Check out all the pictures from that magical night from the Press of Atlantic City.
Pleased to be supporting the Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala for more than 20 years, Susan and Frank Petro of Petro Cohen P.C. enjoyed a delicious dinner last night at Careme’s, the gourmet restaurant fully operated by student chefs at ACCC. The service and food were outstanding and should not be missed!
Congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Annette Giaquinto, Superintendent of Galloway Township Schools, who has retired after nearly 30 years of service to the children and families of Galloway Township! In her honor, the Galloway Township Education Foundation established the Dr. Annette C. Giaquinto Diligence and Integrity Scholarship, which will be awarded to two graduating eighth graders who exemplify those qualities.
Thank you to everyone who attended the lovely celebration for Dr. Giaquinto and for your generous contributions to the Scholarship!
Rich Gaeckle, a Partner in the firm’s Personal Injury department, participated in the New Jersey State Bar Foundation 11th Annual Juried Art Show with his photographic work “Retired”. Artistic members of the New Jersey legal community were invited to submit their work consisting of a variety of visual art mediums. The entries were open for display on December 1st at the New Jersey Law Center as well as in a virtual gallery. The works will continue to be available for viewing at the Law Center and online until December 31st. For more information or to view the entries please visit the New Jersey State Bar Foundation website.
Rich would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s competition and acknowledge all of the talented artists who contributed to the event.
The Petro Cohen team had a wonderful time at their holiday luncheon at the Smithville Inn! All of us at Petro Cohen wish everyone the happiest of holiday seasons.
Attorneys Frank Petro, Susan Petro, and Dan Rosenthal, along with Natalia Gaitan, Workers’ Compensation Legal Assistant from Petro Cohen, P.C., had a great afternoon participating in the Atlantic City Latino Festival, at Bader Field in Atlantic City. The September 17 event was filled with great music, food, and important information. Thank you to the families who visited the Petro Cohen, P.C. tent for balloon art and temporary tattoos!
It was a packed crowd and a fun-filled night at the Galloway Township Middle School last Friday when the Galloway Education Foundation hosted Pocketbook Bingo for the first time in 3 years! In addition to playing Bingo for one of 15 beautiful designer handbags, there were basket raffles and a special raffle to win a Louis Vuitton bag. The GTEF also provided complimentary refreshments. The event raised money to support the students and teachers of Galloway Township. Thank you to everyone for your support and we hope to see you next year!
Last Tuesday at Washington Township’s National Night Out, attorneys Sam Scimeca and Mike Veneziani had a great time passing out Petro Cohen cups and information about workers’ compensation. Next year, look for Petro Cohen, face painting, balloons, and more at your National Night Out!
Petro Cohen attorneys Dan Rosenthal, Mike Veneziani, and Sam Scimeca were proud to sponsor the Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May County’s It’s Time to Tackle Men’s Health event in July. This special event focused on the importance of mental health and featured Lane Johnson of the Philadelphia Eagles as the key speaker. Lane’s speech, along with many others, both male and female, was extremely moving and provided important context for how we must eliminate the stigma associated with mental health issues.
Please check out some photos from the event below and see NBC10’s news story here.
Incorporated in 1982, the Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties works to support and engage members of the Jewish community through meaningful programs and resources. You can visit their site here.
Thanks again to the Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May County for hosting this event and we look forward to supporting them in the future!
Petro Cohen, P.C., was proud to sponsor the 11th Annual Carpenters Union “Hammer It Home” Classic benefiting Special Olympics New Jersey. Petro Cohen partner, Richard Gaekle, and attorney, Michael Veneziani, played in this golf tournament held on Sunday, May 15 at Mays Landing Country Club. It was a fun time supporting a great cause!
Petro Cohen P.C. was proud to sponsor the Jewish Family Service (JFS) March Madness event at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino!
The JFS is a multi-service family counseling agency dedicated to promoting, strengthening, and preserving the community by supporting people in need. The March Madness event was a fun way to raise funds for an important cause. We were happy to be part of it. To learn more about JFS, visit their website: https://www.jfsatlantic.org/.
Pictured: Petro Cohen’s Dan Rosenthal and his wife, Sarah.
As President of the Galloway Township Education Foundation, Susan Petro was thrilled to speak at the annual People of the Year Dinner held on April 7, 2022, honoring the Educators and Support Staff of the Galloway Township School District 2021-2022. Congratulations to all the award recipients and to everyone who supports the kids of Galloway Township.
