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To better assist you during this difficult time, the Law Offices of Gina Mendola Longarzo, LLC has formed a COVID-19 Response Unit dedicated solely to helping you and your loved ones. Our COVID-19 Response Unit can help you navigate, what has become and will continue to be, a new and uncertain legal landscape. The widespread pandemic has reached every corner of our state, our nation and our globe.

Fortunately, you do not have to face this alone.

Our firm’s expertise spans several areas of law impacted by the current crisis. The COVID-19 Response Unit at the Law Offices of Gina Mendola Longarzo, LLC is comprised of four experienced attorneys with specialized knowledge and a record of successful advocacy in areas such as employment discrimination; wrongful termination; FMLA and sick leave; pension and retirement issues; defense of public employees and labor unions in departmental hearings; and the representation of individuals in other civil rights matters. We can also help you address ongoing criminal cases in Federal, State or Municipal Court or represent you in appellate matters. Each of our attorneys is also a certified NJ Policemen’s Benevolent Association (“PBA”) representative and is well equipped to assist members of law enforcement with all emergent administrative, disciplinary and other employment-related matters.

We can also answer your questions regarding the various unemployment benefit,s  assistance and other stimulus packages available to individuals and small business owners during these unprecedented times.  Our Response Unit is familiar with the nuances and complexities of numerous programs, including but not limited to, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES”), the Paycheck Protection Program,  Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Benefits and/or Assistance as well as sick and caretaker-related leave.  According to the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, certain individuals may be eligible under the CARES Act for various forms of Pandemic Unemployment and Emergency assistance.

Our COVID-19 Response Unit is prepared to receive and answer your unique questions, to represent you and to provide you with individualized advice and information to help you make sense of the latest legal and employment issues currently facing our community.

Our offices are open and fully operational during this time with administrative staff present on a daily basis to assist the attorneys that are primarily working remotely. We are available for video or telephone based conferencing and consultations. Please contact our office directly for further assistance or to schedule a meeting. We look forward to assisting you and your family.

In the meantime, take care and stay safe. Meet the members of our COVID-19 Response Unit:

Gina Mendola Longarzo, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Administrative, Appellate & Criminal

Kara A. MacKenzie, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Administrative & Appellate

Ashley V. Whitney, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Administrative & Appellate

Andrea S. Cetra, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Administrative, Appellate & Criminal


Please call us at 973-635-2901, email Gina Mendola Longarzo at [email protected] or contact Ms. Mendola directly by cellphone in the event of an emergency: 973-634-2362.

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