Olugbemisola Aregbesola, President (email@example.com)
Olugbemisola Aregbesola is a New York solo practitioner, specializing in real estate law, and founder of Aregbesola Per Diem Services, which provides attorneys and ordinary citizens legal representation in court or hearings, when they are unable to physically be present. She lives by her motto “Never without legal representation.” “Gbemi,” as her family and friends affectionately call her, graduated from SUNY Buffalo Law School in 2012. During law school Gbemi was afforded the opportunity to clerk for the Honorable Carol Ruth Feinman in Kings County Civil Court.
Gbemi is a first generation Nigerian-American and is passionate about the advancement of Nigerian youth here in the United State and abroad. She is a founding member of the Organization for the Advancement of Nigerian Youth and previously served as Vice President of the Nigerian Lawyers Association. Gbemi is also very passionate about entrepreneurship, and has demonstrated her passion through the launching of her own legal services business as well as advising and working with various entrepreneurs and business owners throughout the Nigerian community.
H. Adeniyi Taiwo, Vice President (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Adeniyi received his undergraduate degree from Pace University, where he graduated cum laude in 2005. He then went on to receive his JD from Brooklyn Law School in 2009, where he was awarded the Philip K. Yonge Memorial Prize and selected to the Order of the Barristers National Honor Society. While at Brooklyn Law School, Adeniyi was also a member of the moot court honor society.
Adeniyi began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s office, where he prosecuted countless felony cases, some of which were successfully tried to verdict. Since 2015, Adeniyi has worked as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Office of the Corporation Counsel, where he defends the City of New York and its agencies in personal injury matters.
As the firstborn son of two Nigerian immigrants, Adeniyi loves his heritage and is proud to serve the Nigerian legal community.
Femi Gbede, Treasurer (email@example.com)
Femi is a Projects, Finance, and Energy lawyer. He cut his legal teeth at Olaniwun Ajayi LP, a foremost corporate law firm in Lagos, Nigeria. He had previously worked as a Pro-Bono Collaborator with Sidley Austin LLP under its Africa-Asia Enterprise Pro-bono Program. He studied at the New York University School of Law, where he was the recipient of a full merit based Arthur Vanderbilt scholarship, and also a graduate editor of the Journal of International Law & Politics.
Femi has a background in journalism, and has been a delegate at Young Leaders conferences at the World Bank and the United Nations. Admitted to practice law in New York and Nigeria, Femi is currently an Investment Funds Associate at a New York law firm.
Khadijat Olagoke, Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Khadijat Olagoke recently graduated law school and is currently a housing attorney at Manhattan Legal Services. She received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from SUNY Buffalo State College and a law degree from University at Buffalo Law School. While in law school, Khadijat served as the 2014-2015 treasurer and 2016-2017 vice-president for the UB Black Law Students Association, the 2015-2016 Upstate NY Sub-Regional Director of the Northeast Black Law Students Association, and a senior associate on the Buffalo Human Rights Law Review. She also clerked at two local firms, and competed in trial competitions with the Law School’s Trial Team.
Currently, Khadijat serves as the secretary for the Nigerian Lawyers Association. She enjoys baking and event planning, and looks forward to staying in NY.
Lola Moses, Public Relations Officer (email@example.com)
Ololade Moses is a first generation Nigerian- American born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. While attending New York Law School, Ololade was able to polish her legal writing and advocacy skills by serving as a legal intern for the New York City Department of Education as well as the New York City Criminal Court. Following law school, Ololade dedicated herself to sharpening her advocacy and communication skills by joining a general practice firm where she focused on advocating for the rights of individuals in various aspects of law.
Since 2017, Ololade has worked as landlord tenant and real estate attorney, where she represents both landlords and tenants in all 5 boroughs in New York City and Westchester.
As a proud Nigerian, Ololade is excited to serve with her fellow officers within the Nigerian community.