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Vesper Holdings Expands Its Student Housing Portfolio Into North Carolina

New York City, New York, 05/03/2017 /SubmitPressRelease123/

Vesper Holdings (“Vesper”), a privately-held real estate investment firm based in New York City, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Campus Crossing Sherwood Forest (“Sherwood Forest”) in Greensboro, North Carolina. With this latest transaction, Vesper’s student housing portfolio now totals over 16,000 beds. Sherwood Forest is the tenth student housing community that Vesper has acquired over the past 12 months.

Sherwood Forest is a 790-bed apartment community that caters to students enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The property is located pedestrian to the UNC Greensboro campus and features a diverse set of floor plans ranging from one- to four- bedroom units. Apartments include large fully-equipped kitchens, full-sized washers and dryers, along with high-speed internet connections. Sherwood Forest offers students a full range of amenities including a 12,000 square foot clubhouse, swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center wtih rock wall, spin and yoga studios, computer lab, game room, movie theater, tanning beds, volleyball court, and 42” TVs.

Vesper is planning to execute a complete renovation/rebranding of Sherwood Forest and intends to invest $1.8 million in capital expenditures. Property improvements will include a renovation of the units and amenities, as well as extensive enhancements to the property’s exteriors and substantial technology upgrades throughout the complex.

Vesper purchased Sherwood Forest at a discounted price of $36.45 million from a local owner in an off-market transaction. The acquisition is expected to generate double-digit net cash yields per annum.

“Our acquisition of Sherwood Forest is part of a strategy to purchase well-located properties with superior risk-adjusted returns,” commented Isaac Sitt, co-founder and principal of Vesper Holdings. “Since we were able to acquire this asset off-market at a discounted price, we are in a position to invest necessary capital and offer this market-leading property at competitive rental rates. We are pleased to add Sherwood Forest to our rapidly growing student housing portfolio. We look forward to further expanding our footprint in North Carolina with additional acquisitions in the near future.”

Vesper’s student housing portfolio is among the 10 largest in the United States. Vesper’s portfolio, including Sherwood Forest, is managed by Vesper’s in-house student housing management company Campus Life & Style (CLS).

About Vesper Holdings

Founded by Elliot J. Tamir and Isaac J. Sitt, Vesper Holdings is a privately-held real estate investment firm based in New York City. Vesper Holdings’ diverse portfolio includes student housing, retail, mixed use, office buildings and parking structures. Vesper Holdings ranks as one of the top 10 student housing owners in the United States. Its real estate portfolio consists of 41 properties, including over 16,000 student housing beds. Vesper Holdings anticipates growing its student housing portfolio to 25,000 beds over the next two years.

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Philadelphia Dog Bite Injury Lawyer Discusses PA As A Top State For Dog Bites

Philadelphia, 05/02/2017 /SubmitPressRelease123/

A new report released by State Farm Insurance reveals the top states for dog bites. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania makes the list. New Jersey’s neighbor, New York, also tops the list of the states with the highest number of dog bites. The report also features some alarming statistics about dog bite cases, adds Rand Spear New Jersey and Philadelphia dog bite lawyer.

Stats from the State Farm Dog Bite Report

According to the report, State Farm has seen a 15 percent jump in dog bite claims in just a one-year period. In 2016, State Farm said it paid out over $121 million for over 3,600 dog bite claims.

The report also lists the top 10 states for dog-related injury claims:

California – 433 claims
Illinois – 323 claims
Ohio – 211 claims
Pennsylvania – 200 claims
Texas – 168 claims
Michigan – 167 claims
New York – 156 claims
Indiana – 137 claims
Georgia – 125 claims
Minnesota – 122 claims

Tips for Staying Safe Around Dogs

The report also offers advice from a canine expert on how to stay safe around dogs. Tips include:

Familiarize yourself with canine “body language” – Dog expressions and behaviors aren’t always the same as the expressions and reactions humans use. For example, a dog yawning may not be a sign of tiredness. Instead, it’s usually an indication that a dog is annoyed.
Give dogs plenty of space – Animals can feel threatened when they’re crowded. Let a dog choose to be near you — not the other way around.
Treat dogs humanely – Dogs that are well treated are less likely to lash out. Never use physical punishment, pain, or fear as a training method.

