Special Counsel

TEL: 201-525-6246 / MOBILE: 610-283-2373 / FAX: 201-678-6246 / nayala@coleschotz.comLegal Secretary: Terry Fasciano TEL: 201-489-3000 ext. 5029

Neoma M. Ayala is special counsel in the firm’s Litigation Department.  Neoma’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, estate litigation, shareholder disputes and employment law. Neoma has successfully represented clients in matters before the state and federal district courts relating to contract disputes, claims of fraud, shareholder disputes, restrictive covenant claims, federal and state law discrimination claims, and probate matters, among others. Neoma has also represented her clients in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  Neoma has represented a broad base of clients including large and small businesses and their owners, as well as individuals in need of a forceful advocate.  Neoma also actively assists the Employment Law Group in complex litigation matters, including disputes relating to discrimination and harassment allegations, restrictive covenants and employment agreements, as well as wrongful termination claims, employment counseling and drafting and editing of the Employment Law Blog. 

Neoma is active in industry organizations including the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and the Bergen County Bar Association. She also serves each year as a voluntary judge at the Vincent J. Appruzzese Mock Trial competition in Bergen County. 

Neoma earned her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in May 2006. As a law student, she was a law clerk at the firm during the summer of 2005. Neoma then returned to the firm as an associate in 2006 upon her graduation. Neoma is also a successful graduate of the Justice Morris Pashman American Inn of Court. 



Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, J.D., 2006

Colgate University, B.A., 1999

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