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Jonathan J. Lerner Presented as Mediator in NJAPM Civil Mediation Event

Starr, Gern Partner Jonathan J. Lerner participated as the mediator in a program presented by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM) on February 14, 2022: Mock Civil Mediation Dealing with Disability Accommodations after Long Covid.

Share the Warmth Winter Coat Drive through 01/05/2022

THE 26TH ANNUAL JERSEY CARES COAT DRIVE

Amos Gern to present at the New Jersey Association for Justice's Meadowlands Seminar 2021 on a December 10 program — "Black Letter Briefcase"

Amos, a certified civil trial attorney, with years of experience in the courtroom, will be addressing the topic “UPDATED MODEL CIVIL JURY CHARGES AND CHANGES TO PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCES.” He will participate in a practical program on the best and most effective tips for trying cases in New Jersey’s courts.

Starr Gern has achieved Tier 1 inclusion in the 2022 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"! Several of our attorneys were designated "Best Lawyers"

Tier 1 recognition is reserved for the highest scoring firms during the annual review process. Six of our attorneys were once again selected in their respective fields of specialty: (1) Ira M. Starr in real estate and corporate law; (2) Amos Gern in plaintiffs personal injury and medical malpractice law; (3) Ronald L. Davison in commercial litigation and trusts & estates litigation; (4) Stephen R. Urbinato in business organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. in family law; and (6) Bruce M. Pitman in family law.  Selection for Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprised of more than four million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. The publication has been described by The American Lawyer as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Starr Gern Attorneys Present at the NJAPM Sixth-Annual Civil and Divorce Mediation Seminar Friday, June 4, 2021

Starr Gern Partner Jonathan Lerner and Of Counsel, Lynn B. Norcia will each be presenting programs at the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM) 6th Annual Civil and Divorce Mediation Program on Friday, June 4, 2021, 9:30am to 4:00pm.

Five from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

Five (5) Starr Gern attorneys have been included in the 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers lists issued by Thomson Reuters. The attorneys represent four (4) practice areas including Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Family Law and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Ana Rita Ferreira, Esq. to Present NJAJ Webinar: "THE ETHICS OF GETTING PAID: Fee Arbitration"

Starr Gern Associate Ana Rita Ferreira will be co-presenting a webinar with Victoria A. Schall of Locks Law Firm, Marisa Baker Trofimov of The Deni Law Group, and Erik Yngstron of Lomurro Law on behalf of the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) at their annual Meadowlands Convention being held on December 7, 2020.

Amos Gern, Esq. to Present Webinar: The Latest on Motions in Limine

September 2020

Starr, Gern Partner Amos Gern, Esq. will be co-presenting a webinar with Robert B. Hille, Esq. on Motions in Limine on October 27, 2020 from 9:00 am to 10:40 am.

Charles F. Vuotto, Esq. to Present Webinar: ARBITRATING FAMILY LAW CASES

September 2020

Of Counsel Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. will be co-presenting a webinar with Honorable Bonnie Mizdol of Bergen County, Laurence J. Cutler Esq. of Laufer, Dalena, Jensen, Bradley & Doran and Dale E. Console on Arbitrating Family Law Cases on October 24, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:35 pm. The webinar description and registration form may be found by clicking here.

Starr Gern Attorneys Designated BEST LAWYERS

December 2019

In the latest edition of Best Lawyers in America (New York Metro Area), four of our attorneys were once again selected in their respective fields of specialty: (1) Ira M. Starr in real estate, corporate law, and business organizations; (2) Amos Gern in plaintiffs personal injury and medical malpractice; (3) Ronald L. Davison in commercial litigation; and (4) Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. in family law.

Five from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

March 2019

Starr, Gern Partners Ira M. StarrAmos GernRonald L. Davison and Jonathan J. Lerner,  and Of Counsel Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey, as reported by the New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

Charles F. Vuotto, Esq. to Present at the 2019 Family Law Symposium

December 2018

Of Counsel Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. will be co-presenting at the 2019 Family Law Symposium on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, N.J. Hundreds of family law attorneys, judges, paralegals and other related professionals will meet at the symposium, which is the leading family law conference of the year.

Starr Gern Associate Selected by the NJ Supreme Court to Serve on the Fee Arbitration Committee

September 2018

Starr Gern Associate Ana Rita Ferreira has been selected by the New Jersey Supreme Court for membership on the Disctrict VC Fee Arbitration Committee for a 4-year term as of September 1, 2018.

Of Counsel Charles F. Vuotto, Esq. to Present Webinar on Divorce and Division of Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units

September, 2018

Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. will be co-presenting a webinar on Divorce and Division of Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units, a live CLE Webinar, on Wednesday, September 5 @ 1:00pm EDT. You may sign up for this webinar here.

Starr Gern Partners Conduct NJAPM Annual Advanced Civil Mediation Program

April, 2018

Starr Gern Partners Nicholas Stevens and Jonathan Lerner conducted the Civil Mediation Seminar component of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM) 4th Annual Advanced Divorce & Civil Mediation Training Seminar. Mr. Stevens co-presented a mediation ethics program and Mr. Stevens and Mr. Lerner presented programs on handling information exchanges and case analysis in the mediation process.

Six from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

March, 2018

Starr, Gern partners Ira M. StarrAmos GernRonald L. DavisonJonathan J. Lerner,  and Nicholas Stevens and of Counsel Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey, as reported by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

Charles F. Vuotto, Esq. to Present Webinar: Divorce and Division of Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units

February, 2018

Of Counsel Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. will be co-presenting a webinar with Benjamin Thomas of Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services on Divorce and Division of Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units on February 5, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm. The webinar description and registration form may be found by clicking here.

Leading Matrimonial Law Attorney to Present Webinar on Valuing Stock Options and RSUs for Equitable Distribution and Income Availability

August, 2017

Of Counsel Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. will be co-presenting a webinar on Divorce and Division of Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units: Identifying, Classifying and Valuing Options and RSUs for Equitable Distribution and/or Income Availability, a live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A on Thursday, August 31, 2017: 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT. Click here for more details.

Starr Gern Partner Selected as Judge in Rutgers Law School First Annual Transactional Competition

April, 2017

Rutgers Law  School  recently  initiated  its  first  annual  Transactional Competition,  in  which  a group of  students  engaged  in  a  two-day transaction  exercise and were  evaluated  by  panels of   senior  lawyers  with significant  transaction  practice experience.

