Executive Moves is an occasional feature on ROI-NJ.com describing some of the important personnel changes in the New Jersey business community. Reports are based on news releases, edited for content, clarity and style.
Andrew Bayer, Pashman Stein Walder Hayden
Red Bank-based Pashman Stein Walder Hayden announced that Andrew Bayer has joined the firm as partner. Bayer was previously chairman of the Municipal Group and Litigation Group at GluckWalrath in Trenton.
Bayer’s practice focuses on municipal law and civil litigation. He currently serves as special affordable housing counsel to a large number of municipalities. In his capacity as municipal attorney, he serves as corporation counsel and handles all aspects of a municipality’s legal representations, including the drafting of resolutions and ordinances, defending the municipality in prerogative writ complaints, civil rights actions and claims brought under the New Jersey Tort Claims Act. In addition, Bayer represents health care providers for regulatory issues and commercial, employment and contractual disputes.
“I am pleased to join Pashman Stein, and to support the needs of clients with my experience in government and private representation,” said Bayer. “I have known many of the attorneys at Pashman Stein and I look forward to working with them.”
“As the firm has been retained by more Monmouth County clients, both public and private, we are expanding our presence and capabilities in that region of New Jersey,” said Michael S. Stein, Pashman Stein’s managing partner. “Andy is a top-notch litigator, known not only for his outstanding work as affordable housing counsel for municipalities, but also for his civil litigation defense work with government entities, health care providers and other private businesses. We welcome him to Pashman Stein and know he will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”
Hubert Klein, AICPA/Bergen County Bar Foundation
EisnerAmper LLP announced that Hubert Klein has been named to the American Institute of CPAs’ Business Valuation Committee and treasurer of the Bergen County Bar Foundation.
The Business Valuation Committee supports the AICPA by fostering growth in valuation services by providing technical and educational guidance to CPAs in public practice or in the private sector who provide valuation services and by monitoring issues that impacts CPAs’ ability to provide valuation services (e.g., competition, legislation, regulation). It serves to promote the relevance of valuation in the accounting profession to increase the awareness of, growth of and demand for CPAs who provide these services.
The mission of the Bergen County Bar Foundation, based in Hackensack, is to help improve the administration of justice, promote the study of law and legal scholarship, maintain and enhance the honor and integrity of the legal profession, as well as improve the public’s perception of the legal system.
Klein, a partner in EisnerAmper’s Financial Advisory Services Practice, has nearly 30 years of experience in complex damages, business valuations, due diligence analysis, fraud and forensic investigations, matrimonial proceedings, lost profit calculations, shareholder disputes, insurance claims analysis, succession planning, and estate and gift planning.
Mark D. Mako, Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla P.C.
Mark D. Mako, who has extensive experience representing developers and lenders, has joined Red Bank-based Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C., as a shareholder.
Mako guides clients through commercial real estate financings, including construction, project and mezzanine matters; acquisitions and sales; office, retail and warehouse leasing transactions; loan structurings and workouts; loan portfolio sales and purchases; land use matters; and litigation.
He began as a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Redevelopment and Planned Real Estate Development Department on May 29.
“Mark brings deep knowledge of real estate and banking, having spent decades as a trusted adviser to clients in a wide range of matters,” said Paul T. Colella, co-managing shareholder at GH&C. “We are delighted to announce that he has joined the firm.”
Before joining GH&C, he was a partner at a national law firm, where he represented developers and institutional and non-conventional lenders in real estate matters. He also represented financial institutions in financial services-related regulatory and transactional matters.
Barry M. Schwartz, Mandelbaum Salsburg
Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C. is pleased to announce that Barry M. Schwartz has joined the firm as a member in its Corporate, Securities and Healthcare practice groups. The addition of Schwartz is part of the continued strategic growth of the full-service Roseland-based firm and, in particular, its Corporate presence.
“As we continue our strategic expansion, I am extremely pleased to welcome Barry Schwartz to the firm. He has a reputation in the industry as a dealmaker and is a valuable addition to our prominent Corporate Practice, bringing a strong regional transactional background, “said William S. Barrett, CEO of Mandelbaum Salsburg.
Schwartz joins the firm from Cole Schotz, where he was a partner in the Corporate Department. He represents startup, closely held and publicly traded companies in corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, asset-based lending and debt and equity financing. He often works with entrepreneurs from the “ground-up,” helping in the selection and formation of their entity; the drafting of their charter documents; and the creation and protection of their intellectual property. Experienced in-house counsel for both publicly traded and closely held companies frequently rely on Schwartz’s corporate acumen, advice and drafting skills. He also represents medical groups and physicians in the acquisition and sale of professional practices and in corporate matters. Schwartz drafts and counsels clients with respect to confidentiality, shareholder, operating, employment, consulting, distribution and trademark licensing agreements.
Schwartz also has significant experience in UCC Article 9 non-judicial foreclosures, having represented both debtors and secured parties with respect to businesses involved in vintage automobiles, cosmetics manufacturing, software development, cheese manufacturing, retail sporting goods and biomass energy production.