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Todd W. Heck

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Practice Areas:

  • Business Transactions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Taxation
  • Real Estate
  • Creditors' Transactions and Litigation
  • Legal Government Law


I have been a partner at the firm for 17+ years. I have a broad-based commercial and estate law practice, with an emphasis on business dispute resolution (corporations, creditors' rights, commercial, tax, and estate litigation), transaction planning (contracts, loan documentation, tax and estate planning), and local government law. In that last capacity, I have served as solicitor or assistant solicitor to numerous local public agencies, including Cumberland County College, the Cumberland County Improvement Authority, the Cumberland County Agricultural Development Board, Deerfield Township, the Buena Borough Municipal Utilities Authority, and the Maurice River Township Zoning Board. I have also served as local bond counsel to the Washington Township (Gloucester County) Municipal Utilities. Currently, I also serve as special tax counsel to the City of Vineland.

I've served as a business law instructor at the Cumberland County College. I've also been active over the course of my 27 years in the County in pro bono work for local non-profit organizations and public/private partnerships, including the Landis Theater Foundation, (on whose Board of Directors I also serve), the U.S. Wild and Scenic Rivers System Task Force, Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River, and the Cumberland County Ad Hoc Committee on Hazardous Waste. In these latter capacities I received distinguished service recognition from the Cumberland County Board of chosen Freeholders and the U.S. Congress.

I earned a post-graduate law degree, a Masters in Taxation, from New York University in 1983. My primary law degree was earned at the Villanova University School of Law in 1979. I also attained a B.S. in Management from Lehigh University in 1976 after three years of study. I am admitted to practice before numerous State and Federal Courts, and am a member of the bar in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. My appellate practice has included appearances before the New Jersey Supreme Court and the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

My professional associations include the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Cumberland County Bar Association (including six years of service on the County Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee).


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M. - 1983
    • Major: Taxation
  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Lehigh University
    • B.S. - 1976
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Management

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania, 1979
  • New Jersey, 1980
  • New York, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1987

Representative Cases

  • Cumberland County Improvement Authority v. GSP Recycling Inc., 818 A.2d 431, 2003, App. Div. N.J. Superior Court
  • First Union National Bank v. Penn Salem Marina Inc., 190 N.J. 342, 2007, NJ Supreme Court
  • RTC Mortgage Trust - 1995 S/NI v. Avena, 178 F.3d 1280, 1999, U.S. 3rd Cir. Crt of Appeals

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Landis Theater Foundation
  • U.S. Wild and Scenic Rivers System Task Force
  • Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River
  • Cumberland County Ad Hoc Committee on Hazardous Waste

Representative Clients

  • Sun National Bank
  • Cumberland County College
  • Ogura Industrial Corporation
  • City of Vineland

Past Positions

  • Basile & Testa, PA, Associate, 1990 to 1996
  • Rothenberg Hyett Eisen & Lang, P.A., Associate, 1983 to 1990

Professional Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Partner