Starr Gern Partner Participates in Mediation Ethics Presentation at NJAPM Annual Advanced Civil Mediation Program

April, 2017

Starr Gern Partner Jonathan Lerner participated in a Mediation Ethics panel discussion and role play at the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM) Annual Advanced Divorce & Civil Mediation Training Seminar.

Six from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

March, 2017

Starr, Gern partners Ira M. StarrAmos GernRonald L. DavisonJonathan J. Lerner,  and Nicholas Stevens and of Counsel Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey, as reported by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

Starr Gern of Counsel Lectures on Business Valuation in Divorce at Annual Family Law Symposium

January 2017

Of Counsel Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. co-presented a lecture on business valuation issues at the 2017 NJICLE Family Law Symposium, the most widely attended family law seminar in the State of New Jersey.

Partner Appointed Fee Arbitration Panel Chair

August 2016

Starr, Gern partner Ronald L. Davison has been appointed panel chair for the District VB Fee Arbitration Committee of the New Jersey Supreme Court for the 2016-2017 term of the Committee. Mr. Davison is serving in his third year as a non-paid volunteer Fee Arbitration member. He previously served as a member and chairperson of the Supreme Court’s Essex County Attorney Ethics Committee.

Nine from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

March 2016

Starr, Gern partners Ira M. Starr, Amos Gern, Ronald L. Davison, Jonathan J. Lerner, Nicholas Stevens and John J. Ratkowitz were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey, as reported by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.  Additionally, associates Robert C. Sanfilippo, Jeffrey R. Pittard and Renee C. Rivas were named Rising Stars.

Starr Gern Partner Lectures on Estate Litigation

December 2015

Starr Gern partner Ronald L. Davison presented an Essex County Bar Association-sponsored continuing legal education lecture entitled Estate Litigation – Challenges to Inter Vivos Gifts, Wills and Fiduciary Actions.

Firm Partner Participates in AICPA Program on Expert Testimony in Closely-held Business Valuation Cases

November 2015

Firm partner Ronald L. Davison participated in an American Institute of Certified Public Accountants program involving training accountants to serve as expert witnesses in closely-held business valuations for litigation purposes. Mr. Davison served as the trial judge in mock trials where business valuation experts-in-training testified.

Ten from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

March 2015

Starr, Gern partners Ira M. Starr, Amos Gern, Ronald L. Davison, Jonathan J. Lerner, Nicholas Stevens, Jeffrey A. Rizika and John J. Ratkowitz were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey, as reported by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Additionally, associates Robert SanfilippoJeffrey R. Pittard and Mark A. Fantin were named Rising Stars.

Starr Gern Partners Elected Treasurer and Board Members of the ADR Inn of Court

May 2014

Partner Nicholas Stevens has been elected as Treasurer of the of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution, and partner Jonathan J. Lerner and Mr. Stevens have been elected to the Inn’s Board of Directors. The Garibaldi Inn is comprised of state and federal judges, law professors, legal practitioners and ADR professionals, including attorneys, arbitrators and mediators. The Inn works to foster excellence, ethics and professionalism through monthly presentations by national and local ADR experts and practitioners.

Starr Gern Partner Elected to Board of the New Jersey State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section

May 2014

Partner Jonathan J. Lerner was elected to the Board of Directors of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The Dispute Resolution Section of the NJSBA promotes ADR in New Jersey by educating the Bar, the judiciary, the legislature and the public on its value. It proposes and evaluates legislation, regulations, rules and policy to foster the expansion of ADR and to improve its quality, and provides educational opportunities to Section members as neutrals and advocates.

Nine from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

March 2014

Starr, Gern partners Ira M. Starr, Amos Gern, Ronald L. Davison, Jonathan J. Lerner, Nicholas Stevens, Jeffrey A. Rizika and John J. Ratkowitz were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey, as reported by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Additionally, associates Robert Sanfilippo were named Rising Stars.

Starr Gern Tax Department Achieves Significant Income Tax Liability Compromise through IRS Offer In Compromise Program

August 2013

Chair of Starr Gern Tax Department Harvey R. Poe and Associate Jeffrey R. Pittard settled approximately $155,000 in potential income tax liability for $1,000 through the Internal Revenue Service’s Offer in Compromise Program.

Starr Gern Tax Department Obtains Eleven Private Letter Rulings from the IRS

July 2013

Chair of Starr Gern Tax Department Harvey R. Poe and Associate Jeffrey R. Pittard obtained eleven Private Letter Rulings from the Internal Revenue Service allowing 11 businesses to continue operating as S Corporations despite the businesses’ inadvertent S Corp election terminations.

Starr Gern Partner Elected to the Board of the ADR Inn of Court

May 2013

Partner Jonathan J. Lerner has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution, including arbitration and mediation. The Garibaldi Inn is comprised of state and federal judges, law professors, legal practitioners and ADR professionals, including attorneys, arbitrators and mediators. The Inn works to foster excellence, ethics and professionalism through monthly presentations by national and local ADR experts and practitioners.

Starr Gern Partner Presents Ethics Program on Dispute Resolution

April 2013

Partner Jonathan Lerner was a presenter in a program entitled Ethical Issues Facing Mediators and Lawyers in Mediation at the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution. The Garibaldi Inn is comprised of state and federal judges, law professors, legal practitioners and ADR professionals, including attorneys, arbitrators and mediators. The Inn works to foster excellence, ethics and professionalism through monthly presentations by national and local ADR experts and practitioners.

Nine from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

March 2013

Starr, Gern partners Ira M. Starr, Amos Gern, Ronald L. Davison, Jonathan J. Lerner, Nicholas Stevens, Jeffrey A. Rizika and John J. Ratkowitz were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey, as reported by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Additionally, associates Robert Sanfilippo and Mark A. Fantin were named Rising Stars.

Starr Gern Partners Present Employment Law Program

October 2012

Jonathan J. Lerner and Nicholas Stevens presented an Employment Law program at a joint meeting of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Reitman Employment Inn of Court, entitled Mock Mediation and Discussion: Spotting and Handling Employment Mediation Issues.

