NEWARK, NJ (May 18, 2010)—McCarter & English LLP is pleased to announce that partner Susan A. Feeney has advanced to President-Elect of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA). She is on course to become the seventh woman to hold the title of President since the Association’s incorporation in 1899.

A long-time resident of Skillman, NJ, Feeney has been a partner at McCarter for 19 years and is a 28-year member of the Association. Her installation ceremony will be held at the NJSBA’s Annual Meeting and Convention at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City on May 20, 2010.

Feeney joined NJSBA in 1981 and has been an active member ever since. She has held several leadership roles at the Association, which includes serving on the Association’s Board of Trustees as a representative for Essex County from 2001 to 2006 and as an American Bar Association delegate from 2002 to 2006. A former chair of the Taxation Law Section, Feeney is presently a member of the Section’s Executive Committee and serves as Trustee Liaison to the group. She is also a member of the NJSBA Meeting Arrangements and Program Committee, and Finance and Operations Committee. In addition, Ms. Feeney serves as a trustee of the NJSBA Foundation.

As a partner in the Tax and Benefits group at McCarter, Feeney’s practice covers all aspects of state and local tax, including tax planning, administrative hearings before the New Jersey Division of Taxation and New Jersey Tax Court. Her local property tax practice includes valuation analysis, settlement negotiations and litigation before the County Tax Boards and New Jersey Tax Court. In addition, Feeney is a leader in the firm’s Redevelopment group, assisting real estate clients in securing approvals, redeveloper designation and tax abatements and incentives in redevelopment areas.

She was named in the NJBIZ 2009 roster of the Best 50 Women in Business. For four consecutive years, Feeney has been included in The Best Lawyers in America. Since 2005, she has been named a New Jersey Super Lawyer. In 2006 and 2008, Feeney was listed as one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers by New Jersey Monthly. She has also received recognition for her pro bono work, including the 2008 Outstanding Service Award from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation; and 2008 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the Committee on Professionalism in the Law of the Essex County Bar Association.

Admitted to the Bars in New Jersey and New York, Feeney earned her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where she was Editor for the Moot Court Board. She graduated, summa cum laude, from Seton Hall University with a B.S. degree.

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