• Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has hired real estate attorney Russell Wohl as counsel in the real estate group. He was counsel to Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler.

• Debevoise & Plimpton has hired Lee Schneider as counsel in the corporate department and financial institutions and banking groups. He joins from ConvergEx Group, a technology firm where he served as general counsel and an executive committee member.

• New York Law School Professor Deborah Archer has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs, working with faculty and administrators to develop the curriculum and help drive the law school’s efforts at innovation in legal education.

• Solo practitioner Martin Karlinsky has formed Karlinsky LLC, a civil and complex business litigation boutique with offices at 570 Lexington Ave. He was most recently a partner at Butzel Long.