Starr Gern Achieves "Best Law Firm" Ranking

October 2012

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2013 "Best Law Firms" rankings, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. The third edition of these rankings features law firms given consistently impressive performance ratings by clients and peers. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin achieved a Tier 1 Ranking in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Litigation and a Tier 3 Ranking in Real Estate Law. Amos Gern and Ira Starr also received individual recognition as Best Lawyers in their respective fields.

Starr Gern Partner Elected to the Board of the ADR Inn of Court

May 2012

Partner Jonathan J. Lerner has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution, including arbitration and mediation. The Garibaldi Inn is comprised of state and federal judges, law professors, legal practitioners and ADR professionals, including attorneys, arbitrators and mediators. The Inn works to foster excellence, ethics and professionalism through monthly presentations by national and local ADR experts and practitioners.

Starr Gern Successfully Defends the Board of an Organization of Local Unions

March 2012

Partner Nick Stevens and Counsel Larry Cole successfully defended the board of an organization of local unions which imposed a trusteeship upon one of its member locals.

Partner Nick Stevens Organizes, Moderates, and Lectures at 2012 Advanced Civil Mediation Training for the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators.

March 2012

Partner Nick Stevens organized, moderated, and lectured at the 2012 Advanced Civil Mediation Training under the auspices of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators. This was the fourth year that Mr. Stevens ran the program.

Eleven from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

March 2012

Starr, Gern partners Ira M. Starr, Amos Gern, Ronald L. Davison, Jonathan J. Lerner, Nicholas Stevens, Jeffrey A. Rizika and John J. Ratkowitz were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey, as reported by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Additionally, associates James A. Meszaros, Kellianne E. Greenwood, Robert Sanfilippo and Mark A. Fantin were named Rising Stars.

Starr Gern Partner Jonathan J. Lerner Presents ADR Inn of Court Program

November 2011

Partner Jonathan J. Lerner moderated a debate between retired New Jersey Appellate Division Judges Barbara Byrd Wecker (New Jersey Appellate Division, Retired) and David Landau and presented a program entitled "Whether Mediators Should Testify Regarding Mediated Settlements" at the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Jeffrey A. Rizika lectures at the annual New Jersey Association for Justice 2011 Meadowlands Convention.

November 2011

Jeffrey A. Rizika was a speaker for the, New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) at their annual Meadowlands Convention on November 12, 2011 on the topic of "New York vs. New Jersey: When Laws Collide - SUM vs, UM/UIM: Procedures, Laws & Litigation.

Starr Gern Partner Stephen R. Urbinato Named Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall Law School

September 2011

Partner Stephen R. Urbinato was selected to be an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School. He will be teaching a transactional law skills course in the Spring 2012 semester. The course will be based on the ABA Model Asset Purchase Agreement. The course has been developed by the State Bar Business Law Section, of which Mr. Urbinato is a Board Member.

Partner John Ratkowitz and Associate Robert Sanfilippo publish lead article "The Role of Informed Consent in Defensive Medicine."

July 2011

Partner John Ratkowitz and Associate Robert Sanfilippo published "The Role of Informed Consent in Defensive Medicine." which appeared in Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy, July 2011, Vol. 28, No. 10.

Former Superior Court Judge and SGDR Attorney Donald S. Goldman Selected as Federal Mediator

July 2011

Donald S. Goldman, former Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, who joined Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin's Alternative Dispute Resolutoin practice in January 2010, was appointed to serve on the panel of Mediators for the Federal District Court for New Jersey.

Starr Gern Lawyers are Panelists at NJAPM Presentation

May 2011

Partners Nick Stevens and Jonathan Lerner were panelists at a presentation entitled "Listening to the Client: What Do End-Users Want From a Mediator?" given for the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM), where Mr. Stevens just finished his term as a Board Member.

Jeffrey A. Rizika asked to Moderate seminar at the annual New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) convention.

May 2011

Jeffrey A. Rizika was the Moderator for a seminar on behalf of the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) at their annual Boardwalk Convention in Atlantic City entitled: " Discovering the Story of Your Case Through Dramatic Action" on April 15, 2011.

Jeffrey A. Rizika lectures for the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) at the organization's annual Boardwalk Convention "Using the PIP Arbitration Process to Get the Client the Medical Care Th

May 2011

Jeffrey A. Rizika lectured for the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) at the organization's annual Boardwalk Convention on April 15th during their "Litigation at Sunrise" seminar on the topic of "Using the PIP Arbitration Process to Get the Client the Medical Care They Need."

Nicholas Stevens Elected Chairperson of the Community Health Law Project

March 2011

Partner Nick Stevens was recently elected chairperson of the Community Health Law Project, a $5.5 million non-profit organization. The Law Project's mission is to provide legal and advocacy services, training, education, and related activities to persons with disabilities and to organizations representing their interests, with an emphasis on those most vulnerable and needy.

Jeffrey A. Rizika lectures at New Jersey Association for Justice 2011 Auto Seminar.

February 2011

Jeffrey A. Rizika was a speaker for the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ); at their 2011 Auto Seminar on February 26th on the topic "Pre Litigation to Trial Techniques for the Auto Practitioner - How PIP Issues Can Impact the BI Claim."

Partner John Ratkowitz publishes "To Err is Human, But This is Something Else."

December 2010

Attorney John Ratkowitz publishes lead article discussing the morality of last month's congressional calls for tort reform in the area of medical malpractice in the face of multiple medical journal articles which indicate we have made little to no progress in reducing preventable medical errors over the last ten years.

Partner Jeffrey A. Rizika Scheduled to Lecture at the Meadowlands Convention Center About Conflict of Laws.

November 2010

Jeffrey A. Rizika is scheduled to lecture at the annual New Jersey Association of Justice convention in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Attorneys Robert Sanfilippo and John Ratkowitz publish Two Part Article Discussing the Relevance of "Never Events" in Medical Malpractice Litigation.

October 2010

Associate Robert Sanfilippo and Partner John Ratkowitz published a two part article: The Relevance of "Never Events" in Medical Malpractice Litigation, which appeared in Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy, September and October 2010, Vol. 27, No. 126.

Attorney Jeffrey E. Grabelle Publishes a Commentary Regarding New Remedy For Workers' Compensation Victims Who Face Delayed Payment of Temporary Disability Benefits.

