In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the incredible devastation wrought across the State of Texas, many Americans want to do what they can to help. Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous individuals who will seek to personally profit from the generosity of their neighbors.

The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that over $20 million was lost to charity scammers after Hurricane Katrina, and this disaster has the potential to cause just as much harm. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have both issued warnings about fake charity scams that are emerging, and are urging Americans to only reach out to recognized charitable organizations.

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Best Lawyers, published by Woodward/White, Inc., has named Shareholder John Eory, Co-Chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, as 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law. Stark & Stark would like to congratulate Mr. Eory on this distinction.

“Lawyer of the Year” recognitions are awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific Practice Area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location (source).

John S. Eory dedicates his practice to divorce, custody, domestic violence, and other family law matters. He is the former Chair of the New Jersey Supreme Court District VII Ethics Committee. Additionally, Mr. Eory is certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) as a matrimonial lawyer. He is also a fellow of the AAML.



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Stark & Stark is proud to congratulate Shareholder Dolores R. Kelley for being selected by NJBiz as a recipient of the 2016 Forty Under 40 Award.

Dolores R. Kelley is not only a respected Shareholder at Stark & Stark, she is the Practice Leader for the firm’s Beer and Spirit Group where she is responsible for driving the team’s entity formation, intellectual property, licensing, real estate, finance and operations activities in the growing brewery, brew pub, and distillery marketplace. Ms. Kelley also handles a wide range of matters for the real estate industry, including commercial, transactional, condominium and homeowner association formation and leasing; and represents lenders in commercial loan transactions. Ms. Kelley joined Stark & Stark in September of 2008 and is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

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Joseph H. Lemkin, Esq. and the Stark & Stark team are honored to participate in the United Way of Greater Mercy County’s Strike Out Hunger event taking place June 21, 2016 at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton. Volunteers will weigh, pack, seal and box servings of oatmeal to help hungry children in Mercer County.

This year the Strike Out Hunger fundraising goal is $37,500 to create packaged servings of oatmeal for distribution to food banks supporting New Jersey’s at risk children. Every $1000 raised provides 4,000 meals. Donations to the Stark & Stark fund can be made online here. If you would like to volunteer for the event or set up your online fundraising page, please contact the United Way of Greater Mercer County for more information.

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, the United States Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing on the oversight of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency. Amongst several other subjects, the hearing discussed the ongoing efforts to dismantle the extremely costly counterfeiting industry. Attorneys across the country have been working tirelessly to protect and defend companies against copyright infringement from perpetrators who are typically located on the other side of the globe. One such attorney is Stark & Stark Shareholder Craig S. Hilliard, who has spent the past several years defending businesses in the bridal and wedding industry against these same counterfeiters.

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Stark & Stark is pleased to sponsor the 2016 Central New Jersey Kidney Walk.  This year the walk will take place on May 22, 2016 in Mercer County Park in West Windsor Township.  Check-in time for the event is 8:30 a.m.   Stark & Stark attorneys Joseph Lemkin and Rachel Stark will be participating in the walk with a client-supported team.

The Kidney Walk is held nationwide every year to raise awareness and funds to fight kidney disease.  Donations are used for community screenings, patient services and education on kidney conditions, diseases, and cures. Eighty percent (80%) of all funds raised are directed to these programs.  The fundraising goal this year is $120,000.  Signing up to join a team or as an individual walker is simple and free.   Volunteers are appreciated as well—for more information contact or sign up online.

Stark & Stark is pleased to announce the election of Michael G. Donahue, III, Esq. as Managing Shareholder of the firm, effective May 1, 2016.  In this new leadership role, Mr. Donahue will oversee the day-to-day operations and long-term strategic planning of the firm.  His election to Managing Shareholder coincides with his upcoming June installation as President of the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) for the 2016-2017 term, where he also serves as co-chair of NJAJ’s Amicus Curiae Committee.

Mr. Donahue, who has been with the firm since 1995, is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney and focuses his practice on products liability and serious personal injury litigation. He is a prolific legal presenter, a member of several New Jersey-based law associations, and very active in area charitable and philanthropic organizations, including Boheme Opera New Jersey, the Trenton Area YMCA, the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra, and Theater Exile in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Congratulations to Stark & Stark Shareholder Scott Unger, who was appointed to the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law National Council. The National Council serves as the board of directors for the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

The National Council provides constructive advice and plans to the law school, and bestows grants and awards to recognize the accomplishments of the graduating students. Current board members include an Ohio governor, an Ohio State Supreme Court Judge, as well as several federal judges. Once elected, a voting board member will have a term of five years, with a maximum of two terms.

Scott Unger is a Shareholder and a member of the firm’s Litigation Group, and he concentrates his practice on litigation arising out of business and commercial disputes. He also counsels corporations and their executives on various employment issues, such as workplace discrimination and wrongful discharge, and non-compete and confidentiality agreements. Additionally, Mr. Unger received B.A. from the Ohio State University and his juris doctor from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

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Stark & Stark would like to congratulate Shareholder Adam J. Siegelheim, Chair of the firm’s Franchise Practice, for being named by Franchise Times Magazine as a 2016 Legal Eagle. Mr. Siegelheim was even selected as a featured Legal Eagle.

Legal Eagles are selected each year from nominations by their clients and peers and are recognized as the top lawyers in franchising. This year’s selection focused on “around-the-clock” attorneys, who are always available for clients. When looking at this year’s list of Legal Eagles you will find “dedicated professionals who are available whenever their clients need them, steeped in knowledge about all things franchising – with plenty of interesting aspirations and outlets beyond the courtroom.”

For more information about this year’s Legal Eagle selections, please click here.

Stark & Stark Shareholder Tim Duggan, Chair of the Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, Eminent Domain, and Real Estate Tax Appeal Groups, guest starred on the internet radio show “Talented People Radio” on March 23, 2016. The show will air again on March 24 at 2:00am and March 26 at 10:00pm. “Talented People Radio” is produced by the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, and is hosted by Colleen Kelly and Jeanne Murphy.

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