Largest Law Firms

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Firm,* Rank No. of Attys. No. of Staff Starting Representative
Total N.J. Total N.J. Salaries Clients
1
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter
Morristown
Also Boston; Greenwood Village, CO; Hartford,CT; Newark; New York City; Philadelphia; Ridgewood; Southport, CT; Wilmington, DE


Banking/finance, bankruptcy, construction, corporate compliance/transactions, environment, fidelity/surety, franchise, health care, hotels/resorts, insurance, labor/employment, litigation, private client services, real estate, tax, white-collar crime

Managing partner: Edward Deutsch; CFO/ COO: John Dunlea; director of professional and business development: Nicole Alexander  
292
199
268
182
$110,000, plus semi-annual bonuses CarePoint Health Foundation Inc., Citigroup Global Markets, Crum & Forster Insurance Co., Harleysville Insurance Co., Johnson & Johnson, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., UBS Financial Services, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Zurich American Insurance
2
Lowenstein Sandler
Roseland
Also New York City; Palo Alto, CA


Bankruptcy, capital markets, class action/derivative litigation, corporate finance/securities, employee benefits/executive compensation, employment/labor, environment, insurance, investment management, IP, M&A, real estate, specialty finance, venture capital/angel investing, white-collar criminal defense

Chairman/managing partner: Gary Wingens; chief administrative officer: David Casey  
271
197
312
255
$140,000, plus
qualitative
and
quantitative bonuses
DND
3
McCarter & English
Newark
Also Boston; Hartford, CT; New York City; Philadelphia; Stamford, CT; Wilmington, DE


Bankruptcy/restructuring, business/financial services, class action/multidistrict, construction/infrastructure, corporate/securities/financial institutions, environment/energy, government investigations/white-collar criminal defense, health care, insurance, IP/IT, labor/employment, product liability, public finance, real estate, tax/benefits

Chairman: Michael Kelly; managing partner: Stephen Vajtay Jr.; chief operating officer: John Brefach; chief advancement officer: Geoffrey Goldberg  
387
176
416
233
$135,000 (Newark) AstraZeneca, Builders FirstSource Inc., Formosa Plastics Corp. U.S.A., Grant Thornton LLP, Honeywell, J-M Manufacturing Inc., New York Football Giants Inc., Transamerica Corp.
4
Gibbons
Newark
Also New York City; Philadelphia; Trenton; Wilmington, DE


Business/commercial, construction, corporate, criminal defense, employment/labor law, financial restructuring/creditors' rights, governmental affairs, insurance litigation, IP, life sciences, product liability, real property/environment, securities

Chairman and managing director: Patrick Dunican Jr.; chief marketing officer: Dawn Afanador  
230
169
169
139
$140,000, plus $10,000 judicial clerkship bonus DND
5
Archer & Greiner
Haddonfield
Also Flemington; Georgetown, DE;
Hackensack; Haddonfield; New York City; Philadelphia; Princeton; Shrewsbury; Wilmington, DE


Corporate, environment, IP, labor/employment, litigation, matrimonial/family, real estate/land use, trusts/estates

Chairman: James Carll; president/administrator: Christopher Gibson; COO: Stacey Sinclair; marketing director: Brian Lovequist  
198
168
209
184
$110,000 Avaya, ExxonMobil Corp., Pulte Home Corp.
6
Fox Rothschild
Princeton
Also Atlantic City; Blue Bell, PA; Coral Gables, FL; Denver, CO; Exton, PA; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Morristown; New York City; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Roseland; San Francisco; Stamford, CT; Warrington, PA;  Washington, DC; West Palm Beach, FL; Wilmington, DE


Bankruptcy, casino, corporate, environment, health care, IP, labor/employment, litigation, real estate/land use, securities, tax/wealth planning

Managing partners (NJ): Michael Viscount (Atlantic City), Stanley Goodman (Roseland), Douglas Zeltt (Princeton); firmwide managing partner: Mark Silow (Philadelphia); firm co-chairs: Phillip Griffin (Princeton), Abraham Reich (Philadelphia)  
561
162
658
129
$125,000
(Princeton); $115,000
(Atlantic
City); $125,000 (Roseland)
DND
7
Sills Cummis & Gross
Newark
Also New York City; Princeton


Banking/finance, class action defense, complex litigation, corporate internal investigations/white-collar crime, corporate/securities, creditors’ rights/bankruptcy reorganization, employment/labor, fashion/apparel/textiles, government relations/public policy, health care, IP, land use/zoning, M&A, product liability defense, real estate/tax/trusts/estates

Chairman: Steven Gross; managing partner: R. Max Crane  
145
145
157
157
DND DND
8
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti
Morristown
Also London; New York City; Trenton


Bankruptcy, corporate, environment, family, financial institutions, government affairs, insurance/reinsurance, IP, labor/employment, litigation, public utilities, real estate, tax, trusts/estates, white-collar criminal defense

Managing partner: Glenn Clark; administrator: Jack Berkowitz; marketing director: Richelle Delavan  
153
143
171
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$130,000 Bank of America, CIGNA Corp., Global Reinsurance Co. of America, Gold Medal Products, Harleysville Insurance Co., IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Lakeland Bank, LG Electronics, Mersen USA, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, New Jersey Bankers  Association, New York Community Bank, NVE Bank, Provident Savings Bank, UBS, Wakefern Food Corp.
9
Connell Foley
Roseland
Also Cherry Hill; Jersey City; New York City;
Philadelphia; Spring Lake


ADR, banking/finance, bankruptcy/creditors' rights, business, commercial, construction, corporate/transactions, environment, health care, insurance coverage/defense, labor/employment, mass tort/toxic tort, product/professional liability, public finance, real estate/land use
Managing partner: Michael McBride; COO: Brian Singleton  
130
125
107
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$108,500 Aetna, American Airlines, Arch Insurance, Black & Decker, CNA Insurance, Delta Airlines, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Global Aerospace, Liberty Mutual, NetJets, New Jersey Manufacturers, PSE&G, Southwest Airlines, Target, United/Continental Airlines
10
Wolff & Samson
West Orange
Also New York City; Trenton


Bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, commercial/white-collar litigation and investigations, corporate/banking/securities, employment/employee benefits, environment/renewable energy, fidelity/surety/construction, financial services, health/hospital, IP/technology, private equity, product liability/toxic tort, public finance, real estate/development/land use, regulatory affairs, tax/trusts/estates

Managing partner: David Schlossberg; administrator: James Mortenson; marketing director: Mary Che  
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123
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$122,500, plus potential hourly bonus and 20 percent business
origination bonus
DND
11
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer
Woodbridge
Also Eatontown; New York City; Philadelphia


Business transactional, commercial real estate, complex commercial litigation, creditors' rights, criminal, employment, environmental land use redevelopment, family, financial services, health care, personal injury, mass torts/class actions, public finance, public utilities, trusts/estates, workers' compensation

Managing partner: Brian Molloy; executive director: Ronald Henry; marketing director: Amy Adams
 
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168
156
$110,000, plus $5,000
signing bonus
Bayonne Bay Developers LLC, Denholtz Associates-NJ, F. Greek Development Group, Forsgate Industrial Complex, Hess Corp., Investors Bank, McGuireWoods, Middlesex County Utilities and Improvement Authorities, The Morris Companies, M&T Bank, New Jersey Food Council, PNC Bank, Prime Realty Company, The Provident Bank, WFS Holdings
12
Drinker Biddle & Reath
Florham Park
Also Albany; Chicago; London; Los Angeles; Milwaukee; New York City; Philadelphia; Princeton; San Francisco; Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE


Antitrust, commercial litigation/class action, construction/government contracts, corporate/securities, corporate restructuring/bankruptcy, employment/labor, environment/energy, health care, life sciences, insurance, private equity/venture capital, product liability/mass tort, real estate, tax/trusts/estates, white-collar criminal defense/corporate investigations

Regional partners: Jonathan Epstein (Princeton), Andrew Joseph (Florham Park); regional administrators: Kathryn Alexander (Princeton), Shannon Epstein (Florham Park); marketing manager: Genevieve Javellana  
633
110
735
123
$140,000 Ansell Healthcare Products Inc., AT&T Mobility, BASF Corp., Comcast Corp., Foot Locker Inc., General Electric Co., Hampshire Real Estate Cos., Johnson & Johnson, Matrix Realty Inc., Merck & Co. Inc., Selective Insurance Group Inc., The Travelers Cos. Inc., Trammell Crow Co., Urban Outfitters Inc., Wakefern Food Corp.
13
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis
Woodbridge
Also Roseland


