Four former McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP attorneys joined the law firm Stevens & Lee in its new Paramus office.
John Visconi joined the firm as of counsel from Kaufman, Semeraro & Leibman LLP in Fort Lee, where he had been since November 2018. Visconi was an associate at McElroy & Deutsch for four years before that.
“Sal, Nicole and the team are very highly regarded in their space and bring a great deal of experience to our firm. We look forward to assisting them in continuing to provide excellent service to their clients,” said Ernie Choquette, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Stevens & Lee, in a statement.
Opening a North Jersey office was part of the firm’s strategic plan, according to Choquette. Its Princeton office is comprised of more than 30 lawyers. According to its website, the Reading, Pa.-based firm has more than 160 lawyers and 50 non-lawyers across 17 offices.
Giampiccolo focuses his practice on commercial litigation and commercial lending matters for automotive industry clients, and assists financial institutions in loan transactions and related litigation. He represents life science companies and clinical research organizations in litigation and general corporate matters; and assists individuals and foreign companies in establishing a U.S. presence, and with their ongoing operations as U.S. operating subsidiaries.
“Sal Giampiccolo has been a valued member of our firm over the past 20 years. He had an opportunity for significant work for a client that posed a conflict for the firm. Since we were unable to get a waiver of the conflict, we mutually agreed to part ways on an amicable basis,” said McElroy & Deutsch Managing Partner Edward Deutsch on Giampiccolo’s departure. “We wish Sal the best of luck.”
In DiBella’s corporate, real estate, commercial lending, franchise, general contract and transactional practices, she counsels automotive industry clients including manufacturers, captive finance companies and startup vehicle manufacturers and distributors. She also represents privately held companies of various sizes from inception to operations and succession planning.
Visconi’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. He has successfully litigated claims in the areas of land use, employment and civil rights, and has represented municipal and local government entities as general counsel and as special litigation counsel. He has considerable experience in the storage, preservation and production of electronically stored information.
In Eliades’s commercial litigation practice, he represents clients in business disputes, class actions, general liability, product liability and mass tort across state and federal jurisdictions.