March 6 McCarter & English, Newark

Blockchain

Blockchain

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We’ve seen how powerful blockchain technology can be, but how disruptive can it really become? Fundamental technological and market-related challenges still stand in the way of potentially world-changing applications. Now that the mania of 2017 and early 2018 has worn off, which projects and ideas have staying power? The race is on to define the new blockchain era.

This event will be hosted by McCarter & English at Four Gateway Center in Newark.

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Schedule

 
 3:30 p.m

Roundtables

Topics will include: Smart contracts, financing, tax, Intellectual Property, T&E, employee benefits, and litigation issues

 4:10 p.m

Welcome

David Sorin, McCarter & English

 4:15 p.m

Hu-manity.co Keynote

Richie Etwaru, Founder and CEO, Hu-manity.co

 4:40 pm

Panel: Industry Perspectives

Kelcey Gosserand, IBM
Ali Hassan, Crescent Crypto
David Sorin, McCarter & English
John Kingston, Blockchain in Transport Alliance
Evin McMullen, ConsenSys

 5:30 p.m

Happy Hour

Speakers

Richie Etwaru

Founder and CEO, Hu‑manity.co

Richie Etwaru is the founder and CEO of Hu‑manity.co. The company’s mission is to create a 31st human right for the digital age: that humans have a right to their own data as a form of property. This 31st right, moving beyond the 30 instituted by the Geneva Convention in 1948, will bestow the legal characteristics of property ownership to inherent human data, such as involvement in sale, fair market value negotiations, sharing, lien, security, and protection from theft, vandalism or squatting. And blockchain will play a key role in securing this right. Hu‑manity.co has developed proprietary technology that identifies existing legal corridors in privacy regulations and has designed new intelligent contracts on blockchains which humans can use to negotiate new terms of consent and authorization with corporations so that inherent human data can be respected as legal property. Hu‑manity.co’s global inherent Human Data Consent and Authorization Blockchain (HD-CAB) is built on a “chain of chains” strategy combining Ethereum and other fabrics. Hu‑manity's official app, #My31, which will allow people to claim their 31st right, is now available. In his speeches, Mr. Etwaru argues why blockchain and the digital currencies that use it will disrupt commerce in the coming years. He explores how blockchain has the potential to close the expanding trust gap in commerce by reducing intermediaries in transactions, decreasing the need for customer verification, and cutting down on fraud. He makes the case for why consumers will naturally trust companies utilizing these technologies, and why companies across the board need to adopt blockchain or risk being disrupted by more trusted, blockchain versions of themselves. Mr. Etwaru also discusses his work for Hu‑manity.co, and why the 31st right they are advocating recognizes the individual’s role in the digital age and the data economy. Richie Etwaru was formerly IQVIA’s chief digital officer, where he was responsible for identifying, prioritizing and embedding technology innovation and digital trends into the vision, strategy, and operating model of their Global Technology Solutions business unit. He is also the author of Blockchain: Trust Companies: Every Company Is at Risk of Being Disrupted by a Trusted Version of Itself. Richie Etwaru has delivered over 100 blockchain keynotes across the world and has advised governments and venture funds on blockchain opportunities.

