Hyland Levin Shapiro Continues to Support JDRF

15-Apr-2019   David R. Dahan

Partner, David Dahan and his son attended the JDRF South Jersey Chapter's 2019 Gala at Adelphia in Deptford, NJ.  JDRF is a global organization funding breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes.  This Chapter historically has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars at each Gala for this worthy cause.  This year's Gala was another tremendous success!

Hyland Levin Shapiro Attorneys Closed Transactions Valued Over $1.2B


For the second year in a row, Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP real estate lawyers closed transactions for our clients with a collective value in excess of $1.2 billion dollars.  Please click here to read more.

Harvey Shapiro Honored at Kellman Brown Academy Tribute Dinner

14-Mar-2019   Harvey N. ShapiroMark D. Shapiro

On March 14, 2019 Harvey Shapiro was the featured honoree at the Kellman Brown Academy Tribute Dinner for his role as President of the Saltzman Foundation and as a Jewish Community Leader.  He was introduced at the event by his partner and son, Mark Shapiro. Kellman Brown is a premier Jewish Day School in Southern New Jersey.

Partner, David Dahan Attends CAI's St. Patrick's Day Party

13-Mar-2019   David R. Dahan

Partner, David Dahan attended the Community Associations Institute's (Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter) (CAI) Annual St. Paddy's Day Party on March 13 at PJ Whelihan's in Cherry Hill.  CAI is dedicated to building better condominium, townhome and homeowner communities by providing educational and other resources to its membership.  David is a member of this Chapter's Board of Directors.  Pictured with David is Vicki Zaslavsky of BB&T Bank and Tony Plakis of ADP. 

Dahan Presents at CAI's Managers Symposium

5-Mar-2019   David R. Dahan

David Dahan attended the Community Associations Institute’s Managers Symposium (Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter) on March 5th at the Blue Bell Country Club in Pennsylvania.  His presentation was on “Transition from Start to Finish: From Developer to Homeowner Control”.  It was a well-attended event by property managers for condominium and homeowner associations.

Hyland Levin Shapiro Proudly Supports the Virtua Foundation


Partners William Hyland, a Virtua Foundation Board Member, Ben Levin, Mark Shapiro, Robert Baranowski and Daniella Gordon, along with their guest, and Virtua Associate General Counsel, Russell Weitz, recently attended the Virtua Hospital Gala at the Borgata in Atlantic City.  The Gala is the premier fund-raising event  annually benefiting various Virtua  community programs. This year, over $1.1 million was raised to support Virtua’s newly-opened Camden Family Health Center which provides affordable, high quality medical services, including primary and dental care, podiatry, specialized medicine, physical therapy, lab services and educational opportunities, to better meet the needs of Camden residents.  Hyland Levin Shapiro has been a proud supporter of the Virtua Foundation for 10 years.

NJ Employees Are Now Able to Use Their Earned Sick Leave – Are You Ready?

01-Mar-2019   Megan Knowlton Balne

On October 29, 2018, the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act became effective. This Act requires all private sector employers to provide 40 hours of paid sick leave to their employees, regardless of classification. The law applies to all employers, regardless of size. However, under the statute, employees cannot begin using their earned sick leave until February 26, 2019. 

Are you ready?

Employers should review their handbook and paid time off policies to ensure they are consistent with the new law. Below are just a few items to think about:

  1. All employees – full-time, part-time, hourly and salaried – accrue earned sick leave under the Act. Does your policy cover accrual for all of your employees?
  2. An employer must use a uniform benefit year to calculate sick leave for all employees. Have you chosen and announced your benefit year to your employees?
  3. Employees can use sick time for an expansive array of reasons, including a child’s school event or to care for a “family member,” which is broadly defined under the Act. Have you reviewed your sick day policy to encompass these reasons? 

These are simply a few of the items to consider when making sure your existing policy is compliant with the new law. If you have not reviewed your policy and handbook, it is not too late to become compliant. Do not be caught unaware. Penalties for violations of the Act are significant, including damages, liquidated damages, fines, and even imprisonment.

If you have questions about whether your sick leave policy complies with the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act, please contact Megan Knowlton Balne at 856.355.2936 or balne@hylandlevin.com 

Hyland Levin LLP has a new name: Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP

1-Feb-2019   Mark D. Shapiro

We are excited to announce our firm’s new name: Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP. 

Effective February 1, 2019, Mark D. Shapiro is becoming a name partner. “Mark has contributed so much to the success of our firm,” said Benjamin Levin, Managing Partner of the firm. “He is a first-rate lawyer and an accomplished leader and community citizen. It was time.”2018 was a great year for us, and Mark was a huge part of the reason we saw record revenue. In anticipation of future growth, our 16-attorney firm renewed our 16,440 square foot lease at 6000 Sagemore Drive in Marlton, NJ for an additional seven years.

Mark is recognized as one of New Jersey's top real estate transactional lawyers. Over the past two years, our firm’s transactional real estate team, led by Mark, closed over 75 transactions for clients with a collective value in excess of $2.5 billion. Admitted in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, Mark’s practice focuses on development, acquisition, leasing and loan transactions. He has been recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as "Leaders in Their Field" in the area of real estate every year since 2008. Mark’s franchise practice includes counseling regional and national franchisors on franchise structuring, operational, relationship and regulatory issues and multi-unit franchisees.

Active in the community, Mark has been a board member since 2003 and on the Executive Committee since 2005 of the Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service, serving as President from 2012-2014. He also sits on the Board and Executive Committee of Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey and the Board of the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. 

As our firm approaches its milestone ten-year anniversary, we are delighted to share this news.

Hyland Levin Gives Back This Holiday Season


Once again, Hyland Levin employees made Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches to donate to Cathedral Kitchen in Camden.  This annual event produces 300 sandwiches, which helps to feed the homeless this holiday season.

Hyland Levin Employee Honored by JFCS


On November 30, 2018, Hyland Levin’s Valentino Medina was one of seven honorees at the 13th annual JFCS Vocational Celebration Breakfast held at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill.  The annual event honors adults who have excelled in the workplace after going through the JFCS Supported Employment Program, which helps special needs adults find jobs and provides support and training to further their careers.   Val joined our Hyland Levin team in February 2018 and has proven to be a valuable asset to our firm.  We are honored to participate in this program and grateful to have Val as part of our team.

Click here to read about Val and the other honorees.

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