Judy and Steven Elbaum of Essex Fells announce the engagement of their son, Lawrence Shane, to Melissa Johnson, daughter of Susan Takaroff Trevizo of Ft. Lupton, Colo., and Russell Eric Johnson of Arvada, Colo.
Mr. Elbaum, a graduate of Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union (now the Golda Och Academy) in West Orange, received his BS in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and his JD from Brooklyn Law School. He practices law as a senior associate at Proskauer, the international law firm based in New York City. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Golda Och Academy and is chair of its Alumni Society.
Ms. Johnson received her BA cum laude in philosophy from University of Colorado at Boulder and her MA in philosophy and logic from University of California, San Diego. She is a senior analyst at AIG in New York City.