Dayton, New Jersey Business Lawyers

Barbara A. Schweiger
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New Jersey Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Rutgers School of Law-Newark3rd Circuit, U.S. Distric Court, Southern District of New York, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, New Jersey and New York
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Kathleen M. Connelly
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Successful & Comprehensive Business Law Advocacy for Employers & Management!

I provide practical and cost-effective counsel and representation for businesses with legal matters. I will work tirelessly to meet your needs and goals! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Michael J. Casper
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Dedicated Business Law Attorney! Practical & Cost-Effective Representation!

I deliver incisive, cost-effective counsel to financial institutions and business enterprises of all types. I will work diligently to achieve your goals! Visit my website for information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Steven L. Fox
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New Jersey Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience

Steven L. Fox is an accomplished New Jersey trial attorney with 29 years of experience in the area of civil litigation. He has extensive experience in providing advice and, when necessary, representing clients in... Read More »
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Seth Avi Kurs
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Jamesburg, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(609) 448-2500 29 East Railroad Avenue
Jamesburg, NJ 08831
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Kurs spent his elementary school years in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and then the remainder of his primary education years in East Windsor, New Jersey.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas Edison State College, and his Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School, and is admitted to practice law before the courts of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the Federal District of New Jersey.

Mr. Kurs completed a Civil Internship with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), a Criminal Internship with the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Office...
William Moran Jr
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Cranbury, NJ Business Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(609) 655-3600 1246 South River Road
Cranbury, NJ 08512
Business
Anthony Wilkinson
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East Brunswick, NJ Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(732) 410-7595 C Brier Hill Ct
Suite 200
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Business and IP
Mark Goldstein
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(732) 967-6777 14 Woodward Dr
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Free ConsultationOld Bridge, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
Business, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
New York Law School
Mark Goldstein concentrates on complex business/commercial litigation, tax and accounting matters, high net worth divorce cases and all family law issues including divorce, alimony/spousal support, potential termination of alimony payments, child custody and visitation, child support, and college contributions between divorced parents.
Ekaterina Schoenefeld
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Princeton, NJ Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(609) 688-1776 32 Chambers Street, Suite 2
Princeton, NJ 08542
Business, Consumer, Employment and International
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Prior to opening my practice, I worked as an associate at Messina Law Firm, P.C., Holmdel, New Jersey; subsequently, I remained there as "of counsel." I have worked on a number of cases, including complex civil litigation, that involved a broad range of various questions of state and federal substantive law; sophisticated procedural, discovery and evidentiary issues; and post-judgment motions and appeals. The cases I worked on involved complex issues of federal and state law, relating to the Sherman Act; Lanham Act; Federal Communications Act; Truth in Lending Act; Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, New Jersey Consumer Fraud...
Charles D. Whelan III
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New Brunswick, NJ Business Law Attorney
(732) 214-0300 114 Bayard Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Collections
I have been an attorney in general civil practice for more than 30 years. My firm is committed to excellence.
I get to know my clients and that makes me more effective in representing them. I am fully insured for professional liability, but have never been sued by a client in all of my years as an attorney. Initial consultations are free, and home and hospital visits are available when needed. I look forward to helping you with your legal matter.

Visit my website at www.whelan-law.com
Asma Warsi
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New Brunswick, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(732) 937-6700 24 Kirkpatirck street
3rd floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Business, Family, Immigration and Municipal
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Francine Julia Galante
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(732) 967-6777 14 Woodward Dr
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Old Bridge, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
Business, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Brooklyn Law School
Ms. Galante has nearly twenty years of experience in civil litigation, family and divorce law, contractual and real estate matters. With a background in commercial litigation, she brings these skills to the field of divorce and family law. Her practice has covered a wide range of transactional work with a concentration on corporate acquisitions, formation, financing, capitalization and the sale of closely held, international and eBusiness companies. She has represented various clients in connection with their professional practices and employment-related issues. She also has experience in probate and estate practice advising clients on estate planning strategies involving personal and business...
Ryan Gilbert
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East Brunswick, NJ Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(732) 210-0111 332 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Seton Hall University School of Law
As a graduate of both Rutgers University and Seton Hall Law School, a former law clerk and a representative for several Fortune 500 companies, attorney Ryan E. Gilbert is a highly-experienced professional in his field. As an aggressive legal representative for each client, he may be your best option! Call today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Geoffrey George Gussis
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New Brunswick, NJ Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(732) 898-0549 83 Morris Street, Suite 2
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Free ConsultationBusiness and IP
Washington University School of Law
I have practiced business law for two decades, and have significant experience in counseling companies from their start-up phase through a sale. My experience includes negotiating strategic transactions and advising on day to day business issues. I have significant experience in technology transactions, from SaaS to Agile development and traditional software licensing.
John Blasi
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Exceptional Counsel & Legal Representation for Your Business Law Matters!