ADR, banking, business financing/creditors' rights, bankruptcy/reorganization, community association, condemnation/eminent domain, corporate/M&A, employee benefits, environment, family, litigation (including commercial, employment, construction), product liability, real estate/land use (including distressed, planned, brokerage, sustainable development, redevelopment), tax/trusts/estates, white-collar defense/international human rights compliance Managing partners: W. Raymond Felton, Mark Sobel; administrator: Robert Haas; director of business development: Diana Parker
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$115,000, plus bonuses for billable hours, extraordinary performance DND
14
Day Pitney
Parsippany
Also Boston; Greenwich, CT; Hartford, CT; New Haven, CT; New York City; Stamford, CT; Washington, DC; West Hartford, CT


Capital markets, complex commercial litigation, energy/utility, environment/land use, ERISA/benefits, executive compensation, individual clients, insurance/reinsurance, IP, labor/employment, life sciences/health care, private equity/hedge funds, public finance, real estate, white-collar defense/internal investigations

Executive committee chairman: Stanley Twardy Jr.; executive committee members: Thomas Goldberg, Daniel FitzMaurice; COO/CFO: Kirk Rossi  
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321
95
$130,000
(Parsippany)
DND
14
Stark & Stark
Princeton
Also Marlton; New York City; Newtown, PA; Philadelphia


Banking/financial services, business/corporate, community associations, divorce, employment, litigation, nursing home litigation, personal injury, real estate, securities, trusts/estates, workers' compensation
Co-managing partners: Lewis Pepperman, John Sakson; administrator: Paul Blankman; marketing director: Richard DeLuca   
112
95
161
141
DND DND
16
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
Cherry Hill
Also Bethlehem, PA; Cleveland, OH; Doylestown, PA; Erie, PA; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Harrisburg, PA; Hauppauge, NY; Jacksonville, FL; King of Prussia, PA; Moosic, PA; New York City; Orlando; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Roseland; Tampa, FL; Wilmington, DE


Casualty, health-care liability, professional liability, workers' compensation

President/CEO: Thomas Brophy; chairman/COO: Peter Miller; managing shareholders: Richard Goldstein (Cherry Hill), Joseph Manning (Roseland)  
459
90
565
101
DND ACE, Allstate Insurance Co., Chartis, CNA Insurance Co., Liberty Mutual, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., U.S. Liability Insurance
17
Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas
New Brunswick
Also Buffalo, NY; Clinton; Hammonton; New York City; Philadelphia; Wall


Automobile liability, commercial, construction, employment/labor, environment/mass torts/toxic torts, family, green building, health care, land use/development, municipal litigation, premises liability, professional liability, transactional/business, wills/trusts/estates, workers' compensation

Managing partner: Gary Hoagland; operations and finance director: Michael Sikora; marketing director: Jennifer Balas Sheeler  
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83
DND BorgWarner Inc., Capital Health Systems, Clarendon Insurance Co., CNA Insurance Co., Encompass Insurance Co., Great American Insurance, HealthSouth, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., One Beacon Insurance, Partners In Care, Perry Manufacturing, Rider Insurance, RHJM Hillier, Sayreville Economic and Redevelopment Agency
18
Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard
Hackensack
Also Baltimore; Fort Worth, TX; New York City; Wilmington, DE


Bankruptcy, construction, corporate, employment, environment, finance/business transactions, IP, litigation, real estate, tax, trusts/estates, white-collar criminal defense/investigations

Head of management committee/managing shareholders: Michael Sirota, Samuel Weiner; COO: Steven Goldberg; marketing director: Breeanna Ebben; director of human resources: Gayle Englert 
112
83
107
89
$120,000 ($122,500 for judicial clerks) Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, Basis Investment Group, Bed Bath & Beyond, Canyon Capital Realty, Home Depot USA Inc., Inserra Supermarkets Inc., Ladder Capital, Liberty Mutual Surety, Palisades Regional Investment Group, Ritchie Capital Management, Savannah, Suburban Propane, Toys “R” Us, Vitaquest, Vornado Realty Trust
19
Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster
Newark
Also Camden; New York City; Philadelphia; Red Bank


Business/commercial transactions, commercial real estate/redevelopment, complex commercial litigation, corporate political activity, education, employment/litigation, energy/utilities, environment, health/hospital, IP, labor, land use planning/zoning, trusts/estates, wage/hour compliance

Managing partner: Brian Kronick; human resources administrator: Susan Weinreb; marketing director: Penny Paul  
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81
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DND Democratic National Committee, New Jersey Devils, New Jersey Retail Merchants Association, Prudential, Skansa, Tucker Development
20
Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus
Bridgewater
Also Allentown, PA; New York City


Banking, bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, business/tax, commercial litigation/ADR, employee benefits, environment, estate planning, health, immigration, IP, labor/employment, matrimonial, M&A, public utility, real estate/land use
Chairman: G. Robert Marcus; managing partner: Allison Galer; chief marketing officer: Edward Miller Jr.  
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77
146
85
$105,000 Bayer AG, K. Hovnanian Cos., Pfizer Inc., Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, Verizon Wireless, Wells Fargo
21
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman
Morristown
Also New York City; Princeton;
Westborough, MA


Bankruptcy/financial restructuring, business disputes, class actions/mass tort, corporate/securities, dispute resolution, employment/labor, environment, government, IP, life sciences, personal injury, product liability, real estate/construction, tax/compliance/wealth management, toxic/environmental tort

Managing principal: D. Jeffrey Campbell; executive director: Karen Moore-Negast; director of marketing and client services: Tuyet Dorr  
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76
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$120,000 Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Cherokee Investment Partners, Datascope Corp., E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Forest Laboratories, Hertz Corp., Huntington Learning Centers, Leo Pharms Inc., LyondellBasell Industries, Medicis Pharmaceuticals, Moshe Lax, Old Republic National Title Insurance Co., Pfizer Inc., ProLogis, Warner Chilcott, Watson Pharmaceuticals, XL Environmental
22
Budd Larner
Short Hills
Also Cherry Hill; New York City; Philadelphia


Appellate, banking/financial transactions, commercial, corporate/finance, creditors’ rights, employment, environment, family, insurance, IP, land use, patents, personal injury, technology

COO: Mitchell Rait  
75
75
59
59
DND DND
22
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole
Teaneck
Also New York City


Banking, bankruptcy, commercial real estate, construction, corporate, environment, government/regulatory, green, health, insurance, labor/employment, litigation, M&A, municipal, public finance, tax/estates, white-collar crimes/investigations

CEO: M. Robert DeCotiis; co-managing partners: Joseph DeCotiis, Michael DeCotiis
 
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75
DND
DND
DND DND
24
Capehart & Scatchard
Mount Laurel
Also Elmira, NY; Holmdel; Philadelphia; Trenton; Wilmington, DE
Banking/financial, bankruptcy/creditors, business/tax, education, elder law, family, insurance defense, labor/employment, litigation (business, commercial, construction) professional liability, public finance, real estate/land use, regulatory/governmental affairs, school (including special education), transportation, trusts/estates/wills, workers’ compensation
Managing shareholder: Peter Bejsiuk; administrator: Victor Valponi; marketing department: Beth Hopkins, Carol Wright, Marie Gigliotti  
74
74
69
69
DND DND
25
Cooper Levenson
Atlantic City
Also Bear, DE; Cherry Hill; Harrisburg, PA; Las Vegas; Trenton


Banking, bankruptcy, business, commercial, criminal, employment/labor, environmental, estate, family, health, gaming, land use/real estate, personal injury, professional defense.

Chief executive officer: Lloyd Levenson; president: Robert Salad; chief operating officer: Kenneth Calemmo Jr.; director of marketing: Donna Vecere  
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71
83
80
DND DND
25
Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
Westfield
Also Guangzhou, China


Full-service IP

Managing partner: William Mentlik; administrator: Ray Janeczek  
71
71
110
108
$140,000 Airbus, Becton Dickinson & Co., Bed Bath & Beyond, Delta Airlines, Howmedica Osteonics Corp., LG Chem, Sony Corp. of America, St. Jude Medical, Stryker Corp., Tessera, Timberland
 
27
Greenberg Traurig
Morristown
Also Albany; Amsterdam; Atlanta; Austin; Boca Raton, FL; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Denver, CO; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Houston; Las Vegas; London; Los Angeles; Mexico City; Miami; Milan; New York City; Orange County, CA; Orlando; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Rome - a GT Strategic Alliance; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco; Seoul; Shanghai; Silicon Valley, CA; Tallahassee, FL; Tampa, FL; Tel Aviv; Tysons Corner, VA; Warsaw; Washington, DC; West Palm Beach, FL; White Plains, NY; Wilmington, Del.


