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Connell Foley Announces New Partners and Counsel

03.15.2016
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Roseland, New Jersey - March 7, 2016 - Connell Foley LLP is pleased to announce that Nicole B. Dory, Christopher M. Hemrick and Leo J. Hurley Jr. have been elected as new partners to the firm. In addition, Susan Kwiatkowski was elevated to the position of counsel with the firm.

“I am extremely proud to announce Connell Foley’s promotions,” said managing partner Philip F. McGovern Jr. “The firm is committed to employing, recognizing and advancing outstanding attorneys who are dedicated to providing our clients with thorough, informed and strategic counsel. This year, we recognize the extraordinary contributions that Nicole, Chris, Leo and Susan have made to our clients, as well as to their colleagues and the legal profession. We applaud their accomplishments and congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition.”

Partners:
Nicole B. Dory (Environmental Law and Real Estate & Land Use Groups) -- Ms. Dory has a broad-based environmental and land use practice, encompassing litigation, administrative disputes, regulatory counseling and real estate transactions. She represents clients in land use, environmental and complex commercial litigation.  Ms. Dory also represents clients before land use boards and in conjunction with environmental permitting and regulatory compliance matters for institutional, commercial and residential properties. Before attending law school, Ms. Dory worked as an environmental consultant, involved in all aspects of environmental due diligence and regulatory compliance. She received her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, and her A.B. in Geology from Bryn Mawr College.

Christopher M. Hemrick (Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights & Commercial Law Group) -- Mr. Hemrick concentrates on all aspects of commercial and insolvency law, including complex commercial and federal litigation, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. He is experienced at handling both litigation and transactional matters in the areas of commercial and insolvency law and represents businesses, financial institutions and individuals in matters ranging from breach of contract, lender liability and asset recovery, to UCC, bankruptcy avoidance,  and other bankruptcy litigation and contested matters. Mr. Hemrick received his J.D., cum laude, from St. John's University School of Law and his B.A., magna cum laude, in Philosophy, Politics and Law from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Leo J. Hurley, Jr. (Commercial Litigation Group) -- Mr. Hurley handles a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation in the state and federal courts of both New Jersey and New York. He routinely litigates civil disputes in subject areas as diverse as complex commercial, employment, products liability, estate and probate, trade secret and corporate dissolution/oppressed minority shareholder matters. For six years, Mr. Hurley served as an Assistant Prosecutor in Hudson County. He received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame and his B.A. in both History and Government from Georgetown University. He served as the law clerk to the Honorable Edward T. O’Connor, Jr., J.S.C. during the 2003-2004 court term.

Counsel:
Susan Kwiatkowski
(Aviation and Commercial Litigation) -- Ms. Kwiatkowski has a broad litigation-based practice and represents clients in several areas, including aviation, products liability and complex tort law. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Ms. Kwiatkowski received her J.D., cum laude, from American University − Washington College of Law and her B.A. from Brown University. While in law school, she interned in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C.

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