Hill Wallack LLP Firm News/Blogs Feedhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10en-us27 Apr 2017firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssHill Wallack LLP Partner Caroline Record to speak at NJSBA 2017 Annual Meeting and Conventionhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=64284&format=xml&p=555518 May 2017Event<p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /> </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;">New Jersey State Bar Association<br /> 2017 Annual Meeting and Convention<br /> May 17 - 19<br /> Borgata Hotel Casino &amp; Spa, Atlantic City, NJ</span><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><br /> </strong></span></strong><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);"><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/caroline-record"><br /> </a></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);"><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/caroline-record">Caroline Record, Esq.</a></span></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> will be among the panelists for:<br /> </span></p> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Community Associations: Opportunities and Insights - May 18th - 8:30 am <br /> </span></h4> <p><em><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section</span></strong><br /> </em><br /> <span style="font-size: small;">Significant developments in community association law will be the focus of this program. Recurrent Issues, such as the collection of delinquent assessments, the conduct of meetings and association affairs, and mortgage foreclosure and election reform efforts, will be discussed. This panel will evaluate existing laws, such as the Municipal Services Act, and spotlight legislative efforts and court decisions impacting this practice. </span><br /> <em><br /> </em><br /> <em><br /> </em><em><br /> </em></p>http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack LLP Partner Michael S. Karpoff to speak at NJSBA 2017 Annual Meeting and Conventionhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=64780&format=xml&p=555518 May 2017Event<div style="text-align: center;"><br /> <span style="font-size: medium;">New Jersey State Bar Association<br /> 2017 Annual Meeting and Convention<br /> May 17 - 19</span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Borgata Hotel Casino &amp; Spa, Atlantic City, NJ</span><strong><strong><br /> <br /> </strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong> </strong></span></strong></div> <div style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/michael-s-karpoff"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);">Michael S. Karpoff, Esq.</span></span></a><span style="font-size: medium;"> will be among the panelists for:</span><br /> <strong><br /> <span style="font-size: medium;">Mediation Mythbusters: A Game Show Experience - May 18th - 10:00am</span><br /> </strong><em>Dispute Resolution Section<br /> </em><br /> Forget those other seminars and join our simulated game show where experienced attorney-advocate contestants from diverse areas of business, employment, and construction law, will field questions in order to bust the myths surrounding mediation. Misconceptions regarding both private and court-affiliated mediation persist in the legal community despite decades of increasing recognition and use of the process in state and federal courts nationwide. Some myths arise from widely held, but erroneous, assumptions about the mediation process; some stem from a fundamental misunderstanding of the role of the mediator; and some from a simple lack of knowledge of how the mediation process can be adapted and customized to benefit your particular cases or clients. The validity of the contestants answers will be confirmed &ndash; or challenged &ndash; with a PowerPoint presentation of mediation&rsquo;s historical background and best practices for maximizing benefits to your clients, both in the context of private mediations and court-affiliated mediations under state Court Rule 1:40 and Federal Practice Local Rule 301.1. <br /> <br /> Click <a href="https://tcms.njsba.com/personifyebusiness/MeetingsEvents/2017AnnualMeetingandConvention.aspx"><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);">here</span></a> to register.</div>http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack LLP Partner Supti Bhattacharya to speak at NJSBA 2017 Annual Meeting and Conventionhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=64785&format=xml&p=555517 May 2017Event<p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;">New Jersey State Bar Association<br /> 2017 Annual Meeting and Convention<br /> May 17 - 19<br /> Borgata Hotel Casino &amp; Spa, Atlantic City, NJ</span><strong><strong><br /> </strong></strong></p> <p><span><a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/caroline-record"><br /> </a></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/supti-bhattacharya"><span style="font-size: medium;">Supti Bhattacharya, Esq.</span></a><span style="font-size: medium;"> will be among the panelists for:</span></p> <br /> <span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Death and Divorce - May 17th - 1:00 pm</strong></span><br /> Real Property Trust and Estate Law Track/Family Law Track<br /> <em>Young Lawyers Division<br /> <br /> </em> On November 7, 2011, the New Jersey Law Revision Commission released its final report relating to equitable distribution and the elective spousal share, recommending changes to both family law and probate focused statutes in order to address the &ldquo;black hole&rdquo; created by the death of a party in a divorce. Yet, more than six (6) years later, none of those proposed changes have been passed into law. Join our team of family lawyers, estate planners, litigators and judges to learn how attorneys in both practice areas navigate around the pitfalls created by the current laws. <br /> <br /> Click <a href="https://tcms.njsba.com/personifyebusiness/MeetingsEvents/2017AnnualMeetingandConvention.aspx"><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);">here</span></a> for further information.