Becker & Poliakoff

Vincenzo M. Mogavero

Shareholder and Chief Strategy Officer


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      • Cornell University, M.B.A., 2018
      • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2008
      • Seton Hall University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2005

    Bar Admissions

      • New Jersey
      • New York

    Court Admissions

      • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
      • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
      • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
      • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey


  • Italian



Vincenzo Mogavero serves as the Firm’s Chief Strategy Officer. Vincenzo previously served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Firm’s New York and New Jersey Offices. He focuses his practice on business and construction litigation (see He has represented clients in civil and criminal cases, mediations, arbitrations, trials and appeals involving complex contractual disputes. In the construction litigation milieu, Vincenzo has spearheaded complex veil piercing analyses, including the analysis which supported Becker’s recent jury verdict in Grandview I.

Vincenzo also has comprehensive practice experience in the following areas: federal litigation, admiralty and maritime law, environmental law, local government law and complex civil litigation. Given this rich background and experience, Vincenzo brings significant litigation and trial experience to his representation of our clients.


  • Successfully obtained a pre-answer dismissal with prejudice of the claims asserted against our client, a Florida resident, based on a lack of personal jurisdiction in New Jersey. They obtained a decision from the New Jersey Appellate Division affirming the trial court’s decision in all respects.
  • Successfully obtained a pre-answer dismissal with prejudice of an action filed against our client, a Florida resident, based on a lack of minimum contacts with New Jersey sufficient to satisfy the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • Defense of a client who sued a real estate developer for failure to pay for work completed. The owner counter-sued and employed a scorched earth approach to the defense –  ignoring discovery requests, deleting documents, forcing recusal of the court appointed referee,  and more. Client was awarded, as a sanction, $290,000 in legal fees plus the defendant’s answer and counter-claims were stricken.
  • Successful in obtaining partial summary judgment dismissing nearly all claims asserted against a mid-rise, luxury condominium association client located in Morristown, NJ. The association was sued by a neighboring property owner claiming that its residents were overburdening a shared alleyway that runs between the parties’ properties.
  • Defense of charitable foundation, Services for Hidden Intelligence (SHI), against criminal charges brought by the state of New Jersey. Charges included corruption of public resources, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, financial facilitation of criminal activity and misapplication of entrusted property stemming from SHI’s support of a non-sectarian school for children with profound disabilities. Represented client in two-year investigation and ensuing jury trial, which resulted in client’s acquittal of all charges. The Foundation has since been able to resume its charitable work in the Lakewood, NJ community.
  • Multi-million-dollar settlement for a condominium in New Jersey, located on the Hudson Waterfront, that experienced excessive settlement and other construction defects due to improperly designed and constructed site and building components. The matter settled shortly after the Court awarded the condominium association summary judgment on its claims of piercing the corporate veil, finding that the developer’s parent entity would be liable for any amounts that may be entered against the developer at trial.
  • New Providence Apartments Co., LLC v. Mayor and Council of Borough of New Providence; 423 N.J. Super. 210 (App. Div. 2011)


  • Appointed to Law360’s New Jersey Editorial Advisory Board, 2022, 2023
  • Selected as a Rising Star in the New York Metro Super Lawyers list for the years 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Seton Hall University Presidential Merit Scholar
  • Seton Hall Servant Leader Scholar (Inaugural Class)
  • Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholar