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Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP


Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP - Morristown
  • Headquarters Plaza
  • One Speedwell Avenue
  • Morristown
  • New Jersey
  • USA
  • NJ 07962-1981
  • Managing Partner: Glenn A Clark
  • Number of partners: 50
  • Number of other attorneys: 85

Firm Overview: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland and Perretti LLP is proud to have served the business community for over 125 years. Riker Danzig has earned a national reputation as the firm to go to in New Jersey for practical, innovative and cost-effective legal solutions. The reputation of the firm and its lawyers provides inherent credibility in the capital markets, courts and government hallways.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Litigation: Riker Danzig’s seasoned trial and appellate attorneys, numbering over 100 strong, have earned the firm a national reputation as zealous courtroom advocates. The group litigates complex civil cases, and is a leader in banking, securities arbitrations, fraud claims and class actions, insurance, reinsurance (national and international), product liability, construction and intellectual property litigation. Its litigators appear regularly in federal and state courts, as well as before federal, state and administrative agencies.

Real Estate: Riker Danzig has handled some of the largest workouts and foreclosures in New Jersey, and is an industry leader in land use issues and real estate transactions. Its Real Estate Practice includes all aspects of real estate law, transactions and litigation, including substantial property acquisitions, complex sales and exchanges, sale-leasebacks and build-to-suits, commercial, retail and industrial leasing, joint-venture projects, zoning and planning, mortgage lending and financing, construction contracts, title litigation and real property tax appeals.

Employment: The employment law attorneys at Riker Danzig counsel clients on the full range of issues, including employee relations, wage and hour and contract issues. They also defend management in federal and state courts in New Jersey and elsewhere on all employment-related claims, including discrimination, wrongful termination, whistleblower, restrictive covenants, unfair competition and employee fidelity bonds. They also conduct internal investigations.

Corporate: A diverse client base seeks counsel and solutions from Riker Danzig’s corporate attorneys, from start-up entrepreneurial enterprises to Fortune 500 companies. The group counsels clients on the full spectrum of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, corporate finance, technology licensing, international transactions, tax and regulatory matters, and logistics and distribution, as well as the issues unique to non-profit and tax-exempt corporations.

Environmental: In a state noted for its strict and pace-setting environmental legislation, Riker Danzig’s Environmental Group is among the largest and most diverse practices of its kind. The firm’s experienced environmental lawyers have in-depth knowledge of federal, state and local law. They handle litigation, regulatory, permitting and counseling, and real estate development matters addressing all environmental areas, including hazardous substances, air, water and noise pollution, and solid waste.

Insurance: Riker Danzig’s Insurance and Reinsurance Group has provided unparalleled representation to the insurance industry for over 30 years. The firm represents its clients in a variety of insurance matters, including insurance coverage, reinsurance, bad faith litigation, insurance defense, insolvencies, intermediary and agency disputes and legislative and regulatory matters.

Bankruptcy: Riker Danzig is unique among prominent New Jersey law firms for experience and expertise in bankruptcy litigation, corporate reorganization, real estate restructurings, non-bankruptcy insolvency proceedings and also for its practice on a national platform. The firm has earned a nationwide reputation for its representation of debtors, secured creditors, landlords, equipment lessors, indenture trustees, bondholders, private equity groups, creditors’ committees, trustees, as well as third party plan proponents (i.e. takeovers) in all aspects of litigation under the Bankruptcy Code.

Clients: Allied World National Assurance Company; American Income Life Ins. Co.; Bank of America; Assurant, Inc.; Carrier Clinic; Catalina London Ltd.; CIGNA Corp.; ConnectOne Bank; Crum & Forster Corp.; Germantown Insurance Company; Global Indemnity PLC; Global Reinsurance Corporation of America; Globe Life And Accident Ins. Co.; Gold Medal Products; Harleysville Insurance Co.; Hartford Financial; High Point Insurance Company; Highlands Insurance Company, in Receivership; IBM; Johnson & Johnson; JPMorgan Chase; Lakeland Bank; LG Electronics; Lucent Technologies, Inc.; Markel Corporation; McNeil Pharmaceuticals; Mersen USA; Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance; National Casualty Company; National Casualty Company of America Ltd; Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company; New Jersey Bankers Association; New York Community Bank; New York Liquidation Bureau; NVE Bank; Peapack-Gladstone Bank; The Philadelphia Contributionship Insurance Company; Plymouth Rock Assurance; PMA Insurance Group; The RiverStone Group; R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.; Selective Insurance Company; The Provident Bank; UBS; United American Insurance Company; Vitaquest International, Inc.; Wakefern Food Corp.; Wells Fargo Bank; Zurich American Insurance Company.


  • Headquarters Plaza,
  • One Speedwell Avenue,
  • Morristown,
  • New Jersey
  • USA
  • NJ 07962-1981
  • Tel +1 973 538 0800
  • Fax +1 973 538 1984
  • Email : info@riker.com
  • Website : www.riker.com
  • 50 West State Street,
  • Suite 1010,
  • Trenton,
  • New Jersey
  • USA
  • NJ 08608-1220
  • Tel +1 609 396 2121
  • Fax +1 609 396 4578
  • 500 Fifth Avenue,
  • Suite 4920,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10110
  • Tel +1 212 302 6574
  • Fax +1 212 302 6628