Paul W. Norris is a Shareholder and a member of the Firm’s Litigation Group. Mr. Norris’ areas of practice include: Probate Litigation; Construction Litigation; Commercial Litigation; and Criminal and Municipal Court representation. Mr. Norris has an extensive and growing Probate Litigation practice, which concerns either defending, or initiating Will contests on behalf of beneficiaries and purported beneficiaries of an Estate as well as related litigation. He has both prosecuted and defended actions successfully in this regard, and also serves as a Court appointed Mediator for these same type of matters.View Paul W. Norris's blog posts here
Melissa A. Volet is a Shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Community Associations Group since 2005. Her practice is focused on providing general counsel to condominium associations, cooperatives and homeowners associations throughout New Jersey. Ms. Volet assists clients with drafting service contracts, drafting resolutions and amendments, rule and regulation creation and enforcement, complex collection matters, litigation and developer transition.View Melissa Volet's blog posts here
Rosemary D. Durkin is a Shareholder and member of the Trusts & Estates Group of Stark & Stark. Ms. Durkin concentrates her practice in trusts and estates, estate planning, family dispute resolution, estate administration, and elder law. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Durkin was the director of Planned Giving at Drexel University in Philadelphia.View Rosemary D. Durkin's blog posts here
Robert F. Morris is a Shareholder in the Trusts & Estates Group of Stark & Stark. Mr. Morris’ practice focuses on the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts and probate. Mr. Morris has substantial experience in drafting sophisticated estate planning documents including complex wills, insurance trusts, personal residence trusts, and grantor trusts. He provides counsel to both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in all aspects of trust, probate and estate administration, including the litigation of contested estates and trusts. Mr. Morris’ estate planning practice also includes business succession planning, partnership agreements, and limited liability operating agreements. Mr. Morris’ real estate practice focuses upon contracts and leases for real property, particularly as they relate to estate planning issues.View Robert F. Morris's blog posts here
Rachel Lilienthal Stark is a Shareholder and member of the Banking & Financial Services and Business & Corporate Groups. Ms. Stark concentrates her practice in the representation of start-up and emerging companies and non-profit organizations on a variety of issues including corporate formation, financing, franchising, licensing, acquisitions, executive compensation, equity compensation plans, employment agreements, real estate and intellectual property law. Ms. Stark also represents lenders in commercial loan transactions.View Rachel Lilienthal Stark's blog posts here
Martin P. Schrama is a Shareholder and member of the Stark & Stark Mass Tort Litigation Group. Mr. Schrama has extensive experience prosecuting and defending class actions involving securities, employment and consumer fraud claims. Currently, Mr. Schrama is Co-lead Trial Counsel representing numerous plaintiffs in the mass tort environmental contamination case of In Re Bristol-Myers Squibb Environmental Contamination Litigation. Mr. Schrama is also supervisory counsel for numerous Stark & Stark Litigation Teams. Mr. Schrama has extensive experience litigating on both the trial and appellate levels of the federal and state courts of New Jersey and New York, as well as numerous other jurisdictions throughout the nation.View Martin P. Schrama's blog posts here
Mary W. Barrett, Shareholder, has been practicing in the Community Associations Group since 1998. She concentrates her practice in the representation of homeowners associations, condominium associations, and cooperatives.View Mary W. Barrett's blog posts here
Megan E. Smith is an Associate and member of the Divorce Group of Stark & Stark. Prior to joining Stark & Stark, Ms. Smith was a law clerk to The Honorable Jeanne T. Covert, J.S.C. of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington County, New Jersey, where she composed tentative decisions for the Judge on motions in the Family Part. Ms. Smith concentrated her work with the Court of New Jersey on calculating child and spousal support, conducting research and making equitable distribution decisions based on pertinent law. Ms. Smith has also been trained by the Administrative Office of the Courts in mediation and conciliation. Ms. Smith also served as a judicial extern for the Chester County Court of Common Pleas in West Chester, Pennsylvania where she assisted the Masters Unit under the supervision of the Honorable Katherine B. L. Platt, in writing equitable distribution and settlement reports, observed hearings and trials regarding custody, child support, equitable distribution and juvenile delinquency matters.View Megan E. Smith's blog posts here
Maria P. Imbalzano, Shareholder, is a Shareholder in the firm’s Divorce Group. She concentrates her practice on divorce, custody, adoption and family law mediation. She is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney and is a court-approved family law mediator.View Maria P. Imbalzano's blog posts here
Marshall T. Kizner is an Associate in Stark & Stark’s Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights group. Mr. Kizner focuses his practice on the representation of creditors in bankruptcy court and state court. He is also a member of the Eminent Domain and Real Estate Tax Appeal group.
