New York Partner to Receive Honor from Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
May 29, 2012
New York Partner Bill Hibsher will be honored by Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST), a renowned center of social and civil rights activism in the Jewish and LGBT communities, on Thursday, June 14. Hibsher, president of the board and chair of the Capital Project for CBST, has long been a pillar of the LGBT community in New York and a pioneer in the fight for LGBT civil rights nationally. Congregation Beit Simchat Torah is the world’s largest predominantly LGBT synagogue.
In June 2011, Bryan Cave provided pro bono
legal counsel to CBST to successfully close on the purchase of two commercial condominium units in the Cass Gilbert Building on West 30th Street in New York City. The landmarked property will serve as the permanent home for CBST and will host the event honoring Hibsher.
Hibsher has experience litigating trial and appellate matters in federal and state courts and before arbitration tribunals involving a variety of industries. He has litigated numerous matters on behalf of financial institutions and has conducted internal investigations for financial institutions in the United States and abroad. His pro bono
work has included test-case litigation in support of a number of civil rights initiatives.