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Firm Name to Change January 2021


Lite DePalma Greenberg, LLC will be named Lite DePalma Greenberg & Afanador, LLC effective January 1, 2021.

It is with great pleasure that we announce an exciting new chapter for our Firm. As of January 1, 2021, Lite DePalma Greenberg, LLC will become Lite DePalma Greenberg & Afanador, LLC. This change reflects our recognition of Victor A. Afanador as a name partner and his significant, ongoing contributions to the firm, the legal profession, and the business community of New Jersey.

Mr. Afanador joined the Firm in November 2001 and joined the partnership in 2008. In his 19 years with us, he has distinguished himself as a skilled and talented advocate for our public and private clients in a wide variety of areas, including: employment litigation/counseling; cannabis counseling; constitutional civil rights defense; and criminal defense/white collar investigations.

As the Firm’s diversity chair, Mr. Afanador has been steadfast in maintaining the firm’s historic commitment to diversity in hiring, client representation, and social awareness. Women and minority attorneys represent 50% of our partnership and 55% of our Firm. He is also a member of the board of Aspira, Inc., of New Jersey, an organization dedicated to developing educational and leadership opportunities for Latino youth and regularly acts as a mentor for young lawyers and others within the Newark community. He has deep connections to the region, having been born and raised in Newark, and is a graduate of Seton Hall Prep, Drew University and Seton Hall University School of Law.

Joseph J. DePalma, Esq., managing partner of the Firm: “We enter another exciting chapter in our firm’s long history, one rooted deeply in service - to our clients, to our community and to our courts. We have succeeded by working with the best of the best, from our attorneys to each one of our staff. Mr. Afanador carries us forward. His energy, skill and love of law and community will continue to serve all of us well.”

About Lite DePalma Greenberg & Afanador, LLC:

Established in 1977, Lite DePalma Greenberg & Afanador, LLC is a general litigation law firm that has called the City of Newark home for over 40 years. The Firm, with offices in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, has always been committed to the greater Newark community and its new name change is a testament to that commitment. The Firm focuses on commercial and complex litigation including class actions, antitrust, cannabis counseling, municipal tort liability defense, employment and labor litigation, police related state and federal civil rights defense, condemnation and redevelopment law, federal and state related criminal defense/white collar investigations, and other trial and appellate work.

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