I am an aggressive and skilled business law attorney. I am dedicated to assisting clients in defining, planning and meeting their business law needs. Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Robert W. Smith
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New Jersey Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience

Robert W. Smith represents clients in all aspects of employment law and litigation. Mr. Smith has successfully litigated cases on behalf of employees involving claims of sexual harassment, disability discrimination,... Read More »
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Randall Philip Brett
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Princeton, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(609) 799-0528 214 Carnegie Center
Suite 100
Princeton, NJ 08540
Business, Criminal and Employment
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Randall Brett is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York and before the Federal District Court in New Jersey. His practice areas include employment law, business formation, corporate governance, negotiation of commercial agreements, mediation, and civil and criminal litigation. Known for his problem solving abilities, Mr. Brett has litigated complex commercial matters, successfully defended individuals in court and has represented clients in a wide variety of business negotiations. He has achieved significant recoveries for clients who have been wrongfully terminated or suffered from discriminatory treatment. Mr. Brett received his Juris Doctor...
Michael J. Paleudis
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Princeton, NJ Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(609) 480-3080 100 Canal Pointe Boulevard
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Princeton, NJ 08540
Business, Cannabis Law and Real Estate
The George Washington University Law School
Mr. Paleudis represents businesses that traffic in alcoholic beverages. His practice focuses on liquor licensing and commercial leasing. His clients consist largely of bars, restaurants, grocery stores, craft breweries and other craft manufacturers. Mr. Paleudis practices law in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Lewis Lefkowitz
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East Brunswick, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(732) 201-3902 4 Auer Court
Suite G
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Business and Real Estate
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Highly skilled attorney with a broad range and depth of experience in all types of business transactions. Recent emphasis on real estate sales and office leasing, but also experienced in negotiating and preparing all types of business contracts including service agreements, supply contracts and professional service agreements. Efficiently handled a number of mergers and acquisitions of small to mid-sized companies or divisions. Areas of Concentration: Real estate, contracts, and business transactions.
Rina Traub
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East Brunswick, NJ Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(609) 951-2204 197 Route 18 S
#3000
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Fordham University School of Law
Alexander J Kemeny
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East Brunswick, NJ Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(732) 853-1725 7-G Auer Court
Williamsburg Commons
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Business, Appeals, Personal Injury and Probate
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Alex Kemeny represents clients in both state and federal courts and has significant trial experience. He has served as trial counsel for businesses, non-profits, attorneys, and other individuals. He has successfully represented clients in various business disputes, guardianship actions, trust and estates disputes, and personal injury cases.

Since 2010, Mr. Kemeny has taught the Appellate Advocacy: International Moot Court course at the Rutgers School of Law. His students have gone on to work at large firms and obtain prestigious state and federal clerkships. He has also lectured outside of the law school about techniques of effective advocacy.

Mr. Kemeny earned his juris...
Mark Casazza
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East Brunswick, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(866) 567-0135 197 State Route 18 South Suite 3000
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Business, Criminal, Employment and Personal Injury
In 2011 and 2012, Attorney Mark F. Casazza has been named a Rising Star in New Jersey Monthly Magazine, placing him in a select group of New Jersey lawyers under the age of 40. Rising Stars are nominated for the honor by Super Lawyers Magazine, the top 2.5% of the lawyers in New Jersey. In addition, Mr. Casazza has also been named as one of the Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association, recognizing him as one the top 40 trial lawyers in New Jersey under the age of 40.

Mr. Casazza began his career with the firm...
Robert Colby
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New Brunswick, NJ Business Law Attorney
(732) 609-3915 73 Church Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Employment and Landlord Tenant
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
My area of practice is helping entrepreneurs and established small businesses in New Jersey to prosper and grow. I have represented many types of businesses, from the college partnership to the thriving manufacturer, in everything from contract drafting to commercial litigation to employee handbooks. As a small business owner myself, I understand the personal connection a business owner has to the business. I also represent both landlords and tenants in residential tenancy matters. Our firm strongly believes every client should know their attorney on a personal level. To that end, let me tell you a little more about me. I was...
Paul Maselli
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Princeton, NJ Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(800) 891-2657 600 Alexander Road
Suite 3-4A
Princeton, NJ 08540
Business, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Legal Malpractice
Rutgers University - Camden
Ryan P. Blaney
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Princeton, NJ Business Law Lawyer
(609) 919-6620 502 Carnegie Center
Princeton, NJ 08540
Business
University of Notre Dame Law School
Gregory Drews
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New Brunswick, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(732) 828-1300 96 Paterson St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Business, Insurance Claims, Insurance Defense and Landlord Tenant
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Raymond A. Grimes
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New Jersey Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience

