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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 complex civil litigation, criminal defense and internal investigations, including securities fraud matters.  Mr. O'Connor is a seasoned trial lawyer and has extensive experience in negotiating successful resolutions to difficult cases in both civil and…
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  • Alan Silber

    A graduate of Duke University and Columbia School of Law, Alan Silber has litigated cases in numerous federal and state courts across the United States. He concentrates his practice on federal and state complex criminal litigation, as well as representing lawyers in disciplinary cases. Alan has appeared in complex civil litigation in state and federal…
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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, employment law, administrative law, real estate, and zoning and planning. He served as chief of the appellate section of the Essex County Prosecutor's Office and subsequently as administrative assistant to the president…
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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 pleading stage through discovery, motion practice and, finally, trial.  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…
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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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  • CJ Griffin

    CJ Griffin is a litigator in the Employment and Labor Law Practice and the Access to Public Records Practice. Prior to joining Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, CJ was a law clerk to Hon. Ariel A. Rodriguez, Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division, and a litigation associate at Scarinci Hollenbeck. During law school, she was a…
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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 services, hospitality, e-commerce, and healthcare industries, among others.  David has substantial experience litigating and arbitrating disputes involving breach of contract, business torts, privacy and data protection, bankruptcy, complex financial transactions, and cross-border and…
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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 in corporate, transactional matters, and his familiarity with structuring transactions provides clarity and insight to his practice. He has litigated matters in a number of fields, including banking, petroleum marketing,…
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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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  • 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 environmental, toxic tort, class action and D&O liability cases, as well as in a number of other areas, including the related area of entitlement to indemnification for officers, directors and employees pursuant to…
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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 corporate law, trusts and estates law, and personal injury matters. Mr. Corlett has extensive experience at both the trial and appellate levels. Prior to joining Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, Mr. Corlett worked as…
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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 published opinions during his tenure, the sixth longest in the State Supreme Court’s history. Prior to that, he served as Director of the Governor’s Office of Policy and…
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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 shareholder disputes, commercial landlord-tenant and property disputes, estate litigation, products liability, RICO civil litigation, civil conspiracy, fraud, securities litigation, financial services litigation, legal malpractice, regulatory enforcement and special investigations. In addition, Mr. Kim has been certified…
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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 United States Supreme Court, the New Jersey Supreme Court, and other Appellate Courts in New York and New Jersey, and has handled over 40 appeals to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Jim…
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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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  • Janie Byalik

    Janie Byalik is a litigation attorney with Pashman Stein Walder Hayden and has practiced with the firm since 2009.  Ms. Byalik’s practice focuses mainly on complex commercial and general civil litigation.Ms. Byalik represents both individuals and large business entities and has experience in all aspects of commercial and business disputes, including breach of contract claims,…
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  • Jason 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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  • Jeffrey A. Walder

    Jeffrey Walder concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental litigation and compliance and commercial litigation. His interest in these areas dates from his law school days and his subsequent service as a law clerk to the Honorable Alan B. Handler, Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Prior to joining the firm, Jeff served…
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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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  • Jennifer A. Lifschitz

    Jen Lifschitz focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions.  She represents a variety of clients in connection with acquisitions, dispositions, financings and leasing transactions. Jen also assists clients with general corporate matters. Prior to joining Pashman Stein, Jen was a corporate associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP where she worked on merger and acquisition transactions,…
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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 father, a general practitioner, worked on his clients' behalf, and this left a lifelong impression on him. John learned from his father the importance of being well…
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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 Section of the Division of Criminal Justice. As Deputy Attorney General, Joe…
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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 disputes and separation; unfair competition and business torts; employment and restrictive covenants; franchise, real…
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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, business succession planning and business transactional matters.  In addition to wills, Mr. Goldman’s estate planning practice includes drafting various trusts such as insurance trusts, GRATs, QPRTs and charitable trusts, to…
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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 continues to rack up legal accolades and accomplishments. Justin particularly enjoys litigating cases involving novel or complex questions of law, and recently represented a judge of the New Jersey Superior…
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  • Kamilla B. Rodrigues

