OSHA Certifiation for GRSLB&G Attorneys
Philip A. Lundell, Jr., Philip A. Garubo, Jr., Rey O. Villanueva, and Jill A. Mucerino have recently become OSHA certified. These attorneys attended and completed the a 10 hour OSHA Training Program provided for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces.
Audrey L. Shields to Serve as New Regional Associate for the North East Region for the WCLA
The Women’s Construction Litigation Alliance (WCLA) has selected Audrey L. Shields as a Regional Associate for the Northeast Region to assist the Regional Chair in setting the direction for the Northeast Region to encourage and support women in construction litigation. She will work with the regional Chair, other Associates, and the News Coordinator to provide information to WCLA members. She will also assist the Regional Chair to plan and execute regional and local educational and networking events; assist the WCLA Executive Board to promote educational and networking opportunities for WCLA members; and promote the WCLA and its membership. Congratulations to Audrey on this new appointment!
Russel V. Mancino, Esq., joins Golden, Rothschild, Spagnola, Lundell, Boylan & Garubo, P.C.
Russel V. Mancino joins the Firm with over 24 years of insurance defense litigation experience. He is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney having tried approximately 50 to 60 cases with 35 to 40 going to verdict. Russel will join the Firm’s Professional Liability and Insurance Coverage Practice Groups and concentrate his practice defending medical malpractice matters. Russel graduated from St. Peter’s College in 1985, and earned his J.D. from Seton Hall Law School in 1989. In 1990, he served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Robert F. Cavanaugh, J.S.C., in Hudson County, New Jersey. Following his clerkship, Russel entered private practice and has spent virtually all of his professional career defending health care providers in medical malpractice actions in the Superior Court of New Jersey, U.S. District Court for New Jersey, and in actions brought before the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners and the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry. Russel has extensive experience defending clients in all facets of the health care industry including, but not limited to hospitals, health care facilities, nurses, dentists, and physicians. Russel is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, Monmouth County Bar Association, and New Jersey Defense Association. He is also a member of DRI where he sits on the Professional Liability, Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committees. Please join us in welcoming Russel to the Firm!
GRSLB&G Expands Practice to Include Sustainable Construction
As governmental entities have expanded their implementation of mandates and offering of incentives, the construction industry has seen a drastic increase in the number of sustainable or “green” construction projects across the country. As green or sustainable construction becomes more commonplace, it is evident that developers, design professionals, contractors, and their respective insurers will be confronted with evolving legal obligations, expanding standards of care, and unique potential liabilities. Recognizing the need for our clients to have efficient and innovative legal support in this new and expanding area, GRSLB&G has taken the lead, and developed the Sustainable Construction Practice Group. Using our decades of experience representing clients in all aspects of traditional Construction Litigation, GRSLB&G has taken a step into the future to ensure that, as the construction industry continues to grow and evolve, our clients will have expert, legal support to meet their ever changing needs.
For more information on our new practice area please contact Russ Patane.
Shareholders Included on “Super Lawyers” 2014 List
Shareholders at Golden Rothschild have been honored by their peers by being identified in the annual “Super Lawyers®” publication.
Kenneth R. Rothschild was included on the “Super Lawyers®” list for Insurance Coverage; Gary S. Spagnola was included on the list for Civil Rights Litigation; Philip A. Lundell, Jr. was included on the list for Civil Litigation Defense; Philip A. Garubo, Jr. was included on the list for Civil Litigation Defense; Jeffrey Bell was included on the list for Civil Litigation Defense, and Catherine M. Shiels was included on the list for Workers’ Compensation. Jeffrey Kadish, Of Counsel, was included on the list for Personal Injury General Defense.
Kenneth Rothschild, Gary Spagnola, Philip A. Lundell, Jr., Philip A. Garubo, Jr., Catherine M. Shiels and Jeffrey Bell have been included in the “Super Lawyers®” magazine on the list for top attorneys in New Jersey for 2014. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by “Super Lawyers®”. The selections for “Super Lawyers®” are made by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn. Each year, Law & Politics undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics’ attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.
Two Shareholders and One Associate Included on 2014 “Rising Stars” List by New Jersey “Super Lawyers”
Three associates at Golden Rothschild have been included on the “Rising Stars” list by New Jersey “Super Lawyers®” for 2014. The “Rising Stars” list is limited to 2.5 percent of the lawyers in New Jersey. Rey O. Villanueva, Shareholder, was included on the Rising Stars list in the practice area of Civil Litigation Defense. Daniel B. McMeen, Shareholder, was included on the Rising Stars list in the practice area of Personal Injury Defense. Russ M. Patane, Associate, was included on the Rising Stars list in the practice area of Civil Litigation Defense.
Russ M. Patane has been Accredited as a LEED Green Associate by the Green Building Certification Institute
Russ M. Patane has been accredited by the Green Building Certification Institute as a LEED Green Associate. As a LEED Green Associate, Russ has a documented, up-to-date understanding of the most current green building principles and practices. With his understanding and knowledge of the preeminent standards in the green building industry, Russ can effectively represent owners, design professionals and contractors in matters all matters arising from Sustainable/Green Construction practices.