August 2010

Senior Associate Jeffrey E. Grabelle, Esq., published a commentary: At Last, a Remedy for Delays in Temporary Disability Benefits in the August 9, 2010 edition of the New Jersey Law Journal.

Nine from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

April 2010

Starr, Gern partners Ira M. Starr, Amos Gern, Ronald L. Davison, Jonathan J. Lerner, Nicholas Stevens, Jeffrey A. Rizika and John J. Ratkowitz were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey, as reported by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Additionally, associate James A. Meszaros was named a Rising Star. Ira Starr and partner Edwin S. Rubin were also designated as AV-Preeminent by Lexis Martindale Hubbell.

Partner John Ratkowitz Publishes Part 2 of 2 Part Article Discussing Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Trial.

March 2010

Partner John Ratkowitz published Part Two of a two part article, Medical Malpractice Trials: Winning The Morality Play in the Battle of the Experts, which appeared in Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, April 2010, Vol. 27, No.7.

Starr Gern Lawyers Conduct NJAPM Advanced Mediation Training Seminar

March 2010

Partner Nick Stevens organized and moderated the Annual Advanced Mediation Training Course for the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM), of which he is a Board Member. Partner Jonathan J. Lerner presented a lecture entitled Case Management: Overcoming Resistance in Court Ordered Mediation.

Starr Gern Expands Taxation and Estate Planning Practice

March 2010

Starr Gern adds three attorneys, Harvey R. Poe, Amy M. Van Fossen and Jeffrey R. Pittard, specializing in Federal and State Taxation, Criminal and Civil Tax Litigation, Estate Planning and Business Counseling.

Partner Jeffrey A. Rizika Reappointed as Co-Chair of Auto Committee.

January 2010

Partner Jeffrey A. Rizika received his second successive appointment as the Co-Chair of the Auto Committee of the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ).

Former Superior Court Judge Donald S. Goldman Joins Starr Gern

January 2010

Former Judge of the Superior Court, Donald S. Goldman, has joined the SGDR Alternative Dispute Resolution practice group as an arbitrator and mediator. Judge Goldman will also provide the firm with legal counsel in complex litigation matters.

Stephen Urbinato Presents Seminar on the Organization and Sale of Business

October 2009

Stephen Urbinato recently presented a seminar entitled Organization and Sale of Business at Seton Hall University School of Law on behalf of the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Court-appointed mediator Jonathan J. Lerner brought to an amicable conclusion the litigation of a multi-party dispute involving new home construction in a Monmouth County development. The claim, which

September 2009

Appointed by the Probate Part of the Chancery Division, Ronald L. Davison has been serving on a pro bono basis as a mediator of contested will and estate litigation matters.

Pursuing a Claim Against a Stock Broker

May 2009

Ira Starr, Chair of Starr Gern's Securities Litigation Department, discusses how potential claims against stock brokers are evaluated and handled by the firm.

Nicholas Stevens Elected Vice Chair of the Community Health Law Project

May 2009

Nicholas Stevens was recently elected Vice Chairperson of the Community Health Law Project, which provides legal and advocacy services, training, education, and related activities to persons with disabilities and to organizations representing their interests, with an emphasis on those most vulnerable and needy.

To Deflect Discrimination and Harassment Claims Businesses Must Effectively Deal With Employee Complaints

May 2009

When dealing with claims of discrimination or harassment, businesses must implement policies and procedures which educate employees, obtain critical information and take decisive action.

Stephen Urbinato Elected to Board of Trustees of Transactional Inn of Court

May 2009

Stephen Urbinato was recently elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Transactional Inn of Court of Morris and Essex. The Transactional Inn is an organization dedicated to teaching and mentoring attorneys in the area of business transactions.

John Ratkowitz Lectures at New Jersey Association for Justice Annual Convention.

April 2009

On April 23, 2009, John Ratkowitz lectured to attorneys about the rules and law that govern depositions at the annual NJAJ convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Attorney Jeffrey E. Grabelle Appointed to Board of Trustees of Temple B'nai Abraham.

March 2009

On March 1, 2009 attorney Jeffrey E. Grabelle was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Temple B'nai Abraham.

Seven from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

March 2009

Ira M. Starr, Amos Gern, Ronald L. Davison, Nicholas Stevens, and Jeffrey A. Rizika were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey. Additionally, associates Kellianne E. Greenwood and James A. Meszaros were named Rising Stars. Finally, Ira Starr was also honored as a selection in New York Magazine's "Best Lawyers" edition.

Attorney John Ratkowitz Appointed to the Editorial Board of Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy.

February 2009

On February 17, 2009, Attorney John Ratkowitz was appointed to the Editorial Board of the a national publication, Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy.

Attorney John Ratkowitz Appointed to the Board of Directors of Arts Unbound.

January 2009

On January 8, 2009 attorney John Ratkowitz was appointed to the Board of Directors of Arts Unbound, a nonprofit New Jersey organization dedicated to the artistic achievement of youth, adults and senior citizens with disabilities.

The Strange Defense of Reverse Engineerability in Trade Secrets Cases, and Gaps in the Law of Unfair Competition

January 2009

Written by Jonathan J. Lerner, Nicholas Stevens, and Richard T. Welch. This article was initially published in the New Jersey Lawyer, February 2008.

John Ratkowitz Appointed to the Board of Directors of Arts Unbound

January 2009

On January 8, 2009 attorney John Ratkowitz was appointed to the Board of Directors of Arts Unbound, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the artistic achievement of youth, adults and senior citizens with disabilities.

Oil Distributor Victorious in Shareholder Dispute

December 2008

Jonathan J. Lerner recently obtained a judgment on behalf of a Union, New Jersey oil distributor in a shareholder dispute. The Essex County Superior Court awarded significant monetary compensation and ordered the transfer of stock to the oppressed minority shareholder.

Major Corporate Restructuring

December 2008

Ira M. Starr recently completed the restructuring and succession planning for three corporate clients in the manufacturing, distribution and food service industries with annual sales of $40 Million.

James Meszaros speaks to parishioners in Irvington, New Jersey, about how to protect their rights in civil matters

July 2008

James Meszaros spoke to parishioners at the Irvington, New Jersey, Assembly of God Church on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, regarding "Five Important Ways to Understand Your Rights."

