Jim DeRosa Bad Business for Wedding Couples Entertainment Concepts Music and Event Services or Event Galleria

Jim DeRosa - Wedding Theif!

Bad Business for Wedding Couples!

Jim DeRosa, from Event Galleria, now with Entertainment Concepts Music and Event Services, was contracted to photograph my wife and my wedding and prepare a wedding album for us. July 28th 2009 was our two year wedding anniversary and we still have no wedding album. I have contacted him on multiple occasions and he has either promised me things he has not delivered on or just ignored my calls and neglected to call/email me back. My wife and I have paid for our album in full. He has lied to my wife and me on several occasions. All we want is the photographs and memories from our wedding. Jim has stolen those from us.

To give you a warning of who Jim is, he has changed locations at least three times that I know of. He has operated under multiple business names. He has an F Rating for the Better business bureau with 32 complaints http://www.bbb.org/new-jersey/business-reviews/photography-and-video-services/event-galleria-in-florham-park-nj-90010011 He has been put on shame on you http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/Shame_Shame_Shame_Event_Galleria

We need to collectively stand up to this person and ensure he doesn't continue to conduct business in this manner. I have reached out to a few class action lawyers who can help us all and the many others out there that are in the same situation.

The last conversation I had with one of Jim's Subcontractors, Noel, I was told there are up to 50+ Albums that still have yet to be created. Jim is currently being sued by Noel's company, Noel Marie Photography, and no Albums are going to be made in the near future. The sad thing is Photography is only one aspect of Jim's businesses.

Jim is a bad wedding photographer coordinator and an even worse business man. If you are a person that has done business with Jim DeRosa and are in a similar situation to me we now have help. If you want to move forward and stand up to Jim DeRosa please e-mail your contact info below with a detailed outline of your situation and we will work with an Attorney at no charge to fight to get our money, photos/albums, videos/dvd's and memories back. I have also emailed a few newspapers about our situation. I hope to create awareness about what a thief Jim DeRosa is so no one has the same experiences that we did.

Jim DeRosa http://www.entertainmentconceptsdjs.com/ (newly started company)

40 Baldwin Road

Parsippany, NJ 07054

866-847-3984 Office

973-801-6720 Office #2

973-515-4534 Cell

 

or

8 Raquel Court
East Hanover, NJ 07936

Internet Reviews for Event Galleria:

http://www.forabetterwedding.com/vendors/EVENT-GALLERIA-review-20886/http://www.projectwedding.com/vendor/show/event-galleriahttp://www.merchantcircle.com/business/The.Event.Galleria.973-386-0829http://www.mobilebeat.com/diversification-key-to-profits-by-james-derosa/ (look at the comments below for this one)

Please post a comment in regard to your situation on my new blog about Jim DeRosa at http://jimderosaentertainmentconcepts.blogspot.com/ This way other wedding couples will know that he is working under a different name and don't get hurt by him. This blog will also act as a forum where we can get more information about this class action lawsuit, future newspaper articles and resolution with our complaints.

The lawyers recommendation was to do the following:

File a complaint with the better business bureau. https://odr.bbb.org/odrweb/public/getstarted.aspx?siteID=89

File a Complaint with the Office of Consumer Complaints (Division of Consumer Affairs) http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/ocp/ocpform2.htm

Take Jim DeRosa to Small Claims Court to get your money back. You can have another wedding photographer finish your Album, Video or whatever he has not completed. Get a proposal from another wedding vendor to finish what Jim has not completed and bring a copy of all of your paperwork, contract, mails ect. with you to court. http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/civil/civ-02.htm (There have been so many people that have taken Jim DeRosa to Small Claims Court so your case should be easy to win.)

My recommendation is the Following: [My goal is to have enough past customers of event galleria comment on these pages so when someone searches for his company on any search engine (google) our blog or reviews will come up next to his website.]

Please post a comment on my blog site about Jim DeRosa in regard to your experience. http://jimderosaentertainmentconcepts.blogspot.com/2009/07/bad-business.html

Please post a comment on my hub page about you experience with Jim DeRosa http://hubpages.com/hub/JimDeRosa-Bad-Business-for-Wedding-Couples-Entertainment-Concepts-Music-and-Event-Services-or-Event-Galleria

Please post a comment on Jim DeRosa's Rip Off Report Page about your experience. http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/477/ripoff0477185.htm

Go to the theknot.com and post your experience with Jim DeRosa on the Blog Page http://talk.theknot.com/boards/main_frame.aspx?page=ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=90 TheKnot.com is the largest forum for weddings. This is the best way to make people aware of Jim's bad business practices.

If each one of you can do half of these things than Jim DeRosa won't be able to take advantage of future wedding couples. This guy looked me right in the eye and lied to my face on several locations. He took my money and never delivered my wedding photos. My wife still cries that we don't have our wedding album. I need your help to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else.

Comments 183 comments

Michelle Martinez 7 years ago

My wedding was in May 2009 and I was screwed by him. He has half of my money and NoelMarie Photography has the other half. Jim DeRosa has not given my deposit to Noel Maria for my Thank you, big pictures and my photo album. I contacted the Better Business Bureau on Jim DeRosa and will be filing a complaint.


Angie Lavery 7 years ago

My two year wedding anniversary is in September and, like many others, I still do not have my wedding album or any of my pictures. I have tried to contact Jim several times and on the rare occasion that I speak with him he tells me nothing but lies.

There were many problems dealing with Jim throughout the time leading up to my wedding and it finally culminated with this disaster.

My husband and I, along with our families, just want to have memories from our wedding.


Katie 7 years ago

My name is Katie and I was also advantage of by Jim De Rosa at Event Galleria. When we met he seemed like an honest man, I made the mistake of paying in full so that I could get a discount. I thought I was saving myself money, I did not! There were alot of problems tha occured before my wedding.

After many calls he promised to refund my $2,700 if I met with Noel. Noel would hand me the check if I was not interested with her services. After depositing the check, I found that he stopped payment on it. He then said he would give me back all but a 1000 deposit but that never came either. I have emails showing his promises and his check that he issued then stopped payment on.


Nick 7 years ago

Our 2 year anniversary is in September. We have no wedding album and are out a few thousand dollars. Thank you for creating this forum so we can collectively go after what we paid for and put an end to this. Please keep me posted on any class action lawsuits as we are ready to go. I submitted a complaint with the BBB about a year ago and that went nowhere. I will continue to follow the advice you listed above and go through all avenues avaiable to make some progress.


