Meet the whole Askin & Hooker Team:
Amanda Blackford, Paralegal & Manager of Office Operations
Works primarily in the areas of Commercial, Environmental, and Estate, Litigation and Commercial Real Estate. Amanda assists attorneys in the preparation of litigation documents, including responsive pleadings, motions and discovery responses. She manages files and provides support during the discovery process, particularly with the organization of large-scale document production, document review and deposition preparation. Amanda also assists with the preparation of pleadings, discovery requests, and court filings. Amanda is also integral in ensuring that commercial closing procedures and documentary requirements for our clients are followed.
Education- Ramapo College of New Jersey, B.A. Law and Society
Lauren Van Gordon, Paralegal
Works primarily in the areas of Estate Planning and Administration, Tax Appeals, Land Use, Estate Litigation and Real Estate. Lauren assists attorneys in drafting Estate Planning documents including, Wills, Living Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney. She also works with our attorneys to facilitate the closing of Residential Real Estate transactions, and assists in the preparation of Planning Board and Zoning Board applications, and pleadings, discovery requests, and court filings for Tax Appeals.
Education- Sussex County Community College, A.S., Chemistry. Currently studying an ABA Approved Paralegal Studies Program.
Jessica Gunderman, Paralegal
Works primarily in Residential Real Estate. Jessica has extensive client contact and works with our clients through the buy/sell process, including the home inspection, title work, judgment searches and home owner association requirements. She also assists attorneys in the preparation of the initial drafts of deeds, mortgages and other real estate transfer documents.
William C. “Pop” Askin, Financial Management
Oversees the firm’s financial and bookkeeping operations. He is a career banker retiring from J.P. Morgan Chase Bank after 38 years in the banking industry. As manager of our day-to-day accounting and financial requirements, Pop is responsible for accounting, payroll, financial processes, account reconciliation, taxes, and financial statements and reports.
Education- Franklin & Marshall College, B.A.