Business reorganization/restructuring, class actions, complex/high-stakes commercial litigation (including securities, products liability, technology, white-collar criminal defense and construction), government/franchising, IP, labor/employment, litigation/patent prosecution, M&A, real estate, sophisticated loan transactions/workouts, trusts/estates

Co-managing shareholders (NJ): Phillip Sellinger and Geoffrey Berman; business director (NJ): Kerry Jean Moore; marketing director (NJ): Joey Kaiser  
1,740
70
1,781
80
DND Alcoa, Berger Group Holdings Inc., Canon U.S.A. Inc., Deutsche Bank, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Inc., Toshiba American Information Systems, Verizon Wireless
28
Schenck, Price, Smith & King
Florham Park
Also New York City, Paramus, Sparta


Banking/finance, business transactions, commercial real estate, construction/corporate/commercial litigation, elder law/disability, environment, fiduciary litigation, government law, health care, insurance and product liability defense, labor/employment, school law, tax/trusts/estate litigation, telecommunications

Managing partner: Sidney Sayovitz
 
68
68
41
41
DND Atlantic Health System, Cablevision Systems Corp., Jersey Central Power & Light, JPMorgan Chase,  New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., PCS Wireless, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, State of New Jersey
29
Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper
Westfield
Also New York City; Philadelphia; Red Bank; Summit


ADR, banking/finance, business counsel/transactions, construction, corporate, creditors’ rights/bankruptcy, divorce/family, education, employee benefits, energy/utility, environment, fidelity/surety, health care, immigration, insurance coverage/defense, labor/employment, litigation, real estate/land use, tax/trusts/estates

President: John Blasi; executive director: Michael Harrison; marketing coordinator: Julie Frank
 
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$90,000, plus merit-based bonus Alcatel-Lucent, Bank of America, BMW of North America Inc., Great American Insurance Co., Intercontinental Construction Company Inc., Lincoln Educational Services Corp., Mechanical Contractors Association of New Jersey Inc., Matheson Tri-Gas, Pfister Chemical Inc.,  Volkswagen Group of America Inc.
30
Brach Eichler
Roseland
Also New York City


Corporate, health, litigation, real estate, tax, trusts and estates

Managing member: John Fanburg; managing director: Patricia Bean; director of marketing: Alan Levine  
63
63
122
122
DND Emergency Medical Associates, Kushner Cos., New England Motor Freight, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Saint Barnabas Corp., The Silverman Group, The Solomon Organization, Weichert
31
Parker McCay
Mount Laurel
Also Atlantic City; Lawrenceville


Banking/financial services, business/corporate, individual/wealth management, labor/employment, litigation, medical malpractice, municipal/government, personal injury, public finance, public schools/education, real estate
Managing shareholder/CEO: Philip Norcross; COO: Stephen Mushinski
 
62
62
168
168
DND DND
32
Coughlin Duffy
Morristown
Also New York City


Appellate, banking, commercial/construction litigation, corporate/business transactions, counseling/training, employment, environment/toxic torts, insurance/reinsurance, pharmaceutical, product liability, real estate/land use, securities litigation, taxation, trusts/estates

Managing partner: Suzanne Midlige
 
60
60
DND
DND
DND DND
32
Saiber
Newark
Also Atlantic City; Florham Park; New York City; Point Pleasant Beach


Full-service firm

Managing member: William Maderer;
executive director: Karen Steinberger; director of business management: Christine Filip
60
60
42
42
DND DND
32
Schwartz, Simon, Edelstein & Celso
Whippany
Also New York City; Red Bank


Complex litigation, construction, corporate/commercial transactions, education, elder law/estate planning, environment/regulatory, insurance, IP, labor/employment, municipal/public authorities, negotiations/collective bargaining, public contracting/procurement, real estate/land use

Managing partners: Stephen Edelstein, Lawrence Schwartz; executive director: Doreen Formato
 
60
60
45
45
DND Chartis Insurance Co., Chilton Hospital, John J. Brunetti Construction Co., LG Electronics USA, Litton Loan Servicing, MD Webb, Montessori Children's Academy, numerous authorities/school boards/municipalities/public agencies/charter schools, Panel counsel to numerous insurance carriers, The Shauger Group, Wachovia Mortgage, Wells Fargo Bank
35
Bressler, Amery & Ross
Florham Park
Also Fort Lauderdale, FL; New York City


Commercial litigation, construction, corporate/business, creditors’ rights/bankruptcy, e-discovery/information management, environmental, family, insurance, labor/employment, personal injury, product liability/toxic tort, real estate,  taxation, trusts/estates, workers’ compensation
Managing partner: Brian Amery
 
99
59
DND
DND
DND DND
36
Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla
Red Bank
Also Trenton


Community association law, construction, corporate/business, creditors' rights/bankruptcy, environment/renewable energy, government investigations/white-collar crime, health care, IP/technology, labor/employment, litigation, medical fraud/abuse, M&A, planned real estate development, real estate/land use/development, trusts/estates
 
Managing partner: Michael Gross; executive director: Bruce Campbell; marketing director: James D’Arcy
 
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55
DND
DND
DND DND
37
Mandelbaum, Salsburg, Lazris &          Discenza
West Orange
Also Elizabeth; Eatontown; Edison; New Brunswick; New York City; Port St. Lucie, FL


Commercial real estate, corporate/employee benefits, criminal defense, domestic violence, environment, family, health care, labor/employment, personal injury, tax, trusts/estates

Managing partner: Barry Mandelbaum; office administrator: Robin Karpel  
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DND High Five Games, Investors Bank, Sterling Properties, Summit Capital, Tumi, Valley National Bank, Woodmont Properties
38
Weiner Lesniak
Parsippany

Appellate, business/transactional, civil rights, commercial/public entity, condemnation/redevelopment, corporate, criminal, education, employment, environmental, government, health care, insurance/workers' compensation, labor, land use/real estate/zoning, matrimonial, personal injury/professional liability, probate/estate, public officials, securities

Senior partners: Paul Weiner, Raymond Lesniak
 
52
52
30
30
DND DND
39
Reed Smith
Princeton
Also Abu Dhabi, UAE; Beijing; Century City, CA; Chicago; Dubai, UAE; Falls Church, VA; Hong Kong; Houston; London; Los Angeles; Munich; New York City; Oakland, CA; Palo Alto, CA; Paris; Philadelphia; Piraeus, Greece; Pittsburgh; Richmond, VA; San Francisco; Shanghai; Singapore; Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE


Aviation, commercial/business litigation, construction, corporate, energy, financial services, health care, labor/employment, life sciences transactions, M&A, privacy litigation, product liability, real estate finance, securities/venture capital

Managing partner: Nanette Mantell
(Princeton); administrative manager:
Michele Reasoner (Princeton)
1,803
51
1,582
29
$130,000 Boeing Commercial Aircraft, Capital One Bank, Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp., Cirrus Design Corp., Continental Airlines, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Inc., DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Eisai, GE Healthcare, Glaxo Smith Kline, Honeywell International Inc., Meridian Health Systems, Novo Nordisk, NRG Energy, Wells Fargo
 
40
Fein, Such, Kahn & Shepard
Parsippany
Also Medina, NY; Toms River; Westbury, NY


Asset protection, business/corporate, business/civil litigation, collections, commercial real estate, elder law, estate administration/planning, family, foreclosure, municipal court, personal injury, real estate litigation, residential real estate, tax

Managing shareholder: James Shepard;
director of administration: Kathy Reuter  
55
49
325
272
DND
DND
40
Patton Boggs
Newark
Also Abu Dhabi, UAE; Anchorage; Dallas; Denver; Doha, Qatar; Dubai, UAE; New York City; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Washington, DC


Business, complex commercial litigation, corporate, environment, homeland security, insurance, product liability, toxic torts

Regional managing partner (NY/NJ): James Tyrrell Jr.; managing partner (NJ): John McGahren; regional human resources manager: Kathleen Cox
495
49
 
409
38
$160,000, plus bonus based on productivity, performance, business generation Chartis, L-3 Communications, Monsanto, New York City/its contractors in World Trade Center litigation, Novo Nordisk, Stepan Co., Texas Instruments
42
LeClairRyan
Newark
Also Alexandria, VA; Blacksburg, VA; Boston; Charlottesville, VA; Dearborn, MI; Hartford, CT; Los Angeles; New York City; New Haven, CT; Norfolk, VA; Philadelphia;  Richmond, VA; Roanoke, VA; Rochester, NY; San Francisco; Washington, DC; Williamsburg, VA


ADR, affordable care act, aviation, banking/ finance, bankruptcy/insolvency, biopharma/life sciences, civil/commercial litigation, e-discovery, employment/labor/OSHA, environment, insurance/reinsurance, IP, M&A, real estate, securities regulation/litigation

Chairman: Gary LeClair; CEO: David Freinberg; president and COO: Micheal Hern; secretary/general counsel: David Greenberg; CFO and treasurer: Joseph Cheely; CIO: Howard Phillips; chief legal officer: Bruce Matson; chief growth officer: Stanley Joynes; litigation department leader: Erik Gustafson; corporate department leader: William Oberdorf; discovery/e-discovery department leader: Anne Byrd; corporate secretary: Christopher Lange; office leader: Paul Drobbin (Newark)
 
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46
307
43
DND DND
43
Chasan Leyner & Lamparello
Secaucus

ADR, banking/securities, commercial, commercial real estate/leasing, corporate/business, criminal, education, family, government, insurance coverage/defense litigation, labor/employment, personal injury/medical malpractice, trusts/estate planning/administration, wills, workers’ compensation defense

Managing partner: Ralph Lamparello; director of administration: Sara Diaz
 
45
45
88
88
DND Academy Bus, Allstate Insurance Co., County of Bergen, Haven Savings Bank, County of Hudson, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., The City of Newark, Township of North Bergen, Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners, Tullett Prebon, United Water, USI Services Inc.
43
Graham Curtin
Morristown

Appellate, class actions, commercial litigation, commercial transactions, corporate/finance/securities, corporate/partnership/joint venture/limited liability company, employment, estate/trust/probate, insurance, IP, M&A, product/professional liability, real estate/land use, tax
Managing partner: Peter Michael Laughlin; human resources manager: Rita Pallotti  
45
45
69
69
DND CNA Insurance Co., The Hartford, Mercedes-Benz of North America, Niagara Conservation Inc., Ranieri Real Estate Partners, Samsung Electronics America Inc., Thorlabs Inc., Tommy Hilfiger, Travelers, Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Zurich North America
43
K&L Gates
Newark
Also Anchorage; Austin; Beijing; Berlin; Boston; Brisbane; Brussels; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Chicago; Dallas; Doha; Dubai; Fort Worth; Frankfurt; Harrisburg, PA; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; Melbourne; Miami; Milan; Moscow; New York City; Orange County; Palo Alto, CA; Paris; Perth; Pittsburgh; Portland, OR; Raleigh, NC; Research Triangle Park; San Diego; San Francisco; Sao Paulo; Seattle; Seoul; Shanghai; Singapore; Spokane, WA; Sydney; Taipei; Tokyo; Warsaw; Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE


Commercial litigation, construction/engineering, corporate/M&A, environment, health care, insurance coverage, IP, labor/employment, land/natural resources, life sciences, litigation/dispute resolution, product liability/toxic torts, public policy, real estate

Office administrative partner: Anthony La Rocco (Newark); office director of administration: Michele Bowens (Newark)
2,089
45
2,246
35
DND Alcoa Inc., E.l. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Honeywell International Inc., Ingersoll Rand, Starbucks Corp.
 
43
Methfessel & Werbel
Edison
Also New York City; Wayne, PA


Insurance (liability defense, including auto liability, first- and third-party insurance, fraud, general liability, professional liability, product liability, subrogation)

Managing partners: John Methfessel Jr., Joel Werbel, Matthew Werbel  
45
45
81
81
DND DND
43
Scarinci Hollenbeck
Lyndhurst
Also New York City; Ocean; Wall;
Washington, D.C.


Bankruptcy/creditors' rights, commercial real estate, corporate transactions/busi-ness, cyber security/data protection, e-discovery, environment/land use, insurance recovery/liability, litigation, government law, sports/entertainment, tax, trusts/estates

Managing partners: Donald Scarinci,
Kenneth Hollenbeck
 
50
45
102
92
DND DND
43
Wilson, Elser Florham Park
Also Albany; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Garden City, NY; Houston; Las Vegas; London; Los Angeles; Louisville, KY; McLean, VA; Miami; Milwaukee; New York City; Orlando; Philadelphia; San Diego; San Francisco; Stamford, CT; Washington, DC; West Palm Beach, FL; White Plains, NY


Accountants, banking, bankruptcy/creditors' rights, class actions, construction, employment, environment/toxic torts, general liability/casualty, immigration, insurance coverage/bad faith, insurance defense, IP, life/health/disability/ERISA, product liability, real estate, transportation
Regional managing partner: Carolyn O'Connor  
773
45
669
29
DND DND
43
Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf
New Brunswick
Also New York City; Madison; Stamford, CT


Banking, bankruptcy/creditors' rights, corporate/securities, environment, governmental relations, health, infrastructure finance/redevelopment, insurance, litigation/ADR, public finance/not-for-profit, real estate, tax, transportation, workouts/restructurings

Managing partner: Robert Luddy; head partner (New Brunswick office): Anthony Coscia; head partner (Madison office): Samuel Destito
126
45
DND
DND
DND DND
50
Hill Wallack
Princeton
Also Morristown; Yardley, PA


Bankruptcy, business/commercial, commercial liability, community associations, construction, employment/labor, government, insurance, land use, M&A, municipal, professional licensing/regulation, public finance, real estate, trial/insurance defense

Managing partner: Robert Bacso; firm administrator: Laurie Winegar  
62
42
67
52
DND DND
51
Brown & Connery
Westmont
Also Camden; Philadelphia; Woodbury


Arbitration/mediation, bankruptcy/creditors' rights, business transactions, civil litigation, estate planning/administration, government, hospital/health care, labor/employment, litigation, real estate/land use

Managing partners: William Tambussi, Stephen DeFeo
 
41
41
40
40
DND DND
52
Jackson Lewis
Morristown
Also Albany; Albuquerque, NM; Atlanta; Baltimore; Birmingham, AL; Boston; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Dallas; Dayton; Denver; Detroit; Grand Rapids; Greenville, SC; Hartford, CT; Houston; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Las Vegas; Long Island; Los Angeles; Memphis, TN; Miami; Milwaukee; Minneapolis; Napa; New Orleans; New York City; Norfolk, VA; Omaha, NE; Orange County, CA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Pittsburgh; Portland, OR; Portsmouth, NH; Providence, RI; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Richmond, VA; Sacramento, CA; San Diego; San Francisco; San Juan, PR; Seattle; St. Louis; Stamford, CT; Tampa; Washington, DC; White Plains, NY


Affirmative action/OFCCP planning, corporate diversity counseling, disability, employee benefits, immigration, general employment litigation (including class actions, complex litigation and e-discovery), labor (including preventive practice), leave/health management, noncompetes/protection against unfair competition, wage/hour compliance

Firm chairman: Vincent Cino; managing partner (Morristown): Richard Cino; administrator (Morristown): Susan Carrigan  
742
40
724
26
$110,000 (NJ) Alcatel-Lucent, Anheuser-Busch, Atlantic Health, Englewood Medical Center, G45 Secure Solutions (USA) Inc., Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, Toys “R” Us, Verizon Communications, Wyndham Worldwide Corp.
52
Lomurro, Davison, Eastman & Munoz
Freehold
Also Toms River


ADR, appeals, commercial, community association, condominium/construction, criminal, DWI, employment, elder law/estate planning/wills, family, mediation, personal injury, real estate, tax planning, title litigation

Managing partner: Donald Lomurro; director of marketing and community relations: Donna Woodside  
40
40
105
105
$65,000 DND
54
Flaster/Greenberg
Cherry Hill
Also Linwood; New York City; Philadelphia; Pleasantville, NY; Trenton; Vineland; Wilmington, DE


