It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of one of our firm’s partners, William Mackin. The entire staff of Sherman Silverstein would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to our clients, colleagues and friends for the outpouring of condolences and recognition of Bill’s many contributions to the legal profession and the community.
Bill was recognized by many for his community efforts including his active participation in the Inns of Court, service for multiple terms on the inter-county Ethics Committee, his service as President of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, volunteer services in pro bono legal matters and most recently, his election as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy.
Bill was proud to be a lawyer, and was never too busy to help anyone with a problem. Everyone who worked with him at the firm feels as though they lost a good friend.
As we move forward, we will not forget the positive impact Bill had on both our personal and professional lives.
Alan Milstein appeared on the Podcast Lawyer 2 Lawyer to discuss the Take A Knee Movement and the NFL's role in this controversy as well as the potential impact on the NFL and other sports.
Robert Schwartz, a shareholder of the firm, spoke at an NJICLE seminar on December 6, 2017, titled "Commercial Leasing 2017: a Focus on Leasing, Insurance and Ethical Issues". Mr. Schwartz spoke on the topic of Insurance Issues - Managing Risk Through Insurance. The seminar was held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick.
Alan Milstein, Chairman of the Firm's Litigation Department, authored a chapter in the much anticipated "The Oxford Handbook of American Sports Law" due to be published in November. Mr. Milstein's Chapter is titled The Role of Bioethics in Sports Law.
John Lolio, a shareholder of the firm who heads the Estates and Trusts Department, will be speaking at a National Business Institute Seminar entitled "The Probate Process from Start to Finish". Mr. Lolio will be speaking on the topic of Tax Reporting and Post-Mortem Tax Matters. The Seminar will be on December 20 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. and will be held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center of Toms River.
Jeffrey Resnick, a shareholder in the firm's litigation department, spoke at the National Business Institute's Seminar entitled "Commercial General Liability Policy: The Complete Guide," on Friday, December 1 at the Holiday Inn Cherry Hill. Mr. Resnick spoke on the topic of the Foundation of Commercial General Liability Coverage.
Art Abramowitz made a presentation to the Bankruptcy Inns of Court on April 19, 2017 about handling workouts with lenders and creditors for business clients who are confronting difficulties for a variety of reasons that might arise, including defaults under loan documents, downturns in business, tax liens, termination of credit facilities by banks, foreclosures and other adversities encountered by their companies.
Alan C. Milstein was a panelist on the subject of "Athletes and Traumatic Brain Injury" and spoke on the topic of "The Ethics of Being a Fan" at The Duquesne University School of Law's upcoming Program entitled "Athletes, Veterans, and Neuroscience: A Symposium on Traumatic Brain Injury and Law." The Symposium was on Friday, April 7, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. See attached for more information.
William Mackin spoke at the Honorable Gloria M. Burns Annual Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference, jointly sponsored by the Burlington County and Camden County Bar Associations, on April 25, 2017 at the Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield, NJ, on the ethical implications of providing limited scope representation to clients in bankruptcy matters.
Arthur J. Abramowitz was interviewed by the Philadelphia Business Journal in an article that focused upon the spiking of local business bankruptcies in 2016. He noted that most of the recent Chapter 11 cases involve small businesses. One major change relates to the fact that only approximately fifteen percent of the Chapter 11 cases entail reorganization plans in which debtors continue to operate their business
Arthur J. Abramowitz and William Mackin were presenters at the annual New Jersey Bench Bar Conference organized by the Bankruptcy Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association on Friday, March 10, 2017. Mr. Abramowitz spoke about "Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law" and Mr. Mackin spoke about "The Ethical Implications of Limited Scope representation (Unbundling Services)".
Arthur Abramowitz has been named in Best Lawyers in the field of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization for the past 35 years.
Alan Milstein, Chairman of the firm's Litigation Department, authored an article in the Temple 10-Q, Temple's Business Law Magazine, on "The Brave New World of Assisted Reproductive Technology. Alan Milstein is quoted in an Article entitled "Stuck in Standoff over Chris Bosh's Future, NBA to Create New Medical Panels", written by Howard Beck in the Bleacher Report.
Alan Milstein was a featured panelist at the NJICLE Kickoff Classic on Saturday, September 24, at Rutgers University, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. before the Iowa v. Rutgers game. Mr. Milstein was joined by some former Rutgers football players and attorneys who represent athletes and agents as they tackled some of the hottest legal issues in sports.
Arthur Abramowitz was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken SC). Mr. Abramowitz was selected in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation - Bankruptcy.
