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The South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey's (SABA-NJ) Sixth Annual Gala 

SABA-NJ is comprised of over 200 members throughout the State. SABA-NJ is a voluntary association of attorneys and professionals dedicated to the needs, concerns, and interests of the South Asian community in New Jersey. The event was attended by various business, political and legal pillars in the South Asian community.

Seated: Cholomati Jaipersaud, Sharmila D. Jaipersaud - Immediate Past President SABA-NJ, Gary F Werner- Managing Partner Schenck Price
Standing: Brian Foley, Karan Virmani, Jordin Iazzetti, Daniel O Carroll, Meghan V. Hoppe, Divya Srivastav-Seth, Julie E. Gendel, James A. Kassis

 

Schenck Price Women's Initiative Annual Networking Event

On May 1, 2019, the Schenck Price Women’s Initiative hosted its annual reception at the Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park. During the enjoyable evening, over 100 women from a wide variety of professions networked with existing business associates and made new contacts. The guest speaker was Denise M. Sharperson, Esq., CDP, New Jersey’s first Statewide Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Manager for the NJ Civil Service Commission.

 

four women standing around a Schenck Price sign
Pictured: Meredith L. Grocott, Guest Speaker Denise M. Sharperson, and Shirley Berger Whitenack 

 

Schenck Price Women's Initiative Group Photo
Standing, from left: Meghan V. Hoppe, Alison L. Kenny, Rebecca J. Rosen, Joanne L. Butler, Denise Ashenden, Wynne A. Whitman, Deborah Rega, Meredith L. Grocott, Robin S. Ballard, Cynthia L. Flanagan, Julie E. Gendel, Sandra Calvert Nathans, Ilana T. Pearl, Divya Srivastav-Seth
Seated, from left: Rachel Spears Johnston, Shirley Berger Whitenack, Lauren I. Mechaly, Crystal West Edwards, Valerie A. Vladyka, Deborah A. Cmielewski

 

Schenck Price Celebrates Holi “Festival of Colors”

The Schenck Price Diversity Committee hosted a Holi celebration to celebrate the arrival of spring.

group of people throwing colorful powder in celebration of spring

 

Health & Life Sciences Forum

Schenck Price proudly hosted the Health & Life Sciences Forum of the 2019 Garden State Bar Association’s Substantive Law Series on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019.

 

 

Women's History Jeopardy!

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Schenck Price attorneys and staff participated in a fun Jeopardy! night full of facts about women’s accomplishments.

Jeopardy board

 

International Women's Day

On March 8, 2019, attorneys and staff at Schenck Price recognized International Women’s Day by wearing purple.

Attorneys and staff gather for a group photo, all wearing purple

 

Black History Month

Schenck Price attorneys and staff enjoy a cultural evening of painting, music and soul food in celebration of Black History Month.

group photo holding up their paintings

Wear Red Day

In support of the American Heart Association, Schenck Price participated in Wear Red Day on February 1, 2019 to raise awareness of women’s cardiac health.

Florham Park Office

Florham Park office gathers to pose in their red shirts

 

Paramus Office

Paramus office

 

Sparta Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mt. Kemble Home

This holiday season, the Schenck Price Women’s Initiative collected donations for the Mt. Kemble Home. The residence in Morristown is run by Homeless Solutions and provides shelter, housing, and support services to senior women of limited means. 

A group of women standing for a picture
Pictured:  Ilana Pearl, Elizabeth Johnson (Manager of Mt. Kemble Home), Meghan Hoppe, Sandra Calvert Nathans, Tamela Reynolds (Volunteer Manager for Homeless Solutions), and Meredith Grocott

 

NJ Speaker Series

Schenck Price was honored to sponsor the NJ Speaker Series presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University that featured Gloria Steinem at NJPAC on November 29, 2018.  Pictured with Ms. Steinem are Schenck Price partners Shirley B. Whitenack and Meredith L. Grocott, both members of the Schenck Price Women’s Initiative.

 

Three women pose for a photo

 

 

SPSK Sponsors Morris County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Networking Luncheon

Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP was a Gold Sponsor of the Morris County Chamber Women in Business Luncheon with Kristine Johnson, CBS News New York, held on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Westin Governor Morris in Morristown, New Jersey.

 

Members of the SPSK Women's Initiative Group
Members of the SPSK Women's Initiative Group
Standing, from left: Ilana T. Pearl, Sandra Calvert Nathans, Julie E. Gendel, Meghan V. Hoppe, Shirley B. Whitenack
Seated, from left: Rebecca J. Rosen, Alison L. Kenny, Divya Srivastav-Seth

 

Not pictured: Sean Monaghan, SPSK Partner and Member, Board of Directors, Morris County Chamber of Commerce. 

 

Garden State Bar Association's 43rd Anniversary Scholarship & Awards Gala

Gary Werner, SPSK Managing Partner, presented scholarships at the Garden State Bar Association's 43rd Anniversary Scholarship & Awards Gala to two students -- Diana Felipe, a student at Rutgers School of Law, and Kimberly Lindenmuth, a student at Seton Hall University School of Law.

