Category: Events

Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski Adds Five Attorneys and Opens South Jersey Office

Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski is proud to announce that it has added five attorneys to its civil litigation and trial team, including Mark Petraske and Herb Kruttschnitt as partners. Mark and Herb are highly-respected, experienced trial attorneys with outstanding records of courtroom success.

The firm is also pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Moorestown, New Jersey, to support our growth and to provide better service to our clients in South Jersey.

Shawna Bishop has also joined the firm as counsel. Shawna brings over seven years of experience and concentrates her practice on civil and complex litigation. Adam Ortlieb and William Meiselas have also joined the firm as associates. Both and Adam and William are experienced litigators and provide additional litigation support to the firm’s trial practice.

Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski is excited to add these five talented lawyers and the South Jersey office, which will allow us to continue providing our clients with the highest level of legal representation.

Trial Lawyer Brandon Minde to Present: NJ Criminal Trial Preparation

Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, P.C. is proud to announce that Brandon D. Minde, a trial partner and faculty member of the Practising Law Institute (PLI), will be presenting on New Jersey criminal trial preparation during the PLI’s New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon 2019 on Friday, May 3, 2019.

This one-day program is designed to help newly admitted attorneys fulfill the New Jersey newly admitted CLE requirements, but will benefit both experienced and newly admitted attorneys. The program will include New Jersey-specific instruction about subject areas required by the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education (BCLE) for newly admitted lawyers licensed in New Jersey. Mr. Minde’s criminal trial preparation segment will feature discussion on arrest, indictment and arraignment; discovery; status conferences, pre-trial conferences and pre-trial hearings; plea negotiations and agreements; trial – presentment of evidence and witnesses; post-trial motions; and recent developments.

Mr. Minde is the head of Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski’s criminal law department, is a former Essex County Assistant Prosecutor, and is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney.

To register: https://www.pli.edu/programs/new-jersey-basic-cle-marathon?t=live&p=251592

DHD Litigators to Present: The ABC’s of Civil and Criminal Trial Preparation in New Jersey

Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, P.C. is proud to announce that Louis John Dughi, Jr.Craig A. DomalewskiMary Elizabeth Gazi, and Brandon D. Minde will be presenting an online seminar on New Jersey trial preparation on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 12:00pm EST (estimated duration: 75 minutes).

A trial is the culmination of the preparation of the case – preparation that has been designed from the start of discovery to develop the facts and evidence to win at trial. The trial attorney must start at the end (what needs to be proven at trial) to identify the elements of each claim and defense and then design a Blueprint of how he or she will develop and establish the facts and evidence to support the claims and defenses of the case. Like any building process, there are multiple stages to design, assess and redesign the Blueprint and strategies. The final Blueprint is a trial notebook that defines trial themes and organizes the presentation of the facts and evidence by witness to prove the facts needed to win. An effective trial book keeps the trial attorney focused and instills confidence that he or she is prepared and ready.

In this program, partners at Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, P.C., a premier New Jersey boutique law firm with extensive litigation and trial experience, will help the practitioner learn to develop a Blueprint as it pertains to written discovery, fact deposition and expert discovery, dispositive and pre-trial motions, rules of evidence, trial issues and more when litigating New Jersey cases and getting those cases ready for trial.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the Blueprint of the case, which becomes the blueprint for the trial
  • Determine the theme for the trial
  • Prepare the witness examinations and exhibits required to explain and prove the case
  • Create a Trial Book to organize witness examinations, documents and exhibits
  • Present and repeat the trial themes from opening statement to closing argument

This webcast will stream live on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 12:00pm EST (estimated duration: 75 minutes) and will be taught by Louis John Dughi, Jr.Craig A. DomalewskiMary Elizabeth Gazi, and Brandon D. Minde.  To register for the webcast, click on the link listed below.

Accreditation:

  • NJ – 1.5 New Jersey Civil or Criminal Trial Preparation
  • NY – 1.5 Professional Practice

To register: 

Justin C. Linder to Present on 340B Drug Discount Program Changes and Status at 2018 American Health Lawyers Association Fraud & Compliance Forum in Baltimore on September 27th

Justin C. Linder to Present on 340B Drug Discount Program Changes and Status at 2018 American Health Lawyers Association Fraud & Compliance Forum in Baltimore on September 27th

2018 has ushered in significant changes to the 340B drug discount program, with a nearly 30% reduction in Medicare reimbursement for most 340B hospitals accompanied by the proliferation of compliance audits by the Health Resources and Services Administration and its contractors.  Additionally, the program has become the subject of sustained scrutiny from Congress and the Government Accountability Office, among others, as industry stakeholders and politicians contend that the program is overbroad and insufficiently regulated.

To provide valuable perspective on these ongoing developments, Justin Linder, head of Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski’s Healthcare and Life Sciences practice, will be moderating a panel at the upcoming American Health Lawyers Association Fraud & Compliance Forum in Baltimore, MD on September 27, from 3:15-4:15 pm, with Cindy Bartlett and Moira Gibbons, respectively, the CCOs for Bon Secours Health System and St. Joseph’s Health in Paterson, New Jersey.

We invite you to attend what promises to be an informative session, and hope to see you in Baltimore!  For your reference, a brief description of the program is provided below.

