Firm News


August 2017
We are pleased to announce that seven of our attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

Harold S. Atlas, a Partner in Sherman Wells’ Corporate Law practice group, has been listed for 10 consecutive years for Corporate Law.
William G. Connolly, a Partner in Sherman Wells’ Corporate Law practice group, has been listed for 10 consecutive years for Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law.
Charles S. Detrizio, a Partner in Sherman Wells’ Corporate Law and Banking and Financial Services practice groups, has been listed for over 10 consecutive years for Corporate Law.
Sandra Brown Sherman, a Partner in Sherman Wells’ Tax and Trust & Estates practice groups, has been listed for over 10 consecutive for Tax Law, Trusts and Estates, Corporate Law, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law and Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships).
Andrew J. Stamelman, a Partner in Sherman Wells’ Tax and Trust & Estates practice groups, has been listed for over 10 consecutive years for Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law and Trusts and Estates.
Anthony J. Sylvester, a Partner in Sherman Wells’ Litigation, Banking and Financial Services, and Art, Media and Entertainment Law practice groups, has been listed for over 10 consecutive years for Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Banking and Finance.
Julian W. Wells, a Partner in Sherman Wells’ Litigation practice group, has been listed for over 10 consecutive years for Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Securities.

For the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 58,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."


August 2017
Sherman Wells and Anthony J. Sylvester, Partner and Trustee of Gia Maione Prima Foundation are proud sponsors of the Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival

This is one of the summer’s most popular free music festivals where music fans of all ages enjoy great performances. The festival will be held in the center of the historic town on the Green on Saturday, August 19th.
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August 2017
Partner Sandra Brown Sherman is one of the contributing authors to the American Bar Association’s recently published book

Partner Sandra Brown Sherman is one of the contributing authors to the American Bar Association’s (Commission on Women in the Profession) recently published book, “Grit, The Secret to Advancement – Stories of Successful Women Lawyers”. Click below to read Sandie’s remarks about her career and the suggestions she has to offer other women attorneys.
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July 2017
Sherman Wells celebrates the completion of their third year in business


June 2017
Partner Anthony Sylvester along with co-counsel filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against New Jersey Transit

Partner Anthony Sylvester along with co-counsel, Kline & Specter, P.C. and Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C., filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against New Jersey Transit in Hudson County Superior Court on behalf of Adrianus Rudolfus Henricus Maria de Kroon, the husband of the late Fabiola Bittar de Kroon. Ms. de Kroon was killed in the New Jersey Transit train derailment at the Hoboken Terminal on September 29, 2016.
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June 2017
Sherman Wells is participating in the NJ LEEP Summer Internship program and will host rising high school sophomores providing them with on-the-job legal experiences


May 2017
Sherman Wells Proudly Welcomes Two New Associates and a New Paralegal

Sherman Wells is pleased to announce the addition of Tax Associate Bozena (Bonnie) Diaz, a former Associate at Gibbons PC, Litigation Associate John M. Vieira, a former Associate at Clyde & Co LLP and Trust & Estates Paralegal Katrina Gieniec.
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May 2017
Sherman Wells again recognized as one of the best places to work in New Jersey!

Sherman Wells is proud to announce, of the 100 companies recognized by NJBIZ as the 2017 Best Places to Work in New Jersey, Sherman Wells was 6th and the top rated law firm in the small/medium business category. This is the second year in a row that Sherman Wells has been a Best Place to Work in New Jersey.


April 2017
Sherman Wells has been granted Approved Service Provider status by the NJ Board on Continuing Legal Education

New Jersey 2017 Super Lawyers Recognize 13 Sherman Wells Attorneys


April 2017

We are delighted to announce that 13 of our lawyers have been recognized by New Jersey 2017 Super Lawyers, with three of our partners receiving special recognition:

Partners Anthony J. Sylvester and Julian W. Wells have been included in the Super Lawyers list of the Top 100 Lawyers in New Jersey. Partner Sandra Brown Sherman has been included in the Super Lawyers list of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in New Jersey.

In addition, the following Sherman Wells attorneys were selected to the 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers list:

• Harold Atlas

• William G. Connolly, III

• Charles S. Detrizio

• Sandra Brown Sherman

• Andrew J. Stamelman

• Craig L. Steinfeld

• Anthony J. Sylvester

• Julian W. Wells

We are also pleased to announce that the following Sherman Wells attorneys were selected to the 2017 New Jersey Rising Stars list:

• Tracy M. Child

• Kathleen E. Clark

• Caitlin T. Shadek

• Anthony C. Valenziano

• Jordan D. Weinreich

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process, combining peer nominations and evaluations with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selection are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. For information on the selection process, please visit: http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html.

Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. The aforementioned organization is a private peer review organization, not court specific public certification vehicles. No aspect of this advertisement has been submitted to or approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

March 2017
Sherman Wells featured in a recent NJ Law Journal article "With Market and Rate Pressures, Firm Spinoffs Are an Option"

Founding Partner, Anthony Sylvester discusses the opportunities for change in the firm structure and the ability to modernize practices. The 2014 spinoff created a new beginning with the focus of the development of the firm in the forefront.

March 2017
Sherman Wells Partner Craig L. Steinfeld served as moderator for and spoke at the New Jersey Bar Association’s “Hot Topics in Banking Law” Seminar on March 30, 2017

Banking Alert

March 2017
Banking Alert March 2017

In This Issue:

  • Litigation Reform Legislation Advances in the House
  • Appellate Division Finds That Witness Need Not Have Actual Personal Knowledge of Documents Presented in Mortgage Foreclosure Action
  • Appellate Division Vacates Default Based on Defendants’ Allegations of Violations of Consumer Fraud and Fair Foreclosure Acts
  • Sherman Wells Partner Craig L. Steinfeld to Moderate and Speak at “Hot Topics in Banking Law” Seminar

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February 2017
Anthony J. Sylvester, Partner and Trustee of Gia Maione Prima Foundation entered into a sponsorship agreement with NJPAC to support an outdoor summer concert series, Sounds of the City.

The concert series which brings the very best local, national and international performing artists kicks off on Thursday evenings beginning July 6th through August 31, 2017.

February 2017
Sherman Wells is excited to be named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ

January 2016
Partner William Connolly will speak at the Business Owners Planning for the Future Seminar on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Partner William Connolly will speak at the Business Owners Planning for the Future Seminar on Thursday, February 9, 2017. This program is designed to help business owners plan for future growth. It will feature a panel of business owners who will share their stories of success and some of the bumps in the road.

December 2016
Partner Anthony Sylvester along with co-counsel filed a Notice of Intent to sue New Jersey Transit

Partner Anthony Sylvester along with co-counsel, Kline & Specter, P.C. and Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C., filed a Notice of Intent to sue New Jersey Transit on behalf of the late Fabiola Bittar de Kroon and her family. Ms. de Kroon was killed in the New Jersey Transit train derailment at the Hoboken Terminal on September 29th.

December 2016
Anthony J. Sylvester, Partner and Trustee of Gia Maione Prima Foundation to sponsor the 2016 Tunes for Toys Concert on December 18

Trombone Shorty to perform and price of admission is a new toy which will be donated to children of New Orleans.

December 2016
Anthony J. Sylvester, partner and Trustee of the Gia Maione Prima Foundation entered into a partnership agreement with the GRAMMY Foundation

On December 7, 2016 - Anthony J. Sylvester, partner and Trustee of the Gia Maione Prima Foundation entered into a partnership agreement with the GRAMMY Foundation to support the February 2017 GRAMMY Camp – Jazz Session. The choir and combo will perform on Entertainment Tonight, record an album at Capitol Studios in Hollywood and attend the GRAMMY Awards.

November 2016
Partner Tracy Child spoke at Morgan Stanley’s Florham Park office on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Partner Tracy Child spoke at Morgan Stanley’s Florham Park office on November 29th on the recent changes to the New Jersey Estate Tax and generally about how to advise clients on wealth preservation during this time of change.

October 2016
Anthony J. Sylvester, partner and Trustee to the Gia Maione Prima Foundation awarded the first scholarship to Seniar Raines

On October 24, 2016 – Anthony J. Sylvester, partner and Trustee to the Gia Maione Prima Foundation awarded the first scholarship to Seniar Raines, student of St. Vincent Academy. Raines is a bassist and pianist who aspires to become a world class musician.

December 2016
Anthony J. Sylvester, partner and Trustee to the Gia Maione Prima Foundation awarded the 2016 ASCAP Foundation Louis Prima Award to Brian Richburg, Jr.

On December 14, Anthony J. Sylvester, partner and Trustee to the Gia Maione Prima Foundation awarded the 2016 ASCAP Foundation Louis Prima Award to Brian Richburg, Jr. at the Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York.

