Partners for Women and Justice Honor Attorneys


Michael Long

Michael Lichtenstein

Lucinda Long

From left, Timothy Ferges, Debra Perry, Wilson Antoine, Michele Vanderstreet, Alyse Aruch, Aliza Sherman, Ryan Richman and Gerard Brew of the McCarter & English Domestic Violence Project.

At its annual spring benefit to raise funds for free legal assistance for low-income and abused women, held May 6 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, Partners for Women and Justice bestowed awards on Michael Long and Michael Lichtenstein of Lowenstein Sandler in Roseland and members of the Domestic Violence Project of McCarter & English in Newark for their contributions as lawyers and advocates for women and children who are victims of violence. Lucinda Long, general counsel and senior vice president with Valley National Bank in Wayne, received the Partner in Hope award for acting as a role model for women and for her leadership in the legal community.

Day Pitney Takes ‘Stand’ with YWCA


On April 25, Day Pitney’s Parsippany office participated in the YWCA’s 2014 Stand Against Racism Day. More than 160 employees of the firm, including some lawyers, participated. From left, front row: Mary Ann Olivieri, Claudia Valdivia and Denis Gilles; second row: Anette Angelini, Mary Beth Donoghue, Ben Haglund, Mary Beth Saunders, Judy Krickus, Mary Cory, Suzanne Carley, Kathy Austin and Elsie Van Putten; third row: Marilyn Olivo, Kirk Rossi, Marco Anzalone, Judy Hahn, Nancy Frederick, Annette Anello, Doug Florence, Becky Goble and Randy Dannenfelser; fourth row: Janet Clayter, Xenia Kobylarz, Eileen Louisa, Nabil Mughal, Marc Crowley, John Sisman, Deirdre Monahan, DeWitt Sullivan, Adam Sokolnicki and Carol Coviello.

Drinker Biddle Partner Speaks at ‘Salute’ Gala


Dorothy Bolinsky (left), a partner with Drinker Biddle & Reath in Florham Park, and Barbara Corcoran (right), New York City real estate investment expert on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” spoke at the Executive Women of New Jersey’s Salute to Policy Makers Gala held on May 8 at the Hilton in East Brunswick.

Firm Donates 130 Trees to Hunterdon County


At Hunterdon County’s April 25 Arbor Day celebration, Leslie Parikh and Jacob Papay Jr. of Gebhardt & Kiefer in Clinton Township donated 130 sugar maple trees as part of the firm’s 130th anniversary commemoration. The trees were planted at South County Park in Ringoes on May 3 as part of a group of 300 tree saplings planted for the county’s tricentennial. From left: Freeholders Robert Walton, John King and Suzanne Lagay, Parikh, Papay, freeholder John Lanza, Shade Tree Commission chairman John Anderson and vice chairman William Wild.