Rutgers School of Law-Camden and The George Washington University Law SchoolNew Jersey and Pennsylvania
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Gerald Muller
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Princeton, NJ Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(609) 921-6077 One Palmer Square, Ste. 540 -
Princeton, NJ 08542
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Allen Porter
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Princeton, NJ Business Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(609) 921-6077 One Palmer Square, Ste. 540 -
Princeton, NJ 08542
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Corryn Lynn Kronnagel
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Princeton, NJ Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(609) 452-8411 600 Alexander Rd.
Suite 3-4A
Princeton, NJ 08540
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Collections
Robert J. Levin
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Princeton, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(732) 289-1269 201 Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08543
Business, Employment and IP
Theodore Sliwinski
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East Brunswick, NJ Business Law Lawyer
45 River Rd
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Business, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Robert Rubinstein
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(609) 392-7600 1675 Whitehorse Mercerville Road
Suite 106
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Free ConsultationHamilton, NJ Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
Business, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
I am certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney. My practice focuses on personal injury, business law and litigation, and municipal court defense. I fight hard for my clients, and have won important appellate victories against major corporations such as Trump Casino and Disney. I was the Chief Municipal Prosecutor for Lawrence Township from 2001 to 2005. I am the author of two Thompson West NJ Practice Series books-Motor Vehicle Law and Practice Forms and New Jersey Personal Injury Law, a senior instructor for Garden State CLE, and I served on the...
Alla V. Londres Esq.
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Metuchen, NJ Business Law Attorney
(732) 548-1214 406 Main Street, Suite 11
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Business and Immigration
Touro College
Alla V. Londres Esq. is the founder of Law Offices of Alla V. Londres L.L.C. After graduating with honors from State T. G. Shevchenko University, Kiev, Ukraine, Mrs. Londres received her Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Central Islip, NY. Mrs. Londres is admitted to practice law in the courts of the States of New Jersey and New York. Mrs. Londres’ practice focuses in all areas of U.S. Immigration Law with emphasis in Business Immigration, Asylum and Removal Defense. All of the following experiences provided Mrs. Londres a strong understanding of the...
Jaclyn Healey
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Metuchen, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(732) 548-5400 441 Main St.
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Ramapo College
Jaclyn Healey earned her Bachelors degree at Ramapo College in just two and a half years before moving on to Law School. While at Ramapo she served as an officer for many organizations on campus and competed in Moot Court. Mrs. Healey earned her J.D. from Rutgers Law School where she also received her Certification in Corporate and Business Law. Mrs. Healey is a member Phi Delta Phi, she served as Vice-Magister during her time at Rutgers. She also served in the Rutgers Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic where she helped to represent incapacitated persons in guardianship matters, and acted...
Vladimir Tsirkin
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South Amboy, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(732) 525-2200 104 N. Broadway Suite A
South Amboy, NJ 08879
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and IP
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
I am registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and admitted to the State Bars of New York and New Jersey. I also am admitted to U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and District of New Jersey. I have a Juris Doctor degree (JD) from Rutgers University School of Law, and a combined degree of Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Naval Engineering Institute. Prior to forming my own firm, I worked for global financial companies Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, and served as a...
Leonard R. Boyer
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(973) 798-6131 197 State Route 18 South
Suite 3000
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Free ConsultationEast Brunswick, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
New York Law School
Although my firm practices in several different fields of law, my expertise is primarily in Mortgage Foreclosure Defense,Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy, and Mortgage loan modification. In terms of divorce law, I have a unique prospective from both my personal and professional experience that few other attorneys can match. To me, each case is personal, each client is a person, never just a file number.
Monica Yates, Esq.
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Somerville, NJ Business Law Attorney
(908) 526-0707 77 N Bridge St
Somerville, NJ 08876
Business, Municipal and Real Estate
New York Law School
Monica D. Yates is an experienced real estate attorney whose practice focuses in the areas of Residential and Commercial transactions
John Bracaglia Jr
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Somerville, NJ Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(908) 526-0707 77 N Bridge St
Somerville, NJ 08876
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Seton Hall University
Kevin Andrew Pollock
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Lawrenceville, NJ Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(609) 818-1555 100 Federal City Road
Building C, Suite 104
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
New York University School of Law and Tulane University School of Law
Kevin A. Pollock is the managing member of The Pollock Firm LLC, a boutique law firm that focuses on Wills, Trusts & Estates. The Pollock Firm LLC has offices near Princeton, New Jersey and Boca Raton, Florida.

