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MERYL A.G. GONCHAR, ESQ.
732-549-5600 / mgonchar@greenbaumlaw.com

Meryl A.G. Gonchar is a partner of the firm of Greenbaum, Row, Smith & Davis LLP in its Real Estate Department and chair of its Land Use Practice Group. Meryl is a 1981 graduate of Rutgers School of Law in Newark. She concentrates her practice in land use and zoning and land use litigation. She has appeared before planning and zoning boards throughout the state and administrative agencies on behalf of developer clients in connection with all types of residen¬tial, commercial and industrial projects. She also represents clients in land use, condemnation and related litigation before the Superior Court of New Jersey.

In addition to land use work, Meryl has represented lenders and borrowers in all types of real estate based financing. Her diversified experience enables her to assist clients throughout the various stages of a project’s development, from acquisition through approvals and permitting, financing, leasing or sales, providing extensive knowledge and continuity throughout the often long and complicated process of land development.

She is a past chair of the Board of Directors of the Land Use Law Section and a member of the Legislative Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She also is a member of the Section of Urban, State and Local Government Law of the American Bar Association. Meryl served for a number of years as a member of the Board of Directors of Industri¬al/Commercial Real Estate Women - New Jersey (ICREW-NJ) in the positions of President, Director of Programming and delegate to CREW Network, the national organization. Meryl is a member of the Executive Board of The Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County. She is also a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Meryl is willing to serve as a mentor to any attorney seeking advice from law firm management, specific practice questions and work-life balance, among other areas.

BARRY S. GOODMAN, ESQ.
732-549-5600 / bgoodman@greenbaumlaw.com

Barry S. Goodman is a partner of the firm of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, whose practice focuses on handling real estate and real estate brokerage issues; complex commercial litigation, including antitrust suits, corporate shareholders’ and partnership disputes, and other business cases; and municipal law. Barry is the chair of the firm’s Real Estate Brokerage Practice Group.

Barry is a graduate of Rutgers College, cum laude, where he was selected to Phi Beta Kappa and the Political Science Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi. He received his law degree from Rutgers-Newark School of Law, where he was a member of the Editorial Board of Rutgers Law Review. Upon graduating, he was honored by being awarded the Eli Jarmel Memorial Award for Public Interest Litigation.

Barry, who is the General Counsel for the New Jersey Association of REALTORS®, is a frequent author and lecturer on real estate and other brokerage issues. He is a recipient of the prestigious 2006 Rutgers University Alumni Meritorious Service Award. In addition, he recently was elected as president of the Interest On Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Fund and has been a trustee of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey. He also is a past president of the Rutgers - Newark Law School Alumni Association and of the United Way of Hunterdon County, and is a trustee of the Hunterdon Healthcare System and the Hunterdon Medical Center. Barry was also appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court Professional Responsibility Rules Committee. Finally, he is a member of the Hunterdon County, Middlesex County, New Jersey State and American Bar Associations, and the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Real Property and Antitrust Sections, and the American Bar Association’s Litigation and Antitrust Sections.

Barry is willing to serve as a mentor to any attorney seeking advice for specific practice areas, large firm practice, ethics issues, among other areas.

LINDA LASHBROOK, ESQ.
732-636-8000 / llashbrook@wilentz.com

Linda Lashbrook, a litigator, is a senior associate with Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, and concentrates her practice in Probate Litigation and other Chancery Division matters. She has been with the Wilentz firm since her law school graduation in 1981. An active member and Past President of the Middlesex County Bar Association, Linda was the recipient of the Professional Lawyer of the Year award from the Commission on Professionalism in 1999 and 2000. She was presented with the David Pavlovsky "Service to the Bar" Award in 2004 and is the 2007 recipient of the Trial Practice Award presented by the Middlesex County Bar Association.

Linda has served for several years on the Supreme Court Committee on Civil Practice, and uses her resulting expertise with the Rules to provide biennial memos and seminars on the Rule amendments for the Association and other groups. She has copy-edited and proofread the Middlesex Advocate for at least 15 years, and, since her Presidency in 1998-99, has contributed monthly articles on a variety of topics, mainly legal and political. She is also a contributor to Lexis Nexis, New Jersey Court Rules Annotated, (2007 and 2008 eds.).

In addition, Linda is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and its Women in the Profession Section, and serves on the Amicus Committee for the State Bar. She was past vice president of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association. She was also a Bencher for several cycles of the Joseph Halpern Inn of Court, and a member of Judge Chambers’ committee on Best Practices.

Linda is willing to serve as a mentor to any attorney seeking advice on specific practice areas, including Probate Litigation and Guardianship matters, Superior Court Appeals, General Chancery Practice, as well as concerns affecting women lawyers, ethics issues and large firm practice, among other areas.

 

MICHAEL NORD, ESQ.
732-214-0303 / norddemaio@aol.com

Michael Nord is a partner in Nord & DeMaio. He was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on September 13, 1955 and was admitted to the New Jersey State and Federal bars in 1981 after obtaining his law degree from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his undergraduate degree (B.A. - Political Science) from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha.

Michael was a member of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, District Ethics Committee 1983-1985. He is a member of the Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, and is a Certified Arbitrator with the Superior Court of New Jersey. He is also a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association. His firm, Nord & DeMaio, is a four lawyer firm with offices located in East Brunswick, New Jersey, Toms River, New Jersey, and New York City, New York. The firm specializes in complex commercial, construction, and franchise litigation and represents creditors (mainly suppliers of materials used in the construction industry) in collection matters. Michael has also been involved in many precedent setting cases concerning the interpretation of New Jersey's lien laws.

