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Karolina Dehnhard

  • May 15, 2019Karolina Dehnhard to Make Debut as Co-Ambassador for LWE Short Hills Leadership Lounge at “Making it to The Top” Event

    Karolina A. Dehnhard, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its New Jersey Matrimonial & Family Law Group, has been named Co-Ambassador of the Leading Women Entrepreneurs (LWE) Short Hills Leadership Lounge with Laura DiTommaso, a Member of Smolin.  This will be announced, along with the “2019 Top 25 New Jersey’s Leading Women” entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and brand builders, at “Making it to The Top” hosted by the Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners at the Hilton Short Hills, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., on May 29.  The event will provide opportunities to network, expand professional development, and find out what’s new for LWE in 2019.  To learn more and register, please click here.

    LWE is a networking organization that recognizes outstanding women in business and strives for their overall advancement.  LWE connects and promotes high-level women entrepreneurs and executives through our respected media partnerships by providing strategic networking, educational events, and retreats.  The mission is to create a sustainable ongoing environment that brings leaders together and showcases their attributes and contributions.  The Leadership Lounge in Short Hills was launched in an effort to provide women with the tools, guidance, and networking contacts to help them advance their business and/or careers.  After this initial meeting at the Hilton Short Hills, Dehnhard and DiTommaso will bring the power of women leadership to the local community for women to network and develop long-lasting business relationships with monthly LWE Short Hills Leadership Lounge meetings at the Norris McLaughlin Short Hills office on the first floor west of 51 John F. Kennedy Parkway.

    Dehnhard devotes her practice to matrimonial law including divorce, prenuptial agreements, child custody, parenting time, alimony, child support, and domestic violence issues.  She assists with complex financial issues, including valuation of businesses both domestically and abroad; international custody rights; the impact of immigration status on divorcing spouses and their children; enforcement of foreign divorce decrees; and the complexities of alimony rights and post-judgment cohabitation.

    Dehnhard has appeared on various TV shows and news programs.  She has published articles on family law topics in numerous print publications, including North Jersey Woman Magazine, Industry Magazine, VUENJ, and various Polish publications.  She co-authored a chapter in “Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding Same-Sex Marriage.”  She is also the co-host of two radio shows, “The Law Matters” on WMTR Radio and “There’s Always a Way Out,” hosted in Polish, on Radio RAMPA.

    Dehnhard has been a featured presenter at numerous women in business events on topics including women protecting their assets, becoming the CEO of your home, planning for the future, and promoting financial awareness before and during divorce.  She has also taken part in U.S. delegations to Ireland, Cuba, and Spain, to develop international business relations among women in business.  Dehnhard was recognized by the Trade and Investment Section of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland for her influence and leadership in integrating women-owned businesses in both Poland and the United States.  In 2018, Dehnhard launched the Polish-American Chamber of Commerce, North-East, covering Maine to Florida, with a focus on creating business opportunities for both American and Polish businesses.

    Named to the “Top Women in Law” in 2018 by the New Jersey Law Journal, Dehnhard was also recognized in 2016 as one of the “Top 25 Leading Intrapreneurs in New Jersey.” She has also been selected as a “Rising Star” by New Jersey Super Lawyers® and received the 2018 Leadership Award presented by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, a charity she has supported for more than a decade.

    Dehnhard received her J.D. from New York Law School in 2009, and her B.A./M.A. in Psychology from the College of St. Elizabeth in 1999. Before entering private practice, Dehnhard clerked for the Honorable Rosemary E. Ramsay, J.S.C., in Morris County Superior Court, Family Part and Civil Part. While in law school, she interned for the Honorable Michael Ambrecht, J.S.C., in the Supreme Court, Criminal Part, Manhattan, and the Honorable Raymond T. Lyons, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey.

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  • May 08, 2019Karolina Dehnhard Named in 2018 Top Women in Law

    Karolina A. Dehnhard, Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its New Jersey Matrimonial & Family Law Group was named one of the 20 Top Women in Law 2018 by the New Jersey Law Journal.  The 2018 honorees include lawyers who have differing practice areas but common traits, including entrepreneurship, scholarship, leadership, mentorship, and more. To learn more, please click here.

