Booker ally Webster joins law firm of Christie ally

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PARSIPPANY – The law firm that includes a prominent ally of Gov. Chris Christie announced on Friday that they will hire attorney Elnardo Webster effective in the new year.

“Elnardo Webster will be a newly-named equity partner with our firm effective Jan. 1,” said John Inglesino, managing partner of the law firm of Inglesino, Wyciskala & Taylor, based in Parsippany, on Friday. “He complements our existing redevelopment, land use, real estate and government law practice areas. We’re excited to have him join us.”

Inglesino added that Webster’s name will be added to the firm’s title.

“I think that there are significant synergies in John’s existing practice and my practice. My combination will help to grow the practice and give it another pillar on which to expand,” said Webster, 44, a Jersey City native who is a graduate of St. Peter’s Prep High School, Rutgers University, Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Rutgers Business School. “John’s got a very significant practice in suburban New Jersey, and I’ve got a very significant practice in urban New Jersey. We hope that together we can present an option for developers and redevelopers in New Jersey.”

Webster left the prominent Newark-based firm of Genova Burns earlier this month.

Inglesino is a strong ally of Republican Gov. Chris Christie, while Webster is a long-term political backer of Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker.

“My relationship with Cory Booker is as a friend, and obviously that relationship is still going to be there,” Webster said.”I anticipate that anything important that he would be involved in, I would be involved in, including fundraising and kitchen cabinet activities.”

“There is certainly no legal impediments to Elnardo supporting his friends with fundraising, or in any other area,” Inglesino said. “We will comply with all applicable law in that regard, as we always have.”

The firm, which now has 12 attorneys, plans to expand over time, including opening an office in either Jersey City or Newark, according to Webster.

Booker ally Webster joins law firm of Christie ally