Roseland, NJ -- August 17, 2015 -- Connell Foley LLP is pleased to announce that 17 attorneys at the firm have been named to the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.
In addition, three firm partners were named "Lawyer of the Year" for their respective practice area: Managing Partner Michael X. McBride is "Lawyer of the Year, Construction Law - Newark;" John D. Cromie is "Lawyer of the Year, Real Estate Law - Newark;" and Philip F. McGovern Jr. is "Lawyer of the Year, Mergers and Acquisitions Law - Newark."
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Connell Foley LLP would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list:
Richard D. Catenacci — Appellate Practice; and Commercial Litigation
Kevin J. Coakley — Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; and Litigation - Real Estate
Thomas S. Cosma — Construction Law
John D. Cromie — Corporate Law; and Real Estate Law
Mark L. Fleder — Construction Law; and Litigation - Construction
Kevin R. Gardner — Commercial Litigation; and Litigation - Environmental
George J. Kenny — Commercial Litigation; and Insurance Law
William Krauss — Insurance Law
Kenneth F. Kunzman — Commercial Litigation
Michael X. McBride — Construction Law
Philip F. McGovern, Jr. — Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Kathleen S. Murphy — Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tricia O'Reilly — Commercial Litigation
Michael A. Shadiack — Employment Law - Management
Peter J. Smith - Construction Law
Anthony F. Vitiello — Litigation - Trusts and Estates; Litigation and Controversy - Tax; and Trusts and Estates
Liza M. Walsh — Commercial Litigation; Litigation - ERISA; and Litigation - Patent
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