Dog trainers point out that 65 percent of American households have a dog. If you’re a dog owner, it’s important to be a responsible one. Invest in obedience training, and make sure that any children in your household or family know how to safely interact with your dog. Parents of young children should also take time to teach their kids about dog safety — something that’s important regardless of whether their household has a dog.

Rand Spear a Philadelphia dog bite lawyer explains, “Many people treat their dogs like family members. Dogs may be ‘man’s best friend,’ but they are still animals. They have instincts, and when they’re frightened or in pain, they react instinctively. Responsible dog owners always make sure that their pets are properly trained and kept on a leash or inside a closed fence when they’re outside.”

Contact a Philadelphia Dog Bite Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog, you have important rights. Don’t wait to speak to a dog bite lawyer about your case. Protect your rights by calling Philadelphia and New Jersey dog bite lawyer Rand Spear today at 877-GET-RAND.


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Overpass Scene Of Several Accidents Says Boca Truck Accident Lawyer Joe Osborne


Boca Raton, FL, USA, 05/02/2017 /SubmitPressRelease123/

Earlier this month a tragedy took place in Boca Raton. A tow truck driver, while trying to secure a crashed tractor trailer, fell 30 feet to his death from an Interstate 95 overpass. The tractor trailer overturned at an exit ramp notorious for truck accidents. Boca truck accident lawyer Joe Osborne says often these types of accidents are caused by negligent truck drivers.

There have been at least six major wrecks in the past five years near the Peninsula Corp. A Drive overpass that leads to Congress Avenue in Boca Raton, reports the Sun Sentinel.

According to the article, “Drivers just aren’t slowing down when they leave the interstate,” (Florida Department of Transportation) FDOT Public Information Director Barbara Kelleher said….“They’re not adhering to the signs and pavement markings or slowing down to make the turns safely.”

The truck left southbound I-95 when it failed to turn right, struck a concrete center median, veered left and overturned on its right side, resting on the bridge wall.

Richard Randolph, 69, from West Boca, who worked for Emerald Towing in Pompano Beach, went to the scene where he stepped over the bridge wall, onto a concrete maintenance platform on the outside of the overpass before falling off the edge of the overpass. It’s believed he was trying to secure the trailer.

Randolph planned to retire in November when he turned 70 and move with his wife Judy to northern Florida. The two have ten children and 23 grandchildren.

The truck driver, Adrian Figueredo of Miami, was evaluated at the scene but not taken to the hospital. He was cited for fatigue, driving beyond the eleven hour limit in a fourteen hour period mandated for commercial truck drivers as well as failing to negotiate a right turn.

In August of last year a tractor trailer broke through the concrete barrier on the overpass and its cab hung above motorists traveling on I-95. The driver stated he thought he was entering an express lane, not an off-ramp, and was traveling about 65 mph at the time of the accident, reports WPTV.

Last March a tractor trailer crash occurred on Congress Avenue, closing the entrance ramps to I-95 in both directions for several hours, according to WPTV. Police reported the semi truck rear-ended a sedan as it was exiting southbound I-95 sending the sedan across a median. The truck hit the wall near the I-95 entrance ramp, preventing it from falling over the edge. The truck driver was cited for careless driving along with logbook and commercial driver’s license violations.

FDOT plans to paint lane pavement with “exit lane only” messages and turn arrows by this summer. Signs will also be posted warning drivers to slow down as they are approaching a stoplight and the turn onto Peninsula Corp. Drive. Though signs can help prevent accidents they won’t do any good if truck drivers are too tired to notice them or obey them.

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury caused by an accident involving a tractor trailer, contact Boca truck accident lawyer Joe Osborne at (561) 800-4011 or fill out this online contact form. You can discuss your case, how the law may apply and your best legal options to protect your rights and obtain compensation for your injuries.

For additional information on this topic please read: Fewer Regs, More Unsafe Trucks? Asks Boca Truck Accident Lawyer Joe Osborne
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How A Patent Lawyer Can Protect Your Invention

Dallas, Texas, United States, 05/02/2017 /SubmitPressRelease123/

A good patent lawyer will be able to help you determine whether your invention can be protected by registration with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). As part of the process, you’ll learn the type of patent you’ll want to get to for your intellectual property.

What Is A U.S. Patent?

