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William K. Peirez

Chief Justice

William K. Peirez of Great Neck, N.Y., joined B’nai B’rith International more than five decades ago. He has served as the elected Chief Justice of the B’nai B’rith Court of Appeals since 2009, having previously served as an appointed associate justice for many years and acting chief justice in 2008 and 2009.

Peirez has also served as president of the B’nai B’rith MetroNorth region, and has been a longtime member of the Board of Governors and the Executive Board of Directors.

He has held a wide range of positions at B’nai B’rith, including chairing the Evaluation and Monitoring Committee and the B’nai B’rith Camps Committee. He’s been B’nai B’rith’s liaison to a committee of regional and community leaders, and has served as an international vice president.

In 1980, Peirez won the prestigious Label A. Katz Outstanding Young Leader Award, which is given to individuals under 45 who have demonstrated outstanding service to the totality of B’nai B’rith and have worked to achieve the goals of the B’nai B’rith Young Leadership program. He served on a committee to help choose the 2009 Label A. Katz winners.

Peirez is also a retired attorney who specialized in real estate, landlord and tenant law, contracts, corporate law, partnership law, buying and selling of businesses and wills.

He currently is honorary vice president of Temple Beth-El of Great Neck.