||Ernest R. Booker,
||Norman A. Feinstein, Esquire Retired
||Richard S. Kelin, Esquire
||Adrienne LePore, Esquire
||Larry Raiss, Esquire
||Rosalie C. Scheckel, Esquire Retired
||Danna M. Schnoll, Esquire
||Eva De Los Angeles
Ernest R. Booker
Ernest R. Booker is a Partner with the Firm. He is a retired Judge for the Municipal Court of East Orange and Municipal Court of Montclair. Mr. Booker serves as General Counsel to the Orange Housing Authority.
Mr. Booker concentrates his practice in commercial and residential real estate development, condominium cooperative conversions, tax abatement, real estate tax appeals, litigation, public entity representation and entertainment law. He has represented numerous well-known artists such as Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J, Jodeci, Gerald Lavert, Freddie Jackson, Evander Holyfield, KG of NaughtyByNature, and many others.
His affiliations include the American Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association, National Bar Association/Judicial Committee - Life Member, Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA), Essex County Municipal Court Judges Association, American Trial Lawyers Association of New Jersey, Garden State Bar Association, National Institute of Municipal Law Officers and American Judges Association.
Mr. Booker has donated and continues to donate his time to various community organizations. He has served in different capacities, such as Member of the Orange Orphans Society, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Member of the Board of Trustees of Pine Forge Academy.
He also holds the distinction of being the recipient of several awards including the National Bar Association, Presidential Achievement Award - July, 2002, and the NAACP Thurgood Marshall Freedom Fund Award - November, 2001.
Ernest R. Booker received his B.S. from Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska in 1970, and then attended Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey where he completed the Juris Doctorate Program. He was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and United States District Court of New Jersey in December, 1973.
Leo P. Dugan III, Esq. is an associate with the firm. He concentrates his practice in the area of
landlord/tenant law, representing both commercial and residential landlords throughout New Jersey.
Leo is a graduate of New York University and Brooklyn Law School. He was admitted to the New Jersey
Bar in 2012 and the New York Bar in 2013. Prior to joining FRKB&G, Leo was an associate at a general
litigation law firm and clerked for the Honorable Donald R. Venezia, J.S.C., Bergen County, Criminal Part.
Norman A. Feinstein
Feinstein one of the founding Partners of Feinstein Raiss Kelin Booker & Goldstein LLC is now retired from the practice of law . Mr. Feinstein has extensive experience
in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, commercial
litigation, securitized financing and transactional business
law. He is a past President of the New Jersey Apartment Association
and served as its legal counsel.
Mr. Feinstein is a graduate of the University of Connecticut
and Suffolk University Law School. He was admitted to the
New Jersey Bar in 1973.
David H. Goldberg, Esq. is an associate with Feinstein Raiss Kelin Booker & Goldstein LLC (FRKB&G).
David's practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions, financing and the formation and
structuring of real estate partnerships and limited liability companies.
Before returning to the practice of law, David was the president of a family owned metals recycling
David graduated from Rutgers College and received a Master's degree from Columbia University's
School of International Affairs. Thereafter, he graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
David has been a member of the New Jersey bar since 1986.
Tracey Goldstein is a member of Feinstein Raiss Kelin Booker & Goldstein LLC and concentrates her practice in real estate litigation. She has handled matters in the New Jersey State and Federal Trial Courts, in the Appellate Division and in the New Jersey Supreme Court. She regularly represents property owners, managers and developers of real estate.
Ms. Goldstein serves on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Apartment Association ("NJAA") and counsels NJAA on emerging landlord tenant issues and key legislation. She has presented seminars on a variety of issues including hot topics in real estate, fair housing, bedbugs and residential and commercial evictions. She has served as a panelist at seminars presented by NJAA, the New Jersey Bar Association, Rutgers Law School, the Division on Civil Rights, Hudson County Bar Association, New Jersey Affordable Housing Management Association and the Property Owners Association.
Ms. Goldstein was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1994 and the New York Bar in 1995. She received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany in 1990 and her law degree from Western New England School of Law in 1994.
Recognized as one of "The Best Attorneys of 2013" by the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal
Featured in 2008 in the New Jersey Law Journal's "40 Under 40" List
Selected for inclusion in 2006 and 2007 as a New Jersey Rising Star
Selected for inclusion in 2008, 2009, 2010 New Jersey Super Lawyers
PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED OPINIONS:
Mill Street Partners, LLC v. Cotton Mill Associates, LLC , 2016 WL335197 (App. Div. 2016)
Salem Lafayette URA, L.P. v. Tami LaSane, 2013 WL1390818 (App. Div. 2013)
3519-3513 Realty, LLC v. Law, 406 N.J. Super. 423 (Law Div. 2009)
Maglies v. Estate of Guy, 193 N.J. 108 (2007)
Hodges v. Sasil Corp., 189 N.J. 210 (2007)
Kulig v. Beer, 2007 WL 17432 (App. Div. 2007)
Pasquince v. Brighton Arms Apartments, 378 N.J. Super. 588 (App. Div. 2005)
"Companion Animals: What is an Owner's Obligation?" NJ Apartment Industry Magazine, March, 2013.
"NJ Courts Expand Protection to Occupants of Residential Apartments" NJ Apartment Industry Magazine, October/November 2009.
"Creating a new category of ' tenants' " New Jersey Lawyer, March 31, 2008.
"Landlord Tenant Law: Key Issues and Recent Changes" NJ Apartment Industry Magazine, June/July 2008.
"Rent Control Exemption for New Construction" NJ Apartment Industry Magazine, August 2007.
