Discover the Greater Philadelphia region's top legal talent:
John G. Manfreda, Esq.
John G. Manfreda, Esq., concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration; business and commercial law, and real estate law.
Mr. Manfreda has extensive experience drafting complex wills and trusts and other instruments designed to minimize the impact of federal estate and gift taxes. He also has experience with general and limited durable powers of attorney and living wills, and elder law issues such as Medicaid and long-term care planning in conjunction with asset protection planning. In addition, he drafts special needs trusts for families with special needs and incapacitated members, and has significant experience with the probate of wills and administration of estates and trusts.
Mr. Manfreda also has significant experience drafting business contracts, including agreements for the purchase and sale of businesses, as well as business formation and dissolution.
After graduating with honors from Boston College, Mr. Manfreda received his J.D. from The College of Law at Syracuse University. He is admitted to the NJ State Bar and the Massachusetts State Bar, and has been practicing for 38 years. He is currently a senior partner with Gebhardt & Kiefer, P.C.
In the community, Mr. Manfreda lectures extensively on estate and business planning matters. He is a member of the NJ and Hunterdon County Bar Associations, and has served for many years as President and Trustee for the Greater Middlesex/Somerset County Estate Planning Council. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Whitehouse, where he has served as Rotary Foundation Chair, Director, and President. He is the recipient of a Paul Harris Award, the highest award given to a Rotarian.
William J. Rudnik, Esq.
William J. Rudnik, Esq., is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. He is also trained in mediation and collaborative divorce. He has successfully represented clients in Family Court in matters involving divorce, property division, prenuptial agreements, and support and custody of children (including parental relocation disputes and contributions toward college education), domestic violence issues involving temporary and final restraining orders, and palimony claims and disputes between unmarried couples.
Mr. Rudnik has mediated numerous cases, both through private mediation and as a mediator appointed by Family Law judges. He has also successfully handled many collaborative divorce cases, and has served as a parenting coordinator. While his goal is to settle every case, Mr. Rudnik has extensive trial experience, as well.
In addition, Mr. Rudnik has experience with civil litigation, personal injury cases, and Workers’ Compensation claims. He has handled civil cases for both the plaintiff and defense, and Worker’s Comp matters for both the petitioner and respondent.
Mr. Rudnik received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. He is admitted to both the NJ State Bar and the PA State Bar, and has been practicing law since 1993. He is currently a partner with Gebhardt & Kiefer, P.C.
Mr. Rudnik is a member of the NJ State Bar Association Family Law Section, serves on the Family Law Section Executive Committee, and is co-chair of the Children’s Rights Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Hunterdon County Bar Association, is co-chair of the Family Practice Committee, and is involved in the Mock Trial program.
Mr. Rudnik has written and lectured on attorney ethics, domestic violence, children’s rights, and other family law topics.
Leslie A. Parikh, Esq.
Leslie A. Parikh, Esq., concentrates her practice in the areas of employment law, civil rights litigation, and municipal law. She represents both public and private clients in State and Federal Court, and handles claims brought before the NJ Division of Civil Rights and the EEOC.
Ms. Parikh handles all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including wrongful discharge and retaliation claims brought pursuant to the NJ Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), NJ Whistleblower Law, Title VII, and the ADA. She also handles unemployment matters, employment contracts, severance pay, employee manuals and harassment training. She has successfully handled cases involving claims of hostile work environment, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, whistleblower liability, and retaliation, and has obtained favorable decisions and dismissals in a variety of civil rights cases brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §1983.
In addition, Ms. Parikh has successfully defended municipalities, school boards, police departments and other public bodies in numerous Title 59 cases. She has prevailed on numerous pre-trial motions for summary judgment, as well as on appeal on behalf of school boards and other public entities.
Ms. Parikh graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law, and received her B.A. from Rutgers University. She is admitted to the NJ State Bar, has been practicing law since 2000, and is currently a partner with Gebhardt & Kiefer, P.C.
Ms. Parikh is a member of the NJ Bar Association (NJSBA) and serves on the NJSBA Insurance Defense and Government, Public Sector and Public Interest Lawyers Committees. She is also a delegate for the Institute of Local Government Attorneys and serves on the Vicinage XIII Ethics Committee. In addition, she is a former adjunct professor at Raritan Valley Community College and a 2015 graduate of Leadership Hunterdon.
Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.
Diana N. Fredericks, Esq., is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. She devotes her practice to all facets of family law, including, but not limited to divorce litigation, mediation, custody and parenting time, alimony, child support, equitable distribution, domestic violence, and prenuptial agreements. She is also trained in collaborative divorce.
Ms. Fredericks earned a B.A. from Lehigh University and a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law Camden. She is admitted to the NJ State Bar, the United States District Court for the District of NJ, and the NY State Bar. Prior to joining Gebhardt & Kiefer in 2008, Ms. Fredericks served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of NJ in Newark. She is currently a partner with Gebhardt & Kiefer.
Ms. Fredericks serves on the Board of Trustees for NJ State Bar Association (NJSBA), and is a graduate of the NJSBA Leadership Academy. She is President of the Hunterdon County Bar Association, and a member of the Somerset County Bar Association and Family Law Committee. Ms. Fredericks is an Early Settlement Panelist (ESP) in Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren Counties, and she has also served as a parent coordinator. In addition, Ms. Fredericks serves on the District XIII Ethics Committee and the NJ Supreme Court’s Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law.
