September 22, 2022

Hyland Levin Shapiro Partner Stacy L. Asbell appointed Board President of Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey

Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP partner, Stacy Asbell has been appointed Board President of the Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey (“JFCS”).

JFCS helps Jewish families and the community at large to successfully meet the challenges of daily life by providing quality, affordable, and accessible social services.  JFCS is guided by their values of caring for individuals with dignity and respect and helping people to help themselves.

Stacy has served on the JFCS Board since 2012 and served as a Vice President prior to being appointed President.  Stacy has specialized in representing real estate clients in purchase, sale, financing and leasing transactions for the past 25 years.


Stacy can be reached at asbell@hylandlevin.com or
(856) 355-2914.

May 10, 2021

Transactional Lawyer, A. Steven Fabietti, Esquire Joins Hyland Levin Shapiro

Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP is excited to announce that A. Steven Fabietti has joined the firm as a partner, continuing his concentration in corporate counseling and business transactions, transactional real estate and finance, and estate planning and administration. Steve represents clients located throughout South Jersey, and brings a broad range of experience to multiple practice areas that are essential to his closely-held business clients and their individual owners.  Steve represents clients in business sales and acquisitions, commercial real estate transactions, and the design and implementation of business succession plans.  He counsels many individual clients in connection with their personal estate planning needs, as well as fiduciaries charged with the administration of trusts and estates.

As a result of personal and professional endeavors, Steve has a great deal of experience in the organization and operation of non-profit entities engaged in a variety of charitable missions.  He presently serves on the Egg Harbor Township Advisory Board of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, and has been a Trustee of the Tom Fabietti Scholarship Foundation since its inception in 1994.

“Steve was an associate in my former firm, Levin & Hluchan in the late 90’s, and worked closely with Mark Shapiro and me. I am thrilled that he is joining our firm as a partner. Steve has all the qualities we value in a partner, not only a great lawyer, but a terrific person and a consummate team player,” said Ben Levin, Managing Partner.

“We are delighted to be practicing with Steve again 20 years later. He is a welcome addition to our transactional practice, which is as busy as ever. The depth and breadth of his experience, especially in South Jersey, will benefit many firm clients,” added Mark Shapiro.

Steve previously served two terms on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s District I Ethics Committee, and presently serves on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s District I Fee Arbitration Committee.  He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 1996), and Villanova University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1993).  After law school, Steve completed a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Sydney Hoffman in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.  He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

He resides in Linwood, New Jersey with his wife and twin boys.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar and beach days in Longport.

Steve may be reached at fabietti@hylandlevin.com or 856.355.2938.

April 5, 2021

Florida Real Estate Deal Lawyer, Krista D. DeCastro Esquire Joins Hyland Levin Shapiro

Krista DeCastro has joined Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP, where she will continue to represent real estate developers and investors in the acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing of commercial real estate.

Krista will practice in Key Biscayne, Florida, just outside of Miami, as Counsel with the firm. Krista has spent the last sixteen years practicing at some of the top South Florida firms for commercial real estate.

“We are thrilled to be moving into Florida with Krista’s deep experience and excellent training.  Our clients have been doing deals in Florida for about 10 years now and with each year, the need for more Florida support has grown.  That trend appears to be continuing. It was simply time to add a Florida-based attorney to help with the Florida transactions.  After an extensive search, Krista was far and away the most qualified candidate. Her breadth and depth of experience match-up well with our existing and anticipated needs in retail, multi-family and office.  As our clients continue to migrate down to Florida, both physically and through investments, we’ll be ready to assist.” said Mark Shapiro, partner who heads the firm’s real estate group and is also a licensed Florida attorney.

We continue to grow our firm based on the needs of our clients.  Florida is a natural fit for us as so many of our clients have migrated to Florida to focus their real estate and business interests in the state”, added Managing Partner, Ben Levin.

Krista is a member of the Key Biscayne Bar Association.  She is a 2005 graduate of Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois, and a 2001 graduate of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia where she obtained a BBA with Distinction in Consulting and Business Management.  She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2005.

Krista may be reached at decastro@hylandlevin.com or 786.562.7233.