David Sorin

Partner, McCarter & English

Dave Sorin is an office managing partner of McCarter & English and Co-Chair of the Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice. His national practice focuses primarily on privately- and publicly-owned startup, early stage, emerging growth, and middle market technology, tech-enabled and life science enterprises, as well as the investors, executives, and boards of directors who support and lead them. Dave has a long track record of successful representation of growth companies, having been repeatedly recognized by well-known periodicals for a unique combination of legal acumen and sound business judgment. He also brings to bear his broad range of knowledge and experience in counseling enterprises and investors in diverse emerging growth markets, technology industries (including software, artificial and augmented intelligence, VR/AR, information technology, e-commerce, cybersecurity and communications), and life sciences. Dave is a thought leader in the emerging areas of blockchain, smart contracts and digital currencies—not only talking the talk by participating in speaking engagements and authoring articles, but walking the walk by representing venture capital investors and companies employing such technologies, and working on matters in connection with utility and security tokens, SAFTs, and ICOs (including under Regulations D and A). One industry-leading publication has recognized Dave as one of New Jersey’s top 100 business people, categorizing him within an “elite group” of executives who “are the voices of their industries.” He was later identified by another industry publication as one of the region’s “top deal makers.” Chambers USA, an international guide to lawyers and law firms, called Dave the State’s top corporate lawyer, and, in 2017, a national leader in the representation of startup and emerging growth companies. SmartCEO Magazine named McCarter the large law firm of the year in the tech and tech-enabled industry sector and named Dave the leading lawyer in the industry. In addition, Dave Sorin received the Star Influencer Award at SmartCEO’s Centers of Influence Event. Dave co-founded the law firm of SorinRand in 2009, was Managing Partner of the New Jersey and New York law offices of Buchanan Ingersoll Professional Corporation and of the Princeton office of Hale & Dorr LLP (now WilmerHale LLP), as well as a corporate practice area Vice-Chair. In addition, he serves as an adjunct professor, teaching a course on high-growth corporate transactions at the Cornell Law School Technology Law LLM Program. Previously, Dave served as a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Drexel University, teaching Entrepreneurial Law, Legal Issues for Start-Ups, Venture Capital and Corporate Governance. He also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law, teaching Accounting for Lawyers and Mergers & Acquisitions. He began his legal career at Davis Polk & Wardwell. The realities of the 21st century economy, dramatic advances in technology and rigorous analysis of their effects on the business and legal marketplace convinced Dave that service to startup, early stage, emerging growth and middle market enterprises is largely incompatible with the cost infrastructure, high leverage, and fee schedules generally associated with today’s law firm model. He and his partners founded SorinRand to meet the new business realities head-on, reinventing law firm practice to help clients achieve their goals, sensibly. Together, they joined McCarter & English to leverage McCarter’s geographical scale, size, and breadth of services to provide clients the many disciplines they require throughout their business lifecycles, while retaining the unique delivery model and value proposition offered by SorinRand. Dave, who is a frequent speaker, panelist, and author on issues of interest to the emerging growth and middle market sectors, also is a Certified Public Accountant. In 2016, he co-founded entreprenYOURS, Inc., a new accelerator program for startup tech and tech-enabled companies in New York and New Jersey, characterized by a unique system of cross-equity ownership designed to foster collaboration and community among the accelerator’s portfolio companies. In addition, he helped to co-found a new venture capital fund focused on investing in early-stage and emerging growth companies in New Jersey and the surrounding region that have demonstrated early traction in consumer-facing technologies and Internet-of-Things (IoT) verticals, among other tech and tech-enabled industry sectors. Professional Accomplishments: • Named a national leader in the representation of startup and emerging growth companies by Chambers, 2017-2018; • Recognized by New Jersey Law Journal as a Distinguished Leader of the Bar, 2017; • Received the Star Influencer Award by SmartCEO, 2016; • Named Leading Lawyer in the Tech and Tech-Enabled Industry Sector by SmartCEO; • Named a Super Lawyer in both Metro NY and NJ in Securities & Corporate Finance, Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions in 2012-2018; • Inducted into the New Jersey Technology Council Hall of Fame, 2011; • Recipient of the NJTC John H. Martinson Technology Supporter Award; • Recipient of the Legend of Technology Award from NJTC.

Kelcey Gosserand

Program Director, IBM

Kelcey Gosserand is the City Leader and Program Director for IBM’s Digital Business Group, overseeing Developer Advocacy for North America. Kelcey is driving the strategy and execution of developer engagements focusing on Blockchain and emerging tech. Kelcey is a pioneer in the blockchain landscape entering the scene as an early investor and participant in the crypto-economy. She founded the blockchain community building engine, Trellis, working with clients in new market development, brand positioning, and strategy. Kelcey is a community builder, storyteller, and blockchain evangelist.