December 2016
Anthony Sylvester and Anthony Valenziano to speak at the Morris County Bar Association’s seminar on Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Anthony Sylvester and Anthony Valenziano will speak at the Morris County Bar Association’s seminar “The Ethical Implications of Technology and Social Media” with New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Anne Patterson, Diana C. Manning, Esq., and Vikram Rajan on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

October 2016
Sherman Wells proudly congratulates our client and friend Sal Trinchillo of Champion Container Corporation on being named a finalist at the 2016 NJBIZ CFO of the Year Awards!

Sherman Wells Proudly Welcomes a new Real Estate Partner and a new Litigation Associate

In This Issue:

August 2016
Sherman Wells Partner Harry Atlas Joins Metro YMCA Board of Directors

August 2016
Partner Anthony J. Sylvester, who serves as Trustee to the Gia Maione Prima Foundation, announced the Foundation’s sponsorship with the Morris Museum’s Arts Education Program

On Thursday, August 20, 2016, partner Anthony J. Sylvester who serves as Trustee to the Gia Maione Prima Foundation announced the Foundation’s sponsorship with the Morris Museum’s Arts Education Program at the Bickford Theatre in Morristown. The announcement was followed by the performance of Louis Prima, Jr. and the Witnesses. The Museum offers education programs that includes workshops and programs to enrich the lives of children in underserved communities as well as those with disabilities.

August 2016
Sherman Wells is pleased to announce that seven of our attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017.


Harold S. Atlas, a Partner in Sherman Wells’ Corporate Law practice group, has been listed for 10 consecutive years for Corporate Law.

William G. Connolly, a Partner in Sherman Wells’ Corporate Law practice group, has been listed for 10 consecutive years for Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law.

Charles S. Detrizio, a Partner in Sherman Wells’ Corporate Law and Banking and Financial Services practice groups, has been listed for 10 consecutive years for Corporate Law.

Sandra Brown Sherman, a Partner in Sherman Wells’ Tax and Trust & Estates practice groups, has been listed for 10 consecutive for Tax Law, Trusts and Estates, Corporate Law, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law and Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships).

Andrew J. Stamelman, a Partner in Sherman Wells’ Tax and Trust & Estates practice groups, has been listed for 10 consecutive years for Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law and Trusts and Estates.

Anthony J. Sylvester, a Partner in Sherman Wells’ Litigation, Banking and Financial Services, and Art, Media and Entertainment Law practice groups, has been listed for 10 consecutive years for Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Banking and Finance.

Julian W. Wells, a Partner in Sherman Wells’ Litigation practice group, has been listed for 10 consecutive years for Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Securities.

For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

The Gia Maione Prima Foundation sponsors the Morris Museum’s Arts Education Program

The Gia Maione Prima Foundation, for which Anthony J. Sylvester serves as Trustee, has entered into a sponsorship with the Morris Museum’s Arts Education Program. The Museum offers education programs that includes hands-on workshops and programs to enrich the lives of children in underserved communities as well as those with disabilities.

August 2016
Sherman Wells is a 2016 Sponsor of the Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival. Festival will take place Saturday, August 20, 2016 on the Green in Morristown, New Jersey.

Sherman Wells is a proud supporter of the 2016 Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival


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May 2016
Partner Anthony Sylvester presented an Award for Outstanding Musical Direction at the 11th Annual Basie Awards honoring excellence in High School Theatre on May 18, 2016 at the Count Basie Theatre

April 2016
Partner Anthony Sylvester spoke at the American Bar Association's Spring 2016 National Legal Malpractice Conference in New Orleans on April 28, 2016

The session, "Ethics Gumbo: First You Make a Roux," included ethics issues within legal malpractice cases such as conflicts of interest and client confidentiality.

April 2016
Sherman Wells named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey

Sherman Wells Sylvester & Stamelman LLP is honored to be featured by NJBIZ as one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey for 2016. Of the 100 companies recognized, Sherman Wells was ranked #25 overall and distinguished as the top ranked law firm within the small/medium company category. We are particularly proud to be one of the youngest companies recognized on this year’s list. We will strive to continue to make Sherman Wells a forward-thinking company where our dedication to professional growth and quality of life makes a difference.