If the USPTO ultimately determines your invention a “new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof,” then the federal government will grant you the exclusive right to make, use or sell your intellectual property for 14 to 20 years, depending upon the type of patent. If others want to legally use your invention during that time, they have to pay you for the privilege (license) of doing so.

What About A U.S. Provisional Patent?

Like a unicorn, that really doesn’t exist. However, there are some circumstances justifying the need to file a provisional patent application (PPA) for your invention with the USPTO first, especially as the U.S. has now adopted a “First to File” (and no longer a “First to Invent”) patent system, in order to establish priority.

Note that if one files a PPA, it must be “converted” to a regular, non-provisional application within 12 months of filing the PPA, else the PPA is automatically deemed abandoned, i.e. you’ll lose the benefits of filing the provisional app and be statutorily barred from filing the non-provisional application thereafter.

Types of U.S. Patents

Although a provisional patent does not exist (just a PPA), there are 3 types of patents the USPTO can issue depending upon what you’ve invented. Your Registered Patent Attorney will be able to identify the kind of patent you should seek and prepare the application for the USPTO to examine.

This may be the most critical part of a patent: the patent application!

It’s the properly drafted application that can maximize your property and legal rights.

Patent types include:

• Utility Patents
• Design Patents
• Plant Patents

Most patents are utility patents. In rare circumstances, a proposed invention may qualify for more than one type of patent, and/or qualify for copyright protection and/or trademark protection. A Registered Patent Attorney can help.

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NFM Lending Salutes Sergeant First Class Gregory Wood

Linthicum, MD, United States, 05/02/2017 /SubmitPressRelease123/

NFM Lending is pleased to honor Sergeant First Class (SFC) Gregory Wood as the NFM Salute for May 2017.

SFC Wood has been a service member with the United States Army for over 26 years. He started at the young age of 19 in 1990 and immediately was stationed in Germany. After his initial two years of service, he continued with the Maryland National Guard. Once the tragedy of 9/11 clouded our nation, SFC Wood was recalled to active duty, and has served tours for Operation Noble Eagle in Washington, D.C., and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He currently serves full-time for the Maryland Army National Guard, and is responsible for the State of Maryland National Guard’s training budget, where he has made great strides in the development of new standards of practice. He was most recently honored with the Meritorious Service Medal for his efforts. He is the father to three daughters and a stepson.

Wood was nominated for the NFM Salute by NFM Lending Branch Manager, Jennifer Cook.

“I had the pleasure of helping Greg and his fiancée, Misty, purchase their home earlier this year,” said Cook. “Misty and I wanted to acknowledge Greg’s long-term service to his country. SFC Wood is the all-American hero.”

NFM Salutes is an initiative in which one military member or Veteran is chosen each month to be honored as the “Salute of the Month.” Salutes are chosen from nominations on the NFM Salute website, The “Salute of the Month” will be featured on the website with a brief biography and information about his or her service, and NFM Lending will make a $2,500 donation to a military or Veteran non-profit in the Salute’s name. Wood chose the Gary Sinise Foundation to receive this month’s donation.

Selected NFM Salutes may choose from one of the following four non-profits: Platoon 22, AnySoldier, Soldier’s Wish, and the Gary Sinise Foundation. NFM looks forward to the opportunity to continue to honor military and Veterans through the NFM Salute initiative.

About NFM Lending

NFM Lending is a mortgage lending company currently licensed in 29 states in the U.S. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to customers and the community. NFM Lending has firmly planted itself in the home loan marketplace as “America’s Common Sense Residential Mortgage Lender.™” For more information about NFM Lending, visit, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter.

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Alexander Santos Joins Bionical To Expand And Synchronize Clinical Services

Hillsborough, NJ, USA, 05/02/2017 /SubmitPressRelease123/

Bionical, a global partner to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry has announced that Alexander Santos has joined the team as a Vice President of Business Development – Clinical.

This move comes after Bionical announced the acquisition of Emas Pharma, a global clinical research organization, in November 2016 to complement the existing clinical trial services division on which Bionical was founded. Strategically, Bionical has bridged clinical services, bringing together both the clinical research and clinical trials divisions under one umbrella to create a more robust and streamlined service to its clients.

