Widener University School of Law
J.D. awarded May 2000
Honors: Dean’s Honors List Fall 1998
Member, Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society
Clinic: WUSL Pennsylvania Civil Clinic, Bankruptcy Part-Student Attorney
Seton Hall University
B.A. awarded May 1995
South Orange, New Jersey
Major: Political Science
Minor: Business Administration
Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)
Associations and the Law,” published in Political Analysis: A Student Edited Journal, 1995 Vol. 7, No. 1, Paged 58-77
Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP.
October 2007 − August 2008
New York, New York
Senior Associate: Responsible for a variety of matters primarily in the areas of construction, real estate and consumer fraud. Draft pleadings, motions, interrogatories and briefs. Appear at oral arguments, hearings, trials, arbitrations, orders to show cause and mediations. Negotiate and draft various commercial and residential leases.
Dreifuss, Bonacci & Parker, LLP.
July 2004 − October 2007
Florham Park, New Jersey
Senior Associate: Responsible for a variety of matters in the areas of commercial litigation including surety, fidelity, construction, corporate, and class action suits. Drafted pleadings, motions, interrogatories and briefs. Appeared at oral arguments, hearings, trials, arbitrations and mediations. Negotiated and drafted various corporate agreements including operating agreements, asset/liability purchase agreements, stock sale agreements and employee handbooks.
Contempo Acquisition, LLC. /Moda Furniture, Inc.
September 2003 − July 2004
Passaic, New Jersey
General Counsel: Provided legal oversight and support for all company operations. Managed litigation and negotiated settlements where appropriate. Advised officers and managers on the legal and financial implications of business practices. Drafted, reviewed and negotiated contracts between the company and its clients, vendors and business partners. Participated in business development. Reviewed operational practices to reduce exposure and expenditures. Formulated organizational policies and procedures.
Wells, Jaworski, Liebman & Paton, LLP.
September 2001 – September 2003
New York, New York
Associate: Responsible for a variety of matters in the areas of civil litigation, real estate and commercial transactions. Drafted pleadings, motions, interrogatories and briefs. Appeared at oral arguments, hearings, arbitrations and mediations. Conducted legal research and drafted memoranda on a variety of substantive and procedural issues. Negotiated residential real estate contracts and conducted settlement closings. Negotiated and drafted asset purchase agreements and stock sale agreements. Advised colleagues and clients on various corporate, employment, tax and estate matters.
The Honorable M. Allan Vogelson
September 2000 – August 2001
Presiding Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division
Camden, New Jersey
Judicial Law Clerk: Reviewed, summarized and recommended disposition on all motions, orders to show cause and trials. Researched state and federal case law, statutes and New Jersey court rules in connection with pending motions and trials. Drafted decisions and orders on motions. Scheduled oral arguments on motions, case management conferences and hearings in coordination with the Civil Division Trial Coordinator, Arbitration Coordinator, and Law Division. Prepared memoranda concerning court ordered stays of proceedings and Appellate decisions.
Welch & White, P.A.
July 1998 – May 2000
Law Clerk: Researched and drafted memoranda and motions pertaining to bankruptcy, foreclosures, loan and contractual disputes, property, and tort law. Filed motions in all Delaware State and Federal courts. Drafted discovery requests and participated in conferences, depositions and trial preparation.