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The Ultimate Respect…
Kudos from an Attorney on the Other Side 
(May 2022)

One of the things you can’t say in the middle of the case is how well your adversary is handling a matter but before we all move on with the next one I just wanted to tell you that. Your Complaint and other papers submitted were of the highest quality. You put a lot of effort and expertise into getting the client an excellent result and a way to put this behind her. My client is very astute and noted the focused way you handled that the case as compared to (your client’s) prior counsel who struggled putting a cogent theory together of why we should pay on the case. It made my client want to resolve the matter. Your client was fortunate to have such strong legal representation.

Maselli, Mills & Fornal – Highly Recommended (December 2020)

In 2018, I wanted to have an addition built onto my home in Mercer County. I hired an architect and a builder. Unfortunately, the addition was built with the wrong dimensions. As a result, the addition walls did not line up with the walls of the existing home. For this problem to be corrected it cost me almost 50% more then the contracted price of the entire job. I then decided I must file a lawsuit against the builder and the architect.

I decided I needed a lawyer who was an expert in Consumer Fraud and construction law and who was not solely experienced as a construction law defense attorney. Being a lawyer myself, I knew to find such an attorney I had to research opinions by the New Jersey Supreme Court. I found a case where Maselli, Mills & Fornal represented the homeowner and prevailed. I knew if I hired them they would be respected by the judges and the other attorneys. Additionally, I could be confident that they knew what they were doing in this area of law. I was also pleased to find out that they were also in Mercer County.

During the course of their representation of me they demonstrated their expertise in all facets of civil litigation and construction law including the Consumer Fraud Act. Their work on the pleadings and discovery and mediation was highly competent and professional. At all times, they were highly respective of my knowledge of the facts and my opinions. I truly felt I was part of our team. Their fees were reasonable. I was particularly satisfied with the fact that they accomplished my goals and successfully negotiated a settlement with multiple parties and insurance companies.

I would highly recommend them for similarly situated homeowners like myself.


Paul Maselli Speaks at Legal Malpractice Seminar (April 2020)

Paul Maselli served on an eight-person panel presenting the 2020 Legal Malpractice Update seminar presented by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education on March 28, 2020. The seminar was provided over the web to more that 100 attendees. Paul spoke on the tax implications of representing clients in legal malpractice matters. A summary of Paul’s talking points can be found in Maselli, Mills & Fornal’s blog by clicking here.

Barbara J. Boyd, Esquire presented at a Parent Workshop (May 2019)

On May 15, 2019, Barbara J. Boyd, Esquire presented at a Parent Workshop hosted by the Jackson Township Commission for the Handicapped/Disabled on the topic, “Planning for the Future of Your Loved One with Special Needs.”  The presentation included a lively discussion of Protective Arrangements, such as guardianship, psychiatric advance directives, conservatorship and powers of attorney).  Barbara also answered inquiries into Transition Planning, and Estate Planning with a focus on Special Needs Trusts.

Partners Celebrate! (January 2019)

Shareholders Perry Warren, Paul Maselli, Brian Mills, and David Fornal celebrate at the wedding of Paul’s daughter. 

Warren Re-Elected. (November, 2018)

Receiving 60% of the vote, Perry Warren was re-elected to a second two-year terms as State Representative to serve Pennsylvania’s 31st District which comprises Newtown, Lower Makefield, Yardley and parts of Morrisville.

Maselli Published. (July 2018)

Paul Maselli’s article, “Taxation of Attorney Fee Awards in Legal Malpractice Cases” was published by the New Jersey Law Journal on July 5, 2018.  https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/2018/07/05/taxation-of-attorney-fee-awards-in-legal-malpractice-cases/.  The article was re-published by the National Association of Legal Fee Analysis on July 24, 2018.   http://www.thenalfa.org/blog/taxation-of-attorney-fee-awards-in-legal-malpractice-cases/.  The article analyzes how the changes in the tax laws set forth in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 impacts and changes the way attorney fee awards are taxed as compared to the prior IRS tax laws.