Jonathan J. Lerner Presented as Mediator in NJAPM Civil Mediation Event

Starr, Gern Partner Jonathan J. Lerner participated as the mediator in a program presented by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM) on February 14, 2022: Mock Civil Mediation Dealing with Disability Accommodations after Long Covid.

Share the Warmth Winter Coat Drive through 01/05/2022

THE 26TH ANNUAL JERSEY CARES COAT DRIVE

Amos Gern to present at the New Jersey Association for Justice's Meadowlands Seminar 2021 on a December 10 program — "Black Letter Briefcase"

Amos, a certified civil trial attorney, with years of experience in the courtroom, will be addressing the topic “UPDATED MODEL CIVIL JURY CHARGES AND CHANGES TO PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCES.” He will participate in a practical program on the best and most effective tips for trying cases in New Jersey’s courts.

Starr Gern has achieved Tier 1 inclusion in the 2022 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"! Several of our attorneys were designated "Best Lawyers"

Tier 1 recognition is reserved for the highest scoring firms during the annual review process. Six of our attorneys were once again selected in their respective fields of specialty: (1) Ira M. Starr in real estate and corporate law; (2) Amos Gern in plaintiffs personal injury and medical malpractice law; (3) Ronald L. Davison in commercial litigation and trusts & estates litigation; (4) Stephen R. Urbinato in business organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. in family law; and (6) Bruce M. Pitman in family law.  Selection for Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprised of more than four million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. The publication has been described by The American Lawyer as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Starr Gern Attorneys Present at the NJAPM Sixth-Annual Civil and Divorce Mediation Seminar Friday, June 4, 2021

Starr Gern Partner Jonathan Lerner and Of Counsel, Lynn B. Norcia will each be presenting programs at the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM) 6th Annual Civil and Divorce Mediation Program on Friday, June 4, 2021, 9:30am to 4:00pm.

Five from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

Five (5) Starr Gern attorneys have been included in the 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers lists issued by Thomson Reuters. The attorneys represent four (4) practice areas including Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Family Law and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Ana Rita Ferreira, Esq. to Present NJAJ Webinar: "THE ETHICS OF GETTING PAID: Fee Arbitration"

Starr Gern Associate Ana Rita Ferreira will be co-presenting a webinar with Victoria A. Schall of Locks Law Firm, Marisa Baker Trofimov of The Deni Law Group, and Erik Yngstron of Lomurro Law on behalf of the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) at their annual Meadowlands Convention being held on December 7, 2020.

Amos Gern, Esq. to Present Webinar: The Latest on Motions in Limine

September 2020

Starr, Gern Partner Amos Gern, Esq. will be co-presenting a webinar with Robert B. Hille, Esq. on Motions in Limine on October 27, 2020 from 9:00 am to 10:40 am.

Charles F. Vuotto, Esq. to Present Webinar: ARBITRATING FAMILY LAW CASES

September 2020

Of Counsel Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. will be co-presenting a webinar with Honorable Bonnie Mizdol of Bergen County, Laurence J. Cutler Esq. of Laufer, Dalena, Jensen, Bradley & Doran and Dale E. Console on Arbitrating Family Law Cases on October 24, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:35 pm. The webinar description and registration form may be found by clicking here.

Starr Gern Attorneys Designated BEST LAWYERS

December 2019

In the latest edition of Best Lawyers in America (New York Metro Area), four of our attorneys were once again selected in their respective fields of specialty: (1) Ira M. Starr in real estate, corporate law, and business organizations; (2) Amos Gern in plaintiffs personal injury and medical malpractice; (3) Ronald L. Davison in commercial litigation; and (4) Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. in family law.

Five from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

March 2019

Starr, Gern Partners Ira M. StarrAmos GernRonald L. Davison and Jonathan J. Lerner,  and Of Counsel Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey, as reported by the New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

Charles F. Vuotto, Esq. to Present at the 2019 Family Law Symposium

December 2018

Of Counsel Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. will be co-presenting at the 2019 Family Law Symposium on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, N.J. Hundreds of family law attorneys, judges, paralegals and other related professionals will meet at the symposium, which is the leading family law conference of the year.

Starr Gern Associate Selected by the NJ Supreme Court to Serve on the Fee Arbitration Committee

September 2018

Starr Gern Associate Ana Rita Ferreira has been selected by the New Jersey Supreme Court for membership on the Disctrict VC Fee Arbitration Committee for a 4-year term as of September 1, 2018.

Of Counsel Charles F. Vuotto, Esq. to Present Webinar on Divorce and Division of Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units

September, 2018

Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. will be co-presenting a webinar on Divorce and Division of Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units, a live CLE Webinar, on Wednesday, September 5 @ 1:00pm EDT. You may sign up for this webinar here.

Starr Gern Partners Conduct NJAPM Annual Advanced Civil Mediation Program

April, 2018

Starr Gern Partners Nicholas Stevens and Jonathan Lerner conducted the Civil Mediation Seminar component of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM) 4th Annual Advanced Divorce & Civil Mediation Training Seminar. Mr. Stevens co-presented a mediation ethics program and Mr. Stevens and Mr. Lerner presented programs on handling information exchanges and case analysis in the mediation process.

Six from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

March, 2018

Starr, Gern partners Ira M. StarrAmos GernRonald L. DavisonJonathan J. Lerner,  and Nicholas Stevens and of Counsel Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey, as reported by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

Charles F. Vuotto, Esq. to Present Webinar: Divorce and Division of Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units

February, 2018

Of Counsel Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. will be co-presenting a webinar with Benjamin Thomas of Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services on Divorce and Division of Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units on February 5, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm. The webinar description and registration form may be found by clicking here.

Leading Matrimonial Law Attorney to Present Webinar on Valuing Stock Options and RSUs for Equitable Distribution and Income Availability

August, 2017

Of Counsel Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. will be co-presenting a webinar on Divorce and Division of Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units: Identifying, Classifying and Valuing Options and RSUs for Equitable Distribution and/or Income Availability, a live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A on Thursday, August 31, 2017: 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT. Click here for more details.

Starr Gern Partner Selected as Judge in Rutgers Law School First Annual Transactional Competition

April, 2017

Rutgers Law  School  recently  initiated  its  first  annual  Transactional Competition,  in  which  a group of  students  engaged  in  a  two-day transaction  exercise and were  evaluated  by  panels of   senior  lawyers  with significant  transaction  practice experience.

