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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.

When: October 14, 2020 | 8:00 AM – 6:05 PM and October 15, 2020 | 8:00AM – 6:05PM Where: Virtual/Webinar Archer Faculty: Steven K. Mignogna, Esq. and Anthony R. LaRatta, Esq. Overview: Hear directly from New Jersey’s top legal experts on the latest developments, the future of our profession. Learn how to overcome the challenges we’re all facing as attorneys, legal professionals, and New Jersey citizens. What will the future hold? While nobody knows for…
(Click here for printable PDF) On August 18, 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that an employee’s continued employment was sufficient to manifest assent to the terms of an arbitration agreement, and reinstated the trial court’s order to compel arbitration over New Jersey Law Against Discrimination claims. However, the employer in that case, Pfizer, took key precautions in its language and follow-up communications that the Court noted led to its opinion. The…
In re Estate of Liu, No. A-5063-18T1, 2020 WL 3527328 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. June 30, 2020). After James Liu failed to appear before the court, the Appellate Division affirmed the Chancery Division’s order dismissing his complaint contesting his father’s will. Decedent, Thomas Liu, died in December 2018 and was survived by his two children, James and Julia Liu.  Before his death, Thomas lived with Julia, who cared for him in his old age. …
In re Estate of Wilson, No. A-5350-18T2, 2020 WL 3527333 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. June 30, 2020). The Appellate Division affirmed the trial court’s ruling that a plaintiff’s speculation alone is insufficient to challenge testamentary capacity or show undue influence in a will’s execution. Stuart V.V. Wilson and his second wife, Amelia, were married for over twenty-five years before Stuart’s death in 2016.  Stuart also had a daughter from his previous marriage, Wylie Wilson.…
When: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT Where: Webinar Overview: Join us for a complimentary webinar to hear from members of Archer & Greiner’s Estate & Trust Litigation Group. Archer attorneys will present a review of new case law and legal developments on fiduciary litigation from this region and the country.  Topics will include compensation (attorneys and fiduciaries), fiduciary duties, will and trust disputes, and charitable trusts and transfers. Earn CLE and…
Archer Partner, Anthony R. La Ratta, was recently reappointed to the following positions: Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Standing Committee of National Conference of Lawyers and Corporate Fiduciaries: The National Conference of Lawyers and Corporate Fiduciaries was formed in 1940. It is composed of a small select group of representatives of the American Bar Association and the trust division of the American Bankers Association. It…
Archer Partner, Melissa Osorio Dibble, a member of the firm’s Estate and Trust Litigation Group, was reappointed Vice-Chair of the Probate & Fiduciary Litigation Committee of the Litigation, Ethics and Malpractice Group of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section. Her new term will begin September 1. As Vice-Chair, Ms. Dibble is a member of the leadership team who will review and study recent developments related to estate and trust…
Save the Date – Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Archer’s 8th Annual Estate Litigation Seminar – Now Virtual This year’s annual Estate Litigation Seminar will now be hosted virtually. Speakers will include attorneys from Archer & Greiner’s Estate & Trust Litigation Group. More information and registration details for this complimentary virtual CLE seminar coming soon! When: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon Where: Webinar Please mark your calendars to save the date. The…
Archer Partner Steven K. Mignogna recently served as a guest lecturer for the Rutgers Law School course, “Estates and Trusts.”  Steve led a discussion on estate and trust law, as well as provided students with career advice and important insight about the legal profession in general. 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…
What:  Peter L. Fratarelli to Present NBI Webinar, “LGBTQ Rights & Discrimination Developments”. When:  Tuesday, August 11, 2020       11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Where:  Webinar Overview: The seminar will include the following: (1) Bostock v. Clayton County – Overview of US Supreme Court decision providing LGBTQ community protection against discrimination (2) Impact of Bostock decision on State and Local laws (3) Accommodations required in workplace and public spaces: latest case law and guidance (4) Future…