Archer

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.

Peter L. Frattarelli, chair of Archer’s Labor & Employment Law practice group, discusses employers cutting benefits after receiving the PPP loan, in Forbes’ Article, “9 Answers To Your Most Pressing Unemployment Questions”, published June 23, 2020. To read the full article, click here. The post Peter L. Frattarelli Quoted in Forbes Article “9 Answers To Your Most Pressing Unemployment Questions” appeared first on Archer & Greiner.…
Archer Partner Steven K. Mignogna has been appointed Vice Chair of the Fiduciary Litigation Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). 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. Steve is the New Jersey State Chair of ACTEC. Along with his serving as New Jersey State Chair…
Peter L. Frattarelli, chair of Archer’s Labor & Employment Law practice group, discusses returning to the workplace in South Jersey Biz’s Article, “Back to Work: As South Jersey Looks to Reopen Its Economy, Business Leaders Are Adopting New Norms to Make Sure They Do So Safely and Effectively”, published May 27, 2020. To read the full article, click here. The post Peter L. Frattarelli Quoted in South Jersey Biz Article, “Back to Work:
(Click here for printable PDF) PLEASE NOTE: This checklist is intended to offer guidance for employers to consider in planning for and responding to issues as employees return to in-person workplace operations. This checklist is not intended as legal advice. Employers should continuously monitor developments from their federal, state and local governments, as well as public health authorities and consult with counsel when necessary. Can My Employees Return to the Workplace? A. Government Orders Do…
Archer Partner Steven K. Mignogna has been appointed as New Jersey State Chair of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Mr. Mignogna 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. Mr. Mignogna is active in ACTEC in several other areas, which include the Fiduciary Litigation Committee, Professional Responsibility Committee,…
In re Estate of DeConca, A-1876-18T1, 2020 WL 1492556 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Mar. 27, 2020). This case highlights the need to ensure that charitable entities are correctly identified in estate planning documents. The co-executors of the estate filed a complaint seeking direction as to which charitable organization was the intended beneficiary of the decedent’s revocable trust – the National Alzheimer’s Association (“AA”) headquartered in Chicago, Illinois or the Alzheimer’s New Jersey, Inc. (“ANJ”). …
Balducci v. Cige, 240 N.J. 574  (2020) A former client filed an action against her former attorney for a declaratory judgment that the retainer agreement with him to represent her in a suit for damages under a Law Against Discrimination (LAD) lawsuit was unenforceable. The trial court declared the agreement unenforceable and dismissed the attorney’s counterclaim for fees and costs.  The attorney appealed.  The Appellate Division affirmed the lower court, and the attorney petitioned the…
Even though she searched for the Wills’ testators, a New York lawyer can’t dispose of the documents according to an ethics opinion by the New York State Bar Association.  The Jan. 23 ethics opinion says the Wills are property, “and the lawyer must safeguard the Wills indefinitely” even though some of the wills were prepared more than 70 years ago.  Some of the Wills were prepared by the attorney, but others were obtained from acquired…
Melissa Dibble spoke at the American Bar Association’s 32nd Annual Real Property, Trust & Estate Law National CLE Conference – The Virtual Experience 2020 (May 14-15).   Melissa was on a panel presenting on “Toss the Blue-Backs and Sealing Wax, Electronic Wills Are Here! Or Are They?” on May 14th.  For more information, please click the following link:  https://rptecleconference.com/ The post Melissa Dibble Spoke At The American Bar Association’s 32nd Annual Real Property, Trust & Estate Law