Gerald Krovatin

Krovatin has more than 30 years of experience trying criminal and civil cases.  In 2007, Krovatin joined with former federal prosecutor Henry Klingeman to form Krovatin Klingeman.  Krovatin is a graduate of Columbia College and Rutgers School of Law, Newark. He was admitted as a Fellow to both the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Attorneys in 2003.
Krovatin is a past President of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey. He taught the Criminal Trial Seminar at Rutgers Law School as an Adjunct Professor of Law for four years and is the author of Caution Flags For Corporate Managers, 12 Cardozo Law Review 1291 (1991).

Representative Criminal Matters

New Jersey “Bridgegate” Investigation – Represented Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer in her allegations of threats and undue influence by the Christie administration.

United States v. Tamika Riley – Represented co-defendant of Newark Mayor Sharpe James in six-week federal jury trial on charges of fraudulently obtaining development properties from the City of Newark.

United States v. Robert W. Lee – Represented founder and president of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) on charges of commercial bribery in exchange for boxing ratings and fight sanctions.

State of New Jersey v. Michelle Lodzinski  – Represented client charged with murder 25 years after the death of her five-year old son.  Client’s appeal from her conviction after an eight-week trial is pending.

Representative Civil Matters

Cramer Capital Corp. v. D. Wyatt Stone – Represented author and television host Jim Cramer at trial of claims against professionals and former partner in a real estate investment deal.  Case settled after opening statements.

IMO Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Pleading, etc. – Represented Citibank N.A. in civil action to revise foreclosure procedures of six leading New Jersey residential mortgage providers.

IMO Sherbourne Capital Management – Represented principal of investment company in SEC investigation and parallel criminal case.

Essex County Improvement Authority v. Celanese Corp. – Successfully defended chemical manufacturer at trial construing an environmental indemnity provision that exposed the Company to potentially limitless remediation liability.

In Re Schering-Plough Corporation/ENHANCE Securities Litigation – Represented twelve former Schering-Plough directors in the Vytorin® securities fraud class action.  Case settled on eve of trial.

ElSayed v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. – Represented Company and two executives at trial of employment discrimination claims.  Jury found no cause for action on all counts.

Representative Sports Matters

Represent former New York Jets player Darrelle Revis as local counsel in pending civil contract case against his former attorney and agent.

Represented Bobby Gonzalez, former Seton Hall men’s basketball coach, in his federal suit against the University for wrongful termination and breach of contract.

Represented Jozy Altidore, U.S. Olympic soccer star, in the negotiated termination of contract with his former agents, enabling Jozy to sign a multi-million dollar contract with a European team.

Represented NBA agent David Falk in two contested NBPA arbitrations with rival agents for Allen Iverson and Stephon Marbury.

Represented the NBA Players Association as local counsel in the landmark case of Junior Bridgeman v. National Basketball Association.

“Gerry Krovatin stands out as one of the field’s best-known and accomplished attorneys.” – Ten Leaders
“Northern New Jersey’s leading independent practitioner” – Ten Leaders
“One of New Jersey’s A-list lawyers” – Star Ledger
“In the public drama that is New Jersey law and politics, Krovatin is one of the lead actors.” – Star Ledger
“Gerald Krovatin is ‘a very talented man and a very sophisticated trial lawyer who tries a nice case.’ He is held in very high regard by his peers for his white-collar and civil work and is known as a ‘fabulous trial lawyer who is respected in the federal courts.'” –Chambers
“The Real Deal” – Star Ledger

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gkrovatin@krovatin.com
973.424.9777

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