Cooper Levenson Announces Event to Benefit the Community Food Bank of NJ and Let Us Eat – Please, Inc.

PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE ATLANTIC CITY BOAT SHOW TO HOST 6th ANNUAL CAPTAIN’S TABLE VIP RECEPTION

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey- Egg Harbor Township along with its member charity, Let Us Eat – Please, Inc., is again hosting an evening of delightful food, cocktails, desserts, and fun at the Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show.  The event will be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 6-9pm.  The Professional Chefs Association of South Jersey will bring 20 local outstanding chefs to serve their most popular dishes.

Attendees will enjoy entertainment while sampling signature menu items from some of the area’s top restaurants, along with tastings from area distilleries, wineries, and breweries.

Tickets will also allow guests to see and shop 500 boats – for every budget and lifestyle – from center console sportfishers and motoryachts to tricked out wakesports boats and personal watercraft. The floor will feature eight-and-a-half football fields of this year’s newest boats, plus thousands of accessories and fun for the whole family.

All proceeds will be equally shared by the Community FoodBank of New Jersey- Egg Harbor Township and Let Us Eat – Please, Inc., to support local hunger relief efforts. It’s a great way to indulge in a night of cruise-worthy celebration and give to a wonderful cause.

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey – Egg Harbor Township is the state’s largest provider of donated foods to over 300 partner charities in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties.

Let Us Eat – Please, Inc. is a summer feeding program created by Cooper Levenson founding partner James L. Cooper, designed to ensure that underprivileged children get enough to eat during the summer months, while out of school.

Tickets are $125 per person, which includes admission to the Progressive Insurance AC Boat Show on Thursday, February 27th. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information please contact Renate Taylor at Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Egg Harbor Township 609.383.8843 or http://www.cfbnj.org/ or Ken Calemmo, Cooper Levenson, kcalemmo@cooperlevenson.com or 609.572.7500.

The Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show runs February 26-March 1 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. For more information visit acboatshow.com or @acboatshow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Cooper Levenson Holiday Cards Feature Student Artwork

Four area schoolchildren have their artwork professionally published in holiday cards sent by Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law. The annual holiday art contest encourages students to engage in the arts, and underscores Cooper Levenson’s support of charities in the communities it serves. The cards were sent to 4,000 clients and friends of the firm.

Winners were chosen from the hundreds of entries submitted:

  1. Kenya McReynolds, an eighth grader from the Egg Harbor City School District
  2. Jenna Vivadelli, a fifth grader from the Hammonton Public School District
  3. Joana Andujar, a fifth grader from the Pleasantville Public School District
  4. Maya Krijt, a seventh grader from the Evesham Township School District

Students receive a $50 gift card and a cupcake party for their classes. The students’ teachers also receive a $100 gift card to use for art supplies. Both students and teachers will be honored at upcoming Board of Education (BOE) meetings.

The holiday cards noted that, in lieu of corporate gifts, the Atlantic City office will contribute to “Let Us Eat, Please,” an organization which feeds hungry families in the region.

About ‘Let Us Eat, Please’

‘Let Us Eat, Please’ was created by the late James L. Cooper, founding partner of Cooper Levenson. Just after his 82nd birthday, he formed the organization after he learned from his daughter, a teacher, about the effects of hunger on the one in five children who regularly attend school hungry. Last summer, through this grassroots, volunteer-driven effort and area schools, 810 families and their 2,300 children received a 30 pound box of groceries every two weeks, at no cost.

Cooper Levenson is a full service law firm since 1957, with offices in New Jersey, Delaware, Florida, Nevada, and New York.

Reserve Your Place at the Captain’s Table – February 27, 2020

Tickets now on sale. Sponsorships available.

You’re invited to an evening of unique culinary tastings and decadent desserts from more than 20 acclaimed chefs and restaurants, complemented by an assortment of fine spirits, live entertainment, auctions and more at the sixth annual Captain’s Table event on February 27, 2020, 6-9 PM, during the Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

The Captain’s Table event is hosted by Let Us Eat Please, Inc. and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch to help raise awareness and financial support for the summer feeding program that provides groceries to local families whose children receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year. More than 25,000 children in Atlantic County meet the federal criteria. The summer feeding program serves nine school districts, providing 30 lbs. of groceries to each eligible family every two weeks.

“One in seven children in New Jersey face hunger every day,” noted Renate Taylor of the Community Food Bank, “and when they don’t have enough to eat their physical and mental development suffer.”

Some of the children who have benefited from the summer feeding program are giving back by creating items to be sold at the event with all proceeds being donated for the cause.

Tickets are $125 per person and are available online here.

“One of the great things about this event is that the price of the ticket also includes admission any time that day to the Boat Show that features luxury motor and sailing yachts, sport fishers, performance boats and watercrafts. We encourage everyone to come early to take advantage of all that is available while supporting a great cause,” said Ken Calemmo, President of Let Us Eat Please, Inc.

