& Shimanowitz, P.C.
459 Amboy Avenue
PO Box 648
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
| Stewart M. Hutt, Esq.
member of the firm, Mr. Hutt has developed and
preserved the Hutt & Shimanowitz fundamental
principles to which the company remains
committed. In a distinguished career involving a
myriad of significant legal accounts, Mr. Hutt
has been markedly instrumental in establishing
the firm's position as a leader in matters
germane to real estate and its peripheral
disciplines. Served as general counsel to the New
Jersey Builder's Association (NJBA) for over
thirty-five years, during which time Mr. Hutt was
successful in a long line of landmark cases in
the Land Use field. In addition, Mr. Hutt was one
of the original builder/developer representatives
of the League of Municipalities Drafting
Committee on the Municipal Land Use Law from its
enactment in 1975, through various modifications.
He has represented numerous builders and served
as an expert witness in a multitude of real
estate litigation matters.
||Ronald L. Shimanowitz, Esq.
partner in the firm, Mr. Shimanowitz specializes
in real estate transactions, real estate
financing, land use/zoning and land use matters.
During his 30+ years of highly successful
practice, Mr. Shimanowitz has represented a
diversity of parties including developers,
lenders and others relating to real estate
transactions and land development. Mr.
Shimanowitz has represented many real estate
developers and has appeared before numerous
state, county and municipal approving agencies on
their behalf. Such a breadth of experience and
interaction with a multitude of industry
professionals enables him to offer clients an
enhanced perspective on their particular
concerns, no matter how far-reaching or detailed.
||David M. Hutt, Esq.
also a managing partner, has been a respected,
practicing attorney for over 30+ years. During
this time, Mr. Hutt has maintained a general
practice with an emphasis on real estate and
litigation. Mr. Hutt has successfully completed a
myriad of trials, both jury and non-jury,
involving real estate, negligence, contract
dispute and other commercial litigation. Over the
years, Mr. Hutt has gained considerable
experience in the representation of developers in
construction litigation matters, a highly
intricate area of concentration. Mr. Hutt has
handled numerous "transition" matters
representing both Developers and Condominium
Associations. Mr. Hutt has been awarded the
highest rating, AV by Martindale-Hubbell legal
| Janice K.
law in the State of New Jersey for over 30 years,
Ms. Scherer devotes her talents to clients
involved in real estate, solidifying the firm's
position as industry experts in both residential
and commercial matters. Demonstrating a continual
mastery of her specialty, Ms. Scherer has built
an enviable reputation as a leader in the field
of drafting and implementing Public Offering
Statements, as well as Homeowner's Association
documents for a wealth of real estate
||Christopher M. Puzzele,
is an Attorney admitted in New Jersey, New York
and the District of Columbia, including the
following Courts: Supreme Court of New Jersey,
1997 United States District Court for New Jersey,
1998 District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1999
United States Tax Court, 2000 United States Court
of Appeals, 2000 Supreme Court of the United
States of America, 2001 United States District
Court, NY Southern District, 2005 United States
District Court, NY Eastern District, 2005 United
States Court of Appeals, Third District, 2005
Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division,
2005, and the Supreme Court of Arizona, 2016. Mr.
Puzzele handles a variety of different types of
law including, but not limited to, municipal
court, debt collection, landlord/tenant, contract
disputes and real estate transactions.
||Bryan D. Plocker, Esq.
maintains a general litigation and real estate
practice, having represented various businesses
and individuals in disputes from inception
through settlement or trial. Over the years, Mr.
Plocker has litigated a wide array of matters
involving commercial litigation, oppressed
minority shareholder/business litigation,
contractual matters, property damage,
environmental disputes, estate/probate
litigation, real estate litigation, negligence,
contract disputes, premises liability and
insurance. Mr. Plocker also appears before
municipal bodies in connection with land use
applications. Mr. Plocker brings large firm
experience to Hutt & Shimanowitz, where he
can give personalized attention to each client.
Mr. Plocker strives to achieve optimal results on
a client-by-client basis by implementing an
aggressive, but cost effective, litigation
strategy. Bar Admissions: New Jersey New York
Education: Rutgers University School of Law -
Camden (J.D. 2000) Franklin & Marshall
College (B.A. 1997)
J. Perry, Esq.
Tom is a graduate of the United
States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He
served over 10 years of combined active duty and
reserve service with the 101st Airborne (Air
Assault) Division, 6th Infantry Division and
later with the U.S. Army Reserves in New
Jerseys then 78th Division (Training) in a
variety of leadership positions including Company
Commander. He is Airborne/Ranger qualified
and is honorably discharged from the U.S. Army
having obtained the rank of Captain.
Following his honorable discharge
from the Army, Tom attended Seton Hall University
School of Law while working full time during the
day with a small defense contractor.
Tom has practiced law in New Jersey
and New York as a commercial litigator for over
20 years. He has a diverse New Jersey, New York
and Federal Court commercial litigation practice
at both the trial and appellate level. He
has successfully argued before the New Jersey
Supreme Court. He brings a unique combined
military and corporate experience to the practice
of law. His clients and peers alike
recognize him for his legal creativity, attention
to detail and businesslike approach in an effort
to obtain an efficient resolution to legal
His primary areas of practice are
commercial litigation, commercial collections and
reinsurance. He is admitted in New Jersey
and New York and the following federal courts:
U.S. Supreme Court, Third Circuit Court of
Appeals, U.S. District Court of N.J., Second
Circuit Court of Appeals, Southern and Eastern
Districts of New York. His memberships
include ARIAS U.S., the New York State Bar
Association, the New Jersey State Bar
Association, and the West Point Society of NY.