Trenk Isabel Adds Name Partners

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LIVINGSTON, NJ—Trenk Isabel P.C. directors Richard D. Trenk and David L. Isabel are pleased to announce that Asaad K. Siddiqi and John L. Shahdanian II have joined the firm as name partners and directors, with the firm now known as Trenk Isabel Siddiqi & Shahdanian P.C., effective today.

Also joining the firm are attorneys Reginald Jenkins, Jr. and William F. Rupp as partners and Valentina M. Scirica as an associate, along with paralegals Cindy Chen and Debby Vida. The additions nearly double the firm’s bench strength, bringing its total number of attorneys to 12, significantly bolstering the firm’s client services and capabilities in areas including commercial and complex litigation; labor and employment; environmental; land use and redevelopment; bankruptcy and restructuring; and public entity law.

The new attorneys and paralegals were most recently with Anselmi & Carvelli, LLP.

Siddiqi concentrates on counseling clients on commercial and employment matters, including bet-the-company litigation. His experience includes commercial, business, and non-profit organization matters; products liability; intra-corporate/shareholder, employment and labor, and estate and trust disputes; and insurance/indemnification issues. He also handles matters concerning allegations of white-collar crime and regulatory non-compliance, the First Amendment, professional misconduct, and attorney ethics.

Shahdanian focuses his practice on employment, labor, civil rights and government law, representing both private and public sector clients in management side labor and employment matters, as well as individuals. His work involves matters related to discrimination claims, disability claims, sexual harassment claims, whistleblowing, and noncompete clauses, as well as wage and hour, family leave and private sector labor law.

Jenkins focuses his practice on redevelopment, real estate, land use, and zoning matters for government, corporate and private clients. He represents commercial and residential developers, banking institutions, telecommunications companies, billboard companies, restaurants, and hotels.

Rupp is a litigator who focuses on governmental law. His more than four decades of experience includes all aspects of municipal and employment law; real estate law, including eminent domain, zoning and land use, tax appeals, redevelopment and special improvement districts; and many aspects of labor law, which includes negotiations, public employment law, disciplinary hearings, antidiscrimination law, contract negotiation, civil rights violations, unfair labor practices, and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act.

Scirica focuses her practice on employment and governmental matters. Her work involves defending employers on claims including wrongful discharge, discrimination and retaliation, and breach of employment contracts. She also advises employers on compliance with federal, state and local employment laws, and conducts internal investigations.

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