For Alexander Santos, a veteran to the pharmaceutical industry with over twenty years of experience in a clinical setting, joining Bionical was a natural fit for both him and the company. On becoming part of the team Alex says, “I was drawn to the company’s mission to improve patient outcomes, and the structure of the clinical division was setup in a way that would truly help our clients accomplish this. The integration of clinical services has structurally been a welcome change that really benefits our clients. I’m also looking forward to working alongside such a strong and dedicated staff at Bionical.”

Executive Director, Business Development, Jonathan Waring-Hughes comments, “Alex’s vast experience in the clinical arena have already made him a valuable asset to Bionical. We look forward to having him further develop and foster the clinical partnerships we pride ourselves on as a company. We believe this in turn will help us provide even better solutions for our clients.”

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About Bionical

Bionical provides high quality solutions to pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and public health companies in the global healthcare industry.

With a mission to improve health outcomes, the services offered at Bionical accelerate product and treatment development and enhance communication and engagement with healthcare professionals and patients. Bionical’s services span the product lifecycle and include comparator supply for clinical trials, contract research support, clinical educator services, field sales teams, call center support, recruitment, digital and educational platforms.

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Why You Should Take Photos After A Truck Accident

Dallas, 05/01/2017 /SubmitPressRelease123/

Although smartphones can be a distraction behind the wheel, they can also be put to good use after a car wreck or truck wreck.  

If you’re like the 77 percent of Americans that own a smartphone, according to Pew Research, you are learning to balance having one in the car while striking a balance of safety and security behind the wheel.

In the world of personal injury law, we believe smartphones can also be put to good use after an accident — especially if you’re involved in an accident with a semi-truck. “While it’s important to take photos following a semi-truck accident, you should only do so if your health permits it,” says Amy Witherite, Eberstein Witherite co-founder and principal. “If you’re injured in the crash, don’t compromise your well-being or your safety in an effort to take pictures of the scene.”

Here are four reasons why you should use your phone’s camera to take pictures after a tractor-trailer collision:

Preserve Important Evidence

The reality is that motor vehicle accident scenes take place outdoors. Even just one hard rainfall can wash away important evidence before investigators can get to it. Also, police must work quickly to clear debris from the road to prevent other motorists from hitting it. When you take photos immediately following an accident, the scene where your car wreck or truck wreck took place is forever preserved in the photographs.

Get Accurate Photos

As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Photographic evidence of any motor vehicle accident is compelling because it gives people a real-life visual of what happened. When a person reads an account of a crash, they’re forced to imagine what it looked like at the time. With pictures, however, that guesswork goes away. The photos can be a powerful tool for any personal injury lawyer in a settlement or a trial.  

Get Evidence of the Surroundings and Environment

In many cases, weather or specific road conditions play a role in a car wreck, truck wreck, or even a large semi-truck crash. After an accident, it’s important to take photos of every vehicle involved, as well as the road conditions and any other surrounding conditions that may have contributed to the crash. For example, a sharp curve in the road could factor into why a semi jackknifed or lost control. In these cases, it’s critical to preserve evidence of the conditions surrounding the accident.

Photograph Injuries

In addition to taking photos of the vehicles, the road, and the weather, you should also use your camera to photograph your own injuries following the accident. Also be sure to continue taking pictures for several days after the accident, as many injuries continue to show worsening symptoms as time passes. For example, bruises may actually get worse in the days following an accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured in any motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to damages for your injuries or losses. Don’t wait to speak to an attorney about your rights. Call an experienced Texas truck accident lawyer right away to discuss the next steps in your case.  


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Pam Knouse Named Director Of Operations At NFM Lending

Linthicum, MD, United States, 05/01/2017 /SubmitPressRelease123/

NFM Lending, a national provider of residential mortgage products and services, is pleased to announce the promotion of Pam Knouse to Director of Operations. She will have the primary responsibility of continuing to streamline their operations and advance the interests of NFM, its clients, and partners.

Knouse, who brings with her over 25 years of mortgage industry experience, has been instrumental in helping to expand NFM’s national presence in her former Operations Manager position. She has been with NFM since July 2009 and during her tenure has been responsible for closing, post-closing, trailing documentation, insuring, and systems administration. She also spearheaded the company’s Ginnie Mae initiative, is a member of the company’s Executive Team, and won the company’s President’s Award in 2015.

