Christina M. Adinolfi Shea
Ms. Adinolfi Shea focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Christina served as Law Clerk for The Honorable Marie E. Lihotz, Appellate Division, State of New Jersey.
Carla P. Aldarelli
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney. Ms. Aldarelli focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation matters.
Stephen J. Alexander
Mr. Alexander focuses his practice on all aspects of tort defense, products liability, employment and construction litigation representing large and small business owners and manufacturers, as well as insurance companies. He also has experience in the area of professional malpractice.
Ms. Baggett focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters
Ana-Eliza T. Bauersachs
Ms. Bauersachs focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Mr. Berkoff focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart, Brian externed for the Honorable Michael M. Baylson, Senior Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District Court of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Betley concentrates on labor and employment law, civil rights, school law, including special education, and construction law.

Joseph F. Betley

Executive Committee Member

Melissa Bialos Floyd
Ms. Bialos Floyd focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Michael L. Bileci
Mr. Bileci focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Michael service as a Paralegal Specialist for the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Delaware. Michael was also a Captain in the United States Air Force from 2001 to 2005.
Mr. Budline focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Ms. Burk focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Maura served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Linda L. Lawhun, J.S.C.

Maura Burk

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Shareholder, Workers’ Compensation Department. Ms. Caamaño focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Christopher J. Carlson
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Mr. Carlson’s practice concentrates on the defense of New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury matters on behalf of insurance companies, self-insured entities and third-party administrators in the fields of premises liability, transportation law, and construction claims. He has also handled commercial, insurance coverage, fire loss, trucking accident, Dram Shop, subrogation and first party “Personal Injury Protection ” (PIP) matters, as well as Hazmat rapid response services to trucking accidents.
Christopher M. Chu
Christopher focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
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.
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.
Ms. Coffey focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Michelle L. Corea
Ms. Corea’s practice focuses on insurance defense litigation with emphasis in defense of public entities involving tort claims act cases under New Jersey Statute Title 59 and civil rights litigation under 42 U.S.C. section 1983; and insurance fraud, bad faith and SIU related matters; construction litigation; municipal court practice; toxic tort defense; maritime and railroad claims.
Shareholder, Workers’ Compensation Department. Ms. Cottell focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Maria Dal Santo
Ms. Dal Santo focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
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

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Ms. Dev concentrates her practice on the representation of boards of education and charter schools in all areas of school law including: labor and employment, special education, Section 504, student discipline, FERPA, Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, student residency, civil rights, tenure, OPRA, and OPMA. In connection with these representations, she is experienced in handling matters before State and Federal courts, including the Office of Administrative Law. Ms. Dev is an experienced special education litigator and defends school districts in due process hearings from inception through trial. In addition, she has handled matters before governmental agencies, including the U.S. Office for Civil Rights and New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. Ms. Dev routinely conducts training and seminars, drafts policies and manuals, and provides strategic advice to school administrators regarding school law issues.

Sanmathi (Sanu) Dev

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Ms. Dewland focuses her practice in litigation through the federal and state courts of New Jersey, with a concentration on creditor’s rights, business collection, tort defense, premises liability and products liability defense, Tort Claims Act defense, construction, estates, employment and professional malpractice.
Nicholas A. Dibble
Mr. Dibble focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Michelle L. Duffield
Ms. Duffield focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
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

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Scott J. Endlein
Mr. Endlein focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.

Scott J. Endlein

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Stephen T. Fannon
Stephen T. Fannon, who recently successfully defended respondents in two significant trials, Gerald L. Hallquist v. E.I. Dupont De Nemours, a complex alleged chemical exposure/cancer-death case, and Dennis McQuaid v. Camden Board of Social Services, a premises liability case involving allegations of substantial permanent disability, is a partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Department.

Stephen T. Fannon

Executive Committee Member

Ms. Farrington focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
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

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Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney. Mr. Geaney’s practice involves representation of employers, self-insured companies, third party administrators, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Family and Medical Leave Act. He also conducts training sessions on workers’ compensation, ADA, and FMLA issues.

John H. Geaney

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Karen E. Gibson
Ms. Gibson focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.

