Attorneys

Meet our Attorneys

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It is our steadfast objective to provide the broadest possible experience as a legal resource for clients to leverage in the context of strategic problem solving and decision making.  The net result is proactive creativity, foresight, and leadership, implemented at any level of an organization to effectively identify and address its legal challenges at the earliest opportunity.   

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Elizabeth Candelario is a partner with Parlatore Law Group who focuses on administrative law issues, aviation, and lobbying compliance.  She brings her significant breadth of experience, knowledge base, and enthusiasm to each issue she tackles, whether it is providing guidance and advice, regulatory interpretation, or crafting an argument. Her thorough analysis and focus on the unique circumstances and legal nuance of each case make Ms. Candelario a zealous appellate advocate.    

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Marianne Gatti is a partner at Parlatore Law Group and focuses her practice on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, in addition to mediation/arbitration (ADR).

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David Gottlieb is counsel at Parlatore Law Group and focuses his practice on all areas of cannabis and business law, to include entity formation, compliance, real estate, and financing.

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Maryam Hadden is a partner with Parlatore Law Group, who brings nearly a quarter of a century of experience in litigation to work for you. Ms. Hadden's practice area concentrations are investigations, white collar litigation, appellate work, and civil litigation. She has a wealth of courtroom experience with a solid record of success against anyone who underestimates her. 

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Max Hass is a partner with Parlatore Law Group and brings significant experience in the areas of intellectual property and entertainment law, while additionally focusing on copyright & trademark law, business law, intellectual property litigation, and commercial litigation.

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Matthew J. Hefti is Counsel at Parlatore Law Group. Motivated and informed through his own military service, Matthew focuses a significant part of his practice on military law, including military appeals and military writs. He enjoys working on creative, cohesive, and highly effective teams to give his clients the best holistic representation possible. As a result, he primarily litigates in complex cases with high stakes, where cohesive and effective teams are necessary to serve the client’s objectives.

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Jennifer Hoffpauir is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group who guides visionaries in achieving their goals. An experienced in-house advisor to startups and nonprofits, she is well-positioned to understand the unique challenges of growing organizations.

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Matthew Hunter is counsel with Parlatore Law Group and focuses his practice on employment law matters for employees /and/ employers, including (but not limited to) discrimination, harassment, fair pay, family medical leave, and investigations. Additionally, Mr. Hunter focus his practice on strategically supporting the small business needs of entrepreneurs, startups and technology companies in matters ranging from formation and development to contract disputes.

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Virginia Jijón-Caamaño is a partner with Parlatore Law Group and practices in the field of immigration law, helping both individual clients, as well as businesses to navigate this constantly evolving area of the law.

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Jonathan J. Klein is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group who has 40 years of experience in an unusually broad array of practice areas, including complex commercial, civil, tax and securities litigation; criminal defense; appeals in all state and federal courts; corporate law; tax assessment appeals; administrative law; commercial and residential landlord-tenant law; labor and employment law; probate litigation; election law; military law; and zoning law. He brings his significant breadth of experience and knowledge to each client with whom he works. Whether representing plaintiffs or defendants in court, preparing or negotiating contracts, or advising on corporate legal issues, he has a well-earned reputation as a highly skilled, tenacious litigator and a fierce advocate inside and

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Jay Kotzker is a partner at Parlatore Law Group with over 15 years of legal experience. He focuses his practice on all areas of intellectual property and cannabis business law, including brand development and protection, and guiding clients through cannabis business licensing, compliance, and operational issues.

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Lynnette Lockhart is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group and practices in criminal defense, civil rights, and military law.

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Kieran McDowell is a partner at Parlatore Law Group who focuses her practice on assisting current and former military servicemembers with complex legal administrative issues. She joins the firm excited to provide her expertise in a wide area of military administrative law matters, including Performance Evaluation (Fitness Report) Appeals, Board for Correction of Naval Records Upgrades, Veterans Law Assistance, Disability Evaluation Services, Financial Support and Military Protective Order Assistance and review.  

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Ida Rose Nininger is a Partner at Parlatore Law Group and has the experience and passion to handle all your litigation, employment, real estate, civil rights, and disability needs. Her empathetic and thoughtful approach to client counsel, combined with early career experience in fast-paced New York City litigation, have molded her into a personable, yet effective attorney successfully providing legal representation across many fields of law to a variety of clients.

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Toni Quinn O’Neill is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group and a highly sought-after attorney focusing her practice on criminal defense and military law.  With a passion for the courtroom, she has represented a myriad of clients, from general officers to newly enlisted recruits, and has litigated over 120 felony and misdemeanor criminal trials to verdict or dismissal as a defense attorney with an extraordinarily high acquittal rate.

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Founder and Managing Partner

Timothy C. Parlatore is the founder and Managing Partner of Parlatore Law Group. His practice is focused on white-collar defense, investigations, and civil litigation. An imposing advocate, both in and out of the courtroom, Mr. Parlatore has successfully handled a myriad of complex criminal and civil cases across many jurisdictions. Mr. Parlatore has proved time and again that he performs best under pressure and in high-profile cases.

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Shani Phillips is Counsel with Parlatore Law Group and focuses her practice on Cannabis Law, Corporate Law, and Property Law.

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Eric Postow is a partner at Parlatore Law Group and focuses his practice on advising those in the cannabis industry, primarily with risk mitigation, compliance planning, business development, negotiations, litigation support, and outside general counsel.

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Erin Ramey is a partner at Parlatore Law Group, with the experience and passion to handle your legal needs in a variety of areas. She focuses her practice on the areas of education law, legislative/ lobbying legal analysis, veterans’ affairs, and assisting small business and entrepreneurs.

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Melissa Rueschhoff is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group and an in-demand litigation and criminal law attorney, practicing in the areas of Civil Litigation including special victims and human trafficking, Internal Investigations, Strategic Legal Communications, and Government/Political Law. She has been practicing law for over two decades in nine jurisdictions and is thrilled to bring her experience to Parlatore Law Group.  

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Molly Shirer is Counsel at Parlatore Law Group and focuses her practice on special needs estate planning in the areas of guardianships, conservatorships, special needs trust planning, probate, and special education law.

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Patricia Theodorou is a partner with Parlatore Law Group who brings over a quarter of a century of experience in litigation, having been a prosecutor in the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, in the state of New York during that time. Ms. Theodorou concentrates her practice on criminal, military, and white-collar litigation, as well as investigations and appellate work. She has substantial courtroom and trial experience with a strong record of success. 

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Kelly Petrusawich Wilson is a partner with Parlatore Law Group and focuses her practice on strategic legal and crisis communications, estate planning, and business transactions. With her expertise in strategic communications, she also works with our partners on litigation, white collar, and military defense cases to significantly enhance our capabilities and, in addition to protecting our clients’ legal rights, also defend their reputations.

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Craig E. Yaris is a partner at Parlatore Law Group, with the experience and drive to handle all your Franchise, General Business Practice, Cannabis, and Mediation needs.

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