Arthur Abramowitz was honored by the New Jersey Bankruptcy Foundation at its Golf and Tennis Outing and Dinner which was held on September 22,2016.
Arthur Abramowitz, counsel to the creditors' committee In Taj Mahal Casino bankruptcy, was quoted in a recent Associated Press article entitled "Little Guy Contractors Still angry at Trump Taj Bankruptcy."
Chambers and Partners USA recently ranked Mr. Abramowitz as one of the top bankruptcy/reorganization lawyers in New Jersey stating that he is " an extremely skilled bankruptcy practitioner " who is "extremely intelligent and a great negotiator. " The UK based ranking service "ranks lawyers and law firms on several factors and considerations, all of which are investigated by (its) large team of more than 140 researchers. Individual lawyers are ranked (in their practice-area(s)) on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client-service."
Thomas Tamburelli has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Food Bank of South Jersey. The Food Bank of South Jersey exists to provide an immediate solution to the urgent problem of hunger by providing food to needy people, teaching them to eat nutritiously, and helping them to find sustainable ways to improve their lives.
Sherman Silverstein lawyers and staff rolled up their sleeves to fight hunger in South Jersey on July 18 and 21. Volunteering at the Food Bank of South Jersey, they packed up food for the Food Bank's summer feeding program where the Food Bank sends out over 2,000 - 3,000 breakfasts, lunches and snacks a day for children's programs in their four county area and the lawyers and staff sorted through and categorized donated food. The Food Bank of South Jersey exists to provide an immediate solution to the urgent problem of hunger by providing food to needy people, teaching them to eat nutritiously, and helping them to find sustainable ways to improve their lives. On May 27, 2016, Alan C. Milstein was featured in The Washington Post for being 1 of 150 experts to sign a letter urging the World Health Organization to reconsider the decision to hold the Summer 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro due to the public health concerns over the Zika virus. On May 9, 2016, Arthur J. Abramowitz was featured in an article by the Center for Public Integrity and co-published with the Huffington Post, Newsweek and the Press of Atlantic City titled “Two very different Donalds, one White House goal”.
Robert Schwartz, one of the Firm's Managing Partners, served as an expert panelist at an NJICLE webinar on the subject of "Successful Law Firm Management: Dealing with the Question of Compensation" (May 4, 2016)
On May 2, 2016, Jeffrey P. Resnick spoke at the New Jersey Bankruptcy Inn of Court on the topic of Witness Preparation.
Sherman Silverstein has been named by the Philadelphia Business Journal (4/8/16) as one of the top 25 local law firms to have donated the most pro bono hours in 2014.
On April 8, 2016, Arthur J. Abramowitz was a panelist selected to speak on Supreme Court, Third Circuit and DNJ case law updates at the 18th Annual William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Conference organized by the Bankruptcy Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
On April 8, 2016, William Mackin spoke as part of a distinguished panel, at the 18th Annual William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Conference organized by the Bankruptcy Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, addressing Continuing Issues and Common Practice Mistakes under the New Local Bankruptcy Rules.
On April 4, 2016, Arthur J. Abramowitz made a presentation to the Bankruptcy Inns of Court about witness preparation, handling your own witnesses, adverse witnesses and expert witnesses.
On March 31, 2016, attorney Alan C. Milstein was featured in an article where he gave his expert opinion regarding the demand of equal wages from the U.S. women soccer champs. On February 24, 2016, at the 5th Annual Camden's Best Hall of Fame dinner, senior shareholder and President of Sherman Silverstein, M. Zev Rose was inducted to Camden Schools Foundation Hall of Fame.
Effective February 22, 2016, attorney Anne Cantwell has joined the firm as an associate in the firm's real estate department.
On February 2, 2016, Alan C. Milstein spoke at the International Gaming Conference in London on current issues surrounding Daily Fantasy Sports and betting on sports in New Jersey and elsewhere.
On February 1, 2016, Bruce Luckman was a presenter for the Bankruptcy American Inn of Court's CLE session on the admission of trial evidence.
Alan C. Milstein spoke at Harris Martin’s Multi-District Litigation (MDL) Conference on Insider Trading Game in Daily Fantasy Sports in Fort Myers, Florida on January 27, 2016
Attorney William Mackin Appointed as Chair of New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyers Advisory Committee 2015-2017.
Alan Milstein moderated “Bioethics: A Legal, Medical and Theological Perspective”, at The Mutter Museum, 19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, on Tuesday, November 3.
