Holly Rivera, Law Office Administrator
Holly joined our staff in 2012 as an estate planning paralegal, responsible for the preparation of estate planning documents. She is responsible for managing the staff, the systems, the premises, and everything in between.
Holly is bilingual in English and Spanish and enjoys translating for our Spanish speaking clients. Prior to joining the Firm, Holly worked in the areas of criminal and family law in Central Florida.
Holly is a member of the Board of Trustees of Athletic Advance, a soccer ministry that serves youth in the U.S. and Latin-America, and also serves as a volunteer for Women Aware in New Brunswick.
Fay Fink, Financial Manager
As Financial Manager, Fay maintains and manages the financial information for the Firm. She is in charge of all the “back office” work that enables a firm to run smoothly: banking, accounting, record keeping, ordering supplies and equipment, and administering the employee benefits program, including the 401k pension plan. She also manages the Firm’s trust accounting records in accordance with the Office of Attorney Ethics regulations.
Fay has been here from the beginning. She joined her husband Stanley Fink as his bookkeeper when he opened his first law office in 1965, and has been on staff continuously since. She was the Office Manager until January 2005 when she assumed her current position.
Active in the community, she is a past president of the Clark Jaycee-etts and the current president of the Clark Scholarship Fund which awards college scholarships to Clark residents.
Fay is a graduate of Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio.
Donetta Batson, Legal Assistant
As Legal Secretary for the firm since 2003, Donetta assists with all of the Matrimonial cases, and with Estate, Trust & Guardianship litigation. She is also involved with other projects such as intakes of new clients, calendar scheduling, etc.
Donetta graduated from Essex County College, Newark, in 2001 with an Associates Degree in Legal Assistant Studies and is an active member of the National Association of Legal Secretaries of the Essex-Union County Legal Professionals Association.
When you meet Donetta you will see she has a calming influence on everyone around her, an attribute appreciated by clients and attorneys alike.
Linda Kappes, Legal Assistant
As the Firm’s Probate and Fiduciary Services Assistant, Lin's responsiblities include all estate administration (probate) files and all cases in which an attorney at the firm is serving as a trustee, Executor/Administrator, Guardian of Power of Attorney. She manages multiple client accounts for estates and trusts, making sure all bills are paid on time. She also assists the Medicaid Assistant and Probate Paralegal contacting insurance companies, banks, and stock companies.
Linda graduated from Union Catholic High School, Scotch Plains, in 1982, where she studied business and art. She earned a certificate in computers from the Academy Business School and then gained office and law experience for a several years before staying at home to raise her children.
In her volunteer time, she is currently an officer of the Carteret High School Band Parents’ Association.
Tiffany Jacobs, Legal Assistant
Tiffany joined the staff at the Firm in September 2003. As legal secretary to Linda S. Ershow-Levenberg, Esq., and to Seth Director, Esq., Tiffany manages the Veterans Disability Compensation cases and provides secretarial support for litigation on various guardianships and administration cases and conducts initial interviews of new clients.
Tiffany’s legal experience extends over 15 years since graduating from Linden High School in 1992 as a Business Honor Roll student. She attended the Business Co-Operative Education Program which included working part-time as a Legal Assistant at Schering-Plough Corporation, and obtained her Legal Office Specialist Certificate in 1993 from The Cittone Institute, Edison. She worked as an Assistant Legal Secretary in Personal Injury Law for ten years and then moved her area of concentration to Elder Law when she joined Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg LLC in 2003.
She is an active member of the National Association of Legal Secretaries and the Essex-Union County Legal Professional Association.
Jean Zimmer, Legal Assistant
Jean started with the Firm in July 1999 and currently assists all the attorneys with scheduling appointments as well as monitoring all guardianship proceedings. A graduate of New York City Community College with an AAS degree as a legal secretary, she worked in the legal field for many years prior to joining us.
Jean is an active volunteer in the community and is known as "a terrific baker."
Jean sits on the Board of Directors of her synagogue and assists with the daily operations of the synagogue.
Irene Quesada, Legal Assistant
Irene joined the Firm in August 2009 as a Legal Assistant responsible for processing Medicaid applications. Prior to joining Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg, LLC, she worked for Bank of America where she developed excellent organizational skills which lend merit to her abilities in assembling and filing Medicaid applications.
Irene's dedication to her position and the rapport she has established with the various financial institutions and County Boards of Social Services enable her to provide personal assistance and guidance to each client as they maneuver their way through the Medicaid process.
In her free time, Irene helps her husband manage their family-owned restaurant in Union and enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, family and friends. Irene is bilingual in Greek and English.
Cindy Hennessey, Receptionist
Cindy joined our staff in February 2009 as the Firm's receptionist. Her outstanding personality, extreme courteousness, and personal attention to all clients, staff members, visitors, and attorneys creates a positive experience for our office.
Along with her primary responsibility to coordinate the incoming communications through the office, Cindy is responsible for data entry in our Amicus and PC law systems for all new clients and new matters.
A graduate of Woodbridge High School, Cindy worked for various companies garnering many years of office experience. While raising her 3 sons, she spent 10 years working for the Carteret Board of Education. She is currently an active volunteer for her church, an officer of the parish's Pastoral Council, and continues to volunteer for various activities.