Adelson Becomes Counsel to NJ Society of Plastic SurgeonsDavid L. Adelson, a partner with the health care practice group at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus in Bridgewater, has become counsel to the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons. The agreement has a two-year term, during which the firm will be responsible for the day-to-day legal representation of the societies themselves, and will handle member questions and inquiries. Adelson will also attend society functions, write articles, give lectures, and generally support members. Adelson has more than 30 years of litigation and health care law experience, representing various professionals and medical practices in litigation and administrative legal matters in New York and New Jersey, including professional discipline, hearings and appeals related to professional misconduct, private and public insurance audits, fraud and abuse, audit refund requests, HIPAA, employment matters, and IPRO inquiries. He is a member of the health law sections of the New Jersey and New York State Bar Associations. Adelson earned his B.A. from SUNY Albany in 1984, his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 1987, and his master’s degree in homeland security from Long Island University in 2011.
Giordano Halleran Names Sarto Partner
Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla in Red Bank has elevated John A. Sarto to firm partner in the land use and development law, and affordable housing practice areas of the firm. He represents property owners, investors, and commercial and residential developers in all aspects of real estate. He focuses primarily on development, redevelopment, and affordable housing matters. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York state. He received his B.S. from Villanova University and his J.D. from Rutgers Law School. “John’s continued growth is a direct result of his hard work and ability to provide excellent service to our clients,” said co-managing partner Paul T. Colella.
Reed Smith Names Nelson Partner in PrincetonReed Smith in Princeton has promoted Travis P. Nelson to partner. He is a member of the firm’s financial industry group. Nelson is a graduate of the Catholic University School of Law. He joined Reed Smith in 2010 as an associate and was promoted to counsel in 2013. He is one of the firm’s leading lawyers on financial institutions, including banks, mortgage lenders and servicers, credit card issuers, and money transmitters. Prior to joining Reed Smith, Nelson served in the Enforcement Division at the Office of the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, which regulates several key Reed Smith bank clients and administers the “FinTech Charter.” He has in-depth knowledge of bank corporate and M&A, regulatory compliance, examinations and enforcement, and Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering compliance.
Bressler Promotes Fisher to Partner, Bordens to Counsel
Bressler, Amery & Ross promoted Logan S. Fisher to partner and Emily J. Bordens, both of the Florham Park office, to counsel as of Jan. 1, 2018.
Fisher joined the firm in August 2009. His practice is primarily devoted to representing broker-dealers and financial advisors in securities litigation. He also represents individual entrepreneurs and business organizations in connection with the formation of corporate entities and other corporate matters. Fisher earned his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 2009 and his B.B.A. from Temple University in 2006. He is admitted in New Jersey and New York.
Bordens joined the firm in February 2009. She primarily handles labor and employment and litigation. Formerly a human resources professional, Bordens regularly counsels employers on compliance and avoiding litigation. She conducts investigations for employers into harassment, discrimination and whistleblower claims, and regularly trains supervisors and employees on labor and employment matters. Bordens earned her J.D. from New England School of Law in 2006 and her B.A. from Rutgers College, Rutgers University, in 2000. Before joining Bressler, she was a law clerk to Appellate Division Judge Ariel A. Rodríguez. While at New England School of Law, she was a senior editor of the law school’s Journal of International and Comparative Law. She is admitted in New Jersey and New York.
Scarinci Hollenbeck Adds Chaudry
Scarinci Hollenbeck in Lyndhurst added special education and labor and employment law attorney Carolyn R. Chaudry as counsel. Formerly of Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso in Whippany, Chaudry has significant experience representing school boards at individualized education program (“IEP”) meetings, mediations, compliance investigations, and other administrative and legal proceedings. “I look forward to adding to the richness of the already diverse and talented school law practice by expanding the team’s services in all areas of special education,” Chaudry said.
Javerbaum Wurgaft Adds Perez as Associate
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikrstrom & Sinins added Samuel J. Perez as an associate in the Springfield office. He attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick as a recipient of the James Dickson Carr scholarship, studying political science and communications. He attended Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, graduating in 2007. While at Seton Hall Law, Perez interned at the Union County Public Defender’s Office, representing clients unable to pay for counsel. Perez also clerked for Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Dennis V. Nieves in the Criminal Part. He is conversational in Spanish and is an active member of the Middlesex County Bar Association, and the New Jersey Association for Justice.