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Robyn Gigl Invited to Speak at Upcoming Seminar on Transgender Issues in 2017


Partner Robyn Gigl will be the main speaker and presenter at an upcoming seminar entitled “A Dialogue with Robyn Gigl: A Transgender Attorney Speaks About Unraveling Transgender Issues in 2017.” From the event description:

“Few legal issues have captured the attention of the public as much as the debate over transgender rights. Issues from bathrooms to healthcare benefits to military service have been featured prominently in the headlines. They have been discussed everywhere from the White House to the water cooler and, finally, the courtroom.

Almost every lawyer, regardless of location or specialization, is virtually certain to encounter the complex issues involved in this developing area of civil rights. In a follow up to her successful 2016 seminar, Robyn Gigl will update you on the very latest in the law and will do it from a cultural and legal background that she can uniquely provide as a seasoned litigator and transgender attorney. This is not a lecture, but an open dialogue with someone who has special insight and is willing to hold a conversation in order to promote an understanding of the issues and help you to better represent your clients. Register now for this unique opportunity.”

The event will be held at the New Jersey Law Center, in New Brunswick, New Jersey on September 20, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information about registration, please visit the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education website.

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GluckWalrath Ranked Among Top Five Bond Counsel Firms In New Jersey for First Half of 2017

Once again, GluckWalrath has earned a spot on the list of top public finance law firms in New Jersey, according to the newest rankings by the New Jersey Law Journal.

On August 16, 2017, the Law Journal published its rankings for the first half of 2017, based on the total value of bonds issued, number of issues, and percentage of market share. The Law Journal ranked GluckWalrath fourth on the list of sixteen firms, sharing that spot with another firm. In that time, GluckWalrath has handled transactions totaling $246.3 million.

GluckWalrath’s Public Finance department has extensive experience in all aspects of public finance practice. Our attorneys have assisted State, County and local clients in the financing of both public and private projects. For more information about the firm’s Public Finance Department, please visit our Public Finance Practice Area page.

To read more about the rankings, please click here. (A subscription is required)

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Robyn Gigl Invited to NJ U.S. Attorney LGBT Stakeholder Panel

On July 13, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Paul J. Fishman, hosted a LGBT Stakeholder Panel at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset, discussing legal and health issues facing the community and dialogue with the audience.

The Office of the U.S. Attorney, New Jersey tweeted:

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Dilworth Paxson’s Public Finance group acquired by GluckWalrath

On Wednesday, The New Jersey Law Journal reported that GluckWalrath’s managing partner, Christopher Walrath, and Dilworth Paxson’s chairman and CEO, Ajay Raju, confirmed the acquisition of Dilworth Paxson’s Red Bank office by GluckWalrath.

Dilworth Paxson had four attorneys located in Red Bank as their primary office including office managing partner and public finance lawyer Meghan Bennett Clark.

Bennett Clark and Joseph A. Clark will join as partners at Gluck Walrath and John O. Bennett III will be of counsel, Walrath said. Associate Michael J. Giarrusso will also be joining, as well as a paralegal and a secretary.

Bennett Clark said leaving Dilworth was not an easy decision to make, but she thinks going to a firm with the same geographic footprint as her practice will be beneficial. She said she expects to have a leadership role within the public finance practice.

“It’ll be nice to have a team to be able to serve my clients and work together,” Bennett Clark said. She said she is also looking forward to being in the office proper at Gluck Walrath, rather than in a firm’s satellite office.

Walrath is thrilled with the news. He explained, “they are really bright lawyers who are interested in developing and continuing to develop the practice,” Walrath said. “The only way to continue the firm is to bring younger people who are interested in generating business and growing it. It also fits with our larger strategy of growing in terms of market share, client base and revenue, but remaining small in terms of head count.

GluckWalrath is thrilled to welcome Bennett and Joseph A. Clark, John O. Bennett, and Meghan Bennett Clark to the firm.

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Robyn Gigl interviewed for NPR’s All Things Considered

Yesterday, partner, Robyn Gigl, had the distinct privilege of being interviewed for a segment of NPR’s All Things Considered, discussing the contrast between laws like those in New Jersey that protect others from discrimination in areas such as housing and employment, as opposed to many of the newly enacted laws in other states that have led to daily stories related to transgendered issues being featured on the front-pages of newspapers around the county.

The four minute segment highlights many issues and is definitely worth the listen.

Listen here: New Jersey’s Anti-Discrimination Law Is ‘Just A Tool’ To Protect Gender Identity

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Robyn Gigl recognized and honored in multiple venues

It is with great pleasure that we share multiple recent accolades of our Partner, Robyn Gigl.

