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Walk to End Alzheimer's 2022

Cohn Lifland is looking forward to participating, for the second year, in the Bergen/Passaic Walk to End Alzheimer's, on October 16, 2022. Erika Piccirillo is serving on the Walk Committee to plan the event.

Erika R. Piccirillo

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College Dropoff Peace of Mind

Buying bedding, a laptop and mini-fridge may be on your list of things to do before your child heads off to college, but consider this: you are not sending a child away, you are sending a legal adult. Your child is now 18 and though you may be paying the tuition bill, your access to information and decision-making is now limited. While your child is miles away, the college may not allow you to access health care information, educational records and grades. You also may not learn about disciplinary issues before it is too late to remedy them.
However, various legal documents can help ensure that the college will communicate with you and that you will have access to your child’s educational and medical information. Cohn Lifland can help you prepare the documents you need before your child leaves, so that you can have peace of mind while he or she is away. Contact Joseph Maurice at (201) 845-9600 or

Joseph A. Maurice

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Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey

The mission of the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey is to collect, preserve and make available the documentary heritage of Jewish life and culture in Passaic, Bergen, and Hudson Counties. The organization has recognized Cohn Lifland Partners Charles Cohen and Barry Knopf for their pro bono work providing guidance and advice on employment matters. In appreciation, Charles and Barry have been given two-year memberships to the Historical Society.


Charles R. Cohen, Barry A. Knopf

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Lending a Hand, Bringing a Smile to Local Youth

Paralegal Barbara Blumberg has long been a substantial contributor to the All Wrapped Up holiday drive at Cohn Lifland. Following the 2019 effort, she decided she wanted to go beyond the once-a-year giving mindset and determined, on her own, to undertake a year-round effort to buy (at deep discount) toys and other small gifts for needy children in Bergen and Passaic Counties. Helped by a storage closet generously donated by Clinton Avenue Reformed Church in Bergenfield, Barbara spends her spare time all year prowling local retail outlets for large quantities of discounted items. She buys, assembles and distributes thousands of toys to hundreds of children through various organizations. One of those organizations is the Order of the Franciscan Nuns at the Franciscan Community Development Center, who recently recognized her with a “Certificate of Appreciation,” which said, “Your generous support demonstrates how our Community can make a powerful different in the lives of those in need.”

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Multiple Cohn Lifland Blogs

We are pleased that Cohn Lifland is now publishing five blogs regularly:

  • All in a Day’s Work – On wage & hour issues
  • Auto Accident – On legal issues concerning auto accidents
  • Family Law – On family law issues
  • Medical Claims A to Z – On medical malpractice issues
  • Public Access – On OPRA-related issues

Keep your eyes on our website -- and on social media -- for the latest Cohn Lifland blog posts.

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COVID, Custody and Co-Parenting

Amanda Trigg will speak on May 11, 2022 at "COVID, Custody and Co-Parenting," a CLE program presented by the Hudson County Bar Association.  For more information, click here.

Amanda S. Trigg

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Taylor Ruggieri Joins Family Law Group

We are pleased to welcome Taylor Ruggieri to Cohn Lifland's Family Law Department. Previously, she was an Assistant Prosecutor in Hudson County, where she worked closely with victims, handled pretrial motions and discovery as well as evidentiary hearings, negotiated plea deals, and appeared before numerous judges on sex crime and domestic violence cases. 

Taylor Ruggieri

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Fiorello Recognized by State Bar Association

Jeffrey Fiorello received recognition from the New Jersey State Bar Association for the completion of his term on its board of trustees. Jeff will continue to be a leader in the family law section and integrally involved in the work of the state bar association.

Jeffrey Fiorello

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Port Authority Tunnel Reports

Partner Walter Luers was interviewed by News12's "Kane in Your Corner" about redacted Port Authority tunnel reports.  Review here.


Walter M. Luers

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Luers Discusses OPRA Requests on WNBC

Cohn Lifland’s Walter Luers gave an interview to NBC4 regarding a lawsuit filed by a New Jersey town against an 82-year-old retired school teacher for filing too many OPRA requests. Click here to see the full story.

Walter M. Luers