Ryan J. Gaffney recently argued before the Supreme Court of New Jersey in the matter In Re Opinion No. 735 of the Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics. The appeal arose from an ethics opinion on internet advertising by attorneys. Specifically, the Supreme Court heard argument on the question of “whether an attorney, consistent with the Rules of Professional Conduct, may purchase from an internet search engine company a keyword that is a competitor lawyer’s name in order to display the purchasing lawyer’s own website in the search results when a person searches for the competitor lawyer by name.”
Four Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo Partners will speak at the upcoming New Jersey State Bar Association Diversity Summit on October 9, 2020.
We are pleased to announce that James A. Lewis, V recently returned to CLMC as a Partner. James began his legal career as an associate with CLMC. He left the Firm to the inaugural law clerk for the Hon. Michael A. Shipp, U.S. District Court Judge, District of New Jersey clerk to the Hon. Michael A. Shipp, U.S.D.J. from 2012 to 2013. James will continue to provide counsel to municipal, corporate and private clients in complex litigation matters in NJ and NY federal and state courts.
On September 25, 2020, Cheyne Scott will host a webinar discussing diversity, inclusion and the elimination of bias in law firms. During that webinar, Cheyne will discuss strategies law firms can implement to recruit, hire and retain diverse talent and will explore topics such as implicit bias, intersectionality and the importance of effective anti-bias training and policies.
James Alexander Lewis, V, one of New Jersey’s most well-known legal diversity advocates, has rejoined Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC as a partner, specializing in employment litigation.
Named as a Diversity Fellow by the American Bar Association, Lewis co-chairs the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Diversity Committee along with firm partner Maria P. Vallejo, a commercial litigator and land use attorney. Lewis is a member of NJSBA Board of Trustees and is slated to chair the organization’s Minorities in the Profession Section.
Managing Partner Ralph J. Lamparello and Partners Cindy Nan Vogelman, Steven L. Menaker, John V. Mallon, Kenneth A. Porro, Philip W. Lamparello, Raymond J. Seigler, and Mollie F. Hartman Lustig have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Associate Qing H. Guo was included in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
US News and World Report Names Ralph J. Lamparello 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law – Management in the Newark RegionAug 26, 2020
US News and World Report and Best Lawyers in America® have named the Firm’s Managing Partner, Ralph J. Lamparello the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law – Management in the Newark region.
Partner Maria P. Vallejo has helped organize and will speak at the historic New Jersey State Bar Association’s “Symposium on Race and the Law – What Can We Do Together to Effect Change” on Thursday, August 20, 2020. The all-day event will take a deep dive into hard-hitting race issues impacting the law and society and will tackle what we can do to effectuate real change. The Symposium promises to bring thought-provoking discussions by powerhouse lawyers and speakers, including Hon. Glenn A. Grant, JAD, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Kevin Richardson of the "Exonerated Five”, among many others.
On August 13, 2020, Cheyne R. Scott and Ashley L. Matias presented a seminar for the Hudson County Bar Association about COVID-19 and employment law. The seminar focused on government programs, such as First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), available to help employers avoid layoffs and furloughs as well as protections for employees in various situations. They also discussed generally applicable employee-protection laws, particularly national origin and disability discrimination laws, and how they are applicable to employees who have been or are thought to have been exposed to coronavirus.
On Monday, July 27, 2020, commercial litigation and land use partner Maria P. Vallejo will be speaking as part of an esteemed panel, tackling the various legal malpractice issues that have emerged during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Specifically, Maria will be discussing and providing practical advice on how attorneys can try to avoid potential ethical issues related to communications and interactions with clients, adversaries and the Court during the pandemic.
Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC joins the chorus of voices speaking out against systemic racism, bias and violence. Although these systems have existed in this country for hundreds of years, the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, as well as numerous others in the country’s history who have remained unnamed, unrecognized and who have been denied justice, have brought these destructive systems into focus. This firm stands against these heinous acts of bigotry, bias and brutality and is dedicated to diversity, inclusion and cultivating an anti-racist environment.