Late last year, Robyn joined a panel of legal scholars at the NJ Judicial College on “Bias Involving LGBT Litigants and Attorneys”, speaking before a group of Judges on this relevant and important issue in order to continue elevating and informing our state’s bench on legal matters of the day.

On January 21, Robyn was welcomed at jetBlue, where she conducted the company’s diversity training program for employees, an area of the law in which she specializes.

Perhaps most prestigiously, Robyn was recently appointed by the NJ Supreme Court to the Supreme Court Committee on Minority Concerns. This committee is tasked with overseeing the implementation of court-approved recommendations designed to “rid the court of all vestiges of bias and discrimination.” The committee publishes a biennial report on odd years. The committee membership reflects a broad cross-section of the bench, bar, and public and its members are appointed by the Chief Justice and serve two-year terms.

Our firm could not be prouder of our partner and believe Robyn’s accomplishments reflect our larger goal of providing premier legal services to members of our society and using the legal system to better our world.

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GluckWalrath family serves food in memory of loved one


On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, members of the firm participated in a service activity in memory of their friend and long-time colleague, Doris Jiggetts, who passed away in December of 2014. To everyone who knew her, Doris was a beacon of generosity, care, and support, and the GluckWalrath team paid tribute to that personality and giving spirit by spending the afternoon at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen(TASK), serving food to others in need.

“Walking into the office each morning, we are reminded of Doris.” explained Managing Partner, Michael Gluck. Continuing, “since inception, Doris established herself as a hub of knowledge, support, and coordination. But more importantly, she had the most warming of spirits and her joy was found in making others smile.

Because of Doris’ amazing caretaking, affection, and loving way, she cooked and cared for the entire office. When putting together a tribute, we wished to honor her in a fitting way.”

TASK stands out because its mission not only feeds those who are hungry in the Trenton area, but also offers a variety of programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life in its patrons. Such programs include tutoring, referral services, preventative health services, and other offerings that aim to further its mission.

Together with friends and family, GluckWalrath spent the afternoon remembering Doris with a day of serving meals and clearing plates. In celebrating Doris’ life, many from our team came away with a deepened perspective and understanding of the role each of us plays in the community.

“Walking into TASK, I didn’t really know what to expect,” Charlene Hurley admitted. “It’s because of Doris that we were all gathered here, but I had never been to the Soup Kitchen. Walking in, I immediately saw tutors working with several students seeking their GED. It was an ‘ah-ha’ moment for me and really got me into the right mindset for the day. Dozens of times throughout the afternoon, I witnessed looks of genuine appreciation by those who came seeking a warm meal. It brought such warmth and comfort to my soul. I anticipated feelings of mourning and sympathy, but instead was uplifted. In remembering Doris, I felt part of something larger and look forward to volunteering at TASK in the future.”

Kendal Jones, a close coworker of Doris’ added, “I was excited when the announcement was made that the firm would be volunteering at TASK in honor of Doris’s spirit for feeding others. It was befitting that we, in her honor, would give back by serving and helping others.”

For more information on how to get involved in one of the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen’s many opportunities, visit their site. Due to the success and response, every January 20th will be “Meals in Memory of Doris Jiggetts” at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen in her honor.

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Howard Eichenbaum listed by 2016 Best Lawyers in area of Public Finance

We are proud to announce that Howard J. Eichenbaum was honored in the 2016 New Jersey Best Lawyers publication as a “Best Lawyer”. Every year, peers in the legal field select others whom they believe to be outstanding representatives within their legal fields. Best Lawyers recognized Mr. Eichenbaum as a top lawyer in the practice area of Public Finance in the Princeton area.

GluckWalrath works hard to provide meaningful and zealous representation to our clients and our firm is comprised of lawyers who work hard to achieve those goals. We congratulate Mr. Eichenbaum on being recognized.

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Luanne Peterpaul and Robyn Gigl being honored at NJ LGBT Awards tonight

We are so very proud to announce that two of GluckWalrath’s partners, Luanne Peterpaul and Robyn Gigl will be honored tonight, at the NJ LGBT Awards in Asbury Park at the Watermark. The event is being put on by The Pride Network and the annual event honors leaders in the community driving our state forward.

If you are interested in attending, please purchase tickets. We are thrilled to see such accomplishment from our team at GluckWalrath.

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GluckWalrath Lawyers named Superlawyers in 2015

GluckWalrath is pleased to announce that Chris Walrath, Partner, Luanne Peterpaul, Partner, and Robyn Gigl, Partner, were named Superlawyers in 2015.

Learn more about our distinguished attorneys. Read Chris Walrath’s Superlawyers profile. Read Luanne Peterpaul’s Superlawyers profile. Read Robyn Gigl’s Superlawyers profile.