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RMFMC&B welcomes its newest associate, Julie B. Liva

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Rubenstein, Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli, Conte & Bern, P.A. welcomes its newest associate, Julie B. Liva.  Julie graduated with English Honors, in three years, from Fairfield University in 2007 with her Bachelor of the Arts degree in English and Professional Writing. Julie earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern-Shepard Broad Law Center in 2012.  After the completion of law school, Julie worked as an Associate Attorney for over four years in the area of Personal Injury law, advocating for and protecting the rights of the injured in courts, arbitrations and depositions. Julie has also appeared in courts throughout the state of New Jersey on Orders to Show Cause for Structure Settlement Transfers.

Julie is admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the State of New Jersey, and the State of Florida.  Julie is a member of the American Bar Association and New Jersey Association for Justice.


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RMFMC&B opens Montvale, New Jersey office expansion

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Rubenstein, Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli, Conte & Bern, P.A. is excited to announce that the expansion of its Montvale, New Jersey office has been completed.  The expansion adds 3,700 square feet to its existing 12,000 square feet of space.  According to Partner Lawrence Meyerson, “the additional space reflects the continuous growth that we have experienced during the recent past and will allow us the flexibility to expand well into the future.”

Originally founded in 1988 by Partners Steven Rubenstein and Lawrence Meyerson, the law firm has since grown to sixteen attorneys practicing in a range of areas, including divorce and matrimonial law, general business law, commercial and estate litigation, guardianship and elder law, commercial and residential real estate and privacy and Internet law, among others.


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John A. Conte, Jr. certified as a Civil Trial Attorney

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Rubenstein, Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli, Conte & Bern, P.A. is proud to announce that Partner, John A. Conte, Jr. has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney. An attorney is eligible for Certification only after completing a designated number of days at trial, whether jury or non-jury, successful completion of continuing education and a written examination in civil trial law and being in good standing with the court.  In addition to handling his other expansive areas of the practice of law, John will continue to head civil litigation at the firm.


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John A. Conte, Jr. appointed as Judge for new CJP Court

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john-conteRMFMC&B, P.A. Partner, John A. Conte, Jr. has been appointed by the Chief Justice of the New Jersey State Supreme Court as a Judge for the new Central Judicial Processing Court.  The new CJP Court has been established for the specific purpose of expediting first appearances in the criminal court and to set conditions for pretrial release.  Mr. Conte is one of seven municipal judges who have been designated to handle first appearances in Bergen County.  In addition to his private practice with Rubenstein, Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli, Conte & Bern, P.A., Mr. Conte serves as the municipal judge for the Borough of Oakland.


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Lawrence Meyerson publishes Op-Ed in The Star Ledger

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RMFMC&B Partner, Lawrence N. Meyerson, Esq. published an Op-Ed in The Star-Ledger on November 6, 2016.  Titled “Free speech: Where do we draw the line?,” Mr. Meyerson’s Op-Ed addressed our society’s moral obligation to guard against hateful and discriminatory speech.  According to Mr. Meyerson, “It’s a simple rule, the use of words and symbols that denigrate entire groups of people or remind them of the horrors visited upon them, may be legal, but they are immoral and should be publicly shunned.”

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Andrew P. Bolson to speak at advanced Estate Planning Seminar

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Andrew BolsonRMFMC&B attorney, Andrew Bolson is one of the featured speakers at the seminar, “Advanced Estate Planning in 2017 & Beyond,” which is being held at the Wilshire Grand in West Orange, New Jersey on November 17th.  Sponsored by the New Jersey Bar Association, the seminar will discuss many advanced estate planning topics, including social security planning, when and how to use trust protectors and the income tax consequences upon termination of grantor trust status.  Andrew will be speaking on estate planning for digital assets, such as credit card loyalty points, online passwords and content stored in the cloud.

The seminar has been approved for 3.6 New Jersey CLE credits and 3.5 New York professional practice credits.  For more information about the seminar or to register, please click here.


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RMFMC&B Partner Douglas M. Bern presents on election law

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Douglas M. Bern, Esq. On October 13, 2016, RMFMC&B Partner, Douglas M. Bern presented at the Election Law seminar sponsored by the New Jersey Bar Association.  The seminar focused on an array of election related topics, including Election Petitions and Ballot Design, Recounts and Election Contests and Initiatives and Referendums.  Mr. Bern presented on the topic, Press Relations in Political Campaigns.  Specifically, Mr. Bern’s presentation focused on building skills for effective press relations, as well as understanding evolving journalism trends in the digital age, and understanding the impact of the N.J. Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) and Wikileaks on press relations.

Other presenters on the panel included an election law judge, a County Clerk, a political blogger, and election law experts.