Congratulations to the 2022 People of the Year Honorees:
The Atlantic Cape Community College is hosting its 39th Annual Restaurant Gala and Petro Cohen P.C. is proud to be a sponsor once again!
Taking place on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at the beautiful Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center, this annual scholarship fundraiser benefits the students in the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College.
This year’s gala will take attendees on an immersive culinary experience and also feature live entertainment, a generous raffle, and a special ceremony celebrating retired Academy of Culinary Arts Dean Chef Kelly McClay and the Mullock Family of Cape May.
We have been sponsoring ACCC’s Annual Restaurant Gala for over 15 years now! We hope to see you there this year.
Tickets and more information are available on ACCC’s website here.
The 2021 Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala was held “Al Fresco” on June 23 providing a unique and COVID-friendly environment for the 38th annual event. Attorneys from Petro Cohen, P.C. were on hand enjoying the beautiful summer night and once again supporting this important fundraiser, which raises scholarship money for students attending the Academy of Culinary Arts.
Petro Cohen, P.C. is proud to once again be a sponsor for the Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala.
The annual Restaurant Gala fundraising event is receiving a fresh and COVID-friendly makeover for 2021. This year’s event, Atlantic Cape’s Gala Goes al Fresco!, is taking place on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. on the outdoor grounds adjacent to the Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City (rain date: Thursday, June 24). Attendees will sample a wide variety of signature dishes, desserts, and beverages from the area’s most popular establishments and enjoy live entertainment from the Dirty Dozen Dance Band.
Now in its 38th year, the Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala has raised well over $3.5 million for scholarships for students attending the Academy of Culinary Arts (ACA) through the generous support of community partners and corporate sponsors. Check out this video of Chef Kelly McClay, Dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts, along with ACA students, discussing the importance of the Restaurant Gala and the scholarship funding it provides to students annually.
Susan Petro, who manages the law firm and heads the Personal Injury Department, said, “It is our pleasure to support this important community event which has helped create opportunities for so many students over the past 38 years. We applaud Atlantic Cape Community College for their ongoing commitment to providing these scholarships as well as for their creativity in putting together a COVID-appropriate event during these difficult times.”
Petro Cohen, P.C. will serve as this year’s “Icing on the Cake Giveaway Sponsor.” In addition to sponsoring the giveaway, a $1,000 scholarship will be granted on behalf of the firm.
For more information about the Restaurant Gala or ways to support Atlantic Cape, please contact Kristin Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 463-3621.
Petro Cohen, P.C. is proud to once again be the Giveaway Sponsor for the 2020 Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, which raises scholarship money for students attending the Academy of Culinary Arts. Petro Cohen has sponsored this important event since 2006.
The attorneys and staff at Petro Cohen, P.C. will be supporting Foster the Family this holiday season by collecting pajamas for foster children now through December 12, 2019.
“We are encouraging our team and our clients to help support this important cause by dropping off donations at our Northfield office location,” said Susan Petro, Managing Partner for Petro Cohen.
All sizes of winter pajamas are needed, from preemies to adults (for older teen children). So that the children can use the pajamas throughout the cold winter months, Foster the Family has asked for any type of winter pajamas EXCEPT holiday specific ones. The pajamas should not be gift wrapped, but may be dropped off in their original packaging or on hangers.
The Foster the Family collection box is in the reception area of the Northfield office of Petro Cohen in the Executive Plaza, 2111 New Road, Suite 202, Northfield, NJ 08225.
Foster the Family exists to support and encourage foster and adoptive families, mobilize and equip the community and church for foster care and adoption, and advocate for vulnerable children. Through collection drives and generous donations of the community, the organization brings practical necessities and comforting support to South Jersey foster families. To learn more, visit FosterTheFamily.org
For more information on Petro Cohen or the PJ collection drive, e-mail info@PetroCohen.com or stop by the Northfield offices.
On August 6, Galloway Township celebrated National Night Out with a special event for parents and kids. The annual community-building campaign promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer and more caring places to live.
Petro Cohen, P.C. Managing Partner, Susan Petro, was on hand representing the Galloway Township Education Foundation (GTEF), where she currently serves as President. Susan is pictured below with Jane Bokunewicz, Secretary, GTEF, and Ryan Smith, Vice President, GTEF.
Huge congratulations to one of Petro Cohen’s outstanding legal assistants, Sandra (Sandy) Sánchez Vásquez on her graduation from Atlantic Cape Community College! The staff and attorneys at PC enjoyed a festive lunch celebrating Sandy’s recent graduation.
