Rodman E. Honecker

Partner

New Brunswick, NJ
120 Albany Street Plaza
6th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
P 732.448.2534 F 732.846.8877
P 732.448.2534 F 732.846.8877

Experience

Rod concentrates his practice in:

  • commercial litigation;
  • banking matters, including asset recovery;
  • real estate litigation;
  • employment litigation;
  • insurance coverage disputes;
  • oppressed and deadlocked shareholder litigation;
  • tax appeals; and
  • trademark infringement.

Mr. Honecker regularly appears before state and federal courts in trials, administrative proceedings, arbitrations, mediations, and on motions and appeals.

Clients represented include banks, insurance companies, retail chains, franchisors, real estate developers, information technology companies, manufacturers, and energy companies, among other institutional clients, as well as entrepreneurs and individuals.

Matters of Note

  • Obtained dozens of money and foreclosure judgments, plus injunctive relief, against various commercial borrowers, many resulting in full recoveries for our lender clients, including interest and reimbursement of attorneys' fees.
  • Obtained no cause jury verdict dismissing a wrongful termination claim against a publicly traded energy company; believed to be the only common law wrongful termination claim tried to a verdict in Federal Court in the District of New Jersey.
  • Obtained a no cause verdict in a 6-day bench trial. Obtained dismissal of products liability claims prior to trial based upon the economic loss doctrine. The trial judge then found that our manufacturer client was not responsible for the faulty product label, and rejected the plaintiff’s remaining express and implied warranty claims.
  • Prevailed on preliminary motion to dismiss complaint advancing trademark infringement (Lanham Act) claim and state law claims.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a software provider against former employee claiming disability discrimination.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a pharmaceutical company dismissing a former employee's sexual harassment claim as being filed beyond limitations period.
  • Defended a packaging and corrugated box company in a collection action by a former vendor; bench trial resulted in a no cause verdict.
  • Represented a nationwide franchisor in obtaining summary judgment for money damages and compelling a franchisee to disidentify his store.
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing claim for life insurance proceeds based upon the policy lapsing, and not being reinstated, prior to the death of the insured.

Published Articles

Media Mentions

Speaking

  • January 23, 2018 - The Knowledge Group presents "Recovering Assets in Commercial Litigation" (webinar).
  • October 28, 2015 - Monmouth-Ocean Development Council presentation on "Hiring Practices."

Honors

Mr. Honecker has received an "AV" rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Mr. Honecker is a past chair of the Insurance Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (2005-2006). He has litigated multiple cases pro bono on assignment from various courts and Central Jersey Legal Services.


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Education

  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, 1993
  • B.A., Rutgers College, 1985

Admissions

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