Starr Gern Partner Participates in Mediation Ethics Presentation at NJAPM Annual Advanced Civil Mediation Program

April, 2017

Starr Gern Partner Jonathan Lerner participated in a Mediation Ethics panel discussion and role play at the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM) Annual Advanced Divorce & Civil Mediation Training Seminar.

Six from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

March, 2017

Starr, Gern partners Ira M. StarrAmos GernRonald L. DavisonJonathan J. Lerner,  and Nicholas Stevens and of Counsel Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey, as reported by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

Starr Gern of Counsel Lectures on Business Valuation in Divorce at Annual Family Law Symposium

January 2017

Of Counsel Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. co-presented a lecture on business valuation issues at the 2017 NJICLE Family Law Symposium, the most widely attended family law seminar in the State of New Jersey.

Partner Appointed Fee Arbitration Panel Chair

August 2016

Starr, Gern partner Ronald L. Davison has been appointed panel chair for the District VB Fee Arbitration Committee of the New Jersey Supreme Court for the 2016-2017 term of the Committee. Mr. Davison is serving in his third year as a non-paid volunteer Fee Arbitration member. He previously served as a member and chairperson of the Supreme Court’s Essex County Attorney Ethics Committee.

Nine from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

March 2016

Starr, Gern partners Ira M. Starr, Amos Gern, Ronald L. Davison, Jonathan J. Lerner, Nicholas Stevens and John J. Ratkowitz were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey, as reported by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.  Additionally, associates Robert C. Sanfilippo, Jeffrey R. Pittard and Renee C. Rivas were named Rising Stars.

Starr Gern Partner Lectures on Estate Litigation

December 2015

Starr Gern partner Ronald L. Davison presented an Essex County Bar Association-sponsored continuing legal education lecture entitled Estate Litigation – Challenges to Inter Vivos Gifts, Wills and Fiduciary Actions.

Firm Partner Participates in AICPA Program on Expert Testimony in Closely-held Business Valuation Cases

November 2015

Firm partner Ronald L. Davison participated in an American Institute of Certified Public Accountants program involving training accountants to serve as expert witnesses in closely-held business valuations for litigation purposes. Mr. Davison served as the trial judge in mock trials where business valuation experts-in-training testified.

Ten from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

March 2015

Starr, Gern partners Ira M. Starr, Amos Gern, Ronald L. Davison, Jonathan J. Lerner, Nicholas Stevens, Jeffrey A. Rizika and John J. Ratkowitz were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey, as reported by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Additionally, associates Robert SanfilippoJeffrey R. Pittard and Mark A. Fantin were named Rising Stars.

Starr Gern Partners Elected Treasurer and Board Members of the ADR Inn of Court

May 2014

Partner Nicholas Stevens has been elected as Treasurer of the of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution, and partner Jonathan J. Lerner and Mr. Stevens have been elected to the Inn’s Board of Directors. The Garibaldi Inn is comprised of state and federal judges, law professors, legal practitioners and ADR professionals, including attorneys, arbitrators and mediators. The Inn works to foster excellence, ethics and professionalism through monthly presentations by national and local ADR experts and practitioners.

Starr Gern Partner Elected to Board of the New Jersey State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section

May 2014

Partner Jonathan J. Lerner was elected to the Board of Directors of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The Dispute Resolution Section of the NJSBA promotes ADR in New Jersey by educating the Bar, the judiciary, the legislature and the public on its value. It proposes and evaluates legislation, regulations, rules and policy to foster the expansion of ADR and to improve its quality, and provides educational opportunities to Section members as neutrals and advocates.

Nine from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

March 2014

Starr, Gern partners Ira M. Starr, Amos Gern, Ronald L. Davison, Jonathan J. Lerner, Nicholas Stevens, Jeffrey A. Rizika and John J. Ratkowitz were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey, as reported by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Additionally, associates Robert Sanfilippo were named Rising Stars.

Starr Gern Tax Department Achieves Significant Income Tax Liability Compromise through IRS Offer In Compromise Program

August 2013

Chair of Starr Gern Tax Department Harvey R. Poe and Associate Jeffrey R. Pittard settled approximately $155,000 in potential income tax liability for $1,000 through the Internal Revenue Service’s Offer in Compromise Program.

Starr Gern Tax Department Obtains Eleven Private Letter Rulings from the IRS

July 2013

Chair of Starr Gern Tax Department Harvey R. Poe and Associate Jeffrey R. Pittard obtained eleven Private Letter Rulings from the Internal Revenue Service allowing 11 businesses to continue operating as S Corporations despite the businesses’ inadvertent S Corp election terminations.

Starr Gern Partner Elected to the Board of the ADR Inn of Court

May 2013

Partner Jonathan J. Lerner has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution, including arbitration and mediation. The Garibaldi Inn is comprised of state and federal judges, law professors, legal practitioners and ADR professionals, including attorneys, arbitrators and mediators. The Inn works to foster excellence, ethics and professionalism through monthly presentations by national and local ADR experts and practitioners.

Starr Gern Partner Presents Ethics Program on Dispute Resolution

April 2013

Partner Jonathan Lerner was a presenter in a program entitled Ethical Issues Facing Mediators and Lawyers in Mediation at the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution. The Garibaldi Inn is comprised of state and federal judges, law professors, legal practitioners and ADR professionals, including attorneys, arbitrators and mediators. The Inn works to foster excellence, ethics and professionalism through monthly presentations by national and local ADR experts and practitioners.

Nine from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

March 2013

Starr, Gern partners Ira M. Starr, Amos Gern, Ronald L. Davison, Jonathan J. Lerner, Nicholas Stevens, Jeffrey A. Rizika and John J. Ratkowitz were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey, as reported by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Additionally, associates Robert Sanfilippo and Mark A. Fantin were named Rising Stars.

Starr Gern Partners Present Employment Law Program

October 2012

Jonathan J. Lerner and Nicholas Stevens presented an Employment Law program at a joint meeting of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Reitman Employment Inn of Court, entitled Mock Mediation and Discussion: Spotting and Handling Employment Mediation Issues.

