Edison, New Jersey Business Lawyers

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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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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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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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,...
Jarred S. Freeman
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Edison, NJ Business Law Lawyer
(732) 494-7900 3840 Park Avenue
Suite 202A
Edison, NJ 08820
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Eric Chung
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Edison, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(732) 317-3533 100 Plainfield Avenue, Suite 3D
Edison, NJ 08817-6701
Business, IP, Landlord Tenant and Trademarks
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Edison, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(908) 654-5000 10 Cardinal Ave
Edison, NJ 08820
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Edison, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(732) 917-7465 1870 Route 27 – Suite 202
Edison, NJ 08817
Business, Family, Municipal and Real Estate
Edison, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(732) 287-0080 27 Thomas A. Edison Blvd
Edison, NJ 08817
Business and Immigration
Edison, NJ Business Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(732) 548-0200 32 S Main St
Edison, NJ 08837
Business and Estate Planning
Edison, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(732) 906-1500 1862 Oak Tree Rd
Edison, NJ 08820
Business, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
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...
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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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.
Mr. Richard Albert Luthmann Jr.
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Iselin, NJ Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(732) 479-1097 33 Wood Avenue South
Suite 600
Iselin, NJ 08830
Business, Elder, Securities and Tax
University of Miami School of Law and New York Law School
Charles D. Whelan III
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New Brunswick, NJ Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(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
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...
Kathleen M. Connelly
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business and Employment
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Kathleen Connelly concentrates her practice in Employment Law. She has more than 25 years of experience representing employers and individual members of management in both the private and public sectors in preventative counseling, litigation defense and dispute resolution, workplace investigations, employee handbooks, policies and training.
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
Gary F. Danis
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Environmental and Real Estate
Seton Hall University School of Law
Gary F. Danis concentrates his practice in the area of environmental and regulatory law. His area of practice includes compliance counseling and auditing involving all environmental media; compliance with the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act ("ISRA") and the Site Remediation Reform Act (“SRRA”); negotiation of environmental permits and consent orders with federal and state agencies; defense of penalties and fines for environmental and OSHA violations and representation of Potentially Responsible Parties in CERCLA actions; environmental due diligence for business and real estate acquisitions and mergers; contract drafting and negotiation for real estate transfers, environmental remediation and construction projects; and...
James D. DeRose
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Consumer and Products Liability
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
James D. DeRose concentrates his practice in the areas of automotive law, product liability, warranty law, lemon law, and regulatory matters relating to the automotive industry. He has served as counsel to numerous automotive importers and distributors, including companies engaged in automobile, truck, motorcycle, and tractor manufacturing and distribution. He also represents machine, tool, and electronics manufacturers and distributors as well as numerous insurers.
Carl Peer
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(908) 789-7337 126 Park St.
P.O. Box 10
Westfield, NJ 07091-0010
Business, Personal Injury, Probate and Workers' Comp
Seton Hall University School of Law
Carl Louis Peer is an experienced civil trial lawyer who was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1986. He has earned the distinction of being Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney. He has a diverse civil practice. He accepts civil cases including business disputes, personal injury, probate and Workers Compensation. He also accepts a limited and selective number of divorce and family matters. In addition he has the pleasure of representing several businesses in various sectors of the economy including software licensing and technology consulting.
Geoffrey George Gussis
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New Brunswick, NJ Business Law Attorney with 20 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.
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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Jonathan Rudnick
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New Jersey Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience

Pace Law SchoolNew Jersey and New York
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John J. DeLaney Jr.
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Employment, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Syracuse University
John J. DeLaney, Jr. concentrates his practice on land use, litigation and business advisory groups. He also concentrates in the areas of employment law, real estate, commercial law, condominium law, and environmental law. In the land use and litigation areas, he has extensive experience at the Administrative Board and the Trial and Appellate Courts, and has participated in many larger cases.

He has served and continues to serve as corporate counsel for numerous condominium associations and mid-sized corporations. He has lectured before numerous civic organizations, professional organizations and public bodies on workplace issues and has also lectured about bio-medical ethics based...
Robert W. Anderson
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Communications, IP and Securities
Fordham University School of Law
Robert W. Anderson’s practice emphasizes the particular needs of fast growing, entrepreneurial companies. He has extensive experience in representing business clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property matters, cybersecurity, securities law matters, internet law matters, and start up companies and business formations and operation.

Bob represents companies and investors involved in technology, manufacturing, health care, Internet, education, and other industries. He also serves as President of The Parlex Group, an international network of mid-sized law firms in Europe, Israel and Asia, which work together to handle cross-border transactions around the world.
Ryan Gilbert
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East Brunswick, NJ Business Law Attorney with 19 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.
Donald Ross Jr
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Employment and Health Care
Washington & Lee University
Donald B. Ross, Jr. has spent more than 39 years in the practice of law. He concentrates his practice in the area of banking and labor relations.