Maselli Featured. (July 2018) 

Paul Maselli was recently featured in the short film, “Fandom,” a documentary investigating the psych of Philadelphia Eagles fans produced and directed by Richard Owens of The [Inc]ubator Project. The film can be seen at the following link: https://vimeo.com/276285963


On June 28, 2018, David Fornal served as Master of Ceremonies for the Hamilton Township’s  Rotary Club Annual Awards and Installation Dinner. David served as president of the organization from 2013 to 2014, past president from 2014-to 2015 and will continue to serve on the Board of Directions for 2018-2019.  Congratulations to the new officers, directors and award recipients.   http://www.hamiltontownshiprotary.org/


On June 6, 2018, Maselli Warren, PC sponsored a foursome for the Capital Health Dr. Abraham George Memorial Golf Tournament. David Fornal serves on the Golf Committee and through the generous efforts of businesses and individuals in the community, the golf outing raised more than $200,000 for the Capital Health Cancer Center.


On May 7, 2018, Maselli Warren, PC sponsored a foursome for the Chandler Hall Annual Golf Classic. Brian Mills serves on the golf committee and the golf outing successfully raised thousands of dollars to ensure the availability of hospice care for anyone in need. Chandler Hall, located in Newtown, PA offers a variety of living options to achieve its mission of transforming the experience of aging.  https://ch.kendal.org/


Maselli Warren, PC sponsors the River Dogs, a Single A baseball team in the Hopewell Valley Baseball & Softball Association.  In the 2018 season, the Maselli Warren River Dogs charged through the playoff brackets to the championship game.  While the last inning rally fell just a bit short, congratulations to the River Dogs on a great season.


David Fornal was named a “Super Lawyers Rising Star,” in the 2018 Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers publication.  https://profiles.superlawyers.com/new-jersey/princeton/lawyer/david-fornal/f11b9526-b1f9-46d3-b127-8bd26080425a.html


On March 31, 2018, David Fornal completed his State Certificate through New Jersey Youth Soccer. David intends to continue coaching throughout the Spring and Fall 2018.


Maselli Warren sponsors the 10U Golden Girls softball team that plays in the River League comprised of teams from  Upper Makefield, New Hope/Solebury, Hopewell, Plumstead, Lambertville and Ringoes.  Brian Mills coached the Golden Girls to the league championship in the Spring, 2018 season.

We are proud to announce our Bib sponsorship of the 2018 Shamrock Shuffle hosted by Newtown based Always Advancing, LLC. Brian Mills, a partner with the firm, has a relationship with Always Advancing’s owners Chris Seiler and Ryan O’Keefe spanning nearly 30 years. Mills, Seiler and O’Keefe all graduated from Council Rock and then went on to earn their bachelors degrees from LaSalle University.

“Given the longstanding relationship with Chris and Ryan, we were happy to support this race as we have with Always Advancing’s Trenton Half. Our firm has offices in Princeton and Newtown so this, is right in our backyard. Toss in another LaSalle connection [Bob Lutz, one of the partners of the Green Parrot, is also a LaSalle alum] and it was a no brainer!”

Maselli Warren PC has 9 lawyers and represents clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Areas of practice include business litigation, commercial real estate transactions, bank transactions and litigation, employment matters, estate planning, administration and dispute resolution, and business counseling.

In January, 2018, Shawn Edwards was installed as a member of the Young Professionals Group of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Foundation. www.rwjbh.org/rwj-university-hospital-hamilton/


Shawn Edwards completed the 8-day “Building Trial Skills” course offered by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in Philadelphia in November, 2017.


