Gregg S. Sodini, the principal and founder of the Law Offices of Gregg S. Sodini, LLC, is Counsel to the Firm. Mr. Sodini is a graduate of the University of Chicago where he earned his B.A. in Economics in 1982. After graduation, Mr. Sodini enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law from which he earned his J.D. in 1985. After graduating law school, Mr. Sodini commenced a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Peter F. Boggia, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey. Upon completing his clerkship, Mr. Sodini joined the Litigation Department of Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch in Morristown, New Jersey. In 1989, Mr. Sodini joined Saiber Schlesinger, Satz & Goldstein in Newark, New Jersey. In 1992, Mr. Sodini joined Cuyler Burk in Parsippany, New Jersey where he was elected as a Partner in 1994. Since that time, Mr. Sodini became a Partner in the Firm of Harris, Beach & Wilcox based out of Rochester, New York and a shareholder in Buchanan Ingersoll, P.C. based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania until founding Sodini & Spina, LLC in July 2002. Mr. Sodini established The Law Offices of Gregg S. Sodini, LLC in December 2009 in the aftermath of the break up of Mr. Sodini’s prior firm (Sodini & Spina, LLC) so as to continue to be able to provide clients with the best in legal services at reasonable rates and in a cost effective manner.
Mr. Sodini is admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Mr. Sodini is an experienced litigator in all aspects of commercial litigation including, but not limited to, contractual disputes, business owner disputes, property disputes, construction matters and insurance coverage matters. He has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in the States of New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware and has argued before the Supreme Courts of New Jersey and the State of Delaware. Mr. Sodini also has vast experience in appellate matters having argued appeals in the States of New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Sodini is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the Banking Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Chair of the Financial Services Litigation Committee of that Section. Since 2012, Mr. Sodini has been designated a “Super Lawyer” by his peers as published in the Super Lawyer Magazine and website (http://www.superlawyers.com/search?q=sodini&l=new-jersey) and New Jersey Monthly Magazine.
Mr. Sodini regularly represents financial institutions in cases involving negotiable instruments and has appeared in several jurisdictions on behalf of financial institutions. He has numerous published decisions involving the law of negotiable instruments and commercial law and is the author of “Conversion of Negotiable Instruments: An Overview of Claims, Defenses and Recent Developments” published in the May 2001 issue of The Banking Law Journal, was the lead panelist and main speaker for (1) the seminar entitled “Litigating Check Forgery Cases” sponsored by the Banking Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association in February 2001, (2) the seminar entitled “The Law of Negotiable Instruments: UCC Articles 3 & 4 Update” sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (“NJICLE”) given in January 2006, (3) the seminar entitled “ Hot Issues Under the UCC” sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education in October 2007 which encompassed “Current Issues In Sales of Goods Under Article 2 of The Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) and In International Sales of Goods Under The Convention on The International Sale Of Goods (“CISG”)” and “Hot Issues under UCC Articles 3, 4, 4A and Related Law” and (4) the seminar entitled “UCC Update 2010” covering the latest updates to articles 2, 3, 4, 4A and 9 of the UCC and the CISG sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education in July 2010. Mr. Sodini was also the speaker for the seminars entitled “All About Checks . . . Regulation CC & UCC Articles 3 & 4 and 4A” sponsored by the New Jersey Bankers Association in 2007 and 2009, the lead panelist for the presentation entitled “Banking Litigation 2009 Style: New Realities, New Claims and Significant Recent Court Decisions” presented at the 105th Annual Convention of the New Jersey Bankers Association in May 2009 and the lead panelist and moderator for the Continuing Legal Education Seminar entitled: “Hot Topics In Check Fraud, Electronic Payments And Banking Law” presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting and Convention of the New Jersey State Bar Association in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In addition, Mr. Sodini has been a speaker and panelist at the annual convention of the Financial Service Centers of America (“FiSCA”) in the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 at the following workshops sponsored by FiSCA: (1) NOT SO QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT: Current Fraud and Embezzlement Schemes in The Ever Changing World of Modern Payment Systems and Protecting Oneself on The Front Lines (LasVegas, Nevada October 2010), (2) Fraud and Embezzlement Schemes in the Ever Changing World of Modern Payment Systems (Orlando, Florida October 2011), (3) Don’t Be a Victim!! Preventing Check Fraud and Embezzlement (Chicago, Illinois October 2012) and (4) Mobile Deposit Fraud, Check Scams and Embezzlement (Marco Island, Florida 2013).
