Zarwin Baum Announces New Shareholders

(FEBRUARY 2021) Zarwin Baum is pleased to announce that Matthew Kessler and Greg Mallon of our Casualty & Professional Liability Defense Practice Group have been promoted to shareholders.

“We could not be more proud to announce our newest shareholders.  In their own way, they each have become invaluable to our firm.  Zarwin is fortunate to be able to add Greg and Matt to our already expanding leadership group.” - Mitchell Kaplan, Managing Director

Gregory M. Mallon, Jr. concentrates his practice on complex civil litigation defense, primarily defending our clients in matters involving liquor liability (e.g. dram shop, social host, fraternities), transportation, construction, products liability, and premises liability matters, many of which are significant damage claims.

Greg shared, "It is a privilege to be recognized by the leaders of the Firm as someone who is trusted to represent the Firm as a shareholder.  While I continue to represent my clients with the fullest capacity of my honesty, empathy, and energy, I accept the challenge that handling higher-level cases brings.   I am proud to work with some of the best litigators in the region and a support staff that works tirelessly to keep my head on straight and my hair combed."

"In a short period of time Greg rose to become an extraordinary member of the Firm due to his unique ability to understand client needs and to address those needs from the moment he is assigned. "- Theodore Schaer, Director and Co-Chair of the Property and Casualty Defense Department and Chair of the Cyber Liability, Privacy and Data Security Department.

Matthew P. Kessler concentrates his practice on insurance defense matters, including premises liability, product liability and motor vehicle accidents, as well as environmental and toxic exposure matters.  

Matthew shared, "I am honored to be recognized as a shareholder at Zarwin Baum and fully accept the higher standard that accompanies that position.  This challenge drives me harder to obtain even better results for my clients as I am now truly a part of this Firm. I turn my eye towards the future with enthusiasm and confidence that I work with some of the most well-respected professionals in the region."

"Matt Kessler has been an amazing addition to our group since the day I hired him to join our Jersey City office.  I am excited that Matt has joined me as a shareholder and look forward to many more years working together!"- Lisa Slotkin, Managing Director of Zarwin Baum's Northern New Jersey office located in Jersey City, and Co-Chair of the Casualty & Professional Liability Defense Group