Jaime 7 years ago

Dear Dave:

My husband and I were married on July 14, 2007. We used Event Galleria for the following services: wedding video, DJ and photography. Jim Derosa was our DJ, we received our wedding video about 5 months after the wedding, my name was misspelled. I met with the photographer, Noel, in October 07, to finalize the details of the wedding album lay-out, as we did receive our proofs soon after our wedding. All monies owed by us were automatically deducted from our checking account within days after our wedding date. Since then I have reached out through: voice message, and emails on all contacts affiliated with Event Galleria (Jim Derosa and Noel). I was thrilled when Noel finally responded through these monthly album updates. Supposedly, our album was in the final stage when Noel, in March 2009 stopped sending updates. Once again, I began to reach out to Noel through the phone and email to inquire about the missing monthly updates. I have not communicated with Jim Derosa since we received our wedding video in January 2008. I was under the impression that Noel and her husband, Jim were responsible for our album, as they had assumed the role of making excuses of why the album was taking so long, and in charge of these monthly updates. I was unaware that Jim Derosa and Noel were no longer business associates. Finally, in June I reported Event Galleria to the Better Business Bureau, and when doing so I came across Noel's new company and her contact information. With this, I email Noel through her new company address and basically begged her to at least respond to me and point me in the right direction. My husband and I had our first child July 4, 2009, his name is Brody, we would like to be able to show him our wedding album when he is older, this is what I had explained in my email to Noel. A couple of weeks later I received a phone message from Jim, Noel's husband. Today, I finally spoke to him and he explained that he and Noel had made an agreement with Jim Derosa, a while back, to finish some albums, ours of course was NOT included, and of course their agreement had been broken due to non-payment on Jim Derosa's part. Jim did give me this blog information, which I am grateful for, but I have some issues with all involved, including Noel, her husband Jim and Jim Derosa. How come no clients were contacted about all of these issues going on behind the scene? Why was it so difficult for Noel to respond to my on-going emails or phone calls? Why does Jim Derosa and Noel have new companies now, when both are not fair or honest business people, as proven from their previous business responsibilities? I think it is great that we are all coming together, so this does not happen to others, but what about our albums. Please contact me jaimehonbun@msn.com so we can further discuss a class action suit. My sister in law was married in September 07, and received the same services as I did, as well as NO ALBUM. Please contact me as soon as possible.

Thank you for the information, Jaime


Justice4Derosa 7 years ago

Please, if you have facebook, join my group "Make Jim Derosa Pay"

Derosa worked with a close person to me and still screwed me over. He values no one, not even family. The man is a pathetic excuse for a man and karma will find him. Until the day that karma finds him, we need to let the world know just what he has done. He has screwed over too many people.


Dave Scaturro 7 years ago

I think it would be in everyone's best interest to reach out to Jim DeRosa with your concerns or complaints through the better business bureau under Entertainment Concepts and Event Services. The good news is that Jim actually responded to my complaint. The bad news is he is most likely going out of business. Again, Jim is playing the victim card here. He has all of our money, pictures and/wedding albums. He is refusing to honor our contracts moving forward. He is going to take the easy road and file for bankruptcy so we will never get any compensation unless we group together now. I need your help. Collectively we are strong. I going to try hard to read all of the blogs and posts and organize them into a nice package for the class action attorney. If you can please email me directly with an outline of your story and all of your contact info it will speed this process along. Contact me at Dave@AlpinePainting.com


Dave Scaturro 7 years ago

Contact Name and Title: James De Rosa

Contact Phone: 973-801-6720

Contact Email: jrderosa@mac.com

All Event Galleria and subsequent businesses have been closed. We are no longer in the event business in any way.

The problems started when Event Galleria sold its photography business to Noel Marie Photography. They have breached the sale contract with Event Galleria and have failed to deliver on their contract obligations. Along with their failure to honor the contract they have told clients that we still owe them money which is untrue and a total fabrication. We were reimbursing them for album expenses and our contract stated that we had until June 30, 2009. They breached the contract in April of 2009 because they were having operational issues.

In an attempt to try to help we stepped back in and have been trying to reacquire the images. Unfortunately, Noel Marie Photography has included some very unrealistic and costly stipulations in the reacquiring process forcing the situation to be delayed and angering everyone, including myself.

Now I have been the butt of anger from the outstanding clients even though we are not responsible. We are no longer involved in the event business and are only honoring the 6 or so contracts we have left, none of which are photography related. Whichever photo contracts are left are being handled by another company that is in no way related to Event Galleria or any of our other companies. We have taken down almost all of the websites and will have the remaining ones down in a few weeks.

I would still like to try to settle this and get the albums done but Mr. Scaturo has seen fit to create so many Internet related smears against me that it no longer seems prudent and since Event Galleria is permanently out of business and not legally bound I have to question the viability of continuing. He has seen fit to put my picture and my address on the Internet putting my family in danger.

We are no longer in business and are currently engaged in a business that is far removed from anything to do with social and wedding events.

Mr. Scaturo's issue is with Noel Marie Photography, not Event Galleria or myself. He has chosen to direct his anger towards me but I am trying to help. Unfortunately I am dealing with the same issues he is in trying to resolve this. I am not in hiding, but when Mr. Scaturo calls it is a blizzard of anger and profanities and I really don't want to be subjected to that. At this point, with the damage he's done, my ability to help has been significantly reduced.


Dave Scaturro 7 years ago

This was my response to the BBB Reply from Jim DeRosa (Above):

Legally I have a contract with Jim DeRosa. He cannot subcontract his business to another company and now just expect his clients to deal with his subcontractor from here on out. Jim is trying to walk out the back door with his client’s money. After speaking with his subcontractor, Jim DeRosa has not paid them and now there will be no wedding albums made in the future. He is trying to take advantage of me and about 30-40 other young wedding couples by not providing services that were paid for through his company Event Galleria, now Entertainment Concepts and Event Services.

Jim changed his business name prior to our wedding. Jim is trying to close his business and not provide his customers with their wedding photos, memories or money back from services not rendered. At this point I do not want to conduct business with Jim DeRosa. I do not want him to "try" and make my wedding album with another one of his subcontractors. I am not willing to wait any more time. Two years and one month is long enough. All my wife and I want back, at this point, is our money so we can have a reputable, professional company create our album in a reasonable time frame. Please help me collect my money from Jim DeRosa and whatever company he is operating now.


Dave Scaturro 7 years ago

This was my response to the BBB Reply from Jim DeRosa (Above):

Legally I have a contract with Jim DeRosa. He cannot subcontract his business to another company and now just expect his clients to deal with his subcontractor from here on out. Jim is trying to walk out the back door with his client’s money. After speaking with his subcontractor, Jim DeRosa has not paid them and now there will be no wedding albums made in the future. He is trying to take advantage of me and about 30-40 other young wedding couples by not providing services that were paid for through his company Event Galleria, now Entertainment Concepts and Event Services.

Jim changed his business name prior to our wedding. Jim is trying to close his business and not provide his customers with their wedding photos, memories or money back from services not rendered. At this point I do not want to conduct business with Jim DeRosa. I do not want him to "try" and make my wedding album with another one of his subcontractors. I am not willing to wait any more time. Two years and one month is long enough. All my wife and I want back, at this point, is our money so we can have a reputable, professional company create our album in a reasonable time frame. Please help me collect my money from Jim DeRosa and whatever company he is operating now.


