Insua Returns to Anderson Kill as a Partner
Nicholas M. Insua Photo Credit: www.cityheadshots.com.Litigator Nicholas M. Insua rejoined the Newark office of Anderson Kill as a partner after leaving McCarter & English. Insua focuses on insurance recovery litigation and counseling, representing policyholder clients in catastrophic first-party property damage and business interruption claims, environmental and asbestos claims, and D&O and E&O claims. Insua also has handled pro bono matters for clients seeking asylum and other forms of relief from deportation, including in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. After Superstorm Sandy, he worked with Volunteer Lawyers for Justice and other organizations on pro bono insurance coverage matters related to Sandy. He chairs the Pro Bono Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Insua is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Clark Hill Adds Partner Kossow
Clark Hill brought on Mark Kossow as a partner in the banking and financial services group in Princeton. He previously was a partner in Archer & Greiner's employee benefit/executive compensation/ERISA and tax practices. Kossow counsels companies, shareholders, directors, banks and trustees on transactional and nontransactional issues related to employee stock ownership plans (ESOP). He earned his bachelor of business administration, with distinction, from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, his J.D. from Albany Law School, cum laude, and also earned an LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law. Kossow said in a statement that Clark Hill's banking and financial services group "provides the depth of practice needed to take the next step in my expanding ESOP practice.”
Family Law Attorney Webb Joins Hill Wallack as Partner
Hill Wallack added Albertina “Abby” Webb as a partner in the firm’s new Red Bank office. Webb joined the family law department and handles divorce, custody, preparation and enforcement of prenuptial agreements, pre- and post-judgment issues, and domestic violence matters, all from inception through resolution, by mediation, arbitration or trial. Webb is a graduate of New York Law School and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is vice president of the Southern Region for the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, a member of the family law committee for the New Jersey Association for Justice and serves on the New Jersey Statewide Domestic Violence Working Group Committee. “I’m delighted to bring my family law practice to Hill Wallack LLP, where I can focus on family law and general litigation practice,” Webb said in a statement.
Paone Zaleski Promotes Murphy to Name Partner
Cassie Ansello Murphy Photo Credit: Joe Epstein.Cassie Ansello Murphy became a name partner with the Law Offices of Paone & Zaleski as of Jan. 21. The firm, now known as Paone, Zaleski & Murphy, is a divorce and family law firm with offices in Woodbridge and Red Bank. Since joining the firm, she has distinguished herself in the practice of divorce and family law, the firm said in a statement. Murphy is a member of the Middlesex County, Monmouth County, and New Jersey State bar associations. She presently serves as a voting member of the NJSBA Family Law Section's executive committee. Before joining the firm, she clerked for Bergent County Superior Court Judge Lisa Perez-Friscia in the Family Part, and practiced divorce and family law at Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti in Morristown. Murphy earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland, summa cum laude, as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her J.D. cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Law.
Costa Joins Stevens & Lee in Princeton
Christopher K. Costa
Stevens & Lee announced that Christopher K. Costa joined the real estate practice in Princeton. Costa handles all aspects of real estate law, including transactions, land use, commercial lending, condominium conversions and landlord-tenant law. He handles a wide range of commercial real estate matters for corporations, developers and institutional end-users, including land use, leasing and conveyancing for office, laboratory, retail, industrial and residential uses throughout Central New Jersey. Trained by the Consensus Building Institute, he mediates complex land use disputes. He received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and his B.S. from Cornell University.