Mr. Bern has firsthand experience with election matters as a candidate, legislator and lawyer.  Over the past twenty-five years, Mr. Bern has served as a City Councilman, Council President, County Freeholder and Freeholder Chairman.  In addition, Mr. Bern has served as assistant counsel to the New Jersey State Senate.  He has also been involved with numerous petition and election challenges.


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RMFMC&B welcomes new associate attorneys

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In September 2016, Rubenstein, Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli, Conte & Bern, P.A. welcomed two new associate attorneys, Savvy T. Darragh and Matthew N. Nicodemo.  Savvy graduated from Rutgers School of Law-Newark in 2015 and prior to joining the firm, clerked for the Honorable Paul Bottinelli in the Bergen County Superior Court, Family Division.  Savvy is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and will concentrate in matrimonial and family law matters.

Matthew received his law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 2015.  After graduating from law school, Matthew served as the law clerk to the Honorable Menelaos W. Toskos, J.S.C. in the Bergen County Superior Court, Chancery Division, General Equity Part.  Matthew is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and he will focus his practice in the areas of elder law and guardianship law, estate and commercial litigation, real estate law and general business law.


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RMFMC&B attorneys honored as Bergen County’s Top Lawyers for 2016

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_MG_9504-Partners #2(201) Magazine has released its annual listing of Bergen County’s Top Lawyers. Rubenstein, Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli, Conte & Bern, P.A. is proud to announce that seven of the firm’s attorneys were selected as Top Attorneys for 2016.  Among the honorees were Partners, Anne M. Fox, Steven R. Rubenstein, Lawrence N. Meyerson, Robert J. Mancinelli, John A. Conte, Jr. and Carol A. Hawk and Associate, Brian E. Shea.  Ms. Fox, Mr. Rubenstein and Mr. Shea were selected as Top Lawyers in Matrimonial and Divorce Law.  Furthermore, Mr. Meyerson and Ms. Hawk were honored for their work in the fields of Trusts and Estates law and Wills and Probate law.  Finally, Mr. Conte was selected as a Top Attorney in Real Estate Law and Mr. Mancinelli was selected for Business, Corporate and Commercial Law as well as for Commercial Litigation.

The list of Top Lawyers in Bergen County was compiled from the results of a peer-review survey, conducted by Professional Research Services (PRS) of Royal Oak, Michigan. According to (201) Magazine’s website, “[t]housands of attorneys throughout Bergen County were contacted by PRS and asked who they would recommend within the county in given areas of law.”  For more information on the criteria for being selected as a Bergen County Top Lawyer, click here .

Since 1988, Rubenstein, Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli, Conte & Bern, P.A. has been serving the legal needs of New Jersey individuals, families and businesses. The firm’s philosophy is simple: serve the client by providing the highest quality of legal services.  We service clients in a number of legal areas, including business law, civil mediation, commercial lending, commercial litigation, construction law, divorce and family law, divorce mediation, elder, guardianship and disability law, employment law, Medicaid and asset preservation law, municipal law, personal injury, privacy and Internet law, real estate and land use law, Superstorm Sandy litigation and trust and estate law.


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John A. Conte, Jr. to be on Panel of Speakers presenting on Estate Planning from A to Z

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_MG_9792-John Conte (00000002)2The National Business Institute is hosting a two-day course on Estate Planning from A to Z on July 21 & 22, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza, 50 Kenny Place, Saddle Brook, New Jersey 07663.

John A. Conte, Jr., will present the segment on Client Screening and Intake, Discussing Goals and Forecasting Needs, Assessing Current and Future Assets and Debts, Dealing with Family Dynamics and Overall Estate Planning Strategies. He will also speak on Planning for Unmarried and Re-Married Couples, Addressing Pre and Post Marriage Agreements, Planning for Children from Previous Marriages and Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples.

Since being admitted to practice in 1984, Mr. Conte has devoted a substantial amount of his career counseling individuals in Estate Planning.

The Seminar will also address Basic Tax Planning, Long-Term Care, Incapacity and End-Of-Life Decisions, Business Succession Planning and Different Types of Trusts Used in Estate Planning.

Attendees will receive 14.4 hours of New Jersey continuing education credits including 1.2 hours of credit for ethics/professionalism. New York attendees will receive 14.0 hours, including 1.0 hours for ethics/professionalism. Pennsylvania attendees will receive 12.0 hours, including 1.0 hours of ethics/professionalism or substance abuse CLE Credit. In addition, Financial Planners will receive 14.0 credits and Accountants will receive 14.0 CPE credits.

For more information on Estate Planning from A to Z and to learn how to sign up, contact the National Business Institute at 1-800-930-6182 or visit their website.


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