Firm News


July 2018
Anthony J. Sylvester, Partner and Trustee to the Gia Maione Prima Foundation announces this year's commitment to the Louis Prima and Gia Maione Prima Jazz Scholars Fund

The scholarship is part of Jazz House Kids Music and Education Fund which provides vital resources to support in-school music education programs in underserved communities across New Jersey and the needs of students attending the Jazz House Summer Workshop.
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July 2018
Anthony J. Sylvester, Partner and Trustee to the Gia Maione Prima Foundation is proud to announce the sponsorship between GMPF and Asbury Park Music Foundation Youth Music Program

The program "Music Mondays" offers free concerts throughout the summer. The series is part of Asbury Park Music Foundation's goal to unite the community, support local musicians and inspire under-served youth with music education.
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July 2018
Sherman Wells sponsors Dance Party with Louis Prima, Jr, and the Witnesses at the Morris Museum

The son of the great Louis Prima brings a high-energy, fun show to the Bickford Theatre stage performing many of his Dad's hits and other hits of the era on Thursday, August 16th at 7:30PM
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June 2018
Partner, Anthony Sylvester interviewed on behalf of Gia Maione Prima Foundation by Complex in recent article entitled "How Did a Dead Artist End Up on ‘Kids See Ghosts'?"

Mr. Sylvester discusses Louis Prima being featured as an artist and composer on the new Kanye West and Kid Cudi album Kids See Ghosts with a song that was released over 80 years ago.
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May 2018
Sherman Wells Placed in the Top 10 Among NJBIZ's Best Places to Work for the Second Consecutive Year


This is the third consecutive year Sherman Wells has made the list, ranking at #7 on the list and as the only ranked law firm in the category.

The Best Places to Work in New Jersey program is made up of 100 companies that are categorized as either small, medium-sized or large organizations. To qualify, a company has to have at least 15 employees working in New Jersey; be a for-profit, nonprofit, or government entity; be a publicly or privately held business; have a facility in New Jersey; and be in business for a minimum of one year.

Companies from across the state participated in a two-part nomination process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in New Jersey. The registration and survey process was managed by Best Companies Group (BCG). BCG also analyzed the data provided and used its expertise to determine the final rankings.
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May 2018
Sherman Wells congratulates fourteen firm attorneys that have been selected among the 2018 NJ Super Lawyers and the 2018 Rising Stars List

Sherman Wells congratulates eight firm attorneys that have been selected among the 2018 NJ Super Lawyers and six firm attorneys that have been selected among the 2018 Rising Stars.

We are delighted to add that two firm Partners have been noted for receiving special recognition, Partners, Andrew Stamelman & Sandra Brown Sherman have been included on this year's New Jersey Super Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers list and Partner, Sandra Brown Sherman was included on the Top 50 Women Lawyers in the State list.
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March 2018
Partner Anthony Sylvester annouces winner of the 2013 ASCAP Foundation Louis Prima Award to be on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

March 2018
Sherman Wells Named an NJBIZ 2018 Best Place to Work in New Jersey

A description of the selection methodology can be found on the link below.
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February 2018
Jonathan Schwartz featured in a recent Forbes.com article entitled “More Than Half Of Americans Don't Have These Essential Estate Documents, Do You?”

Trust and Estate Associate, Jonathan discusses how Millennials can benefit from estate planning when they see past the misconceptions and establish a basic plan that can create a legacy that benefits the people and causes that matter most.
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January 2018
Sherman Wells Sponsors Marcia Ball at the Bickford Theatre on February 10 to Celebrate Mardi Gras

The renowned pianist/singer/songwriter Marcia Ball and her band will appear at the Bickford Theatre in Morristown on Saturday, February 10, in her only New Jersey appearance this year. For tickets and more information see the link below.
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January 2018
Sherman Wells Announces New Partner, Counsel and Associate

Sherman Wells is pleased to announce the election of new Partner, Jordan D. Weinreich, and new Counsel, Kathleen E. Clark. The firm is also pleased to announce the addition of Michelle Leland as an Associate.
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November 2017
Sherman Wells named on the New Jersey Law Journal's Largest Law Firm List for 2017

November 2017
Sherman Wells is pleased to announce that the firm is ranked in the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list in 11 practice areas

October 2017
Anthony J. Sylvester, Partner and Trustee to the GMPF attended the 35th Anniversary of Hot House Jazz Award Ceremony

On October 9, 2017, Anthony J. Sylvester, Partner and Trustee to the Gia Maione Prima Foundation attended the 35th Anniversary of Hot House Jazz Award Ceremony held at the Metropolitan Room in New York City. Click to download the photo of Anthony Sylvester and American Jazz Musician Howard Johnson.
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October 2017
Anthony Sylvester, Partner and Trustee to the Gia Maione Prima Foundation announces the opening and dedication of the “Louis Prima Room” on Friday, October 27 at Tulane University

The newly-opened “Louis Prima Room” located in Joseph Merrick Jones Hall will permanently house archives that include film, tapes, photodiscs, sheet music, photographs and more. The collection was donated by the Gia Maione Prima Foundation and will be used for academic research.
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August 2017
Sherman Wells congratulates client, Dr. Caroline Fosnot, on the successful launch of her new product, the HOSPITALity® Kit

August 2017
Bob Gruen, friend and client of Sherman Wells was recently interviewed on “This is Jersey with Gary Gellman” on Verizon

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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

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!

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
New Jersey 2017 Super Lawyers Recognize 13 Sherman Wells Attorneys

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.
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

December 2016
Anthony Sylvester and Anthony Valenziano to speak at the Morris County Bar Association’s seminar 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:
  • Sherman Wells Announces New Partner & Associate

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

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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

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

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

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.
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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

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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:
  • Sherman Wells Announces New Partners & Counsel

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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

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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