The American Boychoir School may not be a boarding school this year, but at least it’s open. The school, which declared bankruptcy last year, has been able to continue classes by raising more than $350,000 from donors and by holding classes at the Rambling Pines Summer Day Camp on Lambertville-Hopewell Road, with students living at home or with nearby families.
In an open letter published on the school’s website, board chairman Rob D’Avanzo said the 74-year-old school was holding classes in new locations this year while it looks for a permanent home.
The school had occupied the St. Josephs Seminary on Mapleton Road since 2013, and before that, since 1950, had been based at the Albermarle Mansion on Lambert Drive in Princeton. The school’s move to the seminary and the subsequent renovations left it millions in debt, according to tax reports. (See U.S. 1, April 15.)
D’Avanzo’s letter said the school’s 32 students will take classes at Rambling Pines. Music Together on Pennington Road has offered additional space. About 19 students will stay with nearby families in a “homestay” program with at least two students per home. D’Avanzo said the arrangement is meant to be temporary.
“The Board believes that the best operating model to achieve ABS’s mission is one in which we include boys from around the world on one fully integrated boarding campus. At this time, however, we do not have an integrated campus option readily available to us, and we simply do not have the funds to acquire or operate one. Over the next year, we intend to work to raise those funds and to find a long-term boarding home,” he wrote.
New in Town
Frauscher Sensor Technology USA, 300 Carnegie Center, Suite 320, Princeton; 609-285-5491; Keith Petrowski, administrator.
Frauscher Sensor Technology, an Austrian company founded in 1987, has opened an office in Carnegie Center. The office is the headquarters of the North America Branch of Frauscher, which does business globally.
Frauscher Sensor Technology specializes in wheel detection, axle counting and inductive sensor technology in the rail sector.
Stevens & Lee PC, 100 Lenox Drive, Suite 200, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-243-9111; fax, 609-243-9333. Richard J. Pinto, managing shareholder. www.stevenslee.com.
Hill Wallack LLP, 21 Roszel Road, Box 5226, Princeton 08543-5226; 609-924-0808; fax, 609-452-1888. Robert W. Bacso Esq., managing partner. www.hillwallack.com.
Three lawyers specializing in government and administrative law have left Hill Wallack to join the Lenox Drive office of Stevens & Lee.
Patrick D. Kennedy, Maeve E. Cannon, and Ryan P. Kennedy, son of Patrick, made the move in early September and have become shareholders at Stevens & Lee.
“We are pleased to have Patrick, Maeve, and Ryan join Stevens & Lee,” said Ernie Choquette, CEO of Stevens & Lee. “This talented team of professionals brings new and expanded service offerings to our New Jersey clients, and helps us to continue growing our presence in Princeton,”
Stevens & Lee noted in a press release about the hiring that last year the firm added a team of five lawyers specializing in “employee raiding and recruitment strategies.” Patrick Kennedy was head of Hill Wallack’s government contracts practice group.
Stevens & Lee, which is headquartered in Pennsylvania, has about 150 lawyers throughout the Delaware Valley and New York City.
For over 32 years, Patrick Kennedy has represented private clients seeking to do business with the state of New Jersey. A former assistant to the director of the state department of the treasury, and an assistant director of the state office of administrative law, Kennedy focuses his practice in administrative law and corporate litigation, including public contracts with an emphasis on administrative and regulatory compliance. He earned a law degree at Seton Hall University School of Law and a bachelor’s in economics at Rider.
Cannon concentrates her practice in administrative law, regulatory compliance and public procurement and government contracts litigation.
Cannon serves as general counsel to Ewing Township. She received a law degree from Fordham and a bachelor’s in economics from Colorado College.
Ryan Kennedy represents private and government clients in the complete range of real estate acquisition, lending and development, with particular emphasis on redevelopment, eminent domain, lender work-outs and transit-oriented development. He also regularly advises clients on New Jersey election and campaign finance law and has represented property owners in real estate tax appeals throughout the state. Kennedy received a law degree from Seton Hall and a bachelor’s from Boston College.
Hill Wallack had recruiting news of its own, having hired Paul Weiner and Joshua Weiner from Weiner & Weiner, an employment and labor firm in Morristown. The duo joined Hill Wallack’s employment and labor law practice group in Morristown.
Miami International Holdings, 7 Roszel Road, Fifth Floor, Princeton 08540; 609-897-7300; fax, 609-524-7190. Thomas P. Gallagher, chairman and CEO. www.miami-holdings.com.
Miami International Holdings, parent company of the MIAX options exchange, has added two people to its senior management team. Jeromee Johnson is now executive vice president for international market development, Jonathan Dowd has been named a senior business strategist of MIAX Options, and Steve O’Brien has been named vice president of global technology sales for MIAX Technologies.
Johnson previously worked for BATS Global Markets, 3D Markets, TABB Group, and UNX, all firms in the trading and finance business. Dowd worked for International Securities Exchange and was a partner at the Dowd Broker Group in Chicago. O’Brien has worked for MISYS and other companies during his 30-year career.
“We are excited to welcome Jeromee, Jonathan, and Steve to our management team,” said Thomas P. Gallagher, CEO of MIH. “We have always envisioned MIH as having a significant impact on and involvement in the worldwide financial and technology community and Jeromee will fill a big role for us as we develop and scale our business strategy in Europe and around the world through MIAX Global. At the same time, Jonathan will enable us to remain focused on enhancing MIAX Options trading operations and the continued implantation of our business strategy, and Steve will be integral to our technology sales efforts.”
Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company LLC, 47 Hulfish Street, Suite 400, Princeton 08542; 609-924-9775