Prior to joining Stark & Stark, Mr. Kizner served as a law clerk for the Honorable Michael Brooke Fisher in the Law Division-Civil Part of the New Jersey Superior Court. He also served as a certified mediator in civil disputes filed in the Special Civil Part.
Mr. Kizner graduated from Rutgers School of Law-Camden in 2008. During law school, he was an articles editor for the Rutgers Law Journal (Law Review). Additionally, Mr. Kizner interned for the Honorable Theodore McKee on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, where he prepared bench memoranda and non precedential opinions on issues including immigration law, labor law, and debt collection practices.
Mr. Kizner was a three time Dean’s List recipient at Rutgers School of Law-Camden. He also won a “Top Ten Brief Award” in the school-wide Hunter Moot Court Competition. Upon graduating, Mr. Kizner was presented with the 1st Congressional District of New Jersey Award for Scholarship in the Law.View Marshall T. Kizner's blog posts here
Stefanie Colella-Walsh is an Associate and member of Stark & Stark’s Litigation Group where she concentrates her practice in complex litigation with a focus in mass tort and pharmaceutical litigation. Prior to joining Stark & Stark, Ms. Colella-Walsh gained experience as a trial attorney handling all aspects of pretrial discovery and trial preparation concentrating on the defense of individuals being sued in relation to bodily injury claims generally stemming from motor vehicle accidents, home accidents and slip and falls. She also has experience with insurance coverage litigation as well as civil and criminal municipal court matters. Ms. Colella-Walsh also served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Frederick J. Schuck, Criminal Division, Superior Court of New Jersey, and as a Legal Intern in the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.View Stefanie Colella-Walsh's blog posts here
Stephen A. Galletto is an Associate and member of Stark & Stark’s Securities Group, where he concentrates his practice on counseling financial service entities including investment advisers, broker-dealers, public and private investment companies (e.g., mutual funds, hedge funds, etc.), insurance brokers/agents, CPA firms and their employees, on regulatory, compliance, liability and litigation issues.View Stephen A. Galletto's blog posts here
Thomas J. Pryor, a Shareholder in the Stark & Stark Litigation Group, has been engaged since 1982 in sophisticated corporate and commercial litigation involving a wide range of practice areas: partnership disputes, real estate and land use litigation, complex insurance coverage, environmental litigation, complex commercial litigation, construction litigation and mediation.
In 2006, Mr. Pryor was the keynote speaker for Reed Logic’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference. He has also taught Appellate Advocacy as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law and has lectured widely, as well as having published numerous articles in areas related to litigation. Mr. Pryor is a board member of Anchor House, a non-profit organization which provides emergency child care services. He serves as a trustee of the Friends of Washington Township, a non-profit organization created to preserve historic structures. Mr. Pryor also coaches youth soccer.View Thomas J. Pryor's blog posts here
Thomas S. Onder is a Shareholder and member in both the Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights groups of Stark & Stark. He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, secured transactions, and bankruptcy before federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Onder deals extensively with problems and opportunities created by business insolvencies, representing (both in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court) a wide variety of creditors.
Mr. Onder is regularly involved in bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy forums representing commercial landlords, financial institutions, franchisors and trade creditors in a variety of matters, including the prosecution of commercial eviction and collection actions, pursuing promissory note and guaranties obligations for financial institutions, replevin actions for commercial equipment lease holders, and general creditor representation in Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy proceedings.View Thomas S. Onder's blog posts here
Tara A. Speer is an Associate and member of Stark & Stark’s Commercial Litigation and Insurance Groups. Ms. Speer concentrates her practice on advising clients regarding numerous litigation issues including condominium and homeowners’ association transitions, contractor service agreement breaches, general breach of contract cases, construction defect litigations and first and third party insurance litigation.View Tara A. Speer's blog posts here
Thomas D. Giachetti, Shareholder, is Chair of the Securities Group. A former investment banker and NASD registered representative, Mr. Giachetti’s legal practice is devoted to investment-related matters, including the representation of investment advisers, financial planners, broker-dealers, public and private investment companies (e.g., mutual funds, hedge funds, etc.), CPA firms and registered representatives throughout the United States. He also advises claimants and respondents in securities regulatory, arbitration and litigation matters.
