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Unwavering commitment to delivering large-firm expertise with small-firm attention—no matter the size of the client, that is the foundational philosophy of Archer. As a full-service law firm with over 175 practicing attorneys, Archer serves businesses and individuals throughout every major area of law including corporate, commercial, family, real estate, and labor. Headquartered in New Jersey, the firm provides high quality legal services to clients throughout the United States.

In re Estate of Cenaffra, No. A-5731-17T1 (N.J. Super. App. Div. Sept. 9, 2020) Defendant was the executrix under the decedent’s last will and had also been the decedent’s agent under a power of attorney.  The trial court granted plaintiff’s request to require defendant to provide an accounting for both roles.  At trial, defendant invoked her Fifth Amendment right and declined to testify.  The trial court ultimately granted judgment against defendant for $200,000 in damages. …
A man proposed to his fiancé with a 4-carat princess cut $265,000 Harry Winston diamond engagement ring.  Before the two could wed, the man died and his estate sued to recover the ring.  Following a four-day trial the judge found that the gift, although an engagement ring, was unconditional, even though such rings are usually conditional.  According to the court, it was clear that man intended for his fiancé to keep the ring irrespective of…
Shedlock v. Director, Div. of Taxation, No. A-5634-18T1, 2020 WL 5032512 (N.J. Super. App. Div. Aug. 26, 2020). In July 2013 and at the age of 87, Anthony Calleo (the “decedent”) deeded his two-family home (the “property”) to his nieces, Valerie Shedlock and Judith Solan, for less than $100.  The deed included no specific provision giving the decedent any continued right, title, interest, control, or power over the property.  That same day, the decedent executed…
Archer has teamed up with the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey to present a six week webinar series. Join attorneys from Archer’s COVID-19 Task Force as they present “Preparing for the Next Chapter of COVID-19: Legal Guidance for Uncertain Times.” See below for more information and the link to register. Please note, you are registering for all events in this series. If you are unable to attend any of the sessions, a recording will be sent…
Douglas Diaz, Partner in Archer’s Labor & Employment group, will present at the NJBIA webinar, “Human Resource Council: Can Employers Mandate the COVID-19 Vaccine?” on January 13 at 11:30 a.m. His presentation will cover the proper way to mandate a vaccine in your employee handbook. He will be joined by Dr. Margaret Fisher, Special adviser to the Department of Health Commissioner, who will cover the latest information regarding the COVID19 Vaccine. What: “Human Resource…
Archer Partner Steven K. Mignogna has been reappointed as New Jersey State Chair of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) for the 2021-22 College year. This will be Steve’s second year of service as State Chair. Steve serves as the Chair of Archer’s Estate and Trust Litigation Practice Group and focuses his practice on commercial litigation, with a concentration on probate matters, estates, fiduciaries, guardianships and real estate. Along with his serving…
Tara H. Zane, a Partner in Archer’s Estate and Trust Services Department, presented the “Year-end Tax Planning Seminar,” hosted by the Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton on December 10, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Topics included: Year-end charitable and estate planning Planning ideas under the SECURE Act Tax Strategies under a Democratic White House The possible future for capital gains and income taxes The post Tara Zane Presented Year-End Tax Planning Webinar
On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Steven Mignogna, Donald Craig, Anthony La Ratta and Tara Zane will present a webinar with the Camden County Bar Association on important trends in estate litigation.  This is the 19th annual year for this program.   Provider: Camden County Bar Association Speakers: Donald Craig, Esq.– Archer & GreinerAnthony LaRatta Esq.– Archer & GreinerSteven Mignogna Esq.– Archer & GreinerTara Zane, Esq. – Archer & Greiner…
Peter Frattarelli, Partner and Chair of Archer’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, will present at NJBIA’s “COVID Lawsuits and Safety” webinar on December 17, 2020 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. This presentation will provide an overview of lawsuits filed (already) by employees related to the COVID pandemic, including claims of a failure to follow laws and regulations and to provide a safe workplace.  This presentation will also provide a detailed overview of the…
Peter Frattarelli, Partner and Chair of Archer’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, will present at NJBIA’s “Handbook Seminar Series Part 3: Leaves Of Absence” webinar on November 30 from 1:00 PM – 02:30 PM. In this part of the Employee Handbook Seminar Series, Mr. Frattarelli will use sample policies to discuss relevant laws and regulations that employers must consider when drafting/updating employee benefit policies, including:        Federal Family Medical Leave Act  …