11.3.15

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is pleased to announce that Nita S. Vyas, Steven G. Mlenak and Leslie A. Barham have joined the firm.

Ms. Vyas is Counsel in the firm’s Tax, Trusts & Estates Department, where her practice is focused on estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, probate, and estate and trust administration matters. She assists high net worth individuals and families with developing suitable estate plans to maximize and protect the transfer of wealth to future generations. Her work includes drafting wills, trusts and other estate planning documents, charitable gift planning including forming foundations and charitable trusts and obtaining IRS tax-exempt status, life insurance planning, asset protection planning, and the coordination of transfers and estate plans among generations. Ms. Vyas handles the preparation and filing of estate and gift tax returns, represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in the probate and administration process, and provides counsel on post-mortem tax planning issues. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Vyas practiced law at several leading international law firms. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and is based in our Woodbridge office.

Mr. Mlenak is an Associate in the firm’s Real Estate Department. As a member of our Community Association Practice Group, he provides strategic guidance and general counseling to community association clients across a broad range of legal issues, including the interpretation and amendment of governing documents and by-laws, drafting contracts, collection of delinquent assessments, the enforcement of rules and regulations, operational and maintenance issues, the fiduciary responsibilities of board members, transition negotiations and litigation, Municipal Services Act compliance, and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Mlenak is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York. Before joining the firm, he represented association clients at NJ law firm Griffin Alexander, PC, and has cultivated a solid reputation for his client-focused dedication, professional diligence and business-based approach to legal advocacy. He is based in our Woodbridge office.

Ms. Barham is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation Department, concentrating her practice in commercial litigation. Her experience encompasses various areas of civil litigation, including employment law, personal injury, medical malpractice, landlord/tenant disputes, construction law and community association litigation. Based in our Woodbridge office, Ms. Barham received her J.D. cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2014, and is admitted to practice in New Jersey.

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