Mr. Giachetti is a recognized author and commentator on investment-related legal matters and a frequent lecturer at securities industry compliance seminars, annual meetings, and educational programs throughout the country. He also serves as an expert witness in securities litigation/arbitration throughout the United States.
The Securities Practice Group of Stark & Stark represents investment advisers, financial planners, broker-dealers, CPA firms, registered representatives, public and private investment companies (e.g., mutual funds, hedge funds, etc.), and investors throughout the United States. The firm, with over 100 attorneys, and offices in Princeton, Cherry Hill, Philadelphia, and New York City serves clients located across the United States and Canada.View Thomas D. Giachetti's blog posts here
Timothy P. Duggan is Chair of Stark & Stark’s Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights group. Mr. Duggan represents banks, equipment leasing companies, shopping centers and trade creditors in state court litigation and bankruptcy cases. Mr. Duggan has substantial experience in prosecuting replevin matters, commercial foreclosures, and commercial evictions. Mr. Duggan’s litigation experience covers most aspects of bankruptcy litigation, with a focus on defending preference and fraudulent transfer actions. Mr. Duggan is also Chair of Stark & Stark’s Condemnation and Real Estate Tax Appeal Group. Mr. Duggan represents individuals and businesses in negotiating and challenging eminent domain proceedings, and represents certain public entities in road widening projects. Mr. Duggan prosecutes real estate tax appeals for national builders, shopping centers, and commercial and retail property owners.View Timothy P. Duggan's blog posts here
Steven L. Friedman, Shareholder, is Chair of the Trusts and Estates Group of Stark & Stark and concentrates his practice in the areas of elder law, trust and estate planning and administration, federal, gift, generation-skipping transfer tax planning, and charitable trust and foundation planning.
An Accredited Estate Planner, Mr. Friedman is certified in elder law by the National Elder Law Foundation.
Mr. Friedman has offered numerous seminars and written articles on all aspects of elder law, trust and estate planning and administration as well as on long term care, disability and catastrophic illness planning.View Steven L. Friedman's blog posts here
Scott I. Unger is a Shareholder, and member of Stark & Stark’s Litigation group, where he concentrates his practice on litigation arising out of business and commercial disputes. Mr. Unger regularly counsels business owners on the prosecution and defense of minority oppression litigation (corporate divorces), breach of contract cases, uniform commercial code (U.C.C.) litigation, consumer fraud claims, white-collar criminal defense, appellate practice, and estate litigation.
Mr. Unger has extensive experience litigating cases in a variety of jurisdictions, including, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Texas and Maryland.View Scott I. Unger's blog posts here
Sharon L. Wynn, Shareholder, practices in all areas of real estate, including commercial real estate purchases and sales, representation of lenders and borrowers in the closing of commercial loans, and the resolution of title questions.
