Executive Moves: Fox Rothschild, Lakeland Bank and more

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.

Fox Rothschild LLP

Fox Rothschild LLP recently elevated 23 attorneys to partner throughout its national network of offices, including four in New Jersey:

Christian J. Fisher is a partner in the Corporate and Gaming groups in the Atlantic City office. He handles a wide range of gaming licensing, regulatory and compliance matters. Erica J. Goldberg is a partner in the Taxation & Wealth Planning Group in the Morristown office. She focuses her practice on estate planning and taxation.

Nancy E. Halpern is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group in the Princeton office. She helps clients manage and defend their intellectual property rights through litigation, transactional work, due diligence and patent prosecution. Benjamin R. Kurtis is a partner in the Litigation Group in the Princeton office. He advises clients in a variety of commercial litigation matters, including shareholder disputes, non-compete violations, emergent matters and contractual disputes.

Lakeland Bank

Thomas J. Shara, CEO and president of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointments:

Brian Kelly has been hired as vice president, commercial loan officer based in Montville. With 11 years of banking experience, he was most recently first vice president, commercial lender with Millington Bank in Warren. Prior to that, he was vice president, commercial lender with First Bank in Denville, and an assistant vice president, commercial lender with ConnectOne Bank in Union.

Ryan Sheflott has been hired as vice president, relationship manager based in Highland Mills, New York. With 10 years of banking experience, he was most recently a senior relationship manager with Wells Fargo and, prior to that, a relationship manager with JPMorgan Chase Bank in White Plains, New York.

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper P.C.

The law firm Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper P.C. in Westfield hosted the annual spring meeting of the Parlex Group recently in New York.

An international network of independent law firms specializing in commercial law, The Parlex Group provides immediate access to legal specialists across 25 countries who offer local market knowledge and a multidisciplinary approach.

Senior Partner Daphna Fisher from Gideon Fisher & Co. in Israel was introduced as president. Pictured, from left, are Fisher, senior partner at Israel’s Gideon Fisher & Co.; Lindabury partner and outgoing Parlex President Robert W. Anderson; and Evert-Karel Ditvoorst, partner at the Netherlands’ Kneppelhout & Korthals Advocaten.

N.J. State Bar Association

Seiden Family Law founding partner Sheryl J. Seiden was sworn in as chair of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the firm has announced. The ceremony took place recently at the 2019 NJSBA Annual Meeting, held at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City and attended by more than 3,000 legal professionals.

The NJSBA’s FLS is made up of more than 1,300 attorneys. Its executive committee is not only a leading voice for family lawyers throughout New Jersey, but also organizes and leads educational programs on cutting-edge family law issues. The mission of the FLS is to serve as the statewide leader in the field of Family Law and to promote and protect the concept of “families” in all of its various forms (with special emphasis on the impact of divorce on children).

In addition, Kathleen Barnett Einhorn, partner at Genova Burns LLC’s Newark office, was sworn into the board of trustees of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Einhorn was selected to serve as an at-large trustee, along with two other new members, during the association’s meeting.

Lynne Strober, Mandelbaum Salsburg

Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C. is pleased to announce that member Lynne Strober, co-chair of the firm’s Matrimonial and Family Law practice group, was recently named a Family Law Trailblazer by the National Law Journal. As a result of a very selective process, 14 family law attorneys in the country received this award for 2019.

This renowned distinction recognizes attorneys who have served as leaders in the family law practice, offering innovative guidance and making an impact in family law.

As a shareholder of Mandelbaum Salsburg and co-chair of the Family Law Department, Lynne has been practicing family law for over 40 years handing all aspects.

Allison Viscardi, Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp.

Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp. announced that Allison Viscardi has been promoted to vice president of property management.

Michael P. Landy, CEO and president, stated: “We are very fortunate to have Allison Viscardi on the Monmouth team. Allison has been directly involved in managing our properties for the past 19 years. Since 2012, she has served as our senior property manager. Allison is held in high regard by our long-term tenants, our board of directors and our entire staff. She has been an integral part of our long-term success. I am very pleased to announce this well-deserved promotion.”

Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp., founded in 1968, is one of the oldest public equity REITs in the world.

Michelle Altieri, Camden County Bar Association

Charny Karpousis Altieri & Donoian P.A., a boutique South Jersey firm concentrating in divorce and family law, is pleased to announce its partner, Michelle Altieri, has been named to the Camden County Bar Association board of trustees. A longstanding member of the association and former co-chair of its Family Law Committee, Altieri was installed as a trustee on June 7 at the CCBA Installation of Officers Dinner Dance.

She will join fellow officers and board members in support of the CCBA mission, which, according to the website, is to improve the administration of justice, advance the interests of the legal profession and serve the public to promote a better understanding of the law and the justice system.

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Chad Gross, Medlogix

Medical claims management innovator Medlogix announced that Chad Gross has joined the organization as chief operating officer. Gross will lead the development, deployment and execution of the company’s business operations strategies to enhance service delivery and operational efficiencies.

Gross’ impressive career spans over 25 years, where he has served in various executive leadership roles including his most recent roles of chief information officer and chief operating officer. Gross is a highly-regarded operations and technology solutions expert in both the insurance and health care industries, and has a proven track record for developing innovative business strategies and client-focused solutions.

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John Hardiman, NJM Insurance Group

NJM Insurance Group, one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s leading teen driver safety advocates, announced today that Public Affairs Director John Hardiman has been selected to chair the Children in Autonomous Vehicles Consortium’s Public Information & Education Working Group. In this role, he will direct the committee as it works to provide guidance to those who are developing regulations, legislation, policies, and best practices around AVs.

Organized by Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries, the consortium will pioneer a joint effort between leading traffic safety advocates, researchers, academia, injury prevention and other experts to ensure the safety of children in the evolving field of AVs.

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Nanda Kumar, Dilworth Paxon

Dilworth Paxson LLP announced recently the addition of partner Nanda Kumar to the firm’s Intellectual Property Group working in its Princeton and Philadelphia offices.

“We are thrilled to attract someone with Nanda’s experience and talent to co-chair our IP department,” said Dilworth Chairman and CEO Ajay Raju. “His extensive experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries aligns with the needs of our clients and further strengthens our commitment to transformative law.”

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