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Angela A. Iuso

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Overview

Angela Iuso counsels and represents clients on a broad array of business litigation, corporate transactions and environmental law matters.

With a diverse roster of clients, Angela advises on acquisitions and sale of corporate entities, as well as related employment issues, including contractual issues and litigation, and restrictive covenants. She represents insurance agents and brokers in transactions and counsels these clients in various aspects of insurance agency issues.

Angela also provides counseling and representation to a wide range of professionals and executives, such as directors and officers, and handles a broad variety of litigation that includes product liability and premises liability. She defends architects, engineers, surveyors, accountants, insurance agents, brokers and lawyers in professional liability matters. 

In addition to her corporate work, Angela has substantial experience in the areas of toxic torts and environmental law. She has defended clients in matters involving exposure to asbestos and a variety of chemicals, as well as disputes involving soil and groundwater contamination, including contamination caused by petroleum products.

Angela is a Board Member for the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and formerly served as Board Secretary of the New Jersey Ethics Committee−District VC. She was also Barrister in the William J. Brennan Jr. Chapter of the Essex County Inn of Court from 1995 until 1997. 

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Represents various corporate entities in negotiating and closing commercial transactions and contracts and resolving other corporate issues
  • Represents insurance agents and brokers in corporate transactions and counsels clients in all aspects of insurance agency issues
  • Represents various employers with regard to employment issues including employment contracts, restrictive covenants and separation agreements
  • Represents directors and officers in corporate litigation
  • Represents various licensed professionals, including accountants, architects, and engineers in error and omissions claims and represents contractors in general liability claims
  • Represents manufacturers in products liability claims
  • Represents suppliers, contractors and premises owners in mass tort and asbestos litigation
  • Represents companies in environmental litigation involving property contamination from various sources including underground storage tanks
  • Represents various entities, owners, and operators in New Jersey Spill Act matters and cost recovery environmental matters
  • Represents parties in corporate and commercial disputes and litigation
  • Represents manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in class action environmental construction matters
  • Sommers v. McKinney, 670 A.2d 99 (N.J. Super Ct. App. Div. 1996): Represented an attorney in a legal malpractice claim dismissed at the trial level due to plaintiff’s failure to provide an expert report. The Appellate Division reversed and remanded, for trial to proceed to a jury without the need for expert testimony.
  • Gross v. Cohen Dufour & Associates, 642 A.2d 1074 (N.J. Super Ct. Law Div. 1993): Defended an attorney who served as in-house counsel to a public accounting firm in an action alleging fraud, negligence and other theories related to allegations of false information in a Uniform Franchise Offering Circular provided to each potential franchisee.  While a similar complaint was pending in United States District Court, the state court ruled that the action against all state court defendants was barred based upon the entire controversy doctrine.
  • Garay v. The Star Ledger, 598 A.2d 22 (N.J. Super. Ct. Law Div. 1991): Defended a plant owner/newspaper in an action by an injured worker in which the court granted a motion to amend the pleadings to add the manufacturer of the machinery after two years of litigation.
  • Crespo v. Stapf, 576 A.2d 346 (N.J. Super. Ct. Law Div. 1990): Defended a non-resident individual and a machine manufacturer in a product liability action in which an injured operator sought recovery. The court held that the statute tolling the statute of limitations for commencing an action against non-resident individuals was unconstitutional under the commerce clause.

Activities

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Board Member, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
  • Member, 85 Broads - Global Women’s Professional Network
    • Leader/Director of the Northern New Jersey Chapter
  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Presentations

  • Panelist, Ethics in 2014 - Across the Board
    • East Rutherford, NJ (March 1014)
    • Chicago, IL (March 2014)

News & Insights

Blog Posts

Clerkships

  • Hon. Nicholas Scalera of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division

Education

Seton Hall University School of  Law (J.D., 1987)

Seton Hall University (B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 1984)

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