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Ben, Vanessa, Barbara, Paul
Barbara and I at Winward Winery in Paso Robles 2007.
The family at the Western Wall in Jerusalem 2007.
Happily married for over 29 years. My wife's name is Barbara Anik (Great Neck North '74). Barbara teaches young children how to play piano, and is very active at our temple. Two children, Vanessa (Brandeis: BA in English, with honors, and a minor in Spanish; Pepperdine: MA in Education; now a high school English teacher) and Benjamin (Junior at UC Santa Cruz, Art Major). Business transactions attorney (www.dsk.com). Still working on starting a software company directed towards law firms and getting out of the lawyering world.
Paul died on Jan 27, 2009
ANIK, Paul S. June 20, 1954 - Jan. 27, 2009. Beloved husband of Barbara; father to Vanessa and Ben; brother to Andrew and Arthur; son-in-law of Selma and Arnold Patent. Growing up in New York, Paul came to Southern California in the late 1970's to pursue a highly successful general business transactional law practice, specializing in the computer services industries. He was a much loved and highly respected partner of several major Los Angeles law firms including Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp, Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan, and, most recently, Dreier, Stein & Kahan. Paul was originally, and always remained, a Brooklyn boy. He collected and reviewed mystery novels, was a wine enthusiast, played many sports, was an avid photographer and had a passion for musical theatre. He was a tireless volunteer at Temple Aliyah of Woodland Hills. Paul lived his life fully, vibrantly and with passion. Known for his Rice Krispie treats and pancake breakfasts, he had a cousin in every port and knew someone wherever he traveled. His sudden death at age 54 on January 27, 2009, was a terrible shock and has rocked the worlds of those who were lucky enough to have known him.