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Laurie J. Woog To Lead New Immigration Practice at Mandelbaum Salsburg
Mandelbaum Salsburg announced that it has launched an immigration practice and expanded its real estate practice with the addition of attorney Laurie J. Woog, who will lead the immigration practice and joins the firm as of counsel.
Woog brings 20 years' experience in immigration law to her association with Mandelbaum Salsburg. The firm will now offer a comprehensive range of immigration legal services to corporations, small businesses and individual clients. The practice will focus on temporary and permanent business immigration matters, as well as family-related immigration issues, including consular processing and naturalization.
Woog represents clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and consulates abroad in all areas of immigration, including work visas such as H-lbs, L-ls, R-ls and O-ls, and labor certification (PERM). She has helped many employers and highly skilled immigrants obtain legal residence based on outstanding research, extraordinary ability and national interest waivers, particularly in the areas of science, academia, business, entertainment and the arts.
Woog is admitted to practice in New Jersey, and earned her J.D. from Northeastern University Law School, and her B.A. from Harvard University. She maintains a private practice. In addition, slie is an adjunct professor of immigration Jaw at Union County College, and she speaks and writes on immigration issues.
Lauren A. CarnevaleTo Join Mandelbaum Salsburg's Real Estate Practice
Mandelbaum Salsburg announced that it has launched an immigration practice and expanded its real estate practice with the addition of attorney Lauren A. Camevale. Carnevale joins the firm's real estate practice as counsel,
Carnevale, the newest member of the real estate practice joins the firm as from lesser Hochman, a Roseland-based law firm. Carnevale, who has more than 14 years' experience in all facets of commercial real estate, focuses on secured lending and commercial real estate law, with an emphasis on leasing and all aspects of complex real estate transactions.
She has represented lenders, including major financial institutions, in secured lending transactions including refinancings, construction financing and acquisition financing. Camevale also has extensive experience in representing borrowers on commercial refinancings, construction financing and acquisition financing from institutional lenders, life insurance companies and CMBS lenders.
Additionally, Camevale represented owners in acquisitions and sales of commercial properties, including multiple sales of large garden apartment complexes throughout New Jersey, as well as tax-deferred exchanges. She also has represented landlords in the preparation and negotiation of leases for commercial properties, including shopping centers and office buildings.
New Position: Pro bono director. McCarter & English
What You Do: I promote and support our lawyers' participation in our pro bono program and work closely with the firm's pro bono committe and partners in our nine offices, to ensure that we respond effectively to provide otherwise unmet legal needs for low-income people.
Goals: To explan the program's scope of work, including new areas of law as well as a mix of different types of practice, to involve even more McCarter lawyers.
Old Gig: Senior attorney in the Special Litigation Unit of New York Legal Assistance Group, where I litigated class actions and other impact cases on poverty law issues; before that, attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights,
School Ties: : B.A., Religion, from Reed College in Oregon; I.D. (magna cum laude) from Fordham University School of Law.
Family Tree: Husband and three kids - daughters 7 and S. and a son, 3.
Hometown: South Orange.
Favorite place at the Shore: Ocean Grove - it's so peaceful (at least until my family gets there).
When you brang about Jersey to people form out of state, you say: I have a yard! And everything is so close - I can take the kids horseback riding, hiking, to museums, or to the beach all without driving more than 90 minutes.
Sopranos, Jersey Shore or Housewives of NI: I basically live in Shondaland - I am really Into Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, and Scandal.
Favorite place to chow down: Cedar Ridge, in Maplewood - such a great place to bring my kids and hang out with friends and neighbors.
What you wanted to be when you were 6: A civil rights lawyer. One of my mom's close friends is a phenomenal anti-discrimination lawyer who is incredibly well-spoken, intense, thoughtful and committed to giving the little guy a voice, I really wanted to be her when I grew up.
Celebrity you would Like to meet; Meryl Streep
Historical figure you would like to meet: Eleanor Roosevelt. She was transformative, using her public position in an unprecedented (and controversial) way to push for global recognition of the dignity and worth of every individual.
Dream vacation: Traveling internationally with my kids; I can't wait to share with them the experience of being somewhere completely different and of valuing and recognizing that difference white looking for the fundamental similarities between people everywhere,
Your passion: I'm a long-distance runner at heart I love the meditative stillness that comes after about the second mile. But without a lot of time to run those long distances right now, I am resigned to being a medium-distance runner with ambitions.
Something about you that your co-workers don't know: : I used to be fluent enough in Russian that I researched in the original language some material for my college senior thesis, about a Russian Orthodox abbess who wrote an autobiography roughly at the time of the Revolution.