Dave Scaturro 7 years ago

I also strongly encourage everyone to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, Office of Consumer Complaints (Division of Consumer Affairs)

http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/ocp/ocpform2.htm

and https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/FTC_Wizard.a...

I spoke with a rep from the state already. This is going to be one of the most powerful tactics we can use to stand up to Jim.


Tony 7 years ago

Jim form a new company. We have to file a compaint with the BBB at his new company. To warn people how they going to be rip off by him.


Tony 7 years ago

We should protest in front of his new location to warn people about him.


Lydia Mohr 7 years ago

My story is just like the rest.

My wedding was May 11, 2008. I also did not get my Wedding album. It is so frustrating I hate to even talk about it.

I remember sitting with JIm in his Florham Park office right after he moved form Baldwin Road I think. See my cousin went through a similar situation with Celebration Studios and I told Jim I was nervous that the same thing could happen to me. He used his charm and sweet talked me saying that would never happen. He knew the guy and was upset that he did such a thing. He assused me that Event Galleria was doing well and never had problem like this.

So I felt better for the time being.

Then at the half way point before my Wedding Jim ran a credit card he had on record without my knowledge. It took months to try and get him to credit it.Again right after my Wedding there was another un-autherized charge.

This guy is unbelievable, he paints such a pretty picture. We are all newly weds trying to start our lives out only to have our hard earned money stolen and our Wedding memories spoiled.

No album, no digital prints, lost money.


Tony 7 years ago

We have to protest against him file complaint again his new company.


John 7 years ago

My Story is like the rest of yours. My wife and I were married on July 28, 2007 and we still have no album. At least we got our proofs from that crook, not before paying our balance in full. If we had sat down with Jim from the very beginning I am sure we would not have dealt with that place. I remember from the first time that we meet Jim my wife and I just were not sure about him, should have listened to our guts. We meet with a very nice woman who sold us on the photography and video package (that was another fiasco) and once we signed up that was the last we ever saw her, she disappeared. From then on we dealt with Jim. We had a payment plan with him and all we wanted was an email confirming that they received our check each month and give us an update on the balance. My wife and I would have to make several calls and send multiple emails just to get it and then was told that he and everyone else there was very busy, too busy to simple return a call or email, but if Jim thought he did not receive your money he found the time to contact you then, no problem there. Anyway you all know this story I won’t bore you with the rest.

Has anyone received a BS e-mail from Events Galleria a.k.a Jim 'I'll take your money' DeRosa stating how all this is Noel Marie Photography fault and that he is trying to fight us to get our photos back so he can do the right thing by us all. What a great guy, the level of BS this guy produces is beyond compare. The e-mail also states how people have been writing defamatory things about him - I feel so bad for him, right - and that he would like to work with us on fixing this, but going forward all contact about photography matters will be handled by their attorney, Nabil Kassem. So now we have a lawyer who is going to get our albums made, I am sure he is very talented. This just keeps on getting better and better. I have not had the nerve to contact this Nabil Kassem because I am sure it will be a conversation of lawyer double talk and 'I can't really say anything at this time' and it will end with my blood pressure on overload and me fighting the urge to punch a wall. I hate, as I am sure we all do, this helpless feeling and the injustice of it all, but maybe karma will catch up with Jim one day and take a big bite out of this ass.


Tony 7 years ago

Someone got any new phone number that you can reach Jim. I have been waiting 2 years for my Album. This guy gets a new phone number every month and a new address.


Tony 7 years ago

Did anyone call the lawyer yet?


Mark 7 years ago

James De Rosa is a crook plain and simple. He is a very talented rip-off artist.

He pretends to be this moral family man and claims he wants to do the right thing. Actions speak louder than words.

Is there any truth to this claim that he has a gambling addiction? He is a pathological liar. That is a fact. If the gambling thing has any truth to it then this all makes sense.

He probably will do a Chapter 7. He has a history of this. He knows he can get away with it so he does. If anyone has the resources to investigate where he owns investment/rental properties, let people know so they can put liens on his "fair game" assets. One property is at the Jersey Shore (Somewhere between Belmar and LBI) I know that's a huge search area! There is another in the Trenton area. That's all I know. He's a slippery MoFo and puts more effort into stealing from people than "doing the right thing".

I feel for his family because their father/husband is a degenerate piece of "xxxx". They probably are clueless as to how he puts food on the table, ect.

He is a crook and fraud is his specialty.


Steve 7 years ago

The lawyer is not returning my calls. Anyone have the same problem?


Steve 7 years ago

I found one of his property he owns. http://mcweb1.co.morris.nj.us/TaxBoard/TRPropertyD...


Steve 7 years ago

Here another web - site with the property.

http://tax1.co.monmouth.nj.us/cgi-bin/m4.cgi?&dist...


Dave 7 years ago

I highly recommend that everyone reaches out to Help me Howard at http://weblogs.wpix.com/news/helpmehoward/ in order for Howard to do a story on what a crook Jim DeRosa is. He is similar to Fox 5's Shame on You.


steve 7 years ago



steve 7 years ago

all you have to do is put his name in there

http://mcclerkweb.co.morris.nj.us/or_wb1/or_sch_1....


Steve 7 years ago

You have to use the first name James.


Brian 7 years ago

The latest scam from Jim!

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/rts/1437675702.htm...

Own A Piece of the Jersey Shore


Steve 7 years ago


Steve 7 years ago



Mike from Livingston 7 years ago

We were going on a family vacation this past summer -- he double booked the place told us the night before. I wouldn't even call it a vacation home - wouldn't recommend it for a dog to sleep there. He promised and swore he would return our money -- have not seen a cent! He is a pathetic man - didn't realize how many people he has scammed


Steve 7 years ago


Brian A 7 years ago

That's why it's important everyone takes the initiative and follows through with contacting the Office of Consumer Complaints (Division of Consumer Affairs) http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/ocp/ocpform2.htm

They're the ones that are going to get the ball rolling with this, the last I spoke with them they were well aware of what's going on and had Jim's info on hand. The more complaints the stronger our case!


AlpineDave 7 years ago Author

I don’t recommend anyone posting any comments on this site in a threatening manner of any kind. Jim DeRosa contacted Hub Pages and expressed that he feels individuals on this site have been threatening both him and his family and he wants the site removed.

Everything that I have ever posted has been accurate and in a non threatening manner. I expect the same from everyone who posts a comment on this site. I understand all of your frustrations. I know you are individually out thousands of dollars and more importantly your wedding memories. I am too. But the best way to get back what Jim took from us is to take legal action.