Prior to joining Stark & Stark in 1983, Ms. Wynn worked with Chicago Title Insurance Company in Philadelphia.View Sharon L. Wynn's blog posts here
Louis M. Ragone is an Associate and a member of Stark & Stark’s Divorce Group where he concentrates his practice on all aspects of divorce litigation, including but not limited to child custody, alimony, child support, and equitable distribution issues. Mr. Ragone handles post-judgment litigation, including cases involving the emancipation of a child, custody or support modification, child support enforcement, college contribution, and relocation applications. He also represents client in domestic violence matters.View Louis M. Ragone's blog posts here
Lewis J. Pepperman is Chair of Stark & Stark’s Business & Corporate and Litigation Groups.View Lewis J. Pepperman's blog posts here
Corrine Evanochko Cooke is an Associate and member of Stark & Stark’s Divorce Group. Ms. Cooke concentrates her practice on divorce, custody, post-judgment litigation and domestic violence matters. Prior to joining Stark & Stark, Ms. Cooke was a law clerk to The Honorable Michael J. Haas, J.S.C. of Burlington County, New Jersey, where she researched and assisted in the drafting of tentative decisions, organized and reviewed pending motions, and verified procedural compliance with court rules. Ms. Cooke has been trained by the Administrative Offices of the Courts of New Jersey in Mediation and Conciliation Skills. Ms. Cooke has lectured at the annual NJAJ Boardwalk Support Staff Seminar. She is also a member of the Mercer County Board of Catholic Charities.View Corrine E. Cooke's blog posts here
Benjamin E. Widener is a shareholder in the Litigation Practice Group at Stark & Stark, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of complex commercial and civil litigation. Mr. Widener represents clients in all phases of civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitration. He has experience handling various forms of litigation matters including contract disputes, shareholder disputes, construction litigation, real estate disputes, business torts, consumer fraud claims, estate litigation and commercial landlord-tenant disputes. Mr. Widener also has extensive experience handling civil appeals.View Benjamin E. Widener's blog posts here
A. Christopher Florio is a Shareholder and Chair of the Community Associations Group. Mr. Florio has substantial experience in the negotiation of loan transactions, collections, workouts, and real estate law, including foreclosures.View A. Christopher Florio's blog posts here
Craig S. Hilliard is a Shareholder in the Commercial Litigation Group and Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Group.View Craig S. Hilliard's blog posts here
Cary Kvitka is an Associate and member of Stark & Stark’s Securities Practice Group, where he focuses upon counseling financial service entities including investment advisers, broker-dealers, public and private investment companies (e.g., mutual funds, hedge funds, etc.), insurance brokers/agents, CPA firms and their employees, about registration, compliance, liability, and litigation issues.View Cary Kvitka's blog posts here
Barbara Strapp Nelson is a member of the Real Estate Group, concentrating her practice in residential real estate transactions. She has over twenty-five years of experience in residential as well as commercial real estate transactions and related zoning and planning issues. She has represented individuals and developers in their real estate transactions. In addition to her experience in real estate, Ms. Nelson has extensive experience in matrimonial law and wills, estates and estate administration. She also has extensive litigation experience at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts.
Prior to joining Stark & Stark, Ms. Nelson was a director of a Princeton-based, NJ law firm for fifteen years.
Ms. Nelson serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the St. Francis Medical Center Foundation, Enable, Inc. and The Nassau Club of Princeton.View Barbara Strapp Nelson's blog posts here
Adam J. Siegelheim is a Shareholder and member of the Business & Corporate and Franchise Groups. Mr. Siegelheim’s practice includes the representation of companies and non-profit organizations on a variety of issues including entity formation, financing, intellectual property, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and insurance coverage matters. Mr. Siegelheim’s franchise practice includes the representation of franchisors and master franchisees in various matters, including the preparation of disclosure documents and franchise agreements, state registrations, and compliance with applicable federal and state regulations.View Adam J. Siegelheim's blog posts here
Allen M. Silk is a Shareholder and Chair of Stark & Stark’s Business Law Department. He works with the tax and legal aspects of business organizations and their owners. He has extensive experience with the initial structuring of companies, the succession planning of their owners, and the ultimate transfer of business ownership and personal wealth to other parties. Mr. Silk also represents a large number of family-owned businesses and is a founding partner of the Rutgers Family Business Forum.
Mr. Silk is a frequent lecturer to state and national groups in the legal, accounting, insurance and financial planning professions. His many business activities include serving as chair of the Mercer County Economic Development Council and as a member of the advisory boards of various financial institutions. Mr. Silk also serves on various not-for-profit boards and is currently the treasurer of The College of New Jersey Foundation and is also president of The Millhill Foundation.View Allen M. Silk's blog posts here
Bryan M. Buffalino is an Associate and member of Stark & Stark’s Litigation Group, where he concentrates his practice on litigation arising out of business and commercial disputes. Mr. Buffalino defends clients through all phases of litigation, from pleadings through trial. His experience spans from business and commercial law to complex litigation matters and products liability matters. Mr. Buffalino has represented multiple Fortune 500 corporations in American Arbitration Association commercial arbitrations.
