Lawyer Cooper Levenson Broadcasts New Companions


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Atlantic City, New Jersey, Jan. 4, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Cooper Levenson is pleased to announce four attorneys as the firm’s newest partners. Cynthia N. Grob, Erika-Leigh Kelley, Yolanda N. Melville, and Jarad K. Stiles.

“These lawyers have proven themselves in terms of their professionalism, expertise and commitment,” said Lloyd D. Levenson, CEO of Cooper Levenson. “We are very happy to have Cynthia, Erika, Jarad and Yolanda as partners.”

Erika-Leigh Kelley works in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Estate Litigation groups. Kelley’s practice focuses in particular on representing executors, trustees, heirs and family members in estate disputes, including inheritance disputes, trusteeship disputes, guardianship and contentious matters of will. Kelley was recognized by her peers as an Outstanding Lawyer and was included on the New Jersey Rising Star List published by Super Lawyers © 2013-2014. Kelley graduated from Ursinus College and the Rutgers University School of Law in Camden. She is a past member of the District I Ethics Committee (2014-2018) and a member of the Atlantic and Cape May Counties Bar Associations. In addition to her practice, Kelley is an attorney with the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce. She is a past president and currently a board member of the Upper Township Parent Teacher Organization.

Cynthia N. Grob’s practice is focused on family law, an area she has developed a passion for through her judicial externship and postgraduate judicial traineeship with the Hon. Jack M. Sabatino, PJAD, Assistant Presiding Judge for Administration, Supreme Court, Appeals Division. Grob has developed a dynamic practice serving both men and women in connection with a variety of issues including divorce, custody, assistance, equitable distribution, marriage contracts, domestic violence and adoption. Grob earned a BA in History and Women’s Studies from Rutgers University and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden. She practices family law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Grob has authored articles on Child Support, Preventing Child and Domestic Violence, Protection Against Abuse Orders in Pennsylvania, Parental Leave and Protection, Steps that Temporary Protection Parents (TPS) can take to protect their US-born children, and more. Outside of her practice, Grob is a member of the management team of Camp No Worries, a summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings.

Yolanda N. Melville is a member of Cooper Levenson’s Land Use, Zoning & Planning, Education, and Cannabis Practice Groups. She deals with issues of commercial development, redevelopment and affordable housing. Melville also works with the Education Law Group to defend claims for violations of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and federal litigation, including alleged violations of civil rights and IDEA. Melville was Kellogg’s Law Fellow for the NAACP Office of General Counsel in 2011, where she worked on national civil rights issues. Melville graduated from the College of William and Mary with a double degree in English and Government. She earned a Masters of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law. Melville served as a clerk for the Honorable Susan F. Maven on the Supreme Court’s Appeals Department. In addition to her role as an attorney at Cooper Levenson, Melville is the National Chair of the NAACP NextGen Alumni Committee and a member of the Legal Committee of the NAACP National Board of Directors. Melville was one of the Top 40 Under 40 AC winners in 2018, was named “Champion for Justice” with the Jefferson Award from the Governor of New Jersey in 2019 and was added to the list of Super Lawyers of New Jersey © Rising Stars 2020-2021.

Jarad K. Stiles is a member of the corporate tax, commercial law, estate planning and administration, and bankruptcy and financial restructuring practice groups. Stiles has extensive experience in tax law, trusts and estates, asset protection, tax disputes, special needs planning, and legacy law. His most recent focus includes significant work helping businesses secure lines of credit, grants and other emergency funding through federal and state programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program and the EIDL programs to keep them operational during the global pandemic. Stiles has assisted clients with tax compliance issues, company buying and selling, formation and compliance with their 501 (c) (3) status, and advice on comprehensive estate and property protection plans to limit state, local and state tax liability . Stiles graduated from the College of William and Mary with a BBA in Finance and a BA in Government. He holds a JD / LL.M. Mo. Stiles studied tax at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and has held numerous seminars on topics such as asset protection, corporate and succession planning, tax and trust planning, and Medicaid planning for the baby boomer generation. Stiles was named to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers © Rising Stars 2018-2021.

Cooper Levenson has been a full-service law firm since 1957 with 70 attorneys and offices in New Jersey, Delaware, Florida, New York and Nevada.

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