Recipients of scholarship accept their awards
Pictured, from left: SPSK's Raajen Bhaskar, Managing Partner Gary Werner, Diana Felipe, SPSK's John DeMarco, Kimberly Lindenmuth, and SPSK's Divya Srivastav-Seth

 

Diana Felipe receives her scholarship
Diana Felipe receives her scholarship

 

Kimberly Lindenmuth receives her scholarship
Kimberly Lindenmuth receives her scholarship

 

 

Schenck Price Celebrates Holi “Festival of Colors”

For the second year, the Schenck Price Diversity Committee recognized Holi, a Hindu festival to celebrate the arrival of spring. Attorneys and staff were invited to mark the occasion by wearing bright and vivid colors.

SPSK celebrates Holi 2018
Charlene Moore-Eaves, Sharmila D. Jaipersaud, Meghan V. Hoppe, and Divya Srivastav-Seth
Group of legal assistants in bright colors for Holi
Vicki Conklin, Deanna Robins, Lori DeYoung, Michele Roberts, Lisa Gramlich, and LuAnn DeSisto

Schenck Price Women’s Initiative Hosts Third Annual Networking Reception

In what is now becoming an anticipated annual event, on May 2, 2018, the firm’s Women’s Initiative held a well-attended networking event at the Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park.  It was an enjoyable opportunity for women from a wide variety of professions to reconnect with existing business associates and to make new contacts.

SPSK Women Attorneys outdoors at a networking gala
Members of the SPSK Women's Initiative
Front row, left to right:  Lauren I. Mechaly, Amy Buck Faundez, Crystal West Edwards, Alison L. Kenny
Second row:  Divya Srivastav-Seth, Robin S. Ballard, Shirley B. Whitenack, Farah N. Ansari
Third row:  Sharmila D. Jaipersaud, Meghan V. Hoppe, Meredith L. Grocott,Valerie A. Vladyka, Regina M. Spielberg, Joanne L. Butler
 
 
Meredith Grocott and guests
Deborah Munies, Meredith L. Grocott, and Deborah Straka-DeMarco
 
Valerie A. Vladyka and two guests
Corethia V.E. Oates of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Valerie A. Vladyka, and Maureen Cameron of The Bergen Volunteer Center
 
Valerie O. Murray of Beacon Trust
SPSK's Meredith L. Grocott and Valerie O. Murray of Beacon Trust
Shirley B. Whitenack and Crystal West Edwards with two guests
Shirley B. Whitenack, Kelly Piacenti of MassMutual, Cheryl Casper of MassMutual, and Crystal West Edwards

 

 

SPSK's Women's Initiative Networking Event

During Women’s History month this past March, the SPSK Women’s Initiative and the Central & Northern NJ Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners held a joint networking event at SPSK’s Florham Park office.  The attendees were asked to donate handbags for Dress for Success Northern NJ.

Pictured:  Connie Pizarro, CSA (NAWBO President-elect); Meredith L. Grocott, Esq. (head of SPSK Women’s Initiative); Susana Fonticoba (NAWBO President); and Willa Edgerton-Chisler (Steps2Success Coordinator, Dress For Success).

Pictured:  Connie Pizarro, CSA (NAWBO President-elect); Meredith L. Grocott, Esq. (head of SPSK Women’s Initiative); Susana Fonticoba (NAWBO President); and Willa Edgerton-Chisler (Steps2Success Coordinator, Dress For Success).

 

 

SPSK Womens' Initiative Collects Donations for JBWS

The Charity Committee of the SPSK Women’s Initiative collected over $1,500 in donations for Jersey Battered Women Service (“JBWS”), which provides housing and emotional and financial support to women and children in the Morris County area.  JBWS is a full service, private, nonprofit domestic violence agency.  In addition to housing, JBWS provides counseling, intervention, and legal assistance.

Pictured:  Helen LeFrois, Vice President, Development for JBWS and SPSK attorneys Sandra Calvert Nathans, Valerie Vladyka, and Meghan Hoppe.

 

SPSK Participates and Sponsors MECHA Golf Outing

MECHA Golf Outing

Pictured from left: Michael Downes, TD Bank; Thomas L. Hofstetter, Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP; Craig Sinon, Magyar Bank; Tom Thompson-Republic Bank.

Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP was a sponsor and participated in Mercer County Hispanic Association, Inc. (MECHA’s) 15 Annual Golf Outing held Mountain View Golf Course on May 22, 2017.

 

SPSK In-House Immigration Law CLE

In-House Immigration Law

Pictured from left; Steven Flore, Susan W. Scheer, Esq., Asma Warsi, Esq., SPSK Moderators: Sharmila D. Jaipersaud, Esq. and Michael K. Mullen, Esq.

On May 23, 2017, Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP conducted an in-house Immigration Law CLE.  The panelists were both prominent immigration attorneys: Susan W. Scheer, Esq., with a focus on immigration issues from a business owner’s perspective, and Asma Warsi, Esq., with a focus on individual immigration issues.  The panel was moderated by SPSK attorneys, Michael K. Mullen, Esq., and Sharmila D. Jaipersaud, Esq.  The CLE was presented to broaden our lawyers’ understanding of immigration law, particularly in light of significant national developments and related changes in Immigration Law and related procedures.

 

SPSK Women’s Initiative hosts Second Annual Networking Reception

More than 100 women attended the event at the Park Savoy Estate on May 3, 2017 for a fun evening of networking with friends, both new and old.