CSG Law’s Lisa M. Colone and Thomas J. Trautner Jr. Named NJBIZ Leaders in Law for 2024

Lisa M. Colone, a Member of the Firm and Chair of the Securities Enforcement Group, and Thomas J. Trautner, Jr., a Member of the Firm and Chair of the Redevelopment, Land Use & Zoning Group, have been named to NJBIZ’s Leaders in Law list for 2024.

NJBIZ’s Leaders in Law list recognizes the outstanding efforts of New Jersey’s legal professionals and firms. Following an open nomination period, honorees were chosen by a panel of independent judges with experience in the justice system.

Lisa Colone recently joined CSG Law after serving as a Vice President in FINRA’s Department of Enforcement, where she led a team of Chief Counsels and more than 100 attorneys in investigating and enforcing violations of FINRA rules and federal securities laws. FINRA, also known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, is the largest independent regulator of the brokerage industry in the United States.

Lisa also previously served FINRA’s Department of Enforcement as Chief Counsel and as Senior Regional Counsel. As Chief Counsel, she led a team of directors and attorneys and supervised more than 350 cases related to fraud, supervision, suitability, and anti-money laundering (AML) violations. Lisa oversaw some of the Department’s most significant matters—including FINRA’s largest-ever settlement against a broker-dealer. Cases supervised by Lisa have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, among many others.

Thomas Trautner is an experienced real estate development lawyer, with a diverse practice serving as counselor, strategic architect and litigator. He excels in helping clients navigate the entitlements process through his breath of knowledge regarding subjects, which include redevelopment, eminent domain and affordable housing.

Tom regularly counsels clients on applications for development to planning and zoning boards as well as state agencies in connection with retail, hotel, industrial, residential and mixed-use projects. He likewise focuses a substantial amount of his practice in assisting clients in securing or opposing redevelopment designations, negotiating redevelopment agreements and navigating the process of developing favorable redevelopment plans to allow his clients to succeed when designated as a redeveloper.

To view the full Leaders in Law list, visit here.


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