Hoagland Longo Promotes Three to Partner
Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas announced the promotion of three attorneys—Monica R. Kostrzewa, William G. McGuinn and Joseph A. Petrillo—to partnership. “Monica, Bill and Joe are outstanding lawyers who exemplify our firm’s commitment to excellence in client service,” said Gary J. Hoagland, managing partner of Hoagland Longo, in a statement. “They have incredibly bright futures and I’m delighted to welcome them to the partnership.”
Kostrzewa is a partner in the firm’s environmental and toxic tort department and focuses on New York mass tort and product liability actions. She oversees the day- to-day handling of the firm’s New York asbestos litigation cases throughout the state. She also is a member of the New York trial team, where she has served as second chair in many trials, from jury selection through resolution. She joined the firm in 2008.
McGuinn is a partner in the firm’s criminal defense and general liability groups. McGuinn represents clients charged with various criminal charges, including drug and weapon offenses. He also has extensive experience in DWI law, taking more than 50 cases to trial. As Aberdeen Township municipal prosecutor, he is responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses and motor vehicle infractions. He also has significant experience litigating personal injury defense matters and related insurance coverage issues. He has successfully represented security companies, nightclubs and bars in negligent security and assault/battery claims; as well as casinos, property owners, event promoters, concert venues and restaurants in personal injury claims, liquor liability claims and dram shop litigation.
Petrillo is a partner in the firm’s construction law department, focusing on construction defect claims, professional liability, and consumer fraud. Petrillo has been successful in architect and engineer malpractice, construction defect claims, subrogation, consumer fraud, breach of contract, and homeowner claims, among others. He has done pro bono work for Superstorm Sandy victims in Union Beach. He is a guest lecturer at Rutgers School of Engineering and a member of the Monmouth County Bar Association.
Family Law Attorney Sandra Fava Joins Fox Rothschild in Morristown
Fox Rothschild announced that Sandra C. Fava joined as partner in the family law practice in Morrristown. Fava was previously a partner at Fox from 2013 to 2015, and an associate from 2007 to 2013. Fava was previously head of the family law practice group at Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti in Morristown. Deirdre Moore, Fox’s Morristown office managing partner, called Fava “a steadfast and empathetic advocate for families and individuals in need of representation in complex family law matters in New Jersey. Fava said, “Fox is a multi-practice firm with a Family Law Group that has the focus and feel of a boutique.” Fava represents high net-worth individuals, hedge fund managers, corporate executives, professionals and business owners or their spouses in negotiation of prenuptial agreements, separation and divorce proceedings, mediations, arbitrations, trials, post-judgment matters and appeals. She was appointed to the District XB Ethics Committee. She is an Essex County Bar Association trustee, and chair of its Family Law Committee. She also volunteers as a pro bono attorney for the National Council for Jewish Women and for Partners for Women & Justice. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
Poulathas to Chair Flaster’s Business and Corporate Group
Flaster Greenberg partner Steven S. Poulathas has been appointed chair of the business and corporate law practice group, which encompasses the tax, mergers and acquisition, trust and estates, and health-care practice areas. In addition to serving as a member of the firm’s board of directors, he works closely with family-owned and closely held business clients guiding them with strategic tax plans, merger and acquisition transactions, and estate and asset protection planning. “Steve has been an integral part of the firm’s Corporate Department for several years and is well-suited to lead this group,” said Alan H. Zuckerman, managing partner at Flaster Greenberg. Poulathas graduated summa cum laude from Villanova University School of Law, where he ranked in the top five in his class. While in law school, he was a member of the Order of the Coif and associate editor of the Villanova Law Review. He served as an Internal Revenue Service extern in the Office of Chief Counsel in Philadelphia and judicial extern for Judge Norma L. Shapiro, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has obtained his LL.M in taxation from Villanova University School of Law.
Kaufman Dolowich Promotes Danielsen and O’Donnell
Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck has elevated Kenneth B. Danielsen and Kevin J. O’Donnell to partner in the Hackensack office.
Danielsen rejoined the firm in 2015 as an associate. In 2017, he was promoted to counsel. Danielsen concentrates his practice in the areas of maritime law, commercial litigation, intellectual property, construction, appellate and general liability litigation. He litigates high-exposure cases and defends clients following mass casualty events.
O’Donnell joined the firm in 2013 as an associate and was promoted to counsel in 2015. He focuses his practice on maritime law, products liability, premises liability, general negligence, employment liability, construction defects and construction accidents arising under Labor Law 240 and 241.