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McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

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Chief Financial & Operating Officer: John A Dunlea
Managing Partner: Edward B Deutsch, Esq
Number of partners: 121
Number of lawyers: 235
Languages: Dari, Farsi, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Pashto, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Urdu/Hindi

Firm Overview:
Established in 1983, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP (‘MDM&C’) is a diverse practice with lawyers who place the client first. MDM&C has thirteen offices in nine states, and offers a full range of legal services including municipal and local government, litigation, labor and employment, cannabis, health care, cybersecurity, real estate, insurance, bankruptcy, environmental, antitrust, fidelity and surety, construction, private equity, corporate transactions, aviation, white collar crime and corporate compliance. Clients who seek the assistance of MDM&C will discover lawyers dedicated to providing superior service and personal attention to clients’ needs. The firm has developed a national reputation and regional expertise without abandoning the focus on efficiency and client satisfaction that is oftentimes the hallmark of the best small firms.

Main Areas of Practice:


MDM&C’s litigation practice includes both trial and appellate work in the following areas: commercial disputes and business torts, insurance defense and coverage, environmental, fidelity and surety, product liability and toxic tort, malpractice, errors and omissions, directors and officers, construction, private and public contract disputes, workers’ compensation, labor and employment, trade regulation, antitrust, intellectual property, franchise, real estate, banking, pension, probate, and white-collar criminal defense. Although the firm is pleased to be recognized nationally for its efforts in complex litigation, it is also equipped to handle smaller litigated matters with equal efficiency and zeal.
Contact: Edward B Deutsch

Labor & Employment:
MDM&C is the preeminent labor and employment firm in New Jersey and experienced in all aspects of labor and employment law. Attorneys at the firm have handled labor and employment matters on behalf of public entities in state and federal courts as well as before the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, New Jersey Merit System Board, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, and Division of Wage and Hour.
Contact: John J Peirano, James E Patterson, Jane A Rigby

Attorneys in MDM&C’s litigation and insurance services group have represented clients in all facets of insurance law. The firm’s expertise includes managing all manner of claims, from single-policy, single-claimant matters to multi-billion dollar, multijurisdictional coverage disputes involving many scores of parties. MDM&C litigators are highly experienced in the defense of insureds and self-insureds in cases involving high exposure claims in the following areas: construction defects; mass torts; personal injury; premises liability; product liability; and professional liability. In the context of insurance coverage litigation, the firm’s attorneys have been national or regional counsel for several of the world’s largest carriers in nearly every type of coverage dispute.
Contacts: Michael J Marone, John T Coyne

Fidelity & Surety:
The firm has developed a national reputation in construction law and litigation. The heart of this practice remains the resolution of construction claims, but it also involves a wide array of related issues such as bidding disputes, arbitrations, mediations, regulatory matters, contract negotiation and formulation, liens, environmental problems, construction defect and accident litigation, as well as surety bonding questions in both the public and private sectors. In addition to representing elite heavy construction contractors, MDM&C is equally experienced in the field of surety bond claims and litigation.
Contact: John W Morris

The firm’s business clients cover the entire spectrum of industry, ranging from entrepreneurial start-up businesses to large publicly-held and privately-held companies and banks. The firm regularly provides strategic advice and practical solutions on the planning, organization, recapitalization, and restructuring of new or existing businesses, guiding its clients through the applicable legal landscape, assuring compliance with laws and regulations, and assuming responsibility for managing all issues in connection with the undertaking-all with the aim of best meeting clients’ business objectives.
Contact: Joseph P LaSala

The attorneys in MDM&C’s bankruptcy and corporate restructuring group are experienced in advising and representing the full spectrum of parties affected by insolvency, bankruptcy and financially troubled businesses. With experience spanning numerous industries and areas of practice, MDM&C offers a depth of knowledge and resources to address the impact of financial distress.
Contacts: Gary D Bressler, Barry D Kleban

Health Care:
MDM&C’s health care law practice carries a statewide and national reputation in the health care field. The practice is comprehensive and ranges from counseling clients on the day-to-day issues that arise in their practices to representing large health care systems and business corporations in complex corporate, transactional, and litigation matters.
Contact: Peter L Korn