Attorney Profile

Alexandra V. Gallo
Partner
TEL: (973) 239-5700 | FAX: (973) 239-3400 | agallo@oslaw.com     PDF | VCARD


Ms. Gallo is a graduate of Villanova University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, with a concentration in Pre-Law and a minor in Philosophy. Ms. Gallo received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law. Following law school, Ms. Gallo served as the law clerk to the Honorable R. Benjamin Cohen, Presiding Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Essex County (Ret.). Prior to joining O'Toole Scrivo, Ms. Gallo was Of Counsel at an Am Law200 firm where she represented corporations and individuals in a variety of high stakes matters. Ms. Gallo’s practice concentrates in the areas of commercial litigation, business litigation, corporate divorce, probate litigation, estate administration, guardianship matters, local government law and general equity matters. She has significant experience representing a variety of clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as in private arbitration. A vast majority of Ms. Gallo's practice involves emergent and expedited business litigation. She is also routinely appointed by courts in probate and guardianship matters.

Ms. Gallo serves in several leadership positions within the New Jersey State Bar Association, including as a Member of the Board of Trustees, Co-Chair of the Equity Jurisprudence Committee, and a Member of the Judicial Administration Committee. In addition, Ms. Gallo is a former Master of the Brennan-Vanderbilt Inn of Court, a former Trustee of the Essex County Bar Association, and past Chair of the Essex County Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Section.

In April 2009, Ms. Gallo was presented with the Young Lawyers’ Section Achievement Award by the Essex County Bar Association. Ms. Gallo regularly lectures at seminars presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey State Bar Association and Essex County Bar Association regarding Chancery practice, business litigation, and professionalism.


Notable Representations

  • Rumana v. County of Passaic, 397 N.J. Super. 157 (App. Div. 2007)
  • Circuport, Inc. v. Dlesk, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49369 (D.N.J. Apr. 9, 2012)

Honors & Awards

  • In April 2009, Ms. Gallo was presented with the Young Lawyers’ Section Achievement Award by the Essex County Bar Association
  • Listed in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (2009-2010, 2012-2016), a Thomson Reuters business, in the area of Business Litigation and Estate and Trust Litigation. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Arbitrating Business Disputes; New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2016
  • Hot Topics in Chancery and Probate 2016; New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2016
  • Injunction Practice and Expedited Litigation; New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2015
  • Judicial Administration Forum on Dispute Resolution; New Jersey State Bar Association - September 2012
  • Client Crisis Management and Expedited Litigation in the Chancery Courts; New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2012
  • Creative Negotiation and Settlement Techniques in the Chancery Division; New Jersey State Bar Association - March 2012
  • Business Litigation in the Chancery Courts: A 2011 Primer; New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2011
  • Demystifying Chancery Practice; Essex County Bar Association - May 2011
  • Guardianships: Protecting Disabled Young Adults and Seniors Guardianship Symposium; Rutgers School of Law, Newark, NJ – November, 2010
  • Chancery 2010: Corporate Divorces; New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2010
  • Business Divorces; New Jersey State Bar Association - March 2010
  • Skills and Methods Seminar; New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law – October 2009
  • Survival in the Courts Program; Essex County Bar Foundation, Young Lawyers Section – September 2009
  • The Good, The Bad and The Equity; New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2009
  • Chancery Practice in the Current Economic Crisis; New Jersey State Bar Association - April 2009
  • Hot Topics in Chancery Practice; New Jersey State Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting – November 2008
  • Chancery 2008-Litigating a General Equity Matter from Initiation to Disposition; New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting- May 2008
  • Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis: A View from the Bench and Bar; NJICLE Seminar - October 2008
  • Hot Topics in Real Estate Litigation for the Chancery Practitioner; New Jersey State Bar Association - April 2008
  • Chancery 2007; New Jersey State Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting – November 2007

Publications

  • Contributing Author, New Jersey Local Government Deskbook, published by New Jersey Law Journal Books
  • "Special Fiscal Agents - Armed Peacekeepers," New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, April 2014
  • “Asset Monetization: Is It A Thing Of The Past? Local Governments Are Reminded Of Their Duty To Be Fiscally Responsible,” The New Jersey Law Journal, April 2008

Practice Areas
Appellate
Business Litigation
Complex Litigation
Crisis Management
Fiduciaries & Court-Appointments
Municipal and Local Government
Trusts and Estates

Admissions
  • State of New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Education
  • Seton Hall Law School (J.D. 2002)
  • Villanova University (B.A. 1998)