On April 24, Petro Cohen, P.C. honored the firm’s many administrative professionals with a celebratory luncheon and gifts. Founding partner, Frank Petro (pictured below – far left), commented, “We are extremely grateful for and proud of our excellent administrative team for their continuous hard work and commitment to excellence!”
Petro Cohen, P.C. was proud to be a gold sponsor for the Annual Galloway Township Education Foundation People of the Year Event. Pictured are Frank and Susan Petro, who is the president of the Foundation.
Petro Cohen, P.C. was once again a sponsor for the 2019 Emanon Players Playbill. Pictured below are Jane Bokunewicz (left) and Susan Petro who recently enjoyed a wonderful performance of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Absegami Performing Arts Center by the Emanon Players. Congratulations to the Absegami Drama Club on another great performance!
It was a fun night at the 36th Annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala! Petro Cohen, P.C. was once again a sponsor for the event, which raises scholarship money for students attending the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College.
The Galloway Township Education Foundation (GTEF) Third Annual Designer Purse Bingo took place Friday, March 8, 2019 and was a huge success with a sold out crowd! Petro Cohen’s Managing Partner, Susan Petro, is this year’s president of GTEF (pictured far right). Susan helped coordinate the event and donated the beautiful bike shown below, which was one of the many great raffle prizes. All of the money raised by the Galloway Township Education Foundation goes to support the students of Galloway Township schools, K through 8. The money from the Designer Purse Bingo is being used to fund educational field trips.
In support of Atlantic City local events, Petro Cohen, P.C. attorneys Frank and Susan Petro joined friends Samir and Neelma Patel at Savor Borgata for a fun food festival celebrating Borgata’s Masters Chefs. Throughout the weekend festival, guests enjoyed meals, cooking demonstrations, and hands on lessons from celebrity chefs Bobby Flay, Michael Symon, and Wolfgang Puck.
For the fifth consecutive year, Petro Cohen, P.C. has partnered with Kids’ Chance of New Jersey (KCNJ) to award a student with financial hardship a “Doctorate Degree” scholarship. The scholarship benefits young adults who have endured financial burdens due to the loss or serious injury of a parent during a workplace accident. The 2018-2019 scholarship recipient is once again South Amboy, NJ resident Scott Kwiatek, who is finishing a Bachelors of Arts degree in Business at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
The law firm partnered with the Kids’ Chance organization in New Jersey since the chapter’s inception in 2012. For the past five years, the Kids’ Chance organization has matched the funds donated by Petro Cohen to help a needy child achieve a bachelor’s degree.
For more information, visit PetroCohen.com/KCNJ
The law firm of Petro Cohen recently celebrated 20 years of serving workers’ compensation, personal injury, and Social Security disability clients throughout southern New Jersey.
Attorneys Susan and Frank Petro were Gold Sponsors of last week’s Galloway Education Foundation Person of the Year event, which drew the biggest turnout ever! The Petros and Petro Cohen Law Firm are longtime supporters of the Galloway Education Foundation.
The Galloway Township Education Foundation is a non-profit, community-based organization established exclusively for charitable and educational purposes in order to secure and distribute contributions from individuals, corporations, businesses, and foundations for the ultimate benefit of students in the Galloway Township Public Schools. Past proceeds from the Foundation fundraisers have advanced instructional improvements in the elementary and middle schools.
Congratulations to GEF on another great fundraising event!
Petro Cohen, P.C. is delighted to once again be a sponsor for Atlantic Cape Foundation’s key fundraising event with proceeds providing scholarships for students attending the Academy of Culinary Arts. Since its inception, the Restaurant Gala has raised more than $3 million for scholarships to support over 200 students.
This year’s event takes place at Harrah’s Atlantic City on Wednesday, March 28. For information or tickets, call (609) 463-3621or click here to visit http://www.atlantic.edu/community/gala/index.html
Despite a bitter nor’easter, the Second Annual Galloway Education Foundation Designer Purse Bingo held on March 2, 2018 packed a full house and was a huge success. Proceeds from this important event raised money for the children of Galloway schools.
Petro Cohen Managing Partner and Personal Injury Attorney, Susan Petro, has served on the Galloway Education Foundation board for numerous years and, along with her husband and fellow Petro Cohen, P.C. Partner, Frank Petro, is a longtime supporter of the Galloway Schools.
Petro Cohen is committed to supporting education and recently assisted a local school teacher through DonorsChoose.org The online charity helps get school supplies to classrooms in need.
Susan Petro commented, “Our children are our greatest asset. We are happy to support our local teachers so they can help kids reach for the stars. They are our future!”
