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Susan A. Feeney To Be Installed As Secretary Of The New Jersey State Bar Association

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Attorney Susan A. Feeney, a partner in the tax and employee benefits group of McCarter & English, LLP in Newark and a Skillman resident, will take the oath of office as Secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association on May 18 at the organization’s Annual Meeting in Atlantic City. Beginning with her installation as Secretary, Ms. Feeney will be on track to assume the presidency of the NJSBA in 2011 making her the seventh woman to hold that office. As an officer of the NJSBA, Ms. Feeney will also serve as trustee for the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, the NJSBA’s philanthropic arm.

Ms. Feeney has been a member of the NJSBA for 24 years and has served on the association’s Board of Trustees as a representative for Essex County since 2001. She was elected by the NJSBA Nominating Committee in 2002 to serve as ABA Delegate. A former chair of the Taxation Law Section, she is presently a member of the section’s Executive Committee and serves as Trustee Liaison to the group. Ms. Feeney is also a member of the NJSBA Membership and Public Relations Committee, Long-Term Planning Committee, Legislative Committee, Ad Hoc Policy Committee, Finance and Operations Committee and Strategic Plan Implementation Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors of New Jersey Lawyer, the Weekly Newspaper.

Ms. Feeney is currently President of the Legal Services Foundation of Essex County and has served on its board since 1984. She concluded a term as chair of the foundation’s Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Committee in 2004.

A member of the Essex County Bar Association since 1982, Ms. Feeney received the county bar’s 2001 Special Merit Award and served on its Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2001. A former chair of the Essex County Bar’s Young Lawyers, she also served as vice chair and chair of the Pro Bono Task Force from 1999 to 2004.

Ms. Feeney is a member of the American Bar Association, its Taxation Section and the section’s Committee on State and Local Taxes. She was named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2003. She also serves on the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the New Jersey Tax Court and is chair of the Subcommittee on Miscellaneous Rules.

In 2006 and 2007, Ms. Feeney was named among The Best Lawyers in America, in 2005 and 2006 as one of the New Jersey Super Lawyers and in 2006 as one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers published by New Jersey Monthly. She serves as a board member of the Dorough Lupus Foundation and the Flame of Charity Foundation.

A summa cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University, Ms. Feeney earned her law degree from Fordham University School of Law, New York. At McCarter & English, Ms. Feeney’s practice focuses on state taxation and local property taxation for all types of industries. Her practice includes redevelopment law and condemnation.

The New Jersey State Bar Association, incorporated in 1899, is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public, to reforming and improving the legal system and to aiding in the administration of justice.