<br /> <br type="_moz" />http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10HW Partners Presenting at the Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter Community Associations Institute 2017 Conference & Expohttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=64788&format=xml&p=555511 May 2017Event<br /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Come visit us in Booth #411 at the 2017 Annual Conference &amp; Expo being held on May 11, 2017 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.</span></strong></span><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /> </span></strong><br /> <u><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Get Licensed: Movies, Music &amp; Trademarks </span></strong></u><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /> </span></strong><br /> Do you show weekly movies at the association clubhouse? Or perhaps play streaming music at the association&rsquo;s pool? Does your association have a website/message board? If so, you may be in danger of being sued.<br /> <br /> Join Hill Wallack&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/terry-a-kessler"><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);">Terry A. Kessler, Esq.</span></a> and <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/jonathan-h-katz"><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);">Jonathan H. Katz, Esq.</span></a> for a discussion on copyright, trademark and other intellectual property issues that may arise for the community associations,including ways to protect your association from lawsuits and protect your association&rsquo;s name.<br /> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /> </span></p>http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack LLP Exhibiting at NJ Cooperator's Condo, HOA, Co-op & Apartment Management Expohttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=64763&format=xml&p=555503 May 2017Event<br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Event_Images/Hill.jpg" alt="" width="522" vspace="0" hspace="0" height="676" border="0" align="absmiddle" /></div> <br type="_moz" />http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack LLP Partner Supti Bhattacharya Interviewed on Impact Makers Radio "Let's Talk Divorce!" Serieshttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=64779&format=xml&p=552310 Apr 2017Media Mention<br /> In this episode of &ldquo;Let&rsquo;s Talk Divorce!&rdquo; Supti Bhattacharya, Divorce and Family Law Attorney of Hill Wallack LLP in Princeton, NJ, talks about how being a Divorce Attorney drives her passion for helping her clients to understand the differences between divorce preparation and divorce planning.<br /> <br /> Click <a href="https://youtu.be/mffsYSiivhE"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">here</span></a> to view the interview. <br type="_moz" />http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack LLP Partners Presenting at the 2017 Atlantic Builders Conventionhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=63907&format=xml&p=555505 Apr 2017Event<span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);">Come visit us in Booth #709 at the Atlantic Builders Convention being held on April 5-6, 2017 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.</span></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);"><br /> </span></span><br /> <em>The following seminars offer Continuing Education Credits:<br /> </em><br /> <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/thomas-f-carroll-iii"><strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);">Thomas F. Carroll, III</span></strong></a><strong> will be presenting at this seminar.</strong><br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Legal Trends - Land Use Law</span></strong><br /> Wednesday, April 5th<br /> 12:00 - 1:45 p.m.<br /> Room 313<br /> <br /> Legislation, regulations and court decisions relating to the land development review process continue to modify the legal framework within which real estate is developed. During this seminar, a panel of land use attorneys will examine the most recent significant changes and discuss their implication for the future.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/stephen-m-eisdorfer"><strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);">Stephen M. Eisdorfer</span></strong></a><strong> will be presenting at this seminar.</strong><br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Affordable Housing Overview</span></strong><br /> Thursday, April 6th<br /> 2:00 - 3:45 p.m.<br /> Room 310<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <img src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/master sponsor.jpg" alt="" align="absmiddle" width="181" vspace="0" hspace="0" height="80" border="0" /><br /> <br /> Click <a href="http://www.abconvention.com/">here</a> for further information. <br type="_moz" />http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack Partner Thomas F. Carroll, III Selected as NJBA's Associate of the 4th Quarter 2016http://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=64760&format=xml&p=552303 Apr 2017Media Mention<div><a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/thomas-f-carroll-iii"><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">Thomas F. Carroll, III, Esq</span></a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">.</span> is Partner-in-Charge of the Land Use Division at Hill Wallack LLP in Princeton. As NJBA's Land Use Counsel, Tom regularly offers analysis on key legal, legislative and regulatory issues. Tom is one of NJBA's leading experts on Affordable Housing issues. Tom's commitment to NJBA has been demonstrated by his continued availability to staff and members, his presence in the committee process and the fact that Tom's firm, Hill Wallack, is NJBA's longest standing Master Sponsor, having joined the program in 1990 and elevated to Patron Sponsor this year. Tom's dedication to NJBA is boundless and greatly appreciated. This award will be presented at the NJBA Annual Board Meeting on April 4. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <img src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/master sponsor.jpg" alt="" width="136" vspace="0" hspace="0" height="72" border="0" align="absmiddle" /></div>http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack LLP Attorneys Selected To The 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Listshttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=64398&format=xml&p=531014 Mar 2017News Release<p>Princeton, NJ March 14, 2017 --- Seven partners from the Princeton, N.J. office of Hill Wallack LLP have been selected to the 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.