An experienced litigator and crisis manager, Alexandra Gallo develops goal-oriented strategies for corporations, fiduciaries, and individuals in variety of high stakes matters.

Ms. Gallo focuses her practice in the areas of business litigation, corporate divorce, probate litigation, estate and trust litigation and administration, guardianship matters, commercial litigation, and general equity matters.  Ms. Gallo has significant experience representing a variety of clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as in private arbitration. A vast majority of Ms. Gallo's practice involves emergent and expedited business litigation before the Chancery Courts of the State of New Jersey.  She is also routinely appointed by courts in estate, trust, guardianship matters and business disputes.

Ms. Gallo’s depth of experience in handling highly sensitive and valuable matters enables her to bring a creative and tenacious approach to achieving client goals even in the most challenging of circumstances.  Ms. Gallo also serves as a court-appointed mediator in a wide-range of Chancery matters.  Prior to joining O'Toole Scrivo, Ms. Gallo was Of Counsel at an Am Law 200 firm, where she represented corporations and individuals in variety of matters, including several high-profile local government law disputes.

Ms. Gallo serves in several leadership positions within the New Jersey State Bar Association, including as a Co-Chair of the Equity Jurisprudence Committee.  Ms. Gallo also currently serves as a Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation.  Ms. Gallo is a graduate of Villanova University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, with a concentration in Pre-Law and a minor in Philosophy. Ms. Gallo received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law. Following law school, Ms. Gallo served as the law clerk to the Honorable R. Benjamin Cohen, Presiding Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Essex County (Ret.).

In April 2009, Ms. Gallo was presented with the Young Lawyers’ Section Achievement Award by the Essex County Bar Association. Ms. Gallo regularly lectures at seminars presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey State Bar Association and Essex County Bar Association regarding Chancery practice, business litigation, and professionalism.

Matters

  • Rumana v. County of Passaic, 397 N.J. Super. 157 (App. Div. 2007)
  • Circuport, Inc. v. Dlesk, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49369 (D.N.J. Apr. 9, 2012)

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in Super Lawyers® (2019-2021), Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (2009-2010, 2012-2016)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (2020 – present)
  • Essex County Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Section Achievement Award (2009)

Clerkship

  • Hon. R. Benjamin Cohen, P.J.Ch. (Ret.)

Publications

  • Contributing Author, New Jersey Local Government Deskbook, published by New Jersey Law Journal Books
  • "Special Fiscal Agents - Armed Peacekeepers," New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, Apr. 2014
  • “Asset Monetization: Is It A Thing Of The Past? Local Governments Are Reminded Of Their Duty To Be Fiscally Responsible,” New Jersey Law Journal, April 2008

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Foundation (June 2021-present)
    • Member, Board of Trustees
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (approx. 2002-present)
    • Member, Board of Trustees, New Jersey State Bar Association (2016-2021)
    • Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law (2016-2018)
    • Chair, Equity Jurisprudence Committee (2007-2014)
    • Co-Chair, Equity Jurisprudence Committee (2015-present)
    • Co-Chair, Judicial Administration Committee (2011-2014)
    • Member, Judicial Administration Committee (2009-2017)
    • Judge, New Jersey State Bar Foundation Mock Trial Competition (2004-2008)
  • Essex County Bar Association (approx. 2002-present)
    • Co-Chair, Long-Term Planning Committee (2019 - present)
    • Member Nominating Committee (2019 – present)
    • Trustee (2008-2010)
    • Chair, Young Lawyers’ Section (2008-2009)
    • Executive Board, Young lawyers’ Section (2003-2008)
    • Member, Chancery Committee (2003-present)
    • *Recipient, Young Lawyers’ Section Achievement Award (April 2009)
    • Law Day Presenter, (2002-2008)
  • Organized, lectured at, and moderated:
    • “Promoting Women: Really Making It Happen”  (April 2021)
    • “Survival in the Courts Program” (September 2009)
    • “Demystifying Chancery Practice” (May 2011)
  • American Bar Association (approx. 2002-present)
    • Business Law Section
    • State and Local Government Law Section            
  • Other Affiliations and Organizations
    • Essex County Probate Early Settlement Panel: Mediator (approx. 2011-present)
    • Morris County General Equity Early Settlement Panel: Mediator (approx. 2010-present)
    • Member, New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service (2016-present)
    • Master, Brennan-Vanderbilt Inn of Court (2003-2010)
    • Listed in Super Lawyers® (20019-2021); Rising Stars (2009-2010, 2012-2016) in Business Litigation and Estate and Trust Litigation.
    • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (2020 – present)
    • Member, Board of Directors, Adler Aphasia Center, Maywood, NJ (2020- present)
    • Member, Board of Trustees, Lucy & Eleanor S Upton Charitable Foundation, Jersey City, NJ (2015-present)
    • Villanova University
      • Alumni Career Advisor (2008-2010)
      • Alumni Reunion Committee (2007-2008, 2012-2013, 2017-2018)

Speaking Engagements

  • Chancery Update 2021, New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2021
  • Promoting Women: Really Making It Happen, Essex County Bar Foundation - April 2021
  • Chancery 2020: Pandemic Practice, New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2020
  • Nuts and Bolts of Chancery Practice, New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2019
  • Breaking Up is Hard To Do, New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2018
  • Client Crisis Management and Expedited Litigation, New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2017
  • Arbitrating Business Disputes; New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2016
  • Hot Topics in Chancery and Probate 2016; New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2016
  • Injunction Practice and Expedited Litigation; New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2015
  • Judicial Administration Forum on Dispute Resolution; New Jersey State Bar Association - September 2012
  • Client Crisis Management and Expedited Litigation in the Chancery Courts; New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2012
  • Creative Negotiation and Settlement Techniques in the Chancery Division; New Jersey State Bar Association - March 2012
  • Business Litigation in the Chancery Courts: A 2011 Primer; New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2011
  • Demystifying Chancery Practice; Essex County Bar Association - May 2011
  • Guardianships: Protecting Disabled Young Adults and Seniors Guardianship Symposium; Rutgers School of Law, Newark, NJ – November, 2010
  • Chancery 2010: Corporate Divorces; New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2010
  • Business Divorces; New Jersey State Bar Association - March 2010
  • Skills and Methods Seminar; New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law – October 2009
  • Survival in the Courts Program; Essex County Bar Foundation, Young Lawyers Section – September 2009
  • The Good, The Bad and The Equity; New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting - May 2009
  • Chancery Practice in the Current Economic Crisis; New Jersey State Bar Association - April 2009
  • Hot Topics in Chancery Practice; New Jersey State Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting – November 2008
  • Chancery 2008-Litigating a General Equity Matter from Initiation to Disposition; New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting- May 2008
  • Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis: A View from the Bench and Bar; NJICLE Seminar - October 2008
  • Hot Topics in Real Estate Litigation for the Chancery Practitioner; New Jersey State Bar Association - April 2008
  • Chancery 2007; New Jersey State Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting – November 2007