Uniondale-based Ruskin Moscou Faltischek is welcoming three attorneys from Levy, Stopol & Camelo, the law firm that is also based in Uniondale.
Larry Stopol, previously the managing partner at Levy, Stopol & Camelo (LSC), and Dianne Camelo, previously a member at LSC, joined Ruskin Moscou Faltischek as partners in the corporate and securities department. Paul Juergensen joined as of counsel in the litigation department, and the intellectual property and digital media practice groups. Loretta Camelo, a paralegal, also joined the firm.
“We are exceedingly pleased to welcome Larry, Dianne, Paul and Loretta to the firm,” Adam Silvers, RMF managing partner, said in a statement. “Our relationship spans more than 20 years, so we are more than familiar with their type of practice. We share a similar culture and their practice areas complement ours. It is a relatively easy transition.”
Stopol’s practice includes his long-time role as outside general counsel to Voxx International Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed company, as well as to Atlanta Corporation and the Gellert Global Group, a private food importer, with annual sales in excess of $1 billion, according to a press releases from RMF. LIBN did not immediately hear back from LSC when seeking comment about the firm’s direction after Stopol’s departure.
Dianne Camelo has served in a long-time role as outside general counsel to WellLife Network Inc., a nonprofit that provides residential, clinical and other services to people who are developmentally or psychiatrically disabled, or have substance use disorder in the New York metropolitan area. She also serves as associate general counsel for Voxx.
Juergensen, who was of counsel at LSC, appears before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, according to RMF.
Silvers says he wants the firm to grow locally, and spoke of the firm’s position of strength and expertise in its corporate and securities practice.
“Adding attorneys who have the reputation and level of experience that Larry and Dianne bring to our corporate practice is significant to the practice as well as to our overall growth strategy,” Silvers said.
Stopol has led many acquisitions; negotiated agreements with lenders, suppliers, and customers; supervised business portfolios; and litigated other matters. He has also represented clients buying and selling commercial businesses and properties and arranging financing. A longtime resident of Rockville Centre, Stopol was formally a two-term president at a local country club and was named one of the top 12 private country club presidents in the nation by Boardroom Magazine. He earned his law degree at Brooklyn Law School and is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.
Dianne Camelo handles real estate acquisitions and financing, securities filings, and labor and employment matters. She has been the mayor of her hometown of Oradell, NJ. (as Dianne Camelo Didio) for 11 years and currently serves as president of the Bergen County League of Municipalities, an organization of 70 mayors from the county. She also serves as a member of the executive committee of the Bergen County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund. She earned her JD from Fordham University School of Law.
Juergensen has 30 years of intellectual property experience, including as a paralegal, and subsequently as a litigator in the prosecution and defense of actions for trademark infringement, anti-counterfeiting, trade dress, copyright, patent infringement, and unfair competition in courts throughout the country. While completing his law degree in the evening program at Touro Law, where he was a three-time recipient of the CALI award for excellence, Juergensen worked as a paralegal. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, and to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern districts of New York, and the District of New Jersey. He lives in North Babylon.
Loretta Camelo has worked with the team for 21 years. She started as a bookkeeper and administrative assistant and obtained a Paralegal Certificate with Distinction from Nassau Community College in 2019. She lives in Wantagh.
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