PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial Litigation: including business disputes; shareholder or intercompany disputes; mechanic’s liens; and, commercial landlord/tenant matters. 

Environmental Litigation and Regulatory Affairs: including clean-up cost recovery actions; claims involving the New Jersey Spill Act, the Underground Storage Tank Act, and the Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA, formerly ECRA), and the Site Remediation Reform Act; and, permitting issues. 

Petroleum Law: including the purchase, sale, financing, and leasing of gasoline service stations and car repair facilities; negotiation and preparation of supply and dealer agreements for service stations; insurance issues; business litigation matters; cleanup cost recovery actions; regulatory matters before the NJDEP, NJEDA and NJDOBI; land use matters; business disputes; shareholder or intercompany disputes; mechanic’s liens; and, commercial landlord/tenant matters. 

Corporate Law: including partnership matters; business entity selection and formation; asset protection; and, the negotiation and preparation of operating agreements such as LLC and shareholder agreements. 

Commercial Collections: collection of receivables for sellers of goods and services; recovery of collateral for creditor grantors; and post judgment recovery. 

Trusts and Estates: wills, trusts, and estate planning; business succession issues, elder law; estate administration and probate matters; and, guardianships. 

Employment Law: such as employment agreements; severance agreements; termination issues; discrimination and sexual harassment; wrongful discharge; claims related to hiring practices and, matters before the New Jersey Department of Labor. 

Residential and Commercial Real Estate: including the purchase, sale and leasing of residential, commercial, office and industrial properties, farms, Brownfields and undeveloped sites. 

Commercial Transactions: such as the acquisition, sale and merger of businesses; loan transactions, refinancing and loan structuring; and, construction/development financing. 

Land Use: zoning and planning including subdivisions, site plan applications and zoning variances; land evaluations; farmland preservation; and, historic preservation law. 

Family Law: including divorce; dissolution of domestic partnerships; marital and property settlement issues; creation and enforcement of pre-nuptial agreements; palimony agreements, cohabitation agreements; and, child custody issues. 

Bankruptcy: including the representation of individual and corporate debtors and creditors in all aspects of Chapter 11 reorganizations, Chapter 7 liquidations and Chapter 13 wage earners’ readjustment of debts.

Insurance Coverage and Insurance Defense Matters: including the litigation of property/casualty and professional liability claims, premises liability, consultant’s liability, and environmental/toxic tort claims.