Here is the best way to do that:

Take Jim to small claims court. You should sue him personally. Reason being is he, most likely, didn’t incorporate until after you signed a contract with him. This means he is person liable for reimbursing you to have another photographer pay to have your wedding album completed. Make sure you bring a document from the state of NJ that says when he was incorporated with you to court. Brian A, can you tell everyone where they can get that document. Also, he will most likely not pay you when he is supposed to. So, after you win your case, you should go down to the special claims division of the Morris County Court and Docket the Judgment. This will act a somewhat of a personal lien on Jim’s assets. Here are a few other things you need to bring with you to court… Your contract with Jim, Event Galleria. Checks, credit card statements or receipts that you paid Jim. If he did, in fact, charge your credit card without your authorization, It is credit card fraud and he can go to jail for that. Jim is going to say that he sold the business, but you have a contract with him so it shouldn’t be a problem. Stay persistent. Don’t let his attorney push back the court day and try for an extension. That is Jim’s move.

File a complaint with the Office of Consumer Complaints (Division of Consumer Affairs) http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/ocp/ocpform2.htm They are the ones that can push for a class action lawsuit against Jim DeRosa. As you can see by this newspaper article we can win. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/11/chester-b... The judges at Morris County Courts are familiar with our cases. So are the people at the office of consumer Complaints. Ask for Linda Palma. She is a big shot over there and the main person handling our case. 973-504-6103

Don’t give up! We are getting close to getting our memories back. Tell everyone you know about your situation and what Jim DeRosa did to you. The more people that know that better chance that new people won’t get hurt by Jim DeRosa.


Steve 7 years ago

How long more until we get our money?


JDmustPay! 7 years ago

He robbed me of thousands of dollars. Beginning with my wedding pictures and ending with being my dj. I want to go to his house and do something about this because he called my sister-in-law a fat cow at my wedding.


AlpineDave 7 years ago Author

Please do not lower yourself to write untrue comments about Jim DeRosa. I understand that you are upset and that he has lied and stolen from you. He has done it to me and many others. But writting outlandish comments will only hurt our cause or hurt you when you take him to court. I will continue to delete any comments that are not for the better good of everyone.


Steve 6 years ago

He brought a brand new SUV with money he stole from us.


Steve 6 years ago

A new year and I didn't get my album or my money back. The crock walks away with all our money for doing nothing. Driving a new SUV with our money. The lazy state goverment is doing nothing. He is still open for business.


Steve 6 years ago

Why does this guy go to prison and Jim gets nothing?

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/01/nj_weddin...


Steve 6 years ago

Jim did more things than him. I have not got my album or my money back.


Steve 6 years ago

Jim owns land in Trenton, NJ, Myrtle Beach, SC and in Caldwell, NJ. He is to cheap to paid us back or do our Albums.

http://www.ussearch.com/consumer/preview/peoplesea...


Steve 6 years ago

Here is more.




Steve 6 years ago

Anyone have any update with Jim? Is the state of New Jersey going to do anything?


bsinger 6 years ago

No update but i feel we should all get together and protest against him. Cry out to the police force and federal court. He's not only a theif of money, he has stolen my father's weed whacker. You know the brand new one at costco.


Steve 6 years ago

We should protest in front of his house and take turn.


Steve 6 years ago

Why the state don't do anything against Jim?

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/01/chester-b...


Nick 6 years ago

Did everyone get the bankruptcy notice for Noel Marie Photography? There will be a Meeting of Creditors March 3, 2010 at 1:00pm, at Clarkson S. Fisher Federal Courthouse, 402 East State Street, Room 129, Trenton, NJ 08608-1507. Hope to see you all there.


Steve 6 years ago

We should all meet after the meeting for coffee and discuss how we going to get our album and money back from Jim.


lola1410 6 years ago

Reality is Jim and Noel were never paid the money to develop the albums; so unless they hit the lottery they have no money to produce the albums. Hence the situation they are in. The disgusting part of it is that Derosa is getting away with not only your money, but their money as well. Imagine not getting paid to do the job that you just did! Infuriating...then having to dish out whatever little money you have to begin with to pay for the thievery of someone else. There is no way anyone "wants" to declare bankruptcy, unless otherwise forced to. Where there is a will there is a way. Everything will come around full circle.


lola1410 6 years ago

Augustwest, you have illustrated the matter perfectly. Its bad enough that this couple has suffered at the hands of DeRosa, not to mention the others. Hell of a way to start off a marriage and a business, getting screwed and used as the black sheep. Anyway, the wrong thing to do is show up at anyone's house or harass people as that will fold into a situation that turns on the individual. All must be wise and calm, emotions need to be under control and saved for the appropriate time. Consider the options. Be wise in your planning and beware of what you post online, the enemy is always watching and preparing for their next move.


Steve 6 years ago

8 Raquel Court East Hanover, NJ 07936


John1245 6 years ago

He never paid his accountant. He going around tell everybody that he only puts on his tax return that he makes only $20,000.00 a year while owning a $700,000.00 house in east hanover and many other houses including a house down the shore. We should report this guy to the IRS and the state of New Jersey for not including all his income on his tax return.


AlpineDave 6 years ago Author

Ok, I feel I can now finally speak freely and let you in on what I have been working towards for the last several months. I have finally been awarded a small level of success.

I sued both Jim DeRosa (Personally) and Jim and Noel Makowski and their company Noel Marie Photography in Small Claims Court for the full amount of $3,000 plus fees and won.

The judge found that both were liable to make our album therefore, both should pay to have someone else make our wedding album.

I had to go to court on two separate occasions to get this award. The first time, Jim DeRosa sent his attorney and attempted to get the court date pushed forward. We objected and his lawyer was forced to go through the court process that day. Jim and Noel Makowski were present and very upset that we took them to court. Although, we did not feel that they were totally liable for our album, we wanted to make sure that all parties were present so DeRosa couldn’t pass the buck onto Noel Marie Photography and would have to come back.

As you may or may not know Jim and Noel Makowski (Noel Marie Photography) signed a contract (asset agreement) with DeRosa to create our album and many of yours. Although Jim & Noel claim that DeRosa never paid them to create any albums (which I do believe) the judge stated that they were still contractually obligated to create our albums and then they must sue DeRosa to get compensated for their efforts.

The first judge we saw gave Jim and Noel Makowski two options. Because they signed a contract with DeRosa the judge found them guilty and obligated to either pay us to have our album made by someone else or the opportunity to make our album themselves. I felt bad for their situation so I agreed to have them make our album. They were supposed to have our album made before the next court date which was Jan. 7th 2010. After we walked out of court that day Jim Makowski shook my hand and promised to make my wife happy by creating a beautiful wedding album. They never made the album.

If felt like I was dealing with DeRosa all over again. Jim Makowski did not take my calls or respond to my emails and when I finally did get him on the phone he verbally attacked me and stated that I should have gone after DeRosa and he and Noel shouldn’t be liable to make our album. So I told him I would see him in court on Jan. 7th, 2010 and let the judge deal with him.