Alternative/renewable energy, bankruptcy/financial restructuring, business, corporate/closely held businesses, employee benefits/executive compensation, environment, family/adoption, health care, IP/trademark, labor/employment, litigation, M&A, real estate/land use, securities/taxation/trusts/estates

Managing shareholder: Peter Spirgel; executive director: Gail Ruopp; marketing director: Anne Matlack  
62
38
60
40
 DND DND
55
Carroll, McNulty & Kull
Basking Ridge
Also New York City


Appellate, business counseling, commercial disputes, commercial transactions, construction/surety, employment, insurance coverage, insurance defense, real estate, wills/trusts

Managing partner: Gary Kull; finance manager: Sharon Swanson; human resources manager: Amanda Forsthoffer; office manager: Theresa Schmidt  
55
37
42
30
DND DND
55
Duane Morris
Princeton
Also Atlanta; Baltimore; Boca Raton, FL; Boston; Cherry Hill; Chicago; Hanoi; Ho Chi Minh City; Houston; Lake Tahoe, CA; Las Vegas; London; Los Angeles; Miami; New York City; Newark; Oman; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; San Diego; San Francisco; Silicon Valley; Singapore; Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE


Benefits/immigration, business reorganization/financial restructuring, commercial litigation, corporate, employment/labor, energy/environment/resources, gaming, health, IP, international, real estate, trial, wealth planning

Chairman: John Soroko; managing partners: Walter Greenhalgh (Newark), Hersh Kozlov (Cherry Hill)  
700
37
763
31
DND Actavis Inc., Catholic Health East
57
Harwood Lloyd
Hackensack
Also New York City


Banking/commercial transactions, commercial litigation, corporate, insurance defense, real estate, wills/trusts/estates

Co-managing partners: Curtis Turpan, David Repetto; human resources and office administrator: Bonnie Janos  
36
36
45
45
DND AvisBudget Group, Black Millwork Co. Inc., Boy Scouts of America, Carlisle Companies Inc., Chartis Insurance,  CVS Pharmacy,  GEICO Indemnity Co., Glen Rock Savings Bank, McDonald's Corporation, Metropolitan Foods Inc. (d/b/a Driscoll Foods), New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., Northern New Jersey Council, Oritani Bank, Reed-Lane Inc., TD Bank
 
58
Waters, McPherson, McNeill
Secaucus
Also New York City; Trenton


Affordable housing, appellate, casinos, conveyances, corporate investigations, employment, environment, estates, financing/leasing, government, insurance, land use, litigation, personal injury, public utilities, real estate, tax abatements, trademarks/copyrights, white-collar criminal defense

Managing partner: John McNeill
 
35
35
DND
DND
DND DND
59
Hardin, Kundla, McKeon & Poletto
Springfield
Also Bethlehem, PA; New York City


Appellate, civil litigation, construction litigation, employment, environment, fire/explosion, insurance coverage, medical device/malpractice, negligence, product liability/warranty, professional liability (accountants, architects, engineers, attorneys, insurers, real estate brokers, directors, officers), toxic tort, trial practice, trucking/transportation

Managing committee: Janet Poletto and George Hardin; administrator: Kathy Gardner
 
42
34
38
32
DND AIG, CNA, Crum & Forster/First Mercury Insurance Co., Gensis Healthcare LLC, Hartford Financial Products, John Deere, Liberty International Underwriters, Meadowbrook/Century Insurance Group, One Beacon America Insurance Co., Princeton Insurance, Resolute Northeast, RSUI Group, Travelers, Volvo Cars of North America, York Claims
59
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Princeton
Also Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing; Boston; Brussels; Chicago; Dallas; Frankfurt; Harrisburg, PA; Houston; Irvine, CA; London; Los Angeles; Miami; Moscow; New York City; Palo Alto, CA; Paris; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; San Francisco; Tokyo; Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE


Antitrust, business/finance, e-data, energy, executive compensation, FDA/health care, IP, investment management, labor/employment, life sciences, litigation, real estate, tax, Washington governmental relations/public policy

Managing partner: Randall Sunberg; hiring partner: Denis Segota; office administrator: Kristine O'Connor  
1,412
34
1,401
23
$150,000 DND
59
Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader
Lawrenceville

Asbestos, banking, class actions, commercial/general litigation, commercial/residential real estate, corporate, criminal, employment, environment, family, IP, personal injury, tax/trusts/estates, transportation, workers’ compensation, zoning/land use

Managing partner: Barry Szaferman  
34
34
40
40
$55,000-
$60,000,
depending
on experience
First Bank, First Choice Bank, Greater Trenton Community Mental Health Center, Harbor Creek Associates GP, Heller Industrial Parks, Hopewell Valley Community Bank, Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, Olympic Sports Data Services, Provident Bank, Robert Wood Johnson Univ. Hospital, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, Strasz Computer Consulting Inc., Supremo Foods, Trenton Housing Authority, USG Corp.
59
Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby
Mount Laurel
Also Cherry Hill; Dover, DE; Harrisburg, PA; London; Newark; New York City; Norristown, PA; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Scranton, PA; Warren


Civil rights/municipal liability, commercial/litigation, construction, environment, general liability, health, insurance, medical professional liability, product liability, professional liability, toxic torts, transportation litigation, trusts/estates/wealth planning, workers' compensation

Managing partner: Jeffrey Newby
 
113
34
121
30
DND Bimbo Bakeries USA, Prince-
ton Insurance Co., UPS, Wawa
63
DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer & Flaum
Warren

ADR, banking/lenders' rights, corporate/commercial, education, employment/labor, environment, family, hospital/health, insurance defense litigation, litigation, municipal/government, real estate/land use, tax/trusts/estates, technology/privacy

Managing partner: Stephen Davis  
33
33
25
25
DND DND
64
Pepper Hamilton
Princeton
Also Berwyn, PA; Boston; Detroit; Harrisburg, PA; Irvine, CA; Los Angeles; New York City; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE


Banking/financial services, commercial real estate/zoning, construction, corporate/securities, environment, labor/employment, product liability

Managing partner: Michael Mann
(Princeton); office administrator: Katherine Seaman; chief marketing officer: William McCusker  
525
32
625
22
DND DND
65
Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello
Roseland

Administrative, class action, corporate/transactional/financial, creditors' rights/bankruptcy, environmental, general/complex litigation, government/public policy, health care, intellectual property, public finance

Executive committee chairman: Charles Carella
   
31
31
41
41
DND Archidiocese of Newark, County of Bergen, DISH Network, Handy & Harman, Herbert L. Jamison & Co., Honeywell International Inc., Keebler Corp., New Jersey Gas Co., New Jersey  Schools Development Authority, Prudential Insurance Co., Ricoh Corp., Textile Workers & Pension Fund, Unite Here National Retirement Fund, United Food & Commercial Workers International Union, Local 464A, Valley National Bank
65
Herrick, Feinstein
Newark
Also New York City; Princeton


Art, corporate, employment, entertainment/media, government relations, IP, international, litigation, real estate, restructuring/bankruptcy, sports, tax/personal planning

Executive committee chairman: Irwin Kishner; managing director: George Wolf Jr.; director of administration: Susanne Fullam; marketing director: Bernadette DeCelle  
160
31
161
27
$130,000
(NJ)
Arthur Schuman Inc., Bridgestone Americas Inc., International Flavors and Fragrances, New Meadowlands Stadium Co., Onyx Equities LLC, UBS, Unilever United States Inc., Wells Fargo
 
65
Pellettieri, Rabstein & Altman
Princeton
Also East Brunswick, Mount Holly; Nutley


Business formation/planning/litigation, commercial real estate/land use, estate/trust litigation, family, insurance litigation, labor/employment, medical malpractice/negligence, nursing home negligence, personal injury/accident, residential real estate, wills/trusts/estates/tax, workers' compensation

Managing partners: John Hartmann, Gary Adams, Bruce Miller, Thomas Smith  
31
31
33
33
DND DND
65
Winne Banta Hetherington Basralian & Kahn
Hackensack
Also New York City


Banking/finance, corporate/business service, environmental, family, financial services, IP, land use/planning/zoning, personal injury, real estate, wills/trusts/estates

