Anthony C. Valenziano

Anthony Valenziano practices in Sherman Wells’ Litigation Group. Anthony’s practice focuses on all aspects of commercial and banking litigation, including lender liability suits and claims brought under Articles 3 and 4 of the UCC.  Anthony also has significant experience defending attorneys against claims of negligence and breach of fiduciary duty involving both litigation and transactional matters.  Anthony has represented companies and their officers and directors in defense of claims of shareholder oppression and breach of fiduciary duty.

After law school, Anthony served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Freda L. Wolfson, U.S.D.J., of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Prior to coming to Sherman Wells, Anthony was associated with the law firm of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP.

Anthony is also active in the community and local organizations. He currently serves as a Committee Member of the Morris Plains Democratic Committee and a Trustee for the Morris County Bar Association.

In 2016, the New Jersey Supreme Court appointed Anthony to the District XA Ethics Committee to investigate ethics complaints against attorneys.

Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, J.D., cum laude (2008)
  • Member, Order of the Coif
  • Recipient, H. Theodore Sorg Prize
  • Managing Editor, Rutgers Law Review
  • Vice President, Justinian Law Society
  • Teaching assistant, Rutgers Minority Student Program, in property and torts.
University of Richmond, B.A. (2005)
Bar Admissions
New Jersey New York U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
New Jersey Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2013 - Present)Award Methodology
Representative Matters
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing with prejudice a claim of negligence against our client, a bank, for the cashing of checks against the plaintiff’s account based on a power of attorney executed by the plaintiff.
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing with prejudice a breach of contract claim against our client, a bank, for allegedly cashing checks forged by the plaintiff’s bookkeeper.    
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a closely held family business and its majority shareholders dismissing with prejudice claims of shareholder oppression, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty brought by the plaintiff minority shareholder in chancery court.
  • Estate of Francis Kennedy v. Stuart A. Rosenblatt - NJ Appellate Division decision affirming Trial Court's Order dismissing complaint in legal malpractice action.
  • Prevailed on Motion to Dismiss on behalf of lender in action to enforce construction lien against mortgaged property.
  • Obtained dismissal of Compliant against bank alleging violation of CFA arising from advertising and maintenance of savings accounts. 
  • “The Nuts and Bolts of New Jersey Federal Practice,” for the Morris County Bar Association
  • “Pitfalls of a Young Lawyer,” for the Morris County Bar Association