Rubin recognized for achievements in the practice of law, service to the Jewish community and community at large, and dedication to lifelong learning
Leonard, Street and Deinard shareholder Steve Rubin has been honored with the Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award from the Twin Cities Cardozo Society.
The lifetime achievement award recognizes a senior attorney or judge in the Twin Cities who exemplifies excellence in his or her practice, is an exemplar of service to the Jewish community and the community at large, and demonstrates a commitment to life-long learning. Rubin was honored during a special event on November 1 hosted by the Cardozo Society.
Rubin was singled out for his many contributions as a business and community leader in the Twin Cities. As an experienced business attorney, Rubin represents both growing and mature privately owned, entrepreneurial companies. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association and a past member of the Board of Directors for the Minnesota State Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.
In addition to serving as a trusted legal advisor to business clients, Rubin also serves on the Board of Directors for the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America and as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Jewish Community Center of the Greater Saint Paul Area, where he is also president-elect. He is a member of the Management Improvement Advisory Committee of The Saint Paul Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of the Steinfeldt Family Foundation, past member of the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House of the Twin Cities, and was a co-founder of the Ronald McDonald House Children's Charities of the Upper Midwest.
"This honor recognizes the understanding that we as lawyers have an obligation to give back to community," said Steve Brand, an attorney at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi who serves as co-chair of the Twin Cities Cardozo Society. "Steve is a lawyer who not only is at the top of his profession but also is deeply committed to giving back to community, and he has demonstrated this throughout his career."
The Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award was established in 2000 in memory of Sidney Barrows, one of the founding chairs of the Twin Cities Cardozo Society and a longtime shareholder at Leonard, Street and Deinard. Barrows, who died in 1998 at age 79, had an exceptional 50-year law career with a practice focused in general business law, securities and tax issues. He was well known for his work in the early financing of USSB, the direct-satellite television company, as well as for his leadership on the board of organizations such as Hubbard Broadcasting, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.
Current Leonard, Street and Deinard shareholders Allen Saeks and Morris Sherman, as well as former Leonard, Street and Deinard shareholders Tom Feinberg and the Hon. Rosanne Nathanson, have previously been honored with the Sidney Barrows Award.
About the Twin Cities Cardozo Society
The Twin Cities Cardozo Society, founded in 1997, is an affinity group for Jewish attorneys, judges and law students, affiliated through the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and United Jewish Fund and Council of St. Paul. Its mission is to strengthen bonds among legal professionals through educational, social and philanthropic activities. For more information, visit www.jewishstpaul.org.