Day Pitney partners Michael Furey and David Waizer were recognized in the inaugural NJBIZ Vanguard Series: Leaders in the Law. To develop the series, NJBIZ selected local attorneys who stood out for their roles in important cases or were instrumental in giving back to their profession by providing opportunities for other lawyers to get to the next level in their careers.
Furey was recognized for his role representing three New Jersey-based hospitals, CentraState Medical Center in Freehold; Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck; and Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, in the oft-publicized case against Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield relating to its OMNIA tiered insurance plan. As noted in the series, after Bergen County Superior Court Judge Robert Contillo ordered Horizon to disclose a report and related materials used to determine the health care providers to be included in Horizon's OMNIA plan, Furey told NJBIZ "With Judge Contillo's decision, the public should finally have an opportunity to learn the truth behind OMNIA. If Horizon truly believes that healthcare is an important issue to the public, then it should stop its efforts to hide the documents."
Waizer, who rejoined Day Pitney last year to structure and expand the firm's Startup practice, was recognized for developing an event that put nine startup businesses referred by Israel's Economic Mission to North American in front of venture capitalists, including from the firm's Family Office practice. Waizer told NJBIZ, "We wanted to create an environment to create high quality deal flow to the family office audience." The series also notes Waizer's role as a mentor in Rutgers University's Collaborative for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization, through which Ph.D. and MBA candidates take school patents and create business plans around them.
The complete profiles can be viewed here.
Warren Whitaker will be serving as chair of the 15th Annual International Estate Planning Institute, hosted by the New York State Bar Association and The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners USA (STEP USA).
On February 21, Justin Hannan will co-present a webinar, entitled "IRC 1400Z Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) for Individual Investors: Tax Deferral and Reduction Opportunities," for Strafford.
At the Family Office Association's Miami Retreat on January 29, Scott Beach moderated a session with Brian Batson, a partner with Krupin Partners, a firm based in Beverly Hills that specializes in insurance solutions for high-net-worth individuals and family office principals/executives.
On January 16, Carl Merino and Warren Whitaker participated in "Estate Planning Across Borders: A Guide for the Perplexed," a program at the annual meeting of the New York State Bar Association presented by the Trusts and Estates Law Section.
Partners Warren Whitaker and Dina Kapur Sanna co-authored a 2019 update to the white paper, entitled "U.S. Tax Planning for Non-U.S. Persons, Assets and Trusts - An Introductory Outline."
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Von Sanborn was featured in an article, "Tax Screw-Ups and People Problems: Experts Reveal Biggest Blunders of Rich Families," published by Bloomberg.
Von Sanborn was quoted in an article, "U.S. Family Offices Face Increasing Competition from Foreign Families," published by Private Asset Management.
International tax partner Von Sanborn was quoted in an article, "Six Family Offices Themes Likely to Set the Agenda in 2019," published by Fund Intelligence.
Day Pitney's Family Office and Trusts and Estates practices have been shortlisted in two categories, "Best Private Client Law Firm" and "Best Trusts and Estates Division," for the 2019 Private Asset Management Awards.