Roger Lai Elected Vice President of Burlington County Bar Association

Attorney Roger Lai of Archer P.C. in Haddonfield, N.J., has been elected to serve as Vice President of the Burlington County (N.J.) Bar Association (BCBA) for a term that runs through June 2013, when he is scheduled to become BCBA President Elect.

Established in 1932, the BCBA’s mission is to provide members with the tools necessary to enhance their ability to practice law ethically and effectively, and to provides opportunities for cordial professional and social activities. The BCBA also serves the public by promoting a better understanding of legal issues, lawyers and the justice system, and by facilitating and promoting the delivery of quality legal services.

A resident of Mount Laurel, N.J., Mr. Lai is a member of Archer’s Commercial Litigation Group and focuses his practice on commercial litigation with an emphasis on representing businesses and individuals in contract disputes, shareholder disputes, civil rights matters and professional malpractice. Prior to becoming Vice President, he held numerous BCBA leadership positions, including member of the Board of Trustees as both Trustee and Young Lawyer Trustee, and Secretary.

Archer PC is a full-service regional law firm with more than 200 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton and Flemington, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington and Georgetown, Del. The Firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for more than 80 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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Sixteen Archer Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America 2013

Sixteen attorneys with Archer P.C. were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).
 
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
 
Lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers are listed in practice areas based on votes from peers.
 
The following Archer attorneys are recognized:
 

Lawyer

 

 

Office Location

 

 

Practice Area of Recognition

 

 

John C. Connell

 

 

Haddonfield

 

 

Litigation – First Amendment

 

 

Gerald Darling

 

 

Haddonfield

 

 

Trusts and Estates

 

 

Frank R. Demmerly Jr.

 

 

Haddonfield

 

 

Trusts and Estates

 

 

Peter E. Driscoll

 

 

Haddonfield

 

 

Trusts and Estates

 

 

Robert J. Fogg

 

 

Princeton

 

 

Health Care Law

 

 

Christopher R. Gibson

 

 

Haddonfield

 

 

Litigation – Environmental

 

 

Gary L. Green

 

 

Haddonfield

 

 

Real Estate Law

 

 

Lee M. Hymerling

 

 

Haddonfield

 

 

Family Law

 

 

David H. Marion

 

 

Philadelphia

 

 

Appellate Practice 

Bet-the Company Litigation 

Commercial Litigation

First Amendment Law  

Legal Malpractice Law

Ellis I. Medoway

 

 

Haddonfield

 

 

Insurance Law

 

 

Steven K. Mignogna

 

 

Haddonfield

 

 

Litigation – Trusts and Estates

 

 

Neil A. Morris

 

 

Philadelphia

 

 

Litigation – Labor & Employment

 

 

Gianfranco A. Pietrafesa

 

 

Hackensack

 

 

Corporate Law

 

 

Marc A. Rollo

 

 

Haddonfield

 

 

Litigation – Environmental

 

 

William J. Thompson

 

 

Haddonfield

 

 

Family Law

 

 

Lloyd H. Tubman

 

 

Flemington

 

 

 

Environmental Law

Land Use & Zoning Law

Litigation – Environmental

 

 

 
 

Archer PC is a full-service regional law firm with more than 200 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton and Flemington, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington and Georgetown, Del. The Firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for more than 80 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 Attorneys Listed in Super Lawyers Business Edition

Fifteen attorneys from Archer P.C. are listed in the 2012 Super Lawyers Business Edition, which features top attorneys in commercial practices across the United States.

Each attorney listed in the guide “exhibits excellence in the practice of law,” according to the guide, and was included on a Super Lawyers list in 2011.

Below are the Archer attorneys listed in the 2012 Business Edition, along with their office locations and practice areas of recognition.

Attorney

 

 

Office Location

 

 

Practice Area

 

 

Business Edition 2012 page

 

 

Gianfranco A. Pietrafesa

 

 

Hackensack

 

 

Business/Corporate

 

 

45

 

 

Stephen M. Packman

 

 

Haddonfield

 

 

Bankruptcy

 

 

45

 

 

Lloyd H. Tubman

 

 

Flemington

 

 

Environmental

 

 

105

 

 

Guliet D. Hirsch

 

 

Flemington

 

 

Land Use/Zoning

 

 

105

 

 

Marc A. Rollo

 

 

Haddonfield

 

 

Environmental Litigation

 

 

105

 

 

Arnold D. Litt

 

 

Hackensack

 

 

Real Estate

 

 

105

 

 

Christopher R. Gibson

 

 

Haddonfield

 

 

Environmental

 

 

105

 

 

Steven B. Harz

 

 

Hackensack

 

 

Employment & Labor

 

 

159

 

 

John C. Connell

 

 

Haddonfield

 

 

Employment & Labor

 

 

159

 

 

Howard A. Rosenthal

 

 

Philadelphia

 

 

Employment & Labor

 

 

169

 

 

Thomas J. Herten

 

 

