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A Diverse Practice

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP ("MDM&C") is a diverse practice with lawyers who place the client first.  MDM&C has approximately 300 lawyers in eleven offices in seven states, and offers a full range of legal services, including municipal and local government, litigation, labor and employment, healthcare, real estate, insurance, environmental, fidelity and surety, construction, corporate transactions, white collar crime and corporate compliance.  MDM&C’s philosophy provides clients with the critical edge they need to achieve their legal and business objectives.  Clients who seek the assistance of MDM&C will discover lawyers dedicated to providing superior service and personal attention to clients’ needs.  The Firm has developed a national reputation and regional expertise without abandoning the focus on efficiency and client satisfaction that is oftentimes the hallmark of the best small firms.

Placing the Client First

Why do clients turn to MDM&C? What is it about our Firm that has enabled it to sustain continued growth in a time of economic uncertainty?  What is it about our Firm that generates such client loyalty that over eighty percent of our annual business comes from former or current clients and client recommendations?

The answer is that MDM&C has a tradition of providing exemplary service to clients, of placing the client first. In the practice of law, what does “placing the client first” really mean? It means a commitment to excellence. It means dedicated professionals who care about providing the best possible service to clients. It means a commitment to providing superior, timely, and effective assistance. It means lawyers who are “hands-on” practitioners involved full-time in providing solutions to client problems. It means having a shared vision and a shared purpose with clients and a dedication to achieving their goals.

Those are some of the attributes that have brought us the satisfaction and the loyalty of our clients, year after year. Our attorneys may engage in courtroom litigation, negotiate a complex contract, counsel on a tax or regulatory matter, or provide private client services. Whatever the legal or business situation, our lawyers understand that clients trust and appreciate lawyers who genuinely care about their problems and provide them with effective and innovative results.

We respond to our clients’ needs promptly and serve their interests efficiently. Effective communication with our clients marks the way we operate at MDM&C. We are determined to create successful and long-lasting relationships with the people and the business institutions we represent. The bottom line in our relationship with clients is, of course, “results” – the ultimate measure of the effectiveness of any law firm. Our lawyers at MDM&C are committed to overcoming difficult situations in achieving our clients’ goals – and to doing it time after time.

MDM&C: A Brief History

MDM&C was founded by Edward B. Deutsch and James M. Mulvaney in 1983.  Soon thereafter, the Firm attracted William T. McElroy after a distinguished career as a trial and appellate Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey.  In 2004, the growing Firm combined with the Newark law firm of Carpenter Bennett & Morrissey, which at the time was one of New Jersey’s oldest and most prestigious law firms.  In 2010, MDM&C merged with Pepe & Hazard, LLP, one of the most highly respected law firms in New England.  The recent addition of 13 attorneys from Kalison, McBride, Jackson & Robertson, P.C. expands the Firm’s existing healthcare practice by adding attorneys with a statewide and national reputation for representing large healthcare systems.

MDM&C: Respected Professionals

Partners and counsel for MDM&C include a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Connecticut, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey and a former Dean of Seton Hall School of Law.  Three of MDM&C’s partners previously served with distinction in the Office of the United States Attorney, and others have served in the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General or as Assistant Prosecutors in the Offices of County Prosecutors.

The attorneys in our Firm have been recognized for their integrity and dedication to the highest level of professionalism. While we are proud of their personal achievements and professional contributions, our collective focus is always on providing legal services of superior quality and exceptional value in a manner that places the client first.