Arthur Abramowitz was a featured panelist for the Burlington County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee, speaking about Workouts with Lenders.
Attorney Arthur J. Abramowitz Selected for Inclusion in 2016 Best Lawyers in America (9/10/15) Alan Milstein predicted Deflategate Tom Brady verdictand is a winner in WASHINGTON POST article "The biggest winners and losers in Tom Brady’s DeflateGate court victory“ (9/3/15)
John R. Lolio Jr., Chair of the firm's Trusts and Estate practice, gave a CLE talk on "Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts" on October 22, 2015 in Vineland , NJ. The program was of interest to attorneys, paralegals, trust officers, accountants and tax preparers. (10/22/2015)
Jeffrey Resnick, one of the firm's senior litigation attorneys, was a speaker at a National Business Institute CLE on Advanced Civil Litigation Skills in New Jersey on September 29 and 30 in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. He spoke on "Resolving Discovery Disputes" and "Settling Your Case Before Trial-Advanced Techniques."
Leading Bankruptcy Attorney William Mackin Joins the Firm as Shareholder. (8/3/15)
Alan Milstein quoted in the NEW YORK POST STORY ENTITLED “brady, nflpa file lawsuit in minnesota to stop suspension” (7/29/2015) Alan Milstein quoted in the washington post story entitled "TOM BRADY’S UPHELD DEFLATE GATE SUSPENSION PERFECTLY EXHIBITS THE NFL’S SHATTERED DISCIPLINARY SYSTEM" (7/28/15) Matthew Podolnick was awarded 2015 Best Family Law Attorney in South Jersey Magazine. (07/2015) Suing for Damages in Cases of Adultery by Matthew Podolnick, The Legal Intelligencer. (07/14/2015)
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Mr. Podolnick's practice and approach to helping his clients was recently profiled in South Jersey Magazine in an article entitled "Making it Work: Attorney Matthew Podolnick successfully guides clients through some of the toughest situations they'll ever face ". (06/05/15) On may 7, 2015, John Lolio Spoke About Federal and NJ Estate Tax Consequenses Upon a Decedent's Death and Income Taxation of Estate and Trusts at a Workshop Held at the Peachfield Mansion in MT. Holly, NJ. Firm lawyers score victory in PA Superior Court
Alan Milstein Interviewed on Bloomberg News where he spoke on 2 hot topics: the future of legalized sports betting in New Jersey and whether the NCAA should pay college athletes. (3/18/15)
Alan Milstein quoted in TIME magazine story entitled "Let College Football Player Ezekiel Elliott Go Pro" (1/13/15) Attorney Rhonda R. Feld Appointed Chair of Burlington County College Foundation Scholarship Committee
Moorestown, New Jersey, February 18, 2015: The law firm of Sherman Silverstein is pleased to announce that Rhonda R. Feld, Esq. has been appointed the Chair of the Burlington County College (BCC) Foundation Scholarship Committee. According to BCC, the Foundation “oversees a comprehensive scholarship program for students.
John Lolio spoke at the 2014 Boomer and Beyond Expo on November 14th in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, on tax issues involved in probate.
Lolio spoke on Trusts as alternatives to Wills for the National Business Institute
Shareholder John Lolio spoke on the topic of trusts as an alternative to wills as part of a Step-by-Step Guide to Drafting Wills and Trusts for the National Business Institute on June 4, 2014 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This program is accredited for attorneys (CLE), Accountants (CPE/NASBA), financial planners and for IACET credit. Mr. Lolio addressed topics including when to recommend a trust over a will, types and functions of trusts, selecting trustees, choosing trust situs, trust funding basics, and sample forms.
Inaugural Penn Law Sports Law Symposium Focuses On “A Blurred Line” February 28, 2014, In Philadelphia
The inaugural Penn Law Sports Law Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania Law School on February 28, 2014 focused on the theme: A Blurred Line – Issues Surrounding the Transition from Amateur to Professional Status in Sports. The All-Star sports law faculty included Shareholder Alan Milstein on the day’s opening panel, “Why Amateur Status Matters,” moderated by Ken Shropshire. The panel also included Paul Haagen, Marc Edelman and Glenn Wong. Jim Delany, Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, is the keynote speaker.
Milstein Featured In ESPN’s 30 For 30 On Maurice Clarett
Shareholder Alan Milstein was prominently featured in an ESPN 30 for 30 program, Youngstown Boys, about Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett and his college coach Jim Tressel. Milstein served as Clarett’s lead at torney in his antitrust lawsuit filed against the National Football League.