Michael has been a Lecturer for the National Association of Credit Managers (NACM) since 1985 and has spoken extensively on New Jersey Lien Laws. He is also an arbitrator for Superior Court Middlesex County, New Jersey for personal injury and commercial litigation matters, and is also a member of the Advisory Committee for Bank of America.

Michael is willing to serve as a mentor to attorneys with specific practice area concerns, including construction and franchise litigation, as well as ethics issues, law firm management, among others.

ANDREA J. SULLIVAN, ESQ.
732-549-5600 / asullivan@greenbaumlaw.com

Andrea J. Sullivan is a partner of the firm of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP in its Litigation Department. She concentrates her practice in commercial litigation, chancery litigation, estate litigation and matrimonial law. In commercial litigation matters, Andrea has handled cases involving many types of business conflicts including contract disputes, the breakup of business, sometimes called business divorce, hiring and terminating key employees, and protecting employees from competitive offers. In areas of estate litigation and matrimonial litigation, Andrea has been involved in numerous situations involving the use of sophisticated business valuations.

Andrea has a busy practice representing professionals such as accountants, lawyers and dentists in various types of actions from professional malfeasance to claims of fraud. She represents attorneys in cases of alleged professional malpractice. As an adjunct to this type of litigation, she has also appeared before numerous professional boards, such as accountancy, dentistry, and mortuary science.

Andrea has been an invited member of the Women Presidents Organization for the last five years. She served as a trustee and Officer of the Middlesex County Bar Association from 2004-2014 and is a past chair of the Association’s Women’s Law Section and Chancery Practice Committee. She has served as President of the Board of Trustees of Central Jersey Legal Services, President of the Middlesex County Bar Foundation and Vice Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Equity Jurisprudence section. She has also lectured at the New Jersey Bar Association Annual and Mid-Year meeting.

A graduate, cum laude, of Mount Holyoke College (1982), Andrea attended Rutgers University School of Law - Newark (1989) where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and graduated with high honors.

Andrea is willing to serve as a mentor to any attorney seeking advice on specific practice areas, including Probate Litigation and Guardianship matters, Superior Court Appeals, General Chancery Practice, as well as concerns affecting women lawyers, ethics issues and large firm practice, among other areas.

 

VICKI JAN ISLER, ESQ.
732-603-0005

Vicki Jan Isler, has much experience and knowledge in regulatory and environmental law. She is a noted defense attorney, the former Chair of the Environmental Section of the New Jersey State Bar and she was the vice president of the ABA environmental law section’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. She served as a Deputy Attorney General representing the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. She is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall School of Law. She is the co-author of "New Jersey Environmental Law Treatise." She is also an instructor for the Army Corp of Engineers Professional Development School.

With her extensive knowledge and experience of environmental law, she has advised clients in the industrial, financial, and developmental industries on compliance issues with respect to the laws and regulations at local, state, and federal levels. She has represented clients in a wide variety of environmental compliance and litigation matters, especially with regard to, insurance issues including Superfund (CERCLA/SARA), solid waste, hazardous waste, resource conservation and recovery act, the Spill Act, Industrial Site Remediation, Brownfield’s redevelopments, and the Clean Water Act.

Her areas of expertise range from environmental law, regulatory compliance, Superfund Sites, and Brownfield’s Redevelopment. She is also experienced in the areas of discrimination and labor law. She is a graduate from Cardozo School of Law (1980). She received her B.A. from Colgate University in 1977.

Vicki is willing to mentor attorneys regarding specific practice area concerns/questions, including environmental law, issues affecting women lawyers, ethics issues, among other areas.

WILLIAM G. BRIGIANI, ESQ.
732-257-0700

William G. Brigiani has been practicing for 42 years in a diverse array of areas. He has successfully tried to a jury conclusion of not guilty in the crimes of murder, rape, arson, aggravated assault and battery, sodomy, and lesser offenses in Superior Court.

Bill has been teaching the ICLE Municipal Court Skills Course in municipal courts twice a year for 14 years and also gives additional seminars on handling "Drug, DWI & Serious Municipal Court Cases" and other related topics for ICLE.

Bill was Prosecutor of East Brunswick for 17 years and Spotswood for 9 years prior to State v. Clark and formed the Middlesex County Municipal Prosecutor's Association and served as its first President. He was also a Member of the Supreme Court Municipal Court Committee for 8 years including Rules Revision.

In addition to his criminal law experience, Bill has sat on the Early Settlement Panel from its inception as a member of the Family Law Section. He participated as a group leader, Master of the Bench, and one year as President in the Central New Jersey Family Law American Inn of Court. Bill has been doing extensive pro bono family law in this area for the Central New Jersey Legal Services, Inc., and has received the "Legal Services of New Jersey Equal Justice Medal" for such service.

Bill is also a pro bono attorney for "Women Aware" and received, in 2007, an award "for the years of dedicated service to victims of domestic violence." Bill has also served the Middlesex County Ethics Committee for the past 12 years.

Bill started the Middlesex County Bar Mentor Program in 1987 where he has consistently been listed as a volunteer/mentor in the areas of family law, criminal law and municipal court.

Bill is willing to serve as a mentor to attorneys with specific practice area issues, ethics issues, law firm management, small firm practice, among others.

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