Business Law News Contributors

Dan Brecher

Dan Brecher

Chief Editor

Prior to joining Scarinci Hollenbeck, Dan Brecher was the head of the Securities and Investment Banking Department of a 250 lawyer Manhattan firm and ran his own boutique securities and investment banking law firm in Manhattan. Mr. Brecher’s experience ranges from general counsel of New York Stock Exchange and NASD/FINRA member brokerage firms to representing public and private companies in securities offerings and advising institutional and high net worth investors. He is currently Counsel at Scarinci Hollenbeck, Chair of the firm’s Investment Banking practice and chief editor of Business Law News.

Victor Kinon

Victor E. Kinon

Co-Chair of Corporate Transaction & Business Practice Group

Victor chairs the business law group and the strategic planning committee. He also runs the annual partner retreat. Victor’s practice centers around real estate and commercial leasing. Victor was President of The Prospect Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Travelers Insurance Company, and took that company from $0 investment in development to over $1 Billion in three years. During this time, The Prospect Company was the ninth largest developer in the United States.

Fred Zemel

Fred D. Zemel

Co-Chair of Corporate Transaction & Business Practice Group

Fred chairs the Intellectual Property group and the law firm budget committee and he co chairs the business law group. He has extensive experience in stock asset and LLC interest purchase and sale agreements and all areas of business law. Fred also prosecutes trademarks before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and manages prosecution of foreign trademark applications.

William A. Baker

William A. Baker

William Baker concentrates his practice in the area of environmental law, including environmental regulatory compliance, environmental permitting, environmental litigation, environmental due diligence and environmental counseling. He has represented and counseled a variety of private and public sector clients with a wide range of environmental compliance needs, spanning from property owners and redevelopers dealing with site remediation-related legal obligations and technical requirements to State and federal environmental permitting for off-shore dredging operations.

Anthony Caruso

Anthony R. Caruso

Tony is the Chair of the Firm’s Sports and Entertainment Law Group. He also has a wide variety of experience in corporate and commercial transactions. As a sports and entertainment attorney he has represented NFL, MLB and NBA players as well as musicians, artists and performers.

Sean Dias

Sean D. Dias

Mr. Dias has extensive experience representing private and public sector clients from the perspective of management on a wide variety of labor and employment matters, including claims under State and Federal laws pertaining to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, employee leaves, disability, wage and hour violations, charges of unfair labor practices, restrictive covenants and employee terminations and disciplinary actions.



Charles H. Friedrich III

Charles H. Friedrich specializes in corporate and commercial law. He has served as New Jersey counsel to national and local corporations and other business entities and has been involved as counsel in a variety of business ventures and transactions, including public securities offerings and private placements, secured and unsecured debt financing, equity (including venture capital) financing, stock and asset acquisitions and other business combinations, and leveraged ESOP transactions.



Eleanor Grinshteyn

Eleanor Grinshteyn represents corporate and individual clients in a wide range of commercial litigation, arbitration and other adversarial proceedings.

Kenneth Hollenbeck

Kenneth J. Hollenbeck

Ken has extensive experience in all areas of environmental law. He co-chairs the University Seminar on Legal, Social & Economic Aspects of Environmental Protection Policy at Columbia University.

Kara Kaczynski

Kara A. Kaczynski

Kara Kaczynski concentrates her practice in the areas of municipal law, taxation zoning, redevelopment and land use law. Her practice also encompasses various aspects of transactional law relating to real estate development and the funding thereof.

Joel Kreizman

Joel N. Kreizman

Joel is Co-chair of the firms Litigation Group and concentrates his practice in Commercial Litigation. He presently serves as Judge of the Ocean Township Municipal Court and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Central Jersey Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Robert Levy

Robert E. Levy

Bob chairs the litigation group. He is a certified criminal trial attorney and has tried over 100 jury trials. Before joining the firm, Bob was the chief of the official corruption unit at the Attorney Generals office of the State of New Jersey.

Dennis Linken

Dennis C. Linken

Dennis chairs the firms conflict committee. He practices communications and regulatory law with clients in the cable television, telephone, and cellular telephone industries.

Robert Marsico

Robert A. Marsico

Bob is a real estate and commercial transactions lawyer. He authored many of the commercial loan documents used today by some of the largest banks in America.

