Fourteen Brach Eichler Attorneys Included in Best Lawyers in America® 2019

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Roseland, NJ, (August 15, 2018)  – Fourteen attorneys at Brach Eichler LLC have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019.

 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 New Jersey Law Journal for its “Hall of Fame Award 2014,” having obtained the largest verdict in a product liability case in New Jersey. He was also recognized by Best Lawyers in America in 2018.  He resides in Kinnelon, NJ.

John D. Fanburg, who was named in the field of health care law, is the Managing Member of the firm, chairs its Health Law Practice Group 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 Best Lawyers in America 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 & Estates Practice Group and is a Member in the firm’s Business Transactions & Financial Services and Tax Practice Groups. 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 last 20 years.  Gladstone, a resident of Livingston, NJ, has been named to 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 and chairs the Litigation 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 Best Lawyers in America since 2013.

Joseph M. Gorrell, who was named in the field of health care law, is a Member in the Health Law Practice Group.  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 has been named to Best Lawyers in America every year since 1991.

Carol Grelecki, who was named in the field of health care law, is a Member in the Health Law Practice group 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 was named to 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 and concentrates his practice in the areas of tax appeals and investment real estate transactions. Hammer was also recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2019 Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” in the Newark, NJ, area.   Hammer has been named to 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 Group 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 Best Lawyers in America since 2015, Lenker resides in Sparta, NJ.

Mark Manigan, who was named in the field of health care law, is a Member in the firm’s Health Law Practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  He represents health systems, ambulatory care facilities, physician groups, long-term care facilities, real estate operators, and health care entrepreneurs. In addition, he serves as general counsel for many closely held health care-related businesses and has been retained as special health care counsel by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Trustee. First named to Best Lawyers in America in 2016, he resides in Maplewood, NJ.

Stuart L. Pachman, who was named in the field of corporate law, 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, has been named to Best Lawyers in America every year since 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 has been named among Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013.

David J. Ritter, who was named in the fields of corporate law and trusts and estates, is a Member in the Trusts & Estates Practice group and Chair of the Tax Practice Group. 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. Named among Best Lawyers in America every year since 2007, Ritter is a resident of Scotch Plains, NJ.

Rosaria A. Suriano, who was named in the field of commercial litigation, is a Member in the firm’s Litigation Practice. With more than 27 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 real estate and construction litigation. She has been recognized 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.  This represents the first time she was named among Best Lawyers in America. She resides in Readington Township, NJ.

 

About Best Lawyers®

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About Brach Eichler LLC

Brach Eichler, LLC, is a full-service law firm based in Roseland, NJ.  With over 70 attorneys, the firm is focused in the following practice areas: Health Law; Real Estate; Litigation; Trusts & Estates; Business Transactions and Financial Services; Personal Injury; Criminal Defense and Government Investigations; Employment Services; Environmental & Land Use; Family Law;  Patent, Intellectual Property & Information Technology; Real Estate Tax Appeals; Tax; and Cannabis Law.  Brach Eichler attorneys have been recognized by clients and peers alike in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and New Jersey Super Lawyers. For more information, visit www.bracheichler.com.

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