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  • Agnes  Antonian
    Partner

    As Chair of Connell Foley LLP'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 ...

  • Michael A. Shadiack
    Partner

    Michael Shadiack is the Chair of Connell Foley LLP’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 ...

  • Christina Sartorio Ku
    Partner

    Christina Ku is a profoundly experienced litigator who leverages her background in biological sciences and environmental regulation to represent parties in complex environmental cases. Her practice also includes significant ...

  • 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 ...

  • Mary Hurley Kellett
    Partner

    Molly Kellett is an experienced litigator focusing on complex commercial cases and employment law. She approaches each matter with an eye toward maximizing efficiency, providing expedient solutions that protect clients from ...

  • Neil S. Dornbaum
    Partner

    Neil Dornbaum is among the most active and distinguished immigration attorneys in New Jersey. Prior to joining the firm, Neil was a partner at Dornbaum & Peregoy, where he dedicated his practice for over 30 years to immigration and ...

  • Kathleen M. Peregoy
    Partner

    Kathleen M. Peregoy is a highly accomplished immigration attorney in Connell Foley LLP's Corporate Immigration and Global Mobility practice. Prior to joining the firm, Kathleen was a partner at Dornbaum & Peregoy, where for the ...

  • Lauren F. Iannaccone
    Partner

    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 ...

  • Anthony J. LoPresti
    Associate

    Anthony LoPresti (“AJ”) leverages his hands-on experience and deep knowledge of New Jersey’s political landscape in his regulatory practice, where he counsels government agencies, public universities, corporations ...

  • Victoria A. Donoghue
    Partner

    Victoria Donoghue has an extensive background in immigration law, advising clients on the full range of issues related to employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. Her experience includes handling complex Requests for ...

  • Karen Painter  Randall
    Partner

    Karen Painter Randall, formerly Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney and a partner at Connell Foley LLP, where she chairs the Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, and Incident Response Group. With extensive ...

  • Abigail J. Walsh
    Partner

    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 ...

  • Zac  Brower
    Associate

    Zac Brower is an associate practicing in Connell Foley LLP’s Corporate and Business Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction, and Labor and Employment groups. In his transactional practice, Zac drafts and revises various ...

  • Marianne C. Tolomeo
    Partner

    Marianne Tolomeo, a partner in Connell Foley LLP’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 ...

  • John W.  Dalo
    Partner

    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 ...

  • Ryan A. Benson
    Of Counsel

    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 ...

  • John D. Cromie
    Partner

    As a co-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 ...

  • Thomas D. Forrester Jr.
    Partner

    Thomas D. Forrester Jr. has extensive experience litigating commercial disputes that involve environmental, construction, trade secret, premises liability and professional liability issues. His practice also ...

  • Meredith  Rubin
    Associate

    Meredith Rubin is an associate practicing in Connell Foley LLP’s Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, and Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Groups.

    Prior to joining the firm, Meredith served as a law clerk for the ...

  • Richard P. DeAngelis Jr.
    Partner

    Richard P. DeAngelis Jr. is an experienced real estate practitioner, well-known and respected in the areas of redevelopment, eminent domain, and property tax appeals.

    Rich has successfully opposed efforts by municipalities to ...

  • Nigyar  Alieva
    Associate

    Nikki Alieva is an associate practicing in Connell Foley LLP's Environmental Group with a focus on matters pertaining to Article 12 of the New York Navigation Law (Oil Spill Act) and New Jersey’s Spill Act. She also practices in ...

  • George C.D. Duke
    Partner

    George Duke focuses his practice on helping businesses navigate complex environmental and land use laws and regulations pertaining to corporate and real property transactions, land development, permitting, and mine ...

  • Robert E. Ryan
    Partner

    Robert Ryan is Chair of the Professional Liability Group and Co-Chair of the Trial Practice Group at Connell Foley LLP. Having been Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney seven times, Robert has ...

  • 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 ...

  • Elnardo J. Webster II
    Partner

    Elnardo Webster focuses his practice in the areas of real estate and regulatory matters, and government affairs. He has represented clients such as the Department of Health, the Casino Control Commission, the Department of ...

  • 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
    Of Counsel

    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 ...

  • Evan D. Haggerty
    Of Counsel

    Evan Haggerty has broad experience litigating insurance coverage issues in state and federal courts and representing domestic and foreign insurers concerning first- and third-party claims. His practice spans a wide range of ...

  • Mitchell W. Taraschi
    Partner

    As Co-chair of Connell Foley LLP’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 ...

  • Jonathan P. McHenry
    Partner

    Jon McHenry is Co-Chair of the firm's nationally recognized Insurance Coverage Practice Group. Since joining Connell Foley LLP more than two decades ago, Jon has continually achieved groundbreaking results for the firm’s ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, and other complex commercial litigation. He works with ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Mark A. Forand
    Partner

    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 ...

  • 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 & ...

  • Brendan  Judge
    Partner

    Brendan Judge, who chaired the firm’s Commercial Litigation group from 2015 to 2023, is an experienced litigator focusing on banking, construction, and trust and estate litigation, as well as shareholder and LLC member ...

  • 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 ...

  • Kevin J. Coakley
    Partner

    As a senior member 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 state’s ...

  • 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 has represented clients in the areas of healthcare and commercial litigation ...

  • Philip F. McGovern Jr.
    Partner

    Philip F. McGovern Jr. is a savvy transactional attorney, concentrating primarily on commercial real estate and corporate transactions, real estate development, land use, complex commercial financing and commercial leasing ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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
    Managing Partner

    Timothy Corriston serves as Managing Partner and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. An accomplished environmental attorney with extensive experience handling CERCLA, RCRA, Spill Act, mass tort, subrogation ...

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