John D. North, Partner/Chair, Litigation Department
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP
John D. North is chair of the Litigation Department at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP. He focuses his practice in litigation, with an emphasis on trial practice. Mr. North has tried jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts, including over 75 jury cases to verdict. He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. A significant portion of Mr. North’s practice is devoted to construction litigation and to the defense of catastrophic injury and other high exposure cases in the areas of negligence, public entity liability, and professional liability. Mr. North is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is listed in Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA and in four practice areas in Best Lawyers including “Bet-the-Company” Litigation. Mr. North is the author of the evidence treatise A Trial Lawyer’s Strategic Guide to the New Jersey Rules of Evidence, and is the only New Jersey lawyer selected as a principal author of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, contributing the chapter in the treatise devoted to Medical Malpractice.
Steve Guarini, CPA, CGMA, Partner
Cohen & Company
Steve brings a real energy to client engagements. Trusted for both his technical and business savvy, he continuously seeks ways to improve and grow, including learning about new ideas and techniques that may help clients achieve greater success. Steve remains dedicated to working beyond what is expected without being asked, communicating early and often, and treating clients and colleagues with respect.
With more than 30 years as a CPA, including national firm experience, Steve is one of the firm’s technical resources for the application and implementation of audit and attest requirements, as well as the proper presentation of GAAP financial statement disclosures. He also has deep expertise in the area of SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports. In addition to not-for-profit entities, Steve works with clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution.