About This Firm
Number of Attorneys: 69
Year Established: 1954
Member: LEGUS (http://www.leguslaw.com)
Jurisdictions in which Attorneys are Admitted to Practice:
New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Florida, North Carolina.
Representative Litigation Matters:
-Negotiated a $1.2 million settlement with the School Development Authority for contract funds and change orders due, including a claim for general conditions due to project delays.
-Obtained judgment for majority shareholders' right to buy out minority shareholder in corporations valued at $3.2M.
-For a fiduciary liability insurance carrier, negotiated complete withdrawal of $930,000 claim against single employer pension plan for alleged plan losses claimed by U.S. Dept. of Labor.
-Obtained a $1 million settlement on behalf of a construction client for contract funds owed, including disputed work items.
-Negotiated a settlement of $2.5 million with a self-storage company in an oppressed shareholder's suit.
-Settlement of claimed IRS liability of more than $300,000 for $9,600.
-Selected for national representation of a major insurance carrier placed in conservatorship proceedings, with aggregate claims well into eight figures.
-Successful defense through trial of multi-million dollar claim asserted for breach of a software development contract.
-Successful defense (dismissal on summary judgment) of an insurance company client and its chemical company insured in a federal superfund litigation involving a site with a past and projected cleanup cost of over $30 million.
-Commercial arbitration of multiple claims and issues arising under a $30 million acquisition agreement and associated vendor and other agreements.
-Represented owner in refinancing of portfolio of 4 medical office buildings
-Represented seller in $3.2 million sale of Assisted Living Facility
-Negotiated on behalf of a State University all contracts and development rights between the University and a county college for a new 5 story academic building. In addition, negotiated a $4 million tripartite agreement for the State University for a new restaurant and catering facility.
-Represented owner/landlord in redevelopment/construction of 524,000 square foot warehouse.
-Represented owner of New Jersey-based biomedical company in a $55 million stock sale.
-Represented purchasing entity in the privatization of a county-owned long-term care facility.
-Hospital consolidation involving Helene Fuld Medical Center and Mercer Medical Center.
-Obtained a Private Letter Ruling for a New Jersey hospital which allowed for use of $16 million in additional tax exempt bond proceeds.
-Represented a hospital system in a $755 Million mortgage loan to finance the construction of a new state-of-the-art hospital.
-Represented a New Jersey chemical manufacturing company in a $30 million senior credit facility.
-Represented a large industrial power user who achieved nearly $1 Million in annual savings in its electric bill by purchasing generation from a supplier other than its local utility.
-Represented a New Jersey telecommunications company in its $22 million asset sale.
-Represented a New Jersey pest control company in its $110 million asset sale.
-Served as hospital counsel for a New Jersey hospital's $131 million bond issue.
-Negotiated the elimination of a $250,000 withdrawal liability claim made by a collectively bargained pension plan against a national manufacturing corporation selling a subsidiary.
-Hospital consolidation involving Elizabeth General Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Hospital
-$20 million securities offering by regional education business to raise expansion capital
-$40 million acquisition of company with operations in 23 states for healthcare client
-$10 million sale-leaseback financing for private education company\
Business Organizations to Which We Are Legal Counsel:
-9/11 Fund for the Education of Monouth County Children, Inc. - Frederick W. Rose
-Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce - James K. Estabrook
-Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (Labor Counsel) - John H. Schmidt, Jr.
