The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) this week announced the appointment of a new chair and vice chair of the Clients’ Security Board (CSB), and the appointment of two new members to the board.
Massachusetts Bar Association member Gary M. Weiner was named chair effective Jan. 10, 2023. He has been a CSB member for four years and most recently served as vice chair. Weiner is the sole shareholder of Weiner Law Firm PC in Springfield, where his primary area of practice is bankruptcy, commercial litigation and collections. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and Suffolk University Law School.
Fellow MBA member Sally R. Gaglini was named vice chair. She has been a CSB member for three years and most recently served as secretary. Gaglini is the founder of the Gaglini Law Group LLC, and her practice is concentrated in probate, fiduciary and family law, and entertainment law with a specialized emphasis on young performers. She is a graduate of Brandeis University and Suffolk University Law School.
The new members are attorneys Lauren F. Olanoff and Tal M. Unrad. They were each appointed for a term of five years, ending Dec. 1, 2027. They fill the positions formerly held by attorneys David R. Chenelle, who served as chair, and Steven B. Stein, who served as treasurer.
Olanoff is a partner at Egan, Flanagan and Cohen PC in Springfield, where her primary area of practice is civil litigation. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Tulane University Law School.
Unrad is a partner at ArentFox Schiff LLP in Boston, where he concentrates his practice on commercial transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and distressed transactions. He is a graduate of Tufts University and the University of Connecticut School of Law.
The CSB was established by the SJC in 1974 as an independent administrative body to preserve the public’s trust in the legal profession by reimbursing clients whose lawyers have stolen their funds.