Evin McMullen

Technologist & Product Developer, ConsenSys

Evin McMullen is a technologist and product developer at ConsenSys, whose work focuses on enabling permissioned data sharing and other foundational technologies for the decentralized Ethereum ecosystem. Previously, she was a Director of Product Marketing at Berkshire Hathaway, managing public-facing brand experiences for Warren Buffett’s multi-billion dollar portfolio of companies. She has also advised senior leadership in consumer-facing tech strategy for numerous clients including Nike, Procter & Gamble, Harvard Medical School, BMW, GE and the United Nations. Evin is a frequent university guest lecturer and founder of the Stow Protocol Project. She is a graduate of Yale University.

Ali Hassan

Co-Founder & CEO, Crescent Crypto

Ali is the Co-Founder & CEO of Crescent Crypto, a leading crypto currency index fund manager. Previous VC at Granger Management and Fairview Capital. Started career as an investor at Goldman Sachs, focused on the desk's capital market efforts in the syndicate business.

John Kingston

Editor-at-Large, FreightWaves

John Kingston is the Editor-at-Large for FreightWaves, and is part of the community engagement team for the affiliated Blockchain in Transport Alliance. He also has two other roles at FreightWaves: he is the host of FreightWaves Radio on SiriusXM Road Dog Trucking Radio, a two-hour show broadcast each Saturday, and is also the oil expert on the team of experts that support FreightWaves' SONAR data base product. As part of the community engagement team for BiTA, he works with interested groups learning about blockchain technology and how it will impact their markets. He joined Freightwaves after a more than 32-year career with McGraw Hill/S&P Global, most of it spent at Platts, an energy news and pricing service. In his almost 30 years at Platts, he filled many roles including Head of Oil and Head of News. He also was a frequent commentator on oil markets on CNBC, Fox Business and other media outlets. In his final three years at the company, he held several positions, including creating the company's blockchain task force to help S&P Global steer its way into the blockchain world. He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University.

Joseph Ferino

Partner, McCarter & English

Joseph Ferino’s practice includes all areas of transactional and securities law, with particular emphasis on representing early stage and emerging growth technology companies and the investors who support them. Joe counsels clients on a diverse range of corporate matters, including entity formation, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Joe has been recognized as one of New Jersey's Rising Stars, an honor that recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. Joe began his legal career as a corporate finance and securities associate in the New York office of Jones Day, an international law firm. While practicing there, he represented numerous clients in corporate finance transactions, including equity and debt financings and a myriad of other corporate and commercial matters. He then joined Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP as an associate in the Corporate and Securities Group in the Princeton, New Jersey office. At Drinker Biddle, Joe handled acquisitions, including stock and asset purchases, as well as mergers. He also advised clients with respect to corporate governance and formation matters. Most recently, he was an associate at SorinRand. Upon graduation from Rutgers University, Joe worked as a registered representative in the financial services industry. He subsequently received his JD from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, cum laude, having served on the Editorial Board of the Federal Communications Law Journal. Joe’s background, combining both business and legal experience, positions him well to serve the firm’s emerging growth and middle market sector clients.

Lawrence Sannicandro

Associate, McCarter & English

Lawrence (“Larry”) Sannicandro is an associate in the Tax, Employee Benefits & Private Clients Practice Group who concentrates his practice on tax controversy and tax planning matters. He represents businesses, estates, trusts, and individuals at all stages of tax controversies, including in audits, before the IRS Office of Appeals, and in litigation before the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. District Courts, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals. He also advises clients on all facets of business and tax planning, including the formation, operation, transfer, and termination of business entities. Mr. Sannicandro is a frequent speaker at national conferences on tax-related topics, and he regularly publishes articles on tax practice and procedure. He is the co-author of Qualified Appraiser, Qualified Appraisal: Practice, Procedure, Legal Analysis, and Theory (John Wiley & Sons, forthcoming 2017), and Tax Practitioner's Guide to Identity Theft (CCH, Inc. 1st ed. 2015; 2d ed. 2016). He is vice-chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s Committee on Tax Collection, Bankruptcy, and Workouts. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York County Lawyers Association Foundation. Mr. Sannicandro previously served as a law clerk for the United States Tax Court and as an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia, as well as before the United States Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Eleventh and D.C. Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, and the District of New Jersey. Mr. Sannicandro was awarded Pro Bono Award from New York County Lawyers’ Association in 2015 and was a John S. Nolan Fellow from American Bar Association, Section of Taxation for 2016-2017.