April 2016
Partner Sandie Sherman recognized as one of this year’s SmartCEOs by the New Jersey Brava Awards

Congratulations to Sandie Sherman on being recognized as one of this year’s SmartCEOs by the New Jersey Brava Awards. The Brava Awards program celebrates high-impact female business leaders who combine an irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community, and are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities.

March 2016
Sherman Wells featured in NJBIZ as one of the cool places for people in New Jersey to work

Sherman Wells is Pleased to Announce that Eight Attorneys have Been Named 2016 NJ Super Lawyers and Five Named Rising Stars

The Super Lawyers selection process comprises hundreds of thousands of statewide or regional surveys supplemented by a comprehensive examination of each nominee’s background and experience, focusing on such criteria as verdicts and settlements, transactions, representative clients, honors and awards, educational background, and any other outstanding achievements. Only 5 percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers.

The Sherman Wells attorneys listed in the 2016 issue of Super Lawyers are:

• Harold Atlas

• Charles R. Berman

• William G. Connolly, III

• Charles S. Detrizio

• Sandra Brown Sherman

• Andrew J. Stamelman

• Anthony J. Sylvester

• Julian W. Wells

Those listed in the 2016 Rising Stars section are:

• Joshua S. Bratspies

• Tracy M. Child

• Kathleen Clark

• Anthony C. Valenziano

• Jordan D. Weinreich

March 2016
William Connolly and Kate Clark spoke to the National Transaction Advisory Services team at Citrin Cooperman about asset acquisitions and asset purchase agreements

Firm News

January 2016
Sherman Wells Proudly Announces New Partners & Counsel

In This Issue:

M&A Journal Article

November 2015
Sherman Wells Article Published in The M&A Journal

Shareholders who claim that they have been unfairly compensated as a result of a merger transaction often have only one available remedy: to dissent from the merger transaction and file a lawsuit seeking a “fair value” determination of their shares. Over the past several years, the number of such dissenting shareholder actions has surged. Julian Wells and Jordan Weinreich of Sherman Wells Sylvester & Stamelman LLP break down the process and provide a primer on what you need to know.


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Firm News

August 2015
Red Bulls Networking Night and Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival

In This Issue:

  • Sherman Wells Hosts Red Bulls Networking Night
  • Sherman Wells Presents Portrait of Louis Prima to the Mayor of Morristown at the 2015 Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival

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Firm News

July 2015
Sherman Wells recently featured in an article in NJBiz Magazine

The firm was recently featured in an article in NJBiz Magazine. To read the article, please click here.

Firm News

July 2015
Sherman Wells Celebrates First Anniversary

Sherman Wells Sylvester & Stamelman LLP is pleased to celebrate its first anniversary this month. Having opened our doors on July 14, 2014, we are grateful to our friends, clients, families of our attorneys, paraprofessionals and staff for their unwavering support during these past twelve months. As a result of such support, our first year has been successful and rewarding.

We look forward to continuing to provide the finest service and representation to our clients and our community.

Firm News

June 2015
Tracy Child Selected by New Jersey Law Journal as a 2015 Leader of the Bar

Sherman Wells is pleased to congratulate our colleague, Tracy Child, for being named as one of the 2015 new leaders of the New Jersey Bar. We are pleased that Tracy’s distinguished work in the tax and trusts & estates area has been recognized by the legal community.

Firm News

May 2015
Craig Steinfeld Installed as Banking Law Section Chair

Counsel Craig Steinfeld was installed as the new Chair of the Banking Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association at the section’s annual meeting in Atlantic City on May 15, 2015. The Banking Law Section promotes the objectives of the New Jersey Bar Association in the field of banking law, including the dissemination and discussion of specialized information and knowledge and promoting remedial law and procedures for the banking industry. Prior to being installed as Chair, Craig served for two years as Vice-Chair of the section.

Firm News

May 2015
Sherman Wells congratulates Rachel Moseson on being the recipient of the [3 year] Benjamin Foundation scholarship to attend Rutgers Law School.

Sherman Wells congratulates Rachel Moseson on being the recipient of the [3 year] Benjamin Foundation scholarship to attend Rutgers Law School. Trustee and Sherman Wells partner, Andrew Stamelman, noted that “among the exceptional applicants, Rachel stood out as someone who will excel in the classroom, and give back to the Rutgers and local community. She has the qualities of excellence and leadership, and will honor the special qualities of the Foundation’s founder, Elizabeth Benjamin”.

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