2018 Fraud & Compliance Forum, Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD (Sept. 26-28)

340B’s Tumultuous Year: Program Status and Trends in Auditing, Compliance and Reimbursement

Scheduled: Thursday, September 27 from 3:15-4:15 pm

The 340B program has drawn recent attention from CMS, on Capitol Hill and in the courts. In the wake of a Medicare reimbursement reduction for certain 340B entities, an uptick in HRSA audits, the introduction of new coding modifiers and calls for far-ranging program revisions by some in Congress and the pharmaceutical industry, the panel will reflect on the status of the program, the impact of reimbursement changes, and trends in compliance and auditing. The session will focus on the following topics, among others:

  • Changes to CMS reimbursement for 340B discounted drugs imposed under the 2018 Outpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule (OPPS Final Rule), including Medicare reimbursement reductions to certain 340B covered entities and the implementation of a new modifier system on all 340B entities.
  • Strategies to promote compliance with 340B drug diversion, duplicate discount and GPO prohibitions.
  • The HRSA audit process and practical advice from the perspective of 340B covered entity compliance officers.
  • The status of the American Hospital Association’s lawsuit seeking to enjoin the 340B payment reduction and legislative efforts to transform the program.
  • Further modifications to 340B reimbursement advanced in the 2019 OPPS Proposed Rule.

FREE SEMINAR – Everything You Need To Know About Divorce…

ATTEND A FREE SEMINAR

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIVORCE

Whether you are thinking about getting divorced, going through a divorce, or already divorced, there is
important information that you should know! This is your opportunity to have your questions answered by
four experienced attorneys who devote their entire practice to family law.

Mario C. Gurrieri, Esq., Chair of the Family Law Department of Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, P.C., and his team of attorneys, Kristin M. Capalbo, Esq., Jennifer L. Young, Esq., and Kristin N. Badalamenti, Esq. will review the law, explain the legal process and answer your questions concerning prenuptial agreements, separation, divorce, custody and parenting time, division of assets, alimony, child support, domestic violence, post-divorce Court review of changed financial and child-related circumstances, and how the current economic climate, recent alimony and child support legislation and possible changes to the tax code will impact divorce and post-divorce matters. Information will also be provided on Divorce Mediation, an alternative to the traditional contested proceeding.

 

A FREE Personal Consultation will be offered to All Attendees.
Reservations Required ( No last names needed )
Call: (908) 272-0200
Refreshments will be served

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

THE WESTWOOD
438 North Avenue
Garwood, New Jersey 07027
908-789-0808 
www.thewestwood.com

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

HOLIDAY INN
36 Valley Road
Clark, New Jersey 07066
732-574-0100
www.hiclarknj.com

Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski hosts breakfast for the Union County Bar Young Lawyer’s Division

On May 24, 2017, Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski hosted a breakfast for the Union County Bar Young Lawyer’s Division. More than 25 young lawyers joined us for coffee and bagels. We were thrilled to have such a wonderful crowd of young attorneys and to spend time discussing different issues affecting the practice of law, as well as catch up on some of the victories won by the group. The YLD hopes to make these types of breakfasts a regular occurrence and Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski looks forward to hosting everyone again sometime soon.

 

Brandon D. Minde to be Speaker for New Jersey Criminal Trial Preparation at New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon 2017

Brandon D. Minde will be the speaker on Criminal Trial Preparation at the PLI’s New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon 2017.  The PLI Basic CLE Marathon is designed to help newly admitted New Jersey lawyers comply with their New Jersey mandatory continuing legal education requirements.  Mr. Minde’s presentation will serve as a general introduction for attorneys practicing in criminal defense matters, seeking to learn about New Jersey Criminal Trial Preparation, including handling matters related to Arrest, indictment and arraignment.

  • Discovery
  • Status conferences, pre-trial conferences and pre-trial hearings
  • Plea negotiations and agreements
  • Trial – presentment of evidence and witnesses
  • Post-trial motions

The presentation will take place at the PLI New York Center on May 8, 2017.

For more information or to register: New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon

FREE SEMINAR – Everything You Need to Know About Divorce…

HOW WILL THE NEW ALIMONY STATUTE IMPACT YOU?

WILL YOU NEED A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT?
WILL THE COURT LISTEN TO YOUR CHILD’S PREFERENCE IN DETERMINING CUSTODY?
CAN COHABITATION AFFECT YOUR ALIMONY?
FIND OUT.
ATTEND OUR FREE SEMINAR

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIVORCE

The Law Firm of Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, P.C. is pleased to announce that Mario C. Gurrieri, Esq., Chair of its Family Law Department, who has specialized in matrimonial law for over 42 years, and his group of other well-experienced attorneys, Richard A. Outhwaite, Esq., Kristin M. Capalbo, Esq., Jennifer L. Young, Esq., and Eva M. Uhrik, Esq., will review the law, explain the legal process and answer your questions concerning prenuptial agreements, separation, divorce, custody and parenting time, division of assets, alimony, child support, domestic violence, post-divorce Court review of changed financial and child-related circumstances, and how the current economic climate and new alimony legislation will impact divorce and post-divorce matters.

Information will also be provided on Divorce Mediation, an alternative to the traditional contested proceeding. Divorce Mediation offers the potential for significant financial savings and may avoid the stress and delay involved with litigation in Court.

If you are experiencing marital difficulties and contemplating divorce, or if you are simply curious about your rights in a separation or divorce, this free Seminar will be of value to you. If you are already divorced, the Seminar will also be of value in explaining post-divorce rights and obligations of former spouses.

 

A Free Personal Consultation will be offered to All Attendees.
Reservations Required ( No last names needed )
Call: (908) 272-0200
Refreshments will be served

THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

TEMPLE EMANU-EL
756 East Broad Street
Westfield, New Jersey 07090
908-232-6770
www.tewnj.org

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

HOLIDAY INN
36 Valley Road
Clark, New Jersey 07066
732-574-0100
www.hiclarknj.com