Connell Foley LLP Recognized in Several Practice Areas with New Attorneys Added to Rankings in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide

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Connell Foley LLP was recognized for its excellence across multiple practice areas with two new attorneys added to the list in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide, which ranks the leading lawyers and law firms across the USA.

The firm is proud to extend congratulations to our attorneys recognized in this year’s Guide: Agnes Antonian (Environment), Kevin Coakley (Real Estate), Timothy Corriston (Environment), John Cromie (Corporate/M&A), Neil Dornbaum (Immigration), Mark Fleder (Construction), Kevin Gardner (Environment), Charles Harrington III (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use), Christina Ku (Environment), Michael McBride (Construction), Nevins McCann (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use), Jonathan McHenry (Insurance), Kathleen Peregoy (Immigration), Peter Smith (Construction) and Abigail Walsh (Immigration).

Connell Foley's 2022 Chambers USA rankings are as follows:

Construction (Band 1). The third consecutive year achieving Band 1 status, the Construction group was described by Chambers as a “firm with vast experience assisting governmental entities, owners, developers and contractors with contract negotiation and litigation.

Corporate/M&A (Band 4). Chambers writes that the Corporate/M&A group is a “respected local firm with multiple offices across the state,” and “focuses on midmarket work for clients including family-owned businesses and public companies.” 

Environment (Band 4). According to Chambers, Connell Foley’s Environment group, "offers astute environmental regulatory counsel to clients in a variety of sectors across energy, utilities, real estate and chemicals."

Immigration (Band 2). The Corporate and Immigration practice is described by Chambers as “well-respected” and notes the employment Immigration team “assists clients on I-9 compliance audits” and “provides advice on the immigration elements of corporate M&A.” 

Insurance (Band 2). Chambers writes that the Insurance group is a “skillful outfit acting on behalf of insurers in coverage and subrogation disputes, regularly selected to represent clients in many large and high-profile cases, including class action coverage disputes.”

Litigation: General Commercial (Band 5). Connell Foley is “well regarded in the New Jersey market for its strong team of litigators. The firm's attorneys are routinely called upon for their significant experience acting for clients in state and federal trials,” according to Chambers.

Real Estate (Band 3). Connell Foley’s Real Estate group has “expertise in transactional, development and financing matters” and is “frequently involved in high-profile residential and commercial projects throughout the state,” according to Chambers.

Agnes Antonian – Environment (Band 3). Chambers writes that Agnes “is adept at negotiating with government agencies as well as defending companies in contamination and CERCLA claims.” 

Kevin Coakley -- Real Estate (Band 2). Chambers highlights Kevin’s ability to “guide clients through dealings with government agencies in New Jersey.”

Timothy Corriston – Environment (Band 3). Chambers states, “Tim is recognized for his work on Superfund, Spill Act and mass tort matters.”

John Cromie -- Corporate/M&A (Band 3). Chambers highlights John’s “expertise in divestitures, among other transactions, and also provides advice on governance and finance matters.” 

Neil Dornbaum – Immigration (Band 2). Neil “advises on employment-based immigration matters for clients in the education and pharmaceutical sectors, among others,” writes Chambers. 

Mark Fleder – Construction (Band 1). The Chambers Guide notes that Mark is valued for his “ability to handle major construction projects and litigation on behalf of public owners and general contractors.” 

Kevin Gardner – Environment (Band 3). Kevin “has a broad commercial litigation practice which includes significant experience managing environmental law claims,” describes Chambers. A

Charles Harrington III – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Band 3). Chambers credits Chuck for “advising developers in obtaining approvals for mixed-use development projects, among other matters.”

Christina Ku – Environment  -- (Up and Coming). Christina “is a talented up-and-comer who advises clients on environmental litigation involving CERCLA and the Spill Act,” Chambers writes.

Michael McBride – Construction (Band 1). Chambers highlights “his deep expertise advising owners and developers on major construction projects and disputes.” 

Nevins McCann -- Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Band 3). Nevins “is a well-known real estate attorney with prominent expertise in zoning and land use matters,” Chambers writes.

Jonathan McHenry – Insurance (Band 3). The Chambers Guide writes that Jon “handles a diverse array of coverage disputes, including those involving environmental damage, asbestos, product defects and sexual abuse claims.” 

Kathleen PeregoyImmigration (Band 3). Chambers describes Kathleen as “an experienced attorney who advises employers from a wide range of sectors on immigration matters.” 

Peter Smith – Construction (Band 2). Chambers notes that Peter is “deeply experienced in the litigation and arbitration of construction disputes and is recognized for his work as an arbitrator.” 

Abigail Walsh – Immigration (Associates to Watch). The Chambers Guide states that Abby “handles business immigration matters for a broad range of corporate clients” and is “adept at advising on extraordinary ability visas.” 

*A description of the selection methodology can be found here." No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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