Jeffrey Fiorello, Chair-Elect of the NJSBA Family Law Section, will moderate an online NJICLE program, "Josephine Baker - A Groundbreaking Woman and the Law" on February 26 at 10 a.m. The program will examine the extraordinary life of Hollywood performer-turned French spy Josephine Baker as it relates to social issues and the law during her lifetime.
Jeff Fiorello, Chair-Elect of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section, will be a speaker at NJICLE's five-part Winter 2024 Family Mediation Training Course, February 5, 8, 12, 15 and 19. Attendees can earn up to 12.6 credits, including 3.0 in ethics.
On January 27, Jeff Fiorello, Chair-Elect of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, will be a co-moderator and speaker at "Trial and Error: Effective Trial Techniques and Strategies" at the 2024 Family Law Symposium, being held at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick.
Once again, Cohn Lifland’s attorneys and staff embraced the holiday spirit and gave holiday gifts to nearly 30 local people in need, through the Bergen Volunteer Center’s All Wrapped Up program. Cohn Lifland has actively supported All Wrapped Up since 2016. Over the past seven years, we have supported over 300 people.
Partner Jeffrey W. Herrmann has taught the Shakespeare Survey course in the School of English Studies at Kean University night since Fall 2016.
Herrmann was introduced to Shakespeare in junior high school when his class took a bus trip to Stratford, Connecticut, and he saw his first play. Later, a professor at Columbia University opened his eyes to the beauty and lasting impact of the works of “the Bard of Avon,” to the point where he would sometimes skip boring law classes and sit in on Shakespeare classes. “You can enjoy Shakespeare your whole life, and it feels different to you at different times in your life,” Herrmann said. “I hope my students get infected with the Shakespeare bug like I was.”
At the end of each semester, Professor Herrmann takes all his students to attend a production of a Shakespeare play. On December 8, he and his students saw a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival.
Herrmann has been a lawyer for 47 years. He has said that marking up students’ papers is not much different from editing the legal briefs of a young lawyer. Says he, “You make the time for the things you love to do.” he said.
On Giving Tuesday, we are excited to announce a new community initiative that will take place throughout 2024, Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf’s centennial year. Each month in 2024, we will make a charitable contribution to a local non-profit organization selected by the firm to reflect our appreciation for the services provided to our community.
Congratulations to Partner Mercedes Diego on her 10th anniversary with Cohn Lifland. Mercedes's practice focuses primarily on real estate and prosecuting foreclosure matters on behalf of lenders. The real estate part of her practice includes the sale, purchase and financing of residential and commercial real estate. Mercedes’ practice also includes bankruptcy wherein she represents individual and business debtors and creditors in chapter 7, 11 and 13 matters.
Congratulations to Partner Alex Pisarevsky on his 15th anniversary with Cohn Lifland. Alex practices primarily in the fields of complex employment litigation, complex commercial litigation and debtor-creditor litigation. He is the Practice Group Leader of Cohn Lifland’s Employment Law and Wage and Hour Practice Groups.