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Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook
& Cooper, P.C. 
Size of Organization: 110
Year Established: 1954

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Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., is a mid-sized general practice law firm, located in Central New Jersey. We provide litigation and transactional counsel to a broad spectrum of clients, including global private and public corporations, national commercial insurance firms, health care institutions, trade associations, banks and financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, privately held businesses, professional corporations, and individuals in the New Jersey and Mid-Atlantic region. We are committed to providing quality legal representation with a focus on personalized service, while maintaining a firm commitment to practicing law with the highest of ethical standards.

Number of Attorneys: 69

Year Established: 1954

Member: LEGUS (http://www.leguslaw.com)

Jurisdictions in which Attorneys are Admitted to Practice:

New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Florida, North Carolina.

Representative Litigation Matters:

-Negotiated a $1.2 million settlement with the School Development Authority for contract funds and change orders due, including a claim for general conditions due to project delays.

-Obtained judgment for majority shareholders' right to buy out minority shareholder in corporations valued at $3.2M.

-For a fiduciary liability insurance carrier, negotiated complete withdrawal of $930,000 claim against single employer pension plan for alleged plan losses claimed by U.S. Dept. of Labor.

-Obtained a $1 million settlement on behalf of a construction client for contract funds owed, including disputed work items.

-Negotiated a settlement of $2.5 million with a self-storage company in an oppressed shareholder's suit.

-Settlement of claimed IRS liability of more than $300,000 for $9,600.

-Selected for national representation of a major insurance carrier placed in conservatorship proceedings, with aggregate claims well into eight figures.

-Successful defense through trial of multi-million dollar claim asserted for breach of a software development contract.

-Successful defense (dismissal on summary judgment) of an insurance company client and its chemical company insured in a federal superfund litigation involving a site with a past and projected cleanup cost of over $30 million.

-Commercial arbitration of multiple claims and issues arising under a $30 million acquisition agreement and associated vendor and other agreements.

Representative Transactions:

-Represented owner in refinancing of portfolio of 4 medical office buildings

-Represented seller in $3.2 million sale of Assisted Living Facility

-Negotiated on behalf of a State University all contracts and development rights between the University and a county college for a new 5 story academic building. In addition, negotiated a $4 million tripartite agreement for the State University for a new restaurant and catering facility.

-Represented owner/landlord in redevelopment/construction of 524,000 square foot warehouse.

-Represented owner of New Jersey-based biomedical company in a $55 million stock sale.

-Represented purchasing entity in the privatization of a county-owned long-term care facility.

-Hospital consolidation involving Helene Fuld Medical Center and Mercer Medical Center.

-Obtained a Private Letter Ruling for a New Jersey hospital which allowed for use of $16 million in additional tax exempt bond proceeds.

-Represented a hospital system in a $755 Million mortgage loan to finance the construction of a new state-of-the-art hospital.

-Represented a New Jersey chemical manufacturing company in a $30 million senior credit facility.

-Represented a large industrial power user who achieved nearly $1 Million in annual savings in its electric bill by purchasing generation from a supplier other than its local utility.

-Represented a New Jersey telecommunications company in its $22 million asset sale.

-Represented a New Jersey pest control company in its $110 million asset sale.

-Served as hospital counsel for a New Jersey hospital's $131 million bond issue.

-Negotiated the elimination of a $250,000 withdrawal liability claim made by a collectively bargained pension plan against a national manufacturing corporation selling a subsidiary.

-Hospital consolidation involving Elizabeth General Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Hospital

-$20 million securities offering by regional education business to raise expansion capital

-$40 million acquisition of company with operations in 23 states for healthcare client

-$10 million sale-leaseback financing for private education company\

Business Organizations to Which We Are Legal Counsel:

-9/11 Fund for the Education of Monouth County Children, Inc. - Frederick W. Rose

-Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce - James K. Estabrook

-Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (Labor Counsel) - John H. Schmidt, Jr.

-Kean University Foundation - James K. Estabrook

-Lillian Booth Actors Home - Robert S. Burney

-Mattone Family Charitable Foundation - Frederick W. Rose

-Mechanical Contractors Association of New Jersey - Edward J. Frisch and James K. Estabrook

-Mental Health Foundation of Monmouth County, Inc. - Frederick W. Rose

-New Jersey Subcontractors Association - Barry J. Donohue (General Counsel) and Greg K. Vitali (General Counsel)

-Roselle Golf Club - John H. Schmidt

-Rumson-Fair Haven Run, Inc. - Frederick W. Rose

-Scudder Family Foundation - Frederick W. Rose

Nonprofit Boards on Which Attorneys Serve:

-American Subcontractors Association, Greg K. Vitali

-Cancer Hope Network - John H. Schmidt, Jr., Immediate Past President/General Counsel

-Children's Specialized Hospital - John R. Blasi, Trustee (former Chairman)

-City of Summit Naming Opportunities Committee - - John W. Cooper, Member

-CPC Behavioral Healthcare - Kathleen M. Connelly, Member

-Community YMCA, Red Bank - Joseph J. Colao, Jr., Secretary

-Court Appointed Special Advocates of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties - Richard R. Width, Founder, Trustee, & President

