Fordham Law

Fordham Law Mourns Passing of Harold A. Segall

December 20, 2010

Fordham Law is saddened by the death of former adjunct professor and visiting lecturer Harold A. Segall.

Segall was a partner in Gilbert, Segall and Young (later part of Holland & Knight). He focused on commercial law as well as trust and estates and represented many leading enterprises, including the Manville asbestos settlement trust, the Governors Club of NY, the Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico, Caribbean Refining, and A.C. Nielson.

"His career as a practicing lawyer was legendary, as was his service of humanity through so many good works," said former Fordham Law Dean John D. Feerick '61. "He…was exceedingly kind and generous, and was passionate about teaching young people all that he knew about handling clients and their problems."

In addition to teaching at Fordham Law, Segall was a visiting lecturer at Yale Law School, where he earned his law degree in 1941. As a law student, he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Segall served as vice president of the Philip D. Reed Foundation, established by Fordham Law alumnus Philip D. Reed '24. He also was trustee of SUNY Purchase and a director of Oneida Knitting and Pierson Pharmaceutical, among other companies.

Segall is survived by his wife, Edith; three sons, Mark, Grant, and Bruce; a sister, Edna Goldfein; and eight grandchildren.