LAW

John Sparling of Bellport has been hired as a partner in the construction litigation group at Cullen and Dykman in Manhattan. He was a partner and construction litigation leader at London Fischer.

Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel in Garden City has two new members who were partners of the Law Firm of Terence E. Smolev in Jericho.

Christina Jonathan of Jamaica, Queens, has been hired as a partner.

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Terence E. Smolev of Jericho has been hired as of counsel.

Kaitlyn Costello of Flushing, Queens, has been hired as a litigation associate at Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel in Garden City. She was an associate at Fixler & LaGattuta in Manhattan.

EDUCATION

Marjorie Silver of Manhattan and East Hampton, professor at Touro Law Center in Central Islip, has been named director of externship programs at the center and will continue her teaching duties.

— DIANE DANIELS