Steven Mignogna a Featured Speaker at ACTEC Mid-Atlantic Region Annual Meeting

Steven K. Mignogna, a Partner in the firm’s Haddonfield office, served as a featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic region of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), on September 16, 2017, in Long Branch, New Jersey. Mr. Mignogna served as moderator and a speaker for a seminar entitled, “Resolving Trust Issues – Hopefully Without Court Intervention,” where he presented the latest trends in trust law, especially from a litigation perspective.

Mr. Mignogna is a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Lawyers and law professors are elected to be Fellows  based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching and participating in bar activities. It is their aim, and the goal of the College, to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and professional responsibility. Mr. Mignogna is also a member of ACTEC’s Fiduciary Litigation Committee, as well as its Subcommittee on Fiduciary Surcharge and Damages/Remedies, and ACTEC’s Professional Responsibility Committee.

Mr. Mignogna focuses his practice on commercial litigation, with a concentration on probate matters, estates, fiduciaries, guardianships and real estate. He is Co-Chair of the firm’s Estates and Trusts Department and Chair of the Estate and Trust Litigation Group.

Mr. Mignogna has lectured and published extensively, both locally and nationally. He is principal author of the treatise, Estate and Trust Litigation, and editor and contributing author of The New Jersey Estate Planning Manual and The New Jersey Probate Procedures Book, all published by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Archer & Greiner, P.C. is a full-service regional law firm with more than 175 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton, Flemington and Red Bank, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington, Del. The firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for over 85 years. Each office provides full-service litigation and transactional capabilities in nearly every area of law, including corporate, estate & trust, family & matrimonial, labor & employment, litigation, medical & personal injury, and real estate services. For more information, visit www.archerlaw.com.

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Jack McDermott Reappointed Chair of American Bar Association Committee

Jack McDermott, a partner in Archer’s Haddonfield office, has been re-appointed to a third term as Co-Chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Energy, Environment and Resources. His new term began September 1. He has served as Co-Chair for the past two terms and, before that, as Committee Vice Chair.

As Co-Chair, Mr. McDermott leads the Committee’s activities in reviewing and analyzing national developments related to areas such as natural resource damages, oil and natural gas litigation, and related areas of litigation, as well as educating members on national trends through continuing legal education programs and articles.

The Section of Environment, Energy and Resources is a leading national forum where lawyers with environmental, energy and resources practices can find the most current information and analyses of issues related to those practice areas, and where they can learn, teach and contribute regarding those issues.

A member of Archer’s Environmental Law Group, Mr. McDermott specializes in complex environmental litigation, toxic torts and products liability claims. He represents companies in the petroleum, chemical and other industries facing claims for all forms of property and personal injury damages, cleanup costs and natural resource damages.

Archer P.C. is a full-service regional law firm with more than 175 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton, Flemington and Red Bank, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY; and Wilmington, DE. The firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for over 85 years. Each office provides full-service litigation and transactional capabilities in nearly every area of law including, corporate, estate & trust, family & matrimonial, labor & employment, litigation, medical & personal injury, and real estate services. For more information, visit www.archerlaw.com.

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Tiffany Wagner Donio to Serve as Mentor for United Way Inaugural Speed Mentoring Event

Tiffany Wagner Donio, a Partner in Archer’s Haddonfield office, will serve as a mentor for Ready, Set, Mentor, the first speed mentoring event hosted by the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Women’s Leadership Initiative Next Generation (WING). The WING mentorship event will feature more than 10 executive-level and c-suite women sharing their insights and guidance with attendees on how to advance in their career, succeed in male-dominated industries, and achieve work-life balance.

WING is part of United Way’s Women United, which is a diverse network of women leaders from across the region who are making a positive impact in local communities. Through a commitment to leadership, philanthropy and volunteerism, Women United is focused on building a generation of youth who are poised for success.

 Ms. Donio specializes in the practice of corporate law and tax law. She provides representation to for-profit entities and their principals in a variety of matters, including entity formation, corporate governance, corporate and partnership terminations, mergers and acquisitions, business contracting and public company reporting obligations. Ms. Donio also advises clients on a variety of tax issues, including choice of entity, conversions from one form of entity to another, income tax planning, federal and state tax audits and appeals, and compliance with state and local tax laws, including sales tax issues. She is currently working toward an Executive LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.

Ms. Donio was recently named as one of South Jersey Biz magazine’s “Women to Watch” for 2017. She was among 20 female professionals the publication honored who are on the rise in the local business community. In 2014, Ms. Donio was named by SNJ Business People to its 40-Under-40 list of the most promising young business people in southern New Jersey. Ms. Donio serves on the Board of Directors of the Non Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey.

