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Riker Danzig is heartbroken to announce the passing of our esteemed partner, dear friend, and beloved colleague Marc D’Angiolillo. Marc was a brilliant litigator, highly regarded for his dedicated advocacy and fierce loyalty to the interests of his clients. His passion was infectious, and his genuineness embodied the Firm’s culture.
Firm Executive Committee member Nicholas J. Racioppi, Jr. said, “Marc was part of the fabric of the Riker family and an instrumental part of the Firm’s success. Words cannot convey the shattering loss we all feel at his passing.”
Throughout his nearly 30-year career, Marc handled a wide range of commercial litigation matters including complex construction claims, limited liability company disputes, and numerous cases involving complicated contract, fraud, and statutory issues. Marc’s practice also extended to successfully defending a school board against claims of retaliatory discharge and supporting a victim of school bullying. Whether representing an individual, a corporation or a governmental entity, Marc valued his relationships with his clients, partnering with them and considering himself a member of their team. He enjoyed strong friendships with many of his clients and always had their deepest respect. No one ever doubted his resolve and he was fearless in his advocacy of his clients.
In addition to his exceptional legal career, Marc was deeply involved in causes important to him. He served as Vice-Chair of the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey, a substance abuse prevention alliance to provide drug-free assistance and educational programs throughout the state of New Jersey. He was a former Trustee of the Joseph P. Miele Scholarship at Seton Hall University School of Law. Marc was also an inaugural member of the Joseph and Elda Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America, a component of Montclair State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences that explores and advances Italian and Italian American culture.
Marc graduated from Rutgers University with High Honors, Phi Alpha Theta, in 1990. He received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1994. He was included on The Best Lawyers in America® list in the fields of Commercial Litigation and Construction Litigation each year since 2021.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Marc’s wife Lisa, and all of his dear friends and family.