Paul A. Rowe, Chairman of the Firm and a partner in the Litigation Department, will moderate and lecture at the seminar “The Definitive Guide to Chancery Practice in New Jersey,” to be presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 4:30pm – 8:05pm. Andrea J. Sullivan, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, will also lecture at the program. Mr. Rowe and Ms. Sullivan (with the Hon. William A. Dreier) are the authors of NJICLE’s Guidebook to Chancery Practice in New Jersey, which will serve as the materials for this course.
This seminar will acquaint both new and seasoned practitioners with the ins and outs of practicing in Chancery Court, providing a unique opportunity to hear directly from a panel of Chancery judges along with Mr. Rowe and Ms. Sullivan. Topics to be discussed include:
- Jurisdiction of the Chancery Division, proper and improper filings, equitable maxims and defenses and right to a jury trial.
- What kind of substantive matters are filed in General Equity?
- Specific performance
- Reformation and rescission of instruments
- Unfair competition, trade secrets, raiding and confidential information
- Oppressed minority stockholder suits and valuation issues
- Covenants Not to Compete
- Setting aside fraudulent conveyances
- Partition actions
- What remedies are available to the Chancery litigant?
- Statutory and custodial receiverships and special fiscal agents
- Piercing the corporate veil
- Removal of officers, directors, trustees and executors
- When and how to file an Order to Show Cause with or without temporary restraints.
- When will the court issue a preliminary injunction?
- What can one expect on the return date of an Order to Show Cause?
- Trial of an Undue Influence Case
Mr. Rowe concentrates his practice primarily on complex and high profile litigation, with a particular focus on sophisticated corporate and business disputes and complex matrimonial matters. He is recognized throughout New Jersey and nationally for his significant accomplishments and success as a litigator and trial lawyer. His experience spans a diverse range of practice areas, including partnership and corporate disputes, antitrust cases, professional malpractice defense, stock fraud, intellectual property, construction cases, complex chancery litigation and high profile matrimonial matters.
Ms. Sullivan's litigation practice encompasses the representation of individuals and business entities in commercial, estate, matrimonial, chancery litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. She has significant experience in handling contract and partnership disputes, actions involving closely held companies, oppressed minority shareholder litigation, hiring and termination of senior employees, non-compete issues, and other "business divorce” matters.
Additional program information and registration details at: http://bit.ly/2CI74N5