Maragell, LLC was once again proud to sponsor the 2017 winners of the SJ Magazine Top Attorneys Awards. Congratulations to all the honorees, especially those who have been loyal clients of our firm (and there are a lot of you). We are thrilled to see the public recognizes you as the best in your respective fields—but we’ve known that for a while!
Maragell’s Managing Principal Jeffrey Brenner, and fellow southern New Jersey Private Investigator Jeffrey Friedman of Axe Investigations, get ready to greet the lawyers at this year’s New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar. Hundreds of attorneys attended the multi-day continuing legal education programs and spent time learning about the many vendors who support the legal profession in all that they do. The NJ Licensed Private Investigators Association was on hand to answer questions about skip tracing, tracking devices, covert audio and video capture, as well as computer forensics and anti-fraud techniques.
For three years in a row, Maragell Corporate Investigations was voted one of the Best Computer Forensic Experts in the region by the readers of the New Jersey Law Journal. AND, for the second time, we were voted one of the Best Investigators!
On behalf of our entire staff, thank you to all our law firm clients who voted for us and who, year after year, allow us to help them become the smartest attorneys in the room when it comes to electronic-based evidence.
Maragell Corporate Investigations was honored for a second year in a row by our peers in the legal community with a New Jersey Law Journal Best of 2014 medal for Best Computer Forensics Expert. On behalf of our entire staff, thank you to all our law firm clients who voted for us and who, year after year, allow us to help them become the smartest attorneys in the room when it comes to electronic-based evidence.
Maragell recently exhibited at the NJ State Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention at the Borgata.
500+ guests stopped by to learn more about our computer forensic and investigative services, 160 entered the Treasure Chest prize giveaway for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the PI Gear online shopping mall, and 129 entered our fishbowl drawing for a chance to win an iPad mini and a free employee background check.
Congratulations to our winners:
Treasure Chest Prize–PI Gear Gift Certificate: Jonathan of NJ
1st Prize–$150 Background Check Certificate: Stephanie of Woodbridge, NJ
Grand Prize–iPad Mini: Doris of Freehold, NJ
We thank all our guests for taking the time to meet us and look forward to fulfilling their investigative needs.
Jeffrey Brenner, Esq., NJLPI, was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer Business section on January 8, 2014 regarding J.P. Morgan’s settlement with the government over its dealings with Bernard Madoff. Brenner, who investigated Madoff’s auditors in 2006, described how basic due diligence techniques revealed major red flags about Madoff’s operations, and how the same techniques can help today’s investors avoid becoming a victim. Read the article here: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20140108_Due_diligence_crucial_in_investment_endeavors.html
Maragell Corporate Investigations’ Managing Principal Jeffrey Brenner, Esq., NJLPI, recently gave a presentation titled “You Found My Internet History? Tales from the Hard Drive” at the 21st Annual All-Day Fraud Training Conference hosted by the Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
The presentation focused on six cases in which the early preservation and forensic analysis of electronic evidence changed the outcome of the litigation.
On Friday, December 6, 2013, Superior Court Judge Rosemary Ramsay named Maragell’s Managing Principal, Jeffrey S. Brenner, Esq., NJLPI, as the court’s computer forensic expert in the case of former Parsippany Police Capt. James Carifi.
According to published news reports, Carifi, who was already engaged in separate litigation with the Township of Parsippany, became the subject of a police internal affairs probe in which the Township claims he “manipulated” data on municipal computers and transferred police documents to his personal email. These acts allegedly took place in late March, just before Carifi left the police department’s employ.
Rather than argue the motion for emergent relief, the Township and Carifi entered into a consent agreement under which Carifi will turn over his hard drive for preservation and imaging by Maragell. Carifi will then be allowed to assert any applicable privilege he might have and withhold certain documents but must keep a “privilege log” of those items for review (and possible challenge) by the Township.