Laura Kelly

Partner, McCarter & English

Laura A. Kelly is a partner with the law firm of McCarter & English, LLP. She concentrates her practice in trusts and estate matters. In addition to the drafting of wills and trusts and the administration of trusts and estates, Ms. Kelly advises high net worth clients regarding sophisticated estate planning with an emphasis on estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer and income tax planning. She assists clients with the planning and implementation of lifetime transfers of property, including the management of transfers of real estate, life insurance and partnership interests. Ms. Kelly has lectured on a variety of estate planning topics. For several years, she taught the estate planning session presented by New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education as part of the Basic Skills and Methods Class required of all attorneys newly-admitted to the New Jersey Bar. She is a regular presenter at New York University’s Summer Institute in Taxation, and has been a guest lecturer at New York Law School’s L.L.M. program on the subject of estate taxes. Other presentations include “An Estate-Planning Checklist: What Women Should Know” at the Financial Conference sponsored by Garden State Woman magazine and on “Decedents’ Accounts” for the New Jersey Bankers’ League. She was an instructor in "Preliminary Matters: Drafting the Will," the first in a six-part series of lectures on estate planning sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, from 1997 to 2002. Ms. Kelly was a contributing author to Understanding and Using Trusts, published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education in 2001 and updated in 2008, and to Breaking the Code of Wealth Management, published by ABN-AMRO Bank, N.V. Her article “When is a Gift not a Gift?”, explaining grantor retained annuity trusts, appeared in Garden State Woman magazine. Ms. Kelly was selected as a member of the inaugural class of Bergen LEADS, a class of 30 men and women – aspiring and acknowledged leaders of broadly diverse backgrounds – who met monthly over ten months to dissect issues, debate viewpoints and develop approaches to problems facing the Bergen County, NJ community. Ms. Kelly continues her involvement with Bergen LEADS by serving on the program’s steering committee and on its selection committee. Ms. Kelly is a current member of the Valley Hospital Foundation’s Estate Planning Advisory Council. As a volunteer, Ms. Kelly is a past president of the Academy of the Holy Angels Alumnae Association and is an active member of the Junior League of Bergen County. Ms. Kelly resides in Oradell, New Jersey.

Susan Goldsmith

Partner, McCarter & English

Susan Okin Goldsmith is a partner of the firm. Her practice focuses on intellectual property, including global registration and enforcement strategy, domestic and foreign trademark clearance and registration, infringement matters, and intellectual property licensing. Susan handles a wide variety of matters involving computer hardware and software vendors and purchasers, software and other technology licensing, e-commerce and internet use and abuse, and issues involving international trade. Susan also has an extensive track record with respect to corporate and commercial business transactions, joint ventures and start-ups, including complex mergers and acquisitions and venture capital financing, handling substantial licensing and other intellectual property and technology issues. Susan is a long-time member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) of the US and Canada, where she has served as co-chair on the Software Licensing Committee and participates on the LES International High Tech Sector Industry Advisory Board, the US/Canada Aerospace and Transportation Committee, and Consumer Electronics Committee, as well as the local NJ Chapter. She is a Certified Licensing Professional of the LES. Susan is featured in the World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 for 2012-2018 - The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, a “recommended individual” in the State of New Jersey. This follows her recognition in the CSC Trademark Insider 2007 Annual Report, issued April 2008, with a Top Trademark Attorney Award and a national ranking of #19 in the nation for the year 2007, by number of trademark applications filed. In 2009, Susan again earned national recognition as a Top Trademark Attorney, with an individual national ranking of #20, for the calendar year 2008. She was selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list in 2005, 2007, and 2012 - 2017. Susan is a 1986 graduate of the Rutgers School of Law – Newark and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, where she majored in Marketing. Prior to joining the firm, Susan was a partner at SorinRand LLP, and before that, at an international law firm. Earlier in her career she served as judicial clerk to the Honorable William H. Walls, then of the New Jersey Superior Court and now of the United States District Court of New Jersey.

