ROI Influencers: Power List 2021 — Lawyers

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Joe Boccassini
Managing partner
McCarter & English 

He continues to expand McCarter’s capabilities across practice areas — and does so as the driving force behind the firm’s often-honored pro bono practice.

Matthew Boxer
Lowenstein Sandler

Governor called former state comptroller “one of the smartest, toughest guys I know.” It’s why Murphy put him in charge of the independent investigation at the Edna Mahan correctional facility.

Bill Castner
Connell Foley

He has proven to be a leader in the health care sector and a steady advocate for gun laws — but it’s his experience in all branches of state government that sets him apart.

Kathleen Connelly
Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper

She’s one of the top attorneys in the state for employment law and workplace investigations.

Tony Coscia (#18)
Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf

He’s so good at running Amtrak and advising top leaders everywhere that folks sometimes forget he’s an incredible corporate, commercial and real estate lawyer, too.

Max Crane
Managing Partner
Sills Cummis & Gross 

Has helped guide Newark-based Sills Cummis into one of the most successful and influential firms in the state.

Michael Critchley
Critchley, Kinum & DeNoia

He is generally regarded as the most effective trial attorney in New Jersey. What more is there to say?

Keith Davis
Nehmad Davis & Goldstein

The Atlantic County Republican Chairman was an early backer of Jack Ciattarelli’s candidacy for governor — and also is a go-to land use attorney in Atlantic City and beyond.

Ed Deutsch
Founder and managing partner
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter 

He is the veteran leader of one of the state’s biggest and most influential firms, which remains a steady presence in all areas of the law.

Patrick Dunican
Chairman and managing director
Gibbons P.C. 

Oversees what many feel is the state’s most powerful firm. Client list is a who’s who of business and political leaders.

Jeremy Feigenbaum
State solicitor
Attorney General’s Office 

Former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. Some say state’s legal victories on the environment, election law, guns and upholding the governor’s broad executive orders have Feigenbaum’s fingerprints on them.

Angelo Genova
Co-founder, chairman and managing partner
Genova Burns 

Industry veteran continues to evolve to make sure his Newark-based firm remains at the top of its game today and in the future. Is a leader in workplace culture and building a diverse staff that represents the state.

Frank Giantomasi
Member, Real Estate, Development and Land Use Group
Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi 

Few have been at the real estate game longer in Newark — or do it better. 

Chris Gibson
Archer & Greiner

Some have called him the best litigator in South Jersey, a consummate professional who has helped Archer grow into South Jersey’s only Top 250 national law firm.

Paul Josephson
Duane Morris

He has long served as a top adviser to Gov. Phil Murphy — and for good reason: He is a top-notch attorney.

Cooper Levenson

He serves as chairman of the Casino & iGaming Law practice group, as well as of the Government Services and Cannabis Law practice groups.

Nevins McCann
Partner & co-chair, Real Estate and Land Use Group
Connell Foley 

He’s the undisputed go-to real estate attorney in what still may be the state’s hottest real estate area: Jersey City.

Phillip McGovern
Managing partner
Connell Foley 

Has made Connell Foley the regional powerhouse it is today on his legal acumen and his personality. It’s why the firm attracts — and retains — some of the best in the industry.

Rajiv Parikh
Genova Burns 

A highly acclaimed litigator, crisis manager and counselor, Parikh is the chair of the India Law, Construction Law & Litigation and Election Law & Litigation practices. 

Chris Porrino
Lowenstein Sandler 

When it comes to the stickiest and most difficult cases and crises, this former Chris Christie attorney general is a first call, from Gov. Phil Murphy to George Norcross. He is on everyone’s short list. 

Dan Schwartz
Managing member
Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi

Schwartz continues to oversee CSG’s massive expansion — and continues to create a culture and atmosphere that helps attract the top lawyers.

Robert Scrivo
Mandelbaum Salsburg

Former federal and state prosecutor has handled virtually every type of criminal case, as well as a myriad of civil cases, including complex commercial litigation, civil rights and regulatory matters. 

Tom Scrivo
Managing partner
O’Toole Scrivo

Christie’s former chief counsel and former chair of the EDA is recognized as one of the state’s top trial lawyers. 

Phil Sellinger
Co-managing shareholder
Greenberg Traurig

He’s the co-leader of a global law firm, but he has made his mark in New Jersey with three decades of trial experience in complex cases in state, federal and appellate courts.

Michael Sirota
Co-managing shareholder
Cole Schotz

Known as a preeminent bankruptcy partner, he and his partners have led the firm in more than 300 bankruptcy matters — in all sectors — since 2019.

Nancy Erika Smith
Co-founder & partner
Smith Mullin 

Longtime workplace lawyer used her years of experience to become an overnight sensation during #MeToo movement. Her successes have made her the go-to lawyer for all workplace issues.

Dennis Toft
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi 

One of the top environmental lawyers in the state — and a lawyer who stays active with various business groups. He’s on the executive committee of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

Elnardo Webster
Inglesino, Webster, Wyciskala & Taylor

Very few attorneys have closer ties in northern New Jersey than Webster, whose acumen in real estate development is a differentiator.

Gary Wingens
Managing partner
Lowenstein Sandler

Head of the firm since 2008, he has led its expansion both in New Jersey and around the country.

Ted Zangari
Sills Cummis & Gross

He quarterbacks the firm’s wide-ranging Outside General Counsel practice group, while also chairing the Real Estate department and its Redevelopment Law practice group. He also leads the firm’s Public Policy and Governmental Affairs teams.