    Kamilla B. Rodrigues is an associate in the firm's Commercial Real Estate Department. She represents landlords, tenants, purchasers, sellers, lenders, borrowers and other parties-in-interest in various commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, leasing and financing of retail, office, hospitality and industrial properties for a variety of clients.  Kamilla assists our clients through all aspects…
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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, Ms. Torosian was an associate at Winne, Banta, Basralian & Kahn, PC where she worked in the Litigation and Family Law departments. Ms. Torosian has an extensive educational background in marriage…
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  • Louis Pashman

    Louis Pashman has extensive experience in corporate law, commercial transactions, estate planning, family law, and appellate matters.  He advises the firm’s business clients on a wide range of issues that affect their interests. He also has an active mediation and arbitration practice. Mr. Pashman is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer. Supercade Cherry Hill, Inc. v.…
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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 commercial and corporate law, shareholder disputes, trust and estates, construction, and landlord-tenant matters. Mr. Frisch earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was an Associate Editor…
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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 federal courts, as well as state administrative agencies in employment litigation involving wage and hour disputes, harassment, discrimination, retaliation and family medical leave claims. She also assists clients in obtaining employment based…
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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 experience in a variety of litigations including complex commercial litigation, personal injury and insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Zoller also has an avid interest in intellectual property law. During law school, Mr. Zoller…
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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 appellate advocacy.  He has substantial trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts, concentrating his practice primarily on complex and sophisticated corporate, business and probate disputes. He also serves as an advisor to the…
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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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  • 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 needs and assists them in achieving their goals, while simultaneously maximizing the flexibility…
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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 in a broad range of legal areas including trusts and estates, employment, construction, government defense and personal injury. Ranit earned a B.A. in American History from the University of Pennsylvania and received…
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  • Robert B. Kornitzer

    Mr. Kornitzer is the Chair of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden's Family Law Group. His practice focuses in all aspects of family law including divorce litigation, mediation, arbitration, post-judgment litigation, custody, relocation, domestic violence, premarital agreements, assets protection agreements, grandparents rights, spousal and child support. Mr. Kornitzer is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as…
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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 array of legal issues that affect multinational corporations. Prior to joining Pashman Stein, Mr. Stein was the General Counsel at The Duferco Group, an international company with headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland, is…
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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 employment law. He has successfully completed major software licensing transactions with a number of organizations, including Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Deloitte & Touche, Nomura, Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank, MBIA, Ocwen Financial, Fannie Mae, Morgan Stanley, KPMG,…
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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 experience litigating labor and employment cases of all types, including discrimination claims, disability claims, compensation disputes and contract actions. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in state and federal courts as well…
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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 estate sales, (including tax-deferred exchanges pursuant to Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code), acquisitions, financing and leasing, including more than 30 years of experience in dealing with retail, industrial,…
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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 variety of forms.  Sean regularly represents businesses, business owners and senior executives in lawsuits involving theft of corporate opportunities, theft of trade secrets, breaches of non-competition agreements and breaches of confidentiality and non-disclosure…
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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. Steven has successfully represented individual and corporate clients facing civil and criminal governmental investigations in among other areas, medical care provider reimbursement, securities fraud and mortgage fraud. Steven has also successfully represented clients facing…
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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 mass tort matters. Ms. Bradley was also an active participant in the firm’s pro…
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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 Environmental Practice Group.  He counseled state agencies on the application of federal and state environmental and land use laws to proposed natural gas infrastructure…
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  • Tracy Julian

    Ms. Julian practices in the firm’s Family Law and Commercial Litigation groups. She has extensive experience representing clients in all aspects of family law and commercial litigation, arbitration, and mediation, including matters involving divorce, alimony, child support, custody, parenting time, post-judgment litigation, motion practice, QDRO’s, relocation, prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, and domestic violence. She is…
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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 Pashman Stein, Ms. McCarthy was a family law associate at Kozyra & Hartz, LLC. She is committed to successfully representing her clients in a proactive and cost efficient manner. She handles…
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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. Thurber, J.S.C., of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County. Ms. Yukhvid graduated magna cum laude from Boston University and received her J.D., cum laude, from Rutgers School of Law -…
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  • Zachary Levy

    Zachary Levy is an Associate in the Firm’s Litigation Practice. While at Widener University School of Law, Zach was a member of Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society, where he was a finalist in the 2013 Distinguished Litigator Trial Competition. During law school, Zach worked as a summer law clerk at Pashman Stein. New Jersey United…
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