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General Defense


Fort Lee Executive Park, Two Executive Drive, Suite 530, Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • General Liability
  • Land Use
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Public Entities
  • Real Estate
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Liability
  • Auto Negligence Defense
  • Errors and Omissions Defense

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About Us

Kaufman, Semeraro & Leibman, LLP is accomplished and respected in insurance and self-insured defense in the following areas: Auto/trucking liability, premises liability, consumer liability, employment liability and professional liability. We apply the full benefit of our knowledge and experience to the determined pursuit of favorable outcomes for our clients and are committed to protecting their interests.

We have two locations; 2 Executive Drive, Suite 530, Fort Lee, New Jersey and 90 East Halsey Road, Suite 385, Parsippany, New Jersey. We are flexible and responsive to all of our clients, offering services including attentive counsel provided by experienced attorneys, and clear communication facilitated by our legal staff as needed.

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Additional Locations

  • Parsippany, New Jersey
  • 90 East Halsey Road, Suite 385
  • Parsippany, New Jersey 07054
    • Telephone: 973-585-6254
    • Fax: 862-701-5366

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Client Information

Non-Insurance Clients

  • County of Morris
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Investor's Bank
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
  • Marathon National Bank
  • North Jersey Community Bank
  • Outfront Media, Inc.
  • Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission
  • Toll Brothers, Inc.

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Personnel Information

Partners


Paul C. Kaufman

Fort Lee, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Land Use
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Employment Law
  • Banking Law
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1974
Memberships:
  • American, New Jersey State and Bergen County Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 1970
  • New York Law School, J.D., 1973

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Mark J. Semeraro, Department Head, Insurance Defense Group

Fort Lee, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Self-Insured Defense
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Land Use
  • Real Estate
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1992
  • New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

"AV Rated" by Martindale-Hubbell (2005-Present); "Top Bergen County Lawyer, 2012," 201 Magazine, April 2012; "Good Scout of the Year," Northern New Jersey Council, Boys Scouts of America (2008)

Memberships:
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
Education:
  • William Paterson College, B.A., 1989
  • University of Bridgeport School of Law, J.D., 1992

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Marc E. Leibman

Fort Lee, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Land Use
  • Municipal Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1996
  • New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2007
Additional Biographical Details:

Named Rising Star Criminal Attorney by New Jersey Monthly Magazine (2006-present)

Education:
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 1993
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1996

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Deena B. Rosendahl, Employment Law Group

Fort Lee, NJ

Years of Experience: 20

Practice Areas
  • Labor and Employment
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Self-Insured Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1996
  • New York, 1998
Additional Biographical Details:

Themis Bar Review Advisor for NY and NJ Bar Examination (2010 - present); Board member, JCC Early Childhood Learning Center (2009-2010)

Education:
  • Ithaca College, B.A., 1993
  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1996
Law Review:
Associate Editor, Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce

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Justin D. Santagata

Fort Lee, NJ

Years of Experience: 10

Practice Areas
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Insurance
  • Self-Insured Defense
  • Corporate Governance
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Appeals
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Government Representation
  • Public Records Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • State Election Law
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2009
  • New York, 2010
Additional Biographical Details:

Adjunct Professor, Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law, Yeshiva Univeristy (2015-Present)

Memberships:
  • New Jersey State and New York State Bar Associations
Education:
  • The George Washington University, B.A. English, 2005
  • The Catholic University of America, J.D., 2008
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, LL.M., 2014

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Associates



Jaime R. Placek

Bryan P. Regan

R. Scott Fahrney

Danielle M. Frederico

John N. Visconi

Rafael Corbalan


(This firm also appears in the Subrogation section of this publication)



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