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Fredda Katcoff

Of Counsel
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Phone: (973) 744-4000
Fax: (973) 783-1524

52 Upper Montclair Plaza
Upper Montclair, New Jersey 07043

Fredda Katcoff is Of Counsel with the firm and has more than two decades’ experience in appellate practice and complex commercial litigation.

Ms. Katcoff is a 1980 magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College and received her law degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1983, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and where her brief-writing skills received special recognition. Among her numerous appeals, Ms. Katcoff briefed and argued Guslavage v. City of Elizabeth (N.J. Appellate Division, 2009), which established new law under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) and preserved a $960,000 judgment. Ms. Katcoff also has several published court opinions to her credit. Ms. Katcoff has successfully pursued emergent and interlocutory appeals. She is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars and is admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey, as well as the Second and Third Circuits.

Ms. Katcoff has written extensively on commercial litigation subjects. Her publications include "Workouts and Enforcement for the Secured Creditor and Equipment Lessor," Oxford University Press, 2008; the chapter “Winning Summary Judgment;” “Strategies for Defending Preference Claims Against Equipment Lessors,” Newsline — a publication of the National Equipment Finance Association, May/June 2011 (co-authored with Frank Peretore); “Winning Guaranties,” Newsline — a publication of the National Equipment Finance Association, March/April 2009 (co-authored with Frank Peretore); “Minimum Exposure, The Key Provisions of an Equipment Lease to Help Maximize a Lessor's Protection,” New Jersey Law Journal, February 26, 2007 (co-authored with Frank Peretore); “Caveat Lessor... Beware the Lessee that Finances Its Insurance Premiums,” The Monitor, November/December 2006 (co-authored with Frank Peretore); and Discovery, New Jersey Practice Series, Vol. 42 (West 1998) by S. Robert Allcorn (editorial assistant).

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