As head of the firm's estate planning department, Kevin has broad experience helping clients with business succession planning, special needs trusts, tax planning, asset protection planning, probate minimization strategies, and charitable giving.

Kevin graduated from Rutgers College, with a B.A. in History and a minor in Japanese. He was the recipient of the Henry Rutgers Research Scholarship and a member...
Changi Wu
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Edison, NJ Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(848) 219-0909 33 Wood Avenue South
Suite 600
Edison, NJ 08830
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Patent application and prosecution, trademark application, patent licensing, corporation formation, copyright registration, NDA, Infringement defense, and Estate Planning. I was graduated from Rutgers School of Law with the award of American Bar Association/BNA Excellence Award in Intellectual Property. My practice is to safeguard your intellectual property rights. I have assisted many startups and solo inventors to prepare patent and trademark applications. Moreover, some of the clients have obtained licensing opportunity since then.
Warren Levy
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Edison, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(732) 253-7630 340 Route 1 North
Department of NJ Family Law & Divorce
Edison, NJ 08817
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Tax
Temple University
Attorney Warren D. Levy is one of the original key founders of the law firm and is the head attorney behind the Law Offices of Kasuri & Levy, LLC. With over 20 years of experience in various fields, primarily in Divorce & Family Law: (Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence, Domestic Partnerships, Collaborative Law, Protection Orders, Restraining Orders, Men/Father Rights, Female/Mother Rights, International Divorce, Invalid Marriages, Fraudulent Marriages, Legal Separation, Non-Paternal Custody, Adoption, Paternity, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Post-Nuptial Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, Name Change, Jewish Gets (religious divorce), Annulments, IVF Donor & Surrogacy Agreements, Family Law Mediation, Parenting Plan Agreements,...
Edward A. Halpern
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Somerville, NJ Business Law Attorney
(908) 526-0707 77 N Bridge St
Somerville, NJ 08876
Business, Construction, Environmental and Municipal
Rutgers Law School
George Benaur
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Princeton, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(609) 216-6105 170 Christopher Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and International
Yeshiva University
George Benaur, the founder and owner of the firm, was born and raised in Moscow, Russia (former Soviet Union) and then immigrated to the United States in 1988. He received his B.A. in English from Lafayette College in 1999, professional degree in acting from the London Academy of Music and Drama in 2000, and his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2004. George has been selected to New Jersey and New York Super Lawyers®.

Mr. Benaur specializes in serving as general counsel for international businesses, and in domestic and international business litigations. He is a recognized trial...
Douglas Tabachnik
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Freehold, NJ Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(732) 780-2760 63 W Main St
Freehold, NJ 07728
Business, Bankruptcy and Collections
Syracuse University College of Law
Commercial and business Bankruptcy Attorney, certified by the American Board of Certification in business bankruptcy law. AV rated by Martindale Hubell every year since 2000; selected every year since 2007 by the publishers of the Super Lawyers list for New Jersey.
Robert W. Smith
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(732) 935-7246 101 Crawfords Corner Rd
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Holmdel, NJ 07733
Holmdel, NJ Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
Business, Civil Rights and Employment
University of Michigan Law School and Seton Hall University School of Law
Robert W. Smith represents clients in all aspects of employment law and litigation. Mr. Smith has successfully litigated cases on behalf of employees involving claims of sexual harassment, disability discrimination, FMLA, New Jersey Family Leave Act, race discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, hostile work environment and whistle blower laws. Mr. Smith also represents corporate clients in areas of human resource administration and personnel issues. Corporate representation includes, disciplines, leave of absence, disability issues, harassment, creation/monitoring of HR policies/procedures, employee training, workplace investigations, drafting/negotiating severance agreements, employee contracts, non-compete and restrictive covenants. Prosecuting and/or defending litigation involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets,...
Fredrick P. Niemann
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Freehold, NJ Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(855) 376-5291 3499 Route 9 North Suite 1F
Freehold, NJ 07728
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Fredrick P. Niemann offers his clients nearly 30 years of accomplished practice in the law. He is a former member of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Guardianship and Conservatorship Committee of NAELA, Monmouth County Probate and Estate Committee and the Monmouth County Chancery Practice Committee. Mr. Niemann has served as an approved civil mediator by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and mediates contested business and civil cases filed in the Superior Courts throughout the State of New Jersey. In addition, Mr. Niemann was accredited by the US Veteran’s...
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