Ginarte Firm Raises $2,600 To Fight Cancer

From left, front row: Michelle Rodriguez, Francisco Lugo, Adrian Duran, Debora Torres, Joseph Ginarte, Jose Lopez, Sasha Rodriguez, Natalie Ruiz, Madeline Thurman, Jannet Alston, Michelle LaTorre, Debora LaTorre, Evette Castoire and Anjuli Ruiz; back row: Ivan Rodriguez, Lorraine Sanchez, Raquel Davy, Cynthia Yanez, Sylvia Cabrera, Stacy Ramos, Pablo Castoire and Josean Colina.

The Ginarte Law Firm in Newark raised $2,630 in donations in the Oct. 20 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Central Park in New York. The firm ranked 181th out of 2,440 teams for its fundraising and was led by Evette Castoire and Anjuli Ruiz.

Union Bar Honors Romankow


The Union County Bar Association honored Theodore Romankow, shown, for his term as county prosecutor, on Nov. 4 at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth. Romankow is now of counsel at Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins in Springfield.

Cole Schotz Awards $5,000 Diversity Scholarship

From left: Kalezic; Gayle Englert, the firm’s director of human resources; and partners Jamie Clare, Wendy Berger and Edward Kiel.

Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard in Hackensack on Oct. 24 presented its $5,000 annual Diversity Scholarship Award to Ilijana Kalezic, a second-year student at Seton Hall University School of Law. The award is based on the candidate’s academic achievement, involvement in community service, leadership abilities and advancement of diversity in the profession. Kalezic, who emigrated from Montenegro in 2001, is also pursuing a Master of Arts in diplomacy and international relations.

Plata Keynotes Young Latino Conference

Shown, from left: Sara Pena, founder, Boys to Leaders Foundation, and Plata.

Michael Plata, a partner with Plata Ferrer & Gutierrez in Guttenberg, was the keynote speaker at the Young Latino Leadership Conference on Oct. 5 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. The program was co-sponsored by the Boys to Leaders Foundation in collaboration with NJIT-Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, United Way of Essex and West Hudson, Aspira of New Jersey and the Newark Youth Policy Board.