Attorneys elected to the firm’s partnership are Emily Bordens, Gregory Hoffmann, Louis Mendez and Patrick Mulligan; promoted to counsel are Benjamin Akselrad, Kathryn Burfitt Rockwood and Gregory Sparer.
These lawyers represent some of the firm’s core practice areas, including business litigation, employment and labor law, insurance litigation, financial institutions and private wealth.
“These seven talented individuals, from four of our offices, have consistently provided exemplary legal work and guidance to our clients,” said Diana Manning, Bressler managing principal, in a statement. “Each of our promoted lawyers has demonstrated extraordinary skill, dedication, and commitment to client services and our firm’s values. We look forward to many more great contributions from them as we move into a new year, and we wish them all continued success as they assume their new leadership roles.”
Bordens, Akselrad, and Rockwood are each located in the firm’s Florham Park office.
Bordens, a new partner, represents employers in labor and employment matters under state and federal law, including, without limitation, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, disability, family medical leave, employment contract disputes, non-competition and trade secret protection, Title VII, wrongful termination, and whistleblower claims. She also handles issues of transportation negligence, representing transportation companies in personal injury and property damage litigation.
Akselrad, elevated to counsel, concentrates his practice on private wealth management. For individuals, he assists with estate planning, estate administration, asset protection, art collections, and philanthropic matters. For businesses, he focuses on formation issues, raising capital, reorganizations, succession planning, acquisitions, and sales. For nonprofit organizations, he advises on their ongoing governance issues.
Rockwood, elevated to counsel, litigates primarily on behalf of broker-dealers, registered representatives, and other financial services professionals in various forums, including FINRA arbitration and federal and state courts. She also represents and advises financial institutions and broker-dealers in connection with regulatory inquiries, as well as compliance with federal, state and local rules for investment of public funds.
Hoffman, of Fort Lauderdale, practices in the firm’s insurance litigation group. Mendez and Mulligan of Birmingham are in the financial institutions and insurance groups and the labor and employment group respectively.
Sparer, in New York, practices in the firm’s financial institutions and business litigation practice groups.