LLC or INC? Entity Selection for a Small to Medium Sized Business
Shareholders John Hanamirian and David Silverman will be presenters for a National Business Institute CLE on “LLC or INC? Entity Selection for a Small to Medium Sized Business” in Atlantic City, New Jersey on December 18, 2012. The course is designed to help clients select the business structures that fit their specific needs. For more information on the program or the subject matter, please contact John or David at Sherman Silverstein.
Litigating Insurance Coverage Claims: From Start to Finish
Shareholder Jeffrey Resnick will be a presenter for the National Business Institute CLE on “Litigating Insurance Coverage Claims: From Start to Finish” in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on December 13, 2012. The course will help attorneys build a solid foundation for an insurance litigation practice. For more information, please contact Jeffrey at Sherman Silverstein
Litigation in Divorce Requires Lawyer-Accountant Interplay
The Legal Intelligencer’s Family Law Supplement features an article co-authored by Sherman Silverstein shareholder Matthew Podolnick and Michael Saccomanno of accounting firm Friedman LLP on the necessary interplay that exists in divorce litigation between lawyer and accountant.
SJ Magazine “Top Attorneys” Listing Highlights Sherman Silverstein in 15 Areas of Practice
In the 2012 SJ Magazine “Top Attorneys” listing, Sherman Silverstein attorneys were singled out for excellence in 15 different areas of practice. Lawyers on the “Top Attorneys” list were voted by their peers in South Jersey as the individuals they would choose to “lead them into battle.”
Commercial – Daniel Barrison
Debt Collection – Bruce Luckman
Divorce Mediation – Matthew Podolnick
Franchise & Distribution – David Silverman
Healthcare – Thomas Tamburelli
Mediation – Zev Rose
Municipal Court – Jeffrey Resnick
Pension & Profit Sharing – John Kohl
Product Liability – Alan Milstein
Real Estate – Robert Schwartz
School – Edward Hovatter
Trial – Jeffrey Resnick
White Collar – John Hanamirian
Wills, Estates & Trusts – John Lolio
Zoning & Land Use – Rhonda Feld
Podolnick Serves as Managing Mediator for Atlantic & Cape May County SJ Mediation Center
Shareholder Matthew Podolnick, chair of the firm’s Divorce and Family Law Practice Group, is serving as the Managing Mediator for the Atlantic & Cape May County Offices of the South Jersey Mediation Center. To learn more about the SJ Mediation Center and Sherman Silverstein’s mediation services, please contact Matt for more information.
Milstein Weighs in on NCAA Sanctions of Penn State
Sports attorney Alan Milstein was interviewed by numerous print, radio and television journalists following the NCAA announcement of sanctions imposed on Penn State University in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. In comments widely published by Reuters, Milstein said he agreed with much of the penalty but faulted the NCAA's decision to reduce scholarships and impose a hefty fine. "I don't know how you can say that money does not come out of essentially the students' pockets, whether it results in increased tuition or a lessening of academic services." He appeared locally on WCAU-TV (Channel 10). Milstein’s national imprint in the world of sports includes taking on the National Football League over eligibility requirements, among his sports law representations.
Milstein Quoted in New England Journal of Medicine on Justice for Injured Research Subjects
Milstein Leads Seminar on Bioethics: A Legal, Medical and Theological Perspective in Philadelphia, July 23
Alan Milstein is the course planner and speaker for Bioethics: A Legal, Medical and Theological Perspective, taking place on July 23, 2012 in Philadelphia. The three-hour continuing legal education program is being presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. CLICK HERE to download the complete seminar brochure. Online registration is available at www.pbi.org.
The faculty also includes:
Aaron D. Bannett, MD, MBA
Founder, Organ Transplant Program & former
Chairman of Surgery, Albert Einstein Medical Center
Peter J. Colosi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Moral Theology, St Charles
Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood
Kevin J. Doyle, MD
The Heart Center, Glen Burnie, MD
Frank M. McClellan, JD, LLM
Professor of Law Emeritus, Temple University James
E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia
Reverend Robert J. McFadden
Resurrection Baptist Church, Philadelphia
Feld Provides Financing Guidance to Solar System Project
Shareholder Rhonda Feld took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 28th to announce the commissioning of a photovoltaic solar panel system (PV) installation project at the Avian Plaza Shopping Center in Voorhees, New Jersey. Feld's client is the owner of Avian Plaza. The solar system is the largest installation to date in Voorhees Township. The system was developed and installed by National Energy Partners, LLC.
Sherman Silverstein Named to Fortune Magazine "Top Ranked Law Firms"
Sherman Silverstein is proud to have been named to the 2012 "Top Ranked Law Firms" in the United States, according to research conducted by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®.