Managing partner: Joseph Basralian; office administrator: Eileen Hoyt-Fernandez
31
31
DND
DND
DND Allianz, Bank of America, Capital One Bank, First Real Estate Investment Trust of New Jersey, Global Aerospace, Hekemian & Co., Inserra Supermarket Corp., Motorists Mutual/American Hardware, Ramsey Board of Education, Sun National Bank, TD Bank, Toys "R" Us, United Airlines
69
Ansell Grimm & Aaron
Ocean
Also Clifton; White Plains


Banking/bankruptcy, chancery, commercial, corporation, criminal, environment, estate planning, family, general practice, labor, municipal, negligence, probate, public finance, condominium/real estate/real estate tax appeals, zoning

Managing partner: Michael Benedetto; administrator: Theresa Siegle  
30
30
50
50
DND ARC Properties Inc., City of Asbury Park, City of Long Branch, Food Circus Supermarkets/Foodtown
69
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader
Phillipsburg
Also Bethlehem, PA; Cherry Hill; New York City; Rochelle Park


Appellate, banking/commercial lending, construction/public contracting, corporate/business, criminal/municipal, education, energy, environment, family, general litigation, government/regulatory affairs/lobbying, labor/employment, real estate/land use, redevelopment
Executive committee: Michael Perrucci, Paul Fader, Douglas Steinhardt; managing partner: Brian Tipton  
34
30
24
21
DND Cablevision, Camden Board of Education, City of Trenton, Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, George Harms Construction Co., JG Petrucci, Lehigh Valley Northampton Airport, Newark Housing Authority, Pepsico Inc., Piramal Critical Care Inc., SGS North America Inc., Tilcon New York Inc., Travelers Insurance Co.
69
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn
Wikstrom & Sinins
Springfield
Also Elizabeth; Freehold; Newark; New York City


Airline/airport negligence, auto negligence, claims against public entities, construction site negligence, criminal defense, Defense Base Act claims, employment discrimination/wrongful discharge, land use, legal/medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, police negligence, premises liability, product defects, recreation/sports injuries, trucking safety, workers' compensation

Managing partner: Eric Kahn; administrator: Ana Fernandes
31
30
20
20
DND DND
69
Margolis Edelstein
Mount Laurel
Also Beaver, PA; Berkeley Heights;
Harrisburg, PA; Holidaysburg, PA;
Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Scranton, PA; Wilmington, DE
Bankruptcy, commercial practice, construction, fidelity/surety, insurance defense, personal injury (plaintiff), subrogation, workers’ compensation (defense)

Managing partner: Michael McKenna; office administrator: Edie Hunger; marketing partner: James Brown  
110
30
115
32
DND 7-11 Inc., ACE Insurance, AIG Insurance Cos., Best Buy Stores, Chubb Group of Cos., Church Mutual Insurance, CNA Insurance Co., Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co., Guide One Insurance, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Lloyd’s of London, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., One Beacon Insurance, QBE Insurance, Zurich Insurance
69
Peckar & Abramson
River Edge
Also Atlanta; Chicago; Los Angeles; Miami; New York City; Irvine, CA; San Francisco; Washington, DC


Construction, corporate, energy/defense, dispute resolution, employment, government contracts, labor relations/employment, public-private partnerships
Chairman: Steven Charney; vice chairman: Stephen Reisman; N.J. co-managing partners: Robert Drucker, Charles Kenny
94
30
103
48
DND DND
74
Beattie Padovano
Montvale

Commercial litigation, commercial real estate, corporate, estates/trusts, general litigation, land use, matrimonial, taxation

Managing partner: Martin Kafafian; administrator: Patricia McGovern
29
29
55
55
DND DND  
75
McManimon & Scotland
Newark

Corporations/business/banking, energy, general/special counsel services, housing, litigation, new market tax credits, privatization of essential governmental services, public finance, public utilities cable and wi-fi, redevelopment/land use, tax

Managing partner: Joseph Baumann Jr.; administrator: Helen Lysaght
28
28
22
22
DND DND
75
Proskauer Rose
Newark
Also Beijing; Boca Raton, FL; Boston; Chicago; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; New Orleans; New York City; Paris; Sao Paulo; Washington, DC


Immigration, labor/employment

Office managing partner: Lawrence Sandak (Newark); administrator: Angela Houghton (Newark)
713
28
717
18
$145,000 (Newark) Bed Bath & Beyond, Hess Corp., JP Morgan Chase, MetLife Inc., NBC-Universal, Sientra, United Parcel Service
77
Becker Meisel
Livingston
Also New York City; Shrewsbury; Cherry Hill


Bankruptcy/reorganization, business, business and finance, commercial litigation, construction, employee relations, estates/trusts/estate planning, family, health care, insurance coverage litigation, IP, land use/planning, M&A, product liability, real estate, securities

Managing member: Martin Borosko  
28
27
17
17
DND Archive Systems Inc., Asbury Partners, Crown Credit Corp., G&W Laboratories, The Hartford, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Leistritz Corp., Nutrisystem Inc., Preferred Building Services, QBE of Americas, Tall Bridge Capital Partners, Monroe Capital, Team Health, Unity Construction Services Inc., Viking Securities Inc.
77
Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost
Denville

Accidents/personal injury, appellate, commercial litigation, chancery laws, closely held businesses/corporate, commercial, criminal, divorce/domestic relations, employment, family, land use/zoning, LGBT/nontraditional families, real estate, tax, wills/trusts/estates/estate planning, workers' compensation

Head of executive committee: Theodore Einhorn; administrative partner: Patricia Barbarito; executive director: Kurt Brown  
27
27
35
35
DND DND
77
Epstein Becker & Green
Newark
Also Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Houston; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; New York City; San Francisco; Stamford, CT; Washington, DC


Corporate, employee benefits, health care/life sciences, immigration, labor/employment, litigation

Managing shareholder: James Flynn;
office administrator: Libby Bernier-Strauss  
231
27
273
21
DND DND
77
Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn
Livingston
Also New York City


Complex civil litigation, corporate, employment/wrongful discharge, enviromental/mass tort, general civil litgation, health, insurance coverage, personal injury/premises liability, product liability, professional malpractice, subrogation, workers' compensation

Managing partner: Elliot Abrutyn; administrator: Carol Gabriel
29
27
DND
DND
DND DND
81
Hoffman DiMuzio
Woodbury
Also Franklinville; Mullica Hill; Philadelphia; Sewell; Turnersville


Bankruptcy, commercial, DWI, criminal defense, divorce/family, employment, immigration, landlord/tenant, medical malpractice, municipal, nursing home negligence, personal injury, real estate, Social Security, wills/estates, workers’ compensation

Managing partners: Joseph Hoffman Jr., Kenneth DiMuzio Sr.; office administrator: Bridget Benjamin
   
26
26
63
63
Negotiable Aspach Landscaping, Big Apple Restaurant, Byers Electric, Century 21 Rauh & Johns, Delsea Florists, Elk Township Municipal Utilities Authority, Five Points Diner, Foster’s Plumbing, General Construction, Logan Township Municipal Utilities Authority, Newfield National Bank, Pegasus Restaurant, Peter’s Diner
82
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
Trenton Also Boston; Charleston, WV; Harrisburg, PA; Newark; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Providence, RI; Richmond, VA; Southpointe, PA; Washington, DC; White Plains, NY; Wilmington, DE

Administrative/government, bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, gaming, litigation, real estate/transactional

CEO: Timothy P. Ryan; Trenton office member in charge: William Bigham; office manager: Robert Gardiner
379
25
385
32
DND DND
82
Littler Mendelson
Newark
Also Albuquerque; Anchorage; Atlanta; Birmingham, AL; Boston; Caracas; Charlotte, NC; Chicago; Cleveland; Columbia, SC; Columbus, OH; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Fayetteville, AR; Fresno, CA; Houston; Indianapolis; Irvine, CA; Kansas City, MO; Las Vegas; Lexington, KY; Los Angeles; Melville, NY; Miami; Milwaukee; Minneapolis; Mobile, AL; Nashville, TN; New Haven, CT; New York City; Orlando; Overland Park, KS; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Pittsburgh; Portland, OR; Providence, RI; Reno, NV; Rochester, NY; Sacramento, CA; St. Louis; San Diego; San Francisco; San Jose, CA; Santa Maria, CA; Seattle; Stockton, CA; Walnut Creek, CA; Washington, DC
  Labor and employment (exclusively on behalf of management)   Co-president and co-managing director: Thomas Bender and Jeremy Roth; office managing shareholder: Glenn Smith (Newark)
988
25
773
16
DND AT&T, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Coca-Cola
82
Lum, Drasco & Positan
Roseland

