About Park, Weinstein & Caporrino, LLP
Park, Weinstein & Caporrino, LLP was formed in June, 2006 as a merger of Park & Weinstein, LLP and the Law Offices of James A. Caporrino. Park & Weinstein, LLP was originally formed in October, 1998 as a merger between two sole practitioner law firms operated by Howard M. Weinstein, Esq. and Jill SunJung Park, Esq. Ms. Park opened the Fort Lee office in 1995, and Mr. Weinstein opened the Millburn, New Jersey office in 1992. Mr. Weinstein's specialty is criminal defense law. The practice also includes attorneys specializing in civil matters, including commercial litigation, commercial transactions, business law, real estate, landlord-tenancy, bankruptcy and family law. Howard M. Weinstein, partner, received a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law - Camden in 1987. While in law school he was appointed Associate Editor of the Rutgers Law Journal, received recognition for attaining the Dean's List and was the recipient of the 1986 American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy. He has been awarded the exemplary BV© rating in Martindale-Hubell, which identifies a lawyer with "high to very high legal ability" as a result of an extensive peer review. Bar admissions include the States of New Jersey and New York and the Federal District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. As a trial attorney specializing in the area of criminal law, Mr. Weinstein has extensive experience in criminal cases in both the Superior and Municipal Courts of New Jersey. In addition to his experience as a private criminal defense attorney, Mr. Weinstein has been a pool attorney for the Office of the Public Defender in Essex County since 1993, was appointed as the Millburn Municipal Public Defender in 1997 and has acted as Municipal Prosecutor and Public Defender for both the Millburn Municipal Court and the Livingston Municipal Court since 1994. With his Millburn, NJ office being located just five minutes from the famed Mall at Short Hills, which is within the jurisdiction of the Millburn Municipal Court, Mr. Weinstein has become an expert in successfully representing individuals charged in connection with shoplifting and other criminal offenses which regularly occur at the prestigious and busy mall. Mr. Weinstein was formerly associated with the New York City law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel. At Cahill Gordon he represented clients such as Drexel Burnham Lambert, the National Broadcasting Company, Dillon Read & Co. and Bankers Trust in a variety of matters including secured lending transactions, public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, and mergers and acquisitions. From 1990 through 1992, Mr. Weinstein was associated with Hahn & Hessen, a mid-sized Manhattan law firm. While at Hahn & Hessen, he represented clients in corporate mergers and acquisitions, secured lending transactions, represented both debtors and creditors in work-outs and reorganizations and represented business entities in a variety of commercial disputes and litigation matters.
Jill SunJung Park, partner, received her Juris Doctor degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1993. Bar admissions include the States of New York and New Jersey and the Federal District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Ms. Park has 18 years of experience specializing in Family Law, Bankruptcy, Real Estate Law and Commercial Transactions. Ms. Park is Counsel to the Korean-American Family Counselor Center, Inc. where she also regularly provides lectures.
Ms. Park's practice areas include matrimonial and family law (including divorce, custody, support and paternity matters), adoption law, bankruptcy, business and commercial transactions, commercial litigation, motor vehicle offenses and commercial and residential real estate law.
James A. Caporrino, partner, received a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Seton Hall Law School in 1989. Mr. Caporrino is admitted to practice law before the Courts of the State of New Jersey, the Federal District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Caporrino is based in the firm’s Leonia office, just minutes from Rte. 80, Rte. 4, the New Jersey Turnpike and the George Washington Bridge.
Mr. Caporrino concentrates his practice in the areas of family law (including domestic violence matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants); residential and commercial real estate law (including landlord/tenant) and civil litigation.
Mr. Caporrino has earned a peer review rating of BV® from Martindale-Hubbell for his high ethical standards and legal ability. This rating reflects the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary and attests to a lawyer's legal ability and adherence to professional standards of ethics.
Mr. Caporrino offers a free initial consultation on selected matters. Mr. Caporrino is a member of the American Bar Association, the Bergen County Bar Association and the Family Law and Civil Trial Bar sections of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Wendy Fromer Weinstein, associate, received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1987. Concentrating her practice in the area of real estate law, Ms. Weinstein began her legal career as an associate attorney with the Wall Street law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Schriver and Jacobson, where she practiced in their commercial real estate department from 1987 through 1993.
In addition to her extensive experience as a real estate lawyer, Ms. Weinstein is an expert in the area of expungement of criminal records in New Jersey, and she routinely advises clients on the nuances of New Jersey's expungement statute and the procedures and practices necessary to obtain an Order of Expungement under N.J.S.A. 2C:52 et seq.