Starr Gern Achieves "Best Law Firm" Ranking

October 2012

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2013 "Best Law Firms" rankings, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. The third edition of these rankings features law firms given consistently impressive performance ratings by clients and peers. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin achieved a Tier 1 Ranking in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Litigation and a Tier 3 Ranking in Real Estate Law. Amos Gern and Ira Starr also received individual recognition as Best Lawyers in their respective fields.

Starr Gern Partner Elected to the Board of the ADR Inn of Court

May 2012

Partner Jonathan J. Lerner has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution, including arbitration and mediation. The Garibaldi Inn is comprised of state and federal judges, law professors, legal practitioners and ADR professionals, including attorneys, arbitrators and mediators. The Inn works to foster excellence, ethics and professionalism through monthly presentations by national and local ADR experts and practitioners.

Starr Gern Successfully Defends the Board of an Organization of Local Unions

March 2012

Partner Nick Stevens and Counsel Larry Cole successfully defended the board of an organization of local unions which imposed a trusteeship upon one of its member locals.

Partner Nick Stevens Organizes, Moderates, and Lectures at 2012 Advanced Civil Mediation Training for the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators.

March 2012

Partner Nick Stevens organized, moderated, and lectured at the 2012 Advanced Civil Mediation Training under the auspices of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators. This was the fourth year that Mr. Stevens ran the program.

Eleven from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

March 2012

Starr, Gern partners Ira M. Starr, Amos Gern, Ronald L. Davison, Jonathan J. Lerner, Nicholas Stevens, Jeffrey A. Rizika and John J. Ratkowitz were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey, as reported by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Additionally, associates James A. Meszaros, Kellianne E. Greenwood, Robert Sanfilippo and Mark A. Fantin were named Rising Stars.

Starr Gern Partner Jonathan J. Lerner Presents ADR Inn of Court Program

November 2011

Partner Jonathan J. Lerner moderated a debate between retired New Jersey Appellate Division Judges Barbara Byrd Wecker (New Jersey Appellate Division, Retired) and David Landau and presented a program entitled "Whether Mediators Should Testify Regarding Mediated Settlements" at the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Jeffrey A. Rizika lectures at the annual New Jersey Association for Justice 2011 Meadowlands Convention.

November 2011

Jeffrey A. Rizika was a speaker for the, New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) at their annual Meadowlands Convention on November 12, 2011 on the topic of "New York vs. New Jersey: When Laws Collide - SUM vs, UM/UIM: Procedures, Laws & Litigation.

Starr Gern Partner Stephen R. Urbinato Named Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall Law School

September 2011

Partner Stephen R. Urbinato was selected to be an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School. He will be teaching a transactional law skills course in the Spring 2012 semester. The course will be based on the ABA Model Asset Purchase Agreement. The course has been developed by the State Bar Business Law Section, of which Mr. Urbinato is a Board Member.

Partner John Ratkowitz and Associate Robert Sanfilippo publish lead article "The Role of Informed Consent in Defensive Medicine."

July 2011

Partner John Ratkowitz and Associate Robert Sanfilippo published "The Role of Informed Consent in Defensive Medicine." which appeared in Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy, July 2011, Vol. 28, No. 10.

Former Superior Court Judge and SGDR Attorney Donald S. Goldman Selected as Federal Mediator

July 2011

Donald S. Goldman, former Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, who joined Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin's Alternative Dispute Resolutoin practice in January 2010, was appointed to serve on the panel of Mediators for the Federal District Court for New Jersey.

Starr Gern Lawyers are Panelists at NJAPM Presentation

May 2011

Partners Nick Stevens and Jonathan Lerner were panelists at a presentation entitled "Listening to the Client: What Do End-Users Want From a Mediator?" given for the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM), where Mr. Stevens just finished his term as a Board Member.

Jeffrey A. Rizika asked to Moderate seminar at the annual New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) convention.

May 2011

Jeffrey A. Rizika was the Moderator for a seminar on behalf of the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) at their annual Boardwalk Convention in Atlantic City entitled: " Discovering the Story of Your Case Through Dramatic Action" on April 15, 2011.

Jeffrey A. Rizika lectures for the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) at the organization's annual Boardwalk Convention "Using the PIP Arbitration Process to Get the Client the Medical Care Th

May 2011

Jeffrey A. Rizika lectured for the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) at the organization's annual Boardwalk Convention on April 15th during their "Litigation at Sunrise" seminar on the topic of "Using the PIP Arbitration Process to Get the Client the Medical Care They Need."

Nicholas Stevens Elected Chairperson of the Community Health Law Project

March 2011

Partner Nick Stevens was recently elected chairperson of the Community Health Law Project, a $5.5 million non-profit organization. The Law Project's mission is to provide legal and advocacy services, training, education, and related activities to persons with disabilities and to organizations representing their interests, with an emphasis on those most vulnerable and needy.

Jeffrey A. Rizika lectures at New Jersey Association for Justice 2011 Auto Seminar.

February 2011

Jeffrey A. Rizika was a speaker for the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ); at their 2011 Auto Seminar on February 26th on the topic "Pre Litigation to Trial Techniques for the Auto Practitioner - How PIP Issues Can Impact the BI Claim."

Partner John Ratkowitz publishes "To Err is Human, But This is Something Else."

December 2010

Attorney John Ratkowitz publishes lead article discussing the morality of last month's congressional calls for tort reform in the area of medical malpractice in the face of multiple medical journal articles which indicate we have made little to no progress in reducing preventable medical errors over the last ten years.

Partner Jeffrey A. Rizika Scheduled to Lecture at the Meadowlands Convention Center About Conflict of Laws.

November 2010

Jeffrey A. Rizika is scheduled to lecture at the annual New Jersey Association of Justice convention in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Attorneys Robert Sanfilippo and John Ratkowitz publish Two Part Article Discussing the Relevance of "Never Events" in Medical Malpractice Litigation.

October 2010

Associate Robert Sanfilippo and Partner John Ratkowitz published a two part article: The Relevance of "Never Events" in Medical Malpractice Litigation, which appeared in Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy, September and October 2010, Vol. 27, No. 126.

Attorney Jeffrey E. Grabelle Publishes a Commentary Regarding New Remedy For Workers' Compensation Victims Who Face Delayed Payment of Temporary Disability Benefits.