Business, commercial litigation, construction, environment, labor/employment, real estate, tax

Managing partner: Wayne Positan  
25
25
22
22
$75,000,
judicial clerkship required
American Compressed Gases, Clorox Co., Dry Ice Corp., Efstathios Valiotis, Essex County, Essex County College, Hudson Tea Buildings Condominium Association, Marotta Controls Inc., Mednax Services Inc., Passaic County, PokerStars, Port Liberte Condominium, Praxair Mid-Atlantic Distribution, Redflex Traffic Systems
82
Tompkins, McGuire, Wachenfeld & Barry
Newark
Also New York City


Appellate, arbitration/mediation, class action, commercial, employment, environmental, insurance, personal/professional liability, real estate, trusts/estates, workers' compensation

Managing partner: William McGuire; administrator: Carol Zieleniewski  
25
25
DND
DND
DND DND
86
Bevan, Mosca, Giuditta & Zarillo
Basking Ridge
Also New York City, Trenton; Washington, DC


Business development/incentives procurement, commercial, education, energy/sustainability, government/regulatory/legislate affairs, health care/hospital/insurance industry, labor/employment, land use/development/redevelopment, litigation, privacy, public utilities, telecommunications   Managing shareholder: Richard Giuditta Jr.; firm administrator: Adriana Ferrari-Asan  
24
24
17
15
$75,000 to $110,000, depending on practice area DND
86
McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli
Florham Park
Also New York City; Toms River


Business counseling/transactions, commercial, commercial leasing, employment/First Amendment litigation, environmental access/remediation, financing, M&A financing, real estate development, white-collar criminal defense, zoning/planning

Managing partner: Bruce Rosen; administrator: Patricia Gold  
25
24
18
18
DND 7-Eleven Inc., Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., Bloomberg LLP, CNH America LLC, Exxon-Mobil Corp., Gulf Oil Limited Partnership, Linde North America Inc., MillerCoors LLC, NBC Universal, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Q Pharma Inc., Quad/Graphics Inc.,The New York Times Co., Weichert Realtors, Wockhardt USA LLC, XTO Energy Inc.
86
Pashman Stein
Hackensack

ADR, appellate advocacy, commercial real estate, corporate, criminal defense, employment/labor, family, insurance coverage, IP, legal ethics, litigation, shareholder/partnership disputes, special retentions/investigations, trusts/estates

Co-founders: Louis Pashman, Michael Stein  
24
24
16
16
DND DND
86
Walder Hayden & Brogan
Roseland

Corporate law/taxation, criminal defense, estate planning/administration, family, litigation, real estate
Managing partner: Justin Walder
 
24
24
DND
DND
DND American International Group Inc., Applied Development Cos. Inc., Capital One, Century 21 Construction, Essex County College, Fairview Insurance Agency Associates Inc., Hartz Mountain Industries Inc., ISP Environmental Services, Jersey City Housing Authority, Netsmart Inc., Newark Housing Authority, Stevens Institute of Technology, Township of Millburn, Valley Hospital, Waste Management Holdings Inc.
90
Ballard Spahr
Cherry Hill
Also Atlanta; Baltimore; Bethesda, MD; Denver; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Salt Lake City, UT; Washington, DC;
Wilmington, DE


Bankruptcy, business, eminent domain, employment, environment, finance, franchise, immigration, labor, land use, litigation, product liability, redevelopment, tax

Managing partner: Steven Suflas; administrator: Trish See  
486
23
504
23
$125,000 Correctional Medical Services, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Valero, Virtua Health
90
Braff, Harris & Sukoneck
Livingston
Also New York City


Commercial/transactional litigation, construction, consumer fraud/lenders' liability, employment, general liability, insurance coverage, product/professional liability, toxic torts, transportation/commercial trucking, trial/appellate practice, workers' compensation/subrogation

Managing partners: Brian Harris, Ira Sukoneck
23
23
53
53
DND DND
90
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Newark and Princeton
Also Alexandria, VA; Aventura, FL; Buffalo, NY; Charlotte, NC; Harrisburg, PA; Miami; New York City; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; San Diego; Tampa, FL; Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE


Banking/finance, commercial litigation, corporate, environment, food and drug/biotechnology, health care, international business, IP, labor/employment, long-term care, pharmaceuticals/life sciences, real estate, technology

CEO and managing director: John Barbour; managing partners: Mary Sue Henifin (Princeton), Rosemary Bruno (Newark); chief business development officer: Randy Vulakovich; director of communications/public relations: Tracie Gliozzi  
409
23
436
20
DND Actavis Inc., BAE Inc., Bank of America, BMW of North America, Catholic Health East, CareOne, Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc., Greater Media Inc., Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, PNC Bank, St. Michael's Medical Center, St. Francis Medical Center, Sunrise Senior Living, TD Bank, Textile Research Institute, ThromboGenics Inc.
 
90
Golden, Rothschild, Spagnola, Lundell, Boylan & Garubo
Bridgewater
Also New York City


Civil rights, construction, general liability, insurance coverage, labor/employment, mediation/ADR, municipal/traffic, professional liability, workers’ compensation

Management committee: E. Richard Boylan, Philip Garubo Jr., Philip Lundell Jr., Jeffrey Bell; administrator: Kathryn Krylowski
23
23
30
30
DND ACE USA, American International Group, Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse/The Office Beer Bar and Grill, Chubb Group of Insurance Cos., Everest National Insurance Co., Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co., Hovnanian Enterprises, Tishman Construction Corp., Turner Construction, Zurich N.A.
94
Gebhardt & Kiefer
Clinton
Also Bridgewater


Business/corporate, civil litigation, employment, family, municipal/DWI defense/juvenile, insurance, municipal, personal injury, probate/estates/wills/trusts, real estate, workers' compensation

Managing partner: Mark Chazin; office administrator: Ann Dahms  
22
22
DND
DND
DND DND
94
Hellring Lindeman Goldstein & Siegal
Newark
Bankruptcy, complex commercial litigation, family, international transactions/litigation, taxation/trusts/estates, white-collar criminal defense

Managing partner: Joel Siegal
22
22
DND
DND
DND DND
94
Levinson Axelrod
Edison
Also Belford; Flemington; Forked River; Hillsborough; Howell; Jamesburg


Personal injury, workers' compensation

Managing partner: Ronald Grayzel; firm administrator: Helen Giannios  
22
22
72
72
$70,000 DND
94
Orloff, Lowenbach, Stifelman & Siegel
Roseland

Corporate, litigation, real estate, tax, trusts/estates

Management committee: Joel Siegel, Susan Holzman, Philip Corbo, Adam Haberfield, Craig Ollenschleger  
22
22
21
21
DND DND
94
Post, Polak, Goodsell, MacNeill & Strauchler
Roseland
Also New York City


Alcoholic beverage/hospitality appellate, aviation, banking/finance, business/corporate, civil litigation, construction litigation, employment, environment, family, health care/hospitals, malpractice/personal injury defense, municipal, real estate/real property, securities, zoning/land use

Managing partner: Frederick Polak
22
22
DND 
DND
DND ARAMARK Services, Inc., American Express Business Finance Corp., Banco Popular North America, CIGNA Property & Casualty, Deloitte & Touche, GE Capital Franchise Finance Corp., GMAC Commercial Mortgage Co., InterContinental Hotels Group Resources Inc., JP
Morgan Chase Bank, Princeton Insurance Co., Ricoh Business Systems Inc., Ruth's Chris Steak House, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
94
Pringle Quinn Anzano
Belmar
Also Morristown; Mount Laurel; Trenton


Commercial transactions/business, constitutional, environment, foreclosure, franchise, general/commercial litigation/asset recovery, government/regulatory, insurance coverage litigation, insurance/health care/financial fraud litigation, land use, municipal, no-fault insurance arbitration, personal injury, real estate, wills/trusts/estates/wealth management

Managing partner: John Haulenbeek; administrator: Anna Terres  
22
22
33
33
DND DND
94
Sedgwick
Newark
Also Austin; Bermuda; Chicago; Dallas; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Houston; Irvine, CA; London; Los Angeles; Miami; New York City; Paris; San Francisco
; Seattle; Washington, DC
Asbestos, class actions, commercial counseling/litigation, complex litigation, e-discovery, environment/toxic torts, general litigation, mass torts/complex litigation, multidistrict litigation, personal injury, pharmaceutical/medical device litigation, product liability

