East Orange, New Jersey Business Lawyers
My legal practice has always involved the representation of stock market participants, including investors, financial professionals and firms, nationwide. My work includes representation of in connection with FINRA Examinations and Enforcement Proceedings, as well as SEC investigations. I also represent individual brokers from virtually every major firm in their contract negotiations, employment termination, U-4 and U-5 issues. In specialized situations where the facts or law present novel issues, I also represent investors. I have appeared before arbitration panels and regulators in 22 states, have written legal columns for a number of industry publications, been a...
Stacey Edelbaum Boretz, concentrates her practice in Employment Law and Commercial Litigation. She is a seasoned litigator with over 27 years of experience in New York and New Jersey courts, as well as the Appellate Courts of both States in addition to the Federal Courts of Appeals.
James D. DeRose concentrates his practice in the areas of automotive law, product liability, warranty law, lemon law, and regulatory matters relating to the automotive industry. He has served as counsel to numerous automotive importers and distributors, including companies engaged in automobile, truck, motorcycle, and tractor manufacturing and distribution. He also represents machine, tool, and electronics manufacturers and distributors as well as numerous insurers.
ay Lavroff concentrates his practice in litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of insurance coverage, construction and professional liability claims, and contract disputes. Insurance coverage issues that Jay has litigated range from interpretation of provisions in motor vehicle policies to the availability of coverage for the remediation of contamination of soil, air and water, costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
Scott Terry has more than twenty-five years of experience in all aspects of real estate law, including acquisitions, leasing, financings, loan workouts, foreclosures, and cooperative and condominium law. He has represented both individuals and developers in their real estate transactions. Scott also provides representation for estate administration and municipal court matters.
Andrew Gibbs has extensive defense litigation and arbitration experience in New Jersey state and federal court and concentrates his practice in the areas of product liability, toxic/mass tort, professional liability, computer/technology litigation, commercial litigation, general litigation and insurance litigation.
John Schmidt, Jr. concentrates his practiced in the areas of employment litigation (including whistleblower claims, discrimination, breach of contract, wrongful discharge, and violation of restrictive covenant matters), traditional labor matters, and general corporate and commercial litigation.
Edward Frisch has represented major surety companies in claims resolution, and contractor default situations requiring completion of bonded projects. He also has experience in alternate dispute resolution procedures and techniques and his practice has expanded into general commercial litigation on behalf of corporate clients. In addition, Ed has represented a number of insurance companies in successfully defending major builders risk, property loss claims, and first party bad faith claims. Recently, he was the lead defense counsel in what is believed to be the largest indoor air quality (IAQ) lawsuit filed in New Jersey. This complex multi-party litigation was resolved...
Peter Burke has litigated and tried a wide variety of civil cases in the state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York. The range of cases includes, but is not limited to, corporate and commercial disputes, intracompany disputes among shareholders or partners, will contests, discrimination claims, products liability and warranty claims, franchise disputes, defense of fire insurance claims and labor matters.
In the course of providing legal services to clients, John often assists them in defining, planning, and meeting their personal and business needs in areas including individual and corporate tax planning, business transactions, estate planning and probate administration, and employee benefits. In addition, he provides legal representation to charitable nonprofit corporations, including private foundations and hospitals.
Robert Burney concentrates his practice in business and financial transactions, commercial real estate, and health care law and represents clients in the purchase and sale of businesses and business assets, the formation of business entities, and the debt and equity financing of businesses. Rob represents banks, insurance companies, and business clients in secured credit transactions, including residential and commercial construction, real estate financing, commercial credit facilities, maritime lending, and tax-exempt bond financing.
Kathleen Connelly concentrates her practice in Employment Law. She has more than 20 years of experience representing employers and individual members of management in both the private and public sectors in preventative counseling, litigation defense and dispute resolution, workplace investigations, employee handbooks, policies and training.