Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP has served the New Jersey business community for over 130 years. Distinguished for its unparalleled representation of financial institutions since the founding of the firm, Riker Danzig has become a preeminent, full-service law firm. In addition to its two New Jersey offices in Morristown and Trenton, the firm has an office in Midtown Manhattan, serving clients in corporate law, tax and trusts and estates, and litigation. Riker Danzig serves as regional trial counsel and national defense counsel for some of the country's largest corporations in a wide variety of matters, while also representing many family-owned businesses and middle-market companies. The firm provides corporate counseling to numerous financial, commercial, manufacturing and service organizations and has highly-respected practices in trial and appellate litigation, insurance, corporate law, bankruptcy, governmental affairs, labor and employment, environmental law, real estate, tax, and trusts and estates.
“People come to us because we get results. We leverage the talent of our litigation stars on both coasts to exceed our clients’ high expectations at every level with each engagement.”
- Eric George
“We are an elite trial shop, offering the finest business litigation services. We work with clients who want and expect the very best.”
- Pete Ross
Trusted advisor. Counselor. Confidante. For over 30 years, Browne George Ross has achieved superior results for its clients through innovative strategy, efficient execution, and adding value beyond the traditional attorney role. A bi-coastal litigation boutique comprised of experienced trial lawyers, we have seen almost everything. And with an affiliated consulting group led by a former Governor and U.S. Senator, no problem is too complex.
Creative solutions. Personal attention. Efficient teamwork. Fearless advocacy.
MICHAEL R. O’DONNELL is the Co-Managing Partner of Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP. He provides a range of commercial litigation services to clients, particularly financial institutions, title insurance companies and reinsurers. His work includes real estate and title disputes and related legal malpractice claims, lender liability and the work-out of problem loans, commercial lending, sophisticated judgment collections, fraud and fraudulent transfer claims, title disputes, reinsurance collections, oppressed shareholder claims, RICO claims and D&O and fidelity bond issues. Mike has defended title underwriters and agents and financial institutions in class actions ranging from claims of overcharges on settlement services to violations of the Expedited Funds Availability Act. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, past Chair of the District XB Ethics Committee of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and a member of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey.
Matthew L. Venezia is an associate with Browne George Ross LLP. Mr. Venezia is a versatile business litigator with a track record of obtaining excellent results for his clients. He has successfully represented clients in the areas of corporate governance, securities, breach of contract, employment, real estate, and insurance.
Prior to joining Browne George Ross LLP, Mr. Venezia was an associate in TroyGould PC’s litigation department, where he maintained a complex commercial litigation practice. Before joining TroyGould PC, Mr. Venezia served as Claims Counsel / Assistant Vice President for Fidelity National Title Group. In this role, Mr. Venezia managed a significant case load of real estate and insurance coverage related litigation.
Mr. Venezia graduated cum laude from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis where he served as a Senior Editor for the Washington University Law Review. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.A. in Sociology.