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NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Raises Over $4,000 for Toys for Tots

Posted on December 20th, 2011

December 20, 2011

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
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NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Raises Over $4,000 for Toys for Tots

Bridgewater, NJ (December 20, 2011) – The New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers raised $4,087.00 for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program this year. Gunnery Sergeant Jack Santelli accepted the check on behalf of Toys for Tots at an AAML meeting held December 5 at Steakhouse 85 in New Brunswick.

“The Chapter is extremely pleased that it was able to raise substantial funds for the benefit of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. We could not have achieved our goals without the support of our board, members, and friends of the Chapter, who generously donated their time and resources,” said Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich, President of the NJ Chapter and partner at Lesnevich & Marzano-Lesnevich, L.L.C.

“Toys for Tots is a great and simple way to spread some holiday cheer this year to those who are less fortunate. It was my pleasure to be a part of the efforts of the New Jersey Chapter of AAML and support such a worthwhile cause,” said Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., who organized the event and serves on the Chapter’s Board of Managers.

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute them as Christmas gifts to needy children in each community in which the campaign is conducted. The primary goal is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope that will help these less fortunate youngsters to become responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. Since 1947, the program has distributed more than 420 million toys to more than 196 million underprivileged children.

Caption (from left to right):  Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich, President of the NJ Chapter, Lesnevich & Marzano-Lesnevich, L.L.C.; Gunnery Sergeant Jack Santelli; and Jeralyn L. Lawrence, organizer of the NJ Chapter's Toys for Tots Fundraiser, Board of Managers, Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich, President of the NJ Chapter, Lesnevich & Marzano-Lesnevich, L.L.C. (left), and Jeralyn L. Lawrence, organizer of the NJ Chapter’s Toys for Tots Fundraiser, Board of Managers, Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A. (center), presenting Gunnery Sergeant Jack Santelli (right) with check for over $4000 to U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program


The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers was founded in 1962, by highly regarded domestic relations attorneys “[t]o provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.” There are currently more than 1600 Fellows in 50 states.

The Academy Fellows are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. These areas include divorce, annulment, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, child custody and visitation, business valuations, property valuations and division, alimony, child support and other family law issues.

To be represented by a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is to be represented by a leading practitioner in the field of family law. The 1600 AAML Fellows across the United States are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity. Academy Fellows enjoy a reputation for professionalism, competence and integrity.

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