Executive Moves: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, Bertone Piccini 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.

Christopher D. Adams, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is pleased to announce that Christopher D. Adams has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation Department. Adams, who concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, internal investigations, attorney ethics and disciplinary proceedings, as well as complex commercial litigation, will chair the firm’s Criminal Defense & Regulatory Compliance Practice Group.

With a national practice and a demonstrated track record of success in taking on difficult matters at both the state and federal level, Adams has served as counsel to numerous high-profile individuals, including professional athletes, elected officials and candidates for public office. He has also represented political campaigns and numerous public and private business entities in criminal and quasi-criminal investigations, administrative enforcement proceedings, and criminal prosecutions.

Speaking on behalf of the firm, Litigation Department Chair John D. North comments: “Chris is an exceptional attorney who is held in high regard by both clients and his peers in the legal community. We are delighted to welcome him to our team, and confident that he will further enhance the firm’s reputation as one of New Jersey’s leading litigation practices.”

Bertone Piccini LLP

Bertone Piccini LLP, a boutique law firm based in Hasbrouck Heights, announced the appointment of two new partners: Richard G. Lyons and Sean R. McGowan.

Since its founding in 2010 by Grace C. Bertone and Jeremy S. Piccini, the firm has grown to include 14 attorneys, focusing on practice areas including commercial real estate, corporate and business transactions, litigation, employment, estate planning, healthcare and more.

“Our new partners bolster Bertone Piccini’s ability to deliver smart, fast, effective solutions to clients. This includes Richard’s specialized corporate and health care knowledge and Sean’s redevelopment experience, largely unseen in the legal industry,” said Partner Jeremy Piccini. “They provide the depth of knowledge, breadth of experience and responsive service that Bertone Piccini is recognized for — strengthening our firm and relationships with the business community.”

David S. Neufeld, JEB-UTEA

David S. Neufeld, an attorney and shareholder in Flaster Greenberg P.C.‘s Boca Raton, Florida, and Cherry Hill offices, was recently appointed to the Joint Editorial Board of the Uniform Laws Commission for Trust & Estate Acts by the American Bar Association Section of Real Property Trust & Estate Law. The board is composed of 24 members, including those appointed by the ULC, ABA-RPTE and the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, and monitors legal developments in trust and estate law and recommends new uniform acts or amendments to existing acts.

“It is an overwhelming honor to be able to participate with some of the best legal minds in the development of laws that will resound for generations,” Neufeld said when notified of the appointment.

Neufeld has practiced law for more than 30 years, advising individuals and businesses around the globe and foreign governments on sophisticated planning for income tax, estate tax, state residency tax, asset protection and insurance and investment planning. He is past chair of the Insurance & Financial Planning Committee of ABA-RPTE among other leadership positions within the ABA.

Julia Brines, Strategic Funding Alternatives LLC

Strategic Funding Alternatives LLC, a privately held commercial real estate investment firm, welcomes Julia Brines, a seasoned professional with more than 15 years’ experience in commercial banking and lending. As director of investor relations, Brines will be an integral part of the company’s continued growth. Her focus is one of business development, raising equity capital from private investors for the firm’s real estate acquisitions with the introduction of alternative investment strategies and mitigation of market risk. She also manages communication between SFA and the investor group.

Prior to joining SFA, Brines spent much of her career in the commercial banking industry, first as a branch manager. She went on manage sales and streamline investor portfolios of high net worth individuals and midsize businesses.

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Jonathan Minardi, Sheldon Gross Realty Inc.

Freehold resident Jonathan Minardi recently joined Sheldon Gross Realty Inc. as a corporate sales representative.

His new role will enable him to focus exclusively on commercial real estate sales. Minardi previously worked for Neuhaus Realty as a sales associate, and was primarily engaged in residential property sales.

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Carolyn Hardwick, SQUAN

SQUAN, an industry leader specializing in telecommunications design/build services for network infrastructure, announced the appointment of Carolyn Hardwick as its new national director, business development. While her primary responsibility is to lead business development efforts in engineering, Hardwick will bring much more to SQUAN’s growth and expansion as wireline, fiber and wireless carriers continue to converge and intensify pressure on operational excellence.

A highly experienced telecom/wireless communications professional, Hardwick has garnered a wealth of industry knowledge from her past professional experiences that she will leverage in this new role and has a proven record of successfully supporting business expansion efforts throughout her career.

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Priscilla Hung, Vonage

Vonage, a global business cloud communications leader, has appointed Priscilla Hung as an independent director to its board of directors. Hung joins nine additional directors, eight of whom are also independent.

“We are pleased to welcome Priscilla Hung to the Vonage Board,” said Gary Steele, chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee. “Her vast experience in enterprise software in both startup and public companies will make a tremendous impact on the Company’s growth as a business cloud communications leader and our continued innovation within this space.”

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Erin Janides, Caliber Financial Partners

Caliber Financial Partners, a comprehensive financial planning firm based in Jersey City, announced the addition of Erin Janides as director of operations.

Janides is the newest member of Caliber Financial’s leadership team, joining founder and President Patrick Healey. As director of operations, Janides will oversee the firm’s operational, client service and marketing needs.

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Denise Sabaday, Experic

Experic, a CDMO and pharmaceutical supply service company, welcomes Denise Sabaday as vice president of business development. At Experic, Sabaday and seasoned experts from across the industry are redefining clinical and commercial drug manufacturing, packaging, and distribution services for biopharmaceutical companies worldwide.

“Denise’s strong industry relationships and networking skills will help more people experience our scalable, reliable processes and innovative clinical and commercial manufacturing technologies,” said Jeffrey McMullen, chairman and CEO of Experic. “In her new role, she will be reaching out to prospective customers globally to explain how our team goes above and beyond to provide superior end-to-end services focused on powder filling and low dose dry powder inhalation.”

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Tris Pharma

Tris Pharma Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company with a robust portfolio of approved products and a late-stage pipeline of innovative product candidates for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and related disorders, announced the addition of two industry veterans to join its growing branded business.

Todd Killian, vice president, market access and trade relations, and Scott Brunetto, vice president, commercial operations and analytics, will lead critical functions supporting Tris’ growing portfolio of branded prescription ADHD medications which include Quillivant XR (methylphenidate HCl), QuilliChew ER (methylphenidate HCl) and Dyanavel XR (amphetamine).

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