Fox Rothschild Named A ‘New Jersey Powerhouse’ by Law360

September 6, 2018 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that the firm was recognized by Law360 as a “New Jersey Powerhouse.”

This prestigious list profiles law firms that handle the most significant deals and high-profile courtroom battles and are making a lasting impact on the law.

Lauded as a “major player in New Jersey’s gambling and real estate sectors,” Fox was recognized for work in securing the license for the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino that helped facilitate the revitalization of Atlantic City, as well as “closing industrial and residential property deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars in recent months.”

Nicholas Casiello Jr., chair of the firm’s gaming practice, told Law360, "one of the reasons why I think our clients like us is that ... we try to be efficient and ... don't over-lawyer things. We get right to the heart of the matter.”

Fox served as counsel to a group led by Hard Rock parent company Seminole HR Holdings LLC in its $50 million acquisition of the former Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City.

Known for handling high-stakes real estate matters, Fox was also noted for its representation of Lincoln Equities Group in its more than $100 million purchase of a Bayonne site and a J.P. Morgan unit in its roughly $146 million sale of The Rivington, a 240-unit luxury apartment complex in Hoboken.

“We have a very high-profile practice,” Deirdre E. Moore, managing partner of the firm's Morristown office, told Law360, referring to "the clients and the deals that we are handling." She went on to say that “New Jersey is a tremendous market for real estate.”

Fox’s three Garden State offices – Atlantic City, Morristown and Princeton – are home to approximately 150 attorneys who handle everything from gaming and real estate to intellectual property and health care law matters.

Mark L. Morris, Fox’s firmwide managing partner, told Law360 that in addition to gambling and real estate, health care and intellectual property are among the practice areas in New Jersey where “we're pretty well known as being ... in the upper echelon of practitioners.”

While Fox has more than 800 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide, it remains "an entrepreneurial firm," said Morris. The firm strives, he said, to "let lawyers do what they think is best in their own individual practices, and we try to give them the opportunity to develop their own businesses.”

The vision at Fox Rothschild involves saying to lawyers, "You know your practice. Tell us what you need and we'll get it for you," Gerard P. Norton, office managing partner of the firm’s Princeton office, echoed to Law360. "Give that message to good lawyers, they'll build something. And that's what we do. We bring in talent that are going to make us better."

As one of the few full-service national law firms with offices spanning the entire Garden State, Fox offers clients a depth of perspective on local government, local politics, the local judiciary and local practices. Fox attorneys are well respected members of New Jersey’s business and civic communities and are active in various local chambers of commerce and other industry, nonprofit and community organizations throughout the state.