many of its largest real estate transactions at the World Trade Center site.

    Plus, he does a substantial amount of pro bono legal work for a variety of Jewish and community service organizations.

    Jeffrey Moerdler has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to his community and his fellow human beings for three decades. I [[Page E1910]] am proud to join with the Riverdale Jewish Community Relations Council in honoring him with its Community Service Award.


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