Among the more notable cases in which Mr. Sodini has been principally involved are Owens-Illinois, Inc. v. United Insurance Company, et al, 264 N.J. Super. 460 (App. Div. 1993), reversed, 138 N.J. 536 (1994); New Jersey Steel Corporation v. Warburton, et al, 139 N.J. 536 (1995); Valley Hospital v. Juliano, et al, 280 N.J. Super. 517 (App. Div. 1995); Spevack, Cameron & Boyd v. National Community Bank of New Jersey, 291 N.J. Super. 577 (App. Div. 1996), cert. denied, 146 N.J. 569 (1996); E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. v. Allstate Ins. Co., et al, 686 A. 2d 1015 (Del. 1997); Summit Bank v. U.S. Dept. of Treasury-Bureau of Public Debt, 24 F. Supp. 382 (D.N.J. 1998); DeBrango v. Summit Bancorp, et al, 328 N.J. Super 219 (App. Div. 1999); Poling v. K. Hovnanian Enterprises, et al, 99 F. Supp. 2d 502 (D.N.J. 2000); Guardian Life Insurance Company of America v. Weisman, et al, 30 F. Supp.2d 720 (D.N.J. 1998), reversed in part, 223 F. 3d 229 (3rd Cir. 2000); Hudson Neurological Clinic, et al v. PNC Bank, N.A., et al, 336 N.J. Super. 373 (App. Div. 2000); Valley National Bank v. Hudson United Bank, 49 UCC Rep. 2d 576 (N.J. Super 2002); United Insurance Company v. Unisys Corporation, 38 Fed. Appx 823, 2002 WL 1404755 (D.N.J.), aff’d, 68 Fed. Appx. 269, WL 1889618 (3rd Cir. 2003); Lor-Mar/Toto, Inc. v. 1st Constitution Bank, 376 N.J. Super. 520 (App. Div. 2005); Siemens Bldg Technologies, Inc. v. PNC Bank, N.A., et al, 2005 WL 1522135 (D.N.J. 2005), aff’d, 226 Fed Appx. 192, 2007 WL 979808 (3rd Cir. 2007); Psak, Graziano, Piasecki & Whitelaw v. Fleet Nat. Bank, 390 N.J.Super. 199 (App. Div. 2007); Tabatchnick Realty Group, L.L.C. v. PNC Bank, N.A., 2007 WL 557441 (D.N.J. 2007); Triffin v. Bank of America, 391 N.J. Super. 83 (App. Div. 2007); Distributor Label Products, Inc. v. Fleet National Bank, et al, 401 N.J. Super. 345 (App. Div. 2008); Sun Coast Merchandise Corp. v. Myron Corp., 393 N.J. Super. 55 (App. Div. 2007), certif. denied, 194 N.J. 270 (2008); Triffin v. Wachovia Bank, N.A. and Bank of America, N.A., 406 N.J. Super. 427 (App. Div. 2009); Hirl v. Bank of America, N.A., 401 N.J. Super. 573 (App. Div. 2008), remanded for further proceedings, 198 N.J. 318 (2009); Saratoga at Toms River Condominium Ass’n, Inc. v. Menk Corp., 2009 WL 147692 (App. Div. 2009); Leonardo v. Bank of America, 2010 WL 1424407 (App. Div. 2010); Dave’s Heavy Towing, Inc. v. PNC Bank, N.J.Super. A-0673-09T1 (App.Div. 2010); Estate of Nancy E. Paley v. Bank of America,420 N.J. Super. 39 (App. Div. 2011); 300 Broadway Healthcare Center, L.L.C., v. Wachovia Bank, N.A., et al., 425 N.J. Super. 33 (App. Div. 2012); ADS Associates Group, Inc. and Brendan Allen v. Oritani Savings Bank, 219 N.J. 496, 90 A. 3d 345 (2014).