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Congratulations to Leslie Parikh on her appointment to the NJ State Bar Association’s Government, Public Sector and Public Interest Lawyers Committee for the 2021-2022 term.  This will be Ms. Parikh’s third term on the Committee.  She also serves on the NJSBA’s Insurance Defense Committee.

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Congratulations to Diana Fredericks on her appointment to the NJ State Bar Association’s Finance and Operations Committee for the 2021-2022 term.  Ms. Fredericks also serves on the NJSBA’s Board of Trustees as well as the organization’s Continuing Legal Education Committee and its Family Law Executive Committee.  She also serves as a Trustee for the NJSBA Women in the Profession Section.  

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On June 23, John Manfreda will serve as a panelist for the Somerset County Business Partnership’s "Future Planning for All Ages" forum. The five-member panel will discuss estate planning, life insurance, financial planning, elder care, divorce, and retirement planning for all ages.  Register here

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On May 20, 2021, Diana Fredericks will be sworn in by Chief Justice Rabner for her second term as a NJ State Bar Association Trustee for Hunterdon County.

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Congratulations to Dan Makoski, who has been appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Greater Middlesex Somerset County Estate Planning Council.

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Congratulations to Diana Fredericks, who has been invited to serve as a member of the NJ State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee for the 2021-2022 term.

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Gebhardt & Kiefer is pleased to be a supporting sponsor of the Somerset County Bar Foundation’s 15th annual “Legal Runaround” 5k run/3k walk.  This virtual fundraising event will be held May 27 – 31.  Funds raised will benefit the Somerset County Food Bank.

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Congratulations to Richard Cushing, Robert Ward, and William Rudnik, who have been named to the 2021 NJ Super Lawyers list. Also, congratulations to Diana Fredericks and Tara St. Angelo, who have been named to the 2021 NJ Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.  The Super Lawyers lists are issued by Thomson Reuters, which rates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection methodology is described on the Super Lawyers website.

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Gebhardt & Kiefer is pleased to be a sponsor of the Washington Borough Business Improvement District’s 2021 Business Recognition Reception, which will be held on April 1 at Hawk Point Golf Club. 

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Gebhardt & Kiefer is pleased to be a Supporting Sponsor of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting on March 30 at 8:30 AM.  This year’s meeting will be virtual.

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On Feb. 4, 2021, Diana Fredericks served as a judge for the regional level of the Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition for NJ high school students, sponsored by the NJ State Bar Foundation.  The competition, now in its 39th year, is one of the nation’s foremost contests of its kind for high school students. It was created for the purpose of stimulating and encouraging a deeper understanding and appreciation of the American legal system.

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On Jan. 19, William Rudnik served as a judge for the first round of the Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition for NJ high school students, sponsored by the NJ State Bar Foundation.  Mr. Rudnik has been volunteering his time as a coach and judge for this competition for more than 25 years.

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Gebhardt & Kiefer is pleased to once again sponsor a float in the Clinton Christmas Parade, which will take place this year in a “drive-by” format on Fri., Dec.  4.  The parade will travel 7.5 miles through the town of Clinton, and residents are encouraged to view the festivities from their porches or front yards.

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On Dec. 4, William Rudnik gave an educational presentation on divorce and alternative dispute resolutions, such as mediation and collaborative divorce, to a group of financial planners.  Mr. Rudnik is available to make similar presentations to groups upon request.

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Congratulations to Richard Cushing, who was elected to a two-year term as President of the NJ Institute of Local Government Attorneys at the organization’s virtual annual meeting on Nov. 19.  Mr. Cushing will assume his new role on January 1, 2021.  He is currently serving as 1st Vice President.

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Leslie Parikh, Matthew Lyons and Tara St. Angelo will serve as presenters on various municipal law topics at the virtual NJ State League of Municipalities conference on Nov. 17 and 18. 

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On Nov. 11, William Rudnik and Diana Fredericks will speak at the NJ State Bar Association’s “Hot Tips in Family Law” virtual seminar.

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On Nov. 3, Diana Fredericks and Dan Makoski will serve as speakers/moderators at the Hunterdon County Bar Association’s virtual Election Day Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Marathon.  Ms. Fredericks will discuss “Important Updates in Family Law: Recent Decisions Practicing Attorneys Should Know” and Mr. Makoski will moderate the panel discussion on “Guardianship:  What is Needed and When to Apply.”

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Congratulations to Richard Cushing, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hunterdon County Bar Association at the organization’s annual meeting on Sept. 22.  The award recognizes an attorney whose integrity, varied and numerous contributions, and professional achievements over the course of his or her extended legal career merit singular recognition. 

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Congratulations to Diana Fredericks, who has been appointed by the Supreme Court of NJ as Chairperson of the District XIII Fee Arbitration Committee for the vicinage of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties.

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On Sept. 14, William Rudnik served as moderator and speaker for the Hunterdon County Bar Association Family Practice Committee’s virtual seminar entitled “The Impact of COVID on Family Law.” 

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During February, Leslie Parikh will conduct multiple training sessions on the NJ Domestic Violence Policy for Public Employers for a major insurance carrier. Ms. Parikh is available to present similar seminars for other organizations upon request.

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On Jan. 23, William Rudnik and Diana Fredericks will present a seminar entitled “Financial Implications of Divorce in NJ” beginning at 8:30 AM at the Somerset County Business Partnership (SCPB) in Bridgewater.  The event, sponsored by the SCBP’s Finance & Insurance Special Interest Group, is free for SCBP members and $30 for non-members.  Registration is required. 

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