Former Partner Robert “Bob” Lytle, recently appointed as a NJ Superior Court Judge, and Partner Scott Borsack were recently honored by Legal Services of New Jersey (“LSNJ”), with an Equal Justice Medal for their significant pro bono contributions. The ceremony was held on June 7th at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey.
Bob and Scott were recognized for the legal assistance they have provided to clients of LSNJ. This recognition is awarded to those individuals or firms who have spent at least 40 hours providing full representation on one or more pro bono matters. LSNJ provides free legal assistance to low-income New Jersey residents, striving to secure substantive and procedural justice for those living in poverty. Each year, LSNJ recognizes the efforts of individuals and organizations who have contributed to obtaining justice for the economically disadvantaged.
Prior to his appointment to the bench Bob focused his practice on complex civil litigation and criminal defense in both state and federal court. His civil practice included various types of business and commercial litigation, consumer class actions, representing victims of mesothelioma, the prosecution of civil rights claims, the defense of professionals at administrative hearings and environmental litigation. In his criminal practice, Bob represented individuals, corporate officers and corporations who are subject to both traditional and white-collar prosecutions, as well as defending those charged with DWI. LSNJ also awarded Bob with the Equal Justice Medal in 2014 and 2019.
Scott concentrates his practice on representing clients in a variety of business and transactional matters. He has worked with clients and their advisors to bring tax efficiency to mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, fund formations, workouts and debt restructuring, inbound and outbound investments and the use of tax pass-through entities such as partnerships and S corporations. Scott also represents regional and community banks, directing their loan transactions, preparing loan documents and clearing title issues. Additionally he also represents borrowers in loan transactions with their banks. During the pandemic, Scott provided free webinars on the Paycheck Protection Program and assisted businesses throughout New Jersey and beyond to navigate this complex program and he helped many businesses achieve loan forgiveness.