    Dehnhard assists with complex financial issues, including valuation of businesses both domestically and abroad; international custody rights; the impact of immigration status on divorcing spouses and their children; addressing and enforcing foreign divorce decrees; and the complexities associated with alimony rights and post-judgment cohabitation.

    Dehnhard has appeared on various TV shows and news programs, published articles on family law topics in numerous print publications, including North Jersey Woman Magazine, Industry Magazine, VUENJ, and various Polish publications.  In addition, she has co-authored a chapter in Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding Same-Sex Marriage. She is the co-host of two radio shows, “The Law Matters” on WMTR Radio and “There’s Always a Way Out” hosted in Polish, on Radio RAMPA.

    Dehnhard has been a featured presenter at numerous women in business events on topics including women protecting their assets, becoming the CEO of your home, promoting financial awareness before and during divorce, and planning for the future. She has also taken part in U.S. delegations to Ireland, Cuba, and Spain, to develop international business relations amongst women in business.  Dehnhard was recognized by the Trade and Investment Section of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland for her influence and leadership in integrating women owned businesses in both Poland and the United States.  In 2018, Dehnhard launched the Polish-American Chamber of Commerce, North-East (covering Maine to Florida) with a focus on creating business opportunities for both American and Polish businesses.

    In addition to being named Top Women in Law in 2018 by the New Jersey Law Journal, Dehnhard was also recognized in 2016, as one of the Top 25 Leading Intrapreneurs in New Jersey. She has also been selected as a “Rising Star” by New Jersey Super Lawyers®, and the recipient of the 2018 Leadership Award presented by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, a charity to which she has dedicated more than a decade of time toward helping.  Recognizing that her clients often require the services of various professionals during and after their divorce, Dehnhard created Divorce Dynasty, a self-standing concierge service platform, to provide them and others with access to a network of professionals who have specific roles in the divorce process, including realtors, bankers, accountants, financial advisers and mortgage brokers, doctors, private investigators and even a matchmaker.

    Dehnhard received her J.D. from New York Law School in 2009, and her B.A./M.A. in Psychology from the College of St. Elizabeth in 1999. Prior to entry into private practice, Dehnhard clerked for the Honorable Rosemary E. Ramsay, J.S.C., in Morris County Superior Court, Family Part and Civil Part. While in law school, she interned for the Honorable Michael Ambrecht, J.S.C., in the Supreme Court, Criminal Part, Manhattan, and the Honorable Raymond T. Lyons, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey.

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  • Apr 29, 2019Karolina Dehnhard to Host Luncheon at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster

    Karolina A. Dehnhard, Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its New Jersey Matrimonial & Family Law Group will co-host a Kentucky Derby Hat Party & High Tea Luncheon in support of the 2019 Pulaski Day Parade and Grand Marshal Darek Barcikowski, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in Connecticut, Sunday, May 5, noon – 3:00 p.m., at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, only a few miles from the firm’s Bridgewater office.

    Co-hosted with Heather Won Choi, the event will feature a piano recital of Paderewski’s music, and proceeds will benefit the Pulaski Memorial Parade and Show me Your Heart Foundation, of which Choi serves as Chair; a foundation which believes that investing in people is the way to make the world a more abundant place. For more information and to register, please click here.

    The 2019 Kentucky Derby will be the 145th running of the derby, and will take place on Saturday, May 4, in Louisville, Kentucky. In recognition of this iconic annual event, many equestrian enthusiasts across the country host Kentucky Derby Hat Party’s for a cause. “Celebrating this longstanding American tradition during the centennial of both Poland and Korea commemorating 100 years of business relations with the United States, makes the event all the more special,” said Dehnhard, who also serves as the President of the Polish-American Chamber of Commerce for the North-East as well as Poland.

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is a mid-sized, regional law firm that serves the legal needs of businesses and families in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.  We are uniquely positioned to represent middle-market companies, Fortune 500 corporations, and individuals.

    Dehnhard assists with complex financial issues, including valuation of businesses both domestically and abroad; international custody rights; the impact of immigration status on divorcing spouses and their children; addressing and enforcing foreign divorce decrees; and the complexities associated with alimony rights and post-judgment cohabitation.

    Dehnhard has appeared on various TV shows and news programs, published articles on family law topics in numerous print publications, including North Jersey Woman Magazine, Industry Magazine, VUENJ, and various Polish publications.  In addition, she has co-authored a chapter in Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding Same-Sex Marriage. She is the co-host of two radio shows, “The Law Matters” on WMTR Radio and “There’s Always a Way Out” hosted in Polish, on Radio RAMPA.

    Dehnhard has been a featured presenter at numerous women in business events on topics including women protecting their assets, becoming the CEO of your home, promoting financial awareness before and during divorce, and planning for the future. She has also taken part in U.S. delegations to Ireland, Cuba, and Spain, to develop international business relations amongst women in business.  Dehnhard was recognized by the Trade and Investment Section of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland for her influence and leadership in integrating women owned businesses in both Poland and the United States.  In 2018, Dehnhard launched the Polish-American Chamber of Commerce, North-East (covering Maine to Florida) with a focus on creating business opportunities for both American and Polish businesses.

    Dehnhard was recognized in Top Women in Law by the New Jersey Law Journal in 2018 and, in 2016, as one of the Top 25 Leading Intrapreneurs in New Jersey. She has also been selected as a “Rising Star” by New Jersey Super Lawyers®, and the recipient of the 2018 Leadership Award presented by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, a charity to which she has dedicated more than a decade of time toward helping.  Recognizing that her clients often require the services of various professionals during, and after, their divorce, Dehnhard created Divorce Dynasty, a self-standing concierge service platform, to provide them and others with access to a network of professionals who have specific roles in the divorce process, including realtors, bankers, accountants, financial advisers and mortgage brokers, doctors, private investigators and even a matchmaker.

    Dehnhard received her J.D. from New York Law School in 2009, and her B.A./M.A. in Psychology from the College of St. Elizabeth in 1999. Prior to entry into private practice, Dehnhard clerked for the Honorable Rosemary E. Ramsay, J.S.C., in Morris County Superior Court, Family Part and Civil Part. While in law school, she interned for the Honorable Michael Ambrecht, J.S.C., in the Supreme Court, Criminal Part, Manhattan, and the Honorable Raymond T. Lyons, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey.

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  • Apr 18, 2019Norris McLaughlin Rebuilds New Jersey Matrimonial & Family Law Department; Names New Chair

    The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to announce the revival of its New Jersey Matrimonial and Family Law Department, by welcoming Karolina A. Dehnhard and David R. Tawil as Members. They join the firm after leaving the Short Hills based firm of Budd Larner, P.C., where they were Shareholders in the Family Law Department.

    Dehnhard and Tawil have devoted their entire practice to family and matrimonial law matters, including divorce actions, prenuptial agreements, child custody, parenting time, alimony, child support, and domestic violence issues. They handle same-gender and international custody matters, post-judgment motions, as well as complex business valuation and high net-worth divorces.  The team, who will now have more resources to better serve their clients’ needs, will be based out of the firm’s Bridgewater office, and will also be debuting a new office in Short Hills, to continue serving their clients in Essex County and the surrounding geographic areas. substantial

    “We are excited to have Karolina and David join the firm as Members, and revamp our New Jersey Matrimonial and Family Law practice. Their extensive knowledge and breadth of experience will be a tremendous asset to the firm, allowing us to offer a full range of services with the personal level of care that our clients have come to know, expect, and appreciate,” said John N. Vanarthos, Chairman of the firm.  “For a firm that has always considered personal services to be paramount, we cannot wait for them to be able to provide their experience and legal counsel to our existing clients, and for others, and to tie Bridgewater, our New Jersey flagship office, to Short Hills,” continued Vanarthos, noting that Richard Norris, one of the longest tenured members of the firm, is pleased to see the revitalization of the practice group.

    Dehnhard, named Chair of the New Jersey Matrimonial and Family Law department, assists with complex financial issues, including valuation of businesses both domestically and abroad; international custody rights; the impact of immigration status on divorcing spouses and their children; addressing and enforcing foreign divorce decrees; and the complexities associated with alimony rights and post-judgment cohabitation.

