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  • Kathleen M. Peregoy
    Partner

    Kathleen M. Peregoy is a highly accomplished immigration attorney and serves as Co-chair of Connell Foley's Corporate Immigration and Global Mobility practice. Prior to joining the firm, Kathleen was a partner at Dornbaum & ...

  • Neil S. Dornbaum
    Partner

    Neil Dornbaum, Co-chair of Connell Foley's Corporate Immigration and Global Mobility practice, is recognized as one of the most active and distinguished immigration attorneys in New Jersey. Prior to joining the firm, Neil was a ...

  • Agnes  Antonian
    Partner

    As Chair of Connell Foley's Environmental Law practice group, Agnes Antonian draws on her engineering background to address a broad range of complex environmental litigation and land use matters. Her environmental litigation ...

  • Karen Painter  Randall
    Partner

    Karen Painter Randall is a partner and Certified Civil Trial attorney at Connell Foley LLP, where she chairs the Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and Incident Response Group. With extensive experience counseling clients on ...

  • Andrew C. Sayles
    Partner

    Andrew Sayles has broad litigation experience representing clients through New Jersey and New York. He combines a pragmatic approach and proven litigation experience to successfully represent clients in state and federal ...

  • Michael A. Shadiack
    Partner

    Michael Shadiack is the Chair of Connell Foley’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Representing a broad spectrum of employers and management personnel in the private and public sectors, he provides litigation defense and ...

  • Kieran T. Ensor
    Associate

    Kieran Ensor is an Associate in Connell Foley's Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and Incident Response Group, and the ERISA and Benefit Plan Litigation Group. Kieran joined the firm after clerking for the Hon. Joseph A. Dickson, U.S ...

  • Michael J. Affrunti
    Associate

    Michael Affrunti concentrates his practice on regulatory affairs and commercial litigation in a variety of industries that routinely intersect with state, county and local government authorities. His experience includes a ...

  • Nigyar  Alieva
    Associate

    Nikki Alieva is an associate practicing in Connell Foley's Environmental Group. Her background includes all phases of litigation. As a legal intern for the U.S. Environment Protection Agency, Nikki worked with the Emergency and ...

  • Lauren F. Iannaccone
    Associate

    Lauren Iannaccone’s broad range of experience in complex commercial transactions allows her to respond to significant emergent matters and assist clients efficiently and effectively. Lauren’s litigation experience ...

  • Marianne C. Tolomeo
    Partner

    Marianne Tolomeo, a partner in Connell Foley’s Labor and Employment Group, practices primarily in the areas of employment law and commercial litigation.

    For more than two decades, Marianne has represented clients ranging from ...

  • Christina Sartorio Ku
    Partner

    Christina Ku practices in Connell Foley’s Environmental Law group, where she applies a background in biological sciences and environmental regulation to a wide range of complex environmental matters. In particular, Christina ...

  • Ryan A. Benson
    Associate

    Ryan Benson focuses on environmental and real estate and land use law. He assists clients on a wide range of related issues, including permitting (e.g., freshwater wetlands, flood hazard area and waterfront development), sewer ...

  • Mary Hurley Kellett
    Partner

    Molly Kellett is an experienced litigator focusing on commercial litigation, construction matters and employment law. She counsels a wide array of clients and handles all stages of complex commercial matters, from contract ...

  • Thomas D. Forrester Jr.
    Partner

    Thomas D. Forrester Jr. has a broad range of experience in the areas of environmental law, commercial litigation, construction, trade secret litigation and professional liability.

    As part of his environmental practice, Tom ...

  • Partner

    For more than 20 years, Steve Barnett has represented clients concerned with health, safety and environment, in transactions, court proceedings and regulatory permitting and compliance matters.

    Prior to his legal career, Steve ...

  • Neil V. Mody
    Partner

    Neil Mody represents insurance companies in complex insurance coverage matters, devoting personal attention to his clients' needs and the unique circumstances of each exposure to achieve favorable results. His clients include ...

  • W. Nevins  McCann
    Partner

    Nevins McCann has been at the frontline of New Jersey’s legal and political landscape for many years. From major real estate projects to high-stakes litigation, he advises clients on some of the state’s most significant and ...

  • James C. McCann
    Partner

    James McCann’s practice encompasses the areas of acquisition, sale and development of real property, land use, redevelopment law, tax abatements, condominium and planned real estate development law, and alcoholic beverage ...

  • Melissa D. Lopez
    Associate

    Melissa Lopez focuses primarily on real estate transactions, land use, redevelopment law, condominium and planned real estate development, complex commercial financing, commercial leasing and tax abatements. She also handles ...

  • Mitchell W. Taraschi
    Partner

    As Co-chair of Connell Foley’s Construction Group, Mitchell Taraschi delivers successful litigation outcomes for a diverse array of construction industry clients. He serves as a zealous advocate in state and federal courts in ...

  • Noel D. Humphreys
    Of Counsel

    A transactional lawyer working closely with business clients, Noel Humphreys actively participates in the ins and outs of business organizations. He focuses his practice on business transactions, lending transactions ...

  • Aaron H. Gould
    Partner

    Aaron Gould is a civil litigator whose practice focuses on representing clients in complex insurance coverage disputes, including environmental and catastrophic claims, as well as other complex commercial litigation. He works ...

  • Lisa J. Trembly
    Of Counsel

    Lisa Trembly is a seasoned commercial litigator. Her practice includes insurance coverage litigation relating to first-party property insurance policies; insurance fraud litigation; consumer fraud actions; and general ...