When the second court date came around (Jan. 7th 2010) Jim and Noel sent an attorney in their place. Neither DeRosa, nor his attorney showed up. The judge found them both guilty to pay us the full amount of $3,000 plus fees so we can have another wedding photography create our album.

Here are the important documents you must bring to court to ensure you get your money back. Take Jim DeRosa to small claims court. You should sue him personally. Reason being is he, most likely, didn’t incorporate until after you signed a contract with him. This means he is person liable for reimbursing you to have another photographer pay to have your wedding album completed. Make sure you bring a document from the state of NJ that says when he was incorporated with you to court. Also, I would recommend including both Jim and Noel Makowski at Noel Marie Photography in the suit. They will most likely not pay you when he is supposed to. So, after you win your case, you should go down to the special claims division of the Morris County Court and Docket the Judgment. This will act a somewhat of a personal lien on their assets. Here are a few other things you need to bring with you to court… Your contract with Jim, Event Galleria. Checks, credit card statements or receipts that you paid Jim. If he did, in fact, charge your credit card without your authorization, It is credit card fraud and he can go to jail for that. Jim is going to say that he sold the business, but you have a contract with him so it shouldn’t be a problem. If, like in my case, the judge states that DeRosa’s contract with Noel Maria Photography hold weight, then you will have them in court as well. Stay persistent. Don’t let his attorney push back the court day and try for an extension. That is Jim’s move.

File a complaint with the Office of Consumer Complaints (Division of Consumer Affairs) http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/ocp/ocpform2.htm They are the ones that can push for a class action lawsuit against Jim DeRosa. I haven’t heard from them in a while. Therefore, they are most likely backed up. But, as you can see by this newspaper article we can win. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/11/chester-b The judges at Morris County Courts are familiar with our cases. So are the people at the office of consumer Complaints. Ask for Linda Palma. She is a big shot over there and the main person handling our case. 973-504-6103 973-504-6103

Don’t give up! We are getting close to getting our memories back. Tell everyone you know about your situation and what Jim DeRosa did to you. The more people that know that better chance that new people won’t get hurt by Jim DeRosa.


Steve 6 years ago

Anyone have any new news about Jim. I have been waiting for 2 years. I didn't get my money back or my picture.


Steve 6 years ago

Anyone as any update with pictures from Jim?


Erin 6 years ago

I work in legal services/dispute resolution and have been following this matter. I am sorry to read about all your suffering and frustration. It is possible to resolve this matter with a bit of integrity. If Jim DeRosa & Noel Marie Photography were to offer a settlement, what would the parties prefer? The original contract completed (delivery of images/albums) or a refund? Realistically, it is easy to file in court and get a judgement. Enforcement is another matter. You would all be better to seek your images (negs or digital files) from the photographer or whoever has them. I would imagine they mean the most to you. A wedding album can be done elsewhere and you can move on. As for a monetary settlement, you are probably looking at years of pursuit with no recovery. From a criminal standpoint, the state has more important cases to prosecute and although they may take your reports, as time passes you are likely to be politely discarded.


tomr 6 years ago

we just got noel to shoot our wedding,we've been waiting so long and now she is not returning our calls, or emails. she can not be reached on her phone either. I guess we will be seeing her in court. I don't understand why she just doesn't explain the situation to us as opposed to avoiding us. She seemed so nice, but I guess she's taking this route.


Brian A 6 years ago

Erin, do you have a number where I can reach you?

Brian

blkjck74@aol.com


Steve 6 years ago

Jim is driving a new SUV around east hanover.


roger 6 years ago

This is Jim Derosa's personal cell phone number. He is my neighbor. 973 223 8645


Brian A 6 years ago

Keep your door and garage locked!



Joeleen Corrales-Lee 6 years ago

To all the others screwed by Jim DeRosa,

I want to take this criminal to court! I am willing and ready to file a class action lawsuit against this scoundrel. Please contact me so we can get some movement and make that dirtbag pay the money back. My wedding was on July 3, 2009, and Jim got another photography to shoot our wedding (They were great!) However, Jim still owes them the money, and until that gets paid I can't get anything! This includes my videos as well!

My email is joeleen911@yahoo.com, please contact me if you want to bring this to court.

- Joeleen Corrales-Lee -


Joeleen Corrales-Lee 6 years ago

Can anyone tell me if this is what address I should use to take Jim to small claims court: Event Galleria (who I originally signed with) 40 Baldwin Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054 with this telephone number 973-801-6720??? I am looking to get this started on Monday. Thank you, and I will be posting a lot on the websites you listed.


Steve 6 years ago

You have to use his home address 8 Raquel Court

East Hanover, NJ 07936. He is not located at that address anymore.


Steve 6 years ago

His house is value over $800,000.00.


Steve 6 years ago

When you take him to court, he going to say the company is bankrupt and he not responsible. But he never been incorporate. So you can sue him personally. You have to bring poof to the court. He going to try to trick the judge. This guy is very sneaky. You have to be on guard with him all the time. He will use anything he can against you. Be prepared.


Steve 6 years ago

This guy owns many houses.


Steve 6 years ago

One of them is in Seaside park. He brought it for over $500,000.00 couple years ago.


Steve 6 years ago

Here is the seaside park


Tom R. 6 years ago

Noel and Jim Michalski are now doing the same thing to couples They are scam artist just like Jim. I remember when I met with them and Jim D. He seemed like such a loser, the bands he showed us were horrible. Noel and Jim Michalski learned how to scam couples from the best.


Joeleen Corrales-Lee 6 years ago

Thanks for all the information! I am planning on getting things started tomorrow. Steve, how can I show that he has never been incorporated??? Thanks for all the information!!!



Brian 6 years ago

http://web.me.com/jrderosa/James_DeRosa/Home.html

"I pride myself in my professionalism"


Kali 6 years ago

hi all. Well I have a FB page called Jim Derosa Thief Liar http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10000055002...

Please add me and tell others to do so as well. Also i just got contacted by a woman who got scammed by him with a NJ shore rental property. He took her deposit and ran!


laura 6 years ago

We got married in 2006 and we still don't have our album. I don't think filing is easy its costing more money is it really worth going to court over it. Where do you get the paper showing jim was not incorporated? This is tough. Anyone out there offering real help that doesnt cost anything more so we could not get ripped off anymore.


erik 6 years ago

Just so everyone knows: Jim and Noel Michalski are now working out of Florida under the name of Sugar Magnolia Event, http://www.sugarmagevents.com/ I don't understand how they can claim bankruptcy, take our money without giving us our wedding album and run to Florida to rip more couples off. If you are thinking about using them, don't!!! Think twice before they rip you off. Google them to see how many couples they ripped off


Daniel 6 years ago

Erik,

Think before you post. What you are doing is the same as someone coming with unfounded allegations of infidelity to your beloved wife. While you may not know Jim and Noel intimately, you do not know the whole situation. Do you realize that they cannot and will not be criminally prosecuted because of a giant word, INTENT. I don't see that either of them had intent to "rip off" anyone. I firmly believe that they got caught in all of this just like you did. Take a moment, step away from your emotions and look at this objectively. Have you talked to them like I have about this? Your slanderous ways need to cease and desist because you know not what you do. Should I call your wife and start playing this game or your employer and make allegations of you being a child molester... think of how these allegations could damage your life without ever having to be proven. Kind of sucks doesn't it? These are not threats against you, just food for thought.. It would surely suck to have a wife who does not trust you or be shamed by allegations that deem you unfit for main stream society...

