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People on the Move – Nov. 6

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People on the Move is a rundown of recent hirings, promotions, appointments and other notable movements by professionals in the state. If you’re interested in submitting an entry, please contact [email protected].


Carly Levy MD, Fellowship Program Director and Palliative Care physician for Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children was honored with the 2021 Ilene Beal Courageous Provider Award by Courageous Parents Network, Inc. 

The annual award recognizes a pediatric provider who delivers exceptional family-centered care in circumstances of serious childhood illness. Award recipients demonstrate qualities of compassion and empathy as they accompany families during difficult phases of their child’s illness, and show a willingness to consider various perspectives and collaborate with other pediatric specialists.

Dr. Levy of Swarthmore, PA, was nominated by Palliative Care Division Chief Elissa Miller, MD, and several colleagues for many reasons that can be summed up as:  always putting the child and family first. In her nomination of Dr. Levy, Dr. Miller described a scenario that included a life-limiting condition of infancy and a decision to withdraw or continue life support, complicated by the baby’s father being abroad, awaiting authorization to travel in order to be at the bedside. Facing tragic circumstances, Dr. Levy helped the family make choices that ultimately gave them peace and comfort.

The selection committee recognized Dr. Levy’s focus on ensuring that the care team understand and respond to family needs and concerns. Her signature phrase: “Let’s just name that,” inspired the committee, as it corresponds to CPN’s essential value of courage in working with colleagues and families in the face of often-unthinkable conversations and decisions.

Blyth Lord, Executive Director of CPN, said in a statement, “It is a great privilege to honor pediatric providers of this caliber. Their talent and commitment to children and their families are a model and inspiration for all of us who are seeking the best possible care experience in the face of terribly difficult circumstances. We thank the Ilene Beal Charitable Foundation for their generous commitment to celebrating the positive impact of pediatric palliative care on children and families.”


Zach Rempfer joins the Patterson-Woods real estate team with over fifteen years of experience in the hospitality industry, where he helped facilitate the opening of several locations for a regional brewery and was Director of Operations for a restaurant group at the beach where he oversaw two locations and was instrumental in the opening of a third location. Throughout his career, Zach has developed a love for meeting and working with new clients from all over the area. Zach started his career in residential real estate with Jack Lingo prior to finding that he had a passion for commercial real estate. After returning to New Castle County, Zach successfully started his career at a smaller brokerage and is eager to bring his knowledge and expertise to Patterson-Woods.

A native to Delaware and a University of Delaware graduate, Zach was raised in New Castle County. Zach spent the majority of his life in New Castle County and enjoying summers in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. After graduating from St. Marks, he met his wife while studying Economics at the University of Delaware. After living in coastal Delaware for several years, he has recently settled down in New Castle County with his wife and two children.


Richards, Layton & Finger has been recognized for excellence in 26 practice areas in the 2021 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Delaware rankings, including receiving the survey’s top Tier 1 ranking in 20 practice areas.

Richards Layton has more practices listed in the Best Law Firms rankings, and more practices ranked in the top tier, than any other Delaware firm. Two of the firm’s practices—Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation and Securitization and Structured Finance Law—also achieved national ranking.

“Richards Layton is second to none in delivering expert, nuanced counsel on complex matters of Delaware law,” says Doneene Damon, president of the firm. “We provide exceptional service to clients in our community, across the nation, and around the world, and we’re proud that U.S. News continues to recognize our commitment to excellence across a wide range of practice areas.”

Delaware Tier 1

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation
  • Patent Law
  • Patent Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Trusts & Estates Litigation

Delaware Tier 2

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Labor & Employment Litigation
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Trademark Law
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