Big Firm Credentials, Small Firm Attention
Our firm concentrates its practice on Estate Litigation and Commercial Litigation. Estate Litigation usually involves disputes regarding the validity of wills or the performance of fiduciaries (Trustees, Executors, etc.). Commercial Litigation usually involves “corporate divorces”, contract disputes and issues regarding the sale, use or development of land.
Our firm says it provides “Big Firm Credentials, Small Firm Attention”, and we mean it. We have put together a team of attorneys and professional staff that can compete with any firm of any size in New Jersey or Philadelphia. We have earned the ability to be selective in the clients and cases we handle, and this allows us to provide more attention to each of our clients. We endeavor to represent clients who are partners in the litigation process, and who are willing and able to help us help them.
We have worked hard to earn credentials that demonstrate our commitment to competence. Our administrative assistant/paralegal, Katie, graduated on the Dean’s List from Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Psychology. Our Certified Paralegal, Christine, graduated from her paralegal program on the Dean’s List with Honors, she has 25 years-experience as a professional legal secretary/certified paralegal, and has worked with our senior attorney Richard for 19 of those years. (All while raising two children with her husband serving overseas earning a Purple Heart and a Combat Infantryman Badge). Our associate attorney, T.J., graduated from Villanova University as an Economics major and a Psychology minor, then attended Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, and after law school clerked for the highest-ranking Judge of our vicinage, Hon. Julio Mendez, Assignment Judge, Atlantic-Cape Vicinage. The most recent addition to our firm, Marisa, graduated from Villanova University with a BA in English Literature and minors in Political Science, Philosophy and Women’s Studies. Marisa then attended Rutgers University of Law graduating Cum Laude in 2011 while serving as Articles Editor for the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy. Our senior attorney, Richard, graduated from Rider University (Summa Cum Laude), then Villanova University as Order of the Coif (top 10%), Law Review and Top Graduate in Corporate Law. He clerked for the top-rated judge in the state, Hon. L Anthony Gibson, P.J. Chancery Division (retired). He worked for the same firm for 19 years, becoming a partner, and then opened this firm in 2015.
We return calls, answer emails and meet deadlines. We tell you the truth and work hard to win, but we also find solutions and have a sense of proportion. This is why we have many of the same clients for 10 or 20 years, and why matters are referred to us by other attorneys, retired judges, former clients and former adversaries.
Although we are competent in other areas of the law, we focus our practice in the Chancery Court, which includes Probate Litigation and Business Litigation.