Budd Larner’s Dehnhard Honored by Polish Consulate General
On Feb. 28, Karolina Dehnhard was honored by the Trade and Investment Section of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York City for her work in the advancement of global women empowerment. An immigrant at the age of six and a divorcée at the age of 30, her work with her Consulate General brought her story full circle. Dehnhard called her collaboration “a platform for me to help those women who find themselves in need of direction, support or advice, legal or otherwise.” Dehnhard “[does] not want any woman, whether for lack of knowing the language in the country in which they reside, or because they are afraid in the context of a marriage that should be safe, to feel lost, unprepared or stifled,” she said. Her global endeavors include a think tank promoting emerging women entrepreneurs in Ireland and meeting with women in Cuba. Dehnhard is a matrimonial and family law attorney with Short Hills-based Budd Larner and is the founder of Divorce Dynasty, a platform of attorneys, doctors, accountants, therapists, financial professionals, realtors and life coaches.
Hill Wallack’s Shavel Receives Community Service Award
Hill Wallack attorney Michael J. Shavel was awarded the “Outstanding Eagle Scout Award” upon nomination by the Washington Crossing Council, Boy Scouts of America. The award is granted to Eagle Scouts who have inspired others through their actions and have devoted a lifetime to their profession, avocation, community, and beliefs. Shavel has distinguished himself through his continued service to his community and the Boy Scouts of America. Earning the rank of Eagle Scout in 1978, he continues to be deeply involved in the scouting programs and holds the position of council executive board president at Washington Crossing Council. “It is a great honor to be recognized with this award among such a distinguished group of leaders who have earned the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award,” Shavel said. The award was implemented in 2010 as part of the organization’s 100th anniversary. Previous recipients include famous authors, explorers, television personalities, military flag officers, scientists, government officials, and prominent businessmen. The members of the selection committee are all Eagle Scouts. The Washington Crossing Council serves more than 8,500 young people and more than 3,500 volunteers in Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset continues, and in Pennsylvania.
Caraballo First Latino Appointed to Hospital’s Governing Board
Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville announced the appointment of public advocate, attorney and former state Assemblyman Wilfredo Caraballo to its board of trustees. His appointment received approval on Jan. 22, 2018. Caraballo, who according to the hospital is the first board member of Latino heritage, will serve a two-year term. “It is quite an honor to serve, and I look forward to helping to move the mission of Clara Maass forward” Caraballo said. In 1995, Caraballo was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 29th Legislative District. Throughout his tenure, which ended in 2007, he served as speaker pro tempore, parliamentarian, and chairman of the Utilities and Telecommunications Committee and the Regulated Professions and Independent Authorities Committee. Currently a practicing attorney at Gaccione, Pomaco in Belleville, Caraballo received an undergraduate degree in philosophy from St. Joseph’s College and a J.D. from New York University. In 1986, he was a distinguished visiting professor at New York University School of Law, and at Seton Hall Law School, Caraballo was a professor of law and associate dean from 1975 to 2016.
Scarinci Hollenbeck Marketing Director Moeller to Receive Chamber Award
Scarinci Hollenbeck in Lyndhurst announced that Peter S. Moeller, the firm’s director of marketing, was named one of six professionals receiving the 2018 recipients of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber’s Arline Simpson Leadership award. Moeller was nominated based on his work, innovation, and leadership. The award is named after the late Arline Simpson Seidman, a former chairwoman of the chamber whose dedication and leadership spanned 25 years. The professionals, like the award’s namesake, are recognized for attention to detail, commitment to quality work, contributions to their community and more. Donald Scarinci, founding partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck, stated: “From his days in the mailroom to leading one of New Jersey’s fastest growing law firms’ marketing efforts, I can say with confidence that Peter has gone above and beyond to deserve this award. His dedication and no-nonsense work ethic has been a driving force in aiding the firm’s growth over the years.” Moeller earned his B.A. from Pace University, where he was president of the Pace Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs. The Meadowlands Leadership Award Breakfast will be held from on April 12 at the Graycliff in Moonachie.