Shawn Edwards was appointed Co-Chair of the Young Professional Connective Committee of the MidJersey Chamber of Commerce in September, 2017. http://midjerseychamber.org/


In November, 2016, Perry Warren was elected as a State Representative to serve Pennsylvania’s 31st House District in 2016. District 31 includes Lower Makefield Township, Morrisville Borough Wards 1, 2 & 3, Newtown Borough, Newtown Township and Yardley Borough.



In October, 2016 Brian Mills was installed as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Upper Makefield Youth Baseball League where he continues to serve as a board member and coach.

Shareholders Give Back (November 2015) Maselli Warren, P.C. is proud to announce that one of its Shareholders, Brian Mills, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Bucks County Children’s Museum, a museum with a fun, interactive and educational environment for children, parents and schools with exhibits that reflect Bucks County’s unique history and culture. Brian has been a lifetime Bucks County resident, and a longtime supporter of the organization, donating his time and ideas. Having seen the joy the museum brings his three young children, Brian is excited to play a role in ensuring that the children of the region have an opportunity to enjoy an interactive, fun and educational experience just around the corner.

Brian Mills focuses his practice on business transactions – mergers and acquisitions, investment and commercial real estate transactions (in particular commercial leasing) and in representing banks and private lenders in finance transactions. Brian also assists with issues relating to corporate governance and business succession planning. Brian is able to provide counsel in a way that blends practical and business considerations within against the backdrop of the real legal issues so decision makers can make informed decisions. Brian synthesizes voluminous information so business owners have access to the most pertinent facts when making complex decisions. Brian’s clients include retail franchisees, industrial companies, real estate investors, property management companies, technology companies, family-owned businesses, estates, family trusts and non-profit institutions. Brian lives in Upper Makefield Township, PA with his wife and three children.

Maselli Warren, P.C. is a full-service, general practice law firm, serving business and individual clients throughout the State of New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and New York City. Founded in 1998 by Paul J. Maselli and Perry S. Warren, the firm has grown to ten lawyers with two offices serving clients in three states by consistently meeting its clients’ needs and providing outstanding and cost-effective legal services.


Advancing Opportunities appointed Paul Maselli as Secretary of the Board of Directors in October, 2015. Paul also serves on the Board’s Risk Management Committee.


We are the Champions! (August 2015) The Maselli Warren-sponsored entry in the Victory Sports Academy Pro-Am League won the championship in the league’s inaugural summer basketball season. Christian Burns (an 8-year veteran European professional basketball player) banked in a three-pointer as the final buzzer sounded to give Maselli Warren a 67-64 victory in a league whose teams are comprised of a mix of professional and elite college players. Congratulations to Coach Phil Vigliano for a successful campaign.

Paul Maselli was appointed as member of the Board of Trustees of Advancing Opportunities in March, 2015.  Advancing Opportunities is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “Achieve full societal participation for all people with disabilities.”  https://advopps.org/


Article Published! (April 2014) Getbusy Media published Paul Maselli’s article, “What a Business Should Prioritize in Times of Financial Hardship.” The article focuses on the priorities a struggling business should have and the decisions it must make to stay afloat until business income improves.


Perry Swears!  Maselli Warren, P.C. founding shareholder Perry Warren was sworn in to his second term as Newtown Borough Councilman on January 6, 2014.  Perry was re-elected in the November election, receiving the highest number of votes among the eight Borough Council candidates.  Perry looks forward to another four years of serving his hometown.

A New Face!  In September 2013, Shawn Edwards has joined the Firm as an Attorney.  Shawn, a graduate of Penn State and Rugters-Camden Law School, practices in the area of Banking and Commercial Litigation and previously served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Darrell M. Fineman, J.S.C. Shawn is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and serves clients in both states.

New York!  The Firm has expanded its practice areas to the Empire State.  Attorneys Perry Warren and David Fornal have gained admission to the Bar of the State of New York.  In addition, Perry and David are admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and Perry is also admitted to practice in The United States District Court for The Eastern District of New York.  The Firm now is able to represent its clients in New York matters without the need for local counsel and to appear in courts throughout the state of New York.

