Real Estate & Land Use

Handles a range of real estate matters including sales and acquisitions, development and land use, financings, leasing and operations, workouts and litigation.
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.
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.

Yasmeen S. Khaleel

Executive Committee Member

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

Ms. Danks focuses her practice in general litigation throughout the state and federal courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with a concentration in insurance defense and commercial litigation matters. She has successfully defended clients and their insureds in a wide range of areas including premises liability, construction accidents, DRAM shop claims, professional liability, civil rights claims, employment matters, consumer fraud litigation, and claims by and against public entities. She also has extensive experience representing landlords in eviction cases and related landlord-tenant matters. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Danks is experienced in representing developers and navigating New Jersey’s Municipal Land Use Law.

Laura M. Danks

Shareholder

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.