Timothy Ferges

Partner, McCarter & English

Mr. Ferges concentrates his practice in all areas of trust and estate law, including trust and estate litigation, estate planning, and trust and estate administration. He advocates for clients in disputed estate and trust matters before the courts of New Jersey and New York. His matters include will contests, in which he brings and defends challenges to wills on grounds of lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, fraud, and other claims. Mr. Ferges also brings and defends breach of fiduciary duty claims and handles contested accounting proceedings, will and trust construction matters, and other fiduciary disputes. He represents beneficiaries, individual fiduciaries, large institutional trust companies, as well as charitable and non-profit organizations in those disputes. Mr. Ferges further counsels high net worth individuals and families in estate planning and estate administration matters. He works with clients to reach their estate planning goals while integrating asset protection and minimizing exposure to income and transfer taxes. In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Ferges is a certified public accountant. He came to McCarter & English with extensive experience from his time at Deloitte & Touche, where he audited the financial statements of publicly held corporations in the financial services industries. He later practiced estate planning at another public accounting firm. Mr. Ferges graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law where he served as the Director of the Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board, a member of the Interscholastic Moot Court Board, and as a teaching assistant in Appellate Advocacy. He is also a graduate of New York University School of Law, where he attained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Taxation. Upon his graduation from law school, Mr. Ferges served as law clerk to the Honorable Walter Koprowski, Jr. and the Honorable Renee Jones Weeks, both in the Probate Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, where his work was focused on the types of complex trust and estate litigation matters in which he now concentrates his practice. Mr. Ferges also devotes his time to public service. Through Partners for Women and Justice, he represents victims of domestic violence in final restraining order proceedings and other family law matters. Mr. Ferges has been recognized from 2015 through 2018 as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Estate and Trust Litigation.

Theodore Grannatt

Partner, McCarter & English

Mr. Grannatt is Practice Group Leader of the Corporate, Securities and Business Transactions practice. He primarily focuses on federal and state securities regulation as implicated in public and private financings, as well as counseling broker-dealers and investment advisors in compliance and transactional matters. Most recently, Mr. Grannatt has been the U.S. securities counselor for a number of non-U.S. issuers privately placing securities into the United States for financing or strategic acquisition purposes. He has also been advising domestic and non-U.S. broker dealers as to their U.S. obligations when taking part in transactions that concern the United States. Prior to joining McCarter & English, LLP, he worked for a prominent Boston-based law firm in their corporate division and previous to that, a boutique corporate and securities law practice in Salt Lake City, UT.

Max Riffin

Associate, McCarter & English

Max Riffin focuses his practice on representing investment funds, mature private companies and emerging growth companies through all stages of the company lifecycle. He regularly counsels clients in connection with entity formation, capital structure, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, private placements, and general corporate matters. He also assists clients with licensing matters, the negotiation of commercial agreements, employee benefit and equity ownership plans, and employee termination. In addition, Max advises investors on equity and debt financings and matters related to their portfolio companies. He is a frequent presenter to entrepreneurs at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. Max received a B.A. from Trinity College, with honors, in 2004 and earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 2008.

Jared Sorin

Associate, McCarter & English

Jared Sorin is an associate of the firm. He concentrates his practice on advising entrepreneurial clients in a broad range of technology-driven industries in the areas of general corporate, finance, transactional, including mergers and acquisitions, and securities law matters. Jared drafts and negotiates documents for, and counsels with respect to, choice of business entity, public and private equity financing transactions, securities law compliance, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, debt financings for private and public companies, business formation, strategic alliances, consulting agreements and due diligence on transactional matters. Jared began his legal career as a law clerk and summer associate at SorinRand. He attended Fordham University School of Law where he was a member of the Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law, and of the Blog Team. Jared earned his undergraduate degree in Government from Hamilton College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Jared is active at the Jersey Shore Tech Meetup as a speaker and advisor. He also serves as a mentor in the Rutgers Preparatory School Business and Entrepreneurship Program, which helps students develop their own business plans and offers them the chance to present them to peers, mentors, and potential backers. In addition, in 2016, he co-founded entreprenYOURS, Inc., a new accelerator program for startup tech and tech-enabled companies in New York and New Jersey, characterized by a unique system of cross-equity ownership designed to foster collaboration and community among the accelerator’s portfolio companies. Jared also helped to co-found a new venture capital fund focused on investing in early-stage and emerging growth companies in New Jersey and the surrounding region that have demonstrated early traction in consumer-facing technologies and Internet-of-Things (IoT) verticals, among other tech and tech-enabled industry sectors. Jared was named a 2017 Strtup Boost “33 Under 33” winner in the Legal & Accounting Firm category. He has also been recognized as a New Jersey Rising Star for 2017 and 2018, an honor that recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys.

