Gail Price has been recognized by American Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell as Top Rated 2013 Attorney in Land Use & Zoning and also in Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources.
On January 25, 2013, Gail L. Price, Esq. was given a huge surprise when she was presented with the event's Golden Harvest Honoree award at the March of Dimes 30th Annual Chestnut Ridge Harvest Ball held at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton. Gail has been volunteering for the charity and has been involved in each of the thirty galas and has chaired the event for over twenty years. Katie Razin, Esq. of our office was an intergral member of the planning committee for the event and managed to keep the surprise a total secret from Gail that evening. More than 250 corporate executives attended the black-tie fundraiser which has helped millions to prevent prematurity and birth defects. The annual event had been postponed from November 2012 due to the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
Gail Price participated in a panel presentation on January 31, 2013 at Bergen Community College as a member of the Women's Institute Advisory Board. The panel addressed career opportunities for women interested in the legal field and provided insight into networking tools and effective communication skills.
The Paterson Habitat for Humanity Raising the Room Together 2013 dinner will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Brownstone in Paterson. Gail Price is a member of the Advisory Board for the Chapter.
Plans are well underway for the 20th Annual Bergen County Bar Association Land Use Symposium for Planning and Zoning Board Members in Bergen County. The Symposium, which was started in 1993, and which is co-chaired by Gail Price, is one of only a few state certified programs for the required land use training of Board members in New Jersey. Last year, the event also was made available to interested attorneys for continuing legal education credits. It will be once again held at Bergen Community College and is set for Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 7:30 am - 2:00 pm. Interested parties can contact Gail or her assistant Damaris at our main number.
Katie Razin has been appointed by the Mayor of Glen Rock to a committee charged with exploring issues pertaining to developement of senior housing in the Borough.
Louis D'Arminio, Gregory Meese and Gail Price have been named as New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2012 and Katie Razin has been named as a Rising Star for 2012.
Gail Price is a panelist at an upcoming event on Thursday, November 27, 2012 (5-7 pm) at Bergen Community College being presented by the Women's Institute. She will be participating in a program entitled, "Meet the Experts Mentoring Session-Women in Law: The Ins and Outs/Careers in Legal for Women". Gail is a Board member for the Women's Institute an organization dedicated to developing the skills and innate abilities of all women who care about taking greater control of their lives. The Mentor Program is part of the Institute's outreach initiative to introduce women to leadership opportunities in the community.
The 30th Annual Harvest Ball benefiting the March of Dimes scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2012 has been postponed to January 25, 2013. Gail Price is Chair of the gala and Katie Razin is a member of the Planning Committee which helps raise monies to ensure the health of all babies and to prevent prematurity. Price Meese Shulman & D'Arminio joins many of our corporate and community neighbors as a proud sponsor of the event.
Victory for Students and Parental Rights
In a significant victory for students and parental rights, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey has invalidated a school district's 24/7 policy that allowed the school to discipline students for activities that occur outside of a school setting. The Court's July 24th decision upheld prior rulings by an Administrative Law Judge and the Commissioner of Education, and sets an important precedent against these types of 24/7 school discipline policies. The Court held that boards of education do not have "unlimited power to...impose disciplinary consequences on students for conduct occurrring away from school grounds" and limits that power only to situations where "there is a close nexus between the misconduct and the school". Greg Meese represented the parents and student in the case, GDM v. Board of Education of the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional Hight School District.
Dorothy A. Kowal invited to speak at the Complete Streets Seminar
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Dorothy A. Kowal was invited to speak at the Complete Streets Seminar at Waterloo Village in Byram Township, New Jersey, on March 31, 2011. The seminar is presented by the Counties of Sussex, Morris and Warren and will address the implementation of the Complete Streets Policy recently adopted by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
In accordance with this policy, those planning, designing, constructing and/or maintaining projects on state roads, or who will be using Capital Program funds, must give the same consideration to the needs of all users, including bicyclists and pedestrians, and transit users of all ages and abilities, as they have traditionally given to motor vehicle operators. New Jersey is at the forefront of a national trend in which communities are attempting to design projects that will result in safer, more accommodating, and more livable neighborhoods, reduce traffic congestion and promote healthier lifestyles. Ms. Kowal will address the legal implications as well as the liability concerns of the counties in implementing the complete streets policy.