Robert Pratter

Jacob Goldberg

David Cook

Peter Flannery

Alessandra Phillips

John Keefe Jr.


Cohen Placitella & Roth in Red Bank welcomes Robert Pratter, formerly a partner with Duane Morris in Philadelphia, and Jacob Goldberg, previously a partner at Faruqi & Faruqi in New York City, to the firm’s complex litigation group…Sills Cummis & Gross in Newark promotes of counsel David Cook in the firm’s litigation practice group.

Of Counsel

Sills Cummis & Gross in Newark promotes associate Peter Flannery in the real estate practice group.


Cohen Placitella & Roth in Red Bank adds Alessandra Phillips, formerly an associate with Grant & Eisenhofer in Philadelphia, to the complex litigation group.


John Keefe Jr., co-managing partner at Keefe Bartels in Red Bank, is elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. He is a certified civil trial attorney who focuses on civil trial practice, concentrating on negligence, product liability, class-action and complex mass-tort litigation.

Four Join Javerbaum Wurgaft

Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins welcomes of counsel Norberto Garcia, Theodore Romankow and David Tessler, and associate Laura Nicolette. Garcia, formerly with the Law Office of Norberto Garcia in Jersey City, will practice in Jersey City; Tessler, formerly with Tessler & Tessler in New York City, in New York; and Romankow, the former Union County prosecutor, and Nicolette, former clerk to Union County Superior Court Judge Joseph Donahue, in Springfield.