Meadow Family Establishes New Professorship in Honor of Father


Giving Alumni

Linda Friedman Meadow (BS ’89, JD ’92) and Cary Meadow have generously committed to a gift that will be used to establish a new professorship, the Howard Friedman ’64 JD Professor of Law, in honor of Linda’s father. The professorship will be held by a scholar who has an academic focus on transactional law in the areas of real estate, tax, and/or corporate law.

Following his graduation from law school, Howard Friedman (JD ’64) launched a career in tax law before pivoting toward corporate law, where he became known for his skill and versatility. Over the ensuing decades, he built an impeccable reputation as a creative, tenacious, and insightful attorney, who represented myriad corporate clients through mergers, acquisitions, and other complicated transactions. He also served in the armed forces for more than thirty years, first as a member of the US Navy and then Naval Reserve, where he was a Judge Advocate General.

The Howard Friedman ’64 JD Professor of Law chair will be established as part of the Lanny Martin ’73 JD Endowed Chair Challenge. This meaningful gift will support the Law School’s ongoing efforts to recruit and retain distinguished faculty members.

“We are extremely grateful to the Meadow family for their generous gift that allows us to establish the Howard Friedman ’64 JD Professor of Law,” Dean Hari Osofsky said. “This endowed professorship will support our law school having outstanding faculty in real estate, tax, and corporate law, which advances diverse excellence, student learning, and cutting-edge scholarship.”

Linda specialized in media/entertainment law following her graduation from the Law School, most recently as a VP at Sony Pictures Entertainment.  In addition, she is the author of several books, including the New York Times Best Seller “Shoe Lover.” Cary Meadow is the Chairman and CEO of Grade Water and Power, LLC, an investment firm specializing in energy, water and infrastructure.  He was also the chairman of the Board of Patriot Environmental Services, Inc. before its sale in 2022 to a publicly listed company.