Stark & Stark is proud to congratulate Shareholder Dolores R. Kelley for being selected by NJBiz as a recipient of the 2016 Forty Under 40 Award.
Dolores R. Kelley is not only a respected Shareholder at Stark & Stark, she is the Practice Leader for the firm’s Beer and Spirit Group where she is responsible for driving the team’s entity formation, intellectual property, licensing, real estate, finance and operations activities in the growing brewery, brew pub, and distillery marketplace. Ms. Kelley also handles a wide range of matters for the real estate industry, including commercial, transactional, condominium and homeowner association formation and leasing; and represents lenders in commercial loan transactions. Ms. Kelley joined Stark & Stark in September of 2008 and is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Ms. Kelley is an advocate for diversity in the legal profession recognizing the obstacles to entry and recognition in the field. She is an active member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, as well as a member of the firm’s Women’s Initiative. Her dedication to these important initiatives is not just limited to education, as she is a working mother of two children who not only manages to balance her life, but excels at it.
Ms. Kelley melds her family and business interests with her passion for others through her involvement in various community activities. She is a member of the Mercer County Board of Trustees for the Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton. She is also an active member of the organization’s Walk of Hope event committee, which raises money to promote strong families and reduce poverty.
As a member of the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce and its Young Professionals Committee (YPC), where she served as Co-Chair from 2014-2015, Ms. Kelley partners with non-profit organizations dedicated to helping young professionals succeed and assisting those members of diverse classes in overcoming obstacles and leveling the playing field. In recognition of her many volunteer efforts, Miss Kelley was honored as the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Month in March 2014.