The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday recommended the approval of three of Gov. Chris Christie’s nominations to the Superior Court bench.
Two of the nominees—Stanley Bergman of Margate and Benjamin Podolnick of Northfield—are from Atlantic County, and the third, Edward Hoffman of Marlton, is from Burlington County.
The nominations must still be approved by the full Senate.
Bergman, who heads a firm in Egg Harbor Township, focuses his practice on estate planning.
Bergman has run his own firm since 2006. From 1997 to 2006, he was with Brown & Bergman in Atlantic City. From 1995 to 1996, Bergman was with Carchman, Socher, Schwartz & Regsdale in West Atlantic City, and from 1991 to 1994, he was with Megargee, Youngblood, Franklin & Corcoran in Pleasantville.
He is a graduate of New York Law School and Albright College.
Podolnick, who heads a firm in Linwood, focuses on estate planning, as well as estate administration, litigation and commercial real estate.
Podolnick has run his own firm since 2016, and also did so once before, from 2002 to 2012. From 2013 to 2016, he was with Brown & Bergman in Atlantic City, and from 1996 to 2000, he was with the Tomar Law Firm in Cherry Hill. From 1995 to 1996, he was with Perillo & Rosenberg in Linwood.
He is a graduate of the New England School of Law and Syracuse University.
Hoffman is with Domers Bonamassa & Hynes in Marlton. He has been with the firm since 2003, according to his biography on the firm’s website. From 1997 to 2003, he was an assistant Burlington County prosecutor, and focused on domestic violence and juvenile delinquency cases.