Bruce Ackerman chairs the firm's Corporate/Commercial practice and has more than thirty years of experience advising clients on a wide variety of business-related matters. His practice centers on the formation, purchase, sale, financing, structuring and operations of businesses, associations, and professional practices, contractual undertakings, stock and asset sale transactions, mergers, corporate agreements and business succession…
Ms. Attwood's practice concentrates primarily on complex civil litigation on behalf of both public and private sector clients, with special emphasis on public entity and insurance defense, as well as employment and commercial litigation. She has extensive experience, at the trial and appellate levels, representing private insurance companies, joint insurance funds, the State of New…
Mr. Attwood’s practice focuses on civil litigation, representing both private and public entity clients. Mr. Attwood has a broad range of insurance defense experience, including dram shop, premises liability and automotive liability matters. His experience representing public entity clients includes the defense of employment and civil rights actions, as well as public bidding disputes, at…
Monica Babula is an associate in the firm’s Trusts & Estates, & Elder Law practice. Prior to joining Pashman Stein, Ms. Babula was an attorney for the Hudson County Surrogate’s Office. Ms. Babula clerked for the Honorable Marybeth Rogers, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil and Chancery Division parts.
Andrew Bayer’s practice is devoted to litigation, municipal law and land use with a specialty in the Mt. Laurel doctrine. He regularly appears before all levels of New Jersey State and Federal Courts as well as the Office of Administrative Law. He serves as General Counsel to municipalities and he also serves as affordable housing counsel to municipalities throughout the State of New Jersey.
Jennifer Borg is the former General Counsel and Vice President of North Jersey Media Group Inc. The Company published more than 50 magazines and newspapers – including the award-winning daily newspaper, The Record – as well as the news website, NorthJersey.com. The Record was owned by the Borg family for over 80 years and was…
Jim provides practical advice to clients on various federal, state and local labor and employment laws. He has represented clients in state and federal courts and various administrative agencies. He has also defended clients in governmental audits and investigations. Jim also has extensive experience defending workers’ compensation claims. He has appeared at case listings throughout...
Suzanne M. Bradley is Counsel in the firm’s Litigation practice. Prior to joining Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, Ms. Bradley was a litigation associate at Patton Boggs LLP, where she engaged in a complex commercial litigation practice, including product liability and
Milt Chambers has over 40 years of experience providing legal services in the New York area. He represents banks, financial institutions, developers and individuals in the areas of secured lending, commercial lending, banking law, corporate law, workouts, foreclosures, real estate, real estate litigation, purchase and sale of loans, and general commercial law. Much of Milt’s…
Jay Colao’s practice is primarily devoted to litigation involving matters related to small and mid-size businesses before all levels of New Jersey State and Federal Courts as well as the American Arbitration Association. He has extensive experience in matters involving shareholder/partner dispu
Naomi Becker Collier’s practice is concentrated in the area of trust and estates with an emphasis on addressing the specific needs of aging individuals, people with disabilities, and their families. She provides her clients with practical guidance and education, addresses their individual n
Erik M. Corlett is a Partner with the firm’s Litigation practice. Mr. Corlett represents clients in complex litigation matters pertaining to commercial and corporate law, trusts and estates law, and personal injury matters.
Joseph A. D’Avanzo is the Managing Partner of the firm’s New York office. Joe has a broad-based practice that includes complex commercial and civil liability litigation in both state and federal courts.
Victoria Friedrich is an associate in the firm’s Trusts & Estates practice. Prior to joining Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, Victoria was a trust and estate associate at Joseph H. Gruner, P.C., where she engaged in all aspects of estate planning and administration, including asset marshaling, estate settlement and the preparation of New York, New Jersey and federal estate tax returns
Joseph A. Hayden, Jr.'s legal career spans over four decades. Joe began his legal career as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, and was then appointed Deputy Attorney General in the Organized Crime and Special Prosecution Sectio
Ms. Julian is a partner in the firm’s Family Law and Commercial Litigation groups and serves as Chair of the Family Law Group. Her family law practice serves clients in a wide range of matters including divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, child support, and child custody. In addition to her diverse family law background, Ms. Julian has significant experience in complex commercial litigation matters,
Robyn Lym is an associate in the firm’s litigation practice. Prior to joining Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, Ms. Lym was a litigation associate in Manhattan at an international law firm. Ms. Lym clerked for the Honorable Arthur Bergman, J.S.C., New Jersey Superior Court, Civil Division, Middlesex County.
Dillon McGuire is an associate in the firm’s Criminal Defense and Governmental and Internal Investigations practice. Dillon earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Rutgers Law School, and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. While attending Rutgers Law School, Dillon was selected for a coveted fellowship with the Eagleton Institute of Politics and worked as a legislative aid in the non-partisan Office of Legislative Services.
Howard Pashman is an associate in the firm’s litigation practice. Prior to joining Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, Howard practiced commercial litigation in Chicago where he represented both individual and corporate clients in a wide variety of matters and in all phases of litigation. Howard has also published scholarly works on early American legal history, and he has taught history at Northwestern University and the University of Notre Dame.
My background is in employment litigation and counseling and I still devote about half of my time to that work. I have 30 years of experience providing compliance advice and litigating labor and employment cases of all types, including discrimination claims, disability claims, compensation disputes and contract actions. I am the chair of the Firm’s labor and employment practice.
Matthew Smuro is an attorney at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, and concentrates his practice on Family and Matrimonial Law. Mr. Smuro represents clients in complex family and matrimonial matters from inception to conclusion, including divorce, child custody, alimony, child support, equitable distribution of diversified business interests and assets, and domestic violenceissues.
Jim has practiced law in New Jersey since 1974 and in New York since 1981. He has concentrated his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, business succession planning, real estate matters and business transactions. He advises clients in these areas and when the need arises, he is an experienced litigator in the areas of estate, probate and chancery matters.
Brendan Walsh focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. He is a seasoned litigator who prides himself on working hard and thinking creatively to protect his clients’ interests. In addition to his trial court work, Brendan has substantial appellate experience, having successfully handled appeals in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, and D.C. Circuits, as well as the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey.
Brian provides counsel and representation to applicants in zoning and land use matters before municipal and regional boards. He works closely with architects, engineers, and planners to secure governmental approvals for commercial, industrial, and residential developments. Furthermore, Brian represents developers and other interested parties in state and federal court to challenge adverse municipal action such as the adoption of ordinances and the decisions of planning and zoning boards.