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Brian M. Schwartz Receives Legislative Recognition Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Brian M. Schwartz, a resident of Summit, formerly of Wayne and partner with the law firm of Ceconi & Cheifetz in Summit will be honored with the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Legislative Recognition Award at a ceremony at the NJ Law Center on February 23, 2007. He is receiving this award for his work on S-1467 (Scutari) which adds new causes of action for divorce based on irreconcilable differences. He worked to promote S-1467, attending meetings with members of the State Legislature and participating in numerous conference calls and discussions. Thanks to his effort, S-1467 was signed into law on January 20, 2007.

The annual Legislative Recognition Award is given to acknowledge noteworthy legislative service of NJSBA members.

An NJSBA member since 1994, Mr. Schwartz is a member of the Family Law Executive Committee where he serves as Co-Chair of the Legislative Subcommittee. He is actively involved in the Union and Bergen County Bar Association’s Family Law Section and is a frequent lecturer for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the NJSCPA and local bar associations.

Mr. Schwartz is an Associate Managing Editor of the New Jersey Family Lawyer, the official publication of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section. In addition, he is an officer of the Northern New Jersey Family Law Inns of Court.

Mr. Schwartz is a graduate of University of the Pittsburgh School of Law, and is also admitted to practice in New York. In 1992, he served as a judicial intern in the Family Part to the Honorable Lawrence D. Smith, J.S.C.

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