2019 Mid-Year Meeting
November 6 - 10
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Nov. 7 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Hace Calor! Hot Tips for Hot Litigators – Puerto Rico Edition
Craig J. Hubert, Esq.
Szaferman Lakind, Lawrenceville
Robert J. Brass, Esq.
Beinhaker, Maitlin & Goodgold, LLC, Millburn
Thomas E. Lenahan Jr., Esq. 
Lenahan & Rockwell, Bridgewater
Denise M. Luckenbach, Esq.
Sellar Richardson, Livingston
Thomas J. Manzo, Esq.
Szaferman Lakind, Lawrenceville
William H. Mergner Jr., Esq., NJSBA Secretary
Leary Bride Mergner & Bongiovanni, P.A., Cedar Knolls
Michael R. Paglione, Esq.
Szaferman Lakind, Lawrenceville
Fast and Furious – The Latest Municipal Court Updates on Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs
Miles S. Winder III, NJSBA Past President 
M.S. Winder Counselor at Law, Bernardsville
Hon. James M. Newman, P.J.M.C., Freehold
Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq.
Kenneth Vercammen & Associates PC, Edison

Nov. 7 | 10 – 11:40 a.m.
Resolver El Caso - Settlement Strategies from Somerville to San Juan
Hon. Kimarie Rahill, P.J.F.P., Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren
Hon. Yolanda Ciccone, A.J.S.C., Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren
Hon. Thomas C. Miller, P.J. Cv., Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren
Hon. Kevin M. Shanahan, P.J.Cr., Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren
Hon. John P. McDonald, J.S.C., Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren 
Hon. Michael F. O’Neil, J.S.C., Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren
Hon. Michael Rogers, J.S.C., Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren
Hasta La Vista, Bebe! Family Law Issues in New Jersey and Puerto Rico
Stephanie Frangos Hagan, Esq. 
Donahue Hagan Klein & Weisberg, LLC, Morristown
Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq., NJSBA Second Vice President
Lawrence Law, Watchung
Sheryl J. Seiden, Esq., Chair, Family Law Section 
Seiden Family Law, Cranford
Hon. Peter J. Melchionne, P.J.F.P., Hackensack
Hon. Bernadette N. De Castro, J.S.C., Hudson
Hon. Jane Gallina-Mecca, J.S.C., Bergen 
Hon. Marcia L. Silva, J.S.C., Middlesex 
Supti Bhattacharya, Esq.
Hill Wallack LLP, Princeton
Carmen Diaz-Duncan, Esq.
Newsome O’Donnell, Florham Park
Susan Miano CPA/ABV/CFF
Friedman LLP, East Hanover
Albertina Webb, Esq.
Hill Wallack LLP, Red Bank
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? Rebuilding Puerto Rico After the Hurricane
Hurricane Maria brought wide-spread devastation to Puerto Rico. Thousands died and housing stock and infrastructure were left beyond repair. 
New Jersey and Puerto Rico both had to rebuild after historic storms. This program will focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and will address the legal, political, environmental and social dynamics of resiliency and construction in the wake of natural disasters. 
Thomas H. Prol, Esq., NJSBA Past President
Sills Cummis & Gross, PC, Newark
Luis Gerardo Rivera-Marin, Esq., Immediate Past Secretary of State of Puerto Rico
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC
Francisco Santiago-Rodriguez, Executive Director
Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico
Former In-House Counsel, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA)
Kelly Waters, Esq.
Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP, Berkeley Heights
Neil Yoskin, Esq.
Cullen and Dykman, Princeton

