Law firm opens Sparta office

SPARTA. Lauren Fraser joins the firm as a partner and Tiffany Heineman joins as counsel.

Sparta /
| 21 Jul 2023 | 05:08

The Denville law firm of Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick has opened an office in Sparta.

Lauren Fraser has joined the firm as a partner in its Accidents/Personal Injury Practice Group. She is based in the new location at One Main St., Sparta.

Before joining Einhorn Barbarito, Fraser was a partner with Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, which has offices in New York, New Jersey and Georgia.

“We are excited about the continued, strategic growth of our firm,” said Patricia Barbarito, co-managing partner and chairwoman of Einhorn Barbarito’s board of directors.

“Lauren is an accomplished trial lawyer and a tremendous advocate for her clients. Her personal injury practice assists clients with serious, and often catastrophic, injuries sustained from trucking and motor vehicle accidents, as well as workplace injuries and medical malpractice matters, and we welcome her to the firm.”

Fraser said, “I am excited to be part of the growth of Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick in Sparta and Sussex County. Sussex County has been my home my entire life, and I look forward to offering my clients access to Einhorn’s diverse practice areas and exceptional attorneys.”

Rittie to oversee office

As part of the expansion, partner Jason Rittie is moving his real estate and land use and zoning practice to the Sparta office, and he will oversee the Sparta office operations.

Rittie represents a broad sector of clients, including buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, borrowers, private lenders and banks in residential and commercial real estate transactions. He also represents clients before planning and zoning boards and represents property owners and developers in all aspects of land use and zoning matters.

Fraser earned her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and her bachelor’s from Rutgers College.

She serves on the executive board of the New Jersey Association for Justice and represents the state as a delegate to the American Association for Justice. She is also an active member of the Academy of Trucking Accident Attorneys.

In her spare time, she is director of the award-winning performing arts and dance studio Trinity Studios and is producing director of the Black Cat Theatre Company of New Jersey. She is an author of both fiction and non-fiction.

Heineman joins firm

Einhorn, Barbarito also said Tiffany Heineman has joined as counsel in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group along with associate Adrianna Cassiere Allen and legal assistant Cat Simonelli.

Heineman previously had a solo practice in Byram Township along with Allen and Simonelli.

“We are pleased to welcome Tiffany, Adrianna and Cat to the firm and look forward to working together on commercial litigation matters,” said Gary Botwinick, co-managing partner and chairman of the firm’s Wills, Trusts & Estates and Taxation practice groups..

“Tiffany’s experience with businesses across the state is impressive, whether she is counseling business startups or advising established companies on contract negotiations or disputes. Her approach to client service aligns well with our own in helping clients ‘every step of the way.’ “

Heineman said, “Our team is thrilled to join Einhorn Barbarito, which has a strong reputation for excellence throughout the state of New Jersey and shares our mission and community values.

“I designed my practice in Sussex County with a commitment to businesses in our communities and built it on the foundation of conscientious and cost-effective legal service tailored to each client’s needs and goals. It is rewarding to join a firm like Einhorn that has curated a dynamic team dedicated to responsive representation across a full suite of legal services, and we are honored to be a part of the Einhorn team.”

Heineman’s practice focuses on business and contract litigation as well as general counsel work, including assistance with commercial land transactions, shareholder transactions, business formation, contract review and drafting, and general business consultation.

She also works on commercial and residential real estate matters and on personal injury litigation.

She earned her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and her bachelor’s from the University of New Hampshire. She served as a judicial summer intern for Superior Court Judge William McGovern and returned as a law clerk after law school graduation.

She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Sussex County Bar Association as well as the New Jersey Association for Justice. She serves on the board for Girls on the Run New Jersey North and is a member of the Grant Review Committee for Impact 100 Garden State.