Short Hills, New Jersey Lawyers
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.
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.
James McGlew II concentrates his practice in the area of divorce and family law matters. He has extensive experience representing individual litigants, at both the trial and appellate level, on issues of custody, visitation, support, equitable distribution and related issues, as well as the negotiation of property settlement and prenuptial agreements. He is also experienced in serving as a divorce mediator, working with both parties to achieve an amicable settlement without the expense and rancor of divorce litigation.
Jerry F. English concentrates her practice in the environmental sector, including Brownfield’s transactions, policyholder insurance coverage, regulatory issues, Superfund, ISRA, permits, wetlands, air and water compliance, private party disputes and transactions and defense of regulatory matters.
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.
Steven Backfisch has more than thirty years of experience, he regularly handles all types of civil litigation including employment discrimination claims on behalf of employers, defense of civil rights claims, catastrophic personal injury claims, and product liability claims on behalf of defendants. He regularly represents clients in civil litigation in the Superior Court of New Jersey, the United States District Courts in New Jersey and New York, and in the state and federal appellate courts.
Since joining Lindabury’s Alternative Dispute Resolution practice in 2002, John Boyle has provided mediation or arbitration services in over 700 matters, covering a wide range of legal disputes. He is a former Presiding Judge in the Equity Part of the Chancery Division, Superior Court, Union County, where he served for 10 years. For the balance of the more than 17 years he was on the bench, Mr. Boyle was judge in the Probate and Matrimonial Parts of the Chancery Division and in the Law Division handling jury trials.
Scott Yaffee represents a variety of construction clients in New York and New Jersey, including general and prime contractors, subcontractors, sub-subcontractors, sureties and material and equipment suppliers.
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.
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.