Evangeline Gomez, Esq. is counsel to the firm Fahy Choi LLC. Ms. Gomez concentrates her practice in the areas of family law, small businesses and non-profit organizations. She represents clients in divorce, child custody disputes, pre–nuptial agreements, domestic violence, DYFS child abuse and neglect cases and termination of parental rights as well as small businesses and non-profit charitable organizations. Ms. Gomez’s work has included numerous appeals, including a published decision, Department of Youth & Family Services of New Jersey v. D.H. and J.V., 398 N.J. Super. 333 (App. Div. 2008).
Ms. Gomez has extensive experience in forming, advising and representing small businesses and non-profit charitable organizations. She advises non-profit corporations on a broad range of issues including corporate formation, governance, tax-exempt and employment issues, charitable registration and fundraising, compliance with state and federal regulations, lobbying and political activities, mergers and dissolutions and other business matters including contract negotiations and review. Ms. Gomez donates her time and support to many charitable organizations. She served as the Chair of the Paterson Education Fund and a member of Hyacinth AIDS Foundation. Ms. Gomez serves on the Board of Trustees of Rutgers University and is the co-founder of Student Achievement Network, a non-profit corporation that provides mentoring opportunities to students.
Ms. Gomez frequently speaks to groups about leadership, the importance of public service and to board members and officers about their responsibilities and fiduciary obligations under state and federal law.
Ms. Gomez served as an Assistant Deputy Public Defender for the Office of the Public Defender of New Jersey. She has an unpublished decision, LBK Associates, et al., v. Borough of Lodi, et al., A-1829-05T2 (App. Div. 2007).
Ms. Gomez graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in Political Science and earned a law degree from Rutgers School of Law-Newark. While in law school, Ms. Gomez was Articles Editor of the Women’s Rights Law Reporter. She is licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court of New
Jersey. Ms. Gomez is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Section. She is fluent in Spanish.