In order to qualify for the Top Ranked Law Firms listing, a law firm of 21 or more attorneys must have at least one out of every three lawyers achieving the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, indicating the rated lawyer has been deemed by his or her peers to have demonstrated the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability. Sherman Silverstein is the only Southern New Jersey-based law firm to be included in this year's listing, which is comprised of 1,000 law firms among 254,000 rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Alan Milstein’s Op-Ed on Denying Coverage Often Means No Access
NYU Law School Panel Addressing College Athletics
On November 14, Sherman Silverstein shareholder Alan Milstein provided some provocative commentary about the NCAA and treatment of college athletes during a New York University School of Law Sports Law Panel on College Athletics. Milstein was joined on the panel by Craig Esherick, former head coach of the Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team and head of the Sports Management program at George Mason University, Dr. Constance Zotos, former Athletic Director at Drew University, and Seth Wickersham, a writer for ESPN The Magazine. The panel discussion was moderated by Professor Robert Boland of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Schwartz to be Reinstalled as Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey President
Robert Schwartz, a co-managing shareholder of the Firm, will be installed for a second term as the president of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey at its 89th Annual Meeting on October 23, 2011.
Resnick Honored with Next Generation New Leaders Award
Shareholder Jeffrey Resnick, a member of the Katz Jewish Community Center Board, recently received the Alan Klein Next Generation New Leaders Award for his work on behalf of the Katz JCC and the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey.
Resnick to Speak on Litigation Insurance Coverage Claims for National Business Institute
Jeffrey Resnick, a shareholder and member of the Firm’s Litigation Group, will present the NBI continuing legal education program, “Litigating Insurance Coverage Claims: From Start to Finish,” in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on December 15, 2011. For more information and to register for this CLE, visit www.nbi-sems.com.
Sherman Silverstein Attorneys Receive High Marks in Sj Magazine Survey
In the SJ Magazine “Top Attorneys 2011” issue, eight Sherman Silverstein shareholders were named in the annual poll, including Daniel Barrison (Mergers & Acquisitions), Rhonda Feld (Zoning & Land Use), John Hanamirian (Taxation), Edward Hovatter (Real Estate), Jeffrey Resnick (Business Litigation), Robert Schwartz (Real Estate), David Silverman (Labor & Employment), and Thomas Tamburelli (Health Care).
Merck Sued Over Side Effects from Finasteride / Propecia
Milstein To Speak at Yale and University of Virginia Law Schools
Shareholder Alan Milstein will be speaking at the Yale Law School on April 4th on current issues in sports law. On April 11th, he will appear at the University of Virginia Law School to speak on ethical issues in human subject research.
Milstein Quoted In BNA’s Medical Research Law & Policy On Parkinson Patient Suing For Negligence Over Catheter Misplacement During Medical Study
Shareholder Alan Milstein is quoted in the February 16, 2011 issue of BNA’s Medical Research Law & Policy Report discussing Zeman v. Williams, a case in which a Parkinson’s patient is suing for negligence over the misplacement of a catheter during a medical study.
‘‘Like other cases I have brought, this is really an action to protect the rights of human subjects to be fully informed before participating in clinical trials and to be fully advised of the results of any such experiments,” states Milstein.
Sherman Silverstein Announces Move To Moorestown – Effective February 1, 2011
After more than 40 years in Cherry Hill and Pennsauken, Sherman Silverstein is pleased to announce that the firm’s New Jersey office will relocate to Moorestown, effective February 1, 2011. The new offices provide increased space in an ideal location. The East Gate Corporate Center is located near the Moorestown Mall, just off Route 38 and minutes from I-295 and the New Jersey Turnpike. The offices are easily accessible by public transportation. Free parking is readily available. Our phone number remains the same.
East Gate Corporate Center
308 Harper Drive, Suite 200
Moorestown, New Jersey 08057
Schwartz Installed As Jewish Federation Of Southern New Jersey President
Co-managing shareholder Robert Schwartz was installed as president of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey at its 88th Annual Meeting on October 24, 2010 at the Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Click here to view the press release.
Podolnick Completes Divorce Mediation Training
Shareholder Matthew Podolnick, chair of Sherman Silverstein’s Divorce and Family Law Practice Group, recently completed Divorce Mediation training through the Rutgers School of Law, Rutgers–Camden Mediation Center in New Jersey.
At the conclusion of this extensive 40-hour training program, Mr. Podolnick received a certification signifying that he completed the rigorous curriculum. Mr. Podolnick now possesses the skills for assisting in mediation as a forum for resolving divorce and family law disputes.
Divorce mediation is a process to resolve disputes between parties outside of the court system. As a mediator, Mr. Podolnick is impartial and focuses his skills to assist the parties to identify the issues in dispute, develop solutions and reach an agreement. These mediation proceedings take place at the offices of Sherman Silverstein.
Mediation as a form of alternative dispute resolution is completely confidential. It provides a cost-effective means for resolving challenging issues in a manner that also can save parties time and the strain of litigation.
Feld Appointed As Trustee To Burlington County College Foundation Board
Shareholder Rhonda Feld was recently appointed as a trustee to the Burlington County College Foundation Board.
Burlington County College is an accredited, co-educational, public community college with campuses in Pemberton Township and Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Founded in 1966, it is the only institute of higher learning in Burlington County, with more than 7,500 students enrolled each year.
Hovatter Cited For Creative Alternative Fee Arrangements In American Bar Association Publication
In the July 2010 issue of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Today webzine, an article on practice-based alternative fee arrangements cited Sherman Silverstein shareholder Edward J. Hovatter for his creativity and flexibility in billing for real estate matters.
