Biography

Eric serves as co-chair of the firm's Family Law Practice and is a member of the firm's Litigation Department. He is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys. Throughout his career, Eric's practice has focused on family law litigation and related matters, such as:

  • Litigation, mediation and arbitration of family law matters
  • Matrimonial actions, including complex matters involving valuation issues and high conflict matters
  • Custody and Parenting Time
  • Alimony and child support
  • Equitable distribution
  • Appellate practice in family law matters
  • Paternity
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Domestic violence
  • Negotiation and preparation of prenuptial, postnuptial, and cohabitation agreements
  • Negotiation and preparation of property settlement agreements
  • Enforcement and modification of agreements, orders, and judgments
  • Rights of cohabitants and palimony matters
  • Adoption

Eric's reported cases include:

  • Crews v. Crews, 164 N.J. 11 (2000) (standard of living as it relates to alimony)
  • Moriarty v. Bradt, 177 N.J. 84 (2003) (grandparent visitation)
  • Wilde v. Wilde, 337 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 2001) (grandparent visitation)
  • Brawer v. Brawer, 329 N.J. Super. 273 (App. Div. 2000) (the enforceability of an oral settlement agreement)
  • Eaton v. Grau, 368 N.J. Super. 215 (App. Div. 2004) ("hold harmless" provision in parties' property settlement agreement did not require ex-husband to remove ex-wife's name from the mortgage)
  • Parish v. Parish, 412 N.J. Super. 39 (App. Div. 2010) (establishes new rules and procedures before judge can impose conditions upon filing motions in a family part case)
  • Maeker v. Ross, 219 N.J. 265 (2014) (landmark palimony case invalidating 2010 palimony statute with regard to relationships that pre-dated the statute)
  • Gnall v. Gnall, ____ N.J. ____ (2015) (court’s must consider all statutory factors in determining alimony; duration alone is not determinative of whether alimony should be permanent vs. limited duration)

Before Fox Rothschild

Eric was previously a partner at Donahue, Hagan, Klein, Newsome & O'Donnell, P.C. handling matrimonial law matters.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Eric was appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to the District XB Ethics Committee and served as the chair from September 2010 through August 2011.

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rated
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney
  • Selected for Fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys
  • Selected for Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America
  • Selected as one of the “10 Best” Attorneys for the State of New Jersey by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. (2014)
  • Selected for inclusion in "10 Leaders in Matrimonial and Divorce Law in Northern New Jersey" (2008)
  • Selected as a "Super Lawyer" in Family Law by New Jersey Monthly Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (2007-2014)
  • Selected as a "Super Lawyer Rising Star" in Family Law by New Jersey Monthly Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (2006)
  • Selected for inclusion in "10 Leaders in Family Law in New Jersey Under the Age of 45" (2004)
  • Selected as a "10 Under 40" of Family and Matrimonial Law Attorneys (2003)

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