4.26.2013 – Firm Recognizes Invaluable Contribution of One of Its Founding Partners. The law firm of Kaufman, Semeraro & Leibman announced today that Mr. Dennis Deutsch, one of the firm’s partners, is retiring after more than 38 years of legal practice. Mr. Deutsch has been active in many aspects of law and a politician throughout his distinguished career, serving as the Mayor of Hillsdale, as well as Councilman and member of the Planning Board in Hillsdale, New Jersey.
“It has truly been an honor for me to be a part of this firm,” said Mr. Deutsch, who headed the firm’s litigation group. “My career at KS&L has been exciting at every turn and has afforded me the opportunity of working with some of the best lawyers in the State.”
Mr. Deutsch has an extensive background in business, real estate, employment, land use and personal injury law. As part of his general litigation background, Mr. Deutsch devoted much of his time to employment law matters, representing both employers and employees on issues associated with discrimination, wage disputes, wrongful termination, and sexual harassment. He was also an early pioneer of intellectual property and computer software law.
Mr. Deutsch served as Pro Bono Legal Counsel to the Tourette Syndrome Association of New Jersey. He also contributed to various law schools throughout the region. He taught law as an adjunct professor and lectured at Fordham University School of Law in New York, Rutgers School of Law in New Jersey, The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and was a member of Editorial Advisory Board of The Software Law Journal at the John Marshall Law School and Center for Computer Law.
Mr. Deutsch began his law career after graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1971. In 1972, he earned his Master of Arts in History from the University of Pittsburgh. From there, he graduated from the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was admitted to the Bars of the States of Florida and Pennsylvania in 1975. He was admitted to the Bars of the States of New York and New Jersey in 1979.
“Dennis Deutsch will be greatly missed at the firm,” said Mr. Paul Kaufman. “He strengthened this firm’s litigation practice and fostered the development of our younger attorneys. As a leading practitioner in many areas of law, the breadth and width of his knowledge has provided guidance to all of us here.”
The firm will now be known as Kaufman, Semeraro & Leibman.
About Kaufman, Semeraro, Bern & Leibman
KS&L, based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, is a mid-sized boutique law firm specializing in business and banking law, employment law, criminal and personal injury law, real estate and land use law and government and municipal law. The partners at KS&L, Paul Kaufman, Mark Semeraro and Marc Leibman, have extensive knowledge and vast experience in almost all public and private aspects of law. The firm has litigation matters docketed in the State and federal district courts in New Jersey.