Karen E. Gibson

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Ms. Gorin focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and creditors’ rights, including foreclosure, bankruptcy, workouts and collections, and real estate transactions and litigation.
Mr. Graham focuses his practice in litigation through the federal and state courts of New Jersey, with a concentration on creditor’s rights, business collection, tort defense, premises liability and products liability defense, Tort Claims Act defense, construction, estates, employment and professional malpractice.
Anne M. Hammil Pasqua
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney. Ms. Hammill-Pasqua focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters, as well as Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation and Defense Base Act matters.
Katherine Hellander Geist
Ms. Geist focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Prudence M. Higbee
Ms. Higbee focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters, Medicare compliance issues, and claims arising under the Medicare Secondary Payer Statute, nationwide.
Christopher J. Hoare
Mr. Hoare specializes in legal malpractice, construction accident, NY Labor Law, construction defect, railroad defense, trucking/transportation liability, and medical malpractice litigation. Before becoming an attorney, he worked in railroad track construction and safety training at Conrail as well as a Legal Claims Agent for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). For 19 years, he has represented his clients in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania in legal malpractice, premises liability, transportation, trucking, and construction accident litigation (including NY Labor Law) cases.
Charles F. Holmgren
Mr. Holmgren focuses his practice in general defense litigation throughout the federal and state courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with a concentration on premises liability, products liability, construction, estates, employment and professional / medical malpractice. His clients include large and small business owners, municipalities and governmental entities, manufacturers, and their insurers.
Mr. Jiang focuses his practice in litigation through the federal and state courts of New Jersey, with a concentration on creditor’s rights, business collection, tort defense, premises liability and products liability defense, Tort Claims Act defense, construction, estates, employment and professional malpractice.
Ms. Joffe focuses her practice in litigation through the federal and state courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with a concentration on creditor’s rights, business collection, tort defense, premises liability and products liability defense, Tort Claims Act defense, construction, estates, employment and professional malpractice.
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

Mr. Klementowski focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart, Daniel interned for the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Daniel was also an intern for the Honorable William R. Shaffer and the Honorable Rayford A. Means, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Criminal Division.
Alyson L. Rosenberg Knipe
Ms. Knipe has over 15 years of experience litigating and managing a diverse range of civil claims including the areas of transportation, premises, property damage, general liability, construction defect and construction litigation centering on New York State Labor Law.

Alyson L. Knipe

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Edward F. Kuhn III
Mr. Kuhn focuses his practice in general defense litigation through the federal and state courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with a concentration on tort defense, premises liability, products liability, Tort Claims Act defense, construction, estates, employment and professional malpractice. His clients include large and small business owners, municipalities and governmental entities, manufacturers, and their insurers.
Mr. McCaffrey focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Mr. McCaffrey was a law clerk and judicial intern for The Honorable Anne McDonnell, and Presiding Judge Chancery, General Equity, New Jersey Superior Court. He was also a judicial extern for The Honorable Jerome B. Simandle, Chief U.S.D.J., United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Ms. Michel focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart, Marie was a law clerk to The Honorable Sander Friedman as well as The Honorable John Harrington and The Honorable Ronald Bookbinder.

Marie Michel

Associate

Ms. McNelly focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense 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

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Ashley T. Mollenthiel Fiore
Ms. Fiore focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Co-Chair, Education Practice. Mr. Muccilli’s practice focuses in the areas of school law, and labor and employment. He has represented school districts with respect to a variety of education law issues involving students, teachers, school construction and special education issues including questions pertaining to inclusion, least restrictive environment, discipline, behavior management, transition, evaluation, discrete trial instruction, medically fragile students, dyslexia, Down Syndrome, Aspergers Syndrome, and equal access to activities and services for disabled individuals.
Mr. Nagy focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Keith served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable J. Christopher Gibson, J.S.C.

Keith E. Nagy

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Ms. Newcomb focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Co-Chair, Workers' Compensation Practice. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney. Ms. Northen focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insureds and carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.

Lora V. Northen

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Ms. Parris focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
John W. Pszwaro
Mr. Pszwaro focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, John served as a Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable David W. Morgan, J.S.C.

John W. Pszwaro

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Betsy G. Ramos
Co-Chair, Litigation Practice. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Ms. Ramos is an experienced litigator with over 25 years experience handling diverse matters. Practice areas include tort defense, business litigation, estate litigation, tort claims and civil rights defense, construction litigation, insurance coverage, employment litigation, shareholder disputes, and general litigation.

Betsy G. Ramos

Executive Committee Member

Andrew C. Rimol
Mr. Rimol focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney. Ms. Ringel focuses on the representation of employers, self-insureds and carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.

