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Peter J. Liska

Peter J. Liska specializes in representing depository institutions and business clients. He represents over two dozen credit unions from the smallest to the largest in the State of New Jersey and was counsel to Garden State Corporate Central Credit Union, New Jersey's only corporate central credit union, until its merger with Empire Corporate. In addition to representing financial institutions, he also represents credit union service organizations providing automobile leasing, securities and insurance products and other consumer financial services. He represents CUMAnet, the largest mortgage credit union service organization in the United States.

A frequent lecturer and public speaker he participates in his clients' strategic planning sessions, board and senior management programs and provides workshops for employees. An extensive writer, he has prepared over 300 legislative updates on the financial services industry for his clients, as well as numerous policy manuals and guides. Most recent examples would include the CARD Act revisions to Regulation Z, multi-featured open-end lending, Real Estate Settlement Procedure Act revisions to Good Faith Estimate of Closing Costs and HUD-1 Closing Statement, Courtesy Pay Program revisions and the SAFE Act and Mortgage Loan Originator Registration.

Mr. Liska provides a full range of legal services to his financial institution clients including assistance in matters involving corporate governance, implementation of new services with an emphasis on electronic delivery of consumer financial services, compliance assistance, contract negotiation, charter expansion, regulatory matters with both federal and state supervisory agencies, personnel matters, bond claims, automobile leasing, all aspects of real estate including mortgage lending, land use development, zoning and planning, loan workouts, asset recovery, bankruptcy and foreclosure. He also acts as a consultant to his clients for unique problems and issues. As an advisor to his clients he seeks efficient cost-effective solutions, including alternative dispute resolution for his clients. He has been a commercial arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association for more than fifteen years, focusing on the resolution of commercial and construction claims.

Representative clients:

  • Affinity Federal Credit Union
  • Allegacy Federal Credit Union
  • Aspire Federal Credit Union
  • Atlantic City Electric Company Employees Federal Credit Union
  • B-M S Federal Credit Union
  • Central Jersey Federal Credit Union
  • Credit Union of New Jersey
  • CUMAnet, LLC
  • Dow Jones Federal Credit Union
  • Financial Resources Federal Credit Union
  • Global 1 Federal Credit Union
  • Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union
  • Healthcare Employees Federal Credit Union
  • Jersey Central Federal Credit Union
  • Jersey Trades Federal Credit Union
  • McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union
  • Mercer County NJ Teachers' Federal Credit Union
  • Merck Employees Federal Credit Union
  • Morristown Federal Credit Union
  • Motion Federal Credit Union
  • NJ Gateway Federal Credit Union
  • North Jersey Federal Credit Union
  • Paragon Federal Credit Union
  • Princeton Federal Credit Union
  • United Financial Services Federal Credit Union
  • United Nations Federal Credit Union


Elizabeth A. Hopkins

Elizabeth A. Hopkins is the firm's real estate and mortgage specialist, and is experienced in all aspects of mortgage review and home equity closings as well as landlord/tenant matters. Ms. Hopkins also specializes in adoption practice and is one of twelve attorneys in the State of New Jersey to be admitted to the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. Mrs. Hopkins' practice includes representation of both adoptive parents as well as birth parents in private and agency adoptions. She also handles interstate, identified, grandparent and stepparent adoptions. Ms. Hopkins received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University, Douglas College in New Brunswick in 1980 and her Juris Doctor Degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1983.


Allison J. Kiffin

Allison J. Kiffin is the firm's litigation specialist and handles the firm's litigation and trial work as well as Bankruptcy and Foreclosure litigation. Ms. Kiffin reviews all aspects of collection litigation, from reviewing all complaints before filing; engaging in settlement negotiations; appearing in court for all pre-trial court hearings; and preparing for and conducting trials of all collection matters. She also oversees all bankruptcy matters involving our clients and represents our clients in bankruptcy court on all litigated matters, such as objections to confirmation of the Chapter 13 Plans, Motions to Vacate the Automatic Stay, and Adversary proceedings disputing the dischargeability of certain debts in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. Ms. Kiffin also handles all Foreclosure litigation including Motions to Strike Defendant’s Answers/Motions for Summary Judgment and deals with all contested foreclosure issues. Ms. Kiffin is a 1983 graduate of Boston University School of Law. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Vermont. Ms. Kiffin has been with our firm for twenty years.

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