Maybe you should turn your ire towards the man who who started this whole mess.. do your homework and figure out how many other former employees he left flapping in the breeze.

In summary, you need to step away from your emotions and move on. Realize that you are always one small step away from being like those you despise. Take a moment to talk to Jim and Noel. There are three sides to every story, Derosa's version, your version and the version that Jim and Noel supply... Somewhere in there, lies a truth. A truth that you need to find before you go on slanderous rampages...


Concerned 6 years ago

Thank you Daniel for speaking out, I have been quiet for 2 years now and have watched Jim and Noel's life been destrored through no fault of their own. There have been many false allegations, Remember walk in my shoes and see what life can do to you.


AK 6 years ago

I have never heard of any of the above vendors - but I apologize that all these people have been so negatively impacted and affected.

Daniel - I have to strongly disagree. "In summary, you need to step away from your emotions and move on." A wedding is a MONUMENTAL part of someones life - so I think it is very valid, deserved and expected for the people who have been affected by the above mentioned vendors to act/behave the way they have.

It sounds to me as though you're quite close to the vendors above...why else would you so strongly defend these people.


Daniel 6 years ago

AK,

I can sit here and honestly say that it is time to step back and step away from emotions... I deal with emotional people and circumstances everyday that I don my uniform and strap my side arm on my hip. I have learned in 11 years that the only true way to resolve situations similar to these is to remove the emotions and take a look at the big picture. I think that my life's experiences have helped me deal with Jim and Noel and the situation they are involved in and where the product may be.

I find it interesting that the only thing you seem to disagree with from my previous post is that of the emotional disassociation. So I guess you find it acceptable that ERIK and his comments are inflammatory and scandalous?

I find that it is in my personal composition to defend those that have been victimized... all too often they do not have the proper voice or representation.

In closing, you seem to disagree and just feel you cannot have an emotional disassociation but the unfounded claims are unnecessary.


Peter 6 years ago

Laura you should visit Jim in person and demand your picture. His home address is 8 Raquel Court

East Hanover, NJ 07936.


Peter 6 years ago

It is a big house you can not miss it. It from all the people he ripped off over the years.


Peter 6 years ago

He has his brand new expense SUV in the driveway sometime.


erik 6 years ago

To Daniel, (aka Jim and Noel Michalski)-it's pretty obviouse!!!

Jim and Noel Michalski signed a contract with my wife and I, one year after thier first in court law suit against them, they've been ripping couples off for years, they knew that they were not going to give us what we paid for before we even met, as they did to many couples, MANY!!! So Daniel(JIM and or Noel) you should know the truth before you open your stupid mouth. By the way the contract was with Jim and Noel Michalski, not james Derosa, so it was them who ripped me off not Derosa.

Thanks for you time Daniel(aka Jim and Noel Michalski)

P.S False Aligations??? So I guess the judge was wrong too??? Get a life!!!


Robert 6 years ago

Laura

Jim has to prove to the judge he was incorporate at the time. You just have to tell the judge he wasn't incorporate. Then Jim has to show he was.


Matthew 6 years ago

My wife and I hired Jim and Noel Michalski of Noel Marie Photography for our wedding last year. After the wedding, they never produced an album for us and then moved away to Florida. They are now operating as Sugar Magnolia Event Services in Florida. If you want to know what they are really like, google "Noel Marie Photography" and read the posts about them. They disappointed many people while they still lived in New Jersey.


Steve 6 years ago

Just remember, Noel and her husband jim constantly monitor this site so don't believe any of the sympathetic posts. Daniel, Concerned, Ect are just postings from Noel/Jim and Jim's bothers. Maybe they have a friend out their as well who helps with sympathy for Noel posts. DeRosa started this scam and then handed if off to Noel. Noel and her husband did not completely realize what they were getting into. But being the pigs that they are, took the deal knowing that they have nothing to loose and everything to gain by not doing any work or laying out any money for products promised to customers. Since they have zero net worth on paper it was easy for them to run away to an affluent part of Florida and live with "Daniel" and other Michalskis. DeRosa is really the one everyone should be going after since he has assets and still resides in East Hanover and started the whole thing. Derosa knows what he is doing and prides himself on it because he is providing for his family. IE Tony Soprano complex with out psychiatric care. This man only responds to things that can actually touch him. Just FYI !


Cindy 6 years ago

My husband and I hired Jim and Noel Michalski a few months ago in Florida, they shot our wedding,they took our last payment and we have not heard from them. I don't think I will be getting what I paid for. Can not believe they ruined my wedding day. What should I do???


Peter 6 years ago

You should sue them in small claim court as soon as possible.


Matthew 6 years ago

Cindy,

They have done this to many others. Sue them. Review on their wedding wire site for Sugar Magnolia Event Services. File a report with the BBB. Do anything you can do legally to get your album and get the word out about them.


Logic 6 years ago

Daniel (from four weeks ago),

I find it laughable that you say not to criticize Jim and Noel until you have reached out and spoken to them about their behavior. A common thread running through all of the complaints against them is that they cut off all communication with their clients. For many of their clients, the story goes like this -- Hire Jim and Noel, believe that they are good people until after the wedding, Jim and Noel avoid all communication, file for bankruptcy, and start Sugar Magnolia Event Services in Florida to escape accountability. If Jim and Noel were the god people who simply got mixed up in somebody else's mess like you claim, then why did they never apologize to their victims and explain what happened. I certainly mean victims too as they did not sign contracts with many of their clients until after they were already in trouble. Their victims believe that they had to have known that there was no chance of fulfilling those contracts when they had already defaulted on many.

Walking in another's shoes is great, but it is unnecessary if you already know all the facts.


Brian A 6 years ago

My wife and I were able to get Karin Price Mueller of the Star Ledger to do an article about this whole situation. I'll let everyone know if I have any updates. Once again I ask if you haven't already please contact the Office of Consumer Protection (973) 273-8041, Rachel Williams is the investigator on the case.

http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2010/08/livin...


jvs 6 years ago

22 lafayette ave, seaside park nj


Peter 6 years ago

It is a big house you can not miss it

8 Raquel Court

East Hanover, NJ 07936.