-Eastern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce - Kathleen M. Connelly, Member

-Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation - Richard R. Width, Trustee

-Enright Foundation - Elizabeth E. Manzo, Trustee

-Family Service of Morris County Corporate Leadership Counsel - Anne S. Burris, Member

-Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce - Elizabeth E. Manzo, Member, Board of Directors

-Good Grief, Inc. - Robert W. Anderson, Chairman

-Harvard Law School Association Board of Trustees - Fredi L. Pearlmutter, Trustee

-Hearthstone Estates Homeowners Association - North Haledon, NJ - Jeffrey R. Merlino, President

-Hemophilia Services, Inc. - William R. Watkins, Board of Trustees

-Homefirst: Interfaith Housing & Family Services - Eric B. Levine, Trustee

-Hometown Television - Monica Vir, Board of Trustees

-Homing Corporation (Spring House) - Joseph J. Colao, Jr., President

-Hummingbird Foundation, Inc. - John R. Blasi, Trustee

-John F. Byrne Foundation, Inc. - John R. Blasi, Trustee

-Kessler Foundation - James K. Estabrook, Chairman of the Board

-Lauren Danis Eldernet Project - Gary F. Danis, Chairman

-Linden Industrial Association - James K. Estabrook, Secretary

-The Mount Pleasant Cemetery Company, David G. Hardin, Board of Managers

-National Subcontractors Alliance, Greg K. Vitali, Member

-New Jersey Assisted Living Council - Robert S. Burney

-New Jersey Community Resource Center, Inc. - Robert S. Burney, Trustee

-New Jersey Trust for Public Land - John J. Delaney, Jr., Advisory Board

-Overlook Annual Gifts Committee - John W. Cooper, Member

-Overlook Grants Committee - John W. Cooper, Member

-Overlook Hospital Foundation - John W. Cooper, Board of Trustees

-Planned Giving Committee of the Overlook Hospital Foundation - John W. Cooper, Chairman

-Portuguese American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey - Sergio D. Simoes, Board of Trustees

-Recreation, Youth & Senior Services Task Force of the City of Summit - John W. Cooper, Member

-Regional Plan Association - Jerry Fitzgerald English, Trustee

-River Valley Waldorf School - David R. Pierce, Board of Trustees

-Robert Wood Johnson Healthcare Corporation - John R. Blasi, Trustee

-Robert Wood Johnson Health Network - John R. Blasi, Trustee

-Rumson Business Association, Inc. - Frederick W. Rose, President

-SAGE Eldercare - John W. Cooper, Member

-SarahCare Adult Day Health Center - Elizabeth E. Manzo, Member, Advisory Board

-Scudder Family Foundation - Frederick W. Rose, Secretary

-Suburban Chamber of Commerce - John R. Blasi, Board of Trustees

-Summit Area Public Foundation - John W. Cooper, President and Member

-United Way of Greater Union County - James K. Estabrook, Trustee

-Visiting Nurses Association of Somerset Hills - Peter M. Burke, Member

-Visual Arts Center of New Jersey - John J. DeLaney, Trustee

-Westfield Area YWCA - John H. Schmidt, Jr., Member Board of Directors

-Westfield Board of Adjustment - Kenneth J. Soriero, Member

-Westfield United Fund - John H. Schmidt, Jr., Vice President of the Board of Trustees, and Kenneth J. Soriero, Member

-YWCA of Eastern Union County - John H. Schmidt, Jr., Provides Legal Services

Other Official Positions Held by Attorneys:

-Borough of Mountainside - James D. DeRose, Municipal Judge

-District XII Ethics Committee - Anthony J. LaRusso, Chairman, 2007-2008

-District XII Ethics Committee - Jay Lavroff, Chairman, 1996-1997

-District XII Ethics Committee - James McGlew, Chairman, 1999-2000

-District XII Fee Arbitration Committee - John M. Boyle, Panel Chair

-New Jersey State Bar Association - Robert S. Schwartz, Former Chair, Tax Section

-Special Ethics Master of the New Jersey Supreme Court - Jay Lavroff, 1998-present

-Union County Bar Association - Jay Lavroff, President , 2003

-Union County Bar Association - James McGlew, President , 2004

-Union County Bar Association - John M. Boyle, President, 1979.

Statement of Practice Summary:
General Practice; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Antitrust; Appellate Practice; Automotive Law; Banks And Banking; Bankruptcy; Collaborative Family Law; Commercial Law; Computers And Software; Construction Law; Corporate Law; Creditors Rights; Divorce; Elder Law; Employee Benefits; Employment Litigation; Energy; Environmental Law; ERISA; Estate Planning; Family Law; Fidelity And Surety; Finance; Franchises; Health Care; Hospital Law; Immigration Law; Insurance; Insurance Defense; Intellectual Property; Labor And Employment; Litigation; Medical Malpractice; Mergers And Acquisitions; Divestitures; Personal Injury; Probate; Products Liability; Professional Liability Defense; Real Estate; Securities; Taxation; Technology And Science; Trusts And Estates; Utility Law; Wills; Workers Compensation; Zoning Law; Planning Law; Land Use.