August 2010

Senior Associate Jeffrey E. Grabelle, Esq., published a commentary: At Last, a Remedy for Delays in Temporary Disability Benefits in the August 9, 2010 edition of the New Jersey Law Journal.

Nine from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

April 2010

Starr, Gern partners Ira M. Starr, Amos Gern, Ronald L. Davison, Jonathan J. Lerner, Nicholas Stevens, Jeffrey A. Rizika and John J. Ratkowitz were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey, as reported by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Additionally, associate James A. Meszaros was named a Rising Star. Ira Starr and partner Edwin S. Rubin were also designated as AV-Preeminent by Lexis Martindale Hubbell.

Partner John Ratkowitz Publishes Part 2 of 2 Part Article Discussing Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Trial.

March 2010

Partner John Ratkowitz published Part Two of a two part article, Medical Malpractice Trials: Winning The Morality Play in the Battle of the Experts, which appeared in Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, April 2010, Vol. 27, No.7.

Starr Gern Lawyers Conduct NJAPM Advanced Mediation Training Seminar

March 2010

Partner Nick Stevens organized and moderated the Annual Advanced Mediation Training Course for the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM), of which he is a Board Member. Partner Jonathan J. Lerner presented a lecture entitled Case Management: Overcoming Resistance in Court Ordered Mediation.

Starr Gern Expands Taxation and Estate Planning Practice

March 2010

Starr Gern adds three attorneys, Harvey R. Poe, Amy M. Van Fossen and Jeffrey R. Pittard, specializing in Federal and State Taxation, Criminal and Civil Tax Litigation, Estate Planning and Business Counseling.

Partner Jeffrey A. Rizika Reappointed as Co-Chair of Auto Committee.

January 2010

Partner Jeffrey A. Rizika received his second successive appointment as the Co-Chair of the Auto Committee of the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ).

Former Superior Court Judge Donald S. Goldman Joins Starr Gern

January 2010

Former Judge of the Superior Court, Donald S. Goldman, has joined the SGDR Alternative Dispute Resolution practice group as an arbitrator and mediator. Judge Goldman will also provide the firm with legal counsel in complex litigation matters.

Stephen Urbinato Presents Seminar on the Organization and Sale of Business

October 2009

Stephen Urbinato recently presented a seminar entitled Organization and Sale of Business at Seton Hall University School of Law on behalf of the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Court-appointed mediator Jonathan J. Lerner brought to an amicable conclusion the litigation of a multi-party dispute involving new home construction in a Monmouth County development. The claim, which

September 2009

Appointed by the Probate Part of the Chancery Division, Ronald L. Davison has been serving on a pro bono basis as a mediator of contested will and estate litigation matters.

Pursuing a Claim Against a Stock Broker

May 2009

Ira Starr, Chair of Starr Gern's Securities Litigation Department, discusses how potential claims against stock brokers are evaluated and handled by the firm.

Nicholas Stevens Elected Vice Chair of the Community Health Law Project

May 2009

Nicholas Stevens was recently elected Vice Chairperson of the Community Health Law Project, which provides legal and advocacy services, training, education, and related activities to persons with disabilities and to organizations representing their interests, with an emphasis on those most vulnerable and needy.

To Deflect Discrimination and Harassment Claims Businesses Must Effectively Deal With Employee Complaints

May 2009

When dealing with claims of discrimination or harassment, businesses must implement policies and procedures which educate employees, obtain critical information and take decisive action.

Stephen Urbinato Elected to Board of Trustees of Transactional Inn of Court

May 2009

Stephen Urbinato was recently elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Transactional Inn of Court of Morris and Essex. The Transactional Inn is an organization dedicated to teaching and mentoring attorneys in the area of business transactions.

John Ratkowitz Lectures at New Jersey Association for Justice Annual Convention.

April 2009

On April 23, 2009, John Ratkowitz lectured to attorneys about the rules and law that govern depositions at the annual NJAJ convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Attorney Jeffrey E. Grabelle Appointed to Board of Trustees of Temple B'nai Abraham.

March 2009

On March 1, 2009 attorney Jeffrey E. Grabelle was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Temple B'nai Abraham.

Seven from Starr Gern Recognized as Top Lawyers by Peers

March 2009

Ira M. Starr, Amos Gern, Ronald L. Davison, Nicholas Stevens, and Jeffrey A. Rizika were all selected as Super Lawyers by their peers in New Jersey. Additionally, associates Kellianne E. Greenwood and James A. Meszaros were named Rising Stars. Finally, Ira Starr was also honored as a selection in New York Magazine's "Best Lawyers" edition.

Attorney John Ratkowitz Appointed to the Editorial Board of Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy.

February 2009

On February 17, 2009, Attorney John Ratkowitz was appointed to the Editorial Board of the a national publication, Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy.

Attorney John Ratkowitz Appointed to the Board of Directors of Arts Unbound.

January 2009

On January 8, 2009 attorney John Ratkowitz was appointed to the Board of Directors of Arts Unbound, a nonprofit New Jersey organization dedicated to the artistic achievement of youth, adults and senior citizens with disabilities.

The Strange Defense of Reverse Engineerability in Trade Secrets Cases, and Gaps in the Law of Unfair Competition

January 2009

Written by Jonathan J. Lerner, Nicholas Stevens, and Richard T. Welch. This article was initially published in the New Jersey Lawyer, February 2008.

John Ratkowitz Appointed to the Board of Directors of Arts Unbound

January 2009

On January 8, 2009 attorney John Ratkowitz was appointed to the Board of Directors of Arts Unbound, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the artistic achievement of youth, adults and senior citizens with disabilities.

Oil Distributor Victorious in Shareholder Dispute

December 2008

Jonathan J. Lerner recently obtained a judgment on behalf of a Union, New Jersey oil distributor in a shareholder dispute. The Essex County Superior Court awarded significant monetary compensation and ordered the transfer of stock to the oppressed minority shareholder.

Major Corporate Restructuring

December 2008

Ira M. Starr recently completed the restructuring and succession planning for three corporate clients in the manufacturing, distribution and food service industries with annual sales of $40 Million.

James Meszaros speaks to parishioners in Irvington, New Jersey, about how to protect their rights in civil matters

July 2008

James Meszaros spoke to parishioners at the Irvington, New Jersey, Assembly of God Church on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, regarding "Five Important Ways to Understand Your Rights."

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