Honest Mike 6 years ago

I witnessed his or his wifes white Nissan Altima being repossessed a few months ago right out of his driveway in the middle of the night lol!


Honest Mike 6 years ago

Peter, Im not sticking up for the loser, but that SUV you are seeing, Black GMC Envoy, is not brand new. He got it used from Executive Cars.


Peter 6 years ago

How do you know all this Mike?


Honest Mike 6 years ago

How? I could email you and tell you if I had your email address...



Honest Mike 6 years ago

So what is anyone going to do about all of this? Nothing??


Peter 6 years ago

What can we do? He driving his big car around town laughing at us.


Peter 6 years ago

I gave up he won. I have been waiting for 3 years. He spends our money on cars and houses. He has many houses.


Honest Mike 6 years ago

What big car? Before the Envoy, he was driving a Dodge Neon LOL!


Peter 6 years ago

After he stole our money, he brought himself a big SUV. I see him driving it all time.


Steve 6 years ago

My wife is still devastated. We got married in May 2008 and have yet to see our wedding albums. We are out $3,200 and we are filing criminal charges fo rtheft by deception this friday. The Judge will make him payt or he will have to go to jail


Honest Mike 6 years ago

Good Steve, make him pay!


Monika 6 years ago

Steve PLEASE let us know what happened in court...

has anyone thought of contacting the IRS..I mean think about it. alot of couples paid by check, and since he didn't transfer that into the business and kept it..it was good as cash under the table, I bet you he did not report this to the IRS...and being that his wife has some receptionist position and he does his theif gigs on the side...where is the money coming from for all the houses he owns, the taxes, maintenance? HMMMM...I think I'm going to hint to the IRS that this guy might be committing tax evasion...


Peter 6 years ago

How can we hint to the IRS about tax evasion?


Jeff Spicoli 6 years ago

What a lowlife this guy is, and his wife must be just as big a lowlife for being with him and staying with him!


Uncle Sam 6 years ago

How does a scumbag like this get away with all his wrong doings?? And no one is at his house ringing his doorbell or flattening his tires?? You all claim to know where he lives, so why is no one over there??


Peter 6 years ago

It is a big house you can not miss it

8 Raquel Court

East Hanover, NJ 07936.


Peter 6 years ago

He drives a big SUV, sometime it is the driveway.


Ralph Kramden 6 years ago

Are you sure about the big SUV? I have seen him in a white Chevy Malibu alot lately. His son drives a white Ford Escape SUV.


Ed Norton 6 years ago

From what I can tell, it seems he changes cars alot. I guess when you are a scumbag, running and hiding from people, that is what you do. I wouldn't know, I don't live my life like that.


Monika  6 years ago

Peter, you can go on the IRS website and there's a link that takes you to a page and you fill out information on why you think someone is evading taxes...It makes no sense, he doesn't have a full time job, his wife has a shitty job, he's got all these houses...how's he afford it all? Of course it's through all the cash he takes from people, I'm sure he does NOT report everything to the IRS...


Matthew 6 years ago

What has ever happened with Jim and Noel Michalski? They should have to fully answer for what they have done instead of taking people's money and moving to Florida. I never dealt with DeRosa, only the Michalskis.


Carrie 6 years ago

Matthew, you sound like Jim Derosa pretending to be someone else pointing the finger at them...I personally signed a contract with Jimd erosa and so did so many others, HE should be responsible...


Brian A 6 years ago

I call Jim's lawyer on a reguler basis. It's got to the point where he won't take my calls anymore but I do it because his lawyer bills Jim for the time spent. If everyone starts calling his lawyer once a day we can become real pains in the ass.


Peter 6 years ago

What is the lawyer's number?


Brian A 6 years ago

DeRosa's lawyer is Nabil Kassem 973-773-1325


Monika Michalski 6 years ago

Brian, did you get in touch with raquel williams with consumer affairs? Did everyone here? If not please do so: Raquel.Williams@lps.state.nj.us


Matthew 6 years ago

Carrie, My wife and I signed our contract with Noel in June of 2009, after she had stopped working with DeRosa. I am sure DeRosa is a bad guy; I am just trying to find people who are in a similar situation to mine. I didn't get screwed by DeRosa and the Michalskis, only by Noel and her husband.


Peter 6 years ago

It looks like Matthew is relative to Jim. We have to watch out for these people on the web- site.


Uncle Al 6 years ago

Mischief Night. Anyone taking a ride over to Jims house for some mischief?? LOL! 8-)


Honest Mike 6 years ago

Any updates???


Matthew 5 years ago

Pretty much no. Jim and Noel Michalski do have a Facebook page for their new business in Florida, though. If you want to leave a review, just type Sugar Magnolia Event Services into the search box.


Steve K 5 years ago

We sent his lawyer a letter today saying we are filing criminal charges in court. Theft by deception. My brother in law is a lawyer.


Peter 5 years ago

Can I get into that?


Peter 5 years ago

Does anyone have new news?


Brian A 5 years ago

No good news, Jim just renovated his kitchen and is selling his old table if anyone is interested?

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/fuo/2388451526.htm...


Jim 5 years ago

We all should call the number.


Pictureless Bride 5 years ago

My husband and I are going through a very similar story with Keith Renn, of Renn Weddings, LLC, Premier Portraits, Renn Photography, Renn Photo Design, and who knows what other names he uses. Keith Renn scams people in his home studio located in Exton, PA. He took my money, photos at my wedding, and is now holding the pictures hostage against us. We are going through hell trying to get what we paid for. We've found several other couples with similar experiences. He has an F rating on the BBB under the names Renn Photography and RennWedding Photographer, both in Exton PA. Along with failing to understand the terms of the contract (which state that you cannot sue him in small claims court), and not researching him ahead of time, we have been fighting like heck to get our wedding photos that we paid for in full. It seems Keith knows how to beat you down so hard that most couples who end up getting a private attorney end up having to sign a release stating that they won't sue and pay him more money in order to get their pictures and they just do those things and give up. I won't give up. I want everyone to know that Keith Renn located in Exton, PA is a scam artist, a deceptive person, and a bad person to have in the community. I don't understand how he can wake up everyday and live with himself after breaking the hearts of so many young couples. But he is like the devil. He has a plan and he continues to get away with it. Please pass the word around about Keith Renn, who has changed his website, contact info, business names, etc. several times in the past year. Down with Renn Weddings, LLC! I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers that you get what you rightfully deserve. No one should have to go through this crap when they are supposed to be focused on one of the best times in their lives!


Peter 5 years ago

973-801-6720

everyone should call his number.


