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Westfield, NJ, August 15, 2019: Ten attorneys with the law firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020, which identified each as a top legal talent in their respective practice areas.

In addition, Lindabury attorney Edward J. Frisch was named the Best Lawyers® 2020 Litigation – Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Newark.

The following Lindabury attorneys were named as Best Lawyers honorees:

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Lindabury McCormick Estabrook & Cooper is pleased to announce that we are well represented in the New Jersey Super Lawyers list with 6 attorneys having been recognized as leaders in their area of practice. The selected attorneys come from many of the firm’s practice areas including our Employment, Business Counseling, Environmental, Family Law, Litigation and Trusts & Estates groups.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Every year Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented selection process that involves peer nominations, independent research and peer evaluations.

For the fourth consecutive year included in the list of NJ Super Lawyers is 1 Lindabury associate who has attained the designation of being a Rising Star in the legal profession. In order to be selected as a rising star, candidates must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.  Each year,  no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the honor of being selected to the Rising Stars list.

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Westfield, New Jersey, November 2, 2018 – Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. has earned top rankings in the 2019 edition of Best Law Firms, published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The firm received a first tier metropolitan ranking in Arbitration, Insurance Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates Law. Lindabury also was recognized for its Labor and Employment Litigation and Management Counseling practice as well as its Mediation services.

The Honorable John M. Boyle, former Presiding Judge, Superior Court, Chancery Division, Union County, and the Honorable Ross R. Anzaldi, former Presiding Judge, Superior Court, Civil Division, Union County, practice in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group.

Jay Lavroff, Steven Backfisch and Andrew Gibbs practice in the Insurance Law Group. They represent insurance carriers in matters concerning coverage and defense of errors and omissions, construction defect, director and officer liability and employment practices liability among others.

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Westfield, New Jersey, August 15, 2018 – The Best Lawyers In America© has announced that 8 attorneys from Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. have been named to this year’s list.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

Lindabury would like to congratulate the following attorneys listed in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers In America© including special recognition to John Boyle who was additionally recognized as the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration in Newark, NJ.

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Westfield, New Jersey, August 2, 2018 – Westfield attorney Greg K. Vitali, of the law firm Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., has been selected as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (“CLSA”). Mr. Vitali is a partner in the firm’s construction litigation group with an emphasis in the areas of commercial and construction law. A 1994 graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, Mr. Vitali received his Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1997. Mr. Vitali regularly appears in the New Jersey Superior Court, the United States District Court for New Jersey, and in arbitration and mediation proceedings conducted under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association to litigate commercial contract disputes on behalf of many of the firm’s corporate clients.

The CLSA is an invitation-only international honorary association composed of preeminent lawyers specializing in construction law and related fields. Fellowship is limited and selective, with lawyers being invited into Fellowship upon a proven record of excellence and accomplishment in construction law at both the trial and appellate levels. Lawyers nominated or selected may be in any discipline in the construction law arena, including contract specialization, negotiations, litigation, arbitration, appellate and/or surety law, but who have in addition superior ethical reputations. The CLSA seeks a high level of diversity in its selection process. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level, or are independent practitioners with recognized advanced status among their peers. The CLSA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy and ethical standards in construction law and fostering a scholarly and advanced exchange of ideas in all practices related to the specialty.

Mr. Vitali is also a member, and former Chairman, of the Attorneys’ Council to the American Subcontractors Association, and an active member of the Attorneys’ Council for the National Subcontractors Alliance

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Kathleen Connelly‘s recent interview by Steve Wilson of NJ Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) discusses the difficulty businesses face when considering including sexual harassment inquiries to their background checks on new hires.

To read the full NJBIA article click here.

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Westfield, New Jersey, June 28, 2018 – Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper P.C., announced today that Stephen A. Timoni has joined the firm in its Westfield New Jersey office. Stephen will focus his practice in the areas of Corporate and Health Care Law.

“Stephen brings additional depth and experience to our firm. He has tremendous experience in complex corporate, M&A and health care areas of practice. We anticipate that Stephen will be a valuable addition to our firm and are very happy to have him on board,” said David R. Pierce, President of the firm.

Stephen, a 1982 graduate of Seton Haw University School of Law, advises clients regarding entity formation and restructuring: financing, technology licensing, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance and regulatory issues. In health care and life sciences fields, Stephen represents clients concerning Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and privacy; including HIPAA; fraud and abuse and legal and ethical issues associated with religiously-based health care services.

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Westfield, NJ, (June 18, 2018): Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., announced that Robert W. Anderson has been elected president of The Parlex Group, an international network of law firms that work cooperatively to handle cross-border legal transactions.

Mr. Anderson is the first non-European to serve as president in the 47-year history of The Parlex Group. He will also serve as a member of the Management Committee for a two-year term.

“In our increasingly interconnected world, legal transactions now regularly involve multiple countries and legal systems,” said Mr. Anderson. “I am greatly honored by the opportunity to serve as Parlex’s president while we work to seamlessly meet the challenges of global transactions.”

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Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper in Westfield welcomes two summer associates into its ranks. David Franzmathes and Donald C. Pierce will be joining the firm for 10 weeks. They began on May 29th. Franzmathes is a third-year law student at Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark. David is an Associate Editor of the Seton Hall Circuit Review. He received his Bachelor of Arts at The College of New Jersey in Philosophy. He also has internship experience as a Judicial Intern in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey. Donald C. Pierce is a third-year law student at Rutgers Law School, Newark. Donald is on the Moot Court Board and was a participant in the 2018 Nathan Baker Mock Trial Competition. Donald received his Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University, New Brunswick in Economics. Prior to attending law school he served in the United States Army, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina as an Infantry Officer, 1st Lieutenant. “Lindabury is pleased to welcome David and Donald as its current class of summer associates. Our summer associate program has been the source of many of our current attorneys and we look forward to its continued success in developing future leaders and members of the firm”, said Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper’s President, David Pierce.

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Nicole Kobis of Lindabury Named 2018 Rising Star

Nicole A. Kobis, a family law attorney with Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., will be honored as a Rising Star Recipient at the United Way of Greater Union County’s Annual Celebration on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The event will be held at the Gran Centurions (440 Madison Hill Road, Clark, NJ) from 6-9 pm.

The Annual Celebration recognizes local leaders in philanthropy, business, and advocacy who share United Way’s mission of service. United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) created the event as a way to recognize community and business leaders who are committed to making communities stronger and improving the odds for children and families. Proceeds will benefit programs and services funded by UWGUC.

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