Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti

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Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
Headquarters Morristown, New Jersey
No. of offices 3 offices
No. of attorneys approximately 150
Major practice areas General practice
Key people Glenn A. Clark, Managing Partner
Date founded 1882
Company type Limited liability partnership
Website www.riker.com

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is one of the most prestigious law firms in the state of New Jersey. Founded in 1882, it is among the state's oldest firms.[1] The firm is based in Morristown, New Jersey and also has offices in Trenton, New Jersey and New York City.

In 2012, The National Law Journal ranked the firm as the 258th largest in the United States by headcount.

History and Practice Areas[edit]

The origins of Riker Danzig trace back to 1882, when the firm Riker and Riker opened its practice in Newark, NJ.[2] In 1948, the firm merged with Emerson, Emery & Danzig to form Riker, Emery & Danzig, at which point the firm had the reputation as one of the top litigation firms in the state, whose clients included Fidelity Union Trust Company.[3] The firm's name took its current form in 1985.

Today, the firm has a broad range of practice areas,[4] including significant practices in commercial litigation, energy, tax and trusts and estates, financial services, labor and employment, education law, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, insurance and reinsurance, real estate, environmental law and white collar criminal defense. The firm also has a very successful bankruptcy practice, representing large businesses in Chapter 11 proceedings.[5] The firm also does lobbying work within the New Jersey State Legislature.[6]

Twenty-Eight of the firm's practices were ranked in the top tier in New Jersey by U.S. News in 2015. These practice areas include arbitration, corporate law, commercial litigation, employment law, energy law, government regulations, and mergers & acquisition law.[7]

The firm renewed its lease of its headquarters in August 2015, renewing its commitment to Morristown, New Jersey through 2025.[8] As part of the agreement, the offices will undergo an interior redesign.


New York Expansion[edit]

Riker Danzig expanded its New York office in 2015, adding three partners from Dilworth Paxson in New York.[9] While the firm has been primarily focused on its New Jersey clients since its founding, the New York office is two-and-a-half years old. The addition is aimed at bolstering the firm's core practice areas of litigation, bankruptcy, and corporate transactional work. [10]

Notable lawyers and alumni[edit]

A number of state and national political figures have worked for the firm, including:

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