The Law Practice column authored by a law school colleague, the chair of the Law Practice Management Section states, “Ed Hovatter is one of the best real estate lawyers in Southern New Jersey. I’ve hired him myself, and I never hesitate to send clients in his direction. He refers to his fees as “value based.” Ed does not know how to be cut-rate. But he has built his practice (after having gone the large firm route once or twice) by routinely letting his clients know that his fee will be nothing more than fair. He looks at a matter and expects to be paid what he would want to pay himself. In the end, that should be everyone’s measuring stick in figuring out a fee structure—is it what you would want to pay if the money were your own? The alternative fee option should not be so hard to figure out.”
Schwartz Appointed Co-Chair For The Jewish Federation Real Estate Program
Co-managing shareholder Robert Schwartz is the co-chair for the Jewish Federation Real Estate (JFRE) program. Recently, a delegation of 30 professionals from Southern New Jersey, working in real estate or real estate related industries, joined colleagues from Philadelphia for the inaugural event of the JFRE program. The event was held on June 9 at the new (under construction) National Museum of American Jewish History.
Milstein On The Sports Law Blog: Perfection Is In The Eye Of The Beholder
Shareholder Alan Milstein recently contributed a post to the Sports Law Blog -- All Things Legal Relating to the Sports World - following the blown calls that cost Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Gallarraga a perfect game, and an officiating miscue that could have proven costly in the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup Finals. The popular sports blog has been honored by Fast Company as one of Three Best Sports Business Blogs and by the American Bar Association Journal as a Top 100 Law Blog.
In March, Milstein spoke on a Vermont Law School Panel on Age Limits in Pro Sports with Mike Zarren, the Boston Celtics' assistant general manager and associate counsel; Ryan Rodenberg, an assistant professor at Florida State University's Department of Sport Management, former counsel at Octagon sports agency, and author of articles on age limits in the NBA, professional tennis, and the LPGA; and Chris Brown, President of the Basketball and Entertainment Divisions of the Boston-based Orpehus Sports and Entertainment.
ESPN The Magazine Quotes Milstein on Genetic Testing of Athletes
An article by Shaun Assael in the October 2009 issue of ESPN The Magazine, discusses how a new law designed to protect the genetic information of employees across the country is putting Major League Baseball on a collision course with the federal agency in charge of enforcing the law. Alan Milstein, an often cited legal source in the world of professional sports, gives his take on the subject.
Sherman Silverstein Opens Baltimore, Maryland Office
Sherman Silverstein is pleased to announce the opening of a third office, in Baltimore, Maryland. The additional location, together with the Firm’s main office in Southern New Jersey and Delaware Valley office location outside of Philadelphia in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, provides more capabilities to our clients in the Midatlantic region.
Sherman Silverstein Continues Support of Limuru Children’s Centres in Kenya, Africa
Sherman Silverstein is proud to announce its silver level sponsorship of the Limuru Children’s Centres in Kenya.
The Limuru Children’s Centres are located in the highlands of Kenya about one hour north of Nairobi. Currently there are two Centres employing a total of 14 teachers or caregivers with 6 volunteers. The Main Centre cares for 41 boarders and an additional 100 children come each day for lunch after public primary school - who would otherwise go hungry. All are supplied with food, school uniforms, shoes, school bags and transportation. The Firm encourages others to support this worthy cause.
Hovatter Reelected Secretary to Moorestown Friends School
Shareholder Edward Hovatter has been reelected for a one year term as Secretary to the Corporation of the Moorestown Friends School. He also serves as a Board Member/Trustee and is on the Development and Property committees.
Hanamirian was Reelected Treasurer to Holy Trinity Armenian Church Parish Council
Shareholder John M. Hanamirian was re-elected to the Holy Trinity Armenian Church Parish Council and also was re-appointed to his role as Treasurer.
Hanamirian was Elected Treasurer to Chadwick Beach and Yacht Club
Shareholder John M. Hanamirian was elected to the Board of Trustees of Chadwick Beach and Yacht Club and was appointed Treasurer.
Rose Reelected to Susquehanna Bancshares and Jewish Senior Housing Boards
M. Zev Rose was recently reelected to serve on the Board of Directors of Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Susquehanna Bank, Valley Forge Asset Management Corp., Stratton Management Company, Semper Trust Company and Boston Service Company, Inc., d/b/a/ Hann Financial Service Corp. Rose also was reelected to the Board of Trustees of Jewish Senior Housing and Healthcare Service, an agency of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, a 503(c)(3) Non Profit Corporation.
Milstein Addresses NAACP’s Centennial Convention
On July 13, 2009, Sherman Silverstein shareholder Alan Milstein was a speaker at the NAACP’s Annual Convention in New York. This year’s convention, entitled “NAACP: 100 Years – Bold Dreams, Big Victories was an event of national signifcance. Milstein spoke on the topic of “Race, Health and the Law.”
Angelique Kuchta Elected Shareholder
Sherman Silverstein is pleased to announce that on January 1, 2009, Angelique Kuchta was elected a shareholder of the Firm.