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The Legal Center, 8th Floor
One Riverfront Plaza
Newark, New Jersey 07102-5497Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 973-623-1000
Fax: 973-623-9131
www.podvey.com
Practice Areas
Firm Profile
Additional Locations
Client Information
Personnel

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Law
  • Fire
  • Product Liability
  • Policy Construction and Interpretation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Employment Practices
  • Casualty
  • Surety
  • Negligence
  • Trial Practice
  • Subrogation
  • Bad Faith
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Firm Profile
Over its forty-year history, Podvey Meanor has earned a reputation for excellence and dedication to client service. The firm, with offices in Newark, New Jersey, and New York City, specializes in insurance litigation and complex commercial litigation. Our attorneys are skilled professionals with a proven history of providing high-quality legal services in a cost-effective manner. Like much larger firms, Podvey Meanor has the staff, resources and technology to handle complex, sophisticated multi-million dollar matters. However, Podvey Meanor pairs the advantages of much larger firms with the type of personal attention expected from a smaller firm. That is why many of our earliest clients remain with Podvey Meanor today. Podvey Meanor is an ideal firm for those who seek personal attention and high-quality legal services.
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Additional Locations
New York, New York
570 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1600
New York, New York 10022
Telephone: 212-432-7419
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Affiliated FM Insurance CompanyCNA
Factory Mutual Insurance CompanyFireman's Fund Insurance Company
New Jersey Title Insurance Company
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Personnel Information
Directors
Henry J. Catenacci
Newark, NJ
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Subrogation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1969
Additional Biographical Details:
New Jersey Super Lawyer (2009-present); Top Attorney in New Jersey (2011-present)
Education:
  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1969
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Robert L. Podvey
Newark, NJ
Practice Areas
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Complex Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Land Use
  • Construction Litigation
  • Banking
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1965
  • District of Columbia
Additional Biographical Details:
Designated New York and New Jersey Super Lawyer (2003 to present); Best Lawyers in America (2000-present)
Certifications:
  • Certified Trial Attorney (1982-present)
Education:
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1964
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J. Barry Cocoziello, Managing Director
Newark, NJ
Practice Areas
  • Complex Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Subrogation
  • Personal Injury
  • Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Litigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1976
  • Florida, 1978
Additional Biographical Details:
Designated New York and New Jersey Super Lawyer (2004-present); Designated Leading Individual in Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business
Certifications:
  • Certified Trial Attorney, 1985
Education:
  • Rutgers University, J.D., 1976
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H. Richard Chattman
Newark, NJ
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Subrogation
Admitted
  • New York, 1977
  • New Jersey
Education:
  • Rutgers University, J.D. (with honors), 1975
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Marianne Tolomeo
Newark, NJ
Practice Areas
  • Complex Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Subrogation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1987
Education:
  • Cornell University, J.D., 1986
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Gregory Miller, Managing Director
Newark, NJ
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Subrogation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
Admitted
  • Oklahoma, 1995
  • New Jersey, 1998
  • New York, 2000
  • District of Columbia
Additional Biographical Details:
Designated as a New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star (2006-2009)
Education:
  • The University of Tulsa, J.D., 1995
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Firm Members
Thomas V. Hildner
Newark, NJ
Practice Areas
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Complex Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Subrogation
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1968
  • New Jersey, 1969
Education:
  • University of Virginia, LL.B., 1968
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Robert K. Scheinbaum
Newark, NJ
Practice Areas
  • Complex Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Subrogation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Creditor Rights
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1994
  • New York, 1996
  • District of Columbia
Education:
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1994
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Lino Sciarretta
Newark, NJ
Practice Areas
  • Complex Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Subrogation
  • Land Use
  • Insurance Fraud
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1997
  • New York
Education:
  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., 1997
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Associates
Aaron GouldLainie Miller
Sarah C. MitchellPeter J. Mitchell

(This firm is also listed in the Subrogation section of this directory)