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Frank Giantomasi partner, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi

No. 4: Frank Giantomasi

A  name partner at Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi, he's is a major real estate player in the Newark-Elizabeth corridor, serving as redevelopment counsel to many of the area’s most notable mixed-use projects, including NJPAC’s signature master plan for the mixed-use redevelopment of 6.1 acres surrounding the cultural institution into a vibrant arts neighborhood.

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No. 2: Chris Porrino

After rising to political prominence in the administration of Republican Gov. Chris Christie, he returned to private practice as chairman of the Litigation Department at Roseland’s Lowenstein Sandler, his old firm. Perhaps not surprisingly, his efforts to build the practice involves connections to state government, including with Christie’s successor, Democrat Phil Murphy.

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No. 8: Nancy Erika Smith

She's co-founder of Smith Mullin in Montclair and one of the best-known civil rights attorneys in the country, having represented plaintiffs in several high-profile cases, like Gretchen Carlson in her sexual harassment suit against Fox News and Roger Ailes, which settled for $20 million.

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Donald Scarinci, founder and managing partner, Scarinci Hollenbeck.

No. 7: Donald Scarinci

He founded Scarinci Hollenbeck in 1988 and has since been its firmwide managing partner, overseeing more than 60 attorneys in New Jersey, New York, and Washington, D.C. A prominent voice in constitutional law since the 1980s, he also edits the award-winning Constitutional Law Reporter.

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NJBIZ 2021 Law Power 50

Law Power 50: A – H

New Jerseyans can rest assured that the legal acumen demonstrated by the individuals profiled here will be available to manage the new normal. They are the best problem solvers the state has to offer.

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NJBIZ 2021 Law Power 50

Law Power 50: I – Z

New Jerseyans can rest assured that the legal acumen demonstrated by the individuals profiled here will be available to manage the new normal. They are the best problem solvers the state has to offer.

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Duane Morris adds partner in Newark

Morris "Mo" Bauer, who represents represents debtors, creditor committees, banks and other secured creditors, trade creditors, and landlords in Chapter 11 proceedings and is a New Jersey bankruptcy mediator, joins the Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring group from Norris McLaughlin PA.

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Older could rides into golden years on bicycles

Aging positively

The concept of aging positively means knowing that you, your family and your wealth is protected. It refers to the idea that seniors should be able to enjoy their golden years without the worries and concerns that often come with aging. By Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC partner Jason E. Marx.

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Job applicants wait for hiring interview.

Extended protection

Employers may soon be unable to reject an applicant based on elder age, and folks 70 and older may be protected from forced retirement with the signing of a bill that received unanimous approval in the state Legislature in June.

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A line of walkers in a hallway.

What’s happening

Nursing and veterans homes were among the hardest hit facilities in the early days of the pandemic, with the outbreak among older patients prompting widespread outrage and calls for reform. Now, under legislation the governor signed in February, those facilities, hospitals, surgery centers, senior homes and hospice centers will be required to report COVID-19 outbreaks and fatalities of their staff to state health officials.

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