For more information, please contact Ken Calemmo at kcalemmo@cooperlevenson.com or Renate Taylor at rtaylor@cfbnj.org.

Cooper Levenson Holiday Cards Feature Student Artwork

Cooper Levenson Holiday Cards Feature Student Artwork

Firm Supports ‘Let Us Eat, Please’ in Lieu of Corporate Holiday Gifts

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. Dec. 02, 2019 — Four area schoolchildren will see their artwork professionally published in holiday cards sent by Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law. The annual holiday art contest encourages students to engage in the arts, and underscores Cooper Levenson’s support of charities in the communities it serves. The cards will be sent to 4,000 clients and friends of the firm.

Winners were chosen from the hundreds of entries submitted:

  1. Kenya McReynolds, an eighth grader from the Egg Harbor City School District
  2. Jenna Vivadelli, a fifth grader from the Hammonton Public School District
  3. Joana Andujar, a fifth grader from the Pleasantville Public School District
  4. Maya Krijt, a seventh grader from the Evesham Township School District

Students receive a $50 gift card and a cupcake party for their classes. The students’ teachers also receive a $100 gift card to use for art supplies. Both students and teachers will be honored at upcoming Board of Education (BOE) meetings.

The holiday cards noted that, in lieu of corporate gifts, the Atlantic City office will contribute to “Let Us Eat, Please,” an organization which feeds hungry families in the region.

About ‘Let Us Eat, Please’

‘Let Us Eat, Please’ was created by the late James L. Cooper, founding partner of Cooper Levenson. Just after his 82nd birthday, he formed the organization after he learned from his daughter, a teacher, about the effects of hunger on the one in five children who regularly attend school hungry. Last summer, through this grassroots, volunteer-driven effort and area schools, 810 families and their 2,300 children received a 30 pound box of groceries every two weeks, at no cost.

Cooper Levenson is a full service law firm since 1957, with offices in New Jersey, Delaware, Florida, Nevada, and New York. For more information, visit www.cooperlevenson.com.

Sean Dalton to conduct School Bus Safety Programs for Local School Districts

Sean F. Dalton, Esq., of Cooper Levenson, will provide School Bus Safety presentations to school personnel in selected Atlantic and Burlington County School Districts this week and next.

NJSA 18A: 39-19.1a requires employers to administer a safety education program to school bus drivers and aides 2X a year. This seminar will provide training on the following mandated topics:

  • student management and discipline;
  • school bus accident and emergency procedures;
  • conducting school bus emergency exit drills;
  • loading and unloading procedures;
  • school bus stop loading zone safety;
  • inspecting the school vehicle for students left on board at the end of a route;
  • the use of a student’s education records, including the employee’s responsibility to ensure the privacy of the student and the student’s records;
  • working with police, suspicious activity training;
  • addressing needs of students with disabilities;
  • accident reporting.

This program is available to School Districts, Boards of Education, Transportation Companies and School Insurance funds.

Instructor: Sean F. Dalton, Esquire, Former Assistant Attorney General Former Gloucester County Prosecutor (2001-2017)
sdalton@cooperlevenson | Direct Dial: (609) 572-7452 |

Robert E. Salad Presents Southern New Jersey Development Council Award to Sam Pipitone, President of F&S Produce

At the SNJDC Achievement Awards Reception last Wednesday, October 2, Cooper Levenson President Robert E. Salad presented the Economic Impact Award to F&S Produce Inc. President Sam Pipitone in recognition of “their accomplishments in the agricultural business sector and significant investment in the purchase and retrofitting of the shuttered Progresso Soup facility in Vineland. This investment has engendered a renewed sense of optimism in the region while creating employment opportunities for residents and further strengthening South Jersey’s position as a nationally recognized site for food manufacturing.” For more information about F&S Produce’s achievements, please visit the link below. https://bit.ly/2nLfzB9

More event photos, courtesy of Stokes Creative Group, here.

Cooper Levenson Announces Holiday Card Art Contest 2019 Edition

Download printable flyer here: Holiday Card Contest 2019
Cooper Levenson is proud to announce a Holiday Card Art Contest, open to students in grades 1 – 8. The prizes are a $50 gift card to the winning student (to use however they like), and a $100 gift card to the winning student’s art teacher, to be used for art supplies, a class party, or however the teacher and class decide. The rules:
  1. One (1) entry per student.
  2. Artwork must be submitted at 8-1/2? wide x 5-1/2? tall (landscape), with student information on back.  (Name,grade, school teacher and teacher email and phone number)
  3. Students in grades 1 – 8 may enter
  4. Theme: Home For The Holidays
  5. Entries will not be returned and will become the property of Cooper Levenson
  6. Hand-drawn art only! Crayons, paints, markers or pen and ink.

