DeCotiis Done?

They have gotten $12,516,262 in legal fees between 2004 and December 7, 2016 from their position as general counsel to the Union County Improvement Authority (UCIA) but it may be over for the law firm of DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick and Cole, LLP (DeCotiis) as they could have recently heard some variation of:

On February 3, 2016 we got UCIA Resolution 9-2016, a version of which had been passing for years, where:


But last Wednesday Resolution 9-2017 had some different wording:


And looking over the bill listing of January 4, 2017:


and February 1, 2017:


No DeCotiis.

Though not quite a clean break:

DECOTIIS EXODUS — “Coughlin, a potential future Assembly speaker, forms new law firm,” by POLITICO’s Matt Friedman: “Assemblyman Craig Coughlin, who may be in line for Assembly speaker, has formed a new law firm with four attorneys who just left one of New Jersey’s most politically-connected firms. The law firm Rainone, Coughlin and Minchello came into existence Wednesday, Coughlin said in a phone interview. All four of Coughlin’s new partners worked at Teaneck-based Decotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole, which did $12.1 million in public work in 2015.”






3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by bpaterson on February 3, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    could be a pretty good tactic of the democrat county machine (not toward integrity of course): look for possibly new huge poltical contributions to the freeholders and their cronys’ election campaigns from the law firm of rainone to remain on the dan sullivan induced gravy train, and then even more political donations from decotiis trying to get back in.


  2. Posted by readslikeamofiabook on February 3, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    So Union County taxpayers get the un-benefits of the same incompetent lawyers … courtesies of the Union County taxpayers.

    Winning the lottery for the lawyers and jerkoffs like Dan Sullivan and Linda Stender the Spender … losers for Union County taxpayers.


  3. […] the NJELEC website it came to $549,376 out of a total to all politicians of $3,615,540. But after being cut off as lawyers for the Union County Improvement Authority earlier this year it appears that Decotiis […]


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