Attorney Profile

Lawrence S. Cutalo
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Lawrence S. Cutalo focuses his practice on complex litigation and land use. He has extensive experience in the areas of business litigation, zoning and development, employment law, and professional liability. Mr. Cutalo has successfully represented clients before state and federal courts, as well as state administrative agencies. He routinely handles local planning and zoning board matters and related litigation. He has represented clients in closely-held business transactions. Mr. Cutalo is an experienced appellate practitioner having obtained several reported appellate decisions.

Mr. Cutalo is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Land Use Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is the Secretary of the Morris County Bar Association and a former Co-Chair of the Land Use Committee.

Prior to joining O’Toole Scrivo, Mr. Cutalo was Of Counsel at an Am Law 200 firm. Before entering private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Ronald B. Graves, J.A.D., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.

Mr. Cutalo graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs. He received his Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, where he was a member of the Rutgers Environmental Law Clinic.

Notable Representations

  • Innes v. Marzano-Lesnevich, 435 N.J. Super. 198 (App. Div. 2014), aff’d as modified, 224 N.J. 584 (2016)
  • Garden Howe Urban Renewal Assoc., LLC v. HACBM Architects Engineers Planners, LLC, 439 N.J. Super. 446 (App. Div. 2015)
  • Kathleen A. Donovan, County Executive of Bergen County v. Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, 436 N.J. Super. 91 (Law Div. 2012), aff’d, 436 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 2014)
  • Rosenbaum v. McCarthy & Schatzman, No. A-3418-15, 2017 WL 1489011 (N.J. Super. App. Div. Apr. 26, 2017)
  • ARC Springfield LLC v. Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders et. als. v. Village Super Market, Inc. et. als., No. ESX-L-6616-10, 2016 WL 7057500 (Law Div. Dec. 1, 2016)
  • Mondelli v. Berkeley Heights, No. 14-6196, 2015 U.S. Dist. Lexis 171791 (D.N.J. Dec. 21, 2015) and 2016 U.S. Dist. Lexis 125749 (D.N.J. Sept. 14, 2016)
  • T.J. McDermott Trans. Co. v. Cummins, Inc., No. 14-4209, 2015 WL 1119475 (D.N.J. Mar. 11, 2015)
  • State of New Jersey v. Aratow, No. A-0892-13, 2014 WL 8033318 (N.J. Super. App. Div. Mar. 5, 2015)
  • Kathleen A. Donovan, County Executive of Bergen County v. Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, No. A-1115-12, 2014 WL 2217907 (N.J. Super. App. Div. May 30, 2014)
  • Segal Development Co. v. Borough of Roseland, No. ESX-L-5828-09, 2013 WL 4768469 (N.J. Super. Law Div. May 23, 2013)
  • United States v. Campbell v. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, No. 08-1951, 2011 WL 43013 (D.N.J. Jan. 4, 2011)

Honors & Awards

  • Named one of New Jersey's "New Leader of the Bar" for 2017 by the New Jersey Law Journal.
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (2012-2016), in the area of Business Litigation*
    *No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found here.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Land Use Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association (Present)
  • Secretary, Morris County Bar Association (Present)
  • Trustee, Morris County Bar Association (2017-2020)
  • Co-Chair, Land Use Law Committee, Morris County Bar Association (2016-2020)

Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Topics in Land Use VII, New Jersey State Bar Association, NJICLE, May 2020
  • 2020 Land Use Update, New Jersey State Bar Association, NJICLE, February 2020
  • Cybersecurity: Views from Law Enforcement, Corporate Counsel and the Bar, Morris County Bar Association, October 2019
  • Is New Jersey the Next Colorado? Understanding New Jersey's Developing Marijuana Laws, Morris County Bar Association, October 2018
  • Crisis Management: Views from the Bench, Law Enforcement, and the Bar, Morris County Bar Association, November 2017
  • Hot Topics in Affordable Housing, Morris County Bar Association, December 2016
  • Hot Topics In Real Estate, Morris County Bar Association, October 2016

Practice Areas
Business Litigation
Class Actions
Complex Litigation
Health Care
Labor & Employment
Land Use, Redevelopment & Real Estate
Law Firm Defense
Municipal and Local Government
Professional Liability
White Collar Defense and Investigations

  • State of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

  • Rutgers University School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Virginia (B.A.)