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Montgomery McCracken Bolsters Jersey Shore Presence with Area Veterans

May 9, 2008


Gerald Corcoran Joins Firm as Partner; Enid Hyberg and John Aleli to Serve as Of Counsel

Montgomery, McCracken today announced it has added three attorneys bringing more than eight decades of combined experience to the firm. Gerald J. Corcoran joins the firm as a partner in the Litigation Department, while Enid L. Hyberg joins as Of Counsel in the Business Department, and John Aleli joins as Of Counsel in the Litigation and Business Departments. All three attorneys were most recently with Linwood-based Youngblood Corcoran Lafferty & Hyberg P.A.  The firm plans for a new office in Atlantic County, New Jersey.  Corcoran, Hyberg and Aleli will work out of a temporary office there until the new space is completed.

“We see a great opportunity to grow in the Jersey Shore area, and bringing on these three outstanding attorneys gives us an instant foothold in the market,” said Stephen A. Madva, chairman of Montgomery McCracken. “They’re well-known and respected in the profession, and their experience and reputation will be a valuable asset in the firm’s future expansion strategy.”

A solicitor for the City of Ocean City since 1979, Corcoran brings considerable experience in municipal law and civil litigation.  His representations include municipalities, boards, agencies and boards of education on a variety of issues.  Corcoran has been a Certified Civil Trial Attorney for more than 20 years, and he is a former president of the Atlantic County Bar Association. Additionally, he is a founding member of the Vincent S. Haneman American Inn of Court, where he served as a counselor for seven years. Corcoran’s practice at Montgomery McCracken will continue to focus on commercial litigation matters within the utilities industry, as well as pharmaceutical class actions and mass tort matters. 

Corcoran is admitted to practice in New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  He received a J.D. degree from Dickinson Law School in 1975.  He graduated, magna cum laude, from St. Joseph’s University with a B.S. degree in 1972.  

Enid Hyberg joins Montgomery McCracken’s Business Department, where her practice will leverage her more than 25 years of experience in land use and planning, public utility law and regulatory and administrative matters. She has worked with a long list of municipal agencies in a variety of matters, successfully representing entities such as the Borough of Longport Zoning Board, the Cities of Northfield, Linwood and Ocean City and the Atlantic County Special Services District.  Hyberg is an instructor for Rutgers University Center for Government. 

Hyberg is admitted to practice in New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  She received a J.D. degree from Dickinson School of Law (Penn State University) in 1981.  She graduated, cum laude, from the University of Maryland with a B.A. degree in 1978 where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

With more than three decades of successful practice in both the public and private sectors, John Aleli will serve clients in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation and Business Departments. He represents clients in the area of complex commercial litigation, as well as public utility law, insurance defense and employment discrimination. Also a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Aleli’s experience includes such roles with municipal entities as prosecutor for the Cities of Brigantine and Absecon, solicitor for the Pleasantville Zoning Board of Adjustment and general counsel for the Atlantic City Sewerage Company.

Aleli is admitted to practice in New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  Aleli received a J.D. degree from Temple University School of Law in 1976.  He graduated, with honors, from the University of Delaware with a B.A. degree in 1973.