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Gibbons Congratulates 2021 Class of Directors

News

January 21, 2021

Gibbons P.C. is pleased to announce that four attorneys from two of the firm’s offices have been named Directors, effective January 1, 2021.

“Throughout their years at the firm, these four outstanding attorneys have, time and again, proven their commitment to our clients, to professional excellence, and to the standards we at Gibbons take pride in upholding,” stated Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “We congratulate them on their promotions, and we look forward to their continued success.”

The attorneys promoted to Director are:

Michael D. DeLoreto
Government & Regulatory Affairs Department – Trenton Office
Mr. DeLoreto has extensive experience specific to legislation, regulations, and court decisions being made in Trenton and Washington D.C. He previously served as Chief of Staff to the New Jersey General Assembly Deputy Majority Leader, and as the Government Affairs Director for one of New Jersey’s largest trade associations. A former Public Policy Specialist at Gibbons, Mr. DeLoreto rejoined the firm as an Associate in the Government Affairs Department after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Douglas M. Fasciale, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.

Mr. DeLoreto’s focus areas include administrative law, economic development incentives, alcoholic beverage licensing, and legislative and strategic counseling. He has represented a broad swath of entities including Fortune 500 companies, institutions of higher education, public and private sector entities, and non-profits. His work takes him before legislative and executive branch officials at the state and federal level, and also into state and federal court. Mr. DeLoreto is an editor of the Gibbons Law Alert blog and active in the firm’s pro bono program.

John D. Haggerty
Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department – Newark Office
Mr. Haggerty’s diverse practice focuses on complex litigation and investigations. He handles a wide range of matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including trade secret litigation, antitrust and competition matters, contract disputes, fraud and RICO actions, and white collar defense. Mr. Haggerty brings a practical, results-oriented approach to his practice. In addition to representing clients in active litigation, he provides pre-litigation counseling and advises businesses and individuals on risk management and compliance issues. He also has significant experience representing clients in connection with government and internal investigations.

Cameron W. MacLeod
Real Property Department – Newark Office
Mr. MacLeod is an experienced land use attorney, having secured development approvals and litigated challenges to approvals throughout New Jersey. His practice focuses on development and redevelopment of industrial, commercial, and residential properties, with an emphasis on affordable housing issues. He works with clients to secure redevelopment designations, prepare favorable redevelopment plans, negotiate and secure financial agreements and PILOTs, and create strategies for the development of properties in a manner to limit risk. Mr. MacLeod regularly appears in front of planning and zoning boards on behalf of residential developers, non-profits, commercial and industrial developers, and local business owners.

Caroline E. Oks
Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department – Newark Office
Ms. Oks handles a wide range of complex business and commercial litigation matters in both state and federal courts throughout New Jersey and New York. Her practice focuses primarily on various aspects of general and complex commercial litigation, including factual investigation, discovery and strategy, briefing and motions practice, and appellate filings in connection with class action defense, common law fraud, breach of contract, business torts, and multi-party construction disputes.