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 homeowner 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.
Tierney Clark, Legal Assistant
Works primarily in the area of Residential and Commercial Real Estate. She assists attorneys, paralegals, and firm clients throughout the entire transaction process. Tierney joined Askin & Hooker in 2016 as the receptionist but has steadily taken on more responsibility and has grown to become a legal assistant. She is a Sussex County native who graduated from High Point Regional High School in 2015. In addition to working full time at the firm, Tierney is currently enrolled in a Paralegal Studies program at Sussex County Community College, where she is pursuing a Paralegal Certificate as well as an Associate’s Degree. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society, Psi Beta, the Psychology Honor Society and has just been invited to join the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.