Cooper Levenson’s Fredric L. Shenkman, Esq. and Rebecca C. Lafferty, Esq. each received top honors at the Atlantic County Bar Association dinner at the Linwood Country Club on Jan. 26.
Shenkman received the Robert N. McAllister Award for excellence in the profession of law. The award, given in memory of trial lawyer and Atlantic County prosecutor Robert N. McAllister, has been presented annually since 2011. It is given to those who set a positive example for others in the profession, demonstrating integrity, ability and professionalism.
A seasoned attorney, Shenkman has decades of experience in both transactional work and commercial litigation. He has litigated in both the State and Federal Courts in such areas as real estate, corporate governance, public finance, and state and federal taxation. He also has lectured extensively on general equity and attorney ethics to various bar associations and Inns of Court. Shenkman served as chairperson and as secretary of District I of the New Jersey District Ethics Committees.
Lafferty received the Benjamin Rimm Award for Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year. The award, given in memory of Judge Benjamin A. Rimm, is presented to a young lawyer who exemplifies his qualities: personal and professional integrity, devotion to the legal profession and public service and civic and philanthropic service to fellow citizens.
An associate in the firm’s Atlantic City office, Lafferty works with Cooper Levenson’s Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury and Governmental Services practice groups. She is a member of the local operating board of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, chair of the Atlantic County Child Placement Review Board, and County Coordinator of the Atlantic County Mock Trial Program.
Cooper Levenson is a full service law firm since 1957, with 75 attorneys and New Jersey offices in Atlantic City and Cherry Hill. The firm has regional offices in Bear, Del., and Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, visit www.cooperlevenson.com.
(Left to right) Rebecca Lafferty, Esq. and Fredric Shenkman, both of Cooper Levenson, received top honors at the Atlantic County Bar Association dinner at the Linwood Country Club on Jan. 26. Shenkman was presented with the Robert N. McAllister Award for excellence in the profession of law. Lafferty received the Benjamin Rimm Award for Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year.