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  • Bruce J. Ackerman

    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…
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  • Dawn Attwood

    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…
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  • Jason D. Attwood

    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…
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  • Andrew Bayer

    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.
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  • Jennifer A. Borg

    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…
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  • James W. Boyan III

    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...
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  • Suzanne Bradley

    Suzanne M. Bradley is an Associate 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
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  • Janie Byalik

    Janie Byalik is a litigation attorney with Pashman Stein Walder Hayden and has practiced with the firm since 2009. Ms.
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  • Milton Chambers

    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…
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  • David N. Cinotti

    David Cinotti focuses his practice on commercial litigation, international and domestic arbitration, and appellate litigation. He has represented clients in the financial
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  • Joseph J. Colao, Jr.

    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
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  • Naomi Becker Collier

    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
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  • Erik M. Corlett

    Erik M. Corlett is Counsel with the firm’s Litigation practice. Mr. Corlett represents clients in complex litigation matters pertaining to commercial and
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  • Barry H. Evenchick

    Barry Evenchick focuses his practice in litigation in particular in the areas of trial and appellate litigation, criminal law, business law, commercial law,
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  • Matthew E. Frisch

    Matthew E. Frisch is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice. Mr. Frisch concentrates his practice on complex litigation matters pertaining to co
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  • Joseph L. Goldman

    Joseph Goldman is head of the Trust & Estates practice at the firm. He concentrates his practice on sophisticated trust and estate planning and administration, busine
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  • Maxiel L. Gomez

    Ms. Gomez is a litigator with a focus on employment and immigration law. Ms. Gomez has extensive experience representing clients before state and
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  • CJ Griffin

    CJ Griffin focuses her practice primarily on Media Law, Access to Public Records, and Appellate Advocacy. Prior to joining Pashman Stein, CJ was a law
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  • Joseph A. Hayden, Jr.

    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
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  • Tracy Julian

    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,
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  • J. John Kim

    Mr. Kim engages in a broad-based complex commercial litigation practice with experience in contract disputes, commercial torts, partnership and sha
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  • Zachary Levy

    Zachary Levy is an Associate in the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group. While at Widener University School of Law, Zach was a mem
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  • Jennifer A. Lifschitz

    Jen Lifschitz focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions. She represents a variety of clients in connection with acquisitions, di
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  • Scott R. Lippert

    Scott Lippert heads the firm’s real estate department. Mr. Lippert joined the firm as a shareholder in 2003. He focuses his practice on commercial real esta
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  • Robyn K. Lym

    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.
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  • Sean Mack

    Sean Mack is the Co-Chair of the firm's Litigation Practice. Sean’s practice focusses on complex disputes involving unfair business competition in its
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  • Timothy P. Malone

    Timothy Malone is an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice. Prior to joining Pashman Stein, Tim worked as a Deputy Attorney General in the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General’s
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  • Valerie Jules McCarthy

    Valerie Jules McCarthy is an Associate in the firm’s Family Law practice. Ms. McCarthy’s practice is primarily devoted to family law. Prior to joining P
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  • Aidan P. O'Connor

    Aidan P. O'Connor is a member of the firm's Litigation Department and the Co-Chair of its Criminal Defense Practice Group, concentrating on co
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  • Louis Pashman

    Louis Pashman has extensive experience in corporate law, commercial transactions, estate planning, family law, and appellate matters.
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  • James A. Plaisted

    James A. Plaisted has decades of experience as a criminal defense attorney, civil litigator, and prosecutor. He has argued successfully before the U
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  • Roger Plawker

    Roger Plawker practices in the areas of business litigation, attorney ethics, criminal defense, intellectual property litigation and licensing, and
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  • Samuel J. Samaro

    Samuel Samaro is the Chair of the firm’s employment practice and is a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He has extensive ex
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  • Ranit Shiff

    Ranit Shiff is a lawyer in the firm’s Litigation Practice. Ranit has represented clients at all stages of civil litigation from pleadings through trial
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  • Ronny Jo Siegal

    The Honorable Ronny Jo Siegal joined Pashman Stein after serving for more than eight years as a Judge of the Superior Court, Chancery Division,
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  • Alan Silber

    Alan Silber has litigated cases in numerous federal and state courts across the United States. He has tried a variety of major white-collar cases
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  • John H. Skarbnik

    Born and raised in New Jersey, John was inspired to practice law by his father and two uncles, all of whom were attorneys. He saw how hard his
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  • Dennis T. Smith

    Dennis Smith, a founding member of the firm, Chairs the firm’s policyholder practice. Pashman Stein has obtained coverage for its clients in
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  • Matthew A. Smuro

    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.
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  • Gary S. Stein

    Justice Stein joined Pashman Stein after serving for more than 17 years on the New Jersey State Supreme Court. As a Justice, he wrote more than 365
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  • Michael S. Stein

    Michael Stein is the firm’s Chair and Managing Partner. He specializes in general commercial litigation, chancery litigation, legal ethics and a
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  • Robert P. Stein

    Robert Stein is a Special Counsel in the firm’s Litigation Practice. He handles complex litigation matters with a focus on international arbitration and the
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  • Linda Torosian

    Linda Torosian is an Associate in the firm’s Family Law practice. Ms. Torosian’s practice is primarily devoted to family law. Prior to joining PSWH,
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  • Jeffrey A. Walder

    Jeffrey Walder concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental litigation and compliance and commercial litigation. His interest in th
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  • Justin P. Walder

    Justin P. Walder is the co-chair of the firm's Litigation practice. He has amassed a wealth of legal knowledge from a variety of perspectives and
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  • Steven G. Walder

    Steven focuses his practice in the areas of business litigation, criminal defense, attorney ethics, corporate law, insurance law and employment law
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  • Brendan M. Walsh

    Brendan Walsh focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and appellate advocacy. His experience extends across all stages of litigation, from the
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  • David White

    David White is a litigator with extensive experience in a broad range of business law issues before the state and federal courts. His career started i
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  • Brian J. Yarzab

    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.
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  • Marc M. Yenicag

    Marc Yenicag is an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice. Marc earned his J.D., cum laude, from Rutgers University School of Law and his B.A. in
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  • Yelena Yukhvid

    Yelena Yukhvid is an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice. Prior to joining Pashman Stein, Ms. Yukhvid clerked for the Honorable Mary F.
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  • Michael J. Zoller

    Michael J. Zoller is an Associate in the Firm’s Litigation Practice. Mr. Zoller has been with Pashman Stein since graduating law school and has
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