Upneet Teji has been invited to participate as a mentor in the Advanced Legal Research and Writing Mentorship in Professionalism Program by Professor Joy Tolliver, Esq.
March 21, 2013
Upneet Teji has been invited to participate as a mentor in the Advanced Legal Research and Writing Mentorship in Professionalism Program by Professor Joy Tolliver, Esq., in the legal research and writing program at Essex County County. The program is funded by a grant obtained by ECC and is focused on providing students in its paralegal studies program with exposure to real-world legal experience by and through mentors. Upneet will work with three students, assisting them with their studies and providing valuable feedback and guidance with respect to their writing. Professor Tolliver is endeavoring to give her students the same research and writing skills acquired by law students during law school and Upneet is excited to participate in this program.
Associate Victoria Silva has joined Partner Kristine Denning in devoting her personal time and efforts to charitable works benefitting Youth Consultation Services (YCS).
February 15, 2013
Associate Victoria Silva has joined Partner Kristine Denning in devoting her personal time and efforts to charitable works benefitting Youth Consultation Services (YCS). YCS is a nonprofit, non-sectarian agency that provides behavioral, health and social services to thousands of at-risk and special needs children with educational, developmental, intellectual and emotional challenges. Ms. Silva will act as a Mentor to a child between the ages of 5 and 12 on a one-on-one basis every week over the course of a year, in an effort to help the child regain the ability to trust others and to attain confidence about his or her future. Ms. Silva will also actively serve on the “Festival of Flavors” Committee, to coordinate with local businesses and restaurants to plan the 14th annual fund-raising event to benefit the children of YCS.
Partner Peter Mueller provides pro bono advice on insurance issues to Little Ferry and Moonachie residents affected by Hurricane Sandy
January 26, 2013
On January 26, on behalf of the Bergen County Bar Association, Harwood Lloyd’s Peter Mueller participated, along with FEMA, SBA, the Bergen County Community Action Program, Legal Services of New Jersey and other agencies in a half-day event at the Little Ferry Senior Citizen Center to provide legal, insurance and other advice to victims of Superstorm Sandy. As was the earlier program on December 14 in the County Administration Building, this program was primarily aimed at residents of and businesspersons from Little Ferry and Moonachie, who sought advice about handling their insurance claims, the chance of recovering damages from potentially responsible parties for the damages sustained, and of obtaining government aid in the absence of insurance. Together with the other agency representatives, we were able to provide answers to the many people whose homes and businesses were destroyed or seriously damaged.
HARWOOD LLOYD JOINS THE CHAIRMAN’S ROUND TABLE OF THE YMCA OF GREATER BERGEN COUNTY
January 4, 2013
Harwood Lloyd has become a 2012 member of the Chairman’s Round Table of the YMCA of Greater Bergen County (www.ymcagbc.org/) in recognition of its financial support of the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. The Strong Kids Campaign is an initiative of the YMCA to keep the Y available for children and families in need. Through the Strong Kids Program, the YMCA, a charitable, non-profit 501(c)3 organization, is able to offer a financial assistance program for those individuals and families that qualify, as well as providing program subsidy for much needed community programs. In 2010 over $65,000 was allocated to 249 children and families for programs and memberships including: camp, childcare, swim team, aquatics, youth and teens. Co-managing member David Robertson is the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the YMCA of Greater Bergen County.
HARWOOD LLOYD TO SPONSOR SPINATHONS
January 4, 2013
Harwood Lloyd is a corporate sponsor of the Second Annual Spinathon to be held on Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at C.O.R.E. Fitness in Closter, New Jersey (www.corecof.com/). The event, called “The Ride 2 Provide”, is being run by Temple Emanu-El in Closter (www.templeemanu-el.com/), and the money raised will be donated to local food pantries and family service organizations. Harwood Lloyd’s sponsorship of this event follows on its financial sponsorship of a spinathon held in November, 2012 to help support the family of a young Bergen County woman who had been paralyzed in a recent accident.
Partner Peter Mueller provides pro bono advice on insurance issues to Bergen County residents affected by Hurricane Sandy
December 14, 2012
On December 14, the Bergen County Bar Association co-sponsored an all-day event at the Bergen County Administration Building to provide legal and other advice to victims of Superstorm Sandy. The group included representatives of insurance companies, FEMA, the Bergen County Community Action Program and attorneys, Peter Mueller from Harwood Lloyd and Bergen County Legal Services. The program was primarily aimed at people from Little Ferry and Moonachie, who sought advice about their chances of recovering damages from parties believed to be responsible for the widespread flooding, and landlord tenant and insurance matters. We were able to provide answers to the many people whose homes were destroyed or seriously damaged.
Harwood Lloyd proudly supported Youth Consultation Services’ 13th Annual Festival of Flavors fundraising event.
