B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1981
J.D., Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, 1984
GRACE C. BERTONE is the managing partner of the Firm. Ms. Bertone is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, summa cum laude, and Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Rutgers Law Journal. She was admitted to the bars of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and related federal districts in 1984. From 1984 to 1985, she served as Law Clerk to The Honorable Phillip A. Gruccio, Superior Court of New Jersey (Assignment Judge, Atlantic and Cape May Counties).
Ms. Bertone has substantial experience in the areas of business acquisitions, general corporate and business counseling, commercial and residential real estate acquisitions and dispositions, zoning and land use, environmental counseling and regulatory compliance, banking and commercial lending, foreclosure litigation, estate planning, probate administration, and probate litigation. Ms. Bertone also has substantial experience in the analysis and implementation of internal investigations and legal audits. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Ms. Bertone its AV Peer Review Rating, its highest level of professional excellence.
Ms. Bertone is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bar Association. She is also a member of the New Jersey Industrial Commercial Real Estate Women Organization. Ms. Bertone is a former President and long time Board Member of the Resource Center for Women and their Families, a Somerset County New Jersey Not-For-Profit agency offering protection and services to victims of domestic violence, and a Board Member of the Winston School, a private school for elementary students with learning disabilities. In addition, Ms. Bertone is the Vice Chancellor of the Alumni Association Board of Trustees of Rutgers School of Law, Camden.