Hackensack

 

 

Business Litigation

 

 

296

 

 

Allen A. Etish

 

 

Haddonfield

 

 

Business Litigation

 

 

296

 

 

Lynne M. Abraham

 

 

Philadelphia

 

 

Appellate

 

 

323

 

 

David H. Marion

 

 

Philadelphia

 

 

Business Litigation

 

 

323

 

 

Stella M. Tsai

 

 

Philadelphia

 

 

Business Litigation

 

 

323

 

 

 

Archer PC is a full-service regional law firm with more than 200 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton and Flemington, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington and Georgetown, Del. The Firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for more than 80 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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Jeffrey Gradone Named to Law Journal List of Top Young Attorneys in New Jersey

Jeffrey M. Gradone, a Partner with Archer P.C., has been named to the New Jersey Law Journal’s “New Leaders of the Bar” list (formerly “40 Under 40”) of top young attorneys in New Jersey.

Mr. Gradone, of Princeton, is featured in a special section in the Aug. 20 issue of the Law Journal. A key member of Archer’s Real Estate Tax Appeal Practice Group in the firm’s office in Princeton, Mr. Gradone concentrates his practice in the areas of local property taxation and eminent domain proceedings. A former New Jersey Tax Court law clerk, Mr. Gradone is an experienced negotiator and litigator who has helped hundreds of companies obtain significant reductions in their tax burden, helping them increase profitability in a state known for heavy taxation.

Mr. Gradone is a member of the state Supreme Court Committee to the Tax Court and serves as secretary of the Tax Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) as well as co-chair of the Section’s Property Tax Committee. He received the NJSBA’s Legislative Service Award in 2011 in recognition of his “superior efforts to fulfill the State Bar Association’s stated mission,” of developing and advancing the Bar’s position on legislation that affects the law, the legal profession and the legal system.

Active in civic affairs, Mr. Gradone is a member of the Council of Princeton Future, treasurer of the Princeton Athletic Club, and a member of the legislative committee of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties-New Jersey (NAIOP-NJ). He is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education programs for lawyers, appraisers, and tax assessors.

Archer PC is a full-service regional law firm with more than 200 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton and Flemington, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington and Georgetown, Del. The Firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for more than 80 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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John Cranmer Elected President of National Organization that Serves Those Affected by Eye Condition

Attorney John D. Cranmer of Archer P.C. in Haddonfield, N.J., has been elected President of the American Nystagmus Network (ANN), a nonprofit organization that serves the needs and interests of people with nystagmus. The condition is characterized by involuntary movement of the eyes, usually resulting in some degree of visual loss, and which may be associated with other, more serious conditions that limit vision.

Prior to his election as President in July, Mr. Cranmer served as ANN Vice President for three years and has been a member of the organization’s Board of Directors for five years. As President, Mr. Cranmer will lead the national organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for all persons and families affected by nystagmus, through organized community support, education and public awareness.

For more information on nystagmus, visit http://www.nystagmus.org.  

Mr. Cranmer, of Moorestown, N.J., is a Partner in Archer’s Real Estate Department, concentrating his practice on real estate development, land use and regulatory compliance issues as well as construction and utility law.

Archer PC is a full-service regional law firm with more than 200 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton and Flemington, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington and Georgetown, Del. The Firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for more than 80 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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Benjamin Morgan Elected Secretary of the Gloucester County Bar Foundation

Benjamin Morgan, an Associate in Archer’s Litigation Department, was recently elected Secretary of the Gloucester County Bar Foundation. Mr. Morgan has been active with the Foundation for five years.

The Gloucester County Bar Foundation is a non-profit corporation organized to carry out the charitable, literary and educational purposes of the Gloucester County Bar Association. The Foundation carries on other charitable, literary and educational purposes related to the profession of law and the administration of justice, including Law Day, the Children’s Holiday Breakfast, and scholarship programs for Gloucester County students.

Mr. Morgan, a member of the Firm’s Insurance, Construction, Appellate and Commercial Litigation Group, has experience in all aspects of litigation related to commercial matters in federal and state courts in New Jersey. A Gloucester county native, Mr. Morgan has previously served as a trustee for both the Gloucester County Bar Association and Gloucester County Bar Foundation.

Archer PC is a full-service regional law firm with more than 200 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton and Flemington, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington and Georgetown, Del. The Firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for more than 80 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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Craig Huber Elected Trustee of N.J. State Bar Environmental Law Section

Craig J. Huber, a Partner in Archer P.C.’s Haddonfield Office, has been elected a Trustee of the Environmental Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA).

The Environmental Law Section promotes improvement and professionalism in the practice of environmental law. As part of its mission, the section maintains communication with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The NJSBA, with more than 17,500 members, serves as the voice of New Jersey attorney. The organization fosters professionalism and personal development, provides educational programs and materials to lawyers and the public, promotes access to and fairness in the justice system, and facilitates participation in pro bono activities.

