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Carlton Fields Opens New Jersey Office, Adds Five Attorneys

Litigation and Trials   |   Property & Casualty Insurance   |   January 7, 2019
New Office Expands Firm’s National Trial and Insurance Practices and Bolsters New York-Area Presence
 
Short Hills, NJ – Carlton Fields announced today that it has opened an office in Short Hills, New Jersey. The new office, which launches with five commercial and insurance litigators, extends the firm’s ongoing growth in the New York area and complements Carlton Fields’ expanding National Trial and Insurance practices.
 
The lawyers join Carlton Fields from Bressler, Amery & Ross P.C. Joining the New York and New Jersey offices as shareholders are Robert Novack and Michael D. Margulies. Charles W. Stotter joins as of counsel and Christina D. Gallo and J. Emma Mintz join as associates.
 
“The team is a perfect fit for Carlton Fields,” said Steven J. Brodie, Carlton Fields shareholder and co-chair of its Property and Casualty Insurance group. “They are outstanding attorneys who are well-versed in two of our core competencies: complex commercial litigation and insurance law. The benefits for both sides will be immediate and tangible, and, as we’ve worked together a great deal in the past, we are most confident of a perfectly seamless integration in the weeks ahead.”  
 
“Carlton Fields offered us a unique value proposition: the combined assets of a larger firm with the kind of dedication to personal client service that we as a smaller firm have always featured,” said Robert Novack, who has nearly four decades of experience and will serve as managing shareholder of the new office.
 
“We have substantial clients, cases, and transactions in the Northeast,” said Carlton Fields’ President and CEO Gary L. Sasso. “We anticipate synergies throughout all our offices, practices, and industry groups.”
 
“This is a great addition for Carlton Fields and our New York office,” said New York-based Robert W. DiUbaldo, shareholder and co-chair of the firm’s Property and Casualty Insurance group, who is also admitted in New Jersey and has an active insurance-related litigation practice in the state. “With the arrival of these five fine lawyers in New York and New Jersey, our clients nationwide will benefit from the enhanced depth and focus of our litigation and property and casualty insurance practices.”
 

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