Claire Y. Ringel

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Charles A. Rizzi Jr.
Mr. Rizzi focuses his practice in the representation of business, real estate and land use, and school law matters.
Chair, Franchise Practice. Ms. Rose focuses her practice in the areas of commercial and business law, transportation, and franchise law. Represents transportation companies, particularly railroads, and automobile and boat manufacturers/distributors in federal, bankruptcy, state, administrative, and arbitration venues in the defense of claims under state and federal law. She is involved in all aspects of relationships between manufacturers/distributors and dealers including enforcement of franchise quality industry standards, allocation issues and counseling regarding general distribution arrangements.

Mary Ellen Rose

Executive Committee Member

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

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Carmen Saginario Jr.
Co-Chair Employment & Labor Practice. Mr. Saginario focuses his practice on employment litigation and counseling. He regularly counsels clients on litigation avoidance, personnel policies and procedures including those associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act, employment discipline, layoffs and other terminations. Mr. Saginario directs and participates in internal investigations involving claims of harassment, policy violations, ethics and other employment issues. He also appears on behalf of private and public sector clients before the judiciary as well as State and Federal administrative agencies (EEOC, N.J. Division on Civil Rights, etc.). Mr. Saginario is also experienced in representing clients before arbitrators and mediators. He has negotiated numerous public collective negotiations agreements (e.g., law enforcement, public works, etc.).
Ms. Sawh focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Andrea L. Schlafer
Ms. Schlafer focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Andrea served as a Judicial Clerk to The Honorable Kevin T. Smith, J.S.C.
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.
Co-Chair Employment & Labor Practice. Mr. Smith practices in employment litigation and preventative employment practices, including counseling employers on the creation of employment policies, non-compete and trade secret agreements, and training employers to avoid employment-related litigation. He represents both companies and individuals in related complex commercial litigation before federal states courts and administrative agencies in labor and employment cases including race, gender, age, national origin, disability and workplace harassment and discrimination matters, wage-and-hour disputes, restrictive covenants, grievances, arbitration, drug testing, and employment related contract issues.
Paralegal, EA, AEP®, CTFA, Business & Tax and Trust & Estate Groups. In addition to her paralegal duties in tax, accounting and litigation matters relating to trusts, estates and individuals, Ms. Sowa is an IRS Enrolled Agent eligible to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the IRS and an Accredited Estate Planner® as administered and maintained by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. She is also a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor through the Institute of Certified Bankers.

Kay M. Sowa

Paralegal, EA, AEP®, CTFA

Mr. Srikanth focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Mr. Stark concentrates his practice on the representation of boards of education and charter schools in all areas of school law including: labor and employment, special education, Section 504, student discipline, FERPA, Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, student residency, civil rights, tenure, OPRA, OPMA, and teaching staff tenure matters under TEACHNJ and ACHIEVENJ.
Mr. Stephens focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Mr. Stewart focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Lauren E. Tedesco is an associate with the firm and concentrates her practice on the representation of boards of education and charter schools in all areas of school law including: labor and employment, special education, Section 504, student discipline, FERPA, Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, student residency, civil rights, tenure, OPRA, OPMA, and teaching staff tenure matters under TEACHNJ and ACHIEVENJ.
Mr. Tejada focuses his practice in the representation of clients in business disputes arising from breaches of contract, complex financial transactions, investment fraud, real estate acquisition and development, and ownership disputes. Practice includes the defense of commercial entities in matters involving insured claims including commercial torts, tort defense, class actions, and general liability.
Ms. Terranova focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters
Ms. Vidal concentrates her practice in estate and tax planning, estate administration, business and corporate services and elder law.

Renee C. Vidal

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Daniela C. Vizcarra
Ms. Vizcarra focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Maria focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Maria served as a Judicial Clerk to The Honorable Paulette M. Sapp-Peterson, Presiding Judge of Civil Division in Mercer County New Jersey.

Maria L. Winters

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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 mergers and acquisitions, estate and trust litigation, finance, real estate, corporate law, and general commercial litigation. 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.
Mr. Xu focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.

Lester Xu

Associate

Gina M. Zippilli
Gina is a shareholder in Capehart’s Litigation Group and is the Editor of the firm’s quarterly litigation newsletter, “Legally Speaking.” In addition to being the firm’s PIP expert, Ms. Zippilli focuses her practice in civil litigation matters involving tort defense; products, premises and professional liability, as well as employment and estate litigation. Her client base is mainly devoted to national corporations as well as liability and property insurance carriers. She has extensive experience in the area of legal malpractice having specialized in that field for several years as well as complex commercial litigation. For her business clients, Ms. Zippilli prepares corporate and transactional documents and assists those clients in creating and obtaining trademarks.

Gina M. Zippilli

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