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.
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.
Hyland Levin held and office-wide food drive in support of two local food banks in Southern, New Jersey: The Food Bank of South Jersey and the Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service of South Jersey. Firm employees donated 962 food items to the two food banks, to be distributed to those less fortunate over this holiday season.
For the second year in a row, Hyland Levin LLP has been named one of South Jersey’s Most Influential Law Firms by SNJ Business People. Attorneys, Richard M. Hluchan, David R. Dahan and Stephen M. Geria represented the firm at the Readers’ Choice Extravaganza at the Mansion in Voorhees on December 3rd.
Hyland Levin’s Megan Knowlton Balne was the keynote speaker at Rowan University’s Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) fall meeting and new member induction ceremony where she addressed the importance of community service as a professional. About 120 people attended the event held on November 19, 2015 at Rowan’s Glassboro Campus. AEL focuses on academic achievement and service. All of its members are graduate honor students.
Blumberg/Excelsior, Inc., a leading legal form provider, has published a Franchise Lease Rider form drafted by Hyland Levin partner, Mark D. Shapiro. The form is primarily for use by franchisors seeking a level of control over their franchisees’ leases. The form is available for download at https://www.blumberglegalforms.com/Forms/905.pdf.
On Sunday, October 25th, Hyland Levin’s David Dahan and his family participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundations’ Walk to Cure held at Campbell’s Field in Camden. This is the Dahan Family’s fifth year as participants in the annual walk and their group alone raised $1,300 for the cause.
Mark Shapiro and David Gunther co-authored an article published in the Real Estate Supplement of the New Jersey Law Journal on October 5, 2015. The article, “The Lease Rider: An Essential Tool for Franchisors”, focuses on the enforcement of retail lease assignment provisions in favor of franchisors. Franchise systems work hard to identify great sites and then to control the location, by assignment of the lease agreement, if the tenant/franchisee is terminated or otherwise leaves the franchise system. The article also talks about how NJ courts analyze these lease clauses or riders; how they need to read to be enforceable, and whether the franchisor needs to be a party to the lease? To read the article in its entirety, please click here.
David R. Dahan and Megan K. Balne attended the Community Association Institute's (CAI) Mini Trade Show at the Holiday Inn in Cherry Hill on October 1st. CAI provides information and education to community associations and the professionals who support them. Hyland Levin was a sponsor of the event where some 60+ managers and homeowners attended.
Hyland Levin Partner, Shereen C. Chen, spoke at the Naturalization Ceremony held on September 18, 2015 at the historic Olde Courthouse in Mt. Holly. The Oath of Citizenship was administered to 26 foreign-born residents of Burlington County as part of the Burlington Vicinage’s Constitution Week celebration. The new U.S. Citizens came from 18 different countries.