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.
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.
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.
Hyland Levin is pleased to announce that attorneys Benjamin A. Levin and Mark D. Shapiro have been named in Who’s Who Legal – Franchise Law 2018. According to the publisher, these lawyers “were nominated by their peers as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the field.” The publication is the result of “months of research” as the publishers have “canvassed and analyzed the opinions of law firm clients and Franchise experts from around the world.”
On October 28, 2018, Hyland Levin Partner, David R. Dahan and his family and friends participated in the Annual JDRF One Walk to cure diabetes held at Camden County College in Blackwood. The Dahan Group raised over $3,000 this year.
Hyland Levin Partner, Mark D. Shapiro, recently co-presented a program at the 41st Annual ABA Forum on Franchising in Nashville, TN on the topic of “The Intersection of Franchise and Real Estate Law”. The ABA Forum hosts an annual three-day conference, with over 800 attendees, featuring unparalleled education programs and collegial social events. Mark’s session included discussion of:
Hyland Levin was again a sponsor for the Community Associations Institute ("CAI") New Jersey Regional Council's 4th Annual Charity Bowling event at Laurel Lanes in Maple Shade, NJ on Wednesday, August 8. David Dahan, Robert Baranowski and Megan Knowlton Balne were the Hyland Levin bowlers! David, a member of the CAI Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter Board, was instrumental in convincing CAI to donate the proceeds raised to the JDRF, Southern New Jersey Chapter. The JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research. David and his family have been involved in various fundraising events for the JDRF for many years. The Charity Bowling event was extremely well attended and was another tremendous success for this worthy cause! David presented a check for $2,000 from CAI to the JDRF.
Hyland Levin Partner, Daniella Gordon, has been elected to a second three-year term as the Board of Directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the nation’s preeminent criminal defense bar. Daniella was also honored to receive a Presidential Commendation from outgoing President, Rick Jones, for her service to the organization.
Robert S. Baranowski, Jr., Partner who represents real estate clients, wrote an article titled “Real Estate and Zoning Hurdles Facing Legalized Recreational Marijuana Retailers” which was published in the April 13, 2018 issue for the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal. Please click here to read the article in full.
Partner, Richard M. Hluchan, has been installed for a two-year term as President of the Georgetown University Alumni Association. As President, Rich will assume a leadership role over 190,000 Georgetown alumni around the globe. Georgetown University was founded in 1789 in Washington, DC, and is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit University in the United States.