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Dave co-founded the law firm of SorinRand in 2009, was Managing Partner of the New Jersey and New York law offices of Buchanan Ingersoll Professional Corporation and of the Princeton office of Hale & Dorr LLP (now WilmerHale LLP), as well as a corporate practice area Vice-Chair. In addition, he serves as an adjunct professor, teaching a course on high-growth corporate transactions at the Cornell Law School Technology Law LLM Program. Previously, Dave served as a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Drexel University, teaching Entrepreneurial Law, Legal Issues for Start-Ups, Venture Capital and Corporate Governance. He also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law, teaching Accounting for Lawyers and Mergers & Acquisitions. He began his legal career at Davis Polk & Wardwell.
The realities of the 21st century economy, dramatic advances in technology and rigorous analysis of their effects on the business and legal marketplace convinced Dave that service to startup, early stage, emerging growth and middle market enterprises is largely incompatible with the cost infrastructure, high leverage, and fee schedules generally associated with today’s law firm model. He and his partners founded SorinRand to meet the new business realities head-on, reinventing law firm practice to help clients achieve their goals, sensibly. Together, they joined McCarter & English to leverage McCarter’s geographical scale, size, and breadth of services to provide clients the many disciplines they require throughout their business lifecycles, while retaining the unique delivery model and value proposition offered by SorinRand.
Dave, who is a frequent speaker, panelist, and author on issues of interest to the emerging growth and middle market sectors, also is a Certified Public Accountant.
In 2016, he co-founded entreprenYOURS, Inc., a new accelerator program for startup tech and tech-enabled companies in New York and New Jersey, characterized by a unique system of cross-equity ownership designed to foster collaboration and community among the accelerator’s portfolio companies. In addition, he helped to co-found a new venture capital fund focused on investing in early-stage and emerging growth companies in New Jersey and the surrounding region that have demonstrated early traction in consumer-facing technologies and Internet-of-Things (IoT) verticals, among other tech and tech-enabled industry sectors.
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•	Recognized by New Jersey Law Journal as a Distinguished Leader of the Bar, 2017;
•	Received the Star Influencer Award by SmartCEO, 2016; 
•	Named Leading Lawyer in the Tech and Tech-Enabled Industry Sector by SmartCEO;
•	Named a Super Lawyer in both Metro NY and NJ in Securities & Corporate Finance, Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions in 2012-2018; 
•	Inducted into the New Jersey Technology Council Hall of Fame, 2011; 
•	Recipient of the NJTC John H. Martinson Technology Supporter Award;
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Joe began his legal career as a corporate finance and securities associate in the New York office of Jones Day, an international law firm. While practicing there, he represented numerous clients in corporate finance transactions, including equity and debt financings and a myriad of other corporate and commercial matters. He then joined Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP as an associate in the Corporate and Securities Group in the Princeton, New Jersey office. At Drinker Biddle, Joe handled acquisitions, including stock and asset purchases, as well as mergers. He also advised clients with respect to corporate governance and formation matters. Most recently, he was an associate at SorinRand.  
Upon graduation from Rutgers University, Joe worked as a registered representative in the financial services industry. He subsequently received his JD from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, cum laude, having served on the Editorial Board of the Federal Communications Law Journal. Joe’s background, combining both business and legal experience, positions him well to serve the firm’s emerging growth and middle market sector clients.