Chairman: Michael Tanenbaum; managing partner: Thomas Robertson (Newark); office administrator: Suzanne Horn (Newark)  
371
22
379
21
DND A.O. Smith, AzkoNobel, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Builders FirstSource, Caterpillar Inc., Coach Inc., ConocoPhilips, ExxonMobil Corp., Foster Wheeler, General Electric Co., Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
101
Garrity, Graham, Murphy, Garofalo & Flinn
East Hanover
Also Montclair; New York City


ADR/mediation, asbestos, automobile defense, business, construction, employment, environment, estates/trusts, family, financial, insurance coverage/defense, mass tort, personal injury, premises/security liability, product/professional liability, real estate/tax appeals, trucking/transportation

Managing partner: Thomas Flinn
21
21
DND
DND
DND DND
101
Ginarte O'Dwyer Gonzalez Gallardo & Winograd
Newark
Also Clifton; Elizabeth; New York City; Perth Amboy; Union


Construction accidents, employment discrimination, general, medical malpractice, personal injury, Social Security disability
Managing partner: Joseph Ginarte; administrator: Ada Sebasco  
27
21
100
80
DND DND
101
Kent/McBride
Cherry Hill
Also Blue Bell, PA; Iselin; New York City; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Wilmington, DE


Banking, commercial/transactional litigation, construction defect/accident, dram shop, employment, environmental, family, health care, insurance, motor vehicle, premises/product liability, professional malpractice, real estate, toxic/mass tort, workers' compensation

Managing partner: Denis McBride (Cherry Hill); office manager: Diane Barnett (Cherry Hill); office manager: Jennifer Rigby (Iselin)
53
21
DND
DND
DND DND
101
McGivney & Kluger
Florham Park
Also Fort Lauderdale, FL; Hartford, CT;  New York City; Philadelphia; Providence, RI; San Jose, CA; Sparta; Syracuse, NY;  Walnut Creek, CA; Wilmington, DE


Asbestos/benzene litigation, CERCLA/RCRA, chemical exposure, commercial automobile litigation, construction defect litigation, employment insurance coverage, insurance coverage litigation, premises liability, product/professional liability, pharmaceutical/medical device litigation

Managing partner: Charles McGivney; executive partner: Jeff Kluger; administrators: Kevin Cavanagh (COO), Greg Gaines and Guy Hollingsworth (legal operations), Edward Nelson  
100
21
95
35
$70,000-$80,000 AIG Insurance Co., Arrowpoint Insurance Co., Chubb Insurance Co., Crum & Forster Insurance Co., Everest Insurance Co., Farmers Insurance, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co., FM Global Insurance Co., Great American, Hartford Insurance, Liberty Mutual, Markel Insurance Co., Resolute Mgt. Riverstone, Travelers, Zurich Group
101
Nowell, Amoroso, Klein, Bierman
Hackensack

Bankruptcy, bond counsel, civil trial
practice, commercial litigation, community associations, corporate, environment, estate planning, finance/business transactions, governmental relations, land use/zoning, product liability/negligence, real estate, real estate tax/appeals, schools, transportation

Managing partner: Daniel Nowell; administrator: Stephanie Cirigliano
 
21
21
40
40
DND Edison Properties, First Real Estate Investment Trust of New Jersey, New Jersey Motor Truck Association, Specialty Insurance
101
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Morristown
Also Atlanta; Austin, TX; Birmingham, AL; Birmingham, MI; Boston; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Chicago; Cleveland, OH; Columbia, SC; Dallas; Denver; Greenville, SC; Houston; Indianapolis; Jackson, MS; Kansas City, MO; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Memphis; Miami; Minneapolis, MN; Nashville, TN; New Orleans; New York City; Orange County, CA; Philadelphia; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh; Portland, OR; Raleigh, NC; Richmond, VA; St. Louis, MO; St. Thomas; San Antonio, TX; San Diego; San Francisco; Stamford, CT; Tampa; Torrance, CA; Tuscon, AZ; Washington, DC


Affirmative action/OFCCP, appellate, class action, construction, e-discovery/records retention, employment, environmental, ethics compliance/investigation/whistleblower response, governmental affairs, higher education, immigration, international, litigation, unfair competition/trade secrets

Managing shareholder (NJ): Mark Diana
714
21
DND
DND
DND DND
101
Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin
Roseland

Appellate, arbitration/mediation, banking/commercial transactions/foreclosures, bankruptcy, business formation/succession planning, commercial real estate/land use/zoning, construction, employment/labor, estate planning/litigation, family/divorce, medical malpractice, M&A, personal injury, professional malpractice, securities litigation/arbitration, shareholder/LLC/partnership litigation, tax

Managing partner: Amos Gern; administrator: Audrey Young  
21
21
14
14
DND Allied Building Project, Care Environmental, Extech Building Products, Home Depot, Pinnacle Foods
108
Blume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte
Chatham
Also Jersey City; North Bergen; Sea Girt


Auto/van/truck/motorcycle/pedestrian accidents, industrial/construction injuries, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical liability, product liability, premises liability, severe burns, slip-and-fall accidents, workers' compensation

Managing partner: John Blume; firm administrator: Angelica Genovese  
20
20
DND
DND
DND DND
108
Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf Saddle Brook

Appellate, bankruptcy, business transactions/litigation, complex consumer protection, creditors' rights, criminal, employment, environment, family, fiduciary, general litigation, investor litigation, personal injury/professional malpractice, real estate transactions/litigations, transition litigation, wills/trusts/estates

Managing partner: Peter Pearlman; administrator: Fran Terrebonne  
20
20
21
21
DND Alice Travel, Apprehensive Patient Ltd., Bergen Protective Serivces, Connect One Bank, Crestron Electronics Inc., DCH Auto Group, Family Home Funding, Global Juices & Fruits d/b/a Nature's Earthly Choice, Jack Daniels Motors, Louisiana Wholesale Drug Co., Marathon Enterprises, State of Alaska Pension Fund, State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, State of New Jersey Department of Treasury, TD Banknorth, Yale Hook & Eye Company Inc.
108
Dilworth Paxson
Cherry Hill
Also Harrisburg, PA; Philadelphia; Red Bank; Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE


Antitrust, banking/financial services, bankruptcy/insolvency, business/corporate, corporate investigations/white-collar criminal defense, environment, health care, insurance, IP, labor/employment, litigation, M&A, real estate, tax, trusts/estates

Managing partner: Frank Tedesco
101
20
DND
DND
DND DND
108
Podvey, Meanor, Catenacci, Hildner, Cocoziello & Chattman
Newark
Also New York City


Commercial litigation, corporate, insurance practices

Co-managing partners: J. Barry Cocoziello, Gregory Miller; director of administration: John Hagy 
20
20
18
18
$90,000 Advance Realty Group, Affiliated FM Insurance Corporation, Anadigics, Automated Wireless Inc., Benchmark Assisted Living, Caldwell College, Capital One Bank USA, N.A., Cherokee 8A Group, Chubb Insurance Cos., CNA Financial Corp., Factory Mutual Insurance, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Meridian Hospital Corp., New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., Walmart
108
Sherman, Silverstein, Kohl, Rose & Podolsky
Moorestown
Also Bala Cynwyd, PA; Baltimore


Bioethics/clinical trials litigation, business/financial services, corporate, divorce/family, estate planning/administration, health, insurance, labor/employment, litigation, mediation, real estate, tax planning/strategies

President: M. Zev Rose; office manager: Rita Engleman
22
20
19
19
DND DND
108
Trenk, DiPasquale, Webster, Della Fera & Sodono
West Orange
Also Ardmore, PA; New York City; Oakland, CA


Bankruptcy/corporate restructuring, commercial litigation/business, governmental affairs, insurance coverage litigation, labor/employment, real estate/leasing

Managing partner: Sam Della Fera Jr.; administrator: Rex Cordero  
26
20
23
21
DND DND

Source: Law firms, law firm websites, New Jersey Lawyers Diary and Manual, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory; figures as of June 1, 2013.

* Law firms with 20 or more attorneys permanently based in New Jersey. Listed practice areas and representative clients are a sampling.

DND: Did not disclose

 

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