</p> <p>Those selected to the Super Lawyers list this year include <strong>Supti Bhattacharya</strong>,<strong> <span>Thomas F. Carroll, III</span></strong><span>,</span><strong><span> Stephen M. Eisdorfer</span></strong><span>,</span><strong><span> Gerard H. Hanson</span></strong><span>,</span><strong><span> Michael S. Karpoff</span></strong><span>,</span><strong><span> Suzanne M. Marasco</span></strong><span>, and <strong>Ronald L. Perl</strong>. </span></p> <p>In addition, two attorneys from the Princeton, N.J. office have been selected to the 2017 New Jersey Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.</p> <p>Those selected to the Rising Stars list this year include <strong><span>Eric P. Kelner</span></strong><span>, partner, and <strong>Megha R. Thakkar</strong>, counsel. </span></p> <p>Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.</p> <p>The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in <i>Super Lawyers Magazines </i>and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the county. <i>Super Lawyers Magazines </i>also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to superlawyers.com.</p> <p><b>About Hill Wallack LLP </b></p> <p>Founded in 1978, Hill Wallack LLP is a leading full service law firm with offices in Princeton and Morristown, New Jersey and Yardley, Pennsylvania. Our regional strength places us in an ideal position in today&rsquo;s market. With nearly 70 lawyers, our mid-market size allows us to provide sophisticated, high-level service to clients in a cost-efficient, responsive manner. Our attorneys represent individual and entities in banking, community associations, creditor rights, employment &amp; labor law, family law, insurance, land use, litigation and real estate. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com">www.hillwallack.com</a>.</p>http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10HILL WALLACK LLP ACHIEVES ISO 27001 CERTIFICATIONhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=64030&format=xml&p=531007 Mar 2017News Release<i>Certification confirms the firm&rsquo;s commitment to the highest standards of information security</i><b> <br /> </b><i><br /> Princeton, NJ &ndash; </i>Hill Wallack LLP, a leading regional law firm in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, has announced the firm has achieved ISO 27001:2013 Certification, the most widely-adopted information security standard in the world and the highest level of security-related accreditation a business can achieve. The firm achieved this certification for all of its offices and data centers. <p>ISO 27001 is an internationally recognized security standard that specifies the establishment, maintenance, and continuous improvement of an organization&rsquo;s information security management system. These stringent standards exist to ensure that formal security and risk management controls are in place to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive company, client, and personal information. The rigorous certification process requires annual audits to ensure that the firm is using state of the art practices and procedures to secure its client&rsquo;s sensitive data and to keep pace with the ever changing cybersecurity landscape.</p> <p>By obtaining the ISO 27001 certification, Hill Wallack has confirmed its commitment to provide its clients with global best practices for information security management and ensures that proper policies and procedures are in place to secure valuable client data. Many of the firm&rsquo;s clients are in regulated industries which mandate that they use professional service firms that are capable of securing their confidential data.&nbsp;By achieving this certification, Hill Wallack has joined an elite group of firms that are positioned to satisfy the needs of those clients.</p> <p>&ldquo;Hill Wallack achieved this certification because we saw a direct need to reassure our clients and partners that we are using best practices for information security to protect their highly sensitive data. ISO 27001 certification demonstrates Hill Wallack&rsquo;s commitment to its clients that it is investing in the technology and training necessary to protect them in an evolving world,&rdquo; said Hill Wallack managing partner, Michael Kahme.</p> <p>&ldquo;The security of our clients&rsquo; information is paramount,&rdquo; said Thomas W. Halm, Jr., partner and the firm&rsquo;s Chief Information Security Officer. &ldquo;We know our clients trust us to protect their interests at all times, and to us that means implementing the most rigorous standards for how we secure client information&rdquo;</p> <p>Hill Wallack&rsquo;s ISO certification was achieved after a rigorous three-year process of risk assessment, evaluation and process implementation, which included both an internal and independent audit process.&nbsp;Firms achieving ISO 270001 certification must undergo annual audits to maintain their status.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp; Hill Wallack is one of only a very small number of firms in our area to achieve certification.</span></p> <p>Law firms are the seventh most popular target for cyber criminals seeking to hack into information systems to gain access to confidential client information and data.&nbsp;Therefore, advanced information security management systems are essential for today&rsquo;s firms. Because the firm is ISO 27001 compliant, Hill Wallack&rsquo;s clients can be assured their information is secured using the highest international standards.</p> <p><strong>About Hill Wallack LLP</strong><br /> <br /> Founded in 1978, Hill Wallack LLP is a leading full service law firm with offices in Princeton and Morristown, New Jersey and Yardley, Pennsylvania. Our regional strength places us in an ideal position in today&rsquo;s market. With nearly 70 lawyers, our mid-market size allows us to provide sophisticated, high-level service to clients in a cost-efficient, responsive manner. Our attorneys represent individual and entities in banking, community associations, creditor rights, employment &amp; labor law, family law, insurance, land use, litigation and real estate. For more information, please visit www.hillwallack.com.</p>http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10