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The Honorable Joel Asarch, a very personable Nassau County attorney who had been serving as a Nassau County Supreme Court justice, died of a heart attack this morning at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside. He was 60 years old. The funeral will be held Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Gutterman’s Funeral Home, 175 North Long Beach Road, Rockville Centre. I personally knew Judge Asarch since 1984 when I met him at the Nassau County Bar Association. At the time he was working for his father’s law firm in Lynbrook — Asarch and Asarch — and he had become an expert in New York state civil procedure issues and the C.P.L.R. As such, his practice at the time was heavily devoted to civil litigation. He often volunteered to teach seminars at the Bar Association and for years, while I was a young attorney, he was my go-to person for questions about issues involving the C.P.L.R. He was always especially helpful and took pride in assisting newer members of the bar. Once I specialized in bankruptcy law, it was his turn to ask me questions about bankruptcy issues.

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