Melissa M. Grossman
Hyland Levin is pleased to announce that Melissa M. Grossman has been named a partner. Ms. Grossman concentrates her practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration and business succession planning. She advises business owners and families in connection with complex issues relating to wealth transfers and the transitioning of closely held businesses as part of a tailored and tax-efficient estate plan. Ms. Grossman joined Hyland Levin in the spring of 2013 after practicing in Dechert LLP’s Private Client Group, where she began her legal career in 2005 upon graduation from law school.
“Melissa is a gifted attorney who is dedicated to the highest standards of our profession and client service. Her technical skills and leadership qualities have added tremendous value to our firm during her tenure thus far, and I am proud to now welcome her to our partnership,” Benjamin A. Levin, Managing Partner of Hyland Levin, said. Harvey N. Shapiro, Chair of the Succession Planning, Trust and Estates Group said of Ms. Grossman’s promotion, “Melissa has added a new and extremely valuable dimension to our representation of high net-worth individuals and families and will undoubtedly continue to grow the practice as a Hyland Levin partner. She has been recognized not only by our present clients as a vital resource, but also by those looking to update their estate plans, as well as by the advisors to our existing and prospective clients.”
In addition to developing and implementing wealth transfer plans, Ms. Grossman advises clients on life insurance planning, charitable giving, business planning and tax matters. She also counsels executors and trustees in the administration of complex estates and trusts and represents clients in audits of estate tax and gift tax returns.
Before attending law school, Ms. Grossman was an associate with First Manhattan Consulting Group in New York, where she managed strategy, profitability and customer segmentation projects for companies in the financial services industry.
Ms. Grossman is a member of the Legacy Advisors Committee for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and sits on the Board of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey. She also is active in the Voorhees Basketball Association, serving as a board member and the commissioner for the 1st and 2nd Grade Boys Instructional League.
Ms. Grossman is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (B.S. 1998) and New York University School of Law (J.D. 2005).
David R. Dahan
David Dahan and other members of CAI's New Jersey Regional Council attended CAI's charity bowling tournament at Laurel Lanes in Maple Shade. David co-chaired the event. He reported that it was a tremendous success, and a significant amount of money was raised for the Ronald McDonald House.
Richard M. HluchanMark D. Shapiro
Hyland Levin is pleased to announce that it was selected as a Band 3 firm in real estate in the 2016 edition of the highly regarded Chambers USA
directory of top lawyers and law firms. Chambers USA described Hyland Levin as a firm that “handles all manner of real estate transactions for a range of clients including developers, investors and lenders. [The firm] features expertise in leasing, transactions and taxation matters [and is] also accomplished at undertaking land use and zoning work.”
HL partners Richard Hluchan
and Mark Shapiro
were also recognized individually by Chambers, Hluchan as a Band 1 lawyer in real estate: zoning/land use and Shapiro as a Band 3 lawyer in real estate. Hluchan is described as “a highly respected real estate and environmental practitioner with considerable expertise in regulatory matter and zoning issues.” Shapiro is described as a “smart, practical lawyer” who is “wonderful, responsive and very knowledgeable.” Shapiro “frequently acts on behalf of multifamily building owners in property transactions as well as representing landlords in leasings. He also has considerable experience in tax appeals.”
Independent and objective, Chambers USA is carefully researched and widely considered to be the most reputable law firm directory in the world. Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. Chambers USA rankings are based on thousands of interviews with leading practitioners and clients from coast to coast. Ranking criteria include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by legal clients.
Richard M. Hluchan
Congratulations to our Partner, Richard M. Hluchan, who has been elected the next President of Georgetown University Alumni Association. As President, Rich will assume a leadership role over the 170,000 Georgetown alumni around the globe. Rich graduated from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service in 1971, is a longtime leader of the Georgetown Club of Southern New Jersey, and has served on the Board of Governors of the alumni association since 2003.
William F. Hyland, Jr.David R. Dahan
On Saturday evening, April 16th, Hyland Levin’s William F. Hyland, Jr., and David R. Dahan and his wife, Allyson, attended the JDRF Gala at the Westin in Mount Laurel. JDRF is the leading Diabetes foundation funding Type 1 Diabetes.
David R. DahanMegan Knowlton Balne
On Thursday, April 14th, Hyland Levin Attorneys David R. Dahan and Megan Knowlton Balne, along with Director of Professional Development, Julie H. Ketover, participated in the CAI Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter’s Annual Conference and Expo at the Convention Center in Philadelphia. The Conference draws property managers, board members and vendors from the area.
Hyland Levin attorneys William F. Hyland, Jr., Benjamin A. Levin, Richard M. Hluchan, Mark D. Shapiro and Melissa M. Grossman attended the Virtua Skinny Black Tie Gala at the Borgata on March 5, 2016 in support of the Virtua Foundation.
Robert S. Baranowski, Jr.
MARLTON, NJ - Hyland Levin attorney Robert S. Baranowski, Jr. has become partner, effective March 1, 2016, Managing Partner Benjamin Levin announced yesterday. Mr. Baranowski has been an attorney at Hyland Levin since the firm was established in 2009. Prior to joining Hyland Levin, Mr. Baranowski practiced at Ballard Spahr LLP and Sterns and Weinroth. In addition, he previously worked for the State of New Jersey as a Deputy Attorney General, where he represented the Department of Environmental Protection.
Mr. Baranowski concentrates his practice on environmental and land use matters, representing clients in connection with development applications, zoning and land use litigation, appellate matters, redevelopment, eminent domain and inverse condemnation actions, and administrative proceedings.
Of Mr. Baranowski’s partnership promotion, Mr. Levin said, “Bob is an excellent land use and environmental attorney. He is an outstanding advocate for our clients and a tremendous asset to our firm. We are pleased to add him to our partnership.”
Hyland Levin LLP is a multi-practice firm, established in 2009 by attorneys who have decades of experience in the region.
Peter J. Boyer
Hyland Levin Partner, Peter J. Boyer, has been appointed to the Disciplinary Review Board of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. The Disciplinary Review Board serves as the intermediate appellate level of the attorney disciplinary system in New Jersey. The Board reviews all recommendations for discipline from district ethics committees, as well as from the Office of Attorney Ethics. The Board ultimately decides as to discipline in all cases, except recommendations of disbarment, which are reviewed by the Supreme Court.
Stacy L. Asbell
On Wednesday, December 9th, Hyland Levin employees made over 250 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to be delivered to Cathedral Kitchen, a homeless Shelter in Camden.