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Firm Profile

Lum, Drasco & Positan, LLC

Firm Profile

Roseland

  • Profile
  • 103 Eisenhower Parkway
  • Roseland
  • New Jersey
  • USA
  • NJ 07068

Firm profile submitted by Lum, Drasco & Positan, LLC

Managing Director: Wayne J Positan
Senior Members: Dennis J Drasco, Wayne J Positan, Paul A Sandars, III
Number of members: 14
Number of lawyers: 24
Languages: English, Spanish


The firm, which traces its roots back to 1870, represents a wide range of clients in litigation, labor and employment law, and business law throughout the State of New Jersey. It has a reputation for excellence and involvement in the legal community, and has been recognized in 2017 US News & World Report ‘Best Law Firms’ with Six Tier 1 rankings. Twelve of its lawyers are currently recognized as NJ Superlawyers or Rising Stars.

Litigation
Labor & Employment
Corporate/Commercial
Construction
Environmental
Eminent Domain & Land Use

Litigation:
8 partners, 14 fee earners
■ Defending a class action in New Jersey Federal Court against a manufacturer of red light cameras
■ Representing a majority shareholder of a large urban mall in a dispute with a minority shareholder in Chancery court
■ Successfully represented software designers in New Jersey Federal Court and in arbitration for breach of contract and professional negligence
■ Representing a large chemical company threatened with eminent domain
■ Defended a large urban county in litigation to compel development of a medical use at the site of a former hospital
■ Representing a large provider of medical services in a corporate successor liability action in New Jersey State Court
■ Representing a university in a proposed class action involving the reporting of allegedly misleading employment statistics
■ Representing a defendant in a professional sports team memorabilia suit
■ Represented NJ and national law firms in State and Federal Court accused of professional negligence
Key Clients: Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc.; Mednax Services, Inc.; Efstathios Valiotis; GEO Specialties; County of Essex; Widener University Law School
Contact: Dennis J Drasco
Tel: 973 228 6770
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Paul A Sandars, III
Tel: 973 228 6767
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Kevin J O’Connor
Tel: 973 228 6760
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Gina M Sorge
Tel: 973 228 6758
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Wayne J Positan
Tel: 973 228 6730
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Arthur M Owens
Tel: 973 228 6745
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Scott E Reiser
Tel: 973 228 6738
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Bernadette H Condon
Tel: 973 228 6741
Email: [email protected]

Labor & Employment:
4 partners, 7 fee earners
■ Represented an executive in recovery of stock rights under employment contract with American subsidiary of Chinese company
■ Representing medical group in USDCNJ in a qui tam action under False Claims Act by former hospital employees involving Medicare claims and payments
■ Involved in union grievances, investigations, arbitrations and/or labor negotiations at Dry Ice, Welco Acetylene, Essex County College, City of Elizabeth and PVSC
■ Obtained pre-trial dismissals in national origin discrimination case, disability/FMLA discrimination and retaliation case, and civil rights retaliation case in both federal and state courts
■ Represent clients in state court Chancery Division and federal court in cases re: minority shareholder rights, employment agreements, non-compete matters, internal disputes among shareholders, partners, officers, etc.
■ Conduct workplace investigations; render findings and recommendations
Key Clients: Marotta Controls Inc.; Dry Ice Corp.; Praxair Mid-Atlantic Distribution; Passaic County; City of Elizabeth; HOPES Community Action Partnership, Inc.
Contact: Wayne J Positan
Tel: 973 228 6730
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Christina Silva
Tel: 973 228 6763
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Daniel M Santarsiero
Tel: 973 228 6780
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Elizabeth Y Moon
Tel: 973 228 6792
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/Commercial:
3 partners, 6 fee earners
■ Represented a seller in stock sale of manufacturing company to multi-national corporation
■ Represented a buyer of chain of self-storage facilities in tri-state area
■ Represented a seller of shopping center
■ Represented a software company in corporate restructuring and shareholder agreements
Key Clients: Marotta Controls, Inc.; Clorox Company; CG USA Inc.; Ideavillage
Contact: Steven J Eisenstein
Tel: 973 228 6815
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Kevin F Murphy
Tel: 973 228 6777
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jack P Baron
Tel: 973 228 6781
Email: [email protected]

Construction:
4 partners, 6 fee earners
■ Obtained a summary judgment in favor of a project owner based on the statute of repose
■ Successfully represented a condominium association in mediation against sponsor/developer
■ Obtained a summary judgment in favor of community college dismissing a claim by a general contractor
Key Clients: Hudson Club Condominium Association, Inc.; Essex County College; New Jersey Transit
Contact: Dennis J Drasco
Tel: 973 228 6770
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Paul A Sandars, III
Tel: 973 228 6767
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Bernadette H Condon
Tel: 973 228 6741
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Scott E Reiser
Tel: 973 228 6738
Email: [email protected]

Environmental:
2 partners, 3 fee earners
■ Oversight of remediation of environmental contamination following sale of real property
■ Represented a corporation in a successful lawsuit against insurance companies for defense and indemnity
■ Represented a company in defense of liability for Superfund site
■ Represented a wetlands permit applicant
Key Clients: Marotta Controls, Inc.; Clorox Company; Paulsboro Acquisition Corp.; NTM Properties
Contact: Steven J Eisenstein
Tel: 973 228 6815
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Dennis J Drasco
Tel: 973 228 6770
Email: [email protected]

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