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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 06/15/04
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West Orange Attorney Scott D. Baron Receives NJSBA Professional Achievement Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Scott D. Baron, a resident of Montville and a partner with the West Orange law firm of Wolff & Samson PC, (formerly of Roseland) received the Professional Achievement Award from the Young Lawyers Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association at the organization’s recent annual meeting in Atlantic City. Young lawyers in New Jersey who have received professional recognition through publications, excellence in a particular area of law, a significant verdict or law-changing appellate decision, or other such professional achievement are candidates for the Professional Achievement Award. One lawyer is then selected from those candidates to receive the award.

Baron has published numerous articles and/or chapters in legal journals and textbooks, including the Annotated Financial Institution Bond, the Tort & Insurance Law Journal, the Fidelity Law Association Journal and the Surety’s Indemnity Agreement: Law and Practice. He was also author of The Fidelity Loss Investigation in a Regulated Industry, published by the American Bar Association in The Brief and co-author of Fraudulent Conveyance or Prebankruptcy Planning: Conversion of Non-Exempt Assets Into Exempt Assets, published by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). In addition, he is editor-in-chief of Wolff & Samson’s Surety and Fidelity Newsletter.

Baron has numerous reported decisions in New York and New Jersey federal and state courts. One such case involved a $1.1 billion litigation against Enron Corporation’s sureties, and as co-counsel, he and the defense team obtained a favorable summary judgment ruling in a published opinion in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

Baron concentrates his practice in commercial and construction litigation and fidelity and surety law. He is a frequent speaker at various bar association, industry and firm sponsored legal conferences and seminars.

Baron is a 1994 cum laude graduate of New York University School of Law where he served as editor of the Law Review of Social Change. He graduated from Rutgers University with highest honors in 1991. He grew up in Fairfield and attended West Essex High School in North Caldwell.

The Young Lawyers Division of the NJSBA organizes and promotes activities, including continuing legal education seminars that are of assistance to new lawyers in the practice of law, and encourages pro bono and community service involvement by all new lawyers.

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.

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