Practice Areas


Our vast resources include dedicated professionals who focus on specific issues facing a wide variety of industries. We understand how changes in the law and developments in your industry and the larger economy may affect you and your business.



IWWT provides a full range of legal services to municipal clients throughout New Jersey. Our team is multidisciplinary in nature, involving lawyers who regularly counsel clients in the areas of:

  • General Municipal Law
  • Construction, Zoning, Land Use and Environmental Law
  • Litigation / Litigation Avoidance
  • Municipal Labor and Employment Law
  • Employee Benefit Plans and Insurance

Whether as general counsel, labor counsel, litigation counsel, or special counsel for specific projects or matters, the Firm can provide guidance in all areas of municipal operations.

Affordable Housing

We represent municipalities and property owners in Mount Laurel affordable housing litigation in various counties throughout the state of New Jersey.

Real Estate

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing owners and developers of resident and commercial real estate, including:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • For-profit Developers
  • Nonprofit Corporations
  • Public Agencies

We represent buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants. Our experience includes working with mixed-use projects, shopping centers, residential and commercial condominium developments, industrial properties, hotels and restaurants, medical offices, and office buildings.


IWWT attorneys assist health and life sciences industry clients in transactional, regulatory and litigated matters and have experience working with:

  • Hospitals, Health Systems and Long Term Care/ Assisted Living Facilities
  • Academic Medical Centers, Faculty Practice Plans, Residency and Fellowship Program Directors and Other Faculty Physicians
  • Professional Practices / Licensed Health Care Professionals
  • Vendors and Suppliers, Medical Staff and Hearing Committees
  • Medical Staffs and Hearing Committees
  • Private Equity Firms / Investment Banks
  • Investment Companies including Private Equity Firms & Investment Banks

Our attorneys are experienced in fraud and abuse cases, government investigations, managed care contracting, Medicaid and Medicare audits, employment benefits cases, professional liability defense, and much more.


IWWT brings the talents and experience of its legal team together to represent aircraft owners, pilots, crewmembers, airports, FBOs, and aviation-related entities in a broad spectrum of matters. Clients may rely on us to assist them with pilot certificate issues, aircraft acquisitions and finance (domestic and international), leasing structures and agreements, fractional ownership arrangements, registration and licensing issues, and regulatory matters.

The Firm also represents pilots and crewmembers in enforcement matters and accident investigations. Our Attorneys have a unique understanding of the investigation and enforcement processes of the Federal Aviation Administration, the processes for appeals to both the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Courts. Representation of clients in aviation matters requires a unique technical understanding of aircraft and piloting. Our Attorneys possess the knowledge and experience necessary to successfully represent clients in this unique and demanding area of law.

*AOPA Legal Services Plan (Pilot Protection Services) members may retain the Firm for legal representation covered by those Services. Not all situations may be covered by AOPA Legal Services Plan. Please contact us for a consultation.

Land Use & Development

IWWT is experienced in a wide range of zoning and land use matters, representing both private owners and government entities. Our firm serves as counsel to local land use boards and governmental entities on pending development applications, Master Plan revisions, redevelopment plans and in related litigation matters.

We also represent individual property owners and corporate development clients in the preparation of applications for site plan, variance, re-zoning, subdivision and redevelopment approvals and work in coordination with development professionals, including architects, engineers and planners. Our attorneys offer zoning due diligence, evaluate the feasibility of a project and also represent applicants before local planning boards and other governmental authorities related to land use and development.


We represent both municipalities and private sector entities on redevelopment projects. We specialize in counseling clients on the redevelopment process including areas in needed redevelopment, condemnation, redevelopment plans, redevelopment agreements, financial agreements (PILOTS), and we provide counseling for redevelopment areas bonds. We can also represent clients in litigation on all redevelopment related issues.

Property Tax Appeals

IWWT attorneys have a wealth of experience with real property tax appeal litigation in the State of New Jersey. This vast experience has enabled the Firm to develop comprehensive and holistic litigation strategies that have achieved favorable outcomes for our clients.

The Firm’s extensive experience representing both municipalities and taxpayers has afforded it a unique perspective and appreciation for client needs and concerns. This invaluable experience has enabled the Firm to effectively negotiate and litigate on behalf of each and every client.

IWWT’s multi-discipline experience not only gives the Firm invaluable insight and knowledge, but also enables the Firm to better understand and appreciate the impact that tax appeal litigation can have on all facets of its client’s operations. Overall, the Firm has handled a score of tax appeal matters that have been settled or resolved favorably for its clients.


IWWT’s experienced attorneys strive to achieve positive results and provide the best possible service to clients in litigation matters. Our firm handles a broad range of disputes for both public and private clients, including the following areas:

  • Appellate Law, Eminent Domain, Contract Disputes
  • Construction, Corporate, Government Investigations
  • Healthcare, Land Use and Redevelopment
  • Municipal and County, Products Liability
  • Real Estate Torts, Zoning
  • Aviation, Communication, and Regulatory

Litigation is not the only way to resolve disputes. Our attorneys also have experience in arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Because each client’s needs are different, we work to tailor a custom solution for each client’s particular needs and goals.

