Andy Stamelman Elected President of the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest
Andrew J. Stamelman has been elected President of the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest. Mr. Stamelman, who serves a dual role at Riker Danzig as head of its Tax and Corporate Practice Groups, will serve a three-year term as President after serving for many years in other leadership capacities with the Foundation, and continues as head of its Legal Review Committee.
The Foundation, the largest community foundation in New Jersey and one of the largest in the country, has assets exceeding $250 million, with a goal of reaching $270 million by 2010.
“I come to this as a tax and trusts and estate lawyer,” says Mr. Stamelman. “I work with clients every day who are interested in having a dialogue about charitable giving and how the clients should approach it vis-à-vis estate tax and family planning. I have been a big believer for many years in the vehicle and purpose of community foundations as an alternative to private family foundations.”
As the general counsel for many middle market companies, Mr. Stamelman counsels these clients on their estate and succession planning, as well as business matters including mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. He is ranked among the leading corporate lawyers in the state by the Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers Client’s Guide, the Best Lawyers in America®, and Law & Politics Magazine’s “Super Lawyers.” In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Stamelman serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.