Success Stories

March 12, 201913 Mandelbaum Salsburg Attorneys Named to the 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers List and 3 to Rising Stars

Mandelbaum Salsburg is pleased to announce that thirteen of our attorneys have been selected by their peers as New Jersey Super Lawyers* for 2019. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state of New Jersey are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. In addition, the Firm is excited to announce that three of our attorneys were named to the Rising Stars list for 2019, which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys age 40 or under or who are in practice for 10 years or less. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. This year's Mandelbaum Salsburg Super Lawyers include:...

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March 7, 2019Mandelbaum Salsburg Listed as One of the "Top 20 Largest New Jersey Law Firms"

We are excited to share that Mandelbaum Salsburg has been listed as one of the "Top 20 Largest New Jersey Law Firms" by NJBIZ in their annual list. Our firm was one of the two fastest growing law firms in the state during the past year according to the list. We are grateful to our clients for allowing us to continue to do what we love every day and our staff for their dedication and commitment to helping the Firm achieve its goals. As we begin our 89th year as a full-service firm providing legal services and strategic counsel to corporations big and small and individuals at all stages of their life, we continue to hold true to our founding mantra that we are "built on relationships and focused on results." Click here to read more....

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March 7, 2019Michael Bevacqua and Brian Block Receive Favorable Judgement on Behalf of National Bank Client

We are pleased to announce that attorneys Michael Bevacqua and Brian Block recently prevailed in the New York Appellate Division, First Department, on behalf of their national bank client. The appeals court affirmed summary judgment in favor of the bank, resulting in the complete dismissal of the plaintiff general contractor's six-figure claim against the bank for payment of two checks related to a construction project in New York City....

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March 5, 2019Arla Cahill Receives Great Result for Client in a Case Involving a Corporate Officer Being Held Personally Liable for Past Company's Debts

On March 5, 2019, Mandelbaum Salsburg Member Arla D. Cahill successfully defeated a plaintiff's motion for summary judgment and prevailed on a cross-motion for summary judgment that dismissed a complaint for $125,000 entirely and with prejudice in favor of the firm's client. The complaint sought to hold the client, a corporate officer, personally liable for the alleged debt of a defunct New Jersey corporation based on an unsigned credit agreement containing a joint and several liability provision that plaintiff sought to enforce under Utah law. The court rejected plaintiff's argument that use of a corporate credit card constituted an agreement by the officer to be personally liable for the company's charges. The court also found no evidence that the proffered credit agreement was the original agreement issued for the company's account or any other evidence justifying personal liability. Applying New Jersey law, the court found that, unlike Utah law, unsigned personal guarantees and unilateral, inconspicuous "bill stuffer" amendments to material terms of credit agreements are unenforceable. Because this was the second time this plaintiff filed suit against the corporate officer, the court also found that the suit was barred by New Jersey's entire controversy doctrine....

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March 4, 2019Mandelbaum Salsburg Named to NJBIZ's 2019 Best Places to Work

We are excited and honored to announce that we have been named to NJBIZ's 2019 Best Places to Work! Whether through scholarship programs for our employees to continue their education, recognition events, health and wellness initiatives or fun team building activities, we pride ourselves on providing the best possible culture and environment for our employees....

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February 27, 2019Ronald Coleman and Brian Block Prevailed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Mandelbaum Salsburg attorneys Ronald D. Coleman and Brian M. Block prevailed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which affirmed the district court's preliminary injunction in favor of their client, a leading telecommunications engineering firm. We are pleased by the Third Circuit's affirmance of the district court's careful, narrowly tailored preliminary injunction. In crafting that relief, the district court employed a time-honored judicial remedy that maintained the status quo. The district court's decision gave our client a fighting chance to preserve its longstanding relationships, while allowing it to pursue its claims against its former employees....

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February 14, 2019Litigation Department Obtains $6.7 Million Award On Behalf Of Client

On February 14, 2019, Michael Saffer, Co-Chair of the Firm's Litigation Department and Arla D. Cahill, a Member of that Department, obtained an award of $6.7 million in a complex commercial arbitration proceeding before the American Arbitration Association in New York City in which they represented an anesthesiology group that asserted numerous claims against a surgery center. The Arbitrator, following 10 days of hearings with numerous witnesses and hundreds of trial exhibits created by our team, awarded the entire amount requested in the Demand for Arbitration....

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February 13, 2019Corporate Practice Represented Southern Airways in Recent Acquisition of Mokulele Airlines

Mandelbaum Salsburg's Corporate Practice represented Southern Airways in connection with its recent acquisition of Mokulele Airlines, a Hawaii based airline. Also in connection with this transaction, Southern Airways raised additional capital from a national airline. The deal team on this transaction included Jeffrey Wasserman, Dan Barkin and Patrick Toolan. The newly combined entity will operate 1,380 weekly flights, more than any other commuter airline in the 50 states....

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February 11, 2019Craig Alexander Closes Multi Million Dollar Mortgage Loan

Craig W. Alexander, a partner in the firm's Real Estate Department, closed a million dollar mortgage loan on behalf of a prominent investor for a commercial building in Essex County, New Jersey. Mandelbaum Salsburg was able to leverage its relationships to assist the client in acquiring the property in an unusual transaction commencing with the purchase of the existing debt, financed by a hard money lender introduced to the client by the firm. The client acquired title to the property after the firm structured a "deed in lieu of" transaction made possible by the firm's relationship with the lender and title company, followed by a refinancing with an institutional lender also introduced to the lender by the firm....

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February 8, 20192018 Mandelbaum Salsburg Year in Review

We are pleased to share our 2018 Year in Review which highlights some of the major deals, transactions and cases that our attorneys have worked on throughout the past year. We are proud of our 89 year history of providing quality legal services and serving the communities within which we live and work. Click here to read this year's publication....

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