LAWRENCEVILLE N.J., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionel Frank, partner of the law firm of Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader, PC, will be joining the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors effective October 1. According to the Chamber's website, the organization's members represent over 1,000 area businesses employing over 60,000 people.
Szaferman Lakind is a well respected law firm that's been serving the legal needs of the community for 35 years. The firm has 33 attorneys and eight practice groups.
"Lionel Frank is not only a respected member of the law profession but also of the Central New Jersey business community. We are honored to have him join our Board of Directors as he has made significant contributions to our Chamber, particularly in his work as a member of our Public Policy and Legislative Committee," says Robert Prunetti, the Chamber's president and CEO, "His energy and insight as a Board member will enhance our ability to serve our members with greater value and effectiveness."
Frank, whose practice includes work in intellectual property, antitrust and land use issues, has been involved with the Chamber for some time, and says that for the past three years has served as a member of the Public Policy and Legislative Committee. He says committee members review proposed government laws, regulations and policies to determine their impact on the business community. Frank says those laws, regulations and policies, especially tax and land use policies, can "encourage or discourage" business growth and overall prosperity.
"I'd like the Chamber to continue to play a leading role in advocating policies that advance commerce in Mercer county so we can attract new growth and create new, 21st century jobs," Frank says. He says the area needs to take advantage its many assets, such as the Mercer County Airport, to attract more businesses to locate to Mercer County.
Frank says, "The Chamber of Commerce is a way to bring business interests together, along with other public policy and community interests, to improve the environment for sound growth and commerce."
SOURCE Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader, PC