Archer & Greiner, P.C. is a full-service regional law firm with more than 175 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton, Flemington and Red Bank, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington, Del. The firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for over 85 years. Each office provides full-service litigation and transactional capabilities in nearly every area of law, including corporate, estate & trust, family & matrimonial, labor & employment, litigation, medical & personal injury, and real estate services. For more information, visit www.archerlaw.com.

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Salvatore DeBunda Inducted Into PARX Racing Hall of Fame

Salvatore M. DeBunda, a Partner in Archer’s Philadelphia office, and longtime thoroughbred horse owner and breeder, was recently inducted as an owner into the PARX Racing Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes thoroughbred horses, trainers, jockeys, owners and others for their achievements at Parx Racing, and inductees are some of the region’s greatest names in horse racing. Legendary turf writer and journalist Dick Jerardi was inducted along with Mr. DeBunda.

Mr. DeBunda currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (PTHA) and Vice President of the National Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association (THA) and has been one of the leading proponents and advocates for horseracing on both the state and national levels for 20 years. This is the second time Mr. DeBunda has been recognized by the PARX Racing Hall of Fame, having first been inducted in 2013 for special achievement as PTHA President.

In 2016, Mr. DeBunda was appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission. During his 20 years of involvement with the PTHA, he has focused his efforts on aiding in additional improvements for horsemen, including the negotiation of a new live racing agreement, creation of the Horsemen’s Purchasing Association to provide feed and shavings at reduced prices, establishment of horsemen’s rights to equal treatment under the law, and renovation programs for Pennsylvania racing venues. Mr. DeBunda is also a founder and the Executive Producer of Let’s Go Racing, which highlights thoroughbreds and the personalities that help get them to the winner’s circle.

Mr. DeBunda is a Board Member and Chairman Emeritus for the Philly POPS and Board Member of the Longport Condominium Association. In addition to a focus on equine law, Mr. DeBunda’s diverse practice includes representation of corporate, health care and media clients, as well as significant private and family-owned companies and nonprofit organizations. His more than 40 years of legal and business experience includes high-level positions with media and electronics companies, as well as representation of cable television franchisees in Philadelphia and throughout the United States.

Archer & Greiner, P.C. is a full-service regional law firm with more than 175 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton, Flemington and Red Bank, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington, Del. The firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for over 85 years. Each office provides full-service litigation and transactional capabilities in nearly every area of law, including corporate, estate & trust, family & matrimonial, labor & employment, litigation, medical & personal injury, and real estate services. For more information, visit www.archerlaw.com.

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Archer Donates Funds to the American Red Cross Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Relief Effort

Archer and the law firm’s employees raised $9,345 for the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts in Texas and Florida following the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Presenting the check to Randi Zamkotowicz (center), Major Gift Officer, Corporate Partnership of the American Red Cross, New Jersey Region are James H. Carll (left), Archer Chairman and Douglas G. Leney (right), a partner at the firm and Board Member, American Red Cross, Southwestern NJ Chapter.

 

Family-Owned Businesses

Gianfranco A. Pietrafesa, a partner in the firm’s Business Counseling Group who advises family-owned and closely-held business, has been appointed to the Steering Committee of the Family-Owned Business Roundtable of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey.  Among other things, the Family-Owned Business Roundtable explores the unique challenges facing family-owned business in New Jersey.

 

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Peter Frattarelli to Speak at NJSBA 2017 Mid-Year Meeting in Madrid, Spain

Archer attorney, Peter L. Frattarelli, will chair and moderate the seminar “Labor and Employment – A Paella of Issues,” to be held on October 25, 2017 at the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) 2017 Mid-Year Meeting at the Westin Palace Hotel in Madrid, Spain. Seminar attendees will learn about the latest court law, procedures and opinions from both sides of labor and employment law.

Along with serving as chair and panel moderator for the program, Mr. Frattarelli will provide attendees with an update on recent case law. Additional panel members will include other NJSBA Labor and Employment Section Executive Committee members and a local labor and employment attorney from Spain. This is the 4th year in which Mr. Frattarelli has been invited by the NJSBA to serve as a speaker at the Mid-Year Meeting.

Mr. Frattarelli is the Chair of Archer’s Labor & Employment Department. Mr. Frattarelli regularly represents management and employers in labor and employment litigation and proceedings. He has extensive experience defending employers and individuals against harassment and discrimination lawsuits, as well as before state and federal administrative agencies. These include claims for race, gender, sex, disability, national origin and age discrimination. His management defense experience has been in a wide variety of contexts, ranging from unlawful discipline through wrongful termination. Mr. Frattarelli’s litigation experience also includes an emphasis on defending against retaliation and “whistleblower” claims. He has handled numerous cases defending employers against claims of failure to accommodate the needs of disabled persons, including several cases that sought to extend the disability protection laws against employers and places of public accommodation.