Labor and Employment

Because the Labor and Employment Practice provides representation in litigated matters for employers, entrepreneurs and executives, we are uniquely positioned to provide up-to- date and effective human resources counseling. Knowing how employment policies are treated in court gives us the insight to identify business policies that can be enforced in New Jersey.

Our lawyers routinely appear before state and federal courts in discrimination, whistle-blower and non-compete cases.

Representation of Employers

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Employment Discrimination and Wrongful Discharge Defense
  • Executive Compensation
  • Severance, Non-Compete & Employment Agreements
  • Labor & Union Avoidance
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance
  • Investigator for Harassment Claims
  • Human Resources Counseling
    • ERISA
    • COBRA
    • WARN
    • FMLA
    • Wage & Hour
    • Sexual Harassment Investigation
    • Risk Avoidance
    • Counseling, negotiation and enforcement of non-compete and confidentiality agreements

Serving as both Special Labor Counsel for New Jersey municipalities, we provide representation in public labor matters, collective bargaining and employment counseling, and act as a hearing examiner reviewing law enforcement and blue collar disciplinary matters in Civil Service communities.

Consultation Services for Executives

The Employment Group advises corporate executives and managers concerning employment contracts, compensation agreements, severance agreements and counseling concerning corporate governance. We represent executives in lawsuits for wrongful discharge, compensation inequity, trade libel and age, handicap and gender discrimination, and defend claims related to covenants not-to- compete.

We advise and represent corporate executives and managers concerning employment contracts, compensation agreements, severance agreements and counseling concerning corporate governance. We also represent executives in lawsuits instituted against employers for wrongful discharge, compensation inequity, trade libel and handicap discrimination.

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Sexual Harassment Investigation Representation
  • Severance and Employment Agreements
  • Non-Compete and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Whistle Blower Representation

Education Law

We have particular expertise in all areas of general and special education law. We recognize the unique characteristics of representing school boards and fully appreciate the heightened awareness required when dealing with public entities and children. All school districts are unique with their own distinctive challenges. We focus on understanding the particular programs, needs and goals of each of our school board clients. This is why our Education Law practice is designed to have a relatively small number of school clients for whom we provide close personal service. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness to each client’s needs and the personal/professional relationships that we develop with our school board clients.

All of our practice areas are fully-integrated in order to provide our clients with a depth of experience in representing public entities in all aspects of litigation, construction, land use, public contracting and labor and employment matters. Our firm has a broad array of legal specialties and we have a proven track record of providing legal counsel to boards, municipalities and public agencies throughout the state for well over twenty (20) years. Another unique feature of our firm is the fact that we have all served in various capacities in school and government positions that allow us to relate completely to our board of education clients. Our attorneys have served as teachers, administrators, school board members, in-house legal counsel and in other elected positions enabling us to analyze legal issues from a variety of perspectives.


IWWT attorneys have extensive experience as both advocates and neutrals for alternative dispute resolution. Nicholas Grieco and Lisa D. Taylor both serve as mediators for the United States District Court and Mr. Grieco has also served as a Special Master for the United States District Court. Ms. Taylor serves as an arbitrator and mediator on the Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association and as an arbitrator for the American Health Lawyers Dispute Resolution Service and the United States District Court. She is also a member of the Roster of Court-Approved Mediators as a R. 1:40 Qualified Mediator by the State of New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts and was certified as a mediator by the International Mediation Institute in The Hague, Netherlands. Ellen O’Connell has served as a hearing examiner for civil service matters.


IWWT attorneys regularly represent professionals and other licensees in inquiries, investigations and proceedings before State and Federal agencies. This experience includes matters brought by the New York Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affair’s Boards of Medical Examiners, Dentistry, Social Work, Nursing, Chiropractic Examiners, Psychological Examiners, Professional Counselors, Veterinary Medical Examiners, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Cosmetology and Hairstyling. IWWT attorneys also represent insurance producers and brokers before the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. Attorneys with the firm, including John P. Inglesino and Justin A. Marchetta, represent applicants and licensees in proceedings before the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, as well as municipal alcoholic beverage licensing boards. IWWT attorneys also have extensive experience advocating for pilots and certificated crewmembers before the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board, and Justin A. Marchetta serves as a panel attorney for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Legal Services Plan.

IWWT attorneys have also been entrusted with providing guidance to, and the representation of, other attorneys in professional matters. Several IWWT attorneys serve or have served on District Ethics Committees. Lisa D. Taylor presently serves on the American Bar Associations’ Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility which is charged with drafting and interpreting the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.


IWWT attorneys regularly assist clients in corporate and business transactions such as formation, governance, contracting, financing, and the protection, purchase and sale of businesses and business assets including intellectual property as well as shareholder/member disputes and business divorces.


For virtually any organization, branding is critical. IWWT attorneys regularly assist firm clients in protecting their branding with trademarks and service marks. Firm attorneys Lisa D. Taylor, Joni Noble McDonnell and Joseph Franck have experience seeking registration on the principal and supplemental registers and in representing clients as both applicants and opposers in contested proceedings before the Trademark Trials and Appeals Board.


Immigration matters are increasingly an issue for businesses, whether assuring compliance with visa requirements or obtaining appropriate visas for specialized workers, students or trainees. IWWT attorneys including Lisa D. Taylor assist clients with these challenges.


We work as a single united team with market leading firms around the world and give our clients the highest quality advice possible.