A law firm in Garden City has appointed its first chairman, while also naming its next managing partner.
Marc Hamroff, who had served as managing partner at Moritt Hock & Hamroff for more than 25 years, is assuming the role of chairman. Michael Cardello III, a long-standing member of the firm’s management committee and former chair of the litigation practice, was elected managing partner.
The focus of the chairman role has been established to focus on spearheading client service, overseeing the firm’s long-term vision and executing its long-term plan.
“We have experienced significant growth in the past few years and Michael has been an important part of that expansion,” Hamroff said in a written statement. “He has been part of our team since 1997 and has earned the respect and trust of all who have worked with him. Going forward, I cannot think of anyone who is better equipped to assume this role.”
The 90-person firm was founded in 1980, and in addition to Long Island, has offices in New York City and Florida,
“I am humbled that my partners had the confidence to allow me to continue in the footsteps of my mentor and friend,” Cardello said in a written statement. “Under Marc’s leadership, our firm has become a real force in the legal industry, and I expect the growth that we have seen to only accelerate in the coming years. As chairman, Marc will continue to be a major presence in the firm, and moving forward, will continue to impart his vast experience and knowledge with our leadership team.”
Hamroff said that he considers it “still a great thrill for me to mentor our lawyers and future firm leaders in furtherance of the long-term success of the firm. My new role will also provide me with more time to focus on serving the needs of our clients. It is always gratifying to feel that you are an important part of both our firm and our clients’ success.”