John M. Falzone Named to 2014 NJ Super Lawyers; Megan Strickland and Kashif Chand Named as 2014 NJ Rising Stars

SOMERSET, NJ, March 17, 2014 – John M. Falzone, partner at New Jersey business law firm PIB Law, has been named to the 2014 New Jersey Super Lawyers list.

In addition, two of the firm’s associates – Megan J. Strickland and Kashif T. Chand – have been recognized as 2014 New Jersey Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, the Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service.

Super Lawyers rates attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in more than 70 practice areas.  The selection process is multi-phased and includes peer nominations, independent research across 12 key categories and evaluation by a highly credentialed panel of attorneys.  At the conclusion of this patented process, only 5% of attorneys from each state are selected each year as Super Lawyers.

Rising Stars recognizes attorneys under the age of 40 who have been in practice less than 10 years.  The selection process for this designation is the same as that for Super Lawyers.  No more than 2.5% of attorneys in each state are named to Rising Stars.

Mr. Falzone focuses his practice at PIB Law on the representation of financial institutions in the mortgage banking industry and has extensive experience with complex commercial and banking matters, as well as investor and consumer class actions.  He was previously honored as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2011 and 2012, and has defended major U.S. and foreign banks, Big 4 accounting firms, various publicly owned companies, and directors and officers in federal and state court litigation across the country.  Falzone received his B.A. from Villanova University, and his J.D. from Seton Hall Law School, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Seton Hall Law Review.

Ms. Strickland is an associate with PIB Law and focuses her practice on the representation of financial institutions.  She has extensive experience with financial services-related litigation and regulatory and transactional matters.  Ms. Strickland received her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. from Villanova University.  She is admitted to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey and in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Mr. Chand represents financial institutions in connection with financial services-related litigation and regulatory and transactional matters.  He received his Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law and a B.A. in Chemistry degree from Rutgers University.  Mr. Chand is admitted to practice before the bars of New Jersey and New York.

“It’s a thrill to have three of our attorneys recognized for their exceptional performance,” said Scott Parker, firm co-founder and partner.  “This honor is a testament to their outstanding work on behalf of our clients and the culture of excellence we strive to maintain within our firm.”

PIB Law was recently recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the top five large New Jersey law firms in terms of hiring in 2013.  The firm was also named one of the 2014 Best Places to Work by NJBIZ.  Based in Somerset, N.J., the firm also has offices in Philadelphia and New York City.

PIB Law represents a wide array of corporate clients, including Fortune 500 companies, national banks, retailers, reinsurers, mortgage lenders and financial services companies.  Its practice areas include mortgage banking, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, reinsurance/insurance, regulatory consulting, regulatory enforcement, consumer finance, fair lending, and corporate transactional matters.


Practice Areas
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Reinsurance / Insurance
  • Repurchase Solutions / Mortgage Fraud
  • Consumer Finance
  • Fair Lending
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Matters
  • Regulatory & Supervisory Matters
  • General Counsel
  • Design Professionals
  • Intellectual Property