April 18, 2019

Hyland Levin LLP has a 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.

March 5, 2019

Dahan Presents at CAI’s Managers Symposium

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.

March 1, 2019

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

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

February 1, 2019

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

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.

December 7, 2018

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.

December 4, 2018

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.

December 3, 2018

Hyland Levin Partners Named Who’s Who Legal: Franchise 2018

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.”

October 30, 2018

Dahan Group Walks for JDRF

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.

December 21, 2016

Hyland Levin Cares

Hyland Levin’s charitable work continues through the holiday season. On Monday, December 19th, Hyland Levin employees made 300 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to be delivered to Cathedral Kitchen, a homeless shelter in Camden. The Firm also adopted a family in conjunction with the Camden County Bar Association and the St. Joseph Pro Cathedral School in Camden, providing gifts to all family members, as well as food for Christmas dinner.

September 6, 2016

Hyland Levin Announces New Partner – 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).

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).