“Working for NFM has been a wonderful experience and this opportunity to continue to grow professionally is an honor,” said Knouse. “NFM is at the forefront of so many great things going on in the mortgage industry. I look forward to continuing to support the organization in this new role as we move towards an exciting future.”

“Pam has such a comprehensive understanding of the industry and an incredible knowledge basis,” said Bob Tyson, COO/CAO of NFM Lending. “Pam’s can-do attitude coupled with her vision is a critical part of NFM’s operational success. Her problem-solving ability is second to none, and I know I speak for all of the NFM team that we are truly blessed to have Pam as part of our family.”

About NFM Lending

NFM Lending is a mortgage lending company currently licensed in 29 states in the U.S. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to customers and the community. NFM Lending has firmly planted itself in the home loan marketplace as “America’s Common Sense Residential Mortgage Lender.™” For more information about NFM Lending, visit, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter.

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4 Tips After A Car Accident – Explained By Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer

Philadelphia, 05/01/2017 /SubmitPressRelease123/

“Exchange insurance information.” It’s something all drivers know they’re supposed to do immediately following a car accident. As long as you’re not too injured to do so, you should always get the other driver’s insurance info., says Rand Spear Philadelphia accident lawyer. But what happens if the other driver simply refuses to hand the information over? Is your car accident case a lost cause?

Not so fast. If another motorist refuses to disclose their insurance information, there are several steps you should take:

Don’t Get Into a Confrontation

The worst thing you can do is get involved in an altercation with the other driver. In many cases, people are upset and even angry after a collision. If the other driver is too agitated to hand over their insurance details, stay calm. Your safety should be your top priority. Don’t compromise it by insisting that the other driver disclose their insurance info.

If the other driver speeds off after the accident without stopping, do not chase after them in your vehicle. This puts you in an extremely dangerous situation that can lead to serious injuries. Let the police handle tracking down a hit and run driver. Pennsylvania law makes it illegal for motorists to leave the scene of a car accident involving injury or death. You can be sure the police will be vigilant about tracking down the person who fled the accident scene.

Contact the Police

As soon as you can safely do so, contact the police. Let them know that you’ve been in a car accident and that the other motorist refused to give you their insurance information.

Write Down the Car’s License Plate Number

You should also write down the other driver’s license plate number as soon as possible. If you delay, there’s a chance you could forget it. The police can use this information to quickly track and locate the other driver. The other motorist might not want to hand over their insurance information to you, but they won’t have any choice but to disclose it to the police.

Tip: If you have a smartphone, use your phone’s camera to snap a quick photo of the other driver’s license plate — just make sure you do so discreetly in the event the other driver is being belligerent or uncooperative.

Call a Car Accident Lawyer

Finally, you should call an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as you can. PA car accident lawyer Rand Spear explains, “Experienced car accident attorneys know how to find defendants who try to sidestep their obligations. Your lawyer will work with you and the authorities to find the individual responsible for your accident.”

Contact a Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer Today

Have you been injured in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence? Don’t wait to speak to a personal injury lawyer about your case. Protect your rights by calling Philadelphia and New Jersey car accident lawyer Rand Spear today at 877-GET-RAND.


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ROI-Focused Online Marketing Company Moves To Winter Springs!


Winter Springs, Florida, USA, 05/01/2017 /SubmitPressRelease123/

Winter Springs, FL is the new home of Clarity Creative Group, an online marketing and Orlando web redesign firm specializing in small businesses generating revenues up to $5 million annually. 

Clarity Creative has launched their revolutionary CLEAR process, saving clients time and money on their online marketing efforts. CLEAR stands for Connect & Learn, Execute, Analyze, and Research, the main axioms of Clarity’s success projection for businesses. Starting from the first meeting, The Discovery Session, Clarity’s team works to understand each unique business and develop actionable items to execute in a cohesive strategy. Once implemented, every aspect of data is analyzed and researched to produce the most value and return on investment.

Lauren Farrell, the Marketing Lead for Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy in Clermont said of Clarity, “If you want results – hire Clarity Creative. They take the time to really understand your business, your goals and can make magic happen even with lean budgets.” 

Clarity Creative Group’s CLEAR Process brings new vision for Orlando online marketing to Winter Springs.

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