He has a national reputation as a labor relations expert and is a respected negotiator who has lectured on employment and labor relations issues at seminars throughout the United States before such groups as the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, the New Jersey Municipal Finance Officers Association and the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association. He has developed a concentration in the critical areas of police...
Jay Lavroff
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Construction, Insurance Defense and Products Liability
Seton Hall University School of Law
Jay Lavroff concentrates his practice in litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of insurance coverage, construction and professional liability claims, and contract disputes. Insurance coverage issues that Jay has litigated range from interpretation of provisions in motor vehicle policies to the availability of coverage for the remediation of contamination of soil, air and water, costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
Jason Spencer Grauch
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(908) 301-6859 966 St Marks Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Tulane University Law School
Jason is an experienced intellectual property lawyer living in Westfield, NJ. He has handled intellectual property matters for various clients in both corporate counsel settings and as a private practitioner including: -- negotiating and drafting various contracts and license agreements; -- counseling clients about portfolio value and coverage; -- drafting various opinions concerning product clearance, patentability, invalidity and infringement; -- preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications; -- representing plaintiffs and defendants in litigation and arbitration. Prior to law school, Jason taught physical science and physics to 11th and 12th grade students for the...
John Schmidt Jr
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Employment and Insurance Defense
Seton Hall University School of Law
John Schmidt, Jr. concentrates his practiced in the areas of employment litigation (including whistleblower claims, discrimination, breach of contract, wrongful discharge, and violation of restrictive covenant matters), traditional labor matters, and general corporate and commercial litigation.
Eric Barry Levine
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Seton Hall University School of Law
Eric Levine concentrates his practice in general and commercial litigation. His trial and dispute resolution experience encompasses a wide variety of matters, including cybersecurity & data privacy, insurance defense and coverage, contract matters and construction litigation matters.

Eric is a graduate of the Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court. Following law school, he served a one-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Harry A. Margolis, P.J.S.C., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division - General Equity Part. He is also a former Notes and Comments Editor of The Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal. He is a frequently appointed by...
Stacey Edelbaum Boretz
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business and Employment
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Stacey Edelbaum Boretz, concentrates her practice in Employment Law and Commercial Litigation. She is a seasoned litigator with over 27 years of experience in New York and New Jersey courts, as well as the Appellate Courts of both States in addition to the Federal Courts of Appeals.
Andy Winchell
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Berkeley Heights, NJ Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(973) 457-4710 100 Connell Drive
Suite 2300
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Consumer
University of Southern California
The Law Offices of Andy Winchell, P.C., is a law firm in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, that handles many types of financial issues for both individuals and businesses. We focus our practice on means to help your financial situation through bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, mortgage loan modification, actions against debt collectors and insolvency issues for consumer and commercial clients. We take a personalized approach to every client who contacts our office. We understand there are various types of problems and situations, and each one calls for a different, specialized strategy based on the particular circumstances. It is our goal to...
Greg Keith Vitali
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business and Construction
Seton Hall University School of Law
Greg K. Vitali concentrates his practice in litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of Construction and general commercial law. Greg has many years experience representing contractors in NJ filing and foreclosing on construction liens.
Robert S. Burney
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Health Care and Real Estate
Seton Hall University School of Law
Robert Burney concentrates his practice in business and financial transactions, commercial real estate, and health care law and represents clients in the purchase and sale of businesses and business assets, the formation of business entities, and the debt and equity financing of businesses. Rob represents banks, insurance companies, and business clients in secured credit transactions, including residential and commercial construction, real estate financing, commercial credit facilities, maritime lending, and tax-exempt bond financing.
Edward J. Frisch
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Construction and Insurance Defense
Seton Hall University School of Law
Edward Frisch has represented major surety companies in claims resolution, and contractor default situations requiring completion of bonded projects. He also has experience in alternate dispute resolution procedures and techniques and his practice has expanded into general commercial litigation on behalf of corporate clients. In addition, Ed has represented a number of insurance companies in successfully defending major builders risk, property loss claims, and first party bad faith claims. Recently, he was the lead defense counsel in what is believed to be the largest indoor air quality (IAQ) lawsuit filed in New Jersey. This complex multi-party litigation was resolved...
Jason Pressman
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Clark, NJ Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(732) 388-2121 1435 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ 07066
Business, Landlord Tenant, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
Fordham University
Fast representation to solve your legal problem.
John Blasi
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
In the course of providing legal services to clients, John often assists them in defining, planning, and meeting their personal and business needs in areas including individual and corporate tax planning, business transactions, estate planning and probate administration, and employee benefits. In addition, he provides legal representation to charitable nonprofit corporations, including private foundations and hospitals.
Monica Vir
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Health Care, Real Estate and Tax
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Monica Vir concentrates her practice in business transactions, financing transactions, commercial real estate, non profit, and health care law.
Nicole Maguire
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Appeals and Tax
Pace Law School
Nicole Maguire concentrates her practice in the area of litigation.

Nicole earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Pace University School of Law, White Plains, NY, where she was on the Real Estate Legal Case Study Project and was an active member of the Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Society. Before joining Lindabury, Nicole was a Judicial Law Clerk with the Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County, Family Division. During her clerkship Nicole drafted bench memoranda, opinions, and judicial orders. Nicole also coordinated mediation sessions and settlement conferences between adverse parties in the Union County Special Civil Part.

Throughout her early...
David R. Pierce
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Environmental and Real Estate
Syracuse University College of Law
David R. Pierce concentrates his practice on environmental and land use.
Shaun I. Blick
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Somerset, NJ Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(848) 222-3500 220 Davidson Avenue, Suite 300
Somerset, NJ 08533
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
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...
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Need legal help with a business law matter?

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