Prior to joining Stark & Stark, Mr. Buffalino was an Associate at a regional defense firm in Springfield, New Jersey. Mr. Buffalino also served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Roger W. Daley, J.S.C., State of New Jersey Superior Court, in Middlesex County, after serving several clerkships in Philadelphia.View Bryan M. Buffalino's blog posts here
Cory A. Rand is an Associate Attorney and member of Stark & Stark’s Litigation Group. He concentrates his practice in all areas of commercial and civil litigation, representing clients in all phases of litigation, from pleadings through appeal, with a special emphasis on appellate work.
Prior to joining Stark & Stark, Mr. Rand served as a law clerk for the Hon. Marie Lihotz, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, and served as a judicial intern for the Hon. Robert Kugler, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. While attending the University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. Rand served on the executive boards of the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law, and the Lile Moot Court Board.View Cory A. Rand's blog posts here
John L. Laskey is a Shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Alternative Dispute Resolution, Banking & Financial Services, Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights, Business & Corporate, Collections and Litigation Groups where he concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and business matters. Prior to joining Stark & Stark, Mr. Laskey was a Partner at a South-Jersey law firm where he represented financial institutions and other creditors in foreclosure, replevin, and other enforcement proceedings, as well as in bankruptcy cases. Mr. Laskey is qualified pursuant to the New Jersey Court Rules as a mediator and has successfully mediated commercial disputes pending in the Superior Court of New Jersey.View John L. Laskey's blog posts here
Joseph H. Lemkin is a Shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Group. Mr. Lemkin’s practice primarily focuses on the areas of bankruptcy law, commercial litigation, business reorganization and related matters, with a particular emphasis on creditors’ rights.View Joseph H. Lemkin's blog posts here
Kevin M. Hart is the Chairman and Senior Litigation Counsel of the Stark & Stark Mass Tort Litigation Group. Mr. Hart has over 30 years of experience as a trial attorney stemming from his work as a Deputy Attorney General with the State of New Jersey, Division of Criminal Justice, to his development and management of several practice groups at Stark & Stark. Currently, Mr. Hart is Co-lead Trial Counsel representing numerous plaintiffs in the mass tort environmental contamination case of In Re Bristol-Myers Squibb Environmental Contamination Litigation. Mr. Hart has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney since 1994.View Kevin M. Hart's blog posts here
John S. Eory is a Shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Divorce and Family Law group. He limits his practice to divorce, custody, domestic violence and other family law matters.
Mr. Eory is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court District VII Ethics Committee; the 2009 recipient of the Mercer County Bar Association’s Professional Lawyer of the Year award and is perennially voted a ‘New Jersey Super Lawyer’ by his peers. Mr. Eory is also a lecturer for various bar associations and has appeared as a television and radio panelist on divorce and custody topics.View John S. Eory's blog posts here
Daniel J. Sheridan is a Shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Business & Corporate, Financial Services and Real Estate Practice Groups. He has over twenty-nine years of combined law firm and in-house experience representing a diverse group of clients in business, real estate and environmental matters. Mr. Sheridan’s practice focuses heavily on formation, financing, purchase, sale and governance of closely held businesses.View Daniel J. Sheridan's blog posts here
Eric S. Goldberg is a Shareholder at Stark & Stark and member of its Real Estate, Franchise and Distribution, and Business and Corporate Groups. He focuses on various types of transactions, with an emphasis in the areas of real estate and land use, franchise and corporate law.View Eric S. Goldberg's blog posts here
Elizabeth Walsh Kreger, a Shareholder in the Estate Planning Group, concentrates her practice in trusts and estates, estate planning, family dispute resolution, estate administration, and elder law.
Ms. Kreger is involved in numerous community and charitable organizations.View Elizabeth Walsh Kreger's blog posts here
Gene Markin is an Associate in Stark & Stark’s Construction Litigation Group where he concentrates his practice in complex construction litigation claims on behalf of community associations, developers and other plaintiffs. While attending law school, Mr. Markin was a member of the Drexel Law Review as well as the Drexel Law National Trial Team and competed in several competitions across the country. He was also honored with the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association James J. Manderino Award For Trial Advocacy.View Gene Markin's blog posts here