Perry Certified!  Attorney and Co-Founder of the Firm, Perry Warren, has been Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.  Certified Civil Trial Attorney is a designation granted by the New Jersey Supreme Court to attorneys who are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge, and skill in civil trial practice.  As of June 2012, only approximately 1,600 of roughly 72,000 New Jersey lawyers hold Board certification.

Hamilton Rotary’s New President!  Attorney David Fornal was installed as President of the Rotary Club of Hamilton on June 26, 2013.  Rotary International is an international service organization with the purposes of bringing together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Sprucing Up!  The Firm’s Hamilton, New Jersey office recently got a face-lift, with interior painting, exterior power washing, roof repairs, new landscaping and a resurfaced and re-striped parking lot and variety of other interior and exterior improvements.  Attorneys Patricia Agoes and Kimberly Pelkey Sdeo invite Firm clients and friends to visit the Consumer Law Group at the Hamilton Office to see the new look.

Perry in Politics!  Attorney Perry Warren has been nominated to seek re-election to Newton Borough Council.  Perry was first elected to Borough Council in 2009 and, during his first term has served as Vice President, as chairperson or liaison to the Personnel, Police, Environmental Advisory and Shade Tree committees.

Timber!  Attorney Brian Mills has been elected to and as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Timber Ridge Homeowners Association.  Brian is excited to serve his neighbors in Timber Ridge, a community of homes in Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania.

Supporting Education!  Attorney Kimberly Pelkey Sdeo has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the International Charter School in Trenton.  The School strives to consistently expect and meet high standards and continue to build a strong school community through thoughtful and purposeful communication.

A New Look!  The Firm’s new website has gone live.  The Firm was among the first firms in the area to launch a web site.  As technology progressed, the Firm’s original web site became dated, as did, if truth be told, the photos of its founders.  The new web site has been designed for greater interactivity, provision of a greater amount of information and greater functionality.  

Press Release: Maselli Warren Promotes Attorney David Fornal to Shareholder
(Princeton, NJ) 2011 – The law offices of Maselli Warren, PC (maselliwarren.com) is pleased to announce that David Fornal, an attorney in their Princeton office, has been elected as a shareholder with the firm. Read Full Press Release

Perry S. Warren Elected to Newtown Borough’s 1st Ward Council
(Newtown, PA) November 4, 2009 – Perry Warren was recently elected to Newtown Borough’s 1st Ward Council. Warren is a founding shareholder of Maselli Warren, P.C. and Newtown native.

Democrats would lead Newtown Borough ‘with vision’

Perry Warren for Newtown Borough Council Ward No.1

ELECTION’09 – Newtown Borough: Warren prevents GOP sweep, tips control of council to the Democrats

The Firm Announces a New Shareholder
The law firm of Maselli Warren, P.C. is pleased to announce that Brian A. Mills, Esquire has become a shareholder of the firm. Mr. Mills will continue to focus his practice in the areas of Corporate and Business Law, Commercial Real Estate and Business Transactions while managing the firm’s Pennsylvania practice. Read full release 

The Firm Expands into a New Penthouse Suite
The Firm Expands into a New Penthouse Suite at their 600 Alexander Road Headquarters. After a decade on the first floor of the 600 Alexander Road office building, on September 1, 2008 Maselli Warren, PC moved into it’s new third floor headquarters. The new office space includes larger and improved client reception and conference room facilities, as well as additional offices for attorneys and paraprofessionals. In connection with the move, the firm also added a state-of-the-art telecommunications and networking system. Clients, new and old, are invited to visit the firm in it’s new location.

The Firm Expands into Pennsylvania 
Maselli Warren opened the doors of its new office in Newtown, Pennsylvania to the public.  While our headquarters remains in Princeton, New Jersey, we hope that the new office will allow us to better serve clients in Pennsylvania. Come visit us and get to know our Newtown, PA staff!


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