-Kean University Foundation - James K. Estabrook
-Lillian Booth Actors Home - Robert S. Burney
-Mattone Family Charitable Foundation - Frederick W. Rose
-Mechanical Contractors Association of New Jersey - Edward J. Frisch and James K. Estabrook
-Mental Health Foundation of Monmouth County, Inc. - Frederick W. Rose
-New Jersey Subcontractors Association - Barry J. Donohue (General Counsel) and Greg K. Vitali (General Counsel)
-Roselle Golf Club - John H. Schmidt
-Rumson-Fair Haven Run, Inc. - Frederick W. Rose
-Scudder Family Foundation - Frederick W. Rose
Nonprofit Boards on Which Attorneys Serve:
-American Subcontractors Association, Greg K. Vitali
-Cancer Hope Network - John H. Schmidt, Jr., Immediate Past President/General Counsel
-Children's Specialized Hospital - John R. Blasi, Trustee (former Chairman)
-City of Summit Naming Opportunities Committee - - John W. Cooper, Member
-CPC Behavioral Healthcare - Kathleen M. Connelly, Member
-Community YMCA, Red Bank - Joseph J. Colao, Jr., Secretary
-Court Appointed Special Advocates of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties - Richard R. Width, Founder, Trustee, & President
-Eastern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce - Kathleen M. Connelly, Member
-Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation - Richard R. Width, Trustee
-Enright Foundation - Elizabeth E. Manzo, Trustee
-Family Service of Morris County Corporate Leadership Counsel - Anne S. Burris, Member
-Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce - Elizabeth E. Manzo, Member, Board of Directors
-Good Grief, Inc. - Robert W. Anderson, Chairman
-Harvard Law School Association Board of Trustees - Fredi L. Pearlmutter, Trustee
-Hearthstone Estates Homeowners Association - North Haledon, NJ - Jeffrey R. Merlino, President
-Hemophilia Services, Inc. - William R. Watkins, Board of Trustees
-Homefirst: Interfaith Housing & Family Services - Eric B. Levine, Trustee
-Hometown Television - Monica Vir, Board of Trustees
-Homing Corporation (Spring House) - Joseph J. Colao, Jr., President
-Hummingbird Foundation, Inc. - John R. Blasi, Trustee
-John F. Byrne Foundation, Inc. - John R. Blasi, Trustee
-Kessler Foundation - James K. Estabrook, Chairman of the Board
-Lauren Danis Eldernet Project - Gary F. Danis, Chairman
-Linden Industrial Association - James K. Estabrook, Secretary
-The Mount Pleasant Cemetery Company, David G. Hardin, Board of Managers
-National Subcontractors Alliance, Greg K. Vitali, Member
-New Jersey Assisted Living Council - Robert S. Burney
-New Jersey Community Resource Center, Inc. - Robert S. Burney, Trustee
-New Jersey Trust for Public Land - John J. Delaney, Jr., Advisory Board
-Overlook Annual Gifts Committee - John W. Cooper, Member
-Overlook Grants Committee - John W. Cooper, Member
-Overlook Hospital Foundation - John W. Cooper, Board of Trustees
-Planned Giving Committee of the Overlook Hospital Foundation - John W. Cooper, Chairman
-Portuguese American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey - Sergio D. Simoes, Board of Trustees
-Recreation, Youth & Senior Services Task Force of the City of Summit - John W. Cooper, Member
-Regional Plan Association - Jerry Fitzgerald English, Trustee
-River Valley Waldorf School - David R. Pierce, Board of Trustees
-Robert Wood Johnson Healthcare Corporation - John R. Blasi, Trustee
-Robert Wood Johnson Health Network - John R. Blasi, Trustee
-Rumson Business Association, Inc. - Frederick W. Rose, President
-SAGE Eldercare - John W. Cooper, Member
-SarahCare Adult Day Health Center - Elizabeth E. Manzo, Member, Advisory Board
-Scudder Family Foundation - Frederick W. Rose, Secretary
-Suburban Chamber of Commerce - John R. Blasi, Board of Trustees
-Summit Area Public Foundation - John W. Cooper, President and Member
-United Way of Greater Union County - James K. Estabrook, Trustee
-Visiting Nurses Association of Somerset Hills - Peter M. Burke, Member
-Visual Arts Center of New Jersey - John J. DeLaney, Trustee
-Westfield Area YWCA - John H. Schmidt, Jr., Member Board of Directors
-Westfield Board of Adjustment - Kenneth J. Soriero, Member
-Westfield United Fund - John H. Schmidt, Jr., Vice President of the Board of Trustees, and Kenneth J. Soriero, Member
-YWCA of Eastern Union County - John H. Schmidt, Jr., Provides Legal Services
Other Official Positions Held by Attorneys:
-Borough of Mountainside - James D. DeRose, Municipal Judge
-District XII Ethics Committee - Anthony J. LaRusso, Chairman, 2007-2008
-District XII Ethics Committee - Jay Lavroff, Chairman, 1996-1997
-District XII Ethics Committee - James McGlew, Chairman, 1999-2000
-District XII Fee Arbitration Committee - John M. Boyle, Panel Chair
-New Jersey State Bar Association - Robert S. Schwartz, Former Chair, Tax Section
-Special Ethics Master of the New Jersey Supreme Court - Jay Lavroff, 1998-present
-Union County Bar Association - Jay Lavroff, President , 2003
-Union County Bar Association - James McGlew, President , 2004
-Union County Bar Association - John M. Boyle, President, 1979.
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53 Cardinal Drive, P.O. Box 2369,
Westfield, New Jersey 07091
53 Cardinal Drive, P.O. Box 2369,
Westfield, NJ 07091