Firm News

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Jon Bon Jovi and Phil Murphy

Jon Bon Jovi Performs in Support of Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Murphy

We were pleased to be part of the Host Committee in Formation for a recent fundraising event in support of Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Murphy, which featured an intimate performance by Jersey’s own Jon Bon Jovi. The event was held at the Hyatt Regency in Morristown.

Kelly and Minter Rated “AV” Preeminent for 2017 by Martindale-Hubbell

Laura Ann Kelly and Patrick Minter have once again achieved the highest rating of “AV” Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest nationally recognized legal reference company in the country. This rating signifies that reviews by the lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.

Laura has maintained her “AV” rating since 2008 and Patrick since 2010. Martindale-Hubbell employs the following methodology and set of standards to determine ratings. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings Methodology.

Minter, Kelly, and Galligan Named to the 2017 Super Lawyers List; Limbach named to Rising Stars List

It is with pleasure that we announce the inclusion of three of our partners, Patrick B. Minter, Laura Ann Kelly, and Patrick J. Galligan, to Thomson Reuters’ 2017 list of New Jersey Super Lawyers. This represents the seventh consecutive year Mr. Minter has been included on that list and the third consecutive year of inclusion for Ms. Kelly and Mr. Galligan.

We are also pleased to announced that Jared Limbach, an associate with our firm, has been named to the 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list. This is the fourth consecutive year that Mr. Limbach has been named to the “Rising Stars” list.

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Pictured (left to right): Patrick Minter, Laura Ann Kelly, Patrick Galligan, Jared Limbach

Galligan Named President, Morris County Bar – Limbach Young Lawyer Division Trustee

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Patrick Galligan, Esq. (pictured 4th from left)

Patrick Galligan was sworn in as the 2017 President of the Morris County Bar Association during its 118th annual installation dinner on January 25, 2017.

In addition, Jared Limbach, an associate with the Firm, was installed as a Young Lawyer Division Trustee for 2017.

Minter speaks at New Jersey Association of Justice Seminar

New Jersey Association for Justice LogoOn February 25, DMK partner Patrick Minter was a guest speaker at the New Jersey Association for Justice’s annual event, “Four Concurrent Seminars 2017.”  Patrick presented in the seminar entitled “Ethics: Hot Topics in 2017.”

 

DMK Supports Jersey Cares’ Frosty’s Friends Initiative

DMK attorneys volunteer in Frosty's Friends initiativeThe attorneys and staff at DMK participated again this year in the Frosty’s Friends initiative by Jersey Cares, answering “Dear Frosty” wish list letters from children in New Jersey who may otherwise not receive any gifts this holiday season. These children are from some of the most under-served communities in our state. The children receiving gifts are from shelters and other non-profit organizations that have programs for children in need who may be spending the holidays without the comfort of a home. We at DMK were thrilled to each take our turn as “Frosty” in order to brighten the holidays a bit and make a wish come true for a child in need.

Minter and Abrams Win Defense Verdict in Premises Liability Trial

Two of the Firm’s attorneys, Patrick Minter and Seth Abrams, obtained a defense verdict at the close of plaintiffs’ case in a trial that took place in Hudson County. The case involved a claim for personal injury against a condominium association resulting from an alleged construction defect.

Jared Limbach Joins the Firm

We are pleased to announce that effective May 23, 2016, Jared Limbach joined our Firm. His areas of practice focus on professional liability defense, personal injury defense, and commercial disputes.

Jared is a 2010 graduate of Fordham Law School and was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar in 2010 and the New York State Bar in 2011. Mr. Limbach has been named to the list of 2014, 2015, and 2016 New Jersey Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters.

Visit Mr. Limbach’s website page for further information and please join us in welcoming him to the Firm.

Donnelly Minter & Kelly, LLC Opens NYC Office

We are proud to announce the opening of our New York City office, which will allow us to serve our growing base of clients in the City. Our Manhattan office is located at 40 Wall Street – 28th Floor.

We appreciate your business and look forward to serving your legal needs. Thank you.

Donnelly Minter & Kelly, LLC
163 Madison Avenue, Suite 320
Morristown, NJ 07960
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NJ ICLE Seminar “Avoiding Legal Malpractice”

On behalf of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), a Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association, partner Patrick Minter was honored to once again serve as one of two co-presenters at a seminar he co-authored entitled “Avoiding Legal Malpractice.” The seminar was held at the NJ Law Center in New Brunswick (April 26) and at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fairfield (May 5). The seminar focuses on providing attorneys with practice tips to avoid a claim for legal malpractice.

Patrick B. Minter Joins the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

CLM (Claims and Litigation Management) Alliance - Patrick B. Minter, MemberThe Firm is pleased to announce that partner Patrick B. Minter recently joined the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance, a nonpartisan group whose goal is to bring together thought leaders in both the insurance and litigation industries.

Membership in the CLM Alliance, which promotes high standards of litigation management through education and collaboration, is by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows. Mr. Minter is honored to be a member of this Alliance. 

Celebrating Our Second Anniversary Coincident with Office Expansion Completion

Construction was completed on the expansion of our third-floor office at 163 Madison Avenue in Morristown, doubling the space our Firm initially occupied. This additional space houses our legal team of 11 attorneys and 3 paraprofessionals, providing us with room for future growth. The expansion completion coincided with our Firm’s second anniversary, which we celebrated on March 3, 2016.

This past year has been an exciting year in terms of growth for the Firm. We welcomed two partners, David Blackwell and Patrick Galligan; also Ronald Citrenbaum, Of Counsel, joined our litigation department and Associate Nicholas D. Amanti joined our tax and corporate law department. All attorneys share the traditional values and progressive approach to the practice of law upon which our Firm was founded.

