Richard F. Roy, Jr. is a shareholder with the firm who concentrates his practice in two areas, Family/Matrimonial Law and Land Use and Real Estate Law.
In his land use practice, Rich represents a variety of individuals and corporate clients before planning boards, zoning boards of adjustment, and in connection with state permitting. His land use practice covers a broad spectrum, from simple home owner variance applications to multi-million dollar commercial and residential site plan and subdivision approvals. Rich has represented those individuals and entities in all aspects of land use approvals, including site plans, subdivisions, use variances, and other approvals at the local, county, and state level.
In addition, with his background as a litigator, Rich has the ability to handle client litigation needs in the land use area, including appeals of adverse decisions and municipal court and superior court appearances related to alleged zoning violations.
In addition to his land use real estate practice, Rich also handles transactional real estate issues for individual property owners.
In his family law practice, Rich represents a diverse group of clients in all areas of family law. He has represented clients in cases ranging from straight forward W-2 wage earnings to cases involving self-employed individuals with unique and complex business interests. Across the broad range of his family practice, Rich has been involved with cases at the trial level as well as the Appellate and Supreme Court level.
Over the course of his practice, Rich has confronted complex tax issues, business valuation issues, and cases involving significant mental health issues. He has represented clients in resolving or litigating all aspects of custody, visitation, child support, alimony and property distribution. Rich is an experienced adoption practitioner and has represented agencies, clients in private agency adoptions, contested adoptions, adult adoptions, foreign adoption and re-adoption.
In addition, Rich is a trained mediator. His general philosophy on family law issues is that matters should and can be resolved but that clients also need counsel capable of litigating those issues if resolution is not possible.
Prior to joining the Comegno Law Group, Rich was a shareholder at the firm of Archer & Greiner and was a member of that firm since starting as a Law Clerk in 1987. Before joining Archer & Greiner, Rich taught at St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts for two years before attending law school.
He was an editor of the Rutgers Law Journal and graduated with honors from Rutgers Law School, Camden, New Jersey, in 1988. Rich received his B.A., in English, from the College of Holy Cross in 1983. He has been a member of the Cherry Hill Breakfast Rotary, the Bancroft NeuroHealth Golf Committee and has been involved in numerous Camden County Bar Association Committees, including Chair of the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Committee (2007-2008, 2008-2009), Chair of the Law Day Committee and a member of the Family Law Committee.