HARTMANN DOHERTY ADDS ATTORNEYS, EXPANDS OFFICES

(River Edge, NJ; January 3, 2016) Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC (“HDRBB”), a law firm based in River Edge, New Jersey, is pleased to announce that it recently added four attorneys and two staff members to its Short Hills, NJ and New York City offices.  The firm now employs a total of 25 attorneys who focus on the following practice areas: commercial litigation, criminal defense, corporate law, real estate, trusts and estates, and family law.

Robert Goldenberg, Esq. joined HDRBB as a partner in the firm’s Short Hills and New York City offices.  Mr. Goldenberg, who is admitted in New York and New Jersey, leads a team that includes Karen Krause, Esq., who works in the firm’s Short Hills office, and paralegal Daniel Brown, who works in the firm’s New York office.  Mr. Goldenberg, Ms. Krause and Mr. Brown assist commercial lenders with the closing of real estate loans in New York and New Jersey.  They were formerly affiliated with the New York office of Eaton & Van Winkle.

Heather Adelman, Esq. joined HDRBB as a partner in the firm’s Short Hills and New York City offices. Ms. Adelman counsels employers and employees on a broad range of workplace and employment-related matters, including federal and state harassment and discrimination laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), wage and hour laws, proper classification of employees and independent contractors, hiring and firing, and performance management. Ms. Adelman also drafts employment agreements and separation agreements, addressing issues such as executive compensation, restrictive covenants, and other terms of employment.  Prior to joining HDRBB, Ms. Adelman practiced employment law at DLA Piper.

Bruce Feffer, Esq. joined HDRBB as a partner in the firm’s New York City office.  Mr. Feffer, who has practiced law in New York for 30 years, advises corporations, not-for-profit organizations and individuals on a wide range of issues related to real estate and corporate law.  Mr. Feffer has devoted his entire career to representing clients from China, Hong Kong and the Asian-American community.  Mr. Feffer is assisted in this practice by Ms. Dan “Bessie” Zhang, who is a native of China and certified by the New York court system as a Chinese interpreter.

Paul S. Doherty, III, Esq., HDRBB’s Managing Member, noted that the firm “welcomes the addition of these talented professionals and looks forward to the continued expansion of its New York and Short Hills offices.”

Angela G. Kim Named Partner

Angela G. Kim has been named as a Partner in HDRB&B’s Matrimonial Department. Angela represents individuals in all aspects of Family and Matrimonial Law, including marriage dissolution, property distribution, child custody, spousal support, child support and matrimonial agreements (pre-marital, post-nuptial and separation agreements). Before joining HDRB&B, Angela practiced at Chemtob Moss & Forman, LLP and Weinstein Lindemann & Weinstein, P.C.  She also clerked for the Honorable Joseph C. Cassini in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Division in Essex County.  Angela received her  J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and an undergraduate degree from  Columbia University.

 

HDRB&B WINS JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF LHB AG

New York, NY. On August 4, 2015, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Hon. Colleen McMahon, USDJ) granted summary judgment in favor of HDRBB’s client, LHB AG, a European financial institution, which was sued for failure to make payment under an irrevocable letter of credit issued to a New York-based export company, Mago International, LLC . The letter of credit had been issued to guarantee payment on a large maritime shipment of food goods from New York to a company based in Kosovo, which ultimately failed to make payment for the goods. Adopting HDRBB’s arguments on behalf of LHB, Judge McMahon held that LHB had rightfully refused payment under the letter of credit because the beneficiary of the letter of credit (Mago) had failed to submit documentation in compliance with the strict terms of the letter of credit, which required submission of documentation “evidencing shipment of the goods,” as interpreted under the International Chamber of Commerce’s Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits. Specifically, the Court held that Mago’s repeated submission of photocopies of non-negotiable copies of bills of lading, which did not evidence shipment of the goods, failed to satisfy the strict terms of the letter of credit. The case is captioned Mago International, LLC v. LHB AG et al., 13-civ-3370 (SDNY). Mark A. Berman and Jeremy B. Stein appeared in the case on behalf of the firm and LHB.

Stephanie Lehman to Speak on Alimony and Maintenance

On November 18, 2014, Stephanie Lehman will be speaking on the differences between alimony and maintenance in NJ and NY at a program sponsored by Eisner Amper. The presentation with take place live at Eisner Amper’s Metro Park offices and will be video-streamed to Eisner’s NY and PA offices.

Allison Busch to Speak on Ethical Considerations in Estate Planning

Allison Busch, a partner in the area of Trusts and Estates and Elder Law, will be speaking on “The Ethical Considerations in Estate Planning” at the National Business Institute’s Tax Planning for Trusts and Estates seminar on Dec. 10 in Princeton. The program is a basic-to-intermediate program geared towards lawyers, accountants, investment advisors, tax planners and paralegals.

Leonard P. Rosa Resolves Injury Lawsuit

Leonard P. Rosa recently resolved a personal injury lawsuit arising from a car accident where the client underwent lumbar disc surgery aggravating a prior injury. The case settled for $150,000.00 shortly before the scheduled trial date.

Jeremy B. Stein Named Partner

Jeremy B. Stein has been named as a Partner in HDRB&B’s Litigation Department. Jeremy’s practice focuses on the representation of closely held businesses and their principals in partnership and shareholder disputes, as well as corporate and individual clients in a broad range of complex commercial litigation. Before joining HDRB&B in 2012, Jeremy was a litigation associate for five years in the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He also clerked for the Honorable Anne E. Thompson, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Jeremy received his J.D. from New York University School of Law, an M.S. from Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Yeshiva University.

RICHARD J. ADAGO JOINS HDRB&B MATRIMONIAL GROUP IN NYC

New York, NY (Sep 3, 2013): Richard J. Adago has joined HDRB&B as a partner in the New York office’s matrimonial practice group. For over twenty years, Richard has represented high-net worth individuals in contested and uncontested matrimonial actions and child-related matters, including custody, parenting time, relocation and paternity, in the New York courts. Richard also is experienced at negotiating prenuptial, postnuptial, settlement and separation agreements. He advises clients regarding related tax planning, including the valuation of businesses, professional licenses, enhanced earning capacity and celebrity status, and has represented clients in same-sex prenuptial and divorce situations. Prior to joining HDRB&B, Richard was a partner with the Matrimonial and Family Law Practice Group in the New York offices of Blank Rome LLP, one of the largest law firms in the country, with one of the largest family law practices of its kind in the nation. After graduating from Seton Hall Law School, Richard was a prosecutor for more than five years at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. He presently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School.

ALLISON BUSCH TO SPEAK ON ELDER LAW

March 2013: Allison Busch is speaking in New York at the Practising Law Institute’s Elder Law Institute on April 17th. Allison’s presentation is titled: “Taxes: What Every Elder Law Attorney Needs to Know for a Consultation.” Allison will also be speaking in New Brunswick on July 31st on Medicaid and Elder Law with Lorman Education Services.