James F. McDonough

James F. McDonough

James F. McDonough, Jr. concentrates on wealth preservation and estate planning for high net worth individuals, closely held business matters and ownership succession, estate administration and income tax planning.



Patrick J. McNamara

Patrick is general counsel to the National Association of Flavor & Food Ingredient Systems (NAFFS). His practice includes complex land use matters and environmental law.



Christina Michelson

Christina devotes a majority of her practice on complex civil litigation and employment litigation for public and private sector employers.Christina works closely with clients to develop and draft employment policies, procedures and manuals that satisfy their individual business needs.



Donald M. Pepe

Prior to joining the firm, Don was Division General Counsel of the Nation’s largest residential real estate developer, wherein he reported directly to the Division President. His responsibilities included management of the approvals department, including: targeting acquisitions, land purchase negotiations, managing and evaluating due diligence, representing corporate interests before local, state and federal approval authorities, and securing land use and administrative approvals.

Fernando Pinguelo

Fernando M. Pinguelo

Fernando Chairs the cyber security & data protection group and co-chairs the crisis and risk management group. He has extensive experience as a trial attorney and has garnered a national and international reputation as one of the pioneers of the emerging practices of cyber law and electronic discovery (eDiscovery).

Ramon Rivera

Ramon E. Rivera

Ramon Chairs the labor & employment law group. He is a member of the executive committee of the section on Labor & Employment of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Ramon represents four of the largest school districts in NJ.

Allen Safrin

Allen Safrin

Allen Safrin primarily focuses his practice on workers’ compensation law. His representation encompasses all facets of this area of law, from analyzing and assessing a client’s exposure, to the representation of employers in all aspects of workers’ compensation litigation in administrative and appellate courts across the State.

John Scagnelli

John M. Scagnelli

John Chairs the Environmental law group and the law firm ethics committee. He was recently selected by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to serve on one of the four teams created as part of NJDEP’s current reform of the Site Remediation process begun under the Site Remediation Reform Act of 2009. John was named to Digital Press International’s “The Ten Leaders in Environmental Law in New Jersey” list for 2003-2004.

Donald Scarinci

Donald Scarinci

Donald Scarinci is the Founding Partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck. Mr. Scarinci focuses his practice on Municipal Law, School Law, and Health Care Law.

Sheri K. Siegelbaum

Sheri K. Siegelbaum

Sheri Siegelbaum has extensive experience in Local Public Contracts Law, Open Public Records Act, condemnation and municipal tax foreclosure practice including the drafting, reviewing and negotiation of contracts and bid specifications.

James B. Sharp

James B. Sharp

James B. Sharp is a seasoned Trial Attorney with over 35 years of experience. He is a litigator that has successfully handled matters for clients through all phases of litigation. He focuses his practice on professional liability and insurance defense, with particular emphasis in health care and medical malpractice matters.

William C. Sullivan

William C. Sullivan

William Sullivan concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental law, land use law, redevelopment law and renewable energy law. Mr. Sullivan’s practice includes the representation of clients with respect to a wide variety of land use and redevelopment projects, energy infrastructure projects, environmental permitting and compliance, site remediation, and related litigation.

Joseph Donegan

Todd W. Terhune

Todd Terhune is an environmental attorney who emphasizes who practice on environmental due diligence, ISRA compliance, water and wetlands, amongst main other areas in environmental law. Though located in New Jersey Terhune has advised clients all over the world including Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Peter Yarem

Peter R. Yarem

Peter is an experienced complex commercial litigator. He concentrates a large part of his practice to Construction Law and Solid Waste and Recycling Law and currently serves as Chair of the New Jersey Solid Waste Utility Attorneys’ Committee.

Gary Young

Gary S. Young

Gary brings a new dynamic to the firm. He concentrates his practice on ERISA, employee benefits, and executive compensation. Gary also has extensive experience with all aspects of benefits work, including the design, qualification and drafting of qualified plans, corporate mergers and acquisitions and plan transfers, mergers and terminations, fiduciary matters, executive compensation, non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, IRC 409A compliance and ERISA related litigation.



Charles A. Yuen

Charles is an international policyholder-oriented Insurance Recovery and Liability Attorney. He has served international business and commercial companies throughout the United States, European Union and portions of the Middle East. He is an experienced litigator, author and writer, who has brought tremendous value to Scarinci Hollenbeck.