Practice Areas

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution / Mediation
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the process of resolving legal conflicts without going to trial, and in New Jersey it is known as CDR (Complementary Dispute Resolution) when administered by the court. Our firm advises clients on arbitration, dispute resolution, mediation, mini-trials, and early neutral evaluation. We determine when a form of ADR is in the best interest of a client and meets that client's needs better than traditional litigation. We have extensive experience and training in ADR. We routinely advise our clients on the legal consequences resulting from participation in various ADR modalities. Additionally, the firm teaches mediation techniques to lawyers and judges.

Business, Commercial and Banking Law
We provide a variety of services to our business clients from selection of the appropriate organizational entity to operate, preparation of agreements, sale and purchase of businesses, obtaining financing and funding for business operations, employee relations through to dissolution. We will work cooperatively with your professionals. We provide aggressive and efficient litigation services to our clients. We do try cases. 

Criminal
Our firm will defend the rights of people arrested and accused of criminal offenses by the state and federal government. We handle criminal cases at the trial and appellate level, including minor infractions and misdemeanors, as well as the most serious felony indictments, such as white collar crime, sex offenses and RICO allegations. 

Civil Rights and Discrimination
Our attorneys can interpret, construe and litigate state and federal statutes and case law in areas such as employment discrimination, affirmative action, sexual harassment, whistleblower litigation, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as other types of civil rights matters involving state, county and municipal government agencies. 

Family Law
Our firm handles a full range of family law matters throughout northern and central New Jersey, including adoption, divorce, separation, pre-marital agreements (pre-nups), paternity, custody, equitable distribution, support, and juvenile matters.

Labor and Employment Law
Labor law is a broad area of the law that covers the relationship between groups of employees, organized into unions, and employers or the management. Our firm represents unions in collective bargaining, labor arbitration, labor disputes, labor relations board proceedings, and unfair labor practices. Our firm also has extensive experience in handling employment law matters including employment contracts, affirmative action, whistleblower litigation, wrongful discharge, the Family and Medical Leave Act and Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Federal Employers Liability Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and special laws governing municipal employment.

Litigation and Appeals
Our firm represents and advises clients who are or might become involved in a lawsuit or appeal as a result of a dispute, including prevention and settlement, in such areas as personal injury and employment claims, contract disputes, family law, commercial matters, civil rights actions and malpractice actions.

Personal Injury
Our firm represents individuals involved in controversies alleging damage to another person, rights, reputation, or property resulting from events or activities such as construction site accidents, automobile accidents, defective products, infliction of emotional distress, intentional misconduct, malpractice and negligence.

Probate and Estates
Our firm has an active Probate and Estate practice. We handle estate planning matters, which is the area dealing with the distribution of an individual's property at his or her death, taking into account wills, taxes, insurance, property, and trusts so as to gain maximum benefit of all laws and, at the same time, carrying out the person's wishes. Probate is the legal process by which a person's debts are paid and assets are distributed upon her or his death. Lawyers refer to the entity that controls the deceased's assets until those assets are distributed as an "estate." Estate administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate transfers of the decedent's assets. Individual state laws direct the probate court how to distribute the deceased's estate. State laws and procedures vary greatly, so it is important to consult a firm with expertise in this area of the law to ensure that the decedent's assets are distributed correctly.

Real Estate
Our firm represents commercial clients, developers and individuals in all proceedings and transactions that deal with real property-land and the structures attached to it-including purchase and sale, development projects, construction, mortgages and foreclosures, leases, zoning, title examinations, quiet title actions, closings, and management. We also regularly litigate matters involving this subject matter.