HISTORY OF THE FIRM

HERBERT A. VOGEL started practicing law in 1960, primarily in the general litigation field with a leading Passaic County law firm. In 1965 he started his own practice in Morristown by representing a number of municipal entities as well as private clients, particularly in land use, real estate and municipal law matters. Mr. Vogel has retired from the practice of law.

ARNOLD H. CHAIT started practicing law in Morristown in 1965, first as an associate and later as a partner with Bertram J. Polow, now a retired Judge of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court. When Judge Polow assumed a full-time judicial position in May of 1969, Mr. Vogel and Mr. Chait joined their practices and formed the law firm that is now Vogel, Chait, Collins, and Schneider.

THOMAS F. COLLINS, JR. joined the law firm in September 1980, after serving for one year in the dual capacity of Special Assistant U.S. Attorney/Deputy Attorney General of New Jersey. Mr. Collins became a member of the firm in 1983.

RICHARD L. SCHNEIDER joined the firm in August 1990 as an associate. He previously was associated with a general practice law firm in Morris County. Mr. Schneider became a member of the firm in 1993.

DAVID H. SOLOWAY joined the firm in May 1988 as an associate after spending six years as an associate and principal in a general practice firm in Somerset County. Previously he served as Law Secretary to the Hon. Arthur S. Meredith, Judge of the Superior Court, Law Division. Mr. Soloway became a member of the firm on January 1, 2001.

THOMAS J. MOLICA, JR. joined the firm as an associate in September, 2000. He previously served as law clerk to the Honorable Reginald Stanton, former Assignment Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris/Sussex vicinage.

STEVEN R.TOMBALAKIAN joined the firm as an associate in 2009 having previously practiced law at Newark firms Sills Cummis & Gross and Podvey Meanor Catenacci Hildner & Cocoziello.

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