Peter 5 years ago

He is back in business.

http://jimderosanj.com/index.htm


Peter 5 years ago

His new business address and phone number

1-888-421-8155

Jim DeRosa New Jersey

184 Columbia Turnpike Suite 4-193

Florham Park, NJ 07932


Peter 5 years ago

He is ripping off people as we speak. I am still waiting for my wedding pictures.


Peter 5 years ago


Peter 5 years ago

Everyone should call the number and visit his new place.


Peter 5 years ago

We all should contact the IRS and the state of NJ he hiding most of his income from the IRS. He should be audited.


Joey Bag A Donuts 5 years ago

What a jerkoff this guy is. I can't even stand to look at his face to be honest...


Belle 5 years ago

Hello All!

I just got scammed by Jim. He took my shore rental deposit. Can anyone help me? I would love to find out who the other person here experienced the same...


Peter 5 years ago

Called and visit his business many many times

His new business address and phone number

1-888-421-8155

Jim DeRosa New Jersey

184 Columbia Turnpike Suite 4-193

Florham Park, NJ 07932


Peter 5 years ago

Demand your money back plus more or you won't leave his business. You should report that income to the IRS because he hides all his money from the goverment.


steve 5 years ago

JIMMY DEROSA IS BAD NEWS.HE USE TO OWN YEARS AGO A DISC JOCKEY COMPANY CALL DJ INTERNATIONAL. HE SCREWED ALOT OF PEOPLE. HE EVEN SCREWED IS PARTNERS OUT OF MONEY. HOW CAN THEY LET THIS GUY STAY IN BUSINESS. STAY AWAY FROM HIM.


Dawn 5 years ago

Is there a law suit against this thief. I would like to join it. I also got screwed by Jim Derosa. I don't believe he is still out there doing business. We defintly have to stop this guy. Please give me any info on a class action suit.


Steven 4 years ago

Got rid of his white Chevy Malibu...He now drives a silver Cadillac DeVille with a navy blue vinyl top and chrome wheels...


tom 4 years ago

you guys are the dumbest people i have ever met in my life.


Steven 4 years ago

Ok, he doesnt drive the silver Cadillac anymore. Hes back to driving the white Chevy Malibu with 1 missing hubcap lol.


Peter 4 years ago

Why are we dumb?


Peter 4 years ago

hello anyone hear anything new


Steven 4 years ago

Tom, why are we dumb? And you consider this "meeting" someone? I think it is you, sir, that sounds dumb...lol.


Peter 4 years ago

What kind of car is he driving now?


maviyan 4 years ago

Fine information. Thanks so much, have a good day!

http://www.surveytool.com/customer-complaints/


PatriciaWolff 4 years ago

I HATE THIS SCUMBAG WITH A PASSION. We hired him 6 years ago today to photograph and record our wedding, and every anniversary we share we are reminded that we have NOTHING to remember the best day of our lives by. He is a disgrace and should be held accountable for ruining peoples memories and stealing their money. If you ask me Noel is no better. She knew who she was in bed with and went right along with his con artist ways. Probably made a good buck for it as well. The should both rot. I'm willing to join any lawsuit or manhunt there is! I DISPISE HIM!


whosreallythescumbag? 4 years ago

all this time later none of us have anything. so many people left with only pictures, no albums, no videos, just broken promises. yet in all this i cant help but wonder, why is it that the videographer and jim derosa are still in business?? why does derosa still live in the same house, run the same business model under yet a new name. im as angry a derosa as the rest of you, yet all the hatred and vitrol for noel seems slightly unwarranted. she was simply a bystander in the mess as it unfolded. she didnt own the business, and when it was time to go to court, she was dismissed from our case. turns out the terms of her deal with derosa were empty promises as well, he was always the owner of event galleria and whatever other companies he ran his shell game under. do you really think that someone just starting their lives, and business out would rip people off...only to file bankruptcy and give it all up and have nothing?? think about it...jim derosa still lives in his home, still owns a beach home, and still perpetuates the same scam on unwitting young couples everyday...maybe your anger should be placed squarely on the shoulders of the real scumbag..i know who i wrote my checks to, i know who cashed them, that is the guilty party in my mind.


Peter 4 years ago

He still lives at

8 Raquel Court

East Hanover, NJ 07936


Peter 4 years ago

We should protest in front of his house.


Peter 3 years ago

anyone here hear anything new


Peter 3 years ago

Hellooooooooooooooo

anyone here


peter 3 years ago

hi anyone got any money back


Night Watchman 3 years ago

Hes back to driving the white Chevy Malibu.


Peter 3 years ago

what did he drive before?


Mark 3 years ago

Looks like Noel and hubby have someone posting on their behalf. "whosreallythescumbag?" is obviously them or a family member/friend.

Noel was probably offered a deal that was too good to be true and fell for it hook line and wedding albums too. Greedy but probably not too bright, unlike DeRosa, who knew what he was doing. When she finally realized she was not going to make the big bucks she thought was going to, a lawyer sitting on a local bar stool probably told her how to cut and run from this mess. Are we really going to feel sorry for Noel? DeRosa and Noel tried to use each other but DeRosa was much smarter. At this point I would be thrilled if we just had discs of the unedited video and or photography but I doubt they have been archived this long.


Brian A 3 years ago


Peter 3 years ago

His next concert is on Dec. 6, 2013 at The Blackthorn, Parsippany, NJ. We should all go there and meet him. Talk to the owner about him.


Patricia 3 years ago

I'd like to go to that pathetic concert and spit in his face.POS


Brian A 3 years ago

I took a moment to email Blackthorn about Jim DeRosa and will continue to email others that host him and hope everyone can do the same. If they continue to have DeRosa & his band, we'll no longer frequent the pub and encourage others similarly.

Take a minute....

http://blackthornpub.com/parsippany/contact-us/


Peter 3 years ago

One 01/03/14 he has a concert again at The Canal House, Wharton.


Peter 3 years ago

I planning to show up to all his concerts and face him. I am going to talk to the owner about him. We should all show up and let our voice be heard. Buy nothing at these restaurant.


Bawlbstr 3 years ago

I heard that band is awesomeballs


Peter 2 years ago

His dumb band is on you tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxB0SusHfgQ


Peter 2 years ago

Jim's band has a Facebook account https://www.facebook.com/holycrapitsaftermath


Peter 2 years ago

We should write about our experience on his Facebook account. Tell about what a crock he is.


Johnd643 2 years ago

Specifically where web can a certified psyciatrist submit content or sites for them to become fashionable? bkdkfagfeacd


Peter 23 months ago

Look at his linked profile all lies https://www.linkedin.com/pub/james-derosa/30/498/4...


Peter 23 months ago

855-396-5450 number of his new company

web site http://eventtone.com/


Peter 23 months ago

address of new company Eagle Rock Ave

East Hanover, NJ


hi 18 months ago

anyone there

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Shame on You, Jim DeRosa, Event Galleria, Entertainment Concepts Music and Event Services

    Click to Rate This Article
    working