Mandelbaum creates securities law practice

The Roseland-based law firm Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C. has created a securities law practice and, in a related move, expanded and relocated its New York office.

Mandelbaum Salsburg said in a news release that it has hired a pair of attorneys, Vincent McGill and Mark Orenstein, from New York firm Eaton VanWinkle to head up the new Securities Law Practice Group.

“The addition of Vincent McGill and Mark Orenstein and the creation of a securities law practice for the firm signals the beginning of our New York expansion, which will be completed in the next few weeks,” CEO William S. Barrett said in a prepared statement. “This is an exciting time for us, as we plant new roots in larger, more state-of-the-art office space in Manhattan and welcome two dynamic corporate securities attorneys to our bench, allowing us to provide a wider array of services not only to private businesses, but public companies as well.”

The practice group will provide legal advice concerning securities transactions and securities-related matters, the firm said, including public offerings and private placements.

McGill, who had been Eaton VanWinkle’s managing partner, will be a partner with Mandelbaum Salsburg and chair the new practice group. He focuses his practice on corporate finance and securities law. Orenstein, who will be a counsel with the firm, works on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, among other matters.

“We have worked with Vincent and Mark for a number of years on complex matters, and I am thrilled to have them onboard as integral parts of the Mandelbaum Salsburg team,” Richard Simon, co-chair of the firm’s Banking & Financial Services Group, said in a statement. “They add a great deal to our service offerings to clients.”

Mandelbaum Salsburg also announced the addition of a pair of partners in the intellectual property field. Ronald D. Coleman will chair the firm’s Intellectual Property & Brand Management Group, based in Roseland. The former Archer & Greiner P.C. attorney, noted for his Likelihood of Confusion blog, will be joined at Mandelbaum Salsburg by a friend and colleague, Joel G. MacMull, the firm said.

“Ron and Joel’s skills and experience, coupled with Mandelbaum’s platform, will be a very powerful combination for our clients,” Barrett said.

The firm said further details on its New York office changes would be made public in the near future.