Nov. 8 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
East Side Story - Prosecuting Gang Violence in New Jersey and Puerto Rico
Kimberly A. Yonta, Esq., NJSBA President-Elect
Yonta Law, LLC, New Brunswick
Hon. Colleen M. Flynn, J.S.C., Middlesex
Prosecutor Esther Suarez
Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Jersey City
Milagros Camacho, Esq.
Camacho Gardner & Associates, LLP, North Bergen
Richard F. Klineburger III, Esq.
Klineburger & Nussey, Haddonfield
Credibility: Proving Your Case Through the Other Side’s Witnesses (or Adverse Witnesses)
Hon. Alberto Rivas, A.J.S.C., Middlesex
Craig M. Aronow, Esq.
Rebenack, Aronow & Mascolo, LLP, New Brunswick
Norberto A. Garcia, Esq., NJSBF President
Blume, Forte, Fried, Zerres & Molinari, Jersey City
Edward J. Rebenack, Esq.
Rebenack, Aronow & Mascolo, LLP, New Brunswick
Livin La Vida Loca – Update on Cannabis Law in New Jersey and Puerto Rico 

Michael F. Schaff, Esq.
Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, PC, Woodbridge
Seth R. Tipton, Esq.
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli LLC, Phillipsburg
Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (20th District)
Deputy Majority Leader
Arlene Q. Perez, Esq.
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, Teaneck

Nov. 8 | 10 – 11:15 a.m.
Stress and Ethics on the Isle of Enchantment
Lori Ann Buza, Esq.
KSBranigan Law P.C., Montclair
Hon. Camille Kenny (Ret.)
Robert B. Hille, Esq., NJSBA Past President 
McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, Morristown
Diana C. Manning, Esq.
Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C., Florham Park
Mike Mooney, Senior Vice President – Professional Liability Practice Leader
USI Affinity
La Insolvencia – A View of Bankruptcy from Puerto Rico
Moderator /Speaker:
Hon. Rosemary Gambardella
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey
Hon.  Mildred Caban Flores, Chief Judge
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Hon. Edward Godoy
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Hon. Enrique S. Lamoutte
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico
David Edelberg, Esq.
Cullen and Dykman, LLP, Hackensack
Melinda D. Middlebrooks, Esq.
Middlebrooks Shapiro, P.C., Springfield
Que Hiciste?! Emergent Relief in Chancery Court
Andrea J. Sullivan, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge
Hon. Alberto Rivas, A.J.S.C., Middlesex
Edward Testino, Esq.
Edward Testino, Attorney at Law, Matawan

Nov. 9 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Celebrity Estate Litigation: Intellectual Property Battles in Estates Including: 
Tom Petty, Aretha Franklin, Robin Williams, Prince and Michael Jackson
Keith Balla, CPA, PSA, ABV, CFF, CGMA
PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, Cranford
Russell Fishkind, Esq. 
Saul Ewing Arnstein and Lehr, LLP, Princeton 
Hurricane Maria and Beyond:  Impacts of Natural Disasters and States of Emergency on the Workplace

This seminar presented by the Labor and Employment Law Section will explore the legal challenges employers and employees need to address in the face of a natural disaster or state of emergency. Employers and employees alike are often unprepared for the fallout caused by unexpected workplace closures, of both short and long duration. The featured presentation will be from a local attorney who will describe in detail the disruption caused by Hurricane Maria and how workplaces responded and adapted.
Peter A. Frattarelli, Esq. 
Archer & Greiner, P.C., Haddonfield
Featured Speaker: 
Carlos A. Rodríguez-Vidal, Esq.
Managing Member and Chair, Litigation and Trial Practice
Goldman Antonetti & Cordova, LLC, San Juan
Paulette Brown, Esq., ABA Past President
Locke Lord LLP, Princeton
Domenick Carmagnola, Esq., NJSBA First Vice President
Carmagnola & Ritardi, LLC, Morristown
Dina M. Mastellone, Esq. 
Genova Burns, Newark

Nov. 9 | 10 – 11:40 a.m.
Puerto Rico-Outmigration Post-Hurricane Maria
Susan G. Roy, Esq.
Law Office of Susan G. Roy, LLC, Princeton Junction
Hon. Andrew Baron, A.L.J., Newark
Lauren Anselowtiz, Esq.
Harlan York & Associates, Newark
Mihaela Epurianu Dranoff, PhD.
Montclair Center for Psychological Services, Montclair
LGBT Update
Celeste Fiore, Esq.
Argentino Family Law and Child Advocacy, LLC, Montclair
Jeffrey Fiorello, Esq. 
Fiorello, Puccio & Fiorello, LLC, Wayne