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Nicholas W. Urciuoli

Associate

Overview

Nicholas Urciuoli advises clients in all stages of complex litigation, including pre-suit counseling. He regularly represents property and casualty insurers in first and third party coverage disputes involving primary, umbrella and excess policies in varied insurance lines, including CGL, D&O, E&O, cyber and homeowners. Nick has achieved favorable results for his insurer clients in diverse forums, including New York and New Jersey courts, on matters involving the duty to defend, the obligation to reimburse defense costs, number of occurrences, allocation, reinsurance, the notice condition and policy exclusions, among others.

Nick also advises developers and related entities regarding all levels of land use, from land use approvals to litigation. He furthers his experience with these issues by serving as a member of the Morris Township Environmental Commission, a body established by the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law to advise and collaborate with the Township Planning Board in evaluating land use applications.

In addition, Nick is a member of Connell Foley’s e-Discovery Group, a four-member team that maintains the firm’s awareness of developments on the electronic discovery frontier. He has employed this knowledge in managing contract attorney document review teams tasked with evaluating millions of pages of documents.

Nick interned for the Honorable Anthony F. Picheca, Jr., J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division in the summer of 2009. While in law school, Nick was awarded the merit-based Law Prefects Fund Scholarship and served as a staff member of The Tax Lawyer law journal.

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Represents insurers in high-stakes asbestos liability coverage actions involving hundreds of thousands of underlying claims and over $1 billion in alleged asbestos exposures.
  • Achieved dispositive ruling based on application of pollution exclusion with respect to millions of dollars of environmental liability.
  • Earned summary judgment ruling that insurer client owes no duty to defend additional insured in relation to an underlying workplace injury lawsuit.
  • Successfully defended developer in various New Jersey forums, including the Law and Appellate Divisions, against challenges to supermarket project brought by competitor.
  • Represents developer in New Jersey Law and Appellate Divisions in litigation involving land use approvals and applicability of municipal ordinances regarding a condominium project on the Hudson River.

Activities

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Morris Township Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Committee member

News & Insights

Blog Posts

Clerkships

  • Honorable Clarkson S. Fisher, Jr., P.J.A.D., Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division (2011-2012)

Education

Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2011)

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (B.A., English, summa cum laude, 2008)

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