Ryan J. Gaffney was recently named to the 2020 “New Leaders of the Bar” list by the New Jersey Law Journal. Formerly known as “40 Under 40”, the list identifies a select group of distinguished young attorneys for their outstanding career achievements, and for their contribution to the legal community through their leadership in bar and other activities, lectures and publications. This honor follows Mr. Gaffney’s designations in 2019 and 2020 by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as one of the New Jersey Super Lawyers® - “Rising Stars” in the field of insurance coverage.
Robert A. Cappuzzo will be the moderator/speaker and Nicole R. Cassata will be a speaker at The Latest Developments in PIP Practice: An Important 2020 Update, a webcast presented by leaders in the field of insurance law to educate attorneys on new strategies, case law, and rules in PIP and no fault insurance law.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many are wondering how it will continue to affect their daily lives. Whether referring to residential or commercial properties, Landlord-Tenant matters prove to be a major concern for many. In an effort to avoid evictions during this State of Emergency, the State has taken several measures to keep residents in their homes. This article is aimed at explaining how these measures will affect both landlords and tenants in the State of New Jersey.
On May 19, 2020, Cheyne Scott will host a webinar discussing pay equity in the workplace. Specifically, Cheyne will be discussing different types of workplace reward systems, job performance dynamics, the gender and racial pay gap, the organizational and legal consequences of pay inequity pursuant to the Equal Pay Act, and employer responsibilities and best practices.
Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC is continuing to represent clients before the New Jersey Courts.
Pictured is Partner, Kenneth A. Porro, Esq conducting a virtual argument before the New Jersey Supreme Court, Tuesday, 4/28/20 in the matter of Christian Mission v. the City of Passaic, which involved a municipal tax appeal matter.
May 4-8, 2020 is Lawyer Well-Being Week. During that week, the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Lawyers Well-Being Committee and the Young Lawyers Division along with the New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program are hosting a series of wellness webinars. Cheyne Scott will be leading guided meditations during the May 5, 6 and 8 sessions.
Filing a 2020 Municipal Property Tax Appeal May Be a Viable Option to Address the Impact of COVID-19 Upon Your New Jersey Real Estate’s ValueMar 30, 2020
There is little question that the Coronavirus pandemic will have an effect on the property value of New Jersey real estate. One viable option for effected property owners is to address these changes in value by filing a municipal property tax appeal.
We are providing this short note to advise you that Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo has activated our contingency plan to continue normal business operations during this time of national crisis. In response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic, we have implemented a seamless transition to allow our attorneys and staff to work remotely as necessary. We intend to provide our clients with our usual high-level of legal representation without interruption.
Eight CLMC attorneys were recognized by Thomson Reuters’ 2020 New Jersey Super Lawyers®, a peer-nominated list of lawyers who have attained a high degree of recognition and professional achievement and who exemplify excellence in the practice of law. This marks the 16th consecutive year attorneys from the Firm have been recognized. Partners Ralph J. Lamparello, John V. Mallon, Steven L. Menaker, and Maria P. Vallejo were selected as 2020 New Jersey Super Lawyers®.
Ellen L. Camburn was recently elected President of the North Hudson Lawyers Club. Prior to serving as President, Ellen served as Vice President and Secretary. The Club was founded in 1915 and has a rich history in the north Hudson area.
Partner Kenneth A. Porro to Speak at Wyckoff Chamber of Commerce on Challenging Tax Appeal ValuationsFeb 05, 2020
Partner Kenneth A. Porro of our tax appeal/land use group will be speaking before the Wyckoff Chamber of Commerce on whether property owners should challenge their municipal tax appeal valuation or not.
Ryan J. Gaffney to Speak on Joint Panel Organized by the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section and Young Lawyers DivisionJan 02, 2020
On January 7, 2020, Ryan J. Gaffney will join several panelists including Hon. Darlene J. Pereksta, J.S.C., of the Mercer County Superior Court, Criminal Division, and Lyndsay V. Ruotolo, Esq., Acting Prosecutor of Union County, for a presentation titled “Making the Switch: When, Where, Why and How to Transition from Public to Private Practice and Vice Versa.”