Judging Criteria: Relevance to theme – Originality – Creativity – Use of color – Use of space

Submissions must be received BEFORE 5 p.m. on November 1, 2019. Deliver to:
Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law
Donna Vecere, Director of Marketing
1125 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Questions? Call 609-572-7362 dvecere@cooperlevenson.com

St. Augustine Senior Partners with Cooper Levenson on Business Suit Drive

Atlantic City, N.J.– In an effort to give Atlantic County residents help in re-entering the workforce, St. Augustine Prep senior William Reynolds has started a gently-used business suit drive, along with the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Foundation and Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law. The initiative is part of his Caritas Project, a student-driven effort to enrich the community through meaningful service.

“When you donate a suit, you’re not just giving a piece of clothing, you’re giving someone a chance to look in the mirror and feel good,” said Reynolds.

At the start of the project, Reynolds approached Cooper Levenson to enlist their help because of the firm’s extensive charitable work. The attorneys and staff came out in full force to support the effort.

“We are thrilled to be able to help William with this important project that gives so many people a second chance,” said Kenneth J. Calemmo, chief operating officer of Cooper Levenson. “Not only will the right clothes help with first impressions in a job interview but they could give the wearer the self-confidence needed to land the job.”

Reynolds is working with the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Foundation to distribute the attire to those in need, through the Atlantic County Recovery Court and Hope One.

Cooper Levenson is a full service law firm since 1957, with offices in New Jersey, Delaware, Florida, Nevada, and New York. For more information, visit www.cooperlevenson.com.

PHOTO CAPTION

Pictured (L to R) are Kenneth J. Calemmo, Chief Operating Officer, Cooper Levenson; St. Augustine student William Reynolds; and Cooper Levenson Partners Amy E. Rudley, Esquire and Randolph C. Lafferty, Esquire.

Yolanda Melville Elected National President of NAACP NextGen

ATLANTIC CITY — Yolanda Melville, Esquire, the Legal Redress Officer for the Atlantic City NAACP Branch and National NAACP Legal Committee member, was elected national president of the NAACP’s Next Generation Alumni Leadership Council.

Melville, an attorney at Cooper Levenson in Atlantic City, was selected at the recent NAACP national convention in Detroit this summer. Melville was a member of the inaugural NAACP NextGen Young Professional Leadership Program comprised of 68 leaders ages 21 through 35, from 29 states.

The NextGen Leadership Program is designed to train and develop future leaders to serve the NAACP.

READ: Ashley Bennett, Samantha Whitfield Among 2019 NAACP NextGen Class

“Yolanda is an intelligent, compassionate, and focused leader who uses her legal talents to strive for equality and justice for all people,” Kaleem Shabazz, president of the Atlantic City NAACP and a city council with Atlantic City.

“The Atlantic City Branch has realized what Yolanda’s peers from across the nation have come to learn.  Yolanda is a sure bet for a leader who is energetic and goal-oriented,” he added.

Melville will serve a two-year term as an elected officer.

READ: Yolanda Melville Establishes Roots, Activism in Atlantic City

Participants complete a rigorous training program, including classroom trainings, webinar trainings, case studies, group assignments and special projects on leadership fundamentals, political action, economic empowerment, criminal justice, environmental justice, health advocacy, budgeting, fundraising, technology and direct action.

The NAACP said that NextGen participants are civically engaged young professionals committed to equality and social justice.

SB 212 Makes Towing in CICs Easier

Let’s be honest, no one likes to have their car towed. It’s inconvenient and costly. However, it’s equally frustrating to a resident living in a common interest community (CIC) to fi nd another car parked in their assigned spot, or when a person uses a handicap space without a permit, or leaves their vehicle in a red zone hindering the necessary access emergency vehicles need. The 2019 Nevada Legislature understands and has responded by passing Senate Bill 212 making it easier for residential communities to have cars removed for parking illegally inside a CIC.

Most of us are aware that part of living in a CIC is the requirement that homeowners and guests abide by rules and restrictions intended to protect the “community” and preserve its aesthetics. Doing so helps owners maintain the property value in their communities. These rules, commonly
referred to as CC&Rs (covenants, conditions, and restrictions), restrict the usage and enjoyment of real property. A staple of all CC&Rs is parking guidelines – where you can park, where you can’t, and when your car will be towed.

Under Nevada law, there are two types of legal tows: consent and non-consent. Anytime a car is towed from a residential community without the owner’s permission it’s deemed to be a non-consent tow. To protect car owners, the law requires a CIC’s homeowners association (HOA) to give notice of the possible tow. The notice may be in the form of a vehicle sticker affi xed to the car advising the owner that it may be towed if, after 48 hours, the violation is not cured. However, more serious parking violations, which will be discussed in further detail below, could
subject a vehicle to being towed “immediately.”

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