Benjamin T. Branche


Benjamin T. Branche, a partner and business lawyer with the firm concentrating his practice on Tax, Trusts and Estates, Financing, Real Estate/Land Use, Aviation Law, and Business Law. He has served as a trusted advisor to privately held companies, professionals, entrepreneurs, and individuals. Ben works with individual clients to establish Last Wills and Testaments, Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Entities, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, and other complex estate planning documents. He also provides estate administration and estate planning counseling involving the implementation of strategies to transfer wealth, minimize taxes, and ensure that wealth is preserved and distributed appropriately. Continue Reading Benjamin T. Branche

Janine Danks Fox


Janine Danks Fox, a Partner in the Family Law Department, joined the practice in September of 2000. For nearly 20 years, Janine has practiced exclusively in the area of family law and has handled countless family law matters during her tenure at the firm. Janine handles all aspects of divorce litigation, including, custody, parenting time, alimony, child support and equitable distribution issues. Janine also has significant experience handling numerous post judgment divorce matters that may arise such as modification of support obligations due to retirement, decline in income or cohabitation. Janine also handles pre-nuptial agreements, adoptions and guardianships. Continue Reading Janine Danks Fox

Brian A. Heyesey


Brian A. Heyesey is a Partner with Szaferman Lakind’s Personal Injury Group. Brian has successfully tried numerous cases to a jury verdict and his comfort level in the courtroom was recently recognized by the National Trial Lawyers which selected him for inclusion in its “Top 40 Under 40” section. In both 2015 and 2016, Brian’s professional achievements were recognized by his peers as he was included in the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list issued by Thomson Reuters. Continue Reading Brian A. Heyesey

Thomas J. Manzo


Thomas J. Manzo is a Partner with Szaferman Lakind, concentrating his civil trial practice in a variety of complex personal injury matters ranging from automobile and slip and fall accidents, to victims of crime, abuse and neglect and product liability. Prior to joining the firm, Tom served as law clerk to the Honorable Clarkson S. Fisher, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. Continue Reading Thomas J. Manzo

Robert P. Panzer


Robert is partner at the firm and practices in the area of matrimonial law. Robert has been zealously and effectively representing clients in all aspects of family law for nearly twenty years. Such issues include, but are not limited to, divorce actions, custody and parenting time issues, child support, equitable distribution of assets, domestic violence matters, and post-judgment motions and litigation. Continue Reading Robert P. Panzer

Brian M. Schwartz


Brian M. Schwartz, Esq. is a Partner at Szaferman Lakind practicing out of Summit, New Jersey.  He is a former Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section – during his term, he led the drafting and negotiation of the 2014 amendments to the alimony statute.  Mr. Schwartz has been a member of the Family Law Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association since 2002.  In 2017, Mr. Schwartz received the Saul Tischler Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association presented for Lifetime Achievement in the advancement of Family Law.  He is formerly the Executive Editor of the New Jersey Family Lawyer. Continue Reading Brian M. Schwartz

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