Reardon Anderson - March 2020

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March 2020

REAL PEOPLE, REAL CHANGE THE ORIGIN STORY OF REARDON ANDERSON

We hope your 2020 is off to a great start! It is hard to believe, but this month, Reardon Anderson is celebrating its 11th anniversary of opening their doors. Time has flown by since the firm was formed, but not just because of the fun we have. Whether in the courtroom or the conference room, Tom and Erik strive to apply the law and common sense to achieve their clients’ goals. They love what their firm has accomplished and are even more excited about what lies ahead. Providing the best possible legal representation on behalf of their clients and giving back to their community are two areas they are most proud of. But when we look ahead, we cannot help but reminisce for a moment; the firm had some very humble, coincidental beginnings. Despite growing up in neighboring towns and being great friends now, Tom and Erik did not meet until they were practicing law. Fresh out of law school, Erik was looking to practice law with a local firm that focused on trial work. At the same time, Tom was a partner in a growing, local firm that specialized exclusively in litigation and was looking for a new attorney. During the job search, Erik interviewed with a local attorney. As chance would have it, Tom’s mother worked for that attorney and shared Erik’s resume with Tom. Out of the blue — from an employer Erik had not directly applied to — Tom reached out to him. After an interview (which may or may not have occurred at a local tavern), Erik joined Tom’s firm.

companies in state and federal courts throughout New Jersey. During this time, Erik and Tom recognized that they had similar styles in practicing law. They also became friends; in fact, Tom became the godfather of Erik’s son. While working together, Erik and Tom caught the entrepreneurial bug and decided they wanted to start a law firm that focused not only on addressing clients’ legal needs but also providing an exceptional experience during their representation. On Feb. 1, 2009, Tom and Erik opened the doors of their firm. On a shoestring budget, in the midst of the Great Recession, and in a shared office at a Regus office space, Reardon Anderson was born. Over the coming years, the firm grew its practice areas and roster of clients as well as its support staff and attorneys (and the firm even got a real office!). As Reardon Anderson’s practice has grown, so has its impact in the community. For example, after Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, Reardon Anderson represented hundreds of victims throughout New Jersey and New York in rebuilding their lives and businesses. Over the years, Reardon Anderson’s legal representation included fighting to protect the rights of individuals, providing counsel to new business start-ups, assisting families to buy their first homes and resolving legal disputes for individuals and businesses. Tom and Erik have also been recognized for their legal abilities. Both have been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as certified civil trial attorneys (a

designation held by less than 2% of all New Jersey attorneys). Also, Erik has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters. Additionally, both are involved with professional organizations — Tom serves on the board of the Transportation Lawyers Association and Erik is a trustee of the Monmouth County Bar Association. Since its creation, Reardon Anderson has also given back to the community where they live and work through supporting charitable organizations. Lastly, our attorneys are active in local chambers of commerce, bar associations, and community volunteering. In the coming years, Reardon Anderson looks forward to continuing to represent and fight for their clients throughout New Jersey and New York. We are excited about continuing to build and strengthen our ties with the local community.

Here’s to the next 11 years!

– The Reardon Anderson Firm

Over the next nine years at that firm, Tom and Erik represented local and national

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