To learn how you can help, visit DonorsChoose.org
In conjunction with Kids’ Chance of New Jersey (KCNJ), Petro Cohen, P.C.recently awarded their fourth consecutive “Doctorate Degree” scholarship to a student with financial hardship. Frank and Susan Petro presented the 2017-18 scholarship recipient, Scott Kwiatek of South Amboy, NJ, with a check for $10,000 at the KCNJ Gala on July 13, 2017.
Scott Kwiatek was just two months old when his father was tragically killed during a freak accident at work. It was a life changing event, which left Scott’s mom struggling with finances. “Without the help of the generous scholarship that Petro Cohen and Kids’ Chance provided to me, I would not have been able to afford a college degree at my dream school, NJIT,” Kwiatek said.
If you know of a deserving student whose parent was fatally or catastrophically injured in a work related accident, we encourage you to direct him or her to http://www.kidschancenj.org/scholarships/ for a scholarship application and more information on the award criteria.
For the fourth consecutive year, the law firm of Petro Cohen has teamed up with Kids’ Chance of New Jersey (KCNJ) to award a student with financial hardship a “Doctorate Degree” scholarship. The scholarship benefits young adults who have endured financial burdens due to the loss or serious injury of a parent during a workplace accident. The 2017-18 scholarship recipient is once again Scott Kwiatek of South Amboy, NJ, currently pursuing a Bachelors of Arts degree in Business at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
For more information on Kids’ Chance of New Jersey, visit http://www.kidschancenj.org/
The Galloway Education Foundation recently hosted a Designer Purse Bingo fundraiser. Susan Petro, along with Barb Kirner and Jane Bokunewicz (pictured below), organized the event which was a huge success raising funds for the children of Galloway Schools.
Having fun at the GEF Designer Purse Bingo were (left to right) Joanna Boulazeris, Susan Petro, Neelma Patel, and Lauren Leek Krawiec.
PC was honored April 7, 2017 at the Annual Galloway Township Education Foundation (GEF) “People of the Year” Dinner held at the Carriage House in Galloway. The law firm and the Petros, who are longtime supporters of the Galloway school system, were recognized in the category of Business Advocate for Education. Pictured are (left to right) Susan Petro, GEF Board Member since 2011; Dr. Annette Giaquinto, GEF’s Executive Director and Superintendent of Galloway Schools; and Frank Petro.
Atlantic Cape Community College celebrated 50 years at this year’s Atlantic City Restaurant Gala fundraiser. Joining in on the night’s festivities are (left to right) Frank and Susan Petro, Bridget and Dr. John Gaffney, Sophie Girgis and Steve Lubcher.
The attorneys and staff at Petro Cohen celebrated the holiday season with a luncheon last week at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Atlantic City. From all of us at Petro Cohen, P.C., we wish you the happiest and healthiest of holiday seasons!
Susan and Frank Petro recently attend the American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence in Washington, DC. Frank Petro is a former President of the leading professional organization for New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers and judges, The Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court, which has a membership of approximately 150 lawyers and judges throughout the State. He also served as one of 38 National Trustees for the American Inns of Court Foundation, the nation’s leading professional organization promoting legal excellence, professionalism, ethics, and civility for United States judges and lawyers, and held the position of Treasurer from 2008 to 2012. Almost 150,000 judges and lawyers across the United States have participated in the American Inns of Court program.
Congratulations to the City of Absecon and all of the dedicated individuals who worked tirelessly to build a lasting and beautiful tribute to those who lost their lives and were injured on September 11, 2001. Absecon’s 9-11 Memorial on Mill Road in Heritage Park was dedicated on September 11, 2016 in a moving tribute to those lost and wounded. Frank and Susan Petro attended the Dedication.
Susan Petro, Esq. and Petro Cohen support the Hispanic Lawyers Organization of South Jersey with a donation of backpacks and school supplies which they are collecting for elementary school children in the community.
Attorneys from Petro Cohen recently attended the Kids’ Chance of NJ (KCNJ) Gala and presented a scholarship award at the event. For the past three years, the firm has partnered with the KCNJ organization to award a student with financial hardship a “Doctorate Degree” scholarship. The scholarship benefits young adults enduring financial burdens due to the loss or serious injury of a parent during a workplace accident.
The 2016-17 scholarship recipient was Scott Kwiatek of South Amboy, NJ, currently pursuing a Bachelors of Arts degree in Business at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Frank and Susan Petro presented the $10,000 scholarship award to Scott at the KCNJ Gala (pictured below).
