June 2019 


Press Release

Sciarrillo, Cornell, Merlino, McKeever & Osborne, L.L.C. is proud to announce that Scott D. Zucker has been elevated to partner of the firm effective July 1, 2019.


“Scott is a team player and has always been reliable in whatever we have asked him to do”, said Athina L. Cornell.  “We have no doubt that his knowledge in Education Law will help with our continued success.”


Scott has over eight years of experience representing boards of education focusing on special education and labor law. He counsels boards of education in the areas of residency and homelessness, labor negotiations, labor law, policy review and compliance, development of salary guides, reviewing and revising contracts and forms, board governance, personnel matters, Open Public Records Act, and student code of conduct issues. He attends board meetings, IEP meetings, special education mediations, other administrative proceedings, and negotiates labor contracts on behalf of boards of education.


A cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, he also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond.  He previously held a Judicial Clerkship with the Honorable Thomas N. Lyons, J.A.D., and Honorable Richard Newman, P.J.A.D., New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.  Scott is admitted to practice law in both New Jersey and New York.

April 2019 

Sciarrillo, Cornell, Merlino, McKeever & Osborne, L.L.C.

is pleased to announce: 

Athina Lekas Cornell has been named to the 2019 Super Lawyers list.

Sciarrillo, Cornell, Merlino, McKeever & Osborne, L.L.C.

is pleased to announce: 

Scott D. Zucker has been named to the

2019 Rising Stars list.

No more than 5% of attorneys in the State of New Jersey are honored with being included on the Super Lawyers list. Only 2.5% of attorneys are selected to the Rising Stars list. The Super Lawyers list utilizes a patented selection process that includes peer nominations, independent research and peer evaluations. The same process is utilized for the Rising Stars list, but the candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

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