We look forward to many years of continued growth. Thank you to our families, friends and colleagues – but most of all to our clients for entrusting us with their complex legal issues; it is our pleasure to continue to serve you.

Patrick B. Minter, Laura Ann Kelly, and Patrick Galligan Named to the 2016 Super Lawyers List

Our Firm is pleased to announce three partners have been named to the 2016 list of New Jersey Super Lawyers‬ by Thomson Reuters: Patrick B. Minter, Laura Ann Kelly, and Patrick J. Galligan (pictured below left to right). This marks the sixth consecutive year of inclusion on that list for Mr. Minter and the second for Ms. Kelly and Mr. Galligan.

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Dave Blackwell and Pat Galligan Join the Firm as Partners

We are pleased to announce that David M. Blackwell and Patrick J. Galligan joined our Firm as partners. Dave and Pat will run the Firm’s professional liability defense group and bring extensive experience to the Firm in the areas of employment law, commercial litigation and construction litigation.

Dave is a 1994 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law and is listed in the A.M. Best’s Directories of Insurance Professionals for 2015. Pat, also a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, graduated in 1996 and has been named to the list of 2015 New Jersey Super Lawyers.

Ronald Citrenbaum Joins the Firm

We are pleased to announce that effective June 24, 2015, Ronald Citrenbaum joined our Firm. His specialty is insurance defense litigation.

A 1996 cum laude graduate of the New England School of Law, Mr. Citrenbaum has extensive experience litigating liability matters and has participated in several cases resulting in published opinions. Admitted to the New Jersey State Bar in 1996 and the New York State Bar in 1997, Mr. Citrenbaum is well-versed in all aspects of the litigation process and a welcome addition to our firm.

Please visit Mr. Citrenbaum’s website page for further information.

Seth Abrams Appointed to the Historic Preservation Commission of Hoboken

We would like to congratulate Seth Abrams, a Donnelly Minter & Kelly, LLC associate, on his recent appointment to the Historic Preservation Commission of Hoboken, NJ.

The Commission is responsible for protecting, enhancing and preserving sites, buildings and other structures within Hoboken’s Historic Preservation District that have been deemed to have historic, cultural or architectural value. Seth’s appointment was made by Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer and his four-year term will expire on December 31, 2018.

Patrick B. Minter and Laura Ann Kelly Named to the 2015 Super Lawyers List

We are pleased to announce that two of our founding members, Patrick B. Minter and Laura Ann Kelly, have been named to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2015. This is the fifth consecutive year in which Mr. Minter was named to this prestigious list and the first year for Ms. Kelly. The New Jersey Super Lawyers list is compiled by a unit of Thomson Reuters Corporation and is based on a multi-step selection process that includes the impartial evaluation of reviews of nominated attorneys from peers within their main practice areas. To read the press release regarding this, please click “Two Donnelly Minter & Kelly, LLC Attorneys Named to New Jersey Super Lawyers List for 2015.”

March 3, 2015 – Our One-Year Anniversary

The Firm celebrated its one-year anniversary on Tuesday, March 3. We are grateful for having achieved this significant milestone marked not by days but by the great relationships built and solidified throughout this past year. We look forward to strengthening while building new relationships in the upcoming year.

Please enjoy the time-elapsed video of the branding of the Donnelly Minter & Kelly, LLC office doors.

 

NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business Celebrates 10th Anniversary

WOmenInfluencesourceNJBIZ announced this year it is marking the tenth anniversary of its Best 50 Women in Business award program, in which it recognizes the most successful businesswomen in New Jersey. Each year the program acknowledges the 50 leading New Jersey businesswomen for the influence they have shown within their individual companies and communities as well as over their respective industries and the general economic future of the State. This year, in addition to its annual list, NJBIZ recognizes all the women who have achieved this distinction over the past 10 years, including one of our founding members, Laura Ann Kelly, who received this honor in 2009. Our congratulations to all of those women recognized.

Volunteers Turn Out to Lend a Hand to K9 Soldiers

It is encouraging to see how things are shaping up for one of our clients, JT Gabriel, and her nonprofit organization, K9 Soldiers. In February, over 50 volunteers turned out to help make improvements to the farmhouse she purchased as both a home and headquarters for her business — training service dogs to be paired off with wounded military veterans. We are happy to have had a hand in helping Ms. Gabriel purchase the property last year, offering our pro bono services to represent her at the closing of the purchase of the property which had been in bank foreclosure.

Ms. Gabriel has additional plans for the land, including erecting a new training facility where the paired dogs and veterans can meet and learn to work together. In the meantime, volunteers from the local Home Depot were taking care of the necessary repairs to the existing structure, located off Route 513 in Alexandria Township. Other local merchants assisting in this effort included Flemington Shop Rite, which donated food for the volunteers, Jeldwen Doors and Custom Products, and Behr Paints.

We join them in welcoming Ms. Gabriel and her K9 Soldiers to their new home and wish her continued success with her venture.

January 2015 Commercial Real Estate Transactions

The year got off to a highly rewarding start for our Firm as our caseload included three major Commercial Real Estate transactions. We were involved in the negotiation of a multi-million dollar, multi-loan credit facility in which we represented a New York City-based jewelry manufacturer.

Also in January, we represented a client in the sale of a Middlesex County, NJ manufacturing/warehouse facility to a church group, and we represented the purchaser of a warehouse facility in Hudson County in a transaction valued at $4 million.

We look forward to a continuation of this business trend in the remaining months of 2015.