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Mr. Sannicandro is a frequent speaker at national conferences on tax-related topics, and he regularly publishes articles on tax practice and procedure.  He is the co-author of Qualified Appraiser, Qualified Appraisal: Practice, Procedure, Legal Analysis, and Theory (John Wiley & Sons, forthcoming 2017), and Tax Practitioner's Guide to Identity Theft (CCH, Inc. 1st ed. 2015; 2d ed. 2016).  He is vice-chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s Committee on Tax Collection, Bankruptcy, and Workouts.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York County Lawyers Association Foundation.
Mr. Sannicandro previously served as a law clerk for the United States Tax Court and as an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service.  He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia, as well as before the United States Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Eleventh and D.C. Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, and the District of New Jersey.
Mr. Sannicandro was awarded Pro Bono Award from New York County Lawyers’ Association in 2015 and was a John S. Nolan Fellow from American Bar Association, Section of Taxation for 2016-2017.

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Ms. Kelly has lectured on a variety of estate planning topics.  For several years, she taught the estate planning session presented by New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education as part of the Basic Skills and Methods Class required of all attorneys newly-admitted to the New Jersey Bar.  She is a regular presenter at New York University’s Summer Institute in Taxation, and has been a guest lecturer at New York Law School’s L.L.M. program on the subject of estate taxes.  Other presentations include “An Estate-Planning Checklist: What Women Should Know” at the Financial Conference sponsored by Garden State Woman magazine and on “Decedents’ Accounts” for the New Jersey Bankers’ League.  She was an instructor in "Preliminary Matters: Drafting the Will," the first in a six-part series of lectures on estate planning sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, from 1997 to 2002.  Ms. Kelly was a contributing author to Understanding and Using Trusts, published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education in 2001 and updated in 2008, and to Breaking the Code of Wealth Management, published by ABN-AMRO Bank, N.V.  Her article “When is a Gift not a Gift?”, explaining grantor retained annuity trusts, appeared in Garden State Woman magazine.
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Susan is a long-time member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) of the US and Canada, where she has served as co-chair on the Software Licensing Committee and participates on the LES International High Tech Sector Industry Advisory Board, the US/Canada Aerospace and Transportation Committee, and Consumer Electronics Committee, as well as the local NJ Chapter. She is a Certified Licensing Professional of the LES.
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Susan is a 1986 graduate of the Rutgers School of Law – Newark and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, where she majored in Marketing. Prior to joining the firm, Susan was a partner at SorinRand LLP, and before that, at an international law firm. Earlier in her career she served as judicial clerk to the Honorable William H. Walls, then of the New Jersey Superior Court and now of the United States District Court of New Jersey.

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Mr. Ferges graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law where he served as the Director of the Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board, a member of the Interscholastic Moot Court Board, and as a teaching assistant in Appellate Advocacy.  He is also a graduate of New York University School of Law, where he attained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Taxation.  Upon his graduation from law school, Mr. Ferges served as law clerk to the Honorable Walter Koprowski, Jr. and the Honorable Renee Jones Weeks, both in the Probate Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, where his work was focused on the types of complex trust and estate litigation matters in which he now concentrates his practice.
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Jared began his legal career as a law clerk and summer associate at SorinRand. He attended Fordham University School of Law where he was a member of the Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law, and of the Blog Team. Jared earned his undergraduate degree in Government from Hamilton College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Jared is active at the Jersey Shore Tech Meetup as a speaker and advisor. He also serves as a mentor in the Rutgers Preparatory School Business and Entrepreneurship Program, which helps students develop their own business plans and offers them the chance to present them to peers, mentors, and potential backers. In addition, in 2016, he co-founded entreprenYOURS, Inc., a new accelerator program for startup tech and tech-enabled companies in New York and New Jersey, characterized by a unique system of cross-equity ownership designed to foster collaboration and community among the accelerator’s portfolio companies. Jared also helped to co-found a new venture capital fund focused on investing in early-stage and emerging growth companies in New Jersey and the surrounding region that have demonstrated early traction in consumer-facing technologies and Internet-of-Things (IoT) verticals, among other tech and tech-enabled industry sectors. 
Jared was named a 2017 Strtup Boost “33 Under 33” winner in the Legal & Accounting Firm category. He has also been recognized as a New Jersey Rising Star for 2017 and 2018, an honor that recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys. 

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