Meyner and Landis Names McCarthy Equity Partner
Meyner and Landis in Newark has named Joseph R. McCarthy an equity partner. He joined the firm as an associate in 2012. He graduated from New York Law School in 2003 and Rowan University in 1999, where he received a B.A. in political science. McCarthy is a partner with the firm’s litigation group, where he concentrates in creditors’ rights, banking and commercial real estate. He is an experienced commercial litigator who represents private and institutional clients in a wide range of litigation matters in state and federal courts, including mortgage foreclosures, bankruptcy, workouts, lender liability actions, construction disputes, and real estate disputes. McCarthy is also a transactional attorney who represents clients in complex commercial real estate and business transactions.
Nukk-Freeman & Cerra Promotes Two, Welcomes Associate
Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, an employment law firm representing management, has promoted Ryan S. Carlson and Jennifer M. Levanchy to the position of counsel.
Carlson focuses his practice on the representation of management in employment litigation matters under state and federal law, with an emphasis in defending claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage-and-hour violations, whistleblowing, and litigation involving the enforcement of restrictive covenants. He earned his J.D. from Delaware Law School, Widener University, graduating magna cum laude, and his B.A. from Rutgers University.
Levanchy focuses her practice on the defense of management in employment-related disputes in federal and state court, and before administrative agencies and FINRA. Levanchy defends single and multiple-plaintiff litigation on behalf of employers brought under federal employment discrimination statutes such as Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, and their New Jersey equivalents. She received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. from New York University.
The firm also brought on Iman Wells as an associate. Wells’ practice focuses on the defense of management in employment-related disputes. Prior to joining Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, Iman worked at Verizon as an ADA compliance consultant and was law clerk to Superior Court Judge Bahir Kamil in the Criminal Part. At Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, Wells counsels employers on employee handbooks, policies, performance improvement plans, disciplinary materials, and separation agreements and releases, with a focus on avoiding liability and preventing litigation. She received her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law and her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Rutgers University. She is currently the co-director of recruitment and retention for the Rutgers University Black Law Alumni Network.
Sills Cummis & Gross Welcomes Burfitt and Sedlak
Sills Cummis & Gross added Kristoffer S. Burfitt and Laura E. Sedlak as associates in the firm’s litigation department in Newark.
Burfitt focuses on complex commercial litigation, including representation of closely held corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships in connection with all aspects of their businesses. His practice covers a range of issues, including shareholder disputes and business dissolutions, fraud, employment litigation and breach of contract matters. He served as law clerk to Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Jane Bruskin Cantor. He received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2009 and graduated with a B.A. from Middlebury College in 2005. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York.
Sedlak has experience assisting a diverse range of clients in complex litigation, regulatory investigations and internal investigations relating to antitrust, intellectual property, securities, contractual disputes and the False Claims Act. Prior to joining the firm, Sedlak was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York. She received her J.D. from Cornell Law School, magna cum laude, in 2011, and graduated with a B.A., cum laude, from New York University in 2005. She is admitted in New York.
Fox Rothschild Adds Heller in Morristown
Lindsay A. Heller has joined the Morristown office of Fox Rothschild as an associate. She represents clients in complex matrimonial matters, non-dissolution matters, divorce, custody and child support, equitable distribution and support, premarital agreements and domestic violence issues. She was previously an associate at Ceconi & Cheifetz. Heller volunteers for Unchained At Last, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women and girls leave or avoid arranged or forced marriages. There, she represents a client seeking a divorce from a forced marriage. Additionally, she works with Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, assisting litigants with navigating the divorce process and preparing post-judgement pleadings for child support modifications. She graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 2012), and from Rutgers University (B.A., 2009). She was law clerk to Union County Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Walsh, extern to Essex County Superior Court Judge Thomas C. Moore, and intern at the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice in the Family Law Clinic, and served as a student advocate for the Southern District of New York Mediation Practicum.
Flaster Greenberg Welcomes Litigator Cole
Flaster Greenberg added Jeremy Cole as an associate in the litigation department in Cherry Hill. He will focus on commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as an associate with Grant & Eisenhofer in their Delaware office. Cole received his B.A., cum laude, in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from William & Mary School of Law, cum laude, where he served as managing editor of the William & Mary Business Law Review and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. Cole is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and Delaware.