PRINCETON, N.J. (April 13, 2017) – Eckert Seamans is very pleased to announce that members (partners) Frank J. Petrino and Robert P. Zoller, of the firm’s Princeton office, were selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters.
Frank Petrino, recognized 12 times by Super Lawyers for his land use/zoning, environmental and real estate work, focuses his practice on the acquisition, development and financing of real estate. He represents national, regional and local builders and developers before county, state and federal agencies with respect to the development of fee-simple residential communities, common interest communities and business and industrial parks, including industrial parks located within redevelopment areas and on brownfield sites. Petrino has extensive litigation experience in the regulation of the use, sale of interests, and environmental impact of real estate development. In addition, he represents clients in complex commercial litigation.
Robert Zoller, recognized 10 times by Super Lawyers for his general, business and construction litigation work, is the member-in-charge of the firm’s Princeton office. He focuses his practice on a broad range of civil litigation and appeals in both state and federal courts in the areas of business and commercial, construction, equine, insurance, product liability and negligence, and professional liability law. Zoller represents corporations, closely held businesses, and entrepreneurs in the prosecution and defense of a wide variety of litigation matters. He represented the New Jersey Legislature in its case before the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the "moment of silence" law. In his appellate practice, Zoller has argued cases before the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He also represents clients in numerous mediation and arbitration proceedings and served as a state court mediator and an arbitrator in federal court.
The Eckert Seamans group joins the top five percent of lawyers in New Jersey in receiving this honor from peers and others in the legal industry. The basis for selection includes noteworthy verdicts or settlements, creativity or innovation within the legal process, the number of cases tried or transactions handled, years in practice, position within the firm, professional activities, writings and lectures; community involvement, professional degrees or training, and academic and employment background. The full results of the survey will be published in a supplement to New Jersey Monthly as well as the Thomson Reuters Legal annual publication, New Jersey Super Lawyers.
About Eckert Seamans
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC has more than 370 attorneys located in 15 offices throughout the United States, including Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts; Washington, D.C.; Richmond, Virginia; Wilmington, Delaware; Newark and Princeton, New Jersey; Buffalo and White Plains, New York; Providence, Rhode Island; Troy, Michigan; Charleston, West Virginia; and Hartford, Connecticut. The firm provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of litigation, including mass tort and products liability; corporate and business law; intellectual property; labor and employment relations; aviation; bankruptcy and creditors' rights; employee benefits; environmental law; construction; public finance; real estate; tax; estates; and transportation.
Eckert Seamans' practice reflects virtually every industry and segment of the country's business. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, newspapers and other media, hotels, health care organizations, airlines, and railroads. The firm also represents numerous federal, state, and local governmental and educational entities. In order to provide global reach and access to legal resources that enhance our ability to serve clients’ needs around the globe, Eckert Seamans has partnered with SCG Legal, a global network of over 145 independent law firms with more than 11,500 attorneys. For more information about the firm, please visit www.eckertseamans.com.