Essex Bar Installs Officers

The Essex County Bar Association held its annual election of Officers and Trustees on April 29 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. Kenneth Rosenberg, a partner in the Labor & Employment Department of Fox Rothschild, was sworn to office as President by Essex Vicinage Assignment Judge Patricia Costello, who also administered the oath of office to the other officers for the 2014-15 term: President-Elect Judith Hartz of Kozyra & Hartz; Vice President Rubin Sinins of Javerbaum, Wurgaft, Hicks, Kahn, Wikstrom & Sinins; Treasurer Francine Aster of The Law Offices of Francine Aster; and Secretary Raj Gadhok of Kozyra & Hartz. Trustees for 2014-15 include: Edna Baugh, Richard Bland Jr., Terryann Bradley, Andrew Bronsnick, Francis Giantomasi, Denice Gilchrist, Stacy Manobianca, Eileen O’Connor, Brian Osias, Shoshana Schiff, Matthew Schultz and Kevin Walsh. Stacie Powers was sworn in as the Young Lawyers Section trustee. Mauro Tucci Jr. was sworn in as the Young Lawyers Section Chairperson. Edward O’Donnell of Newsome O’Donnell and Susan Feeney of McCarter & English were also inducted in their roles as NJSBA Trustee, Essex County and ABA Delegate, Essex County, respectively. In addition, Barry Mandelbaum, Mandelbaum Salsburg Lazris & Discenza, received the Samuel Saiber Professional Achievement Award, and Mitchell Rait, Budd Larner, received the Bernard Kuttner Pro Bono Achievement Award. Other award recipients included: Civil Trial Attorney Award—Angelo Genova, Genova, Burns, Giantomasi & Webster; Criminal Trial Attorney Award—Remi Spencer, Spencer & Associates; Family Law Attorney Award—Jeffrey Weinstein, Weinstein, Lindemann & Weinstein; Young Lawyers Section Award—Stacie Powers, Connell Foley; Maureen McCully Significant Bar Supporter Award—Provident Bank. From left: Rosenberg, flanked on his left by son Mathew, daughter Emma and his wife, Andria, is sworn in by Judge Costello.

Scarinci Hollenbeck Awards LGBT Scholarship

Ryann Aaron (shown), a student at Rutgers School of Law-Camden, is the recipient of the annual, statewide LGBT scholarship in the amount of $1,000 given by Scarinci Hollenbeck in Lyndhurst. Sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, this program serves to encourage and promote diversity in the legal profession and to advance the legal studies of those interested in the New Jersey LGBT community. Aaron will receive the scholarship August 8.

LPGA Pro Golfers Pack Food for Needy Families

On May 28, attorneys and staffers from Cooper Levenson’s Atlantic City offices joined LPGA pro golfers, including Lydia Ko, 17-year-old three-time LPGA winner ranked third in the world, and other volunteers at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey/Southern Branch in Egg Harbor Township to pack boxes of food to be distributed to needy families in Atlantic County by the nonprofit organization ‘Let Us Eat, Please,’ which was founded by retired Cooper Levenson partner James Cooper. From left: Volunteers Donna Vecere, director of marketing, Cooper Levenson; LPGA Pro Golfer Jaye Marie Green; Ken Calemmo, COO, Cooper Levenson; LPGA Pro Golfers Kelly Tan and Lydia Ko.

Riker Danzig Hosts Red Bulls for Soccer Clinic

Morristown-based Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti partnered with the New York Red Bulls for the second year to host a youth Soccer Clinic, held on Memorial Day (May 26) at Morristown High School. Red Bulls Players Matt Miazga and Santiago Castano coached at the clinic along with other Red Bulls personnel. More than 70 children affiliated with the Morristown Neighborhood House participated in the clinic. Matt Miazga and Santiago Castano spent time practicing with each group of children, much to the children’s delight. Following the clinic, they autographed player cards, and frisbees and yoyo’s provided by The Morris United Soccer Club. Pictured next to the Riker Danzig banner, from left are Riker Danzig attorneys Anthony Valenziano and Frank Vitolo, Red Bulls player Miazga, Riker Danzig co-chair Jerry Liloia, Red Bulls player Castano, and Riker Danzig associate Stuart Youngs.