SHARON MIRSKY

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MIRSKY--Sharon Levine,

69, of Boca Raton, FL (and longtime New York City resident) a trailblazer in class action securities law died Tuesday, May 1, 2018 after a long battle with a terminal illness. Sharon was a fierce practitioner who broke the glass ceiling for women in her profession. Known for her tenacious work ethic, she graduated Cum Laude from Brandeis University and Brooklyn Law School. She quickly rose to become the first female senior partner at her firm. Among her colleagues, Sharon's reputation as an unrelenting litigator earned her the respect of all her colleagues in both the courtroom and the office. Of no less importance to her, however, was her deep commitment to personal and professional integrity. This was a core value at work and home with her family. Sharon enjoyed debating with those around her, and due to her seemingly endless volumes of knowledge, she rarely lost. Despite her love for the study and practice of law, Sharon's ultimate sacrifices were made for her family. Long days and nights meant routine off-hours trips on the LIRR, as well as almost-weekly cross country flights, nearing three decades at the end of her career. Sharon was never lacking in motivation. One of her greatest joys in life was skiing with her family. When her illness finally forced her to retire her skis, she still remained on the mountain in order to watch her grandchildren learn how to ski. As her medical routines became more intense and physically draining, Sharon spent all her precious free time educating and entertaining her two deeply loved grandchildren. When diagnosed with her illness she had to take on a new fight. And in true fashion, she fought daily for nearly fifteen years -- for the opportunity to spend time together as a family. She is survived by her devoted husband Mike, sister Ellen, sons Josh and Rick, and grandchildren Hunter and Harper. In lieu of any flowers or food, please donate a small amount in honor of Sharon Levine Mirsky to NTMinfo. Link to donate: https://ntm.charityproud org/Donate

Published in The New York Times from May 13 to May 15, 2018