David R. Dahan
On Friday November 11th, Hyland Levin hosted CAI’s NJ Regional Council’s lunch and learn. Our partner, David Dahan, presented an update regarding recent judicial cases and their impact on community associations.
Shereen C. Chen
Congratulations to our Partner, Shereen C. Chen, who received a Professional Lawyer of the Year award from APALA at the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law annual awards luncheon earlier this month. The Professional Lawyer of the Year awards were presented in cooperation with bar associations across New Jersey to lawyers who are respected by their colleagues for their character, competence and exemplary professional behavior. Shereen is pictured with her parents, as well as Judges Simandle and Albin.
Benjamin A. Levin
Hyland Levin is pleased to announce the opening of its Philadelphia office at 1524 Locust Street. Benjamin A. Levin, Managing Partner of Hyland Levin, said: “Having a foothold in Philadelphia will enable Hyland Levin to better serve our existing clients, appeal to a broader base of potential new clients and facilitate our lateral hiring goals. HL’s Real Estate Group has completed a number of significant multi-family apartment transactions over the last several years in Philadelphia on behalf of investors and lending institutions and we believe that a greater physical presence in the City is increasingly important. In addition, many of our business and estate planning clients, who live in Philadelphia and its Pennsylvania suburbs, will find it more convenient to meet with us in Philadelphia.”
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.