Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/22/2022 - 6:00 PM
Category: General Counsel - Legal - Votes
Type: Action
Subject: 13.2 Resolution Approving the Appointment of Antonelli, Kantor, Rivera, P.C. as Outside Counsel in Assigned Matters and Authorizing a Professional Services Contract
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Summary: WHEREAS, by resolution adopted at its Reorganization Meeting on May 5, 2022, the Board of Education of the City of Newark (“Board”) authorized and approved a professional services contract with the law firm of Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC, to serve as outside counsel in assigned matters with terms including but not limited to billing rates of $175.00 per hour for attorneys and $90.00 for paralegals, subject to the availability of funds;

WHEREAS, Ramon Rivera, Esq. has advised the Board that effective December 1, 2022, he will be moving from Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC to another law firm, Antonelli, Kantor, Rivera, P.C.; and

WHEREAS, the Board wishes to continue the authorization and approval for Rivera to serve as its counsel;
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Recommendation to the Board: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board hereby approves the appointment of Antonelli, Kantor, Rivera, P.C. as outside counsel in assigned matters and authorizes a professional services contract with this firm with terms approved by General Counsel, including but not limited to billing rates of $175.00 for attorneys and $90.00 for paralegals, for the period December 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, subject to the availability of funds.
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Recommended By:
Signed By:
Pamela Luke - Executive Legal Assistant
Signed By:
Brenda Liss - General Counsel
Signed By:
Roger León - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Asia J. Norton Moved, Member Josephine Garcia seconded to approve the Original motion 'NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board hereby approves the appointment of Antonelli, Kantor, Rivera, P.C. as outside counsel in assigned matters and authorizes a professional services contract with this firm with terms approved by General Counsel, including but not limited to billing rates of $175.00 for attorneys and $90.00 for paralegals, for the period December 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, subject to the availability of funds.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 9 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 9 - 0
   
Josephine Garcia     Yes
Flohisha Johnson     Yes
Dawn Haynes     Yes
Asia J. Norton     Yes
A'Dorian Murray-Thomas     Yes
Hasani Council     Yes
Vereliz Santana     Yes
Daniel Gonzalez     Yes
Crystal Williams     Yes