November 26, 2012
Harwood Lloyd proudly supported Youth Consultation Services’ 13th Annual Festival of Flavors fundraising event held at the Park Ridge Marriot. YCS, a nonprofit, non-sectarian agency provides behavioral, health and social services to children and families in need. The organization helps thousands of at-risk and special needs children by providing residential treatment, group homes, special foster care, home care and services to children and adolescents with educational, developmental, intellectual and emotional challenges. Whether a child has suffered abuse or neglect, or has special needs that are not being met, YCS offers hope for a promising future. To learn more about YCS and how you can help, call Kristine Denning at 201.359.3528 or contact the YCS Foundation at 201.678.1312.
Photo from left to right: Attorneys Robert Delicate, Victoria Silva, Office Manager Bonnie Janos, Partner Kristine Denning and Attorney Seth Griep
Advocates of Mercy, the charity for the New Jersey Ronald McDonald Houses, established by Stephen Wellinghorst of Harwood Lloyd, LLC held its inaugural golf outing at Eagle Oaks Country Club
October 8, 2012
Advocates of Mercy, the charity for the New Jersey Ronald McDonald Houses, established by Stephen Wellinghorst of Harwood Lloyd, LLC held its inaugural golf outing at Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale, New Jersey on October 8, 2012. Seen in the photograph above is Mr. Wellinghorst delivering proceeds from the event to Corrine LeBaron, director of the Ronald McDonald House charities of Long Branch and New Brunswick, New Jersey. Advocates of Mercy provides pro bono legal assistance to families staying at the Ronald McDonald Houses.
Partner Thomas Loikith appointed counsel to Interfaith Furnishings.
September 11, 2012
Partner Thomas Loikith appointed counsel to Interfaith Furnishings. Interfaith Furnishings is a non-profit corporation that provides home furnishings for those in need by accepting furniture donations from the community in Morris County. The religious congregations that make up Interfaith Furnishings each provide a team of workers 4 times each year who volunteer their time to pick up and deliver the home furnishings. In addition to acting as counsel to the organization, Mr. Loikith has volunteered with Interfaith Furnishings as part of the team from Resurrection Parish in Randolph for the past several years.
Associate Robert Delicate recently made his sixth volunteer trip to New Orleans to help rebuild the city post Hurricane Katrina.
August 21, 2012
Associate Robert Delicate recently made his sixth volunteer trip to New Orleans to help rebuild the city post Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Delicate worked through an organization called The Phoenix of New Orleans which helps residents rebuild and repair their homes. He spent time tiling floors, sanding floors, hanging sheetrock and installing insulation. Mr. Delicate also worked with the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) to help strengthen the estuary and marshland west of New Orleans. This estuary is vital in helping the state minimize their exposure to hurricanes.
Partner Kristine Denning elected to sit on the Northern Region Advisory Council for Youth Consultation Services (NRAC - YCS).
January 11, 2012
Founded in 1918, YCS is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian agency that provides behavioral health and social services to New Jersey children. YCS organizes and run numerous programs including special education schools, autism centers, foster care, therapeutic residences, homes for the developmentally disabled and other community-based services. Part of the council's function is to plan and organize fundraising events.
Harwood Lloyd participates in the Jersey Cares Coat Drive.
December 12, 2011
For the past few years Harwood Lloyd has participated in the Jersey Cares Coat Drive. In December of 2011, Harwood Lloyd personnel donated over 40 coats to this cause, which has collected and distributed over 200,000 winter coats for men, women, children and infants in need.
Associate Kathleen Lee Donates Time and Talent to “Goals for Life”
November 6, 2011
In November Harwood Lloyd was a sponsor for the Goals for Life “Walk in the Park” against breast cancer. Goals for Life, started in 2001, raises money for women’s health initiatives – primarily local breast cancer outreach, education and treatment programs. To date, GFL has raised and donated almost $280,000. GFL’s main fundraising event is a Women’s Charity Soccer Tournament held in June each of the last 11 years. GFL has also conducted coffeehouses, sports memorabilia auctions and an art auction. This was GFL’s first walkathon and it raised over $2200. Associate Kathleen Lee has served as pro bono counsel for GFL since its inception, has been a trustee since 2002, and president since 2004. More information about GFL can be found at http://www.goalsforlife.org
HL Staff Trained in AED, CPR and Heimlich Protocol
October 18, 2011
According to OSHA, approximately 890 deaths from coronary heart disease occur outside of the hospital or emergency room every day. Most of these deaths are due to the sudden loss of heart function or sudden cardiac death. A number of these victims might have benefited if automated external defibrillators (AEDs) were immediately available. An AED is an electronic device designed to deliver an electric shock to a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. Ventricular fibrillation may be restored to normal rhythm up to 60 percent of the time if treated promptly with an AED, a procedure called defibrillation.
HL recently purchased and installed 4 AEDs in strategic locations throughout our Hackensack office. 30 Harwood Lloyd staff took advantage of training offered by the Greater Bergen County YMCA and received certifications for CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, and the use of defibrillators. We hope that we will not need them, but if we do, we are glad to have them available.
