Archer Announces Election of Seven Partners

Archer is pleased to announce that seven attorneys have been elected to the partnership, effective May 23, 2022. Attorneys Daniel Chertok, Daniel DeFiglio, Charles Dennen, Bryan Hall, Nicole McDonough, William Rogers and Christian Stueben have been promoted to partner.

“Archer welcomes a stellar group of attorneys to the firm’s partnership,” said Deborah Hays, Partner and Chair of the Board of Directors at Archer. “Our new partners represent a robust and diverse set of skills, experience and backgrounds, and have been an important part of the firm’s success. Their promotion reflects Archer’s ongoing commitment to developing and advancing lawyers who have achieved the highest levels of professional accomplishment and who share the distinct values that are important to our clients and the firm. I congratulate each of them on this accomplishment and look forward to their continued contributions to Archer’s future growth.”

Representing multiple offices and legal specialties, the new partners are:

Daniel S. Chertok (Brooklyn Law School, J.D.) – Daniel is a member of Archer’s Real Estate Group, representing real estate owners and developers in the financing and development of residential, commercial, mixed-use and industrial projects with experience representing clients spanning from individual owners to publicly-traded companies. In addition to real estate and financing transactions, Daniel also advises and counsels clients on a wide variety of construction matters, including the negotiation and drafting of private development contracts, professional services and design contracts, construction management, architecture and engineering contracts and license agreements.

Daniel DeFiglio (Rutgers Law School-Camden, J.D.) – Daniel is a member of Archer’s Business Litigation Group and represents clients in all aspects of trial and appellate work relating to commercial litigation and business disputes. He has extensive experience handling many types of complex commercial litigation matters, including shareholder and partnership disputes, breach of contract litigation, breach of fiduciary duty and other tort matters, corporate governance and shareholder rights litigation; franchise termination litigation; ERISA litigation, employee benefit matters, securities litigation, and protection of trade secrets and unfair competition.

Charles J. Dennen (Rutgers Law School-Camden, J.D.) – Charlie is a member of Archer’s Environmental Group and focuses on all areas of toxic tort and environmental law. Charlie represents clients in complex environmental matters, as well as civil and administrative litigation, and has advised clients on issues under CERCLA, RCRA, the New Jersey Spill Act, and other federal and state environmental statutes and regulations. In particular, he is experienced in pursuing and defending complex environmental litigation matters, such as claims involving contribution and cost recovery, underground storage tanks, soil and groundwater contamination, diminution in value to property, economic and non-economic damages, cleanup and response costs, Natural Resource Damages, and physical and psychological injuries.

Bryan J. Hall (St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.) – Bryan is a member of Archer’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Insolvency Litigation Group and concentrates his practice on corporate bankruptcy and business reorganization and liquidation matters. He also focuses on fiduciary and insolvency litigation in bankruptcy court and federal district court. Bryan represents a wide range of clients, including Chapter 11 debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, official committees, Chapter 7 trustees, liquidating trustees, contract counterparties, and many other parties in Delaware, New York, and other jurisdictions.

Nicole G. McDonough (Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.) – Nicole is a member of Archer’s Business Litigation Group and has a diverse complex litigation practice, which includes commercial, real estate, intellectual property, family law, and estate and trust matters. Nicole represents companies and businesses in a broad range of industries, and individuals in all stages of the litigation process in state, federal, appellate, and bankruptcy courts in New Jersey and New York. Nicole has extensive experience representing clients in complex litigation matters, including, but not limited to, contract claims; real estate disputes; corporate governance; LLC, shareholder, and partnership disputes; dissolution, stock purchase, and buyout matters; business tort claims; spoliation, litigation holds, and eDiscovery issues; insurance disputes; fraud arising from the sale or purchase of a business; and distributor, vendor, and business-to-business disputes.

William T. Rogers (Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.) – William is a member of Archer’s Real Estate Tax Appeal Group. William has over 25 years of experience in local property tax, real estate tax appeal litigation, condemnation, and redevelopment. Experienced in all aspects of real estate tax appeal litigation, William represents private property owners at trial, motion practice and settlement in the prosecution and defense of property tax appeals, condemnation matters, municipal lien matters and other litigation, and has represented numerous government and public entities. He represents clients in a variety of industries and handles matters throughout New Jersey and New York. While William has won millions of dollars in property assessment reductions, he also has significant experience negotiating and obtaining tax exemptions and abatements for developers and redevelopers under New Jersey’s Long-Term Tax Exemption Law and Five-Year Exemption and Abatement Law.

Christian Stueben (Fordham University School of Law, J.D.) – Christian is a member of Archer’s Business Litigation Group and has a diverse practice litigating complex contract claims, employment disputes, corporate bankruptcy issues, and white-collar criminal defense matters. Christian represents corporate clients in all stages of the litigation process, with experience drafting pleadings and written discovery, drafting dispositive and non-dispositive motions, reviewing and producing documents, oral argument, and negotiating settlements. Christian concentrates his practice in New York and New Jersey, in their respective federal and state courts.