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William J. Burton Montgomery McCracken adds associate

William J. Burton has joined the Montgomery McCracken firm as an associate in its Wilmington office. Burton has experience in civil, criminal and corporate law, and has worked on matters related to wrongful termination, personal injury, workers compensation, and social security matters.

Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Burton served as a law clerk to the Honorable M. Jane Brady of the Delaware Superior Court. He received a J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law in 2015, where he was the Internal Managing Editor for The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law.  William earned a B.A. from West Chester University, where he majored in political science, and an A.S. degree in business administration from Harrisburg Area Community College.

Law professor elected to American College of Governance Counsel

Lawrence A. HamermeshLawrence A. Hamermesh was one of 20 people elected to the second class of American College of Governance Counsel fellows at Widener University Delaware Law School.

Hamermesh was elected following a rigorous selection process. It considered candidates’ professional accomplishments and contributions to the field of governance through speaking, writing and other activities, according to the college. His election in this second group of fellows brings the ranks of the college to 69 fellows and honorary fellows.

Hamermesh joined the law school faculty in 1994 after working 18 years as a corporate attorney with Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell, including nine as partner, in Wilmington.

Sara Toner

Sara Toner

Attorneys chosen as Delaware Lawyers on the Fast Track

Sara T. Toner and John Mark Zeberkiewicz, attorneys at Richards, Layton & Finger, have been named as Delaware Lawyers on the Fast Track. They were among 15 attorneys selected by The Delaware Law Weekly for its inaugural list of Delaware’s best young lawyers.

John Mark Zeberkiewicz

John Mark Zeberkiewicz

Toner, a director in Richards Layton’s Real Estate practice, handles complex transactions involving the finance, acquisition, sale, lease, and development of commercial real estate properties.  A fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and a member of the Delaware Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee, Toner has been recognized in Chambers USA, in The Best Lawyers in America, and as a Delaware Today Top Lawyer.

Zeberkiewicz, a director in the firm’s Corporate Advisory group, focuses his practice on transactional matters involving Delaware corporations, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and corporate finance. A prolific author and frequent speaker on Delaware corporate law, Zeberkiewicz has been named in Chambers USA, The Legal 500 United States, The Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers.

Law Enforcement

Captain of Delaware River & Bay Authority police announced

Tina M. Arcaro has been announced as captain of Delaware River & Bay Authority’s police department. Capt. Arcaro, who has more than 26 years of law enforcement experience with the New Jersey State Police, officially began her duties on Sept. 19, reporting to Lt. Col. David Winch.

Serving as the department’s chief of staff, Capt. Arcaro plans, supervises and oversees the operation’s activities of the three troops; coordinates between troops at a strategic level; and prioritizes work assignments.   

For 26 years, Arcaro served in the New Jersey State Police, most recently as a regional commander where she was responsible for leading 400 employees within the four Southern New Jersey Troop Stations and the Atlantic City Airport.  During her tenure with the New Jersey State Police, Capt. Arcaro also led the School and Traffic Safety Unit, Fatal Accident Unit, and the Office of State Governmental Security.   

Arcaro also works as an adjunct professor in graduate and undergraduate curriculum in Crisis Leadership, Crisis Management, Criminal Justice and other directed study paths at Wilmington University.

toni-youngNew president elected at American Associates

American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has elected Toni Young at their next president. Young replaces New York real estate magnate Lloyd Goldman.

Before moving to New York this year, Young was the first woman president of the Jewish Federation of Delaware. There, she spearheaded Delaware’s Partnership 2000 relationship with the town of Arad and its surrounding Tamar region. Young has served on the national boards of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Mike Links

Mike Links

Four local restaurant managers win national awards

Four local restaurant managers have been recognized at the national level for achieving parent company Darden Restaurants’ Diamond Club status. They join a group of top-performing managing partners and general managers recognized nationwide this year for their commitment to delivering guest experiences at the highest level, while making a difference in the lives of guests, team members and in their community.

Adam Knorr

Adam Knorr

Jessica Walsh

Jessica Walsh

The local managers include:

Mike Links – General manager of Bahama Breeze in Newark

Adam Knorr – Managing partner of LongHorn Steakhouse in Bear

Jessica Walsh – Managing partner of LongHorn Steakhouse in Philadelphia

Ryan Billig

Ryan Billig

Ryan Billig – General manager of the Olive Garden in Whitehall

These award recipients join an elite group of 86 managers recognized this year from the more than 1,500 Darden restaurant managers in North America.

Delaware Lottery Director earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery, has been named a recipient of the Major Peter J. O’Connell Lifetime Achievement Award by Public Gaming Research Institute (PGRI), nationally recognized publishers of Public Gaming International Magazine. 

PGRI is charged with providing information on current legal, political, and regulatory matters affecting the lottery industry. Kirk accepted the award on Sept. 13 during PGRI’s Lottery Expo ’16 in Miami Beach, Fla.

Kirk joined the Delaware Lottery as a member of its 1975 start-up staff.  Over the past 41 years, he has served in a variety of financial, marketing and administrative management positions through his appointment as director in 2011.

Nonprofit

New associate for Shoestring Solutions

Jennifer Steinberg

Jennifer Steinberg

Jennifer Steinberg has been appointed as a new associate for Shoestring Solutions for Nonprofits, a female owned nonprofit consulting company for development and communications.

Steinberg, a social media and development professional, brings a diverse set of skills and experience to the Shoestring team.  Jennifer started her professional career in banking and moved into the world of not-for-profits, managing social media and communications for an organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers before going out on her own, offering her expertise to other organizations.

An active volunteer, Jennifer served on the Board of Directors of the Siegel Jewish Community Center for six years, and currently serves as First Executive Vice President and Chair for HR for the board of directors of Congregation Beth Emeth. She is also a Jewish Council for Public Affairs Frank Fellow. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College.

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