Locally, Ms. Fredericks is a member of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, as well as a 2013 graduate of the Chamber’s Leadership Hunterdon program. She serves as an Executive Board Member of the Hunterdon County United Way and is Vice President of the Community Resource Investment & Strategic Planning Committee.
Daniel S. Makoski, Esq.
Daniel S. Makoski, Esq., concentrates his law practice in the areas of tax planning, tax controversy, transactional business matters, wills, trusts, and estate planning.
He has extensive experience advising clients on personal income tax matters, including tax-efficient methods of acquiring and distributing assets; negotiating with tax authorities to minimize or eliminate tax deficiencies; appearing in the U.S. Tax Court; and handling IRS appeals. He has also drafted many estate plans, living wills, health care proxies, and powers of attorney. In addition, Mr. Makoski has significant expertise counseling business clients on business formation, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring, governance, and dissolution.
Mr. Makoski is admitted to Bar in NJ (State and District) NY (State, Southern, Eastern Districts), FL, and the U.S. Tax Court. He has been practicing since 2008 and is currently an Associate with Gebhardt & Kiefer, P.C.
Mr. Makoski is a graduate of Widener University Law School, and holds a Masters of Laws (L.L.M.) in Taxation from New York Law School. He received a dual Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Political Science and Literature from Ramapo College.
Mr. Makoski serves on the Board of Directors for Contextual Family Services. He has been named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list for three consecutive years (2015, 2016 and 2017).
Tara St. Angelo, Esq.
Tara St. Angelo, Esq., concentrates her practice in the areas of municipal law, representation of public entities, and land use law. She represents numerous municipalities as either special counsel or municipal counsel, and also handles tax appeal cases for various municipalities. In addition, she has successfully defended municipalities in numerous prerogative writ cases. She also has been a frequent lecturer to municipal officials with respect to various municipal issues, including social media policies and OPRA.
Ms. St. Angelo graduated summa cum laude from Drew University with a B.A. degree, and earned her Juris Doctorate from William and Mary Law School.
After receiving her law degree, Ms. St. Angelo served as law clerk to the Honorable B. Theodore Bozonelis, Assignment Judge for Morris and Sussex Counties. She is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and has been practicing law since 2008. She is currently as Associate with Gebhardt & Kiefer, P.C.
Ms. St. Angelo is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Somerset County Bar Association. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Somerset County Bar Foundation. In addition, Ms. St. Angelo serves on the Somerville Environmental Commission.
Jeffrey A. Liebmann
Liebmann Family Law
4 Terry Drive – Suite 4
Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940
Mr. Liebmann is the Owner/Shareholder at Liebmann Family Law. For more than 25 years, Mr. Liebmann has concentrated his practice on Divorce, Custody, Grandparent’s Rights, Child/Spousal Support, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Property Division and other Family Law related matters. Mr. Liebmann has extensive Courtroom experience litigating, when necessary, complex property division issues, custody disputes, relocation cases, support and alimony issues. Mr. Liebmann represents a broad cross section of the community from small business owners to CEOs of large corporations in all aspects of their Family Law issues either inside the Courtroom or working to negotiate settlements outside the Courtroom.
Mr. Liebmann was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and has lived in the Bucks County area since 1979. Mr. Liebmann is a 1982 graduate of Saint Joseph’s University and a 1990 graduate of Widener University School of Law. Mr. Liebmann is active in the community and involved in several charitable endeavors. Mr. Liebmann and his firm devotes a large amount of time in pro bono representation of victims of abuse in Bucks County. Mr. Liebmann is an active member of the Family Law Section of the Bucks County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Mr. Liebmann is also one of the founding members and Director of Friends for Heroes; a charitable foundation that raises money for local veteran’s charities through a golf outing every August.
Mindy J. Snyder
Liebmann Family Law
Ms. Snyder is a lifelong resident of Bucks County. She graduated Neshaminy Maple Point in 1982 and went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts in History from Penn State University in 1986. She graduated from Benjamin Cardoza School of Law in New York City in 1989. Since then, she has continuously practiced law primarily in Bucks and the surrounding counties. She is licensed and has an active practice in New Jersey. Since she started practicing law in 1989 she has found that her representation of clients developed to the point where she almost exclusively handles Family Law matters. She also has experience in various civil and criminal matters.
Practicing in Family Law includes all issues related to divorce, custody, support, equitable distribution, grandparent’s rights, Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Children and Youth matters. Ms. Snyder works with you in helping to develop a strategy that best benefits you and your family whether it is through negotiations or litigation.
David J. Sowerbutts
Liebmann Family Law
4 Terry Drive – Suite 4
Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940
Mr. Sowerbutts has been a practicing attorney since 1982. 2017 is his 35th year providing legal services to the community. He focuses his practice on legal issues that concern people and businesses. He has extensive experience in Wills and Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate law, Business Law, and litigation to support his areas of practice. His extensive background and experience enables him to bring related areas of the law together in a unique and effective way to help his clients.
In addition to preparing wills, Mr. Sowerbutts also prepares powers of attorney for legal, financial, and health decisions. He gives advice regarding estate and inheritance taxes, beneficiary designations for insurance and financial accounts, and naming agents to serve as surrogates in the event a client becomes incapacitated due to injury or illness.
Mr. Sowerbutts grew up in Bucks County where he continues to reside today. He was previously named “Best of Bucks” by the Bucks County Courier Times three years in a row. Mr. Sowerbutts has been actively involved in civic and community organizations. He is currently a volunteer instructor for VITA, a non-profit organization whose services include teaching literacy skills to adults.