The Woodbridge-based firm said in a news release that Keefe and five other attorneys from his firm will maintain the Keefe firm’s office in Red Bank, growing Wilentz’s presence in Monmouth County. The team will also maintain the Keefe firm’s Newark office, Wilentz added.
“This is an ideal opportunity for us,” Keefe said in a prepared statement. “Beyond our firms’ complementary practice strengths, Wilentz offers a dramatically expanded platform to benefit our clients. We wouldn’t join just any firm. Wilentz stands apart as a legal powerhouse, with a long history of success in nearly every aspect of the practice of law.
“In fact, as an associate at Wilentz in the early 1990s, my legal career was shaped by the late Warren Wilentz and Morris Brown, two legal giants at Wilentz who influenced my career and my passion for client care and lawyer mentoring.”
Other attorneys joining Wilentz include: John E. Keefe Sr. and Dennis R. O’Brien, both former judges, joining as of counsel; Stephen T. Sullivan Jr. and Paul A. DiGiorgio, both as counsel; and Christopher J. Keating, as an associate.
“We are excited to welcome John Keefe Jr. and his talented team to the firm,” Lisa A. Gorab, Wilentz’s president and managing director, said in a statement. “Beyond the benefits of John’s vision, energy and expertise, this expanded team offers significant upside to our clients. We anticipate seamless integration.”