LYNDHURST, N.J., June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective July 1, 2015, Russell Ascher will become the new Executive Director of Scarinci Hollenbeck. He replaces Lawrence Kraft, who announced his retirement earlier this year. As Executive Director of Scarinci Hollenbeck, Mr. Ascher will be in charge of all of the Firm's operations and will have oversight over Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Facilities, Marketing and Business Development.
"Russell's expertise will be critical in helping the Firm address its goals in the coming years," said Donald Scarinci, Founding Partner of the Firm. "We are delighted to welcome such an experienced and well-rounded Executive Director to our team," Mr. Scarinci continued. "His wealth of knowledge and passion will help the firm move forward, and I am confident that Russell's background and talent make him the ideal person to continue the important work that Larry Kraft has undertaken for the past twenty years."
A senior level financial executive and CPA with more than 25 years of extensive hands-on accounting and auditing experience, Mr. Ascher has a solid track record of leading and advising executive management. He has considerable experience managing the internal finance departments and overseeing the operations of Law firms and Accounting firms, and providing strategic insight and management direction to such firms during mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Ascher arrives from a top twenty accounting and consulting firm where he served as Managing Director in the Finance area, which entailed managing the Firm's internal accounting department. Prior to that, he was the Director of Finance at a New York City law firm where he was responsible for financial reporting, maintaining all records, and supervising the finance department staff. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ascher was the Chief Financial Officer at a large regional law firm where he provided executive leadership and direction to the firm's financial operations.
Mr. Ascher obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University – San Bernardino and became a CPA in 1995.
Outgoing Executive Director Larry Kraft praised Russell Ascher's talents and capabilities. "Russ has a thorough understanding of the legal industry," Mr. Kraft said, noting that "his background, particularly his prior experience as a CFO at a large regional law firm, will afford him the experience that he will need to succeed."
"It's a great honor to join one of the most influential law firms in the area," Mr. Ascher said. "I look forward to working with the attorneys and support staff at Scarinci Hollenbeck, and guiding the Firm as we tackle the future head on."
About Scarinci Hollenbeck
Scarinci Hollenbeck (www.scarincihollenbeck.com) is a New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. law firm that serves a diverse group of clients in numerous industries. The full service, general practice law firm retains a highly trained legal team with expertise in several areas, including, Corporate Transactions and Business Law, Commercial Real Estate, Environmental & Land Use Law, Complex Litigation, Labor & Employment, ERISA, Cyber and Data Privacy Law, E-Discovery, Insurance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights, Public Law, Sports and Entertainment Law, and Tax, Trust & Estate Law. Top-tier personnel, innovative technology and superior client service adds to Scarinci Hollenbeck's reputation as one of the most highly ranked law firms in the New York and New Jersey Metropolitan area.
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