To learn more about the NJSBA’s 2017 Mid-Year Meeting in Madrid, please click here.

Archer P.C. is a full-service regional law firm with more than 175 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton, Flemington and Red Bank, NJ; Philadelphia, PA.; New York, NY; and Wilmington, DE. The firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for over 85 years. Each office provides full-service litigation and transactional capabilities in nearly every area of law, including corporate, estate & trust, family & matrimonial, labor & employment, litigation, medical & personal injury, and real estate services. For more information, visit www.archerlaw.com.

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Peter L. Frattarelli Will Lecture Fall Course at Rowan University

Peter L. Frattarelli, Esq. will be an adjunct professor at Rowan University for the Fall 2017 term.  Mr. Frattarelli will be teaching one course: “Legal Aspects of Human Resource Management” which is part of Rowan’s Human Resource Management program.  The course is a three-credit course and the curriculum will be designed to give students an understanding of federal and state employment discrimination laws, along with practical guidance from an attorney’s perspective.

Mr. Frattarelli is the Chair of Archer’s Labor & Employment Department. He regularly represents management and employers in labor and employment litigation and proceedings. Mr. Frattarelli has extensive experience defending employers and individuals against harassment and discrimination lawsuits, as well as before state and federal administrative agencies.

Melissa Osorio Dibble Appointed Vice-Chair of ABA Committee

Melissa Osorio Dibble, an Associate and member of the firm’s Litigation Department, was recently appointed Vice-Chair of the Probate & Fiduciary Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section. Her one-year term will start on September 1.

As Vice-Chair, Ms. Dibble will be part of a leadership team who will review and study recent developments related to estate and trust law, including, but not limited to, will contests, contested guardianships and conservatorships and alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Dibble will work with the Chair of the Committee to develop committee activities, produce continuing legal education (“CLE”) programming for the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section meetings, eCLE, articles for Section publications, maintain the committee’s website, and host committee conference calls to discuss current legal issues and connect committee members with colleagues sharing similar interests.

The Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, which includes around 22,000 members, is a leader in providing subject matter expertise on current regulatory and legal issues, trends and best practices. The Trust and Estate Division includes all aspects of trusts, estate planning, employee benefits, insurance, and probate and trust litigation.

Ms. Dibble handles all varieties of probate, general equity, and Orphans’ Court matters, including will contests, breach of fiduciary duty actions, trust modifications, and matters involving the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act and the Slayer Statute. She has represented a variety of institutions and individuals, including banks, universities, executors, trustees, beneficiaries of estates and trusts, and intestate heirs. Ms. Dibble regularly speaks on recent developments in estate and trust litigation and has published articles on the doctrine of writings intended as wills and the Uniform Trust Code.

Archer & Greiner PC is a full-service regional law firm with more than 175 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton, Flemington and Red Bank, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington, Del. The Firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for over 85 years. Each office provides full-service litigation and transactional capabilities in nearly every area of law including corporate, estate & trust, family & matrimonial, labor & employment, litigation, medical & personal injury, and real estate services. For more information, visit www.archerlaw.com.

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Archer Hosted Law Students for Mock Interviews

Archer’s Richard Ramones addresses student questions.

Law students from law schools within the Delaware Valley Region and New York City recently tested their job-interview skills in a mock interview during a program sponsored and hosted by Archer. The mock interview program allows law students the chance to practice for the upcoming On-Campus interview season.

Law students receive interview tips from the panel.

The mock interviews were held on July 18th at Archer’s Haddonfield office and were conducted by attorneys from law firms, government agencies and corporations in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The program is an annual event put on by the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ). Rutgers School of Law was the other sponsor of the event.

“It’s a great opportunity for law students to make a professional connection with someone who is doing what they hope to do, and to also experience what an interview is in a setting where they’re not being officially evaluated,” said Archer attorney Richard Ramones, who served as a panelist for the program.

Students met with an attorney for a 15-minute interview followed by a 5-minute critique. Students were provided constructive feedback on everything from body language to the substance of their answers and follow-up questions.

The workshop also featured a discussion on interviewing methods, interviewing tips and techniques, and included a networking reception at the end.  Over 50 law students and attorneys participated.

 Archer & Greiner, P.C. is a full-service regional law firm with more than 175 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton, Flemington and Red Bank, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington, Del. The firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for over 85 years. Each office provides full-service litigation and transactional capabilities in nearly every area of law, including corporate, estate & trust, family & matrimonial, labor & employment, litigation, medical & personal injury, and real estate services. For more information, visit www.archerlaw.com.

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