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JoAnne M. Bonacci

ISLN: 908929113

Co-Founding Partner
Email: [email protected]

Practice Areas

  • Insurance
  • General Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law

Admitted

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Education

  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1990
  • University of Rochester, B.A., cum laude, with high distinction in Philosophy, 1987
  • University of Rochester, Certificate in International Relations

Member

  • American Bar Association
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
      • American Bar Association, Vice-Chair of the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) 2016-Present
      • Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
      • Public Contract Law Section
    • Litigation Section
    • Construction Industry Forum
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Fidelity and Surety Law Section
    • Construction and Public Contract Law Section
    • Women in the Profession Section
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Commercial & Federal Litigation Section
    • Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law
  • New Jersey Women Lawyers
  • Professional Women in Construction
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • National Bond Claims Association
  • Philadelphia Surety Claims Association

Biography

  • Speaker “Decision time: The Surety’s Obligations After a Contractor Default and the Time for Exercising Such Options”, ABA TIPS Fidelity & Surety, Spring Program, May 2017
  • Moderator: “The AIA A-311, Miller Act, Little Miller Act, and Non-Standard Performance Bond Forms”, ABA TIPS Fidelity & Surety, Spring Program, May 2017
  • Speaker “The Default – Has the Starting Gun Been Fired?” ABA TIPS Fidelity & Surety, Spring Program, May 2014
  • Co-Authored and Speaker “Built on Trust: An Overview of Construction Trust Funds”, Eastern Bond Claims Review Conference in May 2007
  • League of Women Voters (Berkeley Heights, New Providence & Summit Chapter)
  • Phi Alpha Delta (Chief Justice)

Reported Cases

  • Mark IV Transp. & Logistics, Inc. v. Lightning Logistics, LLC, 2012 WL 4506470 (Dist. N.J. Sept. 28, 2012).
  • Anabarasan v. 53-54 Palisades Hudson Associates, LLC, et al, 2012 WL 1108418 (N.J. Super. A.D. April 4, 2012)
  • Travelers Cas. and Sur. Co. v. Dormitory Authority-State of New York, 735 F.Supp.2d 42 (S.D.N.Y. 2010)
  • Travelers Cas. and Sur. Co. v. Dormitory Authority-State of New York, 2011 WL 500068 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 14, 2011)
  • Premier-New York, Inc. v. Travelers Property Cas. Corp., 20 Misc.3d 1115(A) (Sup. Ct., N.Y. 2008)
  • Travelers Cas. and Sur. Co. v. Dormitory Authority-State of New York, 2008 WL 4861910 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 5, 2008)
  • In re G.M. Crocetti, Inc., 2008 WL 4601278 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 15, 2008)
  • Travelers Casualty and Surety Company v. Dormitory of the State of New York, et al., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9415 (S.D.N.Y. 2005)
  • State of Tennessee ex rel T.H. v. Minn., 802 S.W. 2d 625 (Tenn. App. 1990)