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Philip S. Retif, Esq.

Philip Retif is an attorney and a United States Marine.

Mr. Retif earned his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law, New Jersey and subsequently passed the New York and New Jersey Bar Examinations.  While attending law school, Mr. Retif interned for the United States Federal Bankruptcy Court in Trenton, Forest Labs Inc. (now Allergan Pharmaceutical) and was also a court-appointed mediator for Essex County. 

After his first year in law school, Mr. Retif successfully completed Officer Candidate School in 2011, earning the title of United States Marine and his commission as a Second Lieutenant.  Following law school, Mr. Retif went into active duty for a year in order to complete his training in military intelligence. Mr. Retif now holds the rank of First Lieutenant and continues to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves.

Prior to law school, Mr. Retif received a Bachelor of Science from Seton Hall University where he graduated with honors in Finance while minoring in Economics.  During his time at Seton Hall, Mr. Retif was admitted to the Finance Honor Society. He also became the Student Government Association President and pledged with the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity. In his spare time Mr. Retif acts and writes.  He has also practiced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2007.

Carrying the work ethics he inherited from the Marine Corps and his diverse experience, Mr. Retif is an attorney dedicated to achieving results for his clients while always keeping their best interest in mind.

Brooke Lichtenstein Wenocur, Esq.

Brooke Wenocur brings extensive and diverse experience to Hammerman Rosen LLP.  She graduated as Student Body President from Benjamin Cardozo Law School with a concentration in intellectual property, and is licensed to practice in both NY and NJ.  Prior to joining Hammerman & Rosen, Mrs. Wenocur was an associate at a medical malpractice law firm, where she gained extensive experience in litigation. She also has experience working with an intellectual property firm. During her  time at Cardozo,  Brooke worked in CBS’ legal department, focusing on intellectual property, and at the Miss Universe Organization.  She currently serves as General Counsel at a US based manufacturer where she works with  types many matters including labor and employment, corporate law, contracts and licensing. Ms. Wenocur also has experience in alternative dispute resolution. 

Drawing upon her extensive background and expertise in litigation, business and intellectual property, Brooke provides her clients with practical advisement and assures that her clients are making informed decisions.