McCarter & English has announced that Benjamin M. Hron has joined the firm as a special counsel in the Corporate, Securities and Financial Institutions Practice. Mr. Hron,co-founder of a boutique law firm serving emerging technology companies, focuses his practice on startups and emerging businesses. He joins the firm's Boston office and will also work out of McCarter's office in Kendall Square, Cambridge, at the Cambridge Innovation Center.
Mr. Hron is a business law attorney with extensive experience advising private companies, primarily in the life sciences and information technology industries, on general corporate matters, angel and venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, strategic collaborations and technology licensing. He also represents investors in connection with the financing of private companies.
Mr. Hron comes to McCarter from VC Ready Law Group, the Boston law firm he co-founded, where he has helped numerous entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. Mr. Hron's experience running his own company helps him better understand and address the issues facing his clients. He often gets involved when a business is still in its infancy and helps guide the founders.
McCarter & English has announced that the firm's ClimateLawyers.com blog has been selected by LexisNexis as one of the Top 50 Blogs for the Environmental Law & Climate Change Community.The list recognizes preeminent thought leaders in the blogosphere that are creating invaluable content for all segments of the environmental law and climate change practice.
"Most good blogs provide frequent posts on timely topics, but the authors in this year's collective take their blogs to a different level by providing insightful commentary that demonstrates how blogs can - and do - impact the practice of environmental and climate change law," said Tracie Morris, Web 2.0 manager for LexisNexis in an emailed statement.
ClimateLawyers.com, launched in 2008, is dedicated to the discussion of legal, public policy, and business risk questions presented by climate change and renewable energy initiatives.Authors of the blog include McCarter partners J. Wylie Donald (Wilmington), Francis Kirk (Newark) and Grace Kurdian (New York), of the firm's Climate Change & Renewable Energy Practice Group in which Mr. Donald and Ms. Kurdian are co-chairs.
Susan A. Feeney, a partner in the firm's tax and benefits practice, will be sworn in on Thursday, May 19, as the president of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Ms. Feeney will be the bar association's 113th president and the seventh woman to hold the office. She will be sworn in at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City during the bar association's annual meeting and convention.
Ms. Feeney's practice focuses on state taxation and local property taxation for all types of industries. She is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court, and she is currently a member of the State and Local Tax Committee of the ABA Tax Section. She was appointed to the Sales and Use Tax Review Commission of the State of New Jersey and is a member of the NJ Division of Taxation Tax Director's Advisory Council.
Ms. Feeney is listed in the 2007-2011 issues of The Best Lawyers in America. She was a recipient of the 2011 TWIN (Tribute to Women and Industry) Award. She has been named one the Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ and one of the Top 50 female lawyers in the state by New Jersey Monthly magazine.