Levin gains honor as franchise lawyer

Benjamin A. Levin, managing partner of the Voorhees office of the law firm Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, has been selected for inclusion in the "International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers 2008" for the third consecutive year.

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Levin, who lives in Cherry Hill, was nominated by his peers in the national franchise bar.

Levin is in charge of the firm's franchise and distribution group and is a member of the mergers and acquisitions group.

Cirucci wins award for law-related PR

Daniel A. Cirucci of Cherry Hill, a lecturer in corporate communication at Penn State-Abington and a former president of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association, recently received a national award for his law-related public relations work.

Cirucci was presented the E.A. "Wally" Richter Leadership Award by the National Association of Bar Executives' Communication Section. The Richter award is the highest honor that the section can bestow on a member. It recognizes "outstanding professional achievement and extraordinary service to colleagues."

A public relations consultant, Cirucci also has lectured at Rowan University, Temple University and Arcadia University.

Cherry Hill hospital cited for stroke care

Kennedy Memorial Hospitals–University Medical Center/Cherry Hill has received the American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines SM–Stroke bronze performance achievement award.

The award recognizes Kennedy's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

To receive the award, Kennedy-Cherry Hill consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the stroke program for 90 days. The guidelines include aggressive use of medications, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol-reducing drugs, and smoking cessation.

Rothkoff to chair elder law section

Cherry Hill lawyer Jerold E. Rothkoff has been elected chairman of the elder and disability law section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Rothkoff, who also practices elder law in Philadelphia and Trevose, has been an advocate for the elderly and disabled for more than 15 years.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Rothkoff obtained his law degree from the Widener University School of Law, and worked at a Philadelphia law firm before opening his own elder-law practice in 2000.

Bezich named VP at Camden college

Louis S. Bezich has been named vice president for administrative services at Camden County College.

Bezich, 52, of Haddon Township, replaced Melissa Hopp, who left the college in June to take a position at Community College of Baltimore County.

Bezich holds a master's degree in public policy from Rutgers University and has owned a consulting firm, Haddonfield-based Public Solutions Inc., for more than a decade.

After serving as a consultant to Camden County College in 1998, he joined the administration in 1999 as a part-time executive assistant to the president. Upon leaving that post in 2003, he resumed his duties as a consultant. He will serve in that capacity until assuming his vice presidency on Jan. 2.