Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli has become Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor LLC.
Brian Tipton and Lester Taylor are now name partners.
Tipton is the firm’s managing partner and chairs the firm’s litigation group. Lester Taylor co-chairs the firm’s education law practice group.
The name change signifies the firm’s appreciation for its history along with its maturity, growth and vision for the future, according to the firm.
“Having been selected by my partners to be included along with Brian Tipton as a named partner is by far the most rewarding and humbling professional accomplishment to date in my career,” Taylor said in a prepared statement. “While all of the named partners, and attorneys at this law firm, are among the most well-respected and versed legal practitioners in the law, being affiliated with New Jersey’s 49th governor, James J. Florio, in a law firm that bears his name is truly a badge of honor. The example of integrity, hard work and commitment to excellence that he has espoused is what I have embraced and strive to contribute in my own way towards our law firm’s continued success.”
Tipton has extensive experience in complex business, commercial, construction and public contract law matters; and represents clients in matters involving commercial real estate, redevelopment and land use matters. He’s been the mayor of Harmony Township for 13 years, and is licensed in both federal and state courts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.
Taylor represents counties, municipalities and boards of education in matters related to general counsel services, special education, litigation, labor, employment and redevelopment. He served as mayor of the City of East Orange from 2014 to 2017. He currently serves on the board of the Three Doctors Foundation, the United Way of Essex and West Hudson counties, Sustainable Jersey, and Jersey Water Works.
The firm has New Jersey offices in Cherry Hill and Rochelle Park in addition to locations in Pennsylvania and New York.