Mr. Parker is an attorney, born in Mount Holly, New Jersey; attended Bucknell University, where he received his A.B. in 1957, served in the U.S. Army and was admitted to the bar in 1962 after receiving his LL.B. from Rutgers University Law School.
From 1962 until 2003, Mr. Parker was employed at Parker, McCay & Criscuolo, P.C. where he was President, Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Litigation Department. He was formerly a Director of the Bank of Mid Jersey, a Director of Multi Hospital Mutual Insurance Company Bermuda and Multi Hospital Mutual Insurance Company of the Cayman Islands and a Trustee of the Nexus Healthcare Systems, now Virtua.
In 1976, he was President of the New Jersey Defense Association and has served as Vice-Chairman of the Prosecutors and Judicial Appointments Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation. He was a member of the Federation of Insurance Counsel, the International Association of Insurance Counsel and the Defense Research Institute Inc. He was also a member of the New Jersey State Bar, the American Bar Foundation, and the American Bar Association and the Burlington County Bar Association. Mr. Parker was frequently called upon to lecture for the New Jersey Medical and Hospital Associations, Continuing Legal Education, the New Jersey Bar Association, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the American Association of Hospital Risk Managers. In 2006 Mr. Parker was admitted to practice in the State of Maryland.
Throughout the course of his career Mr. Parker received a number of awards:
Elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers 1978
Trial Bar Awards 1988
American Bar Foundation (Life Member)
President, New Jersey Defense Association 1972
McLaughlin Trial Bar Award 2005
Vice Chairman of the New Jersey Bar Judicial & Prosecutorial Appointments Committee
Best Lawyers in America 1983 - 2010
New Jersey Magazine Top 100 Lawyers in New Jersey
During his career, he represented a number of clients including, but not limited to, General Electric, Home Depot, Delta Manufacturing, RCA; Coca-Cola Bottling Co., A.H. Robins Pharmaceutical, Johnson & Johnson, Ortho Div.; UpJohn; Anheuser-Busch; numerous insurance companies, doctors, hospitals, attorneys and nurses.
From 2007 to 2014, Mr. Parker was consultant to the Marlton Law firm of Parker Young & Antinoff, LLC.
Narciso (Nick) Rodriguez-Cayro
Nick is an attorney and shareholder of Stevens and Lee, and focuses his practice on the representation of clients in highly regulated industries, including gaming, medical marijuana and liquor, with emphasis on government regulatory, corporate, finance, white collar crime and litigation matters within these sectors.
He previously served for more than four years as Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel to MTR Gaming Group, Inc., a publicly traded gaming company, and as the first Senior Chief Counsel of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for both the licensing and enforcement divisions. As general counsel, Nick oversaw the operations of the legal department, including SEC filings, litigation, employment law, management of outside counsel, regulatory matters for the company, which included at least five jurisdictions, and government relations for the corporation and its various subsidiaries. He also served as lead counsel in MTR Gaming Group’s proposed merger with El Dorado.
Nick is highly experienced in all aspects of the gaming industry and has represented private and public companies before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the gaming licensing authorities in West Virginia, Ohio and Nevada in licensing and regulatory matters, and served as lender’s counsel in connection with the funding and initial development of the Rivers and Sugar House casinos. Nick is also highly experienced in contracts, corporate matters and corporate compliance, as well as labor and employment matters, product liability, personal injury and commercial litigation in this industry.
In April of 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Act 16 of 2016 legalizing Medical Marijuana. During the drafting of the initial legislation, Senate Bill 3, Nick worked with numerous legislators regarding various aspects of the proposed law. Additionally, he represents the Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Industry Group (PAMCIG), the largest Pennsylvania cannabis industry trade association, and has worked with PAMCIG and other stakeholders in drafting fair and efficient regulations for Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana industry.
Nick also handles matters before the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, including licensing, renewals and adverse actions.
Nick has served on numerous legislative and industry panels, including the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Gaming Law panel, and was a speaker at the Southern Gaming Congress. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) by Governor Tom Corbett. Nick also was a member of Governor Rendell and Governor Wolf’s transition teams.
Nick previously served in the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of General Counsel as Chief Counsel to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and as Litigation Counsel to the Office of Inspector General.
Prior to practicing law, Nick was as a career law enforcement officer/narcotics agent working in numerous capacities, including as a training officer, undercover agent, tactical officer, drug task force coordinator, special operations team leader and defensive tactics/combat shooting instructor. Nick is a veteran, and is graduate of the United States Marine Corps’ Officer Candidates School.
Mark Gelnaw has over 35 years experience in the financial services industry. He is a graduate of Georgetown University with a BSBA in Accounting. He is a CPA with Series 7 and Series 63 licenses. Mark currently serves on many company boards and non-profit organizations and has held senior positions at Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers, and Salomon Brothers.
Serving in many of Deutsche Bank’s important bank initiatives, Mark’s achievements are highlighted by the acquisition of the NatWest Derivative businesses as well as the acquisition of Bankers Trust. Mark was a member of the firm’s top 40 professionals charged with establishing the business mission and strategy.
As chief operating officer of Deutsche Bank, the equity business grew, in less than three years, from a loss of 40 million euros to a net profit of over 2.5 billion euros. Under Mark’s leadership as Global Head of Equity Finance and Global Head of Proprietary Trading for the Equity division at Deutsche Bank, revenues grew by over 50%.
At Deutsche Bank, Mark created an angel fund in conjunction with Stanford University and then acted in the capacity of Portfolio Manager of the fund. To date the fund has returned 22 times its original investment – bolstered by an equity interest in PayPal. Mark raised capital, advised on deal structure and served on invested venture boards.
Since leaving international banking, Mark has developed a series of ventures spanning several industries; including healthcare and pharmaceuticals, medical devices, real estate, energy conservation solutions, craft beer and social media entities, to name a few.
Joseph Guzzardo has over 20 years of experience in Sepcial Investigations and Corporate Security in the gaming industry. He served in key roles for Colony Capital, Trump Casino Resorts, Resorts International, and more.
Guzzardo has acted as liaison with government and regulatory agencies in many jurisdictions including Las Vegas, New Jersey, Mississippi, and more. Conducted due diligence investigations on individuals and entities with business interest in casinos. Coordinated gaming and criminal intelligence tasks, supervised internal investigations, and coordinated Internal Audit investigations involving financial fraud. Audited relevant policies and procedures for compliance and effectiveness. Prior to his career in the casino industry, Guzzardo had a 20 year career with NJ State Police. He was a Captain in the New Jersey State police and a Trooper for 25 years. Guzzardo was the Intelligence Bureau Supervisor responsible for collection and evaluation of data used in formulation of strategic public policy issues designed to provide criminal justice practitioners with an accurate assessment of organized crime and major criminal problems facing the state of New Jersey. Further, Guzzardo initiated strategic studies for new methods of reducing and/or controlling organized criminal involvement in the areas of narcotics, labor racketeering, sophisticated organized crime conspiracies and political corruption.