"Source of Income: Formulating Financial Criteria" NJ Apartment Industry Magazine, April/May 2007.
"Navigating Discrimination Claims through the Division on Civil Rights" NJ Apartment Industry Magazine, October/November 2006.
"A permissible 'must do' for landlords" New Jersey Lawyer, April 3, 2006.
New Jersey Apartment Association
Property Owners Association
New Jersey Affordable Housing Management Association
Aline Grossman, Esq. is an associate with Feinstein Raiss Kelin Booker & Goldstein LLC (FRKB&G) . Aline's practice focuses on real estate acquisitions, business formations, the establishment of holding companies, the sale of assets and equitable interests, and other business transactions. She has broad experience in advising corporations and closely held limited liability companies on governance and management, as well as in counseling businesses and individuals on regulatory compliance and risk management issues.
In 1995, Aline earned joint Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration degrees from Brooklyn Law School and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. She is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars. An active volunteer in the legal field, Aline serves as a mediator for the New Jersey Judiciary Foreclosure Mediation Program, in which homeowners have access to lenders and counsel for the purpose of resolving loan delinquencies in advance of foreclosure.
Richard S. Kelin
Kelin, along with Lawrence Raiss, is a Managing Partner at Feinstein Raiss Kelin Booker & Goldstein LLC Mr. Kelin is recognized for his
experience and expertise in the areas of investment real estate
transactions and financing. He represents purchasers and sellers
of apartment complexes, office buildings, shopping centers and
industrial facilities throughout New Jersey. He concentrates
his practice in corporate and commercial law as well. Mr. Kelin's
practice also includes formation and structuring of real estate
partnerships and limited liability companies.
Mr. Kelin is a past President of the Property Owners Association
of New Jersey and has authored articles published in the Property
Owners Association News and Views. He previously served on the
Board of Directors of the New Jersey Apartment Association.
Mr. Kelin has participated in seminars for the Institute for
Continuing Legal Education and other organizations. He was recognized by the NJ/PA Real Estate Journal.
Formerly a law clerk for Judges Leo Yanoff and Thomas Dalton,
Mr. Kelin also served as a student law clerk to former Federal
Appellate Judge John Gibbons. He is a graduate of Rutgers College
in New Brunswick and Rutgers University School of Law-Newark.
Mr. Kelin is admitted to the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania Bars.
LePore concentrates her practice in the areas of landlord-tenant
law, real estate transactions and commercial litigation. She
represents both commercial and residential landlords in complex
landlord tenant matters in counties throughout the state. A
substantial portion of her practice is devoted to residential
and commercial real estate transactions, where she represents
clients in the purchase, sale and refinance of property.
Ms. LePore is a graduate of Boston College and Seton Hall University
School of Law. She was admitted to the Bar in New Jersey in
2000, and the New York Bar in 2001. Prior to joining the firm,
Ms. LePore clerked for the Honorable John A. O'Shaughnessy,
J.S.C., Hudson County, Special Civil Part, Landlord Tenant Division.
Lawrence D. Raiss
Lawrence D. Raiss joined the Firm as a Partner at the time of its inception in 1991, and, along with Richard S. Kelin, has served as a Managing Partner of the Firm since 1999. Mr. Raiss graduated from Lafayette College in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. While at Lafayette College, Mr. Raiss was elected to Psi Chi, the honorary Psychology Society, and he was named to the Dean's List on several occasions. He attended his first year of law school at the University of Toledo, where he was elected to the Law Review. At the conclusion of his first year of law school, Mr. Raiss transferred to Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was also elected to the Law Review prior to his graduation from Seton Hall. While at Seton Hall, Mr. Raiss was a member of the Moot Court Board, and he spent two (2) years working in the Legal Department of the State of New Jersey, Board of Public Utilities. He was admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in 1981.
In the early to mid 1980s, Mr. Raiss specialized primarily in real estate limited partnership securities transactions, involving both private securities offerings and registered public securities offerings. Since 1986, Mr. Raiss has concentrated his practice in commercial and residential real estate, corporate, commercial and other types of transactional work. In 2009 and 2010, Mr. Raiss was selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers in Real Estate; this prestigious honor is limited to less than 5% of the attorneys in New Jersey. For many years he has represented leading real estate operators and management firms in the area. Mr. Raiss has been a featured speaker at the annual convention sponsored by the New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) in Atlantic City and he has authored two (2) articles published by the Property Owners Association (POA). He has also served as local counsel for an international telecommunications company which was involved in the installation of undersea fiber optic cable for use with the Internet. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Apartment Association for several years.
Rosalie C. Scheckel
Ms. Scheckel, a former Partner of the Firm, is now retired from the practice of law. She focuses her practice in the areas of landlord tenant law,
bankruptcy matters and other litigation arising from landlord tenant relationships.
Danna M. Schnoll
Danna M. Schnoll practices primarily in the areas of commercial and residential real
estate transactions and financing, landlord tenant law, and commercial litigation.
She has extensive experience in representing builders and developers throughout
New Jersey in all aspects of real estate development.
Ms. Schnoll is a graduate of Rutgers College and the University of Iowa College of Law,
where she was a member of the Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems.
Ms. Schnoll was admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the New York Bar in 1996.
Karen L. Thurston is an associate with the firm. She concentrates her practice in
the area of landlord-tenant law and has extensive experience handling issues in
residential federally subsidized and multifamily properties.
Ms. Thurston is a graduate of Lehigh University and Rutgers University School of Law - Newark.
She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Thurston
worked at Essex-Newark Legal Services and clerked for the Honorable Severiano Lisboa, J.S.C.,
Hudson County, Family Division.