Greg Irwin participates in 200 mile bike-a-thon, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, from Sturbridge to Provincetown Mass. to raise funds for The Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Center
August 8, 2011
On August 6 and 7, 2011 Greg, and friends, biked a beautiful course with 5,000 other riders from all over the country, raising funds for cancer treatment and research. Lance Armstrong, a cancer survivor, participated, along with other cancer survivors. With 4,000 volunteers and a closed course through scenic countryside it was a terrific experience. Ten years older than the last time he participated, Greg prepared by riding 25 miles a couple of times each week in the pre-dawn hours. before work and traffic. The first day was great, and the hospitality at the mid-way point, the Maritime Academy at the beginning of the Cape, was fantastic! The second day, on a hilly Cape course, after the previous day's 110 mile ride, was a lot tougher. But Greg hung in there, motivated by the goal of raising funds for the treatment of cancer patients, and finished with the group. This event raises more money for charity than any other single event in the country. PMC donates 100% of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause.
Greg's colleagues at HL are impressed, and humbled, by his participation in this wonderful event.
June 23, 2011
May-June 2011. HL sponsors the Wayne Township Boys and Girls Club Kindergarten Softball Clinic. Andrew G. Toulas coached the "Gold" team. Over 40 Kindergarten aged girls participated in the program which introduced them to the fundamentals of the game.
John McDermott is active in the New Jersey State Bar Association’s program “Wills for Heroes”.
April 18, 2011
Associate John McDermott is active in the New Jersey State Bar Association’s program “Wills for Heroes”. The Young Lawyers Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association has teamed up with the Wills for Heroes Foundation to draft wills and other estate planning documents for first responders. Also through the Young Lawyers Division, John is involved in setting up a Section 501(c)(3) organization for PBA members to raise funds for charitable organizations. John is also participating in scheduling events for the “They Had a Dream Too” program, which aims at encouraging “at risk” high school students to make positive changes in their lives and communities.
The Michael Robertson Foundation.
April 11, 2011
Co-managing partner David Robertson is a member of the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees, and Vice Chair of the Greater Bergen County YMCA. Closer to home, Dave turned the tragedy of his son Michael’s death into a foundation that carries on Michael’s memory and helps many deserving groups in the process. The Michael Robertson Foundation was established so that Dave and his family could provide financial assistance to deserving people and groups that Michael would have wanted to support. The Michael Robertson Foundation has enabled students to participate in foreign exchange programs in Scotland, has assisted campers in hiking and canoeing in the Boundary Waters in Minnesota and Canada, has provided prosthetic devices for athletes who cannot afford them, has supported libraries, The Seeing Eye, Nature Centers, a high school poetry event, Compassionate Friends (an organization that supports parents who have lost children), animal rescue organizations, CROP Walks, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and the Demarest Historical Foundation. The Michael Robertson Foundation has also partnered with Operation Music Aid, a Section 501(c)(3) organization located in Madison, Connecticut that donates guitars, keyboards and other musical instruments to military hospitals throughout the world to help severely wounded American servicemen and women with their physical and psychological rehabilitation and to let them know that they are not forgotten. Recently, Operation Music Aid published the book “The T-Walls of Kuwait and Iraq”. A “T-Wall” is a twelve-foot-high portable, steel-reinforced concrete wall used for blast protection throughout Iraq and Afghanistan. The term "T-wall" is commonly used by soldiers throughout Iraq and Afghanistan, because the walls resemble an inverted letter “T”. American troops have painted their unit insignia on blank T-Walls. The book, a tribute to American service personnel, features pictures of T-Walls throughout Kuwait and Iraq. Proceeds from the sale of the book are used to help wounded American servicemen and women. The Michael Robertson Foundation has been the largest contributor to Operation Music Aid.
Eveyln Storch participates in MS Walk to raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
April 10, 2011
On April 10, counsel, Eveyln Storch, participated in the MS Walk. She has raised funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through the MS Walk for the past 10 years. Evelyn notes that having multiple sclerosis means that a person may not be able to walk when he or she wakes up, or that a person may suddenly have impaired vision, or that a person’s memory will fail for no apparent reason. The symptoms of MS are different, and devastating, for everyone - the only certainty is that it will affect yet another person every hour of every day. Evelyn explains why she has once again registered for the MS Walk: “I want to do something for the people who have been diagnosed with MS-and because I want to do everything to prevent more people from learning what it means to live with this disease. Today, there is no cure for MS, and with a diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will use funds collected from the MS Walk not only to support research for a cure tomorrow, but also to provide programs which address the needs of people living with MS today. Because we choose to walk for those who sometimes can't, because we choose to donate to the MS Walk, we are getting closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, ‘You have MS.’”
Walk donations can be made at http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/NJMWalkEvents?px=1885309&pg=personal&fr_id=16386.
Information is available and general donations can be made at http://www.nationalmssociety.org.
Harwood Lloyd LLC donates to the Guma Family Foundation.
March 31, 2011
The Guma Family Foundation was started in memory of Ralph M. Guma Sr. and Raplh M. Guma Jr. In memory of Ralph M. Guma Sr., the Guma Foundation awarded yearly $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors. In memory of Ralph M. Guma Jr., the Guma Foundation, throughTomorrows Children's Fund, has donated over $70,000 since 2000 and intends to continue donating at least $10,000 per year.
The Guma Family Foundation website can found at the following link: gffoundation.net/