Mandelbaum Salsburg PC’s headquarters at 3 Becker Farm Road in Roseland
By Joshua Burd
Mandelbaum Salsburg PC has made three high-profile additions to its practice, including new hires in the fields of construction and real estate law.
The Roseland-based firm announced this week that Jaqueline Greenberg Vogt, Holly Gladstone and Robert C. Scrivo have joined its team as partners. Vogt and Gladstone are nationally ranked attorneys who have moved to Mandelbaum Salsburg from other law firms, while Scrivo comes to the practice from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
“This is a significant step forward for our firm,” said William Barrett, CEO of the 91-year-old law firm. “Any one of them would be a notable addition, but having them join at once gives us tremendous momentum in the new year.
“Rob, Jacky and Holly will be of huge value to our firm, and more importantly, to our clients. We are already strong in commercial finance, as well as criminal defense — particularly white collar — and all aspects of real estate law, including construction and real estate transactions and financing. The addition of these partners makes us even stronger and fits with our smart-growth strategy.”
In a news release, Mandelbaum Salsburg said Vogt most recently was a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig. She joins as chair of the firm’s construction law practice group, bringing more than 25 years of experience advising real estate owners, developers, investors, lenders and contractors in the New York metropolitan area and nationwide on construction contracting and litigation issues.
Her practice involves assisting clients throughout the entire construction lifecycle, from initial conception and project planning to contract negotiations, public bid contests, bid preparation and project delivery, the news release said. She also has significant experience resolving a wide array of construction disputes, including payment disputes, lien claims, defective design and construction claims, delay claims, indemnity claims, personal injury claims, labor and employment issues and default and convenience terminations.
Gladstone, most recently a partner at Buchanan Ingersoll, has more than 20 years of experience representing lenders and borrowers in complex commercial, industrial and real estate finance transactions, the firm said. Her commercial and industrial lending practice is primarily focused on senior secured credit facilities, including asset-based loans and middle market loans, representing administrative agents, banks in bilateral and syndicated facilities and borrowers.
She also advises lenders and borrowers in connection with factoring and receivables financings and recurring monthly revenue financings in the home security, medical alert and fire monitoring industries, the news release said. In her real estate finance practice, she advises clients in connection with acquisition loans, permanent loans and construction loans across the U.S., as well as construction loans in the New York market and related New York lien law issues.
For his part, Scrivo, is a former special counsel and assistant U.S. Attorney in the Justice Department’s Newark office. He joins Mandelbaum as a partner and will be co-chair of the firm’s white collar and criminal defense practice, where he will represent criminal defendants, perform internal investigations, advise on regulatory issues and litigate complex civil matters.
As a federal prosecutor, Scrivo led a task force designed to reduce violent crime and served as the office’s liaison to state law enforcement authorities, in addition to prosecuting a wide array of federal crimes. He has more than 25 years of experience in criminal law, from both the prosecutorial and defense sides.
“Rob’s arrival will enhance our work for doctors, dentists, veterinarians, accountants, lawyers and other licensed professional clients,” said Barry Mandelbaum, chairman of the firm. “Jacky’s practice will give our real estate clients access to sophisticated guidance on construction issues, to go along with our already robust services in that sector, and Holly gives us added strength in New York construction lending, as well as greatly expanded commercial finance capabilities across the board.”