Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey

(201) 368-2100 Contact Us Login


Business Beat

Weekly business updates in an e-newsletter

Back to listing

Member News — Archer Elevates Three to Partner in State & Local Government, Business Litigation and Bankruptcy Practices
January 4th, 2019

Archer & Greiner P.C. has promoted Kira S. Dabby, Michael Lauricella and Alan M. Root to partner, effective January 1, 2019. The new partners are members of the firm’s State & Local Government, Business Litigation and Bankruptcy practice groups, and are based throughout its regional network of offices.

Root and Lauricella were previously associates and Dabby was Of Counsel at Archer, one of the area’s largest law firms.

“Archer recognizes strong legal talent, entrepreneurial spirit and those that have made significant business contributions to the firm, and we are pleased to recognize Kira, Michael and Alan by promoting them to partner,” said Christopher R. Gibson, President at Archer & Greiner. “Each one of them has demonstrated the ability to advance the interests of our clients, but most importantly, they each bring value to every aspect of Archer. I congratulate them and wish them continued success.”

Kira S. Dabby focuses her practice in municipal law, governmental defense litigation and complex commercial litigation. She has broad litigation, trial and arbitration experiences in matters of public entity liability, natural resource damages, consumer fraud, complex business disputes, and more. She also advises government entities with respect to compliance, wastewater treatment, solid waste and in all aspects of public contracting. Dabby is based out of the firm’s Red Bank, NJ, office.

Michael Lauricella centers his practice in business-related litigation. He represents corporate and individual clients in various industries through the entire litigation process ranging from assisting clients in resolving disputes pre-litigation to preparing and arguing appeals. His practice includes representing clients in state and federal courts in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut in actions involving a wide range of issues, including intellectual property,  trade secrets, restrictive covenants, shareholder disputes, and commercial leases. Lauricella is based out of the firm’s Hackensack, NJ, office.

Alan M. Root concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, restructuring, insolvency and finance. He has substantial experience representing both large and small clients in a variety of industries, including energy, technology, telecommunications, retail, gaming finance, health care and shipping. In addition to his experience in domestic restructuring, Root has been involved in a number of international insolvencies, representing foreign companies in connection with their filings under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code. Root is based out of the firm’s Wilmington, DE, office.

For more information on Archer, please visit

  • Rochelle Park, New Jersey

  • Trenton, New Jersey


    222 West State Street S-212, Trenton, NJ 08608

    P: (609) 695-5900

    F: (201) 368-3438

    E: Contact Form

  • About Us

    The mission of Commerce and Industry Association is to be the leader in free enterprise advocacy for the purpose of fostering, through education, legislative vigilance and membership interaction, an economic climate that enhances business potential and makes New Jersey a better state in which to live, work and conduct business.

  • Connect with us

    Subscribe to our email blast