August 17, 2023
Nineteen Schenck Price Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
Nineteen attorneys from Schenck, Price, Smith & King were named to the 2024 Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch lists, it was announced today by Managing Partner Gary F. Werner. The Best Lawyers in America® recognizes attorneys for their talent in the legal industry and is based entirely on peer review.
“I’m very proud of all of the Schenck Price attorneys that have been recognized by Best Lawyers for 2024,” said Werner. “Their significant knowledge and skill, as well as their dedication to our Firm’s clients, represent what Schenck Price is all about.”
The Schenck Price Honorees - The Best Lawyers in America®
Gary F. Werner, Managing Partner of Schenck Price, has been named to The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Construction Law for the fifth year in a row. Gary’s practice covers complex commercial litigation as well as all areas of construction law including the pre-bid process, public bidding disputes, contract negotiation, construction liens, labor issues, and OSHA claims. Gary is a resident of Chatham.
John P. Campbell, Partner, is an experienced commercial litigator and has also been recognized in the field of Insurance Law. John’s complex litigation practice covers many areas and includes the representation of businesses and professionals in state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York. A resident of Summit, this is John’s first year being recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®
Daniel O. Carroll, Partner, has also been named for the first time by The Best Lawyers in America®. Recognized in health care, Dan represents hospitals and hospital systems in corporate, transactional, and regulatory matters. He also addresses the corporate and business needs of closely held and family owned businesses. Dan resides in Westfield.
Timothy I. Duffy, Partner, is being named to The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of commercial litigation and environmental law. Tim has extensive trial and appellate experience in complex, multi-party litigation matters. He also counsels companies on corporate, environmental, land use, and regulatory issues. A resident of Califon, this is Tim’s fifth year on the list.
Douglas R. Eisenberg, Partner, has been named to The Best Lawyers in America List® for two years in a row for Trusts and Estates. Doug handles estate planning and administration on behalf of clients and represents tax-exempt organizations and other entities in all aspects of tax and other issues. He resides in West Orange.
Jeremy M. Garlock, Partner, has been recognized this year by The Best Lawyers in America® for the first time. Jeremy handles all aspects of banking, transactional, and corporate matters for regional, national, and international banks and other entities. He also focuses on the acquisition and sale of businesses and real estate, including multifamily, industrial, and retail properties. Jeremy resides in Westfield.
Meredith L. Grocott, Partner, has been named to The Best Lawyers in America List® in the area of Litigation – Trusts and Estates. She devotes much of her practice to trust and estate litigation, guardianship litigation, trust terminations, as well as elder and disability law matters. This is the first year that Meredith has been recognized. She is a resident of Morristown.
Eric A. Inglis, Partner, has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law. This is the third year in a row Eric has been named. Eric represents Fortune 500, closely held, and non-profit corporations and their shareholders in New Jersey state and Federal courts. He also represents licensed professionals in malpractice matters. Eric resides in Mendham.
Gary Mazart, Partner, has been named to The Best Lawyers in America® for the 20th year in a row in the area of Trusts and Estates. Gary assists individuals, including seniors and those with disabilities, with trust and estate, elder law, and special needs planning. In this role, he advises on Federal and state tax-reduction strategies. He also provides counsel to closely held companies. Gary resides in Franklin.
Heidi S. Minuskin, Partner, is recognized in the areas of Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, and Real Estate Law. This is the fifth year she has been named by Best Lawyers. Heidi counsels clients on the impact of environmental law on real estate and business transactions, by assessing and addressing potential liabilities as well as creating solutions for compliance. She resides in Mountainside.
Mark K. Silver, Partner, has been named in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. Mark regularly handles premises liability, pharmaceutical litigation, employment litigation, title insurance litigation, and securities litigation, among other areas. A resident of Scotch Plains, this is Mark’s second year being recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®.
Shirley B. Whitenack has been recognized for six years by Best Lawyers in the area of Trusts and Estates. Long recognized for excellence in her field, Shirley devotes a substantial portion of her practice to elder and special needs law, estate planning and administration, and trust and estate litigation. She is also on the State of New Jersey roster of approved mediators. Shirley resides in East Hanover.
John M. Bowens, a business litigator,is currently Of Counsel to the Firm, and has been named to the list in the field of Insurance Law. John has an active trial and appellate practice and provides insurance and risk management counsel to a variety of public and commercial clients. This is the 15th year John has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®. He resides in Denville.
The Schenck Price Honorees - Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
This recognition is given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice.
Thomas J. Cotton, Partner, is being named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for the fourth year in a row in the fields of Commercial Litigation and Professional Malpractice Law. Tom represents businesses and individuals in high-stakes litigations across several industries including construction, real estate, marketing, insurance, and entertainment. He resides in Ledgewood.
Lauren Mechaly, Counsel,has been recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the field of Elder Law. This is her first year being named to the list. Lauren focuses her practice on elder law, special needs planning, estate planning, and estate administration. She also assists individuals with special needs and their families in promoting the best quality of life for disabled individuals. Lauren resides in Paramus.
Jordan Wassel, Counsel, is recognized in the areas of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates. He represents individuals and families of all means, helping them develop estate plans customized to meet their needs. He also assists seniors and individuals with special needs and their families. A resident of Wyckoff, this is Jordan’s third year being named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
Franklin Barbosa, Jr., Associate, is named in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Commercial Litigation. Franklin represents businesses, municipalities, and licensed professionals in litigation as well as creditors’ rights and bankruptcy. A resident of Hoboken, this is Franklin’s first year being recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
Thomas N. Gamarello, Associate, has been recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for the past three years in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Construction. Tom defends companies in construction defect, commercial and residential real estate, condominium litigation, insurance defense, professional malpractice, and business litigation lawsuits. Tom resides in Branchburg.
Evan B. Magnone, Associate, is named in the fields of Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants. Evan, who has been recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for the past four years, represents healthcare professionals and institutions in medical malpractice litigation, employment-related disputes, and medical and nursing board matters. Evan resides in Landing.
About Schenck Price
For more than 110 years, Schenck, Price, Smith & King has represented commercial businesses, individuals, public institutions, and charitable organizations with skill and integrity. Founded in 1912 as a two-person law office in Morristown, New Jersey, Schenck Price has grown into a full-service firm of over 85 attorneys with offices in Florham Park, Paramus, Sparta, and New York City. Its long history of legal excellence, particularly in the areas of banking, corporate law, commercial litigation, education, health care, construction, trust and estate planning, real estate, and insurance defense, continues into its second century.
About Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review research and accolades company in the legal profession. Best Lawyers compiles extensive recognitions by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate the work of their fellow legal professionals within their local market and specialty. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, recognition by Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.
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