Fifteen Brach Eichler Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020
Roseland, NJ, (August 15, 2019) – Fifteen attorneys at Brach Eichler LLC have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020, including two attorneys who have been named to The Best Lawyers in America© for the first time – Lani M. Dornfeld and Frances B. Stella.
Edward P. Capozzi, who was named in the field of personal injury litigation – plaintiffs, is a Member in the Litigation Practice and Chair of the Personal Injury Practice. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, he focuses his practice on personal injury arising from automobile, premises, product liability, and construction accidents. He has been recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal as having the highest auto accident settlement in New Jersey in 2017. Additionally, Capozzi was named to the publication’s “Hall of Fame Award 2014,” having obtained the largest verdict in a product liability case in New Jersey. Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© since 2018, Capozzi resides in Kinnelon, NJ.
Lani M. Dornfeld, who was named in the field of healthcare law, is a Member in the Healthcare Law Practice where she represents a variety of healthcare providers, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, hospices, physician and dental groups, and individual health care practitioners. She handles regulatory, corporate, and transactional matters. This is the first year she was named among The Best Lawyers in America©. She resides in Wellington, FL.
Susan K. Dromsky-Reed, who was named in the field of trusts and estates, is a Member in the Trusts and Estates, Tax, and Family Law Services Practices and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. As part of her focus on estate planning and estate administration, she provides individuals and families with advice regarding spousal, intergenerational, business succession, trust, and charitable planning. Susan is also a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and this represents the second year she was named to The Best Lawyers in America©. She resides in Kinnelon, NJ.
John D. Fanburg, who was named in the field of healthcare law for the 26th year, is the Managing Member of the firm, chairs its Healthcare Law Practice, co-chairs the Cannabis Law Practice and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Fanburg has experience representing major hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, diverse physician medical groups, and statewide physician specialty organizations in a broad range of corporate, transactional, and regulatory matters. Fanburg has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© every year since 1995. He is a resident of Livingston, NJ.
Stuart M. Gladstone, who was named in the fields of tax law and trusts and estates, chairs the firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice and is a Member in the firm’s Business Transactions & Financial Services and Tax Practices. He is recognized as one of New Jersey’s leading authorities representing individuals as well as companies of all sizes in the fields of comprehensive estate planning, business succession, and estate taxation. Gladstone is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has been the chairman of the Essex County Estate Planning Council for the past 20 years. Gladstone, a resident of Livingston, NJ, has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© every year since 2005.
Charles X. Gormally, who was named in the fields of commercial litigation and litigation – labor and employment, is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, chairs the Litigation Practice and co-chairs the Cannabis Law Practice. He counsels clients on complex business matters, challenges to governmental regulation, contract disputes, and tort actions, and has successfully tried many jury and bench trial cases in the federal and state courts. Gormally serves as both a mediator and arbitrator in the State alternative dispute resolution programs. He has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney for the past 25 years. Gormally, a resident of Mountain Lakes, NJ, previously served as both mayor and councilman for the borough. He has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© every year since 2013.
Joseph M. Gorrell, who was named in the field of healthcare law for the 30th year and longer than any other Member named to the 2020 list, is a Member in the Healthcare Law Practice. He counsels hospitals, medical staffs, nursing homes, and individual practitioners on a broad scope of issues ranging from practice bylaws to regulatory corrective actions to medical bioethics. A resident of Bridgewater, NJ, Gorrell was first named to The Best Lawyers in America© in 1991.
Carol Grelecki, who was named in the field of healthcare law, is a Member in the Healthcare Law Practice and represents physicians and other medical professionals, hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, independent practice associations, clinical laboratories, utilization managers, and billing companies in regulatory, licensure, corporate, and transactional matters. She has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© since 2015. She resides in Scotch Plains, NJ.
Alan R. Hammer, who was named in the fields of real estate law, as well as litigation – real estate, is a Member in the Real Estate Practice where he represents professional real estate investors, lenders, purchasers, and sellers of office buildings, shopping centers, industrial facilities, apartment complexes, and vacant land. He also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. Hammer has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© every year since 2006. He resides in Livingston, NJ.
Brian R. Lenker, who was named in the field of banking and finance law, chairs the firm’s Business Transactions & Financial Services Practice and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He concentrates his practice on banking and acquisitions, sales and reorganizations of businesses, and commercial real estate. Named to The Best Lawyers in America© since 2015, Lenker resides in Sparta, NJ.
Stuart L. Pachman, who was named in the field of corporate law for the 28th year, is a Member in the Business Transactions & Financial Services and Litigation Practice Groups. He counsels businesses, non-profit corporations, and their officers on complex agreements, structuring transactions, business formations and breakups, and day-to-day issues including those involving employees, borrowings, and litigation at both the trial and appellate level. Pachman, a resident of Scotch Plains, NJ, was first named to The Best Lawyers in America© in 1993.
Allen J. Popowitz, who was named in the field of real estate law, is the Real Estate Practice Chair and a Member in the Real Estate Tax Appeals Practice. He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial real estate and mortgage lending and advises clients on sales, purchases, financing, leasing, and Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges. A resident of Franklin Lakes, NJ, Popowitz was first named to The Best Lawyers in America© in 2013.
David J. Ritter, who was named in the fields of corporate law and trusts and estates, is a Member in the Trusts and Estates Practice and Chair of the Tax Practice. He concentrates his practice in personal, tax, and estate planning and laws governing corporations, memberships, and limited liability companies. A trusted personal and business advisor, he also provides business succession planning and sophisticated estate planning services to a wide range of clients. First named to The Best Lawyers in America© in 2007, Ritter is a resident of Scotch Plains, NJ.
Frances B. Stella, who was named in the field of environmental law, chairs the Environmental and Land Use Practice and is a Member in the Cannabis Law, Real Estate and Litigation Practices. She focuses her practice on federal and state environmental litigation, site remediation, and environmental regulatory compliance and permitting, as well as counseling in real estate redevelopment and transactions. A resident of Harrison, NY, this is the first year she was named among The Best Lawyers in America©.
Rosaria A. Suriano, who was named in the field of commercial litigation, is a Member in the firm’s Litigation Practice. With almost 30 years of trial and appellate court experience in both state and federal courts, Suriano represents large and mid-sized companies in business litigation, contract disputes, and construction litigation. She was recognized in 2011 by NJBIZ magazine as one of the “Best 50 Women in Business in New Jersey” and was named a “NJ Top 25 Leading Woman Entrepreneur” by Leading Women Entrepreneurs in 2017. First named to The Best Lawyers in America© in 2019, she resides in Readington Township, NJ.
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