  • John W.  Dalo
    Associate

    John Dalo has a diverse corporate and transactional practice focused on representing private and public companies in a variety of engagements, including private equity transactions, strategic mergers and acquisitions, equity ...

  • George L. Garcia
    Partner

    George Garcia focuses his practice on redevelopment law and municipal land use matters in urban and suburban areas throughout New Jersey. With more than 17 years of experience, he regularly prepares development applications ...

  • Robert A. Verdibello
    Of Counsel

    Robert Verdibello represents owners, developers and contractors in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate transactions. In particular, he has extensive municipal experience and regularly helps clients obtain ...

  • Timothy  Gonzalez
    Associate

    Timothy Gonzalez is a litigation associate practicing primarily in Connell Foley’s Commercial Litigation, Professional Liability, and Labor and Employment Groups. His experience covers a wide range of general litigation ...

  • Nicole B. Dory
    Partner

    Nicole Dory concentrates her practice on environmental and land use transactions and litigation and other complex business litigation matters. With a degree in geology and experience as an environmental consultant, she applies ...

  • John D. Cromie
    Partner

    As chair of the Corporate and Business Law practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, John Cromie is an exceptionally experienced business lawyer. He represents entities ranging from Fortune 100 public companies to ...

  • Mark A. Forand
    Of Counsel

    Mark Forand is an experienced corporate attorney practicing in the areas of commercial and business law, mergers and acquisitions, banking law and real estate. With a background as a commercial litigator, he applies a critical eye ...

  • Steven A. Kroll
    Partner

    Steven Kroll works with businesses regarding the ever-evolving issues related to cybersecurity and data protection. From the creation and implementation of cybersecurity policies and procedures to cyber breach notification ...

  • Benjamin A. Nadell
    Associate

    Benjamin Nadell is an associate in Connell Foley's Real Estate and Land Use Group. Ben focuses on all stages of zoning and land use approvals, including redevelopment projects and site plan, subdivision and variance applications ...

  • Jonathan P. McHenry
    Partner

    Jon McHenry is a member of Connell Foley's Executive Committee and Chair of the firm's nationally recognized Insurance Coverage Practice Group. Since joining Connell Foley more than two decades ago, Jon has continually achieved ...

  • William D. Deveau
    Partner

    William Deveau is a versatile practitioner who focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and insurance coverage law. He counsels and represents insurers on complex insurance coverage issues including bad faith ...

  • William P. Krauss
    Partner

    William Krauss is a seasoned commercial litigator with a strong track record of positive outcomes. Working primarily with large national insurers, Bill litigates complex insurance disputes, including appeals, in state and ...

  • Leo J. Hurley Jr.
    Partner

    Leo Hurley Jr. is a seasoned litigator with a proven record of success in obtaining favorable jury verdicts, as well as guiding matters to resolution and early settlement, and is routinely called upon to represent corporations and ...

  • William J. Castner
    Partner

    Bill Castner draws on a unique background in public and private practice to offer his clients strategic advice across many disciplines. In particular, having previously held the position of Senior Vice President of Corporate & ...

  • Abigail J. Walsh
    Associate

    Abigail Walsh has over 20 years’ experience in a wide range of immigration matters. She represents multinational and domestic corporations, their employees and private individuals in business immigration matters before U.S ...

  • Lucia  Smalikova
    Associate

    Lucia Smalikova has 10 years’ experience in a wide range of immigration matters. She represents multinational and domestic corporations, their employees and private individuals in business immigration matters before U.S ...

  • Brendan  Judge
    Partner

    Brendan Judge, Chair of Connell Foley’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, is an experienced litigator with a focus on banking, commercial, construction, subrogation law and trust and estates litigation. His in-depth ...

  • Anthony F. Vitiello
    Partner

    Anthony Vitiello’s practice is dedicated to sophisticated tax planning for individuals, businesses, estates and trusts. As Chair of the firm’s Taxation and Estate Planning Practice Group, he places a particular emphasis on ...

  • Nicholas W. Urciuoli
    Partner

    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 ...

  • Patricia A. Lee
    Partner

    Patricia Lee is an experienced and tenacious litigator who has handled a broad spectrum of civil and criminal cases in state and federal court. She currently represents the firm’s clients in the areas of healthcare and commercial ...

  • Thomas M. Wester
    Associate

    Thomas Wester represents insurance companies in a variety of coverage-related matters. He has substantial experience representing multiple insurers in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania state and federal courts in all ...

  • Philip F. McGovern Jr.
    Managing Partner

    Philip F. McGovern Jr. is the Managing Partner of Connell Foley and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. From initiating the firm's initial key expansion into Jersey City 15 years ago to a vision for continued growth in New ...

  • Thomas S. Cosma
    Partner

    Thomas Cosma has 40 years’ experience advising small and middle-market businesses and in resolving substantial commercial disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. With a focus on construction ...

  • Kevin J. Coakley
    Partner

    As a senior member and Co-chair of the Real Estate and Land Use practice, Kevin Coakley represents developers on major real estate projects throughout New Jersey. During a career that has spanned 40 years, he has advised on some of the ...

  • Angela A. Iuso
    Partner

    Angela Iuso counsels and represents a broad array of insurance company clientele as well as various corporate clients and individuals. A versatile practitioner, Angela focuses on general liability, homeowner defense ...

  • Timothy E. Corriston
    Partner

    Timothy Corriston combines a strategic outlook with efficient planning to represent insurance carriers, municipalities, Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and individuals in a broad array of environmental and complex ...

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