Mr. Huber focuses his practice on environmental litigation and regulatory matters. He represents clients in New Jersey Superior Court and municipal court as well as in matters involving the NJDEP, EPA and other regulatory bodies including zoning and planning boards. He also advises clients on environmental issues associated with real estate and commercial transactions.

Mr. Huber has been named “Outstanding Lawyer” in numerous periodicals in fields of environmental litigation and regulatory affairs. He is a member of the Camden County Bar Association and formerly served on the Haddon Heights, N.J., School Board and Haddon Heights Environmental Commission.

Archer PC is a full-service regional law firm with more than 200 lawyers and eight offices in Philadelphia, Pa.; Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton and Flemington, N.J.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington and Georgetown, Del. The Firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for more than 80 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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Jonathan Rardin Reappointed to Cherry Hill Twp. Zoning Board

Jonathan P. Rardin, an attorney with Archer P.C., has been reappointed to the Jonathan Rardin Reappointed to Cherry Hill Twp. Zoning BoardCherry Hill Township, N.J., Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Mr. Rardin’s four-year term commenced on July 1.

The Zoning Board administers and enforces regulations that control and direct land use and development in the township. The Board’s responsibilities include reviewing and ruling on applications seeking variances from permitted uses within a zone, interpreting the zoning ordinance or zoning map, certifying prior non-conforming uses, and issuing site plan approvals and subdivisions if associated with a use variance.

A Cherry Hill resident, Mr. Rardin is based in Archer’s Philadelphia office at One Liberty Place, where he concentrates his practice on commercial litigation. He defends corporate clients in matters involving contracts as well as shareholder disputes, and has experience with civil rights claims in the courts and before administrative bodies such as the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Mr. Rardin earned his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and his law degree from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Archer PC is a full-service regional law firm with more than 200 lawyers and eight offices in Philadelphia, Pa.; Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton and Flemington, N.J.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington and Georgetown, Del. The Firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for more than 80 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 Re-Elected Board Vice Chair of Group that Presents Philly Pops

Attorney Salvatore M. DeBunda, Co-Managing Partner of the Philadelphia office of Archer P.C., has been re-elected as a Member and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Encore Series Inc. (ESI), the nonprofit organization that presents the Philly Pops orchestra.

Led by Grammy-award winning pianist/conductor Peter Nero, the Philly Pops is a one-of-a kind orchestra that authentically performs a wide variety of musical genres. Featuring talented musicians from the musically rich Philadelphia region, the Philly Pops consistently brings audiences to their feet with exhilarating performances.

ESI presents concert series and other cultural events, and educates the public about music. At the beginning of each school year, Pops musicians visit a wide variety of schools and school music programs to perform small ensemble concerts designed to introduce students to basic musical elements. The musicians also conduct special workshops and demonstrations, and coach middle and high school music groups.

Mr. DeBunda, of Blue Bell, Pa., has a diverse practice that spans a number of industries. He represents corporate, healthcare and media clients, including major cable television franchisees, as well as significant private and family-owned companies, nonprofit organizations, and horse ownership, racing interest and trade associations.

Archer PC is a full-service regional law firm with more than 200 lawyers and eight offices in Philadelphia, Pa.; Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton and Flemington, N.J.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington and Georgetown, Del. The Firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for more than 80 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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Anthony La Ratta Reappointed to State & National Bar Association Posts

Attorney Anthony R. La Ratta of Archer P.C. was recently reappointed Vice Chair of the Probate & Fiduciary Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) and as a member of the Bylaws & Resolutions Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA).

The ABA Probate & Fiduciary Litigation Committee reviews developments related to estate and trust litigation, including will contests, surcharge litigation, contested guardianships and conservatorships and alternative dispute resolution. It studies selected issues and analyzes specific evidentiary questions and publishes information for Section members on these topics, and participates in or sponsors Section CLE programs.

The NJSBA Bylaws & Resolutions Committee conducts periodic reviews of the Association’s bylaws to remove all ambiguities and provide clarifications and changes required in response to practical difficulties encountered in particular situations. The Committee also reviews and recommends changes and clarifications, if necessary, and approves the bylaws of the Association’s sections and Young Lawyers Division.

Mr. La Ratta, a resident of Washington Township in Gloucester County, N.J., and a Partner in Archer’s Haddonfield, N.J., office, concentrates his practice in the area of commercial litigation with an emphasis on probate matters, estates, trusts, guardianships and fiduciaries. He has represented institutions and individuals in a variety of contexts and has handled cases involving will contests, undue influence, diminished capacity and accountings of estates and trusts. He is a court-approved mediator for New Jersey probate cases. In addition to his Bar Association position, Mr. La Ratta’s myriad civic organization leadership posts include Immediate Past President of the Estate and Financial Planning Council of Southern New Jersey (EFPCSNJ).

Archer PC is a full-service regional law firm with more than 200 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton and Flemington, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington and Georgetown, Del. The Firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for more than 80 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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