Special thank you to all our clients and friends who “liked” Petro Cohen on Facebook over the past month. With your help, the firm was able to raise an additional $1,000+ for Kids’ Chance of NJ!
Susan Petro joined her good friend Fran Coppola, who was honored at a luncheon Friday, June 24, 2016 at the Smithville Inn. Fran was named as the 2016 United Way “Power of the Purse” honoree for being an outstanding leader, advocate and philanthropist. Fran (left) is pictured with her husband, Tony, and Susan Petro. Congratulations and thank you for all you do for our community!
For the third year in a row, Petro Cohen has partnered with Kids’ Chance of New Jersey (KCNJ) to award a student with financial hardship a “Doctorate Degree” scholarship. The scholarship benefits young adults enduring financial burdens due to the loss or serious injury of a parent during a workplace accident. The 2016-17 scholarship recipient is Scott Kwiatek of South Amboy, NJ, currently pursuing a Bachelors of Arts degree in Business at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
Kwiatek was just two months old when his father was tragically killed in a building explosion while working at a medical transportation company. Scott says, “There were many days that I had wished I had a Dad around to talk to, play ball with and be proud of me. My Mom and I struggled financially.”
For three consecutive years, the Kids’ Chance organization has matched the funds donated by Petro Cohen to help a child attend a four-year college. Petro Cohen has been a strong, active supporter of Kids’ Chance of America’s NJ state chapter since its inception in 2012. “Our hope is that this scholarship opportunity will help deserving young people pursue their educational dreams,” Frank Petro, Esq. said.
To be eligible for the scholarship program, applicants must have a parent who has been fatally or catastrophically injured in a work-related accident, meet the criteria of the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act, and have a resulting financial need. Interested applicants can download the Scholarship Application by clicking here. All applications will be reviewed by an independent Kids’ Chance of NJ committee and announced by the organization’s Scholarship Committee.
Petro cohen attorneys attended the recent Cape May Forum Farm to Table Dinner at Congress Hall. Thanks to our friends at Exit Zero Magazine for photos included in their April 28 issue. https://issuu.com/exitzero/docs/v14_n12
Petro Cohen Law Firm signed on as a $5,000 sponsor for the 33rd Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, taking place March 24, in the Avalon Ballroom of Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center. The firm has been longstanding supporters of the Restaurant Gala and the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation.
Petro Cohen, P.C. is a proud sponsor of the 10U EHT Eagles Travel Baseball Organization.
Once again, Petro Cohen was a sponsor for the Restaurant Gala, benefiting Atlantic Cape Community College. Pictured (left to right) are ACCC students Jen Bell and Devon Larkins, along with ACCC student and PC client, Briar Gibbons, with Susan and Frank Petro.
The law firm of Petro Cohen has partnered with Kids’ Chance of New Jersey on a new scholarship program, hoping to make a difference in the life of a young adult whose parent has been fatally or seriously injured in a New Jersey workplace accident. At a recent fundraising dinner, Petro Cohen attorneys presented a check for $10,000 to the first scholarship recipient, Scott Kwiatek. The new Petro Cohen and Kids’ Chance of NJ Scholarship is being offered for four consecutive years. To be eligible for the scholarship grant, applicants must have a parent who has been fatally or catastrophically injured in a work-related accident, meeting the criteria of the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act and resulting in financial need. Click here to download the Scholarship Application. All applications will be reviewed by an independent Kids’ Chance of NJ committee and announced by the organization’s Scholarship Committee.
Petro Cohen, P.C. recently was a sponsor for the Galloway Education Foundation’s annual fundraising dinner. The Foundation’s Executive Director and Superintendent of Galloway Schools, Dr. Annette Giaquinto (left), is pictured with firm attorney and Foundation Member, Susan Petro, at the recent event.
Petro Cohen was proud to once again be a sponsor of the 2014 Restaurant Gala, which took place at Bally’s Atlantic City last month. The annual fundraiser supports educational endeavors at Atlantic Cape Community College. Pictured at the gala is Dr. Samir Patel (left) with Susan and Frank Petro.
The first Kids’ Chance of New Jersey Annual Scholarship Gala was a huge success, raising over $75,000 for scholarships to children of individuals seriously injured on the job or while at work. As a premiere event sponsor, Petro Cohen was well represented at the gala. Pictured below (left to right) are Barry Cohen, Susan Petro, Frank Petro
For more information on supporting Kids’ Chance NJ, please visit www.kidschancenj.org or email info@KidsChanceNJ.org.