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Hubert C. Cutolo, Esq.

Hubert C. Cutolo, Esq., Founding Partner

Hubert C. Cutolo, Esq., is a member of the Firm and concentrates his practice on community association law and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Cutolo also practices in the areas of criminal defense, municipal court, and collections. Mr. Cutolo was a Howard Hughes Scholar and graduated Pennsylvania State University. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University, Mr. Cutolo worked for a Fortune 500 technology company in sales and implementation of computer systems for businesses.

While working in this field, Mr. Cutolo attended Brooklyn Law School from which he earned his Juris Doctorate. After graduating law school, Mr. Cutolo commenced a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Louis F. Locascio in the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Prior to founding the Cutolo Law Firm, Mr. Cutolo was associated with the law firm of Sodini & Spina, LLC concentrating his practice in community association law and banking litigation.

Mr. Cutolo regularly advises community and condominium associations and cooperatives on issues related to transition negotiations with developers, drafting and negotiations of association service contracts, rules and regulations and alternative dispute resolution, construction defect litigation, fair housing compliance, collections, municipal services and relations, restrictive covenant enforcement and interpretation and any necessary litigation-related services.

Mr. Cutolo is admitted to practice in the State Courts in New York and New Jersey and the Federal Courts in New Jersey. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Monmouth County Bar Association and the Community Associations Institute. Among the more notable published cases in which Mr. Cutolo has been principally involved are Psak, Graziano, Piasecki & Whitelaw v. Fleet National Bank, 392 N.J.Super. 227 (App. Div. 2007) and State of Maine v. SeKap, S.A. Greek Co-op Cigarette Mfg. Co., S.A., 390 N.J.Super. 199 (App. Div. 207).

Mr. Cutolo is a frequent speaker and has written numerous articles in the area of community association law.


Daniel Barros, Esq.

Daniel Barros, Esq., Associate

Daniel Barros, Esq., is an associate with the firm and concentrates his practice in the area of community association law and commercial litigation.  Mr. Barros graduated from Methodist College and has a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from American University.  Prior to law school, Mr. Barros worked for the U.S. Department of Justice through its Outstanding Scholars Program.  Mr. Barros received his J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, where he was a member of the Environmental Law and Policy Review.  After graduating law school, Mr. Barros served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert A. Longhi, Assignment Judge, Superior Court, Middlesex County, New Jersey.

Mr. Barros is admitted to practice in the State Courts of New Jersey and the United States District Court, District of New Jersey.  He is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association and the New Jersey Chapter of Community Associations Institute.  Mr. Barros focuses his practice on providing homeowners associations, condominium associations and cooperatives with a full range of legal advice and services including the drafting and negotiation of association service contracts, rules and regulations and alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”), collections, transition negotiations with developers, construction defect litigation, municipal services and relations, fair housing compliance, restrictive covenant enforcement and interpretation, and any necessary litigation-related services. 

Among the more notable published cases in which Mr. Barros has been principally involved are Hirl v. Bank of America, N.A., 401 N.J.Super. 573 (App. Div. 2008); First Atlantic Federal Credit Union v. Perez, N.A., et al., 391 N.J. Super.  419 (App. Div. 2007); and Triffin v. Wachovia Bank, N.A., et al., 406 N.J. Super. 427 (App. Div.), certif. denied, 199 N.J. 131 (2009).


Andrew Stein, Esq., Associate

Timothy J. Fonseca, Esq.

Timothy J. Fonseca, Esq. is of counsel to the firm and specializes in liability litigation, having represented both plaintiffs and defendants in matters dealing with negligence and construction defects.  Since being admitted to  practice law in New  Jersey and New York in 2006,

Mr. Fonseca has gained extensive litigation and trial experience handling dozens of matters from inception through trial and the Appellate level. He received the distinction of being named a 2012 and 2013 New Jersey Rising Star by Super Lawyers. Having represented civil defendants through their insurance companies, Mr. Fonseca now concentrates his practice in the area of plaintiff's personal injury. Mr. Fonseca's insurance experience has given him an insider's perspective to the insurance industry, which often serves as an advantage when litigating and entering settlement negotiations on behalf of the plaintiffs he now represents. Mr. Fonseca also has served the insurance industry in subrogation matters of all kinds with a concentration on construction defect and negligence cases which seek recovery of insurance claims against responsible parties.

Mr. Fonseca is a 2003 graduate of Rutgers College and a 2006 graduate of Albany Law School. After law school, he spent a year clerking for Hon. Nestor F. Guzman, J.S.C. in the Passaic County Superior Court Criminal Division. Early experience in the Criminal Division has proven useful in connection with Municipal and Criminal matters Mr. Fonseca now handles. Mr. Fonseca joined the firm in 2012 and has been handling liability and commercial litigation matters of all kinds, municipal and criminal matters, and a wide area of matters which serve the firm's community association clients.


Joseph Castellucci, Esq.

Jeffrey S. Paige, Esq., Associate

Jeffrey S. Paige, Esq. is an associate with the firm and concentrates his practice in the areas of community association law and commercial litigation. Mr. Paige earned his B.A. in History from Villanova University. From there, he attended Seton Hall University School of Law on a Chancellorís Scholarship for all three years and graduated cum laude. During his third year at Seton Hall, Mr. Paige participated in Seton Hallís Housing and Homelessness Clinic, where he achieved positive results for clients prior to graduating law school while at the same time giving back to the community.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Paige was associated with the law firm of Sodini & Spina where he concentrated his practice in banking

and commercial litigation. His practical experience includes all phases of litigation including pre-filing strategy, trial and appeal. Mr. Paige also has experience in the field of collections, having founded and operated his own distressed debt buying company prior to joining the firm. Mr. Paige focuses his practice on providing homeowners associations, condominium associations and cooperatives with a full range of legal advice and services. Mr. Paige is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Joseph Castellucci, Esq.

Joseph A. Kutschman III, Esq., Associate

Joseph A. Kutschman III, Esq., is an associate with the firm and concentrates his practice in the area of community association law.  Mr. Kutschman received his Bachelor’s Degree from Mary Washington University and his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law.  During law school, Mr. Kutschman served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Joseph L. Foster, J.S.C. and to the Honorable James M. Blaney, J.S.C.  Mr. Kutschman was certified as a legal intern in the bankruptcy clinic for Widener University School of Law.  After graduating law school, Mr. Kutschman served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Paul X. Escandon, J.S.C.

Mr. Kutschman is admitted to practice in the State Courts of New Jersey and the United States District Court, District of New Jersey.  He is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association.


Andrew Stein, Esq., Associate

Andrew Stein, Esq., Associate

Andrew Stein, Esq., is an associate with the Firm and concentrates his practice in the areas of community association law and commercial litigation.  Mr. Stein earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University and his Juris Doctorate from Villanova University School of Law.  During law school, Mr. Stein served as judicial intern to the Honorable James E. Isman, J.S.C.  Mr. Stein also served as Summer Competition Coordinator on the Moot Court Board.  After graduating from law school, Mr. Stein served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Joseph P. Quinn, J.S.C.

Mr. Stein is admitted to practice in the State Courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey.  He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

 


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