(973) 403-9200

CHARLES F. VUOTTO, JR., ESQ. BIO

Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq.
Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq.


Of Counsel | Roseland, New Jersey Office | TEL 973-403-9200 /FAX 973-364-1403 | cvuotto@starrgern.com


AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Divorce
  • Custody & Timesharing
  • Alimony
  • Child support
  • Equitable Distribution of Property
  • Business Valuation Issues Related to Divorce
  • Palimony
  • Cohabitation
  • Retirement
  • Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Post Judgement Modification Applications and Plenary Hearings
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Counsel & Professional Fees
  • Mediation of Family Law Disputes
  • Arbitration of Family Law Disputes

EDUCATION

  • B.A., Seton Hall University, 1983
  • J.D., Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law, 1986

BAR ADMISSION

  • State of New Jersey, 1986
  • U.S. District Court (District of New Jersey), 1986

CERTIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL TRAINING

  • Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Law Attorney
  • Certified by AAML to arbitrate family law matters
  • Qualified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to mediate family law matters

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2016 Saul Tischler Award Recipient. The Saul Tischler Award is presented for lifetime contributions to the achievement of family law in the State of New Jersey and is the most prestigious award to be presented to a family law attorney.
  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review.
  • Best Lawyers of America ® in the area of family law in 2009 – 2018
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers® in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 -2017
  • 2013 Edward Schoifet Family Law Award presented by the Family Law Section of the Middlesex County Bar Association.
  • 2010 Union County Service Award for 20 years of service as Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist.

NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT COMMITTEES

  • Member – New Jersey Supreme Court’s Family Part Practice Committee (2009-2011).
  • Member – Ad Hoc Committee on the Arbitration of Family Matters, which culminated in significant changes to the New Jersey Rules of Court that became effective in September of 2015.

PRIOR LAW FIRM AFFILIATIONS

  • Prior to joining Starr Gern, Mr. Vuotto was the Managing Partner and co-founder of the law firm of Tonneman, Vuotto, Enis & White, LLC (TVE&W).
  • Prior to co-founding TVE&W in 2009, he was a partner at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer.
  • Prior to joining Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, he was a partner at James P. Yudes, PC in Springfield, New Jersey.

BAR ACTIVITY & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”) and member of the Board of Managers of the New Jersey Chapter of the AAML.
  • Past Chair of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
  • Editor-in-Chief of the New Jersey Family Lawyer, which is a highly respected publication of the Family Law Section.
  • Member of the American, New Jersey State, Union, Morris and Middlesex County Bar Associations.
  • Member of the Family Law Section/Committee of the American, NJ State, Union, and Middlesex County Bar Associations.
  • Member of the Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance (“MLA”) and a Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America.
  • Panelists on Early Settlement Panel (“ESP”), Blue Ribbon Panel and Intensive Settlement Conferences (“ISC”) assisting parties in resolving their disputes.

ARTICLES & LECTURING

  • Mr. Vuotto has authored or co-authored over 100 articles on the topic of family law. All of his articles are available at http://www.vuotto.com/divorce-article/
  • Mr. Vuotto has lectured to Family Part Judges at Judicial College. He has also lectured on behalf of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (“ICLE”) on numerous occasions including but not limited to the 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2015 Family Law Symposiums and has also lectured on behalf of the New Jersey Bar Foundation (“NJBF”). In 2001 he lectured to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”) at its annual meeting in Dallas, Texas. He has lectured to the New Jersey Society of CPA’s (“NJSCPA”), and continues to lecture to the public, bench, bar, accountants and paralegals on various family law related issues. You can find all of his past and upcoming seminars at http://www.vuotto.com/divorce-seminars/

REPORTED DECISIONS

  • Schuyler v. Ashcraft, 293 N.J. Super. 261 (App. Div. 1996)
  • Giovine v. Giovine, 284 N.J. Super. 3 (App. Div. 1995)
  • Brown v. Brown, 348 N.J. Super. 466 (App. Div. 2002) Authored the brief in support of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Motion for Leave to Appear as amicus curiae in the case of Brown v. Brown, 348 N.J. Super. 466 (App. Div. 2002)

VUOTTO.COM

You can read more about Mr. Vuotto on his website located at http://www.vuotto.com