    Dehnhard has appeared on various TV shows and news programs, published articles on family law topics in numerous print publications, including North Jersey Woman Magazine, Industry Magazine, VUENJ, and various Polish publications.  In addition, she has co-authored a chapter in Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding Same-Sex Marriage. She is the co-host of two radio shows, “The Law Matters,” on WMTR Radio, and “There’s Always a Way Out,” on Radio RAMPA, hosted in Polish.

    Dehnhard has been a featured presenter at numerous women in business events on topics including “Women Protecting their Assets,” “Becoming the CEO of your Home,” “Promoting Financial Awareness Before and During Divorce,” and planning for the future. She has also taken part in U.S. delegations to Ireland, Cuba, and Spain, to develop international business relations amongst women in business.  Dehnhard was recognized by the Trade and Investment Section of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland for her influence and leadership in integrating women owned businesses in both Poland and the United States.  In 2018, Dehnhard launched the Polish American Chamber of Commerce, North East (covering Maine to Florida) with a focus on creating business opportunities for both American and Polish businesses.

    This year, Dehnhard  was recognized in Top Women in Law and, in 2017, as one of the Top 25 Leading Intrapreneurs in New Jersey. She has also been selected as a “Rising Star” by New Jersey Super Lawyers®, and the recipient of the 2018 Leadership Award presented by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, a charity to which she has dedicated more than a decade of time toward helping.  Recognizing that her clients often require the services of various professionals during, and after, their divorce, Dehnhard created Divorce Dynasty, a self-standing concierge service platform, to provide them, and others, with access to a network of professionals who have specific roles in the divorce process, including realtors, bankers, accountants, financial advisers and mortgage brokers, doctors, private investigators and even a matchmaker.

    Prior to entry into private practice, Dehnhard clerked for the Honorable Rosemary E. Ramsay, J.S.C., in Morris County Superior Court, Family Part and Civil Part. While in law school, she interned for the Honorable Michael Ambrecht, J.S.C., in the Supreme Court, Criminal Part, Manhattan, and the Honorable Raymond T. Lyons, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey.

    Tawil, an experienced trial attorney with over seventeen years of focus in Matrimonial and Family Law and domestic violence matters, has previously been a partner at two other law firms in his career; first in a boutique firm in Short Hills and Morristown which limited its practice only to those matters, and then at Budd Larner.  He has an extensive background in handling complex divorce proceedings, including business valuations, custody disputes, high income alimony, child support proceedings, and equitable distribution of assets; including distribution of multi-faceted assets, business interests and deferred compensation.  He has tried numerous family law matters, including domestic violence proceedings, as well as Appellate proceedings, post-judgment cohabitation, alimony modification applications, and also handles cases in all aspects of mediation and arbitration.  Admitted to practice both in New Jersey, as well as New York, Tawil has handled matters in both states.

    Tawil is the co-author of both the 14th and 15th editions of the Domestic Violence chapter of the New Jersey Family Law Practice Series, the foremost Family Law treatise in use by family law practitioners in New Jersey.   He, along with Dehnhard, speak regularly on all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including domestic violence and custody issues, financial security, equitable distribution and support.  He is the co-host of “The Law Matters” on WMTR Radio, soon to be entering its sixth season.

    Prior to entering private practice, Tawil served as a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas P. Zampino, Judge of the Superior Court, Essex County, New Jersey, one of the longest-tenured matrimonial judges in the State of New Jersey.  A graduate of Rutgers University with dual majors in History and Political Science, Tawil attended law school at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. While in law school, he interned for the Honorable Nicholas H. Positan, for the District of New Jersey.

    Selected as a Rising Star by the New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine annually from 2009 through 2017, Tawil has also volunteered his time for over a decade as a member of the Early Settlement Panels of both Essex and Morris Counties (where he serves as a Blue Ribbon Panelist as well).  He also serves on the Board of Directors of Congregation Etz Ahaim, a long-standing synagogue in Middlesex County in existence for almost a hundred years.

    Together, Dehnhard and Tawil intend on not only resurrecting the Matrimonial Law practice with the firm in Bridgewater, but to also grow their second office in Short Hills, where they were Shareholders at Budd Larner, to serve clients in that geographic area.

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