Hofstra University recognizes outstanding alumni with an “Alumni of the Month” designation.
In 2015, two Zarb School alumni were recognized, Lance Leighton, class of 2008, was honored in June 2015, and Mitchell Wexler, class of 1982, was honored in September 2015.
About Lance Leighton
Lance Leighton earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business in 2008 with a major in Business Administration/Management. With a strong background in sales and marketing, Lance joined the midtown Manhattan office of Studley (now Savills Studley) in 2010 to apply his entrepreneurial business acumen to representing tenants with office space requirements. With an emphasis on new business development and servicing and maintaining existing client relationships, Lance works to provide his tenants with innovative, creative, and analytical real-estate solutions that enhance their business objectives.
As managing director of Savills Studley’s most active brokerage teams, Lance has been actively involved in over 70 tenant representation leasing transactions since beginning his short, yet accomplished, commercial real-estate career. While Lance works closely with various types of tenants, his experience within the financial services industry is unparalleled. In 2012, Lance co-founded HedgeFundSpaces.com, an extremely successful and highly respected real estate-blog dedicated to boutique financial firms.
In 2014, Lance was named to the Commercial Observer’s list of “30 Under 30 of NYC’s Rising Real Estate Stars.”
About Mitchell Wexler
Mitchell Wexler earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1982 with a major in Marketing. He then attended law school.
Today, Mitch Wexler is a partner at Fragomen Worldwide, the world’s leading provider of professional visa and immigration services. He manages the firm’s Irvine and Los Angeles, California, offices. His practice is composed of individual, startup, mid-size, and large multinational companies, with diverse clients across industry sectors, including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, technology, construction, and entertainment. Mitch is a member of the firm’s national executive committee and co-chair’s the firm’s Marketing Committee. Mitch also teaches an annual module on business and investment immigration law at the University of California, Irvine Law School.
Mitch has managed teams overseeing corporate clients’ immigration programs; counseled clients on immigration-related due diligence in connection with corporate restructurings and M&A transactions; advised management and employees on the immigration consequences of personnel actions, including reductions in force, hiring freezes, mandatory leaves of absence, etc.; drafted and reviewed customized immigration policies as part of a broader mobility program; and assisted families, individuals and investors (EB-5) in their U.S. immigration needs.
Mitch has published over 200 articles on various topics in U.S. immigration. He is the annual editor of the immigration chapter of the State Bar of California’s CEB “Advising California Employers and Employees” treatise. He has also spoken at national conferences and at universities and law schools on various topics of employment-based immigration and law practice management.
He is the recipient of the UC Irvine Law School first Pro Bono Community Advocate Award for work done with students involved with IRAP (Iraqi Refugee Assistance Program) and has been acknowledged by such publications asSuper Lawyers, Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, Best Lawyers, and various legal Who’s Who publications. In 2013, he was recognized as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County by Best Lawyers in America.