Business & Tax

Capehart Scatchard's Business and Tax practice handles all types of matters arising in the operation of businesses.
William G. Wright
Co-Chair, Commercial Litigation Practice. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Concentrates his practice in commercial bankruptcy and general commercial litigation. He has represented banks and other financial institutions for over twenty-five years. In that time, he has prosecuted and defended, among other bankruptcy matters, fraudulent conveyances, preferences, objections to claims, plan confirmations, cash collateral orders, motions for relief from stay and lease assumptions and rejections. He has appeared in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania including arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Sergio I. Scuteri
Mr. Scuteri represents national and regional lending institutions and other credit issuing entities in the areas of commercial litigation, collections, bankruptcy, work outs and foreclosure. In addition, Mr. Scuteri represents owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in construction litigation, payment bond, and mechanic’s lien matters. 75% of Mr. Scuteri’s practice is devoted to litigation. Mr. Scuteri also serves as assistant general counsel to a national manufacturing company, where he advises on issues from business policy development to construction litigation.
Denise L. Sanders
Ms. Sanders has focused her practice in the areas of healthcare regulatory, transactional and operational matters for more than 20 years. She has extensive experience advising physicians and other healthcare providers on the multitude of regulatory and compliance requirements affecting healthcare delivery, including practice management issues; licensure and professional board matters; state and federal self-referral, anti-kickback, and fraud and abuse; electronic health records; telemedicine; collaboration agreements; and government and private payor relations. Her representative clients include individual practitioners, group practices, surgical practices, ambulatory surgery centers, ambulatory care facilities, and providers in the area of urgent care, post-acute care, home care, long-term care, and wellness.
Laura D. Ruccolo
Co-Chair, Commercial Litigation Practice. Ms. Ruccolo is an experienced “hands on” litigator with over 25 years of experience. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including the defense of class action litigation. She represents small, medium and large companies, banks and financial institutions and professionals and counsels them in all aspects of their business, from reviewing, negotiating and drafting contracts in a wide variety of areas, addressing employment issues and compliance issues. Ms. Ruccolo knows that open and regular communication with her client is essential to meeting the client’s goals. Ms. Ruccolo tries to resolve business disputes before litigation becomes necessary.

Laura D. Ruccolo

Shareholder

Charles A. Rizzi Jr.
Mr. Rizzi focuses his practice in the representation of business, real estate and land use, and school law matters.
Sheila M. Mints
Chair, Healthcare Practice. Ms. Mints specializes in healthcare transactional matters, including shareholder and employment agreements, purchases and sales of medical practices, including ACO and IPO transactions, and practice mergers. Ms. Mints acts as general counsel to many large practices and ambulatory care facilities, assisting with transactional, tax, human resources mattes and negotiation with payors and vendors. Ms. Mints also handles governmental and commercial payor investigations and audits into health care billing and coding practices. An experienced tax lawyer, Ms. Mints represents her clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the federal Tax Court and state taxation departments in a variety of tax matters.

Sheila M. Mints

Shareholder

Yasmeen S. Khaleel
Co-Chair, Business & Tax Practice. Co-Chair, Estates, Trusts & Wills Practice. Ms. Khaleel concentrates her practice in the representation of individuals, business owners, medical, dental and other professionals in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, business succession planning, transactional and tax planning. Routinely handles matters of special needs planning including guardianship applications. Experience in complex business/estate and trust litigation matters in conjunction with the Litigation Group.
Alan P. Fox
Co-Chair, Real Estate & Land Use Practice. Mr. Fox focuses practice on banking, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, workouts, commercial and transportation litigation, commercial transactions, business/corporate law, commercial and residential real estate, zoning and land use law.

Alan P. Fox

Shareholder

Kelly Ann Dugan
Co-Chair, Real Estate & Land Use Practice. Ms. Dugan’s practice focuses on representation of real estate, land use, business and corporate matters. She also handles borrower and secured transactions, commercial leasing, commercial sales and acquisitions, contracts, land use and zoning, landlord/tenant issues, title insurance, and mortgages.

Kelly Ann Dugan

Shareholder

Thomas A. Clark III
Mr. Clark concentrates his practices in the areas of business and commercial transactions, commercial real estate, land use, land development, banking and financing and environmental matters, as well as professional malpractice. Half of Mr. Clark’s practice is devoted to real estate and business litigation, and half of his practice is devoted to commercial litigation. He also has many years of experience in the area of commercial litigation, with an emphasis in creditors’ rights, uniform commercial code and business ownership matters. He has successfully tried to conclusion numerous cases involving creditors’ rights and various commercial disputes in all of the state trial courts in the firm’s practice area, as well as in the United States District Courts in New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is general counsel to numerous small businesses.
Vincent T. Cieslik
Focuses his practice in the representation of individuals, small businesses, not-for-profits and and large corporations in complicated and often high-risk litigation. Vince’s areas of expertise are in commercial litigation, health care law, and estate law.