#b#Merger#/b#

Sterns & Weinroth PC, 50 West State Street, Suite 1400, Box 1298, Trenton 08607-1298; 609-392-2100; fax, 609-392-7956. William J. Bigham, managing partner. www.sternslaw.com.

The law firms of Eckert Seamans and Sterns & Weinroth will merge effective Monday, April 1. The merged firm, which will be known as Eckert Seamans, will result in the addition of a new Eckert Seamans office in Trenton and bring the firm’s total attorney count to more than 385, according to a news release.

“Sterns & Weinroth is among the most highly respected firms in New Jersey,” said Eckert Seamans CEO Timothy P. Ryan. “We were tremendously impressed with them from the time that we were first introduced. Our firms have very compatible cultures and unwavering commitments to client service.” Eckert Seamans, headquartered in Pittsburgh, has nearly 400 attorneys in a dozen offices in eight states, including Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Virginia, and West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

“The combination with Eckert Seamans represents a tremendous opportunity for both of our firms, and, most importantly, our clients,” said Sterns & Weinroth managing director William J. Bigham. “The combined firm will result in increased capabilities and depth of talent in order to more effectively represent clients in a larger geographic area with an expanded scope of services.”

#b#New in Town#/b#

Excell Brands LLC, 3 Independence Way, Suite 114, Princeton 08540; 908-561-1130; fax, 908-561-1183.

Excell Brands has moved to 3 Independence Way from Durham Avenue in South Plainfield. The company is a wholesaler and distributor of perfumes and colognes.

#b#Crosstown Moves#/b#

Agnew International Inc., 600 Alexander Road, Suite 2-4, Princeton 08540; 609-620-1000; Patrick J. L. Agnew, president.

Agnew International, reinsurance intermediaries, moved from 989 Lenox Drive to 600 Alexander Road.

Constangy Brooks & Smith, 989 Lenox Drive, Suite 206, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-454-0096; fax, 609-884-1102. John E. MacDonald, manager. www.constangy.com.

Constangy, Brooks & Smith, an Atlanta-based law firm specializing in labor and employment law, has moved to Lenox Drive from 103 Carnegie Center. The office, one of 20 for the firm, is headed by John E. MacDonald.

International Produce Inc., 92 North Main Street, Building 7A, Box 430, Windsor 08561-0430; 609-301-7879; fax, 609-301-7882. Jim Leona Jr., owner.

International Produce has moved to North Main Street in Windsor from 5 Park Street in Bordentown. The company is a wholesaler of fruits and produce.

#b#Leaving Town#/b#

HumRRO (Human Resources Research Organization), 4 Princess Road, Law­rence­ville. www.humrro.org.

Human Resources Research Organization, a business management and consulting firm, has closed its office at 4 Princess Road and has relocated to a home office in Zieglerville, PA.

Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, HumRRO’s services include employee development, personnel management, recruitment consultation, and human resource evaluations.

Insurance Services Office, 3131 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville. www.iso.com.

Insurance Services, which handles federal and governmental relations insurance matters, has vacated its office at 3131 Princeton Pike.

#b#Deaths#/b

Nadia A. Hohgrawe, 55, on March 15. A hospitality industry veteran, she most recently worked as the event planner for Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton. A memorial service will be held at Morven, 55 Stockton Street, on her birthday, Tuesday, April 16. Guests will be received from 4 to 4:30 p.m. with the service at 5 p.m., followed by a reception from 6 to 9 p.m.

Robert B. Royds, 68, on March 23. He was the founder, medical director, and chairman of the board for Theradex, a contract research organization based at 4365 Route 1 South. Before founding Theradex in 1982 he was an executive with Merck, Sharp & Dohme, and Hoffman-La Roche.

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