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B.I.G. Livingston To Hold Meeting on “A Smart Woman Knows How to Protect Her Ass(ets)”

LHS graduate, Aimee Schenkel is on the far left, next to attorney Karolina Dehnhard from the law firm of Budd Larner who is speaking this week, and Livingston resident and Livingston B.I.G. pod leader, Jennifer Bronsnick is the second person in a yellow dress from the left. Credits: Mallika Malhotra Credits: Mallika Malhotra
(L to R)  Long Valley Leader Kathy Reidinger, “Housewife” Kim DePaola, Montville Leader and LHS graduade Aimee Schenkel, Summit/New Providence Leader Melanie Wilson and Attorney Karolina Dehnhard model fashions from Posche boutique at the B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow)  “Celebrate the Best Version of You—an Evening of Fun, Fashion, and Celebration” held April 3 at Budd Larner Associates in Short Hills.  
At last month's meetiing, attendees learned about "What Your Emotions Have to Do With Money," given by Geeta Trikha. Credits: Jackie Goldman-Schatell
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SHORT HILLS, NJ – Livingston B.I.G. (Believe inspire Grow), a community-based networking, leadership and support network that provides relevant business information, peer support and motivation to educated women who desire personal and professional fulfillment, is holding its April meeting on Tuesday, April 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Law Offices of Budd Larner, which is located at 150 John F. Kennedy Parkway in Short Hills (adjacent to the Short Hills Mall, on the Bloomingdale's side, with a parking lot separating the complex from Bloomingdale's).

The public and is invited to attend. Check-ins, introductions and an ice breaker will run from 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 p.m., the monthly presentation, A Smart Woman Knows How to Protect Her Ass(ets)” will run from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m., and attendees are encouraged to stay until 11:30 a.m. to network. Those interested in attending can click HERE to register, or just come to the meeting ion Tuesday. Reach out to Jennifer Bronsnick at or 646-522-2123 with questions.

Last month, Geeta Trikha discussed, "What Your Emotions Have to Do With Money." This month, family law attorney Karolina Dehnhard from the law firm of Budd Larner, will lead a presentation on “A Smart Woman Knows How to Protect Her Ass(ets)” where share her personal life experiences and why she is so passionate about helping women protect their hard earned financial assets.

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“Women entrepreneurs work hard, each and every day, to earn money for their businesses,” said Dehnhard. “Understanding your financial rights and when and how your assets may be at risk--even when life throws you a curve—is essential to maintaining your business’ success.”

In this thought-provoking presentation, Dehnhard will share:

  • Which of your financial assets are automatically protected by New Jersey law and which you may need to actively protect;
  • Whether or not you should have joint or solo assets for your business;
  • Tax considerations for your business;
  • Whether your family will be financially protected by your business assets even when unexpected circumstances occur;
  • How the law will value your assets; the difference between passive assets and active assets.
  • How to be best prepared financially for wherever life takes you. 

About Karolina Dehnhard 

Karolina Dehnhard is an associate at the law firm of Budd Larner. She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey in 2009, after receiving her Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from New York Law School in 2009,

Prior to entering the law, Dehnhard enjoyed a successful career in the non-profit sector and was the Assistant Executive Director at Community Access Unlimited, overseeing residential and rehabilitative services for people with developmental disabilities.

Dehnhard is fluent in Polish and continues to maintain community and leadership positions, serving as a commissioner on the Mongil Housing Corporation in Union County, and the leadership committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis foundation Women On the Move, where this year she will serve as Committee Chair for the Luncheon. She also takes an active role in the Polish American community through various volunteer efforts.

Dehnhard is also an adjunct professor at New York Law School teaching a class with a focus on family law and custody evaluations.

All B.I.G. members and prospective members are invited to attend this event.  Visit for a list of all scheduled B.I.G. meetings.

About B.I.G.

Founded in Bernardsville, NJ, the rapidly growing organization offers more than 50 local community meetings each month across five states, ongoing regional networking events, as well as an interactive and informative website. Members of the groups generally join a chapter when they have questions in their lives about whether they have a great business idea that they just never acted on; if they desire to grow an established business and build relationships with smart, savvy women in the community; and/or if they are ready to start making an income and growing their network. Attendance at any first meeting is free.

According to the B.I.G. website, the Ideal B.I.G. member is the entrepreneurial woman who wishes to explore her professional passion; have a balanced and more fulfilled life; wants a proven channel to make her own money, on her own terms; is looking for a positive and supportive environment to brainstorm and build upon her professional ideas; desires business tools to begin building a successful and viable business; wants access to other like-minded entrepreneurial women, with shared goals in communities throughout the B.I.G. network; desires valuable business information from respected industry experts via B.I.G.’s ongoing monthly meetings and special events; and wants access to ongoing networking opportunities (through monthly meetings and special events) that yield both personal and professional positive relationships.

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