Education

2019Mid-YearMeeting



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

       



THURSDAY
Nov. 7 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

   
Hace Calor! Hot Tips for Hot Litigators – Puerto Rico Edition
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Craig J. Hubert, Esq.
Szaferman Lakind, Lawrenceville
   
Speakers:
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
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Miles S. Winder III, NJSBA Past President 
M.S. Winder Counselor at Law, Bernardsville
   
Speakers:
Hon. James M. Newman, P.J.M.C., Freehold
Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq.
Kenneth Vercammen & Associates PC, Edison



THURSDAY
Nov. 7 | 10 – 11:40 a.m.
   
Resolver El Caso - Settlement Strategies from Somerville to San Juan
   
Moderator/Speaker: 
Hon. Kimarie Rahill, P.J.F.P., Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren
   
Speakers:                 
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
      
Moderators/Speakers:
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
   
Speakers:
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. 
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Thomas H. Prol, Esq., NJSBA Past President
Sills Cummis & Gross, PC, Newark
   
Speakers:
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



FRIDAY
Nov. 8 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
   
East Side Story - Prosecuting Gang Violence in New Jersey and Puerto Rico
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Kimberly A. Yonta, Esq., NJSBA President-Elect
Yonta Law, LLC, New Brunswick
   
Speakers:
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)
   
Speakers:
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 

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




FRIDAY
Nov. 8 | 10 – 11:15 a.m.
   
Stress and Ethics on the Isle of Enchantment
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Lori Ann Buza, Esq.
KSBranigan Law P.C., Montclair
   
Speakers:
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
   
Speakers:
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
   
Moderator/Speaker:
Andrea J. Sullivan, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Woodbridge
   
Speakers:
Hon. Alberto Rivas, A.J.S.C., Middlesex
Edward Testino, Esq.
Edward Testino, Attorney at Law, Matawan



SATURDAY
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
   
Speakers:
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.
   
Moderator/Speaker:
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
   
Speakers:
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



SATURDAY
Nov. 9 | 10 – 11:40 a.m.
            
Puerto Rico-Outmigration Post-Hurricane Maria
   
Moderator:
Susan G. Roy, Esq.
Law Office of Susan G. Roy, LLC, Princeton Junction
   
Speakers:
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
      
Speakers:
Celeste Fiore, Esq.
Argentino Family Law and Child Advocacy, LLC, Montclair
Jeffrey Fiorello, Esq. 
Fiorello, Puccio & Fiorello, LLC, Wayne

   

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