Our Attorney Accomplishments: June 9, 2011

June 9, 2011

Douglas J. Steinhardt, Esq. nominated to the NJ Hall of Fame Advisory Commission

Firm partner, Douglas J. Steinhardt, was nominated last month by Governor Chris Christie to the NJ Hall of Fame Advisory Commission. Last week, the Senate Judiciary Appointments Committee unanimously approved his nomination prompting PolitickerNJ to list Doug among its Memorial Day weekend Winners, along with Supreme Court nominee Ann Patterson and NJ Sports and Exposition Authority nominee, Bergen County GOP Chairman Bob Yudin.

The New Jersey Hall of Fame was created to honor citizens who have made invaluable contributions to society and the world beyond. The Hall of Fame reinforces the message to children that they can and should strive for excellence in any endeavor of their choosing. By presenting significant and powerful role models and teaching young people about the voting process, the Hall of Fame is a source of learning, inspiration and hope for children across the State.

Doug joins the Advisory Commission, which oversees the selection process of individuals for admission into the Hall of Fame, as well as the creation and operation of the Hall itself. It consists of fifteen members, eight of whom are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, two by the Governor upon the recommendation of the NJ Press writers Association, two by the President of the Senate, two by the Speaker of the General Assembly and one by the NJ Sports and Exposition Authority. Subject to final confirmation by the full Senate, Doug joins other notable Commissioners including, but not limited to, NY Giants' great Bart Oates, the voice of the Yankees Al Leiter, HBO's Sopranos star Vince Curatola, renowned author Harlan Coben, and Trenton, NJ lawyer Gail Balph Gordon, Esq.

The Hall of Fame just held its 4th annual Gala Induction ceremony on June 5, 2011, at which Congressional Medal of Honor winner John Basilone, Tony Bennett, Governor Brendan Byrne, Mary Higgins Clark, Admiral William Halsey, Franco Harris, Leon Hess, Queen Latifah, Bucky Pizzarelli and Joe Theismann were inducted. Past notable inductees include Yogi Berra, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Althea Gibson, Toni Morrison, Jack Nicholson, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Meryl Streep, and Walt Whitman, to name a few.

The NJ Senate meets next on June 9, 2011.

Camden County's Louis Cappelli named Freeholder of the Year

Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. has been named "Freeholder of the Year" by the New Jersey Conference of Mayors (NJCM).

Mr. Cappelli was be honored at a dinner last month at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City.

"I am honored to have been selected by the mayors as the Freeholder of the Year," said Cappelli. "It is validation that the work we do on behalf of the taxpayers of Camden County is being recognized by the leaders of other governmental bodies across the state."

Since joining the Camden County Freeholder Board in 2003, Freeholder Cappelli has sought to transform county government, and has pushed for shared services and consolidation.

Cappelli is spearheading the effort to upgrade Camden County's 911 system, enhancing communications between municipalities and jurisdictions and is facilitating a discussion on regionalized police and fire services.

Louis Cappelli, Jr. joined the law firm of Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader, L.L.C. as the managing attorney in its Woodbury, New Jersey, office on March 1, 2008. Lou provides Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader with his extensive experience in education, governmental and regulatory affairs, real estate, family, personal injury and worker's compensation law. He has served as prosecutor and planning board attorney in nine municipalities. Lou currently serves as general counsel to the combined Board of Education of the Special Services School District and the Vocational District of the County of Gloucester.

Lester Taylor, Recipient of the Adam Bucky James Judicial Award

On June 4, 2011 Lester Taylor was honored for his outstanding community service by the Long Branch Housing Authority ("LBHA") at its 1st Annual Fundraiser for the Adam Bucky James Community Center. The community center is a 1.7 million dollar, 13,000 square foot complex recently built by the LBHA, and operated by Maestro Community Development Corporation a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the LBHA, in connection with the LBHA's ongoing $130 million dollar HOPE VI/Low Income Housing Tax Credit redevelopment which continues to provide new affordable housing to hundreds of families in the City of Long Branch. For more information, click here.

Mr. Taylor is a partner with Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader and chairs the firm's Education Practice Group focused on representing Boards of Education in General, Special Education, Litigation, Labor, Contractual and Workers' Compensation related matters. In addition, Lester is a member of the Litigation Defense, Municipal, Construction and Public Contracting and Labor and Employment Practice Groups.

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