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Business Council: Who's Who

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Robert P. Joy
Partner, Morgan, Brown & Joy

Robert P. Joy is the chair of the management committee of Morgan, Brown & Joy. Since he began practicing in 1975, he has handled employment cases before State and Federal agencies and courts at every level on a wide range of issues, including successfully arguing Lechmere, Inc. v. N.L.R.B. before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Bob has been an active member of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association including Chair of the Private Sector Labor Law Committee and the Equal Employment Opportunity Law Committee as well as two terms on the Labor and Employment Law Section Council. He is Chairman of the Litigation Subcommittee of the National Retail Federation for whom he has filed several amicus curiae briefs and has lectured and written numerous articles on labor and employment law. Bob was inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 1999 and was named one of America's Leading Business Lawyers in 2003, 2004 and 2005 by Chambers USA. Bob was named a "Super Lawyer" in the field of employment litigation by Boston Magazine and was named among the nation's most respected lawyers in the 2005-2006 edition of The Best Lawyers In America.

Mr. Joy is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College and Boston College Law School where he is a member of its Board of Overseers.


William M. Kargman
President and CEO, First Realty Management Corp.; New England Investment Construction Corp

William M. Kargman is President and CEO of First Realty Management Corp. and also of New England Investment Construction Corp (NEICC). FRM, one of a handful of Accredited Management Organizations (AMO) firms in New England, currently manages a portfolio of some 6,000 apartments and condominiums in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.

Admitted for practice of law before the Massachusetts and Federal Bar, he is a member of the American Bar Association and is past president of the Rental Housing Association (RHA) of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, where he continues to serve as a Director.

He was a member of the National Housing Preservation Task Force responsible for identifying issues and solutions with respect to “expiring use” government-assisted housing and is a past President of the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA).  He is former chairman of the NAHMA Housing Production Committee, is past president of the Board of Trustees for the Riverview Condominium in Cambridge, Mass., and also served as President of the Board of Directors of the First Patriot Corp.  Most recently he was named a member of the Board of Overseers at the Mt. Auburn Hospital.

He earned his JD degree from Boston College Law School, his MBA degree from Columbia University, and his AB degree from Harvard College.  Prior to becoming involved in real estate management and development, he worked as a public defender attorney through the Massachusetts Defenders’ Committee from November 1967 to April 1972.