Patel Joins Parker McCay’s Corporate Practice
Parker McCay welcomed new associate Parthiv M. Patel to its corporate department. Patel is based out of the firm’s Mount Laurel office.
Patel focuses on business and corporate law, counseling clients on entity formation, corporate governance, and securities law. He earned his law degree from Drexel University’s Thomas Kline School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Rutgers University, Camden. He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He was a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration status.
Riker Danzig Welcomes Associate Restrepo
Morristown-based Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti brought on Christine N. Restrepo as an associate. She joins the firm’s corporate, and transportation and logistics groups. Restrepo is experienced in the drafting of commercial agreements and transaction documents, including service agreements, noncompete and confidentiality agreements, asset and stock purchase agreements, logistics agreements, operating agreements, and formation documents. She regularly counsels clients regarding entity formation and corporate governance matters. Restrepo received her law degree in 2013 from Rutgers Law School, where she was the alumni relations associate of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion and received various honors. Restrepo graduated from the University of Delaware in 2010. Following law school, Restrepo clerked for Superior Court Judge Richard M. Freid.
New Associate Tamzoke Joins Wilentz
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer added Adam T. Tamzoke as an associate in the public finance group in Woodbridge. He represents state and local government entities in public finance transactions. Tamzoke has served as bond counsel in tax-exempt and taxable financings completed in the public market, including current/advanced refunding deals relating to capital, working capital, school, public housing, infrastructure, utility, and redevelopment bonds and notes, on both a competitive and negotiated basis. His experience also includes structuring, negotiating, managing and documenting complex transactions. He clerked for Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Ann G. McCormick. He earned his law degree at Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a master of public affairs from Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He was awarded the Frederic L. Ballard Jr. Memorial Scholarship by the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers-New Brunswick in 2008.
Brown and Fishman Join NJ Institute for Social Justice Board
The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice welcomed Paulette Brown and Paul Fishman to its board of trustees, which seeks to advance progressive solutions to social and racial justice challenges.
Brown made history as the first black woman to ever serve as the president of the American Bar Association. She also served as the president of the National Bar Association. She is a partner at Locke Lord and a member of the firm’s labor and employment practice group. For more than 35 years, Brown has focused on all facets of labor and employment, and commercial litigation. She regularly provides diversity and inclusion/implicit bias training to companies, law firms, and industry organizations.
Under Fishman’s leadership as the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, the city of Newark entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice to bring about widespread